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Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter by Blizzard Entertainment. The game emphasizes cooperative gameplay using a cast of various "heroes", each with their own abilities and roles within a team. It was released in May 2016 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Essentially a hero-based shooter, Overwatch assigns players into two teams of six, with each player selecting one of 24 (so far) pre-defined hero characters with unique movement, attributes, and abilities whose roles are divided into four categories: Offense, Defense, Tank, and Support. Players on a team work together to secure and defend control points on a map and/or escort a payload across the map in a limited amount of time. 

 

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With 25 million players as of January 2017, Overwatch is considered one of the best games released in 2016. It was the fastest selling game digitally during its release month. The game received universal acclaim upon release and numerous accolades, including being awarded Game of the Year at The Game Awards, D.I.C.E. Awards, and Game Developers Choice Awards, as well as from numerous publications. It was considered the best game of 2016 by numerous publications, including IGN, GameSpot, Game Informer and Eurogamer, receiving 98 game of the year awards across critics and reader polls. Since its release, Overwatch has become recognized as an eSport, where in addition to sponsoring tournaments, Blizzard has announced plans to help support professional league play starting in 2017.

 

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The cast of playable characters in Overwatch was selected to portray diverse representations of genders and ethnicities, including males, females, and non-human characters such as robots and a gorilla. The need for a diverse cast was important to the developers, and Overwatch's diversity also extends to other character facets. Blizzard has said that some of the characters have LGBT identities. Tracer, the face of the game, was the first identified as one of the LGBT characters via one of the promotional online comics. Similarly, the character of Symmetra is considered autistic by the development team, saying "we think she does a great job of representing just how awesome someone with autism can be."

 

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Players choose one of several hero characters, each with their own unique abilities and role classes. The four character roles include: offense characters with high speed and attack but low defense, defense characters meant to form choke points for enemies, support characters that provide buffs and debuffs for their allies and enemies respectively (such as healing or speed alterations), and tank characters that have a large amount of armor and hit points to withstand enemy attacks and draw fire away from teammates. Overwatch features several means of gameplay, including tutorials and practice modes against computer-controlled opponents, casual matchmaking, weekly brawls, custom games, and competitive play.

Blizzard has plans to add new characters, maps, new game modes and cosmetics, such as sprays and skins, among other things. Themed limited-time modes and cosmetics have also been made available for events and holidays, such as the 2016 Summer Olympics, Halloween and Christmas.

 

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The backstory to Overwatch is described through animated shorts and other information (like comics) distributed by Blizzard in promoting the game. Overwatch is set sixty years into the future of a fictionalized Earth, thirty years after the resolution of the "Omnic Crisis". Prior the Omnic Crisis, humanity had been in a golden age of prosperity and technology development. Humans developed robots with artificial intelligence called "Omnics", which were produced worldwide in automated "omnium" facilities and put to use to achieve economic equality. The Omnic Crisis began when the omniums started producing a series of lethal, hostile robots, which turned against humankind. The United Nations quickly formed Overwatch, an international task force to combat the omnic threat and restore order. Several allegations of wrongdoing and failures were leveled at Overwatch, leading to UN passing the Petras Act, which dismantled Overwatch and forbade any Overwatch-type activity. The game is set some years after the Petras Act; without Overwatch, corporations have started to take over, fighting and terrorism have broken out in parts of the globe, and there are signs of a second Omnic Crisis occurring in Russia. Former members of Overwatch decide to reform Overwatch despite the Petras Act, recruiting old friends and gaining new allies in their fight.

 

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Anvarie

I don't know, but I'd let Sombra keep it since she was the OP and she does a good job updating it 

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Doogle

That's ok the mods can change the OP lmao I'm not jeiboy I don't give a **** whos the OP I just wanna discuss this game

 

Zarya ended the patriarchy 

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Javan

I held off buying this game for a while because after release it was overrun and oversaturated with career gamers, and I dont want to get steamrolled. But I've been watching some gameplay lately and notice nobody chooses widow maker anymore. The sniping was my biggest worry so I'm less intimidated now. Is there still a safe place for casuals like me to play?

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£than
2 minutes ago, Javan said:

I held off buying this game for a while because after release it was overrun and oversaturated with career gamers, and I dont want to get steamrolled. But I've been watching some gameplay lately and notice nobody chooses widow maker anymore. The sniping was my biggest worry so I'm less intimidated now. Is there still a safe place for casuals like me to play?

mmhm. Arcade is a somewhat new addition to the game and it's basically the place where people go to just mess around. Quick Play is also more chilled out but the one hero limit kinda adds the competitive vibe.

 

@Doogle Zarya can take multiple seats smh

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Doogle

@£than pick a time and a place fam the queen of Russia will destroy you

 

(I'm actually terrible at this game but I'm not over how nice it is to have a mainstream shooter with some character ugh I love Blizzard)

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Scene.

I haven't played in a while but I'm excited about the upcoming event. I never get any good skins though.

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justin.

I'm so excited for the event on Tuesday, but I'm upset that D.Va is getting nerfed. Her skin is the best :(

 

But I'm glad Baehog is getting another skin even if it is kinda gross

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Ichinaru19

Wait at Winston getting another skin :jonny: YAS. Also I'm hyped for the Mei and Dva skins :jonny: Ugh this may be another time I will dish out some money for some loot boxes

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Gee
12 hours ago, Javan said:

I held off buying this game for a while because after release it was overrun and oversaturated with career gamers, and I dont want to get steamrolled. But I've been watching some gameplay lately and notice nobody chooses widow maker anymore. The sniping was my biggest worry so I'm less intimidated now. Is there still a safe place for casuals like me to play?

I've never found Widow a pain in this game.  She's easily countered. 

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Jared
3 hours ago, Ichinaru19 said:

Wait at Winston getting another skin :jonny: YAS. Also I'm hyped for the Mei and Dva skins :jonny: Ugh this may be another time I will dish out some money for some loot boxes

Good thing I get paid this upcoming Friday cause i'll probably buy some loot boxes myself! I want those skins too! :jonny:

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Jared
2 hours ago, Gee said:

I've never found Widow a pain in this game.  She's easily countered. 

!!!!!! It's just annoying when there's a good Widow and she headshots you out of nowhere. :deadbanana:

 

But then I get my revenge by making her life miserable and hunting her down each chance I get. :gaycat2:

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Notorious MINAJ

Yes At Godmetra getting ha praise:clap3:. How is everyone competitive play going whats y'all rank?

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Doogle

I have barely touched competitive, it scares me :skull: 

 

I feel like I will get an angry message from my team members when I mess up

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justin.
5 minutes ago, Doogle said:

I have barely touched competitive, it scares me :skull: 

 

I feel like I will get an angry message from my team members when I mess up

I've only played two competitive matches because I know my skill is not up to par. It makes me nervous too :blush:

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BlazingLovatic

Guys, competitive isn't that serious.

Like, what the worst that could happen?

 

I pretty much play Competitive 90% of the time, just like it's quickplay.

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justin.
36 minutes ago, BlazingLovatic said:

Guys, competitive isn't that serious.

Like, what the worst that could happen?

 

I pretty much play Competitive 90% of the time, just like it's quickplay.be 

Competitive sucks the fun out of the game for me because so many people take it way too seriously. I know I'm not amazing, so I stick to quickplay and the arcade where everyone just has fun. When my skill level gets better, I'll switch to competitive and mute the douchebags, but it's not for me right now.

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Doogle
1 minute ago, Sombra said:

@Doogle I posted in the OP Transfers for this thread back in old ATRL so the mods made me the OP! Just letting you know! :)

That's cool, I had no idea how the OP thing was working with new ATRL so I just got the ball rolling with some posts. I love the OP! I didn't get the game until Christmas and I wasn't active on ATRL for a while so I never saw it before.

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