"To the Smash Brothers team, whatever character you want, we love them all. They’re all our babies, you can have any single one of them. We have 31 to choose from."
PLAY TO EARN
Your wins in Quick Play, Competitive Play, or Arcade will earn you a new player icon, new sprays, and a new Legendary skin: Brick Bastion!
- Win three games: two new player icons
- Win six games: two new sprays
- Win nine games: new Legendary skin – Brick Bastion
WATCH TO EARN
Watch participating Twitch streamers to unlock even more Bastion cosmetics through 1 October AEST/NZST!
- Watch two hours: one new spray
- Watch four hours: two new player icons
- Watch six hours: two new player icons and two new sprays
Peek inside the mind of an eccentric astrophysicist who hopes to unlock the secrets of the universe, unaware he’s been turning into a living weapon: Introducing Sigma.Watch his origin video embedded below.
Havana is a new Escort map set in the region where one of the infamous members of Talon’s council, Maximilien, operated. For a time, this shadowy organisation plagued the local populace with its corruption and crime. Eventually, an Overwatch Strike team was deployed to extract Maximilien with the purpose of gaining intel on a mysterious Talon counterpart, Doomfist.
Within Workshop, players can create a Script to add Rules and unique play Conditions on top of the established Overwatch game modes they already know and love. Rules can do many things, like change how a hero's movement and abilities work, modify how players are damaged or healed, or even display text under certain circumstances. Games created by Workshop will live on the Custom Game Browser.How much these tools will open up and how deep your creative freedom can go will remain to be seen, but for now you can get cracking on making some of your own content within the game. More details of which can be found by clicking here.
- Create your own scripts for customised game modes in Overwatch
- Share/link out to your own game mode without navigating through menus in game
- Debug issues with scripts using the Workshop Inspector
- Workshop will be available on both console and PC
Workshop is now available on the Public Test Realm (PTR) on PC. To access Workshop and start creating a script, while in game, click Play > Game Browser> Create > Settings > Workshop.
The Overwatch team is offering two new game modes created through Workshop to give players an idea of what’s possible:
- Molten Floor: Stay off the floor, it’s deadly lava.
- Mirrored Deathmatch (FFA): Players wage deathmatch as the same mirrored hero, rotating heroes every minute, the player with the most kills wins.
Baptiste’s three-round-burst Biotic Launcher rewards accuracy and recoil control with significant damage output. It also doubles as a healing device, lobbing projectiles that heal allies near the point of impact.
Baptiste activates an intense regenerative burst that heals himself and nearby allies over time.
Baptiste uses a device to create a field that prevents allies from dying. The generator can be destroyed.
Amplification Matrix (Ultimate)
Baptiste creates a matrix that doubles the damage and healing effects of friendly projectiles that pass through it.
Exo Boots (Passive)
By first crouching, Baptiste can jump higher.
New to Overwatch League’s 2019 season is the introduction of Homestand Weekend events. Three teams – the Dallas Fuel, Atlanta Reign and Los Angeles Valiant – will host regular season matches in their respective territories, giving more fans their first taste of live professional Overwatch before all teams move into their home venues in the future. Tickets for Homestand Weekend events will be put on sale by the individual teams at a later date.Check out the full schedule and ticket purchase options here, or click here to download it.
The 2019 season will also have a revamped playoff structure and end-of-season format. For the 2019 season, the league’s top six teams will automatically qualify for the postseason, with the Atlantic and Pacific Division winners receiving top seeds. Two final playoff spots will be decided via a play-in tournament in August. The tournament will feature teams that finished seventh through twelfth in the overall standings, with the top two teams from this tournament advancing to the postseason. This play-in tournament will replace the Stage Finals at the end of the league’s fourth and final stage.
The prize pool will be increasing from $3.5 million USD to $5 million USD in 2019. Details on prizing, and the map pool for Stage 1, are available now on OverwatchLeague.com. Specific dates, formats and other information for the All-Star event, playoffs and Grand Finals will be unveiled next year.
All matches will be broadcast on OverwatchLeague.com, Twitch, and MLG. Select matches will be broadcast in North America on the ESPN / ABC / Disney XD family of networks. The complete regular-season linear broadcast schedule will be announced shortly.
"The team are some of the most brilliant and creative people I’ve ever gotten to work with,” Jeff concludes. “It’s very humbling for me to be around them. I often have that moment of Imposter Syndrome, where I’m thinking ‘these people are so much smarter than I am.’ They’re very creative and they’re very ambitious in what they want to do. And their plans for what Overwatch are, well, they have a very big dream of where they want the game to go.The full interview feature also covers the larger improvements over the game's surprisingly short period out in the wild, given its popularity, and wholly looks at where it sits now, versus where it once was.
“Unfortunately, our players can’t quite see the steps that it takes to get there, but they’re driving towards some very big ideas. On the immediate front they’re going to get more content [such as] new maps and new heroes. But there are some very big dreams in front of us that the team is working toward. I have faith that when we’re finally in the position to announce some of the bigger things that we’re working on – the community will kind of respond with ‘Oh yeah, it had to have been that. That makes sense’. The team has ambitious plans for Overwatch and the community will be pleased when we can finally talk more about them.”
Ashe quickly fires her rifle from the hip or uses her weapon’s aim-down sights to line up a high damage shot. She blasts enemies by throwing dynamite, and her coach gun packs enough punch to put some distance between her and her foes. And Ashe is not alone, as she can call on her omnic ally B.O.B., to join the fray when the need arises.Watch her origin story embedded below and a gameplay reveal video below that, followed by a couple of screens.
- Ashe's semi-automatic rifle fires quick shots, or she can use her aim-down sights for a more damaging, precise shot.
- The Viper
Dynamite - Ashe throws an explosive that detonates after a short delay or immediately when shot. The explosion from Dynamite also lights enemies on fire, dealing damage over time.
Coach Gun - Ashe blasts enemies in front of her, knocking them away and propelling herself backward for added mobility.
B.O.B. - Ashe summons her trusted omnic sidekick, B.O.B., who charges forward and knocks enemies into the air, then lays down suppressing fire with his arm cannons.