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Overwatch Yule Log Returns with Charlet Chung, Matt Mercer, and More

It appears that last year has started a Christmas tradition that we're seeing continue for 2018: the Overwatch Yule log has returned. Surprisingly, this year's silly little event is currently…

December 24, 2018 | 06:27 EST

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Overwatch: Next Hero In Testing, Echo Is Not Hero 30

Bad news for Overwatch fans who were hoping that we already saw Hero 30 on screen in the recent Reunion short: Game Director Jeff Kaplan has confirmed that the white robot is not Hero 30 in a clip of…

November 5, 2018 | 03:35 EST

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[Updated] Overwatch Retribution a New Mission Set In Italy, Rialto Map Revealed

Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan was live on stage during last night's Overwatch League broadcast to show off the latest PvE mission for the Overwatch Archives event. Set in the Rialto district of…

April 5, 2018 | 09:17 EDT

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Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan Discusses Hanzo, Symmetra, & Torbjörn Updates

Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan took to the game's official forums this weekend in a series of posts to update fans about upcoming changes for Hanzo, Symmetra, and Torbjörn. The first of the…

April 3, 2018 | 11:08 EDT

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Overwatch PTR Changes Coming For Doomfist, Sombra, & More

Overwatch has a new Developer Update out, and Game Director Jeff Kaplan spends his time on camera talking about some upcoming PTR changes for six of the game's heroes. Six of the heroes in Overwatch…

February 15, 2018 | 04:24 EST

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Jeff Kaplan & The Overwatch Yule Log Went For Nearly 10 Hours

Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan sat in front of a yule log (a Christmas classic) for over ten hours on Christmas Eve this year. Well, not exactly. A yule log is an old European tradition that was…

December 25, 2017 | 02:03 EST

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Winter Wonderland Returns To Overwatch Tomorrow

Brace yourselves for a cold front: Winter Wonderland returns to Overwatch on December 12, 2017, according to a developer update released by Blizzard Entertainment. Overwatch is well-known by now for…

December 11, 2017 | 01:51 EST

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Overwatch Developer Update Talks World Cup, Chinese Players Facing Visa Issues

Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan has appeared in another Developer Update for the game talking about the upcoming Overwatch World Cup. Additionally, Chinese players have had difficulty securing…

October 28, 2017 | 07:32 EDT

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Team Deathmatch and More Will Return to Overwatch

If you're one of the people who has been hankering to play some No Limits in the Overwatch Arcade, good news - Game Director Jeff Kaplan has stated that they will come back in a post on the game's…

October 19, 2017 | 09:40 EDT


The Eternal Battle Against Toxicity in Games Like Overwatch And You

It is an unfortunate reality of online gaming (and for that matter, human nature) that there exists a certain kind of individual who seemingly has no other purpose in life than to be needlessly…

September 21, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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Overwatch Console Reporting Coming In Next Patch

A report feature for the console version of Overwatch will be deploying to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the next patch according to a post from Jeff Kaplan on the official Overwatch forums. While…

August 18, 2017 | 06:06 EDT

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[Updated] Overwatch Deathmatch Gameplay & New Map Announced

Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan was front and center in yet another Developer Update that announced a new game mode was making its way to Blizzard Entertainment's futuristic first person shooter…

August 10, 2017 | 07:30 EDT

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[Updated] Overwatch Summer Games Mercy Skin Leaked, Sombra Skin Teased

Update: The Overwatch 2017 Summer Games is now live, and the depicted Mercy skin (named "Winged Victory") has been confirmed as authentic. Sombra's wetsuit-themed "Tulum" skin has also been revealed…

August 8, 2017 | 11:15 EDT

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Reinhardt Issues Addressed On Overwatch PTR

Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan has provided an update on the situation with Reinhardt's playability issues which we detailed yesterday. Mr. Kaplan has detailed what information they have…

July 14, 2017 | 08:00 EDT

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Overwatch Internally Testing Roadhog Changes, Investigating Reinhardt Bugs

Blizzard Entertainment is hard at work behind the scenes with their first-person shooter Overwatch. Aside from some recent changes to the PTR version of the game, the game's development team is…

July 13, 2017 | 04:00 EDT


Overwatch Has 6 Maps In Development, Looking To Add Subtitle Support

Today Jeff Kaplan took to the Overwatch forums to answer some questions that had been posted recently. The first of Kaplan's posts has to do with new maps coming to the game this year, and the second…

April 25, 2017 | 11:33 EDT

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Overwatch Will "Eventually" Be Changing Mystery Heroes

Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan has stated that they will "eventually" be changing the Mystery Heroes game mode as reported by PVP Live. Jeff Kaplan was responding to a thread by user…

March 13, 2017 | 07:46 EDT

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Overwatch is Taking Action Against AFK Farming in Custom Games

Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan has stated that Blizzard will be taking action against players who use custom games for AFK farming of Experience according to a post on the game's official forums…

March 8, 2017 | 10:51 EST

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Blizzard Responds to Mei Holiday Skin Complaints

Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan has responded to a thread on the official Overwatch forums where users are complaining about the Winter Wonderland "Mei-rry" legendary skin for Mei. The complaints are in…

December 17, 2016 | 10:45 EST


Overwatch's Symmetra Changes Revealed: Dual Ultimates, New Ability

Game Director Jeff Kaplan of Blizzard has indicated changes to Symmetra are coming soon to the Overwatch PTR. He recently revealed in a developer update on Blizzard's Youtube Channel, along with some…

November 22, 2016 | 03:27 EST