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Overwatch players now have access to the game’s latest Deathmatch map known as Kanezaka. Additionally, the Kanezaka Challenge is now running in-game.

Kanezaka Challenge has new rewards up for grabs, including the Kyōgisha Hanzo skin. The rewards are as follows:

Overwatch is ending 2020 with a Winter Wonderland 2020 event. Players can expect a new mode, cosmetics, and weekly challenges.

Here’s what Winter Wonderland 2020 features:

Overwatch has kicked off a new Symmetra’s Restoration Challenge event, which is inspired by the “Stone by Stone” short story. Players can earn up to nine new rewards with seven sprays, a player icon, and the Marammat Symmetra epic skin.

Below are the full event details, along with a trailer:

Blizzard has brought back Halloween Terror as the latest event in Overwatch. Players have the opportunity to get involved new cosmetics, weekly rewards, and new challenges from Junkenstein’s Revenge.

Here’s the full rundown, including a trailer:

Update: Unsurprisingly, the same offer has been confirmed for Europe, so this is a worldwide promotion. The same dates apply: October 13 to October 20.

Last night, Nintendo announced that Overwatch will be entirely free for a week in Japan, assuming you’re a Switch Online subscriber. The same offer has now been confirmed for North America as well. Between October 13 and October 20, you can access the full version of Overwatch if you’re a member of Switch online.

You’ll be able to transfer any progress made to the full version. There’s no word yet on a sale on the full game like Japan, but it’s definitely possible that a discount will go live next week.

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Nintendo has announced that Overwatch will be made free for Switch Online subscribers in Japan for a limited time. The offer will be held between October 13 and October 20. Similar to previous events of this nature, progress will be transferred to full version.

Overwatch will also be getting a 25 percent discount on the Japanese Switch eShop. That offer will be available between October 13 and October 27.


Amazon listings have revealed a pair of new Overwatch books, both of which will be offered as hardcovers. The Cinematic Art of Overwatch, Volume One is currently planned for October 20, which will be followed by a second volume next summer.

Below are overviews for both books:

Overwatch players can now participate in the latest Overwatch event. Limited-time rewards are up for grabs as part of the Tracer’s Comic Challenge, including a player icon, sprays with voice lines, and the new Comic Book Tracer epic skin.

Here’s the full rundown:

Overwatch has kicked off its Summer Games 2020 event. Players can participate in a new game mode, earn new rewards, and unlock cosmetics from past years.

Here’s a full rundown of the event:

The developers of Overwatch have weighed in on the characters they’d like to see join the Smash Bros. roster.

During a Reddit AMA yesterday, director Jeff Kaplan and lead hero designer Geoff Goodman were asked about which characters from Blizzard’s team-based shooter they’d like to see join the game. Kaplan pointed to Tracer while Goodman went with Doomfist.

Their full comments are as follows: