What it’s like to work on Overwatch as a concept artistOverwatchConcept artists on the Overwatch team are "idea salespeople." Comic Book Tracer: Cheers, love! The artist’s hereOverwatchWe spoke with character art director Arnold Tsang about the creative process behind the latest Overwatch challenge skin, his love for comics, and what Tracer means to him. Blink into battle in Tracer’s Comic Challenge!OverwatchJoin the fight and earn limited-time rewards, including Comic Book Tracer (epic), by winning games and watching Overwatch on Twitch. Showcase your talent in the Overwatch Student Animation FestivalOverwatchWe are happy to announce the Overwatch Student Animation Festival which offers a prize pool of more than 25,000 EUR in value to support aspiring creators from all around Europe. Dive Into the Overwatch Summer Games With Concept ArtistsOverwatchWe caught up with concept artists Kejun Wang and Daryl Tan, the minds behind Feskarn Brigitte and Lifeguard Pharah, to discuss their design processes and how they came up with two of this year’s hot new Overwatch Summer Games skins. Overwatch Teams Up With Talented Creators for Summer of MusicOverwatchWith the recent release of the Overwatch: Cities & Countries music album, and the launch of Sigma’s Maestro Challenge in-game event earlier this week, we’d like to take Overwatch’s celebration of music even further and involve some incredible talent from across Europe for our Summer of Music. What it’s like to work on Overwatch’s tools and engineOverwatchOver 2.7 million lines of code power the tools that support Overwatch. The Architechs on Overwatch’s engine and tools teams are the keepers of that legacy. Take the stage in Sigma’s Maestro Challenge!OverwatchJoin the ensemble and earn limited-time rewards, including Maestro Sigma (legendary), by winning games and watching Overwatch on Twitch. Overwatch: Cities & Countries Soundtrack ReleaseOverwatchEnjoy the globetrotting music from Overwatch’s maps and missions with the Overwatch: Cities & Countries soundtrack! Open Queue mode is now live in Competitive PlayOverwatchWith the launch of Season 23, Overwatch players will be able to enjoy a new option in Competitive mode with the addition of Open Queue, available starting July 2. Cheers to Four Years: Dev Memories of OverwatchOverwatchThe Overwatch team shares some of their favorite memories from the game’s development and the past four years of fun. Overwatch Double XP Weekend | June 5-9OverwatchThanks for a great year, heroes! To celebrate, all players who log in this weekend will earn DOUBLE XP. Meet the big, bad concept artist behind Little Red AsheOverwatchOverwatch concept artist Qiu Fang shares the story behind his rugged take on a beloved folk tale. Official Overwatch Novel: The Hero of NumbaniOverwatchThe first official Overwatch novel from critically acclaimed author Nicky Drayden is coming June 2! The Hero of Numbani tells the full story behind Efi and Orisa’s heroic origins, offers a glimpse into Talon’s machinations in Numbani, and provides some must-know hints at things to come. From Zero Hour to Hero: Inside Echo’s AudioOverwatchFighter jet. Blue. Easy-listening music. For most, seeing these listed side-by-side might prompt an eyebrow raise or a second glance. But for Geoff Garnett, senior sound designer on Overwatch? These concepts comprise the 750+ voice line-strong audio core of the game’s newest hero, Echo. Celebrate Overwatch's Newest Hero with Echo-themed Rewards!OverwatchCelebrate the arrival of Overwatch’s newest hero, Echo! Now through April 20, earn unique, Echo-themed rewards by watching streams on Twitch. Take Flight in the Flash Ops: Echo ShowdownOverwatchTake part in a $50,000 open tournament featuring Echo in every match or tune in to earn in-game rewards! Refining Hero Pools and Retiring Map PoolsOverwatchSince the introduction of Hero Pools & Map Pools, we’ve heard a lot of great feedback from players on both of these systems - and now, we're making some changes. Revisiting the Past: A Look Back at Archives LoreOverwatchThis year’s Archives event brings deadly new modifiers to your favorite missions, challenging you to demonstrate your tactical finesse in Rialto, King’s Row, and Havana. Looking for a story recap before you dive into the action? We’ve got you covered. Mixing Up the Meta: Scott Mercer on Hero Pools in Season 21OverwatchInterested in the philosophy behind the newest change to Overwatch Competitive play? Principal Game Designer Scott Mercer provided some insight into how Hero Pools will shake things up in Season 21. Jeff Kaplan and Michael Heiberg on Experimental mode, Triple Damage, and ice cream economicsOverwatchKaplan and Heiberg lay out the full story behind Experimental mode and give a full breakdown of what Triple Damage means for the game. Join the Party in Ashe’s Mardi Gras Challenge!OverwatchGrab your beads and join the bacchanalia now through March 9 to earn unique, Mardi Gras-inspired rewards. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Where to Watch: Overwatch League Opening WeekendOverwatchJoin us live for Week 1 action from New York and Dallas. Workshop update grants unprecedented power for creatorsOverwatchLearn about new maps, new tools, and quality-of-life improvements in an update to Workshop from the developers, Zach Metcalf and Dan Reed. So Many Masks, So Little Time: A Look at Face Changer SombraOverwatchTake a closer glance at Sombra's new Face Changer skin and the process behind designing a legendary look fit for the Lunar New Year. Take flight in Mercy's Recall Challenge!OverwatchFly into action and take up the mantle of the Valkyrie in Mercy’s Recall Challenge! Bring the new Overwatch short story, “Valkyrie” to life with story-inspired content available to unlock for a limited time.