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Overwatch: Everything you need to know

Overwatch launches soon, so check out all our the news and features on Blizzards upcoming multiplayer shooter.

With the launch of Overwatch upon us, we've rounded up our essential news and features to help give you a quick rundown on the much-anticipated multiplayer shooter. From our in-depth video series where we interview Blizzard to our multiple pieces covering our thoughts and impressions on the game; here's everything you need to know.

Be sure to check back as we update this article with new features and our in-depth review of Overwatch.

The Story of Overwatch

From the death of Titan to the birth of Overwatch: A 3-part video series -- Video producer Danny O'Dwyer visits Blizzard to talk with the Overwatch team about the game's development history, influences and more. Notable interviews include game director Jeff Kaplan, Blizzard's senior vice president of story and franchise development Chris Metzen, and various other key staff members. You can find a trailer for the series in the video above. Otherwise, click the link above for all three parts.

Interviews and features


Important news

Animated shorts

In the lead-up to Overwatch's launch, Blizzard released a series of animated shorts showcasing the game's characters and universe. The first video below fleshes out Winston's backstory and shows a tense battle between him and Reaper. For the rest of the shorts, click from the links below.

  • Overwatch - "Alive" animated short--"Alive" weaves a tale of Widowmaker, a Talon assassin who stalks her prey with deadly efficiency. In this episode, witness a fateful night in London's King's Row--where you'll can see how one death can change everything.
  • Overwatch - "Dragons" animated short--Discover the story behind one of Overwatch's biggest rivalries in the third animated short: Dragons. It explores the history of conflict between the scions of the Shimada clan: Hanzo and Genji.