Overwatch Returns February 9th

Overwatch Returns February 9th

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Overwatch will soon awaken from its hibernation. After going on break December 10th, the game is finally coming back online nearly 2 months later on February 9th, and will also be coming to Asia on February 16th. No full patch notes are available yet, but Blizzard highlighted a few of the more notable additions:

Since the last round of testing, our technicians back in Winston’s lab have been hard at work analyzing field data and building out several new features and updates, including:

  • An all-new progression system 

  • Two new maps, including a new game mode

  • Several hero balance updates

  • And a variety of Private Game updates, including full A.I. matches

I’m excited, which hurts, because I’m still not actually in the beta, but I did get the chance to test out the game during their stress test weekend and was fairly impressed with its potential, but it’s still got a long way to go before I feel Blizzard is justified in asking $40 for it. But I’m also pretty sure Blizzard doesn’t give a hoot about what I or anyone else thinks about their pricing structure.

Anyone who was in the closed beta prior to it going offline, will still be in, and Blizzard says they’re looking to expand their roster of testers. So if you’re gung-ho for Overwatch, but haven’t yet opted-in.

Then what are you waiting for?

Don’t be like that guy in my World of Warcraft guild who missed out on an alpha invite for Legion because he hadn’t opted in.


Josh Price is a writer who probably spends too many hours of the day playing video games. At some point he decided to put the two together to (hopefully) great effect.He also wrote some fiction. You should check that out if you're into such things, which you should be. Reading is FUNdamental.

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