Overwatch - News

May2019

April2019

  • News Overwatch's Latest Archives Event Storm Rising Revealed

    16th April to 6th May

    The latest Overwatch Archives Event has been revealed to be coming on the 16th April, in a teaser video on the Overwatch Twitter page. Previous Archive events, Uprising and Retribution, have seen players go on story-focused, PvE team missions to take on Talon. Although the details are currently scarce. the video details what...

November2018

May2018

  • News Sony Insists It's Not Profiting from Overwatch Charity Skin

    You got me begging you for Mercy

    Sony’s said that it’s not profiting from sales of an Overwatch charity skin. Earlier this week, the web managed to infuriate itself when a product description for a new Mercy skin designed to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation noted that £10.12 of the £12.99 sale price would be donated to the...

  • News Sony Accused of Taking Cut from Charity Overwatch Skin

    VAT's not going to go down well

    Sony is underfire for purportedly taking a cut from an Overwatch skin being sold on the PlayStation Store to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Mercy outfit is available for £12.99 in the UK, but the product description states that only £10.12 will go to the charity, as that’s what Blizzard...

April2018

March2018

  • News Torbjörn's Daughter Brigitte Joins the Battle in Overwatch

    New Björn

    As speculated earlier in the week, the next Overwatch hero has been revealed: Torbjörn's tough looking not-so little’un, Brigitte Lindholm. That’s not ‘Bridget’ by the way – er, you may want to watch the origins story stray for the pronunciation. It’s kinda like ‘Brie-get’ – the kinda thing you’d say when you...

February2018

  • News Overwatch's 27th Hero is Being Teased on Twitter

    Emre? Brigette? Jet Pack Cat?

    Over the past few days, the Overwatch Twitter has been sending out some very mysterious but interesting hints as to who or what the next playable character for the game could be. With a 26 strong roster of all sorts of heroes, there is a lot of speculation flying around about Overwatch's 27th. Last Friday was the first...

  • News Overwatch's Lunar New Year Event Returns to PS4 Tomorrow

    Year of the Dog

    Overwatch's Lunar New Year event is returning to the game from the 8th February, and will run for a total of 4 weeks. The event last year, titled Year of the Rooster, consisted of a Capture the Flag mode, new skins and other cosmetic items. This year it's the Year of the Dog, and it sees the return of the Capture the Flag mode with a...

November2017

  • News New Arrival Moira Is Now Playable in Overwatch on PS4

    It's a matter of life and death

    The new Overwatch character, Moira, is now playable on the PlayStation 4. First announced at Blizzcon earlier this month, she came as quite the surprise for fans -- the majority very pleased to finally be getting another Support hero. Moira's abilities include using orbs to both heal and damage others, a short range...

  • News You May Be Interested in These New Overwatch Announcements

    Meet Moira

    Overwatch, in case you hadn’t noticed, has become one of the biggest games in the world. It’s always big news, then, when new announcements are made – particularly when they include new heroes and maps. And that’s exactly what’s powered its way out of BlizzCon 2017 like a Simon Fitzgerald summoned Hanzo ultimate. Firstly, the...

September2017

  • News Overwatch's Junkertown Map Arrives in Latest Update

    Also includes major hero overhauls

    The latest update for Overwatch is out on the PlayStation 4 and it includes a new escort map called Junkertown. This new map is associated with the Junkers, Junkrat and Roadhog, who recently both received an animated short and a comic detailing parts of their history at Junkertown.  The update also brings...

July2017

  • News Doomfist Is Now Playable in Overwatch PS4

    Fists of fury

    The long rumoured hero that was officially announced to be the 25th character to hit Overwatch earlier this month has finally launched on the PlayStation 4. You are now able to download a small patch that will add Doomfist into the game; he will not be available in Competitive play for another week to allow users time to get a...

  • News Doomfist Announced as the 25th Overwatch Hero

    Playable on PC

    Doomfist has been a long rumoured Overwatch hero for months now and was teased on Twitter earlier this week but he has finally been officially revealed with a new origins story and developer commentary video on the Overwatch YouTube channel. He has also been made playable for those players on the Player Test Realm on the PC which...

  • News Doomfist Teased as New Overwatch Hero Yet Again

    Crews'in for a bruising

    It's been rumoured and heavily hinted at for months now that Doomfist will be a hero in Overwatch and that he'll be voiced by none other than Terry Crews. As if to add fuel to the fire, the developer has taken to Twitter today to tease everyone with more information on Doomfist's background.  In the past, the Overwatch...

April2017

  • News Overwatch Uprising Leaks Then Launches

    Over 100 new loot box items up for grabs

    Update (20:00 BST): It's official and it's live. Overwatch Uprising is a brand new PvE event for Blizzard's popular shooter, and you can check out the trailer above. Here's what you can expect until 1st May, via the PlayStation Blog: You'll travel seven years into the past to experience Tracer's first...

March2017

  • News Overwatch's New Hero Is a Tank Named Orisa

    Team player

    Overwatch has an all-new hero: Orisa. The tank class character sports a weapon named the Fusion Driver, an automatic firearm that deals consistent damage but slows her movement speed. Her alt is Halt, a kind of charge that decelerates enemies and draws them towards the explosion. She also has abilities which reduce the amount of damage...

January2017

  • News Overwatch Hits a Massive 25 Million Players

    Up and over

    A short but sweet news story for you here: Overwatch has broken the 25 million player mark. Blizzard's super popular shooter seems to have gone from strength to strength ever since it launched in May of last year, and such a high user count shows that it isn't ready to slow down just yet. Over the months that it's been on the market,...

  • News Overwatch Celebrates the Chinese New Year with Rooster Update

    Cock-a-doodle-doo

    Overwatch has already piggybacked several real-world celebrations, and now it's cock-a-doodle-dooing to the tune of the Chinese New Year. Starting now through 13th February, you'll find a new Rooster-themed Seasonal Event in Blizzard's brilliant first-person shooter, with over 100 cosmetic items up for grabs from Lunar Loot...

  • News Overwatch's Oasis Map Brings the Parklife to PS4

    All a Blur

    Overwatch's all-new map, Oasis, has hopped over the Wonderwall and onto your PlayStation 4. Like, it's live right now. You can go and check if you don't believe us. The Arabian Desert paradise has already been live on PC test servers for a while, but now it's on your console of choice free of charge. We suppose this is the beauty of...

December2016

  • Game of the Year 2016 #3 - Overwatch

    Together, we are strong

    Shooters are not prone to positivity. Whether it's a grim illustration of objectivism as a societal foundation in BioShock or a striking commentary on senseless violence in Spec Ops: The Line, the genre typically doesn't have settings, characters, or themes that are uplifting. A fallen world makes way for endless scenarios...

  • News Overwatch Wraps Up with Winter Wonderland Update

    Play of Christmas Day

    Blizzard's uber-popular class-based shooter Overwatch is wrapping up warm for the holidays, with an all-new Winter Wonderland update. The standard Loot Boxes have been replaced by much more seasonal Winter Loot Boxes, packing over 100 new cosmetic trimmings. Some of these are legitimately fantastic by the way; look at Torbjörn...

November2016

October2016

  • News Hallowe'en Loot Boxes Say Boo to Overwatch

    Reaper's ready

    It's probably the worst kept secret in history, but Overwatch is getting Hallowe'en loot boxes. Hurrah! You may or may not have seen these leaking all over the web over the past few weeks, with the title's Taiwanese website now going live with a front-page splash, showing Australian double-act Junkrat and Roadhog in their...

September2016

  • Reminder Overwatch Is Completely Free to Play This Weekend on PS4

    Overwatch this

    As promised, here's us reminding you that Overwatch is totally free to play this weekend on PlayStation 4. Starting from 19:00PM BST / 14:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT today, you'll be able to gain access to the entire game without spending a penny. All modes, stages, and heroes will be available. Of course, you'll have to download it first,...

  • News Play Overwatch For Free on PS4 Next Week

    No PlayStation Plus required

    Popular character-based team shooter Overwatch is having a free weekend on PlayStation 4, and everyone's invited - even if you don't have an active PlayStation Plus subscription. What's more, the entire game will be yours to enjoy - all heroes, stages, and modes of play included - and any progress that you make during...

August2016

July2016

May2016

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    Review Overwatch

    Blizz-hard to put down

    If you've played many competitive multiplayer shooters, then you've likely spent far too much time celebrating – or, indeed, lamenting – your kill death ratio. Long has this little number been seen as a barometer of your success in online battles, and this in turn helped feed a steady stream of gamers into the Team...

  • Poll Are You Enjoying Overwatch on PS4?

    And who's your favourite character?

    Overwatch made a big, big splash earlier this week when it launched on PlayStation 4. The team based shooter from developer-that-can-do-no-wrong Blizzard has already captured the hearts of many a Push Square scribe, but how do you feel about it? Has its accessibility got you addicted? Have you had your Play of the...

  • Round Up Overwatch PS4 Reviews Are Ridiculously Positive

    Surprise, surprise

    The nature of Overwatch means that most critics are only really just getting stuck into the final game, and that includes ourselves. However, a handful of publications already feel like they've seen enough of Blizzard's latest to review it – and, unsurprisingly, the early signs are positive. In fact, they're so good that the...

  • News Yes, Overwatch Has Microtransactions

    But they're not a big deal

    We jumped on our laptop last night to try and track down some potential news, but our plans were thwarted by Blizzard's latest. Having just released, Overwatch utterly dominated our news feeds - we knew it was going to be big, but we're not sure anyone saw it being this popular. However, now that the shooter's out in the...

  • Guide When Do Overwatch's PS4 Servers Go Live?

    Time to get online

    Rather smartly, Blizzard is allowing you to get your hands on Overwatch ahead of its official 24th May launch so that you can get the game downloaded and installed ahead of time. You may be wondering, however, when the servers will go online. Fortunately, we have answers! The official live time is the same globally: 00:00AM BST...

  • News You Definitely, Definitely Don't Want to Cheat in Overwatch

    Blizzard plans on showing no mercy

    The Overwatch open beta only just ended a few days ago, but Blizzard is already looking ahead to the full game's launch later this month. On the title's official forums, community manager Lylirra has laid down the law with regards to how the developer will handle players that partake in any sort of cheating or...

  • News Wow, the Overwatch Beta Was Stupidly Popular

    Blizzard posts ridiculous numbers

    You know what? Overwatch just might be the next big thing, at least, if the shooter's most recent beta has been anything to go by. The game's open beta, which was available across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, racked up a whopping 9.7 million players over its duration, making it Blizzard's biggest ever open beta,...

  • News Watch Gamer Network's Overwatch Beta Battles Here

    Live and kickin'

    Remember that neat little Gamer Network competition we told you about? Well, the finalists will be battling it out live for your entertainment on YouTube today. The rounds will begin on the Xbox One at 19:00PM BST, then move onto the PlayStation 4 at 20:00PM BST, before rounding out on the PC at 21:00PM BST. Did any of you guys...

  • Video Overwatch Two Hours of Blizzard's Latest on PS4

    Hero worship

    Does the beta for Blizzard's latest hold up? You bet it does. We took Overwatch for a marathon two hour spin on our YouTube channel last night, and you can re-watch all of the action courtesy of the video embedded above. Looks great, doesn't it?

  • News Play Overwatch Early and Win the Game on the PS4

    Born to battle

    Just a heads up regarding a little promotion we're running with our buddies at Blizzard: enter our competition and you could win a copy of Overwatch for your PlayStation 4. Essentially, all you need to do is register your interest through here, and if you're picked alongside other Push Square readers to participate in a pre-release...

March2016

  • News You Can Try Overwatch for Free on PS4 This May

    Release date also confirmed

    As rumoured earlier today, Overwatch is indeed launching on PlayStation 4 this May. Blizzard's team-based shooter features 21 playable characters, six-on-six multiplayer battles, and objective-based gameplay. The title's seen a lot of success on PC through public test periods, so it'll be interesting to see how well it...

  • Rumour Overwatch Is Gunning for PS4 in May

    There's a beta coming, too

    Overwatch may finally have a confirmed release date on PlayStation 4, according to an advertising campaign over on IGN. Blizzard's team-based shooter has been in public testing for what feels like an eternity on PC, and it looks as though it's bringing its colourful cast of characters to Sony's latest console relatively...

November2015

  • News Overwatch: Origins Edition Looks to PS4 in 2016

    All along the watchtower

    After the success of Diablo III on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, developer Blizzard's new team-based shooter Overwatch always looked like a strong fit for consoles. It's no surprise, then, that Overwatch: Origins Edition has leaked – a PS4 package featuring the main first-person game alongside a bunch of bonus...

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