Overwatch is the new shooter by Blizzard which comes out on May 24. It's a 6v6 objective-based game with 4 different modes: Assault, Escort, Assault/Escort Hybrid, and Control. There are currently 21 heroes and 12 different maps. The game will be available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Open beta starts on May 4th at 4:00 PM PST and ends on May 10th. You can join the beta even earlier if you preorder by tonight. The game costs $39.99, but you can buy the Origins edition for $59.99 if you want extra legendary skins and goodies for other Blizzard games. Every expansion (new characters, maps, etc) will be free to download, and you can buy cosmetics for a reasonable price with in-game currency.
Some useful things:
- You can join us on #ow (#overwatch was taken...)
- Overwatch Subreddit
- Some channels with good gameplay: Seagull, Cynical Nerds, Overwatch YouTube
- Open beta details
If you're hesitant to buy the game, check out some of the gameplay. I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend the money, but afterwards I realized it was completely worth it, especially with microtransactions being completely unnecessary.
Those of you who have already purchased:
Add your name: http://spo.ink/overwatch