54 - Omnic Lab: Overwatch Anniversary Patch!
In the Lab this week is Overwatch’s 1-year anniversary event going live with some big notes! Additionally we have a TON of additional news from the last 2 weeks we want to cover and discuss some hero balance changes in the patch as well!
Game Night THIS WEEK! 8pm-11pm EDT May 26th
Blizzcon 2017 Tickets--update
Scott Mercer: Principal Designer at Blizzard is joining us June 9th at 4pm PDT//7pm EDT//8am JST
News & Blue Posts:
Destiny 2 Joins the PC Blizzard Roster
End of Season 4 announced! May 29th - 0:00 UTC (May 28th 5:00pm PDT//8:00pm EDT)
Free OW Weekend May 26-29
Force Gaming & some /r/overwatch mods had a Q&A with Kaplan in Manhattan:
Overwatch Anniversary Twitter Thank You Notes
Genji says: I want to express my deepest gratitude from the bottom of my heart. // kokoro kara rei wo iu -- 心から礼を言う
Hanzo says: Gratitude // kan sha -- 感謝
Overwatch Anniversary is LIVE:
Overwatch Anniversary Event Announced! May 23 to June 12
Game of the Year Edition is on sale for all platforms! (Origins for around $40 but with 10 Loot Boxes)
Player Icons in Gold
11 Skins: Genji, Hanzo, Bastion, Soldier, Zarya, Pharah, Symmetra, Lucio, DVa, Mei. Tracer
Voice Lines & Sprays
Filled Missing Emotes out (general boxes)
“Sombra, Orisa, and Tracer are all getting brand new emotes, and Reaper picks up several new unlocks based on the infamous shrug from the recent Uprising comic.”
Soft Graphical Updates (Orisa White Protector, Ana Golden Gun for Ghoul)
New Game Modes: Hero Lockout, Limited Hero Pool, Tiebreakers, Hero Reveal for Elimination mode
THREE NEW 3v3 and 1v1 Arena Maps
Live Patch Notes:
Secret link: Kanem Rider Genji Reference
CoolerMaster starts an all female Malaysian OW Team!
Missouri’s Stephen’s College first all-women's college to offer a competitive gaming scholarship to prospective students. The college is looking to put together an Overwatch team in time for autumn season of the Tespa Cup later this year.
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