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With some games on Switch, you have to go through hoops with voice chat. Nintendo’s games, for example, make use of the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app. Thankfully, you won’t have to worry about anything similar for Overwatch.

Blizzard has confirmed that Overwatch supports native voice chat on Switch. You simply plug in a headset, and then Blizzard’s servers do all the work.


Blizzard has shared some new information about Overwatch for Switch.

First, the game will run at 900p when docked and 720p in portable mode. Both modes support 30 frames per second.

It’s also confirmed that Iron Galaxy worked on the game for Switch. The studio has experience working with the console, including The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s port.


As part of the latest Nintendo Direct, Overwatch was announced for Switch. We know that the game will be sold at retail, but you won’t actually be getting a physical cartridge. Instead, it includes a download code.

Things will be a bit different in Japan. That region will also be receiving Overwatch in October, though a physical version is confirmed to follow later on. Fans can look forward to a cartridge release here, but a specific release date hasn’t been provided.


Overwatch will not support cross-play on Switch – at least not at launch. Engadget confirmed the news through a statement provide by Engadget.

That statement reads:

Because of several leaks, it’s been a poorly kept secret that Blizzard has been working on Overwatch for Switch. The news was finally made official today during the latest Nintendo Direct.

Overwatch will launch for Switch on October 15.

Following a leak not too long ago involving an Overwatch Switch case, the game itself has apparently now been confirmed.

Kotaku has a new report that mentions the case as well as a separate European retailer leak that lists an October 18 release. The site believes this should translate to a date around October 15 for North America. Additionally, Kotaku writes that it has “confirmed its veracity with two of our own sources.”

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Update: This listing has now been taken down by Amazon. Make of that what you will.

Original: Overwatch isn’t on Switch – at least not right now. But with a new product listing on Amazon, fans are starting to hope that a release is on the horizon.

A new Overwatch Switch case popped up on Amazon today. The accessory, which is made by PowerA, has been licensed officially by Nintendo and Blizzard.

As for what it offers, here’s the full rundown:

At BlizzCon last weekend, Eurogamer spoke with Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan. One of the questions asked concerened the possibility of bringing the game to Switch. While there still isn’t really any news either way, Kaplan did say the team is “very open-minded”.

Here’s the full exchange:

Blizzard is finally returning to Nintendo consoles with Diablo III on Switch. The company does have other high-profile games, and some might be curious if they could ever make their way over as well.

GameSpot spoke with Diablo III senior producer Pete Stilwell, and first asked about Overwatch on Switch. Stilwell acknowledged that the game is technically feasible, stating: