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Overwatch Celebrates One Year Anniversary

The Overwatch team is excited to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of Overwatch with our latest seasonal event – Overwatch Anniversary, a Free-Weekend and the release of Overwatch®: Game of the Year Edition!

Overwatch Anniversary Event – Save the Date

The upcoming Anniversary Event begins on Tuesday May 23rd, 2017. To celebrate, the Overwatch team has created a “Year in Review” trailer which is available in the link below.

We’ve also included the seasonal event logo and a new illustration featuring all 24 heroes at the link below.

Overwatch Free-Weekend

In addition to Overwatch Anniversary, we will be holding another free-weekend from May 26th-29th. For this free weekend, we’re making Overwatch’s full roster of heroes and maps available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the latest Weekly Brawl. Players will also have the ability to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock a variety of different customization options. If players decide to purchase a copy of Overwatch after the free-weekend they will get to keep any progress made during the weekend.

Overwatch®: Game of the Year Edition

On Tuesday May 23rd we will be releasing the digital version of Overwatch®: Game of the Year Edition for PC, Xbox One and PS4. The Game of the Year Edition will include a variety of in-game goodies for Blizzard games:

  • Overwatch® – 10 Bonus Loot Boxes

o   Enjoy 10 bonus Loot Boxes which each contain random items that can be used to customize the appearance of your heroes and personalize them. Loot Boxes may include Skins, Emotes, Victory Poses, Voice Lines, Sprays, and Highlight Intros, as well as Credits you can use to acquire many different customization options.

  • Overwatch® – Hero Skins

o   Pay homage to the original Overwatch strike force by wearing the vintage Blackwatch Reyes or Strike-Commander Morrison skins. Explore other heroes’ origins with Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Pharah, and even Slipstream Tracer!

  • Heroes of the Storm® – Tracer Hero

o   Jump into the Nexus with Tracer and surprise your enemies in the blink of an eye.

  • World of Warcraft® – Baby Winston Pet

o   Adorably cuddly and highly intellectual, the Baby Winston pet will be at your side as you fight your way through Azeroth.

  • Diablo® III – Mercy’s Wings

o   Slay demonic forces throughout the High Heavens and Burning Hells as you don Mercy’s wings. All of Sanctuary will know of your allegiance to Overwatch!

  • StarCraft® II In-game Portraits and a Hearthstone® Card Back!

o   With portraits of Tracer, Reaper, Pharah, Winston, Bastion, and Soldier: 76, you’re sure to become a champion of the Koprulu Sector. You can also battle it out in Hearthstone with an Overwatch-themed card back fit for a hero!

To learn more about the free weekend please check out our blog: https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20793052

Overwatch Exceeds 7 Million Players

IRVINE, Calif.—June 2, 2016—The world needs heroes, and citizens from London to Xi’an to Rio de Janeiro are rising to the occasion to join the ranks of Overwatch®! Blizzard Entertainment’s critically acclaimed team shooter launched worldwide on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on May 24, and since then more than 7 million players have fought for the future in Overwatch, logging more than 119 million hours combined in one of the most successful global game launches of all time—and the battle is just getting started.*

“Over the months and weeks leading up to release we saw a lot of love and support for Overwatch—from Blizzard gamers, FPS fans, and people who’d never picked up a game like this before—and we’re very grateful for everyone’s incredible passion and enthusiasm,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We poured a lot of effort into creating a game—and a new universe—that anyone could enjoy. We’re ecstatic to have had such a successful launch, and we’re looking forward to all of the fun, competition, and new content still to come.”

Since launch, players have swapped heroes 326 million times and teamed up to deliver 11 million payloads to their destinations on the battlefields of tomorrow. In addition to being a smash with players around the world, Overwatch is a critical hit, and is one of the best-reviewed games of the year. GameSpot has called Overwatch “something spectacular,” while Forbes wrote that “Overwatch, quite simply, is a miracle” and that it’s “a game for everyone.” According to Game Informer, “Overwatch is an amazing experience,” concluding in its 10-out-of-10 review that “things will never be the same.”

What Is Overwatch?

Overwatch takes place on earth in the near future, where teams of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities clash for control of key locations around the world. The game features a diverse cast of 21 unique heroes—including Reinhardt, the noble knight from a bygone era; Zenyatta, the robotic monk in search of enlightenment; and Symmetra, the hard-light “architech” striving to build a better world—each armed with extraordinary weapons and incredible abilities. Across a variety of vibrant and intricately designed maps, players must work together to complete various objectives, swapping heroes to adapt to the ever-changing situation and combining their powers to unleash devastating combos.

Overwatch features a variety of game modes for shooter veterans and players new to the genre:

–          Quick Play automatically matches players with allies and opponents of a similar skill level—a quick and easy way to jump into the fight.

–          Play Vs. AI mode pits a team of human players against computer-controlled opponents, with multiple difficulty settings to choose from.

–          Custom Games allow teams of friends to tweak the game’s rules, including damage and healing modifiers and which heroes and maps are in play.

–          Weekly Brawl! offers up an unexpected challenge every week, like “Justice Rains from Above” (an aerial extravaganza starring rocket-powered Pharah and Mercy, the high-flying healer) and the intense “Arcade” brawl, which features more health, faster cooldowns, and quick respawns.

–          Training modes include a Tutorial that teaches players the ropes, a Practice Range where people can try their hand at heroes in a zero-pressure environment, and a Practice vs. AI mode where heroes can further hone their skills.

–          . . . And more to come: sometime after launch, players looking for the ultimate team challenge will be able to test their mettle, earn ranks, and show off their skill inCompetitive Play. Blizzard also plans to patch in new heroes and maps in the future at no additional cost.

As players compete in matches—win or lose—they’ll level up and earn Loot Boxes, each containing a combination of four items players can use to customize their heroes, including in-game credits and cosmetic goodies including skins, sprays, voice lines, and new animations. Among these items are legendary skins that dramatically alter heroes’ appearances, such as the post-apocalyptic Scavenger D.Va, or Lone Wolf Hanzo, which fills Overwatch’s expert bowman with the spirit of the wild.

Origins Edition, Collector’s Edition, and More

Windows PC, PS4, and Xbox One gamers can join the fight for the future today by purchasing Overwatch: Origins Edition for a suggested retail price of $59.99 from www.playoverwatch.com/buy. Overwatch: Origins Edition comes with a collection of hero skins that provide players with insight into five characters’ pasts—Blackwatch Reyes (Reaper), Strike-Commander Morrison (Soldier: 76), Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Pharah, and Slipstream Tracer—as well as a cache of goodies for several Blizzard Entertainment games, including glowing Mercy wings for Diablo® III, a Baby Winston pet for World of Warcraft®, a set of heroic StarCraft® II portraits, an Overwatch-themed Hearthstone® card back, and the playable Tracer hero for Heroes of the Storm®.

Overwatch is also available in a limited-edition, retail-only Collector’s Edition (SRP $129.99, Windows/PS4/Xbox One), which contains all of the content listed above along with a full-color visual sourcebook, the Overwatch soundtrack, and a high-quality collectible statue of Soldier: 76—the vigilante alter ego of former Overwatch commander Jack Morrison. Quantities are limited; players should check with their local retailer for availability. Windows PC gamers also have the option to download a digital PC edition ($39.99, digital only), which includes all 21 heroes and every map, providing players with the core Overwatchexperience.

Players on any platform looking to augment their collection of skins, sprays, and other cosmetic goodies may also purchase the same Loot Boxes that they can earn through gameplay in quantities of 2 for $1.99, 5 for $4.99, 11 for $9.99, 24 for $19.99, and 50 for $39.99.

In addition to the English version, Overwatch has been localized into Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, European Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and traditional and simplified Chinese. Overwatch has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

For more information about Overwatch, visit www.playoverwatch.com.

Razer Unveils Overwatch Branded Peripherals

IRVINE, Calif. – Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the availability of PC peripherals for Overwatch™, the highly anticipated team-based shooter by Blizzard Entertainment, developer and publisher of some of the industry’s most epic games. The suite of customized hardware is led by the Razer ManO’War Tournament Edition (TE) analog wired gaming headset – Razer’s most powerful and feature-packed gaming headset to-date – and is rounded-out with a BlackWidow Chroma keyboard, DeathAdder Chroma mouse and Goliathus Extended mouse mat.

Gamers can look forward to uncompromised audio performance and an array of dynamic Razer Chroma™ lighting effects with the Overwatch-themed mouse and keyboard from Razer, which will change based on in-game actions, including displaying a hero’s signature color, abilities and cooldowns, all displayed in real time.

The Overwatch Razer ManO’War TE gaming headset is designed for performance and comfort over hours of play. It includes a fully retractable MEMS mic with inline volume and mute controls, making verbal communication easy to adjust and crystal clear in the heat of battle. The fully retractable microphone boom pulls out from the left ear cup as needed and its flexible design allows it to be adjusted to a player’s needs on the fly.

The headset has extra-large, 50 mm, gaming-grade drivers that are custom-tuned to ensure team chat and audio cues, like McCree’s Deadeye or Lucio’s Sound Barrier, are heard the way they were intended. A closed ear cup design with plush circumaural padding blocks-out ambient noise. The ear cups on the Overwatch Razer ManO’War TE are also rotatable and have ample, plush ear cushions.

The 3.5 mm connection and included splitter adapter extension cable make the Overwatch Razer ManO’War TE ideal for compatibility with a multitude of platforms.

“We’re proud to give Overwatch players an even more immersive experience with incredible audio and ideal hardware with custom-designed themes and in-game Chroma lighting effects,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Overwatch is among the most dynamic and visually impressive games I’ve experienced in years, and the peripherals we’ve designed with Blizzard add a whole new dimension to the fun.”

The new line of Razer BlackWidow Chroma Overwatch gaming keyboards will also feature the multi-award winning Razer™ Mechanical Switch™, recently updated with an optimized set of actuation and reset points and increased durability of up to 80-million key strokes.

Watch a video of how Overwatch has integrated Razer Chroma lighting effects here: https://youtu.be/xgnOeVOr3Gs.

For more information about the Razer Chroma lighting open platform, please visit www.razerzone.com/chroma/.

For more information, go to www.razerzone.com.

ABOUT THE OVERWATCH RAZER MANO’WAR TOURNAMENT EDITION HEADSET:

Price: U.S. $109.99/ EU €129.99

AVAILABILITY:

Razerzone.com – Pre-order now, shipping June

Gear.blizzard.com – Pre-order now, shipping in June

Worldwide – Shipping in June

PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω  at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 112 ± 3 dB
  • Input power: 30 mW
  • Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium magnets
  • Inner ear cup diameter: 60 mm / 2.36 in.
  • Connection type: analog 3.5 mm
  • Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft plus 2m / 6.6 ft splitter adapter
  • Approximate weight: 332 g / 0.73 lbs

ABOUT THE RAZER DEATHADDER CHROMA OVERWATCH GAMING MOUSE:

Price: U.S. $79.99 / EU €99.99

AVAILABILITY:

Razerzone.com – Available now

Gear.blizzard.com – Available now

Worldwide – Shipping end-May

PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • Ergonomic right-handed design with textured rubber side grips
  • 10,000 DPI optical sensor
  • Razer Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Chroma game-integrated lighting effects (Hero signature color)
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • 5 Independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • On-the-fly sensitivity adjustment
  • Always-on mode
  • 200 inches per second / 50 G acceleration
  • Gold-plated USB connector
  • 2.13 m / 7 ft., lightweight, braided fiber cable
  • Approximate size: 127 mm / 5 in. (Length) x 70 mm / 2.76 in. (Width) x 44 mm / 1.73 in. (Height)
  • Approximate weight: 105 g / 0.23 lbs.

For more information about the Razer DeathAdder Chroma Overwatch gaming mouse, please visit www.razerzone.com/overwatch.

ABOUT THE RAZER BLACKWIDOW CHROMA OVERWATCH GAMING KEYBOARD:

Price: U.S. $179.99 / EU €219.99

Availability:

Razerzone.com – Available now

Gear.blizzard.com – Available now

Worldwide – Shipping end-May

PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • Multi-award-winning Razer™ Mechanical Switches with 50 g actuation force
  • 80-million keystroke life span
  • Razer Chroma backlighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Chroma game-integrated lighting effects
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • 10 key roll-over anti-ghosting
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • Improved indicator panel
  • Gaming mode option
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Braided fiber cable
  • Approximate size: 449 mm / 17.69 in. (Width) x 41 mm / 1.6 in. (Height) x 182 mm / 7.1 in. (Depth)
  • Approximate weight: 1380 g / 3.03 lbs.

For more information about the Razer BlackWidow Chroma Overwatch gaming keyboard, please visit www.razerzone.com/overwatch.

ABOUT THE RAZER GOLIATHUS EXTENDED OVERWATCH MOUSE MAT:

Price: $34.99 / €39.99

Availability:

Razerzone.com – Available now

Gear.blizzard.com – Available now

Worldwide – Shipping end-May

PRODUCT FEATURES: 

  • Heavily textured weave for precise mouse control
  • Anti-fraying stitched frame extends mat durability
  • Pixel-precise targeting and tracking
  • Anti-slip rubber base
  • Approximate size: 920 mm / 36.22 in. (Length) x 294 mm / 11.57 in. (width) x 3 mm / 0.12 in. (Height)

For more information about the Razer Goliathus Extended Overwatch mouse mat, please visit www.razerzone.com/overwatch.

Overwatch Available for Pre-Purchase

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ANAHEIM, Calif.—November 6, 2015The world needs heroes . . . and Overwatch is recruiting starting today! Blizzard Entertainment’s team-based first-person shooter is coming to Windows® PC, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One in spring 2016. Players around the world can prepare for battle by pre-purchasing Overwatch for all three platforms at www.buyoverwatch.com. As a bonus, players who pre-purchase will receive the special Noire skin for Widowmaker, Overwatch’s ice-cold assassin, at launch.

Overwatch is a 6v6 shooter that takes place on Earth in the near future, where teams of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities clash for control of iconic locations around the world. The game features a diverse cast of 21 heroes—each with their own unique arsenal of weapons and abilities—who bend time and defy physics as they work together to complete objectives with their allies. Teamwork is critical as players swap heroes on the fly and combine their powers to game-changing effect—the action is intense, with a focus on immediacy and fun.

“We’re building Overwatch to be the first-person shooter we’ve always wanted to play, with a vibrant world, awesome heroes, and an emphasis on tightly focused cooperative gameplay,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re excited to welcome console and PC gamers to the fight for the future, and we can’t wait to see all the incredible things teams are able to accomplish on the battlefield this upcoming spring.”

At BlizzCon® today, Blizzard Entertainment also unveiled an all-new map—Hollywood, which takes players on a dazzling and dangerous movie studio tour—along with the final three heroes in Overwatch’s 21-character roster. Genji, a cybernetic ninja, is an expert assassin capable of extraordinary feats of agility, including reflecting enemy attacks with his blade. D.Va is a former pro-gaming superstar who pilots an experimental military mech in defense of her home country. Mei travels the globe applying her scientific expertise to protect the natural world; in battle, her arsenal of climate-manipulating technology has the power to put the opposition on ice. To learn more about these and other Overwatch heroes and maps, visit www.playoverwatch.com.

Pre-purchase Details

Windows PC, PS4 system, and Xbox One gamers will be able to join the battle by purchasing Overwatch: Origins Edition for a suggested retail price of $59.99—players can visit www.buyoverwatch.com to pre-purchase today. Overwatch: Origins Edition comes with hero skins for five characters based on their storied pasts—Blackwatch Reyes (Reaper), Strike-Commander Morrison (Soldier: 76), Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Pharah, and Slipstream Tracer—as well as a cache of Overwatch-themed content for several Blizzard Entertainment games††, including a Baby Winston pet for World of Warcraft® and Tracer hero for Heroes of the Storm.

Overwatch will also be available in a limited-edition, retail-only Collector’s Edition (SRP $129.99, Windows/PS4 system/Xbox One), which contains all of the content listed above along with a full-color art book, the Overwatch soundtrack, and a high-quality collectible statue of Soldier: 76—the vigilante alter ego of former Overwatch commander Jack Morrison. Quantities are limited; players should check with their local retailer for pre-purchase details and availability.

Windows PC gamers also have the option to download a digital PC edition ($39.99, digital only), which includes all 21 heroes and provides players with the core Overwatch experience. Players who pre-purchase this or any other edition of Overwatch will also receive the bonus Noire skin for Widowmaker upon the game’s launch.

In addition to the English version, Overwatch will be available localized into Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, European Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and traditional and simplified Chinese. Overwatch has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB.

For more information about Overwatch or to sign up for the beta test now in progress, visit www.playoverwatch.com.

With multiple games in development, Blizzard has numerous positions currently available—visit http://jobs.blizzard.com for more information and to learn how to apply.

Fall 2016 for regions in the southern hemisphere (no later than June 21, 2016). Launch plans for mainland China to be announced at a later date.

††Battle.net® account required. World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Heroes of the Storm, and Diablo III content available on Windows/Mac®. Hearthstone content available on Windows/Mac/iOS/Android. Heroes of the Storm Tracer hero will also be available separately—further details will be announced at a later date.

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes nineteen #1 games* and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

Razer Unveils Chroma Peripherals for Blizzard’s Overwatch

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (BlizzCon® 2015) – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, and Blizzard Entertainment, developer and publisher of some of the industry’s most epic games, today announced a full suite of Chroma-enabled PC gaming peripherals based on Blizzard’s upcoming team-based shooter, Overwatch™.

Set in an all-new Blizzard game universe, Overwatch is a 6v6 first-person shooter featuring a vibrant cast of heroes, each with his or her own unique arsenal of weapons and abilities. As part of its official Overwatch gaming peripheral collection, Razer is enhancing the award-winning DeathAdder Chroma gaming mouse, BlackWidow Chroma keyboard and Goliathus Extended mouse mat with Overwatch game elements on the hardware.

Gamers playing with the Razer BlackWidow Overwatch gaming keyboard will also experience dynamic Chroma lighting effects that change based on in-game action, including displaying a hero’s signature color (also available on the Razer DeathAdder Overwatch gaming mouse) and showing indicators for the hero’s abilities, cooldowns, and Ultimate ability readiness—all displayed in real time via Razer Synapse.*

Watch a video of how Overwatch has integrated Chroma lighting effects: https://youtu.be/xgnOeVOr3Gs

For more information about the Chroma lighting open platform, please visit www.razerzone.com/chroma/.

All three Overwatch Razer hardware products are on display and able to be demoed by BlizzCon® 2015 attendees at the Razer booth.

“Overwatch is one of the most sought-after titles out there and it’s a blast to play,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’re excited to bring Blizzard players, our own fans, and PC gamers everywhere the preferred FPS peripherals of eSports athletes from world-leading teams. Clad in a custom-designed theme and with in-game Chroma lighting effects created by Blizzard specifically for the keyboard and mouse, these peripherals add another layer of immersion to the Overwatch experience.”

Overwatch brings Blizzard’s signature easy-to-learn, hard-to-master gameplay to the FPS genre. Players pick their hero of choice and join forces in teams of six to battle each other across a range of futuristic global locations, from the hologram-lit streets of London to a bazaar in the shadows of a high-tech Egyptian pyramid. The battlefields are built to highlight each character’s unique abilities, and fights can shift from streets to rooftops to open skies within the span of a breath.

“We’re excited to be working with Razer to bring Overwatch players and FPS fans a line of high-quality gear to take into battle,” said Matt Beecher, vice president of global consumer products at Blizzard Entertainment. “The development team has come up with some cool ways to integrate Overwatch’s gameplay with Razer’s technology, giving Blizzard gamers a whole new way to customize their experience.”

*Chroma game integrated lighting effects are available on all Razer BlackWidow Chroma and DeathAdder Chroma products via Razer Synapse.

Blizzard Unveils Team-Based Shooter Overwatch at BlizzCon

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ANAHEIM, Calif.—November 7, 2014In front of a live crowd of more than 25,000 BlizzCon® attendees and an expected online audience numbering in the millions, Blizzard Entertainment today announced Overwatch, a pick-up-and-play first-person shooter featuring an amazing cast of heroes and set in an all-new Blizzard game universe.

The action of Overwatch takes place in a technologically advanced, highly stylized future earth. In a time of global crisis, an international task force of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities known as Overwatch had come together to restore peace to a war-torn world. After many years, the group’s influence waned, and it was eventually disbanded. Overwatch might be gone now . . . but the world still needs heroes.

With an emphasis on accessibility and pure fun, Overwatch brings Blizzard’s signature easy-to-learn, hard-to-master gameplay to the FPS genre. Harnessing the power of their hero of choice, players will join forces in teams of six and battle each other across a range of futuristic global locations, from the hologram-lit streets of London to a bazaar in the shadows of a high-tech Egyptian pyramid. Every battlefield is iconic and built to highlight each character’s unique abilities, and fights can shift from streets to rooftops to open skies within the span of a breath.

“Overwatch is our take on a vibrant, near-future universe with amped-up characters and action-packed team-based gameplay,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “With every new Blizzard game, we look at our favorite aspects of a genre and put our own spin on things. Our goal with Overwatch is to create an awesome FPS experience that’s more accessible to a much wider audience while delivering the action and depth that shooter fans love.”

The heroes of Overwatch each bring their own distinct weapons and superabilities to bear. Here’s just a glimpse of the numerous heroes that will ultimately fill Overwatch’s rosters:

  • Tracer, a former British test pilot who shrugs at danger, can execute impossible acrobatic assaults thanks to her ability to teleport, drop energy bombs, and even reverse time.
  • Reinhardt, a hulking German soldier in battle armor, can charge great distances and pin his enemies to a wall or slam the ground with his rocket hammer to knock them off their feet.
  • Hanzo, a bow-wielding Japanese mercenary, has the ability to scale walls with his bare hands, fire off a tracking device that illuminates nearby enemies for his team, and unleash a huge spirit dragon that does grievous damage to all enemies in its path.
  • Symmetra, an Indian architech, manipulates light and energy to shield her allies and damage her enemies—and she can turn the tide of any battle by building a device that instantly transports her teammates to the front lines.

While each hero represents a formidable force on their own, players can amplify their potential by assembling into a well-balanced team and creatively combining powers. No matter which hero or playstyle they prefer, players will be able to team up and accomplish the incredible in Overwatch.

At BlizzCon this weekend, Overwatch is fully playable and running on 600 PCs, and attendees there are the first in the world to play it. Gamers at the show are able to select from a current roster of 12 playable heroes and go 6v6 against each other, capturing or defending points and attacking or delivering payloads across three wildly different maps. New heroes and maps will continually be added to the game as development progresses, and beta testing will begin in 2015.

Learn more about Overwatch, including all of the heroes and maps revealed at BlizzCon, and sign up to participate in the upcoming beta test at the official website, www.playoverwatch.com. Further details about the game will be announced there in the months ahead.

With multiple games in development, Blizzard Entertainment has numerous positions currently available—visitjobs.blizzard.com for more information and to learn how to apply.