Overwatch Features

Apex Legends Isn't Afraid to Borrow Like Crazy From Overwatch

Apex Legends is technically in the Titanfall universe, but its gameplay borrows much more from Blizzard.

Overwatch Legendary Edition Giveaway: How to Enter and Win a Free Copy for PC

We're giving away 70 copies of the acclaimed hero shooter for PC. Here's how to enter and win!

Blizzard Talks Repeat Events, PvE, and More in the Battle to Keep Overwatch Fresh in Year 3

Overwatch will have to address some big issues in Year 3.

The 15 Best Overwatch Skins

After two years of Overwatch, we figured it was about time to rank the game's best skins.

The USgamer Podcast on the Radical Heights of Overwatch: Retribution

PODCAST | Another battle royale game joins the ring, a new Mega Man X collection is happening, and more on this week's episode of The USgamer Podcast.

Overwatch Retribution Fills in the Gaps in the Game's Lore

The origins of Reaper are imminent.

What Will the Next Generation of Game Consoles Look Like?

THE USGAMER PODCAST | Previewing the next generation, talking about Overwatch's new hero, and more.

The Joys of Watching Friends Play Games

From Bloodborne to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, sometimes video games are better spent watching a loved one play than playing yourself.

"It's Awkward Right Now:" What Some in the Games Industry Think of the Rise of the Loot Box in 2017

2017 was the year we opened Pandora's loot box. Here's what some in the games industry are thinking.

Overwatch Devs Discuss Moira, Blizzard World, and Which Overwatch Heroes Play WarCraft

BlizzCon 2017 Interview: We sit down with lead writer Michael Chu and technical artist Hak Lee to talk about Overwatch's new hero and map.

You Can Now Pre-Order a Genji from Overwatch Figma Figure

Pre-orders open until November 15th.

Inside the Launch of Blizzard's Ambitious New Overwatch League

We visited Blizzard's new esports arena and talked to Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer about Blizzard's plan to build a "forever sport".

The Harsh History Of Gaming Microtransactions: From Horse Armor to Loot Boxes

Loot Boxes are currently the most debated topic in gaming, but we've had over a decade of in-game money grabbing.

Games as Services Are Changing the Way We Interact With Video Games

Turns out the Netflix for video games is just video games.

Overwatch's Heroes Change Like the Seasons, and That's A-Okay

Overwatch's character overhauls (like with D.Va and Mercy) have a lot in common with MOBAs.

USgamer Community Question: What Multiplayer Game are You Best At?

USgamer's Friday Community Question is back, baby! This week: What multiplayer game is your bread and butter?

USgamer Lunch Hour: Overwatch Frees Doomfist [Youtubed!]

Let's see how Overwatch's latest character feels in the competitive meta.

The Most Pop Games

These games are bright, bubbly, and totally get stuck in your head, just like pop music.

USgamer Streams Overwatch's Doomfist [YouTubed!]

Mike tackles the fist of doom in this stream... of doom.

Far Cry 5 Sets the Heartland Aflame, Magikarp Uses "Jump," and the Rest of This Week's Headlines

ENDING CREDITS | Taking a look a back at this week's headlines and everything else you might have missed on USgamer.

Overwatch's Principal Designer Calls the Uprising Event the Biggest Success of Year 1

INTERVIEW | Plus the evolution of competitive, Tracer coming out of the closet, and other thoughts on Overwatch's one-year anniversary.

One Year Later, and Overwatch Is All About Being the Most Fashionable

The art of shooting things has fallen to the wayside.

It's Ridiculous Blizzard Still Doesn't Offer Cross-Platform Overwatch Accounts

A year later and my Overwatch skins are marooned on consoles.

USgamer Celebrates Overwatch's Anniversary With a Stream (5pm ET/2pm PT)

Today, we show you how bad we are at Overwatch. Enjoy it.

Nintendo Direct News, No NES Classic Edition for You, and the Rest of This Week's Headlines

ENDING CREDITS | Taking a look a back at this week's headlines and everything else you might have missed on USgamer.

Overwatch Uprising's PvE Mode Brings Story to the Forefront

Overwatch, a game with lore scattered everywhere but the game itself, finally brings its story home.

Wow, These New Overwatch Skins Are Boring

Who looks at Overwatch and says, "Let's make this gaggle of heroes look like generic video game protagonists?" No one.

How Will Orisa Affect Overwatch's Competitive Meta?

With Orisa nearing her official release across all platforms, we stop to wonder, what does this mean for Overwatch's current Reinhardt-essential meta?

What Makes the Bow the Ideal Video Game Weapon?

In less than two weeks, a new archery-savvy heroine will be playable on our screens with Horizon Zero Dawn's Aloy. And it got us thinking, what are the best bows in video games?

Essential Weekend Reading: The Overwatch Keyboard Controversy, Nioh's High Difficulty

As we head into the weekend, we highlight the week's most important stories and features.

Overwatch's Fight Against Alternative Input and The Folks Caught in The Middle

Blizzard wants Overwatch's competitive scene on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to be fair, but fixing the issue may shut out gamers with disabilities.

USgamer's Best Games of 2016: Our Game of the Year

At last, we choose our favorite game of 2016!

USgamer Community Question: Was 2016 a Good Year for Games?

Did 2016 meet all your expectations for gaming goodness?

USgamer's Best Games of 2016: Best Visual Style

What were the best-looking games of 2016?

Our Favorites: Each USgamer Staff Member Picks Their 10 Best Games of the Year

We all voted on the best of 2016, but here are our personal favorites.

2016 Successfully Used Familiar Faces to Introduce New Ideas

This past year taught us that it's possible to appeal to people's sense of nostalgia while teaching them new ways to play.

What Was the Best Multiplayer FPS Game of 2016?

2016 IN REVIEW: Every year seems to feature a bevy of quality FPS titles, but 2016 saw some exceptional releases.

From Us to You! is Riding Into the Sunset (For Now)

PODCAST: Our flagship podcast is going on hiatus, but not before diving into Mafia 3, Overwatch Halloween costumes, and more!

Overwatch: Observations from a Support Character

Having healed through hundreds of games, Jaz offers his perspective on the good and not-so-good habits of Overwatch players.

Overwatch's Ana Walks a Careful Line Between Offense and Support

The newest Overwatch addition gives healers a chance to take more of an active role.

From Us to You! Gets Swept Up in the Pokémon Go Mania

PODCAST: Like everyone else, we love Pokémon Go. Plus: Kat recounts her trip to Japan, and we talk about Overwatch's new character.

The Waiting Game: Just How Dead IS Umbrella Corps?

Check out how Umbrella Corps' empty lobbies stack up against other multiplayer games, new and old.

USgamer Power Poll: Here are the Games You've All Been Enjoying Most in June

One big game continues to get traction with the USG community, but there are a few surprises as well. Plus: The staff also shares what they're playing.

Overwatch: Loot Boxes, Skins, and Sheer Luck

Everyone wants Overwatch skins, but luck is the only way you're getting them.

When Less is More: Why Overwatch is Succeeding Where Battlefront and Battleborn Failed

When a strong identity trumps the quest for more content.

Stream: Mike, Bob, and Kat Team Up in Overwatch

Watch at 12:30pm PT/3:30pm ET as three of our editors spend some quality time with Blizzard's new shooter.

From WarCraft Adventures to Overwatch: Why Blizzard's Willingness to Fail is Still Their Greatest Strength

A willingness to endure short-term pain has allowed Blizzard to turn many of their biggest failures into great successes.

Overwatch: Bringing Blizzard's New Shooter to Consoles

The evolution to Overwatch brought the game to consoles. Blizzard talks about some of the design decisions behind the console versions.

From Us to You! Explores Civilization VI, Overwatch, and the Death of Disney Infinity

PODCAST: The USgamer crew returns to explore the news from this past week.

Overwatch Post-Open Beta Roundtable: Is Blizzard's Vaunted Shooter Living Up to the Hype?

Kat, Mike, and Bob weigh in on Blizzard's shooter in the wake of the recent open beta.

Overwatch, Lawbreakers, and Atlas Reactor Lead Shift Away From Free-to-Play

After focusing on free-to-play for so long, developers of competitive titles are starting to see paid titles as an option again.

Overwatch: Tracer Pose Removed Due To Fan Feedback, More Feedback Ensues [Update]

Blizzard removes a pose from Overwatch and causes another internet firestorm.

Which Game Will be the Next Great eSport? Assessing the Contenders

COVER STORY: From Call of Duty to Smite, Kat takes stock of the games vying to become the next great eSport.

Overwatch Isn't Free-To-Play, Coming to Xbox One and PS4

You can buy Overwatch on Battle.net right now. No, it probably doesn't give you beta access.

Kat and Mike Answer Five Questions About Overwatch, Blizzard's Surprising Shooter

After a weekend of Overwatch, Kat and Mike share their favorite characters, their thoughts on the shooting mechanics, and more.

Overwatch Beta Coming October 27

Players will finally get to play Blizzard's shooter in the best environment ever: Their homes.