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A multiplayer first-person shooter developed by Blizzard and the first production of this genre in the portfolio of the creators of cult series such as Diablo, Warcraft, and Starcraft.

Action | FPP | science fiction | FPS | multiplayer | co-op | shooters

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publisher : Activision Blizzard

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Game mode: multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

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Overwatch for PC, PS4 and XONE is a first person shooter, designed for online multiplayer matches; it was developed by Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the renowned Diablo, Warcraft and StarCraft universes.


The action of Overwatch is set in a futuristic reality, full of chaos and conflict. The watch, mentioned in the title, is an organization responsible for keeping the peace, it consists of the best and most elite soldiers, scientists and brawlers. The watch was extremely successful for years, but with time its strength and influence began to fade. The organization became divided and when the player enters the game it is completely scattered. Humanity still requires heroes and it is up to the players to fulfill the duties of the watch. The production is heavily focused around the multiplayer mode but, at the same time, it offers a rich backstory of both the universe and its inhabitants.


The player will spend most of his time in Overwatch for PC, PS4 and XONE on participating in online, multiplayer battles. The skirmishes are very fast-paced and dynamic, mostly due to extremely quick and agile heroes. The key to success in the game is close cooperation with your teammates, which is reflected in the available game modes, e.g. Payload requires one team to escort an explosive to a specific point on the map, while the other team tries to prevent it from reaching its destination; in Point Control one of the squads attacks a set of control points, while the other tries to hold them until the time runs out for the attacker team. In both of these game modes lone wolves and isolated players are an easy target for the enemy team.

Upon starting a battle, the player chooses one of the available heroes. Blizzard made sure to grant the players a large and varied pool of characters, e.g. Reinhardt, a mighty fighter, capable of scattering the enemy team with his charge, or the bow wielding Hanzo, who makes up for his low stamina by being a very agile and skilled climber. Every hero has his own set of abilities and requires a unique playstyle, which prevents repetitiveness and allows for a different tactical approach.

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz/AMD Phenom II X3 2.8 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660/Radeon HD 7950 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows Vista/7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3 3.1 GHz/AMD Phenom X3 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 768 MB GeForce GTX 460/Radeon HD 4850 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows Vista/7/8/10 64-bit

Overwatch Game Guide

game guide 07 January 2016

Overwatch game guide contains useful information concerning the latest game by Blizzard. All the available game modes and playable characters will be described. Separate chapters will be devoted to useful tips and most commonly used sets of characters.

Baptiste is the New Character in Overwatch

News 26 February 2019 15:44

Blizzard Entertainment has revealed the game's 30th playable character, which should soon join the roster of the online shooter Overwatch. The newcomer is a former Talon member, the combat medic known as Baptiste.

Overwatch gets a lower price - permanently

News 26 January 2019 11:19

Good news for all team multiplayer FPS lovers. Blizzard decided to lower the price of the PC version of Overwatch. Now it's available for half the price. Maybe it will encourage some skeptical players to try the game.

The Year of Pig in Overwatch and new AMD drivers - news from the world

News 26 January 2019 10:49

Today we are writing about Chinese New Year in Overwatch and graphics drivers from AMD, which, among other things, add support for Resident Evil 2 remake. Welcome to the news from the world - daily portions of short news.

Overwatch new endorsement system pays off big time, figures show

News 16 July 2018 15:31

Abusive behavior is no longer a way to go in Overwatch. After the game saw the introduction of a new endorsement system, even toxic players considered switching to 'good sport' so that they could be rewarded.

Doomfist is another character coming to Overwatch next week

News 19 July 2017 14:01

Next week, Overwatch players will get another character, the long-awaited Doomfist. This melee-focused warrior will let you feel powerful and feast on other players' frustration as you pummel them.

Overwatch first anniversary celebrated with special events; free weekend inbound

News 25 May 2017 15:45

It's a good time to be an Overwatch fan, or to become one. There is a special anniversary event going on, which means lots of goodies for current players, as well as a free weekend incoming for all those interested in giving the game a try.

Overwatch is worth over $1 billion

News 05 May 2017 12:35

Activision Blizzard revealed their most recent financial results, in which they brag about Overwatch becoming the company's another billion-dollar franchise.

Overwatch to get three new maps, likely this year

News 25 April 2017 11:28

The Overwatch team is working on three new maps, which are likely to come out this year. But that's not all Blizzard has in store for the fans.

Orisa is a new tank character coming to Overwatch

News 03 March 2017 14:21

The character roster in Overwatch is expanded with another character. Orisa is a big robot which serves the role of a tank.

Overwatch is coming to PC and consoles in Spring 2016, most likely as a full price game

News 06 November 2015 10:28

Overwatch is most probably going to be a full price title, not a free-to-play game as many expected. What is more, the Blizzard’s online shooter will appear on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One simultaneously with the PC release in Spring 2016.

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