Blizzard Gears Up For Overwatch Launch

Published: May 20, 2016 9:27 PM /


Overwatch Tracer Action Figure

In just four shorts days Overwatch will officially launch on May 24, but before that Blizzard has some things to show off to get you even more excited for launch. After Blizzard released an image pointing out different locations around the world, gamers began to speculate what would be happening at those locations. Today we have found out that Blizzard has life-size action figures of three Overwatch heroes for each location. Tracer's figure in in Hollywood, Genji's is in Paris, and Pharah's will be located in Busan, South Korea (How do you not put a D.Va figure in South Korea?). 

We still don't have any pictures of Pharah's action figure, but we'll update the post when we get some. Unfortunately, it looks like everyone who thought we were going to get a new hero announcement was wrong. There is still some hope left however, because the Solider 76 short film coming out Monday is speculated to reveal the hero Sombra, so keep your fingers crossed until Monday. You can check out all of the speculation and evidence for Sombra's reveal right here. The action figures also have a cheeky little choking hazard warning.

Overwatch Tracer Action Figure Message
Courtesy of @LanoomAES via Twitter

Besides the life-size action figure, Blizzard also released an info-graphic will statistics for the open beta. Some of the stats include the number of players in the open beta: 9.7 million over 4.9 billion minutes played, the number of Bastions killed: 326 million (he's not OP guys), and the number of times is was High Noon: 5.7 million times a day. 

Overwatch Open Beta Stats

Overwatch launches May 24, but if you've downloaded it then you'll be able to play a bit early, you can check out when you're timezone will be able to play here. The earliest you'll be able to play is May 23 at 4:00 p.m. PDT.  So set your countdown timers and get ready to dive back into Overwatch

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Kyle Downey TechRaptor
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Staff Writer looking to keep you both informed and entertained. Favorite games include: Pokemon, Overwatch, Golden Sun, Portal, and Elder Scrolls.

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