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Overwatch
Created by Blizzard Entertainment
PS4, XBOXONE, and PC
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Release Date - May 24th, 2016
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Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer shooter with objective based modes which pits two teams of 6 players against each other. The game is designed around several classes where each character has unique abilities, with a cartoon art style similar to that found in Team Fortress 2 or in Pixar Animation movies.

Official Cinematic Trailer -

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Official Gameplay Trailer -

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Backstory -

Welcome to Overwatch™ Soldiers. Scientists. Adventurers. Oddities. In a time of global crisis, an international task force of heroes banded together to restore peace to a war-torn world: OVERWATCH.

It ended the crisis and helped to maintain peace in the decades that followed, inspiring an era of exploration, innovation, and discovery. But after many years, Overwatch's influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded. Overwatch is gone… but the world still needs heroes.

Current Heroes -
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Overwatch features a wide array of unique heroes, ranging from a time-jumping adventurer, to an armored, rocket-hammer-wielding warrior, to a transcendent robot monk. Every hero plays differently, and mastering their abilities is the key to unlocking their potential. No two heroes are the same. Whether you're engaging in combat on the front line, providing defensive cover with your energy shield, or supporting your allies by amplifying their damage, every hero's abilities are designed to be effective as part of a team. Learning to utilize your abilities in concert with your teammates' is the key to victory.

Offense -
Icon-sombra.png - Sombra
Sombra Gameplay Preview -
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  • Real Name: ░░░░░░, Age: 30
  • Occupation: Hacker
  • Base of Operations: Dorado, Mexico
  • Affiliation: Talon, Los Muertos (formerly)
Abilities:
Machine Pistol - Sombra’s fully-automatic machine pistol fires in a short-range spread.
Hack - Sombra hacks enemies to temporarily stop them from using their abilities, or hacks first aid kits to make them useless to her opponents.
Thermoptic Camo - Sombra becomes invisible for a short period of time, during which her speed is boosted considerably. Attacking, using offensive abilities, or taking damage disables her camouflage.
Translocator - Sombra tosses out a translocator beacon. She can instantly return to the beacon’s location while it is active (including when it’s in mid-flight).
ULTIMATE ABILITY: EMP - Sombra discharges electromagnetic energy in a wide radius, destroying enemy barriers and shields and hacking all opponents caught in the blast.

Icon-genji.png - Genji
Genji Gameplay Preview -
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  • REAL NAME: GENJI SHIMADA, AGE: 35
  • OCCUPATION: ADVENTURER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: SHAMBALI MONASTERY, NEPAL
  • AFFILIATION: SHIMADA CLAN (FORMERLY), OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Shuriken - Genji looses three deadly throwing stars in quick succession. Alternatively, he can throw three shuriken in a wider spread.
Deflect - With lightning-quick swipes of his sword, Genji reflects an oncoming projectile and sends it rebounding towards his opponent.
Swift Strike - Genji darts forward, slashing with his katana and passing through foes in his path. If Genji eliminates a target, he can instantly use this ability again.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: DRAGONBLADE - Genji brandishes his katana for a brief period of time. Until he sheathes his sword, Genji can deliver killing strikes to any targets within his reach.

100px-Icon-Soldier76.png - Soldier: 76
Soldier: 76 Gameplay Preview -
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  • REAL NAME: UNKNOWN, AGE: UNKNOWN
  • OCCUPATION: VIGILANTE
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: UNKNOWN
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Heavy Pulse Rifle - Soldier: 76’s rifle remains particularly steady while unloading fully-automatic pulse fire.
Helix Rockets - Tiny rockets spiral out of Soldier: 76’s Pulse Rifle in a single burst. The rockets’ explosion damages enemies in a small radius.
Sprint - Whether he needs to evade a firefight or get back into one, Soldier: 76 can rush ahead in a burst of speed. His sprint ends if he takes an action other than charging forward.
Biotic Field - Soldier: 76 plants a biotic emitter on the ground. Its energy projection restores health to 76 and any of his squadmates within the field.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: TACTICAL VISOR - Soldier: 76’s pinpoint targeting visor “locks” his aim on the threat closest to his crosshairs. If an enemy leaves his line of sight, Soldier: 76 can quickly switch to another target.

100px-Icon-mccree.png - McCree
McCree Gameplay Preview -
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  • REAL NAME: JESSE MCCREE, AGE: 37
  • OCCUPATION: BOUNTY HUNTER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, USA
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Peacekeeper - McCree fires off a round from his trusty six-shooter. He can fan the Peacekeeper’s hammer to swiftly unload the entire chamber.
Combat Roll - McCree dives in the direction he’s moving, effortlessly reloading his Peacekeeper in the process.
Flashbang - McCree heaves a blinding grenade that explodes shortly after it leaves his hand. The blast staggers enemies in a small radius.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: DEADEYE - Focus. Mark. Draw. McCree takes a few precious moments to aim; when he’s ready to fire, he shoots every enemy in his line of sight. The weaker his targets are, the faster he’ll line up a killshot.

Icon-reaper.png - Reaper
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  • REAL NAME: UNKNOWN, AGE: UNKNOWN
  • OCCUPATION: MERCENARY
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: UNKNOWN
  • AFFILIATION: UNKNOWN
Abilities:
Hellfire Shotguns - Reaper tears enemies apart with twin shotguns.
Wraithfire Form - Reaper becomes a shadow for a short period of time. While in this form, he takes no damage and is able to pass through enemies, but cannot fire his weapons or use other abilities.
Shadow Step - After marking a destination, Reaper disappears and reappears at that location.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: DEATH BLOSSOM - In a blur of motion, Reaper empties both hellfire shotguns at breakneck speed, dealing massive damage to all nearby enemies.

Icon-tracer.png - Tracer
Tracer Gameplay Preview -
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  • REAL NAME: LENA OXTON, AGE: 26
  • OCCUPATION: ADVENTURER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: LONDON, ENGLAND
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Pulse Pistols - Tracer rapid-fires both of her pistols.
Blink - Tracer zips horizontally through space in the direction she’s moving, and reappears several yards away. She stores up to three charges of the blink ability and generates more every few seconds.
Recall - Tracer bounds backward in time, returning her health, ammo and position on the map to precisely where they were a few seconds before.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: PULSE BOMB - Tracer lobs a large bomb that adheres to any surface or unfortunate opponent it lands on. After a brief delay, the bomb explodes, dealing high damage to all enemies within its blast radius.

Icon-pharah.png - Pharah
Pharah Gameplay Preview -
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  • REAL NAME: FAREEHA AMARI, AGE: 32
  • OCCUPATION: SECURITY CHIEF
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: GIZA, EGYPT
  • AFFILIATION: HELIX SECURITY INTERNATIONAL
Abilities:
Rocket Launcher - Pharah’s primary weapon launches rockets that deal significant damage in a wide blast radius.
Jump Jet - Propelled by her suit’s thrusters, Pharah soars high into the air.
Concussive Blast - Pharah looses a wrist rocket that knocks back any enemies it strikes and deals immense damage to shields and barriers.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: BARRAGE - Pharah directs a continuous salvo of mini-rockets to destroy groups of enemies.
Defense -
Icon-mei.png - Mei
Mei Gameplay Preview -
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  • REAL NAME: MEI-LING ZHOU, AGE: 31
  • OCCUPATION: CLIMATOLOGIST, ADVENTURER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: XI’AN, CHINA (FORMERLY)
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Endothermic Blaster - Mei’s blaster unleashes a concentrated, short-range stream of frost that damages, slows, and ultimately freezes enemies in place. Mei can also use her blaster to shoot icicle-like projectiles at medium range.
Cryo Freeze - Mei instantly surrounds herself with a block of thick ice. She heals and ignores damage while encased, but cannot move or use abilities.
Ice Wall - Mei generates an enormous ice wall that obstructs lines of sight, stops movement, and blocks attacks.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: BLIZZARD - Mei deploys a weather-modification drone that emits gusts of wind and snow in a wide area. Enemies caught in the blizzard are slowed and take damage; those who linger too long are frozen solid.

Icon-hanzo.png - Hanzo
Hanzo Gameplay Preview -
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  • REAL NAME: HANZO SHIMADA, AGE: 38
  • OCCUPATION: MERCENARY, ASSASSIN
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: HANAMURA, JAPAN (FORMERLY)
  • AFFILIATION: SHIMADA CLAN
Abilities:
Storm Bow - Hanzo nocks and fires an arrow at his target.
Sonic Aarow - Hanzo launches an arrow that contains a sonar tracking device. Any enemy within its detection radius is visibly marked, making them easier for Hanzo and his allies to hunt down.
Scatter Aarow - Hanzo shoots a fragmenting arrow that ricochets off walls and objects and can strike multiple targets at once.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: DRAGON STRIKE - Hanzo summons a Spirit Dragon which travels through the air in a line. It passes through walls in its way, devouring any enemies it encounters.

Icon-Junkrat.png - Junkrat
Junkrat Gameplay Preview -
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  • REAL NAME: JAMISON FAWKES, AGE: 25
  • OCCUPATION: ANARCHIST, THIEF, DEMOLITIONIST, MERCENARY, SCAVENGER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: JUNKERTOWN, AUSTRALIA (FORMERLY)
  • AFFILIATION: JUNKERS (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Frag Launcher - Junkrat's Frag Launcher lobs grenades a significant distance. They bounce to reach their destination, and blow up when they strike an enemy.
Concussion Mine - After placing one of his homemade Concussion Mines, Junkrat can trigger it to damage enemies and send them flying... or propel himself through the air.
Steel Trap - Junkrat tosses out a giant, metal-toothed trap. Should an enemy wander too close to the trap, it clamps on, injuring and immobilizing them.
Total Mayhem - Junkrat's deranged sense of humor persists past his death. If killed, he drops several live grenades.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: RIP-TIRE - Junkrat revs up a motorized tire bomb and sends it rolling across the battlefield, climbing over walls and obstacles. He can remotely detonate the RIP-Tire to deal serious damage to enemies caught in the blast, or just wait for it to explode on its own.

Icon-torbjorn.png - Torbjörn
Torbjörn Gameplay Preview -
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  • REAL NAME: TORBJÖRN LINDHOLM, AGE: 57
  • OCCUPATION: WEAPONS DESIGNER
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
  • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
Abilities:
Rivet Gun - Torbjörn fires rivets at long range, or ejects molten metal from his gun in a short, close-range burst.
Forge Hammer - Torbjörn uses his multipurpose hammer to build, upgrade and repair turrets. In a pinch, it can also be swung as a weapon.
Build Turret - Torbjörn constructs an enemy-tracking autocannon. He can use the scrap he collects from dead enemies and allies to repair or upgrade it, increasing its health and adding a second cannon barrel and a rocket launcher.
Armor Pack - Torbjörn deploys an armor upgrade; either he or his allies can pick it up to absorb some damage.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: MOLTEN CORE - After overheating his personal forge, Torbjörn gains a significant amount of armor and scrap. He also attacks (and builds and repairs turrets) far faster than normal.

Icon-widowmaker.png - Widowmaker
Widowmaker Gameplay Preview -
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  • REAL NAME: AMÉLIE LACROIX, AGE: 33
  • OCCUPATION: ASSASSIN
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: ANNECY, FRANCE
  • AFFILIATION: TALON
Abilities:
Widow's Kiss - Widowmaker’s versatile sniper rifle is ideal for scope-aimed shots at distant targets. Should targets close to medium range, the rifle can also be fired in fully-automatic mode.
Grappling Hook - Widowmaker launches a grappling hook towards the location she’s aiming at – when the hook connects with a scalable surface, she’s quickly drawn towards it, allowing her to expand her view of the battlefield and evade or flank targets.
Venom Mine - Widowmaker adheres a swiftly-arming venom mine to nearly any surface. When a target wanders within range of the mine’s motion trigger, it explodes, delivering poison gas to any enemies in the vicinity.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: INFRA-SIGHT - Widowmaker’s recon visor allows her to see the heat signatures of her targets through walls and objects for a moderate amount of time. This enhanced vision is shared with her allies.

Icon-bastion.png - Bastion
Bastion Gameplay Preview -
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  • REAL NAME: SST LABORATORIES SIEGE AUTOMATON E54, “BASTION" , AGE: 30
  • OCCUPATION: BATTLE AUTOMATON
  • BASE OF OPERATIONS: UNKNOWN
  • AFFILIATION: NONE
Abilities:
Configuration: Assault - In Assault mode, Bastion is fully mobile, outfitted with a submachine gun that fires steady bursts of bullets at medium range.
Configuration: Siege - In Siege mode, Bastion is a stationary powerhouse protected by a forward-facing shield and equipped with a gatling gun capable of unleashing a hail of bullets. The gun's aim can be "walked" across multiple targets, dealing devastating damage at short to medium range.
Reconfigure - Bastion transforms between its two primary combat modes to adapt to battlefield conditions.
Self-repair - Bastion restores its health; it cannot move or fire weapons while the repair process is in effect.
ULTIMATE ABILITY: REMOTE MINE - Bastion remotely places a mine that triggers when an enemy arrives within range. The explosion deals substantial damage in its blast radius.
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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    edited April 4
    Current Heroes (continued...) -

    Tank -
    Icon-orisa.png - Orisa
    Orisa Gameplay Preview -
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    • Real Name: Orisa, Age: 1 month
    • Occupation: Guardian Robot
    • Base of Operations: Numbani
    • Affiliation: None
    Abilities:
    Fusion Driver - Orisa’s automatic projectile cannon delivers sustained damage, but slows her movement while she fires it.
    Fortify - Orisa temporarily reduces damage she takes, and cannot be affected by action-impairing effects.
    Halt! - Orisa launches a graviton charge which she can detonate, slowing nearby enemies and pulling them towards the explosion.
    Protective Barrier - Orisa throws out a stationary barrier that can protect her and her allies from enemy fire.
    ULTIMATE ABILITY: SUPERCHARGER - Orisa deploys a device to increase damage inflicted by allies within her line of sight.

    Icon-dva.png - D.Va
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    • REAL NAME: HANA SONG, AGE: 19
    • OCCUPATION: PRO GAMER (FORMERLY), MECH PILOT
    • BASE OF OPERATIONS: BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA
    • AFFILIATION: MOBILE EXO-FORCE OF THE KOREAN ARMY
    Abilities:
    Fusion Cannons - D.Va's mech is equipped with twin short-range rotating cannons. They lay down continuous, high-damage fire without needing to reload, but slow D.Va’s movement while they’re active.
    Light Gun - While outside of her mech, D.Va can continue the fight with a mid-range automatic blaster.
    Boosters - D.Va’s mech launches into the air, her momentum carrying her forward. She can turn and change directions or barrel through her enemies, knocking them back.
    Defense Matrix - D.Va can activate this forward-facing targeting array to shoot incoming projectiles out of the air
    ULTIMATE ABILITY: SELF-DESTRUCT - D.Va ejects from her mech and sets its reactor to explode, dealing massive damage to nearby opponents.
    ULTIMATE ABILITY: CALL MECH - If her armored battle suit is destroyed, D.Va can call down a fresh mech and return to the fray.

    Icon-zarya.png - Zarya
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    • REAL NAME: ALEKSANDRA ZARYANOVA, AGE: 28
    • OCCUPATION: SOLDIER
    • BASE OF OPERATIONS: KRASNOYARSK FRONT, RUSSIA
    • AFFILIATION: RUSSIAN DEFENSE FORCES
    Abilities:
    Particle Cannon - Zarya’s mighty Particle Cannon unleashes a short-range beam of destructive energy. Alternatively, Zarya can lob an explosive charge to strike multiple opponents.
    Particle Barrier - The Particle Cannon can emit a personal barrier that shields Zarya against incoming attacks, redirecting their energy to enhance her weapon’s damage and the width of its beam.
    Projected Barrier - Zarya surrounds one of her teammates with an energy barrier that simultaneously absorbs fire and boosts the power of her Particle Cannon.
    ULTIMATE ABILITY: GRAVITON SURGE - Zarya launches a gravity bomb that draws in enemy combatants and deals damage while they’re trapped.

    Icon-reinhardt.png - Reinhardt
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    • REAL NAME: REINHARDT WILHELM, AGE: 61
    • OCCUPATION: ADVENTURER
    • BASE OF OPERATIONS: STUTTGART, GERMANY
    • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
    Abilities:
    Rocket Hammer - Reinhardt’s Rocket Hammer is an exemplary melee weapon, able to deal punishing damage in a wide arc with every swing.
    Shield - Reinhardt projects a broad, forward-facing energy shield, which can absorb substantial damage before it is destroyed. Though Reinhardt can protect himself and his companions behind the shield, he cannot attack while sustaining it.
    Charge - Reinhardt charges forth in a straight line, grabbing hold of enemies in his path. If he collides with a wall, foes he’s carrying suffer extreme damage.
    Fire Strike - By whipping his Rocket Hammer forward, Reinhardt slings a flaming projectile which pierces and damages any enemies it touches.
    ULTIMATE ABILITY: EARTHSHATTER - Reinhardt forcefully slams his rocket hammer into the ground, knocking down and damaging all enemies in front of him.

    Icon-winston.png - Winston
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    • REAL NAME: WINSTON, AGE: 29
    • OCCUPATION: SCIENTIST, ADVENTURER
    • BASE OF OPERATIONS: HORIZON LUNAR COLONY (FORMERLY)
    • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
    Abilities:
    Tesla Cannon - Winston’s weapon fires a short-range electric barrage for as long as he holds down the trigger.
    Jump Pack - Assisted by his energy pack, Winston lunges through the air, dealing significant damage and staggering nearby enemies when he lands.
    Shield Projector - Winston’s shield projector extends a bubble-shaped field that absorbs damage until it's destroyed. Allies protected by the shield can return fire from within it.
    ULTIMATE ABILITY: PRIMAL RAGE - Winston embraces his animal nature, significantly boosting his health and making him very difficult to kill, strengthening his melee attack, and allowing him to use his Jump Pack ability more frequently. While raging, Winston can only make melee and Jump Pack attacks.

    Icon-Roadhog.png - Roadhog
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    • REAL NAME: MAKO RUTLEDGE, AGE: 48
    • OCCUPATION: ENFORCER (FORMERLY), BODYGUARD
    • BASE OF OPERATIONS: JUNKERTOWN, AUSTRALIA (FORMERLY)
    • AFFILIATION: JUNKERS (FORMERLY)
    Abilities:
    Scrap Gun - Roadhog's Scrap Gun fires short-range blasts of shrapnel with a wide spread. Alternatively, it can launch a shrapnel ball that detonates farther away, scattering metal fragments from the point of impact.
    Take A Breather - Roadhog restores a chunk of his health over a brief period of time.
    Chain Hook - Roadhog hurls his chain at a target; if it catches, he yanks them into close range.
    ULTIMATE ABILITY: WHOLE HOG - After cramming a top-loader onto his Scrap Gun, Roadhog pours in ammo. For a short time, he can crank out a stream of shrapnel that knocks back enemies.

    Support -
    Icon-ana.png?version=b6c1ab05d05523cce020111b3f7d8f00 - Ana
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    • Real Name: Ana Amari, Age: 60
    • Occupation: Bounty Hunter
    • Base of Operations: Cairo, Egypt
    • Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)
    Abilities:
    BIOTIC RIFLE - Ana’s rifle shoots darts that can restore health to her allies or deal ongoing damage to her enemies. She can use the rifle’s scope to zoom in on targets and make highly accurate shots.
    SLEEP DART - Ana fires a dart from her sidearm, rendering an enemy unconscious (though any damage will rouse them).
    BIOTIC GRENADE - Ana tosses a biotic bomb that deals damage to enemies and heals allies in a small area of effect. Affected allies briefly receive increased healing from all sources, while enemies caught in the blast cannot be healed for a few moments.
    ULTIMATE ABILITY: NANO BOOST - After Ana hits one of her allies with a combat boost, they temporarily move faster, deal more damage, and take less damage from enemies’ attacks.

    Icon-Lucio.png - Lúcio
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    • REAL NAME: LÚCIO CORREIA DOS SANTOS, AGE: 26
    • OCCUPATION: DJ; FREEDOM FIGHTER
    • BASE OF OPERATIONS: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
    • AFFILIATION: NONE
    Abilities:
    Sonic Amplifier - Lúcio can hit his enemies with sonic projectiles or knock them back with a blast of sound.
    Crossfade - Lúcio continuously energizes himself—and nearby teammates—with music. He can switch between two songs: one amplifies movement speed, while the other regenerates health.
    Amp It Up - Lúcio increases the volume on his speakers, boosting the effects of his songs.
    ULTIMATE ABILITY: SOUND BARRIER - Protective waves radiate out from Lúcio’s Sonic Amplifier, briefly providing him and nearby allies with personal shields.

    Icon-mercy.png - Mercy
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    • REAL NAME: ANGELA ZIEGLER, AGE: 34
    • OCCUPATION: FIELD MEDIC, FIRST RESPONDER
    • BASE OF OPERATIONS: ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND
    • AFFILIATION: OVERWATCH (FORMERLY)
    Abilities:
    Caduceus Staff - Mercy engages one of two beams that connect to an ally. By maintaining the beams, she can either restore that ally’s health or increase the amount of damage they deal.
    Caduceus Blaster - Mercy shoots a round from her sidearm. It's best reserved for emergency personal defense.
    Guardian Angel - Mercy flies towards a targeted ally, allowing her to reach them quickly and provide assistance in crucial moments.
    Angelic Descent - Propelled by her Valkyrie suit, Mercy slows the speed of her descent from great heights.
    ULTIMATE ABILITY: RESURRECT - Mercy radiates restorative power, bringing nearby dead allies back into the fight with full health.

    Icon-symmetra.png - Symmetra
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    • REAL NAME: SATYA VASWANI, AGE: 28
    • OCCUPATION: ARCHITECH
    • BASE OF OPERATIONS: UTOPAEA, INDIA
    • AFFILIATION: VISHKAR CORPORATION
    Abilities:
    Photon Projector - Symmetra’s weapon emits a short-range beam that homes in on a nearby enemy, dealing continuous damage that increases the longer it is connected. The projector can also release a charged energy ball that deals high damage.
    Sentry Turret - Symmetra sets up a small turret that automatically fires speed-reducing blasts at the nearest enemy within range. Several turrets can be built on the battlefield at once.
    Photon Shield - Symmetra surrounds an ally with a hard-light shield that absorbs damage and persists as long as that ally remains alive.
    ULTIMATE ABILITY: TELEPORTER - Symmetra places a teleporter exit pad at her current location, and connects it to a teleporter entry pad at her team’s starting point. Allies can travel through the entry pad to the exit pad instantly, enabling them to return to the fight swiftly after being defeated.

    Icon-zenyatta.png - Zenyatta
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    • REAL NAME: TEKHARTHA ZENYATTA, AGE: 20
    • OCCUPATION: WANDERING GURU, ADVENTURER
    • BASE OF OPERATIONS: SHAMBALI MONASTERY, NEPAL (FORMERLY)
    • AFFILIATION: THE SHAMBALI (FORMERLY)
    Abilities:
    Orb of Destruction - Zenyatta projects his destructive energy orbs either individually, or in a rapid-fire volley after a few seconds spent gathering power.
    Orb of Harmony - Zenyatta casts an orb over the shoulder of a targeted ally. So long as Zenyatta remains alive, the orb slowly restores health to his ally. Only one ally can receive the orb's benefit at a time.
    Orb of Discord - Attaching the orb of discord to an opponent amplifies the amount of damage they receive for as long as Zenyatta lives. Only one opponent can suffer the orb's effects at a time.
    ULTIMATE ABILITY: TRANSCENDENCE - Zenyatta enters a state of heightened existence for a short period of time. While transcendent, Zenyatta cannot use abilities or weapons, but is immune to damage and automatically restores his health and that of nearby allies.

    Currently Announced Locations -

    - Payload -
    Watchpoint: Gebraltar
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    Dorado: Mexico
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    Route 66: USA
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    - Point Capture -
    Temple of Anubis: Egypt
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    Hanamura: Japan
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    Volskaya Industries: Russia
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    - Control -
    Nepal: Himalayas
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    Lijang Tower: China
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    Ilios: Greece
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    Oasis: Iraq
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    - Hybrid -
    King's Row: England
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    Hollywood: USA
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    Eichenwalde: Germany
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    Numbani: Africa
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    - Arena -
    Ecopoint: Antarctica
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    Competitive Communication Tips. A must read for Communication, Shotcalling, and Etiquette.

    OP to be updated as new content comes out. Go join the Overwatch!

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    OP to be updated to include Sombra and Oasis when I find off time from work.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited January 18
    Ahh that new thread smell. So tart!

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    mmm new thread

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    Can't stop. Won't stop.

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    davidsdurions, as you may or may not recall, I've made it a goal to make every character voiceline that I have equipped be poop themed. The one you used is, in fact, the line chosen for Lucio.
    What I love is that because it's a semi-secret theme, I will laugh hysterically when I use them, and to everyone else it's just a random voice line.

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    davidsdurions, as you may or may not recall, I've made it a goal to make every character voiceline that I have equipped be poop themed. The one you used is, in fact, the line chosen for Lucio.
    What I love is that because it's a semi-secret theme, I will laugh hysterically when I use them, and to everyone else it's just a random voice line.

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    davidsdurions, as you may or may not recall, I've made it a goal to make every character voiceline that I have equipped be poop themed. The one you used is, in fact, the line chosen for Lucio.
    What I love is that because it's a semi-secret theme, I will laugh hysterically when I use them, and to everyone else it's just a random voice line.

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    LOADING MATCH

    26 SECONDS REMAIN

    God dammit. Well, I'll run in with Junkrat and

    VICTORY

    Oh. Uh, okay.

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    I've determined that using Junkrat aggressively is probably the best way to use him. I'm having my best games using his mine to leap behind the enemy and drop a trap halfway before sewing discord.

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  • Kai_SanKai_San Commonly known as Klineshrike! Registered User regular
    To respond to the response to my skirmishes complaint about them being pointless anyway,

    That is the point. I can do whatever the hell I want because it doesn't matter. But I want to pick chars I suck at and have valid targets that move like players. If they are trying to hit hello over and over that's fine, but it just annoys me that lately EVERY single one has been that. I will still shoot them, but I just don't like that it became some kind of subculture.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    I have determined that my 31st Clip Show is actually worth posting to the forum. It's better, I think, than the Widow Duel and the Tracer-Dominating-Roadhog match I threw up in the last thread, 'cause those just had the best parts (and a lot of not-so-best parts) of single matches, (and were pretty funny, to me), while this is a bunch of decent stuff from a bunch of matches - and if you were a teenager in the nineties, you may love the song choice. So it's not my best, but it's better than the last two, I think...

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    Of note...
    • 0:00 - I did the single-rez just as a middle finger to the other Mercy. Match was almost over anyway.
    • 0:45 - It took that long to land the killing blow on Pharah (on Lijiang) because that's as high as I can aim on consoles (PS4).
    • 1:40 - I think this is a half-decent - though tiny - example of how a Tracer can solo-dive an enemy team and pull some Mini-Winston work, getting them to turn around while my team wrecks them from behind. I love that the Junkrat just wasted his tire to try to get revenge.
    • 2:28 - this is the first time, I think, I ever solo'd a Roadhog without the benefit of my Pulse Bomb. He was terrified of me for the rest of the match and made a ton of mistakes that were super-easy to capitalize on. It was awesome.
    • 3:33 - It's ridiculously hard, as Tracer, to get team-wiping PotGs like this. Reaper or Soldier or Genji or Pharah can just wreck entire teams with their ults, and when you're Tracer you'll be lucky to get three picks in a PotG's span of time, unless we're talking about a Gravitron/Pulse Bomb combo. Ain't gonna' happen on Tracer. Getting PotGs like this on heroes I never play briefly tempts me to switch DPS mains. Then I remember how fun Tracer is and it's like "nah."
    • 4:06 - First of all, this was funny. Second, this Reinhardt had the complete opposite reaction of the Roadhog at 2:28. Instead of freaking out and making mistakes when he saw me, he would prioritize me as a target - making it very hard for me to do my work, and probably taking me down literally as often as I did him. It was awesome, and he really made me work for it - a ton of fun - so I sent him a PSN message:
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  • ArcTangentArcTangent Your sins lay heavy upon you, defiler of souls Registered User regular
    Man, it's really weird and disorienting that Junkrat's respawn timer starts from when he dies and yet you can still spend most of it controlling his tire. Just had a Mystery Heroes thing where I drove the tire around for basically the entire duration before killing three people, whereupon I immediately became Hanzo back in spawn because apparently someone killed me the moment my tire got three feet away. No clue who or how because I wasn't looking at the kill feed.

  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    edited January 19
    Had a player pick Mei and repeatedly block our team because I picked Junkrat while they wanted to play him.

    It sucks but fuck capitulating to that bullshit.

    Quid on
  • Kai_SanKai_San Commonly known as Klineshrike! Registered User regular
    "I hope you learned your lesson!"
    thats actually one of Mei's voice lines dont hate me

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  • EinzelEinzel Registered User regular
    Kai_San wrote: »
    To respond to the response to my skirmishes complaint about them being pointless anyway,

    That is the point. I can do whatever the hell I want because it doesn't matter. But I want to pick chars I suck at and have valid targets that move like players. If they are trying to hit hello over and over that's fine, but it just annoys me that lately EVERY single one has been that. I will still shoot them, but I just don't like that it became some kind of subculture.

    politeness is VILE.

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  • Kai_SanKai_San Commonly known as Klineshrike! Registered User regular
    edited January 19
    Einzel wrote: »
    Kai_San wrote: »
    To respond to the response to my skirmishes complaint about them being pointless anyway,

    That is the point. I can do whatever the hell I want because it doesn't matter. But I want to pick chars I suck at and have valid targets that move like players. If they are trying to hit hello over and over that's fine, but it just annoys me that lately EVERY single one has been that. I will still shoot them, but I just don't like that it became some kind of subculture.

    politeness is VILE.

    Im not sure if this is a shot at me or them?

    If at me, I think thats missing the point I am making, but ok I stand corrected I will just enjoy being the spoil sport that is trying to shoot people in the shooty game.

    Kai_San on
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  • davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    Kai_San wrote: »
    Einzel wrote: »
    Kai_San wrote: »
    To respond to the response to my skirmishes complaint about them being pointless anyway,

    That is the point. I can do whatever the hell I want because it doesn't matter. But I want to pick chars I suck at and have valid targets that move like players. If they are trying to hit hello over and over that's fine, but it just annoys me that lately EVERY single one has been that. I will still shoot them, but I just don't like that it became some kind of subculture.

    politeness is VILE.

    Im not sure if this is a shot at me or them?

    If at me, I think thats missing the point I am making, but ok I stand corrected I will just enjoy being the spoil sport that is trying to shoot people in the shooty game.

    I think the important part is that you need to be cackling like an over the top movie villain while you mow down cartoons waving hello.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen Very cool. Verycool. Verrikool. Verikul.Registered User regular
    I've been getting a lot of LC-202 disconnects today on Xbone, when I've never had them before.

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  • Kai_SanKai_San Commonly known as Klineshrike! Registered User regular
    Kai_San wrote: »
    Einzel wrote: »
    Kai_San wrote: »
    To respond to the response to my skirmishes complaint about them being pointless anyway,

    That is the point. I can do whatever the hell I want because it doesn't matter. But I want to pick chars I suck at and have valid targets that move like players. If they are trying to hit hello over and over that's fine, but it just annoys me that lately EVERY single one has been that. I will still shoot them, but I just don't like that it became some kind of subculture.

    politeness is VILE.

    Im not sure if this is a shot at me or them?

    If at me, I think thats missing the point I am making, but ok I stand corrected I will just enjoy being the spoil sport that is trying to shoot people in the shooty game.

    I think the important part is that you need to be cackling like an over the top movie villain while you mow down cartoons waving hello.

    Usually I am playing Tracer because its the only place I can really learn her in a live environment without completely screwing over my team. So this would be pretty easy to do if I could actually hit them.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited January 19
    Suriko wrote: »

    This is an amazing(ly cute) skin.
    Mei too. I don't like it much, though...



    It's the shoulder mantle. It's like, the eighties are over, man.

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    Wow, another community event so soon? That's neat, but also shit man I haven't refunded my gold from boxes since the Christmas event yet. Is this how they get more money? By pumping out these dope skins for limited only time?

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  • RisenPhoenixRisenPhoenix SUPER HOTRegistered User regular
    Wow, another community event so soon? That's neat, but also shit man I haven't refunded my gold from boxes since the Christmas event yet. Is this how they get more money? By pumping out these dope skins for limited only time?

    As much as I hate to admit it, it's working. I want them both so very badly. Ugh, what have I become?

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  • ArcTangentArcTangent Your sins lay heavy upon you, defiler of souls Registered User regular
    edited January 19
    Blizzard always does stuff for Chinese New Year, which they call Lunar Festival or something like that.

    I assume it probably won't be too much more than those couple costumes and maybe a marginally 'special' brawl though.

    And yes, that's exactly how they get more money. Heroes of the Storm has you just straight up buy the skins though.

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  • KanaKana Registered User regular
    I wonder if D.Va's little hanbok outfit is going to be only a victory screen thing. It would kinda fuck up her character outline, she's normally one of the super tiny and skinny characters

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  • DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    Chance wrote: »
    Suriko wrote: »

    This is an amazing(ly cute) skin.
    Mei too. I don't like it much, though...



    It's the shoulder mantle. It's like, the eighties are over, man.

    The eighties are never over, you square.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    Kana wrote: »
    I wonder if D.Va's little hanbok outfit is going to be only a victory screen thing. It would kinda fuck up her character outline, she's normally one of the super tiny and skinny characters

    Hey you're right... I hadn't considered that. It would set quite a precedent if they let the silhouette change...
    Donnicton wrote: »
    Chance wrote: »
    Suriko wrote: »

    This is an amazing(ly cute) skin.
    Mei too. I don't like it much, though...



    It's the shoulder mantle. It's like, the eighties are over, man.

    The eighties are never over, you square.

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    Chance wrote: »
    Kana wrote: »
    I wonder if D.Va's little hanbok outfit is going to be only a victory screen thing. It would kinda fuck up her character outline, she's normally one of the super tiny and skinny characters

    Hey you're right... I hadn't considered that. It would set quite a precedent if they let the silhouette change...
    Donnicton wrote: »
    Chance wrote: »
    Suriko wrote: »

    This is an amazing(ly cute) skin.
    Mei too. I don't like it much, though...



    It's the shoulder mantle. It's like, the eighties are over, man.

    The eighties are never over, you square.

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  • ArcTangentArcTangent Your sins lay heavy upon you, defiler of souls Registered User regular
    Heh. Apparently those drones that tool around Oasis have mass.

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    Can't wait for one to kill an ulting Pharah.

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    Mei looks
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  • The Escape GoatThe Escape Goat floof Registered User regular
    I'm not sure why but I like these lunar festival skins a lot less than the HotS ones

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  • BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
    Chance wrote: »
    Kana wrote: »
    I wonder if D.Va's little hanbok outfit is going to be only a victory screen thing. It would kinda fuck up her character outline, she's normally one of the super tiny and skinny characters

    Hey you're right... I hadn't considered that. It would set quite a precedent if they let the silhouette change...

    76 and Reaper already have their origin skins which change their silhouettes pretty significantly.

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  • ArcTangentArcTangent Your sins lay heavy upon you, defiler of souls Registered User regular
    I'm not sure why but I like these lunar festival skins a lot less than the HotS ones

    To be fair, this year's skins are much better than 2015 and 2016's.
    http://heroesofthestorm.gamepedia.com/Lunar_Festival#Skins

  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    I think they've always maintained that silhouettes may change but hitboxes stay the same.

    It's why Zenyatta can have a massive Arabian hat and still be fine.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    Blizzard always does stuff for Chinese New Year, which they call Lunar Festival or something like that.

    They call it that because it IS the Lunar Festival / Lunar New Year / Spring Festival. Chinese New Year is the popular term for it but it's not an exclusively Chinese holiday.

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  • DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    edited January 19
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    Blizzard always does stuff for Chinese New Year, which they call Lunar Festival or something like that.

    They call it that because it IS the Lunar Festival / Lunar New Year / Spring Festival. Chinese New Year is the popular term for it but it's not an exclusively Chinese holiday.

    Also because it's a royalty-free name e.g. Winter Veil/Love is in the Air.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    edited January 19
    Donnicton wrote: »
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    Blizzard always does stuff for Chinese New Year, which they call Lunar Festival or something like that.

    They call it that because it IS the Lunar Festival / Lunar New Year / Spring Festival. Chinese New Year is the popular term for it but it's not an exclusively Chinese holiday.

    Also because it's a royalty-free name e.g. Winter Veil/Love is in the Air.

    Pretty sure Christmas and Valentine's Day are public domain. I always thought they renamed those things to make it non-denominational and limit localisation problems.

    Like, it's an OBVIOUS nod to Christmas and Valentine's Day, but fictitious references like Winter Veil make them more culturally neutral, at least in name, probably just to make it easier to promote.

    Though I just checked on Weibo (China's twitter), and Blizzard straight-up calls it the Spring Festival (春节) in Chinese, which is what CNY is more commonly known as locally.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    Can't wait for the Overwatch SuperBowl The Big Game mode.

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    Can't wait for the Overwatch SuperBowl The Big Game mode.

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