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Blizzard Entertainment has revealed that Echo will be joining Overwatch as the game’s 32nd playable hero.

“An evolutionary robot programmed with a rapidly adapting artificial intelligence, Echo represents the cutting edge of technology,” the studio says of the new character.

We have an original story trailer for Echo below.

Overwatch has kicked off its Archives 2020 event. Starting today, players can explore the game’s past “experiencing story-driven co-op missions from pivotal moments in Overwatch history.” Challenge Missions have been added to earn new achievements and unique sprays.

By playing the event, exclusive items can be obtained from the Archives Loot Boxes. These include skins, emotes, highlight intros, player icons, sprays, and more.

Here’s a full rundown of challenge missions and unlockable epic skins:

Starting today, Overwatch is hosting an Ashe Mardi Gras Challenge. Players can unlock six sprays, two player icons, and an Ashe skin until March 9. Bob has a skin featured during the event as well.

Here’s a full rundown of the Ashe Mardi Gras Challenge, along with details on the Experimental Mode we covered yesterday:

Blizzard has unveiled a new Experimental Mode for Overwatch known as “Triple Damage”. Experimental testing in Overwatch lets players try out the dev team’s various ideas. And with Triple Damage specifically, there will be a team composition for one tank, three damage, and two support.

Here’s the full explanation from director Jeff Kaplan:

Blizzard has shared a new video with Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan. Kaplan discusses upcoming additions to the game, including the Experimental Card, Hero Pools, and more.

Here’s an overview of the upcoming update, slated for early February:

Blizzard is celebrating the Year of the Rat with a new Lunar New Year 2020 event. It’s now live on Switch with exclusive rewards.

Here’s a rundown of the event, along with a trailer:

Nintendo has produced yet another Switch commercial focusing on a couple of third-party games. View an advert featuring The Witcher 3 and Overwatch below.

Winter Wonderland 2019 has started up in Overwatch as the shooter’s latest event. It features the Snowball Deathmatch mode, Weekly Challenges, and new cosmetics.

Here’s a full rundown of Winter Wonderland 2019:

Nintendo has shared a new European commercial specifically focusing on Overwatch. Have a look at the advert below.

[Review] Overwatch

Posted on 5 months ago by (@LyonHart_) in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments

System: Switch
Release date: October 15, 2019
Developer: Blizzard / Iron Galaxy Studios
Publisher: Blizzard

Overwatch took the world by storm when it released in 2016, and even now years later it has grown into a property worth billions of dollars. The Switch version sees its release in 2019 three years after its launch on PC and consoles, sporting newly featured gyro controls and the ability to make the experience portable. But as great as Overwatch is, are the sacrifices made to run on what is essentially a tablet worth it at the end of the day? Parity is key here, but Switch finds itself in a situation of the age old saying, “Just because you could, doesn’t necessarily mean you should.”