Recent News

Apr 29

From Zero Hour to Hero: Inside Echo’s Audio

Fighter 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.
Apr 16

Heroes Never Die: A Story of Courage, Hope, and Compassion

The back of her hazmat suit reads “Heroes Never Die.” The story of a real-life Mercy on the frontlines of COVID-19 in Wuhan.
Apr 14

Take Flight in the Flash Ops: Echo Showdown

Take part in a $50,000 open tournament featuring Echo in every match or tune in to earn in-game rewards!
Apr 14

Celebrate Overwatch's Newest Hero with Echo-themed Rewards!

Celebrate the arrival of Overwatch’s newest hero, Echo! Now through April 20, earn unique, Echo-themed rewards by watching streams on Twitch.
Apr 9

Refining Hero Pools and Retiring Map Pools

Since 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.
Mar 27

Revisiting the Past: A Look Back at Archives Lore

This 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.
Mar 19

Echoes of Echo: A History of Hero 32

You’ve seen her before. Now, she’s finally here—Echo, the 32nd hero to join the ranks of the Overwatch roster.
Mar 5

Mixing Up the Meta: Scott Mercer on Hero Pools in Season 21

Interested 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.
Feb 22

Jeff Kaplan and Michael Heiberg on Experimental mode, Triple Damage, and ice cream economics

Kaplan and Heiberg lay out the full story behind Experimental mode and give a full breakdown of what Triple Damage means for the game.
Feb 21

Join the Party in Ashe’s Mardi Gras Challenge!

Grab your beads and join the bacchanalia now through March 9 to earn unique, Mardi Gras-inspired rewards. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Feb 14

Cheers, love! The Overwatch Valentine’s Day special is here!

At Blizzard, we make games to bring people together, and yet it’s still such a wonderful surprise to learn of the players who stay together. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we interviewed a couple of couples who decided to make their two-stack life-long after finding each other through Overwatch.
Feb 7

Where to Watch: Overwatch League Opening Weekend

Join us live for Week 1 action from New York and Dallas.
Feb 4

Workshop update grants unprecedented power for creators

Learn about new maps, new tools, and quality-of-life improvements in an update to Workshop from the developers, Zach Metcalf and Dan Reed.
Jan 27

So Many Masks, So Little Time: A Look at Face Changer Sombra

Take a closer glance at Sombra's new Face Changer skin and the process behind designing a legendary look fit for the Lunar New Year.
Dec 19

Winter Wonderland community round-up: Treat yourself to an avalanche of fan art

Treat yourself to an avalanche of fan art in celebration of the Winter Wonderland event!
Dec 13

Behind the Scenes on Ugly Sweater: 76

Behind the scenes with the artist responsible for Soldier 76’s new, delightfully ugly sweater skin.
Nov 27

The History of Mercy: From Guardian to Guardian Angel

Dive into Mercy’s narrative and development history and discover how she became the hero she is today.
Nov 27

Help Us Decorate!

The holidays are quickly approaching, and we'd like to celebrate with YOU, our talented community.
Nov 12

Take flight in Mercy's Recall Challenge!

Fly 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.
Nov 5

Revving Up the Engine—Overwatch 2 “Evolving the Art” Panel Recap

In case you missed it at the show, we’ve got details about what’s ahead for Overwatch 2 and how the team is evolving the game’s art and technology.
Nov 2

Story Missions, Hero Missions, Push Maps, and more–Overwatch 2 “What’s Next” Panel Recap

At the “What’s Next” panel led by Jeff Kaplan and Aaron Keller, BlizzCon 2019 attendees got to hear all about what’s coming in the highly anticipated Overwatch sequel.
Oct 31

BlizzCon Sale: Get Overwatch® for $14.99

Get Overwatch® for $14.99 now through November 3!
Oct 14

Overwatch on Nintendo Switch launch protocols: Everything you need to know

The launch of Overwatch on the Nintendo Switch is just around the corner! To make sure you're ready for deployment on October 15, we've put together a series of launch-day protocols so you'll know what to expect, how best to prepare, and when you'll be able to jump in and officially begin your fight for the future.
Oct 1

Level Up Your BlizzCon® 2019 Home Experience With the Virtual Ticket

Unlock commemorative extras for your favorite Blizzard games and take your BlizzCon viewing to the next level, whether you’re watching at home or on the go.
Sep 20

Gear Up to Show Up for the 2019 Overwatch World Cup

Jerseys, jackets, and caps for the 46 participating countries available now!
Sep 17

Build yourself up with Bastion’s Brick Challenge

Grab your bricks and build yourself up by completing Bastion’s Brick Challenge! Play games and watch streams to earn new content inspired by LEGO® – including the new legendary Brick Bastion skin.
Jul 18

Introducing Role Queue

Introducing Role Queue, an update to Overwatch’s matchmaking and queuing system that gives players the power to choose which role they play in their games.
Jun 18

Jump into action with Baptiste’s Reunion Challenge

Explore Baptiste's war-torn past in "What You Left Behind," a new short story by Alyssa Wong. Through July 1, earn awesome rewards—including the epic Combat Medic Baptiste skin—by winning games and watching Overwatch on Twitch.
Jun 13

Meet the Top 10 Countries and All Committees

The people have spoken!
Jun 11

Overwatch League Replay Viewer: See Matches From a New Perspective

Experience Overwatch League from any perspective with the Overwatch League Replay Viewer! Use professional esports observer tools from the comfort of your own computer to customize your viewing experience.