Blizzard Announces Overwatch FPS

Discussion in 'Overwatch' started by anonymous, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. anonymous

    Regular Gamer

    A new franchise from Blizzard named overwatch was announced in Blizzard Con it is being claimed as a team based competitive FPS shooter and from what ive seen it looks like a Pixar Shooting game.


    Here are some notable functions
    • First person - teambased FPS.
    • Beta - 2015
    • 6v6 team compositions
    • Payload and Capturepoint(territories) maps
    • No Team Death MatchSlower death than current military shootersTwitch & non-twitch shooter style characters"Hero focused. not role focused"Option to Hero Swap on Death12 Announced heroes more to come.
    Below is the trailer for for the Overwatch

    Gameplay for the game:

    Below is Blizzards press release description for the new franchise

    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," saidMike 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 enemiesâ”and she can turn the tide of any battle by building a device that instantly transports her teammates to the front lines.

    The game was confirmed by Chris Metzen as the remnant from the canceled game Titan
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  2. DotaPhilippines

    Newbie Gamer


    update game class or heroes:

    TRACER - Offense


    Tracer is a young pilot with a cute accent that somehow got lost in time during a test flight. As a result, she can manipulate time at will. Left clicking uses her "pulse pistols," Shift allows her to dash forward in time, E allows her to dash backwards in time, and Q drops a pulse bomb.

    Real Name: Lena Oxton, Age: 26
    Occupation: Adventurer
    Base of Operations: London, England
    Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)

    • Pulse Pistols - Tracer rapid-fires both of her pistols.[*]Blink - Tracer zips horizontally through space in the direction she's moving, and reappears several yards away. She stores up to three charges of the blink ability and generates more every few seconds.[*]Recall - Tracer bounds backward in time, returning her health, ammo and position on the map to precisely where they were a few seconds before.Pulse Bomb Ultimate Ability - Tracer lobs a large bomb that adheres to any surface or unfortunate opponent it lands on. After a brief delay, the bomb explodes, dealing high damage to all enemies within its blast radius.
    - Offense
    One of the slickest of the bunch, Reaper is a pistol-wielding terrorist according to Overwatch's fiction. He can turn into a wraith, he has a move called Shadow Step that allows him to teleport, he can do an awesome spinning move called death blossom, and more.

    Real Name: Unknown, Age: Unknown
    Occupation: Mercenary
    Base of Operations: Unknown
    Affiliation: Unknown


    Hellfire Shotguns
    - Reaper tears enemies apart with twin shotguns.Wraith Form
    - Reaper becomes a shadow for a short period of time. While in this form, he takes no damage and is able to pass through enemies, but cannot fire his weapons or use other abilities.[*]Shadow Step - After marking a destination, Reaper disappears and reappears at that location.[*]Death Blossom Ultimate Ability - In a blur of motion, Reaper empties both hellfire shotguns at breakneck speed, dealing massive damage to all nearby enemies.Story
    WIDOWMAKER - Deffense
    One of the more nefarious-looking classes, Widowmaker is an assassin with no emotion (how original). Her sniper is called "Widow's Kiss," she has a grappling hook, and she can set up mines

    Real Name: Amélie Lacroix, Age: 33
    Occupation: Assassin
    Base of Operations: Annecy, France
    Affiliation: Talon

    • Widow's Kiss
    • - Widowmaker's versatile sniper rifle is ideal for scope-aimed shots at distant targets. Should targets close to medium range, the rifle can also be fired in fully-automatic mode.Grappling Hook
    • -Widowmaker launches a grappling hook towards the location she's aiming at – when the hook connects with a scalable surface, she's quickly drawn towards it, allowing her to expand her view of the battlefield and evade or flank targets.Venom Mine
    • - Widowmaker adheres a swiftly-arming venom mine to nearly any surface. When a target wanders within range of the mine's motion trigger, it explodes, delivering poison gas to any enemies in the vicinity.Infra-sight Ultimate Ability
    • - Widowmaker's recon visor allows her to see the heat signatures of her targets through walls and objects for a moderate amount of time. This enhanced vision is shared with her allies.

    Widowmaker is the perfect assassin: a patient, ruthlessly efficient killer who shows neither emotion nor remorse.

    It is believed that in her former life, Widowmaker was married to Gérard Lacroix, an Overwatch agent spearheading operations against the Talon terrorist organization. After several unsuccessful attempts to eliminate Gérard, Talon decided to change its focus to his wife, Amélie. Talon operatives kidnapped her and subjected her to an intense program of neural reconditioning. They broke her will, suppressed her personality, and reprogrammed her as a sleeper agent. She was eventually found by Overwatch agents, apparently none the worse for wear, and returned to her normal life.

    Two weeks later she killed Gérard in his sleep.

    Her mission complete, Amélie returned to Talon, and they completed the process of turning her into a living weapon. She was given extensive training in the covert arts, and then her physiology was altered, drastically slowing her heart, which turned her skin cold and blue and numbed her ability to experience human emotion. Amélie was gone.

    Now, Widowmaker is Talon's most effective assassin, feeling little save the satisfaction of a job well done.
    WINSTON - Tank
    The cool, bespectacled class we saw in the trailer earlier, Winston is a genetically engineered gorilla who is also a scientist. Right click uses his "Tesla Cannons," which he can charge, Shift lets him use a Jump Pack for added mobility, E makes Winston put up a shield, and Q lets Winston go into "Primal Rage," something that looks like a beserk mode (which we saw in the trailer!)

    Real Name: Winston, Age: 29
    Occupation: Scientist, Adventurer
    Base of Operations: Horizon Lunar Colony (formerly)
    Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)

    • Tesla Cannon - Winston's weapon fires a short-range electric barrage for as long as he holds down the trigger.[*]Jump Pack - Assisted by his energy pack, Winston lunges through the air, dealing significant damage and staggering nearby enemies when he lands.Shield Projector - Winston's shield projector extends a bubble-shaped field that absorbs damage until it's destroyed. Allies protected by the shield can return fire from within it.Primal Rage Ultimate Ability
    • - Winston embraces his animal nature, significantly boosting his health and making him very difficult to kill, strengthening his melee attack, and allowing him to use his Jump Pack ability more frequently. While raging, Winston can only make melee and Jump Pack attacks.
    - Offense
    A soldier, Pharah can shoot rockets, has versatile jets that can boost her, she has concussive blasts, and generally very offense-oriented moves. Basically, she looks like she'll be a major force to be reckoned with

    Real Name: Fareeha Amari, Age: 32
    Occupation: Security Chief
    Base of Operations: Giza, Egypt
    Affiliation: Helix Security International

    • Rocket Launcher - Pharah's primary weapon launches rockets that deal significant damage in a wide blast radius.[*]Jump Jet - Propelled by her suit's thrusters, Pharah soars high into the air.[*]Concussive Blast - Pharah looses a wrist rocket that knocks back any enemies it strikes and deals immense damage to shields and barriers.[*]Barrage Ultimate Ability - Pharah directs a continuous salvo of mini-rockets to destroy groups of enemies.Story
      REINHARDT - Tank
      A hammer wielding champion, Reinhardt can also pull out a shield, as well as charge enemies. Looks like a bulky class that packs a lot of power.

      Real Name: Reinhardt Wilhelm, Age: 61
      Occupation: Adventurer
      Base of Operations: Stuttgart, Germany
      Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)


      [*]Rocket Hammer
      - Reinhardt's Rocket Hammer is an exemplary melee weapon, able to deal punishing damage in a wide arc with every swing.Shield
      - Reinhardt projects a broad, forward-facing energy shield, which can absorb substantial damage before it is destroyed. Though Reinhardt can protect himself and his companions behind the shield, he cannot attack while sustaining it.Charge
      - Reinhardt charges forth in a straight line, grabbing hold of enemies in his path. If he collides with a wall, foes he's carrying suffer extreme damage.Fire Strike
      - By whipping his Rocket Hammer forward, Reinhardt slings a flaming projectile which pierces and damages any enemies it touchesEarthshatter Ultimate Ability
      - Reinhardt forcefully slams his rocket hammer into the ground, knocking down and damaging all enemies in front of him.

    SYMMETRA - Support
    A lady obsessed with perfection and order, Symmetra can bend reality, use sentry drones, and set up teleporters.

    Real Name: Satya Vaswani, Age: 28
    Occupation: Architech
    Base of Operations: Utopaea, India
    Affiliation: Vishkar Corporation

    • Photon Projector - Symmetra's weapon emits a short-range beam that homes in on a nearby enemy, dealing continuous damage that increases the longer it is connected. The projector can also release a charged energy ball that deals high damage.[*]Sentry Turret - Symmetra sets up a small turret that automatically fires speed-reducing blasts at the nearest enemy within range. Several turrets can be built on the battlefield at once.Photon Shield - Symmetra surrounds an ally with a hard-light shield that absorbs damage and persists as long as that ally remains alive.Teleporter Ultimate Ability
    • - Symmetra places a teleporter exit pad at her current location, and connects it to a teleporter entry pad at her team's starting point. Allies can travel through the entry pad to the exit pad instantly, enabling them to return to the fight swiftly after being defeated.

    “The true enemy of humanity is disorder.”

    Symmetra literally bends reality. By manipulating hard-light constructs, she crafts the world as she wishes it to be, in hopes of engineering a perfect society.

    Following the Omnic Crisis, the Vishkar Corporation of southern India began the laborious process of creating new, self-sustaining cities to house the nation's displaced population. One such city, Utopaea, was created using radical hard-light technology that enabled its architechs to shape the city's streets, utilities, and living spaces in the blink of an eye.

    After she was identified as one of the few capable of becoming a light-bending architech, young Satya Vaswani was plucked from extreme poverty and placed in the care of Vishkar's architech academy, never to return home. Isolated and lonely in her new life, Satya immersed herself in her education and training. She quickly grasped the applications of the technology and was one of the top students in her class. Satya approached hard-light manipulation differently than her peers, with their more procedural, mechanical constructions, instead weaving her constructs in the motions of the traditional dance of her homeland.

    Though she was one of Utopaea's top architechs, the Vishkar Corporation saw far greater potential in Satya's abilities. Giving her the moniker "Symmetra," Vishkar sent her on clandestine missions around the world to uphold its corporate interests and expand its influence into other countries.

    Symmetra believes her actions serve the greater good in society. But there are times when she wonders whether the control and order she desires are truly best for humanity. [HR][/HR]
    TORBJORN - Defense
    An infamous engineer, Torbjorn has a rivet gun, a forge hammer (of course), a turret, and more

    Real Name: Torbjörn Lindholm, Age: 57
    Occupation: Weapons Designer
    Base of Operations: Gothenburg, Sweden
    Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)

    • Rivet Gun - Torbjörn fires rivets at long range, or ejects molten metal from his gun in a short, close-range burst.[*]Forge Hammer - Torbjörn uses his multipurpose hammer to build, upgrade and repair turrets. In a pinch, it can also be swung as a weapon.[*]Build Turret - Torbjörn constructs an enemy-tracking autocannon. He can use the scrap he collects from dead enemies and allies to repair or upgrade it, increasing its health and adding a second cannon barrel and a rocket launcher.Armor Pack - Torbjörn deploys an armor upgrade; either he or his allies can pick it up to absorb some damage.Molten Core Ultimate Ability -
    • After overheating his personal forge, Torbjörn gains a significant amount of armor and scrap. He also attacks (and builds and repairs turrets) far faster than normal.

    “Build ‘em up, break ‘em down.”

    At its height, Overwatch possessed one of the most advanced armaments on the planet, which could be traced to the workshop of an ingenious engineer named Torbjörn Lindholm.

    Before the Omnic Crisis, Torbjörn had gained notoriety for designing weapons systems used by countries around the world. However, his belief that technology must serve a better vision for humanity put him at odds with his employers, who desired to control his weapons using networked computer intelligence.

    Torbjörn had a deep mistrust of sentient robotic intelligence, and while many of his peers wrote this off as paranoia, his worst fears were realized when the robot populations of the world turned against their human creators during the Omnic Crisis. Because of his engineering genius, he was recruited to join the original Overwatch strike team, and his many inventions proved integral to ending the crisis. In the years that followed, Overwatch became an international peacekeeping force, and Torbjörn remained a critical resource for all of its technological needs and signature weapons systems.

    But in the aftermath of Overwatch's fall, many of Torbjörn's weapons were stolen or stashed away around the world. Feeling responsible for his creations, Torbjörn is determined to stop them from falling into the wrong hands and wreaking havoc on the innocent.te> [HR][/HR]
    BASTION - Defense
    A otherwise gentle robot (see the birdy?), Bastion can shoot, set up remote controlled mines, turn into a cannon, and more.

    Real Name: SST Laboratories Siege Automaton E54, “Bastion" , Age: 30
    Occupation: Battle Automaton
    Base of Operations: Unknown
    Affiliation: None

    • Configuration: Assault - In Assault mode, Bastion is fully mobile, outfitted with a submachine gun that fires steady bursts of bullets at medium range.[*]Configuration: Siege - In Siege mode, Bastion is a stationary powerhouse protected by a forward-facing shield and equipped with a gatling gun capable of unleashing a hail of bullets. The gun's aim can be "walked" across multiple targets, dealing devastating damage at short to medium range.[*]Reconfigure - Bastion transforms between its two primary combat modes to adapt to battlefield conditions.Self-Repair - Bastion restores its health; it cannot move or fire weapons while the repair process is in effect.Remote Mine Ultimate Ability - Bastion remotely places a mine that triggers when an enemy arrives within range. The explosion deals substantial damage in its blast radius.
    - Offense
    A former criminal, Hanzo can use a bow and arrow for damage, or to reveal nearby enemies (very clever). Hanzo can also wall climb, and he can unleash dragons onto his enemies.

    Real Name: Hanzo Shimada, Age: 38
    Occupation: Mercenary, Assassin
    Base of Operations: Hanamura, Japan (formerly)
    Affiliation: Shimada Clan


    Storm Bow
    - Hanzo nocks and fires an arrow at his target.Sonic Arrow
    - Hanzo launches an arrow that contains a sonar tracking device. Any enemy within its detection radius is visibly marked, making them easier for Hanzo and his allies to hunt down.[*]Scatter Arrow - Hanzo shoots a fragmenting arrow that ricochets off walls and objects and can strike multiple targets at once.[*]Dragonstrike Ultimate Ability - Hanzo summons a Spirit Dragon which travels through the air in a line. It passes through walls in its way, devouring any enemies it encounters.Story
    MERCY - Support
    One of the more angelic-looking classes, Mercy is a literal guardian angel. She can heal, she's a scientist, she uses a staff, as well as a small blaster.

    Real Name: Angela Ziegler, Age: 34
    Occupation: Field Medic, First Responder
    Base of Operations: Zürich, Switzerland
    Affiliation: Overwatch (formerly)

    • Caduceus Staff
    • - Mercy engages one of two beams that connect to an ally. By maintaining the beams, she can either restore that ally's health or increase the amount of damage they deal
    • Caduceus Blaster
    • - Mercy shoots a round from her sidearm. It's best reserved for emergency personal defense.Guardian Angel
    • - Mercy flies towards a targeted ally, allowing her to reach them quickly and provide assistance in crucial moments.Angelic Descent
    • - Propelled by her Valkyrie suit, Mercy slows the speed of her descent from great heights.Resurrect Ultimate Ability
    • - Mercy radiates restorative power, bringing nearby dead allies back into the fight with full health.
    “Heroes never die.”

    A guardian angel to those who come under her care, Dr. Angela Ziegler is a peerless healer, a brilliant scientist, and a staunch advocate for peace.

    Ziegler rose to become the head of surgery at a prominent Swiss hospital before pioneering a breakthrough in the field of applied nanobiology that radically improved the treatment of life-threatening illnesses and injuries. It was this expertise that attracted the attention of Overwatch.

    Because her parents had been taken by war, Ziegler was opposed to the organization's militaristic approach to keeping global peace. Ultimately, she recognized that Overwatch offered her the opportunity to save lives on a much larger scale. As Overwatch's head of medical research, Angela sought to leverage her work for healing in frontline crises. The result was the Valkyrie swift-response suit, which Ziegler herself piloted on many Overwatch missions.

    Despite her contributions to Overwatch, she was often at odds with her superiors and the organization's overarching aims. When Overwatch dissolved, Ziegler dedicated herself to helping those affected by war.

    Though she spends most of her time caring for the broken and dispossessed in crisis areas around the world, Dr. Ziegler can be counted on to don her Valkyrie suit whenever innocents are imperiled. [HR][/HR]
    ZENYATTA - Support
    A monk seeking enlightenment, Zenyatta can shoot all sorts of orbs, and he can become immune to damage by transcending reality.

    Real Name: Tekhartha Zenyatta, Age: 20
    Occupation: Wandering Guru, Adventurer
    Base of Operations: Shambali Monastery, Nepal (formerly)
    Affiliation: The Shambali (formerly)

    • Orb of Destruction - Zenyatta projects his destructive energy orbs either individually, or in a rapid-fire volley after a few seconds spent gathering power.[*]Orb of Harmony - Zenyatta casts an orb over the shoulder of a targeted ally. So long as Zenyatta remains alive, the orb slowly restores health to his ally. Only one ally can receive the orb's benefit at a time.Orb of Discord - Attaching the orb of discord to an opponent amplifies the amount of damage they receive for as long as Zenyatta lives. Only one opponent can suffer the orb's effects at a time.Transcendence Ultimate Ability
    • - Zenyatta enters a state of heightened existence for a short period of time. While transcendent, Zenyatta cannot use abilities or weapons, but is immune to damage and automatically restores his health and that of nearby allies.

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  3. anonymous

    Regular Gamer

    free to play or pay to win?
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