New Assault/Escort Map: Blizzard World
Relive where you took your first steps in Azeroth, where you confronted the Lord of Terror, and where you spawned your first zerg rush—all of these epic memories come together on Overwatch’s newest Assault/Escort hybrid map, Blizzard World! This theme park brings the magic of Blizzard’s many worlds into one place so your most epic memories can come to life as you attack and defend the payload across Azeroth, Tristram, and the Koprulu Sector.
The Blizzard World map will be disabled in Competitive Play until the start of Season 9. It will be available in Quick Play and Custom Games starting with today’s patch.
Starting now, loot boxes have been infused with over 100 cosmetics inspired by Blizzard World, Overwatch animated shorts, and more! Collect new legendary skins, including: Barbarian Zarya, Black Cat D.Va, Crusader Reinhardt, Ecopoint: Antarctica Mei, Kabuki Hanzo, and emotes such as Mercy’s Parasol, Sombra’s Marioneta, and Tracer’s Bomb Spin. Additionally, players will discover new highlight intros like Bastion’s Reconfigure, Soldier: 76’s Lights Out, Winston’s Roll, and many more.
It’s the day of days! After a long wait we will finally get new permanent cosmetics added to the base Lootboxes later today! A few of these we saw on BlizzCon and a lot others have been teased over the course of the past days.
Blizzard has teased a total of 12 Legendary and 5 Epic Skins
They also showed us 5 of the new Emotes
And lastly 4 great new Highlight Intros
Blizzard has also showed us a large number of Player Icons and Sprays, which you can check out here, together with all Cosmetics shown in this article!
In yesterdays “Overwatch – What’s new” panel, the Overwatch team revealed new skins for the game that will finally not be bound to limited-time events! At the end I will link to a YouTube video showing the mentioned part of the panel.
Meant as a reference to the Protoss unit “Immortal” from StarCraft, this Orisa skin brings a fresh feeling with it!
Torbjörn picks up the look of Magni Bronzebeard, the former king of Khaz Modan, originating out of the Warcraft universe!
The looks of Nova, the second most famous ghost and former companian of Sarah Kerrigan, will be warped right out of the StarCraft universe and onto Widowmaker!
Doomfist will be put into the colours of Black the Destroyer, warchief of the horde during Warcrafts first war between Stormwind and the horde!
The looks of Diablos barbarian class go great with Zarya and will be a joy to see in Overwatch!
Roadhog will be put into the skin of The Butcher, a fearsome and brutal beast from the Diablo universe, slautering everything its path! Will he find enough Fresh meat in Overwatch to be sated?
Reinhardt is here to pick up the fresh and young look he just recieved in his new cinematic Honor and Glory!
Mei also recieves a skin designed after the snowsuit she wore in her cinematic!
As mentioned at the start of the article, the skins were revealed as part of the “Overwatch – What’s new” panel on BlizzCon. Everyone with a virtual ticket can go to http://blizzcon.com and rewatch the whole panel there. For people without the ticket, the reddit user DocterrificDoc made a post about it, linking to a YouTube video that shows off the skins. You can see the post here.
This article will be a quick summorization of the announcements we got on BlizzCon 2017!
The first huge announcement we recieved in the opening ceremony was Blizzard World! A new map for Overwatch, featuring all of Blizzard’s universes in a themepark map called Blizzard World! The map will be a Hybrid-Map, similar to Eichenwalde.
The second big accouncement regarding Overwatch we learned about today was Moira, our 26th hero! She’s an, according to Jeff Kaplan, “High damage, high healing, high mobility support. Yes, she’s overpowered.” So better prepare for that. I will be covering her abilties in a seperate article in the next couple of days.
The last thing we got, that connects to the game directly, is a brandnew Reinhardt cinematic, revealing a bit more about his backstory and the last fight on Eichenwalde, including the final moments of his master, Baldrich.
The last overall announcement that might be interesting for any Overwatch players out there, is the addition of Hanzo into Heroes of the Storm! He will be released together with Alexstrasza, a Dragon Aspect from the Warcraft universe and I will cover him when he is available to play for everyone!
Attention, recruits! If you haven’t already had the opportunity to suit up and save the world as one of the heroes of Overwatch, now’s your chance.
From September 22–25, we’re calling on all prospective agents: assemble your team and dive in during the Overwatch Free Weekend on PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One!
For this free weekend, we’re making Overwatch’s full roster of 25 heroes and 16 maps available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade. Players will also have the ability to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock a variety of different customization options.
Plus, if you decide to purchase Overwatch after test driving the game, you’ll get to keep any progress that you made during the weekend—just be sure to use the same Blizzard, Sony Entertainment, or Xbox Live account that you played on.
For more details and to learn how you can participate, read on!