‘Overwatch’ News & Updates: Public Test Region Open; Gamers Uneasy?

Dec 02, 2016 05:36 AM EST | By Kristine Garcia

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  • “Overwatch” has become of the most successful MOBA games, obliterating “Battleborn” and keeping all of its competition under a heavy foot. Blizzard’s mix of FPS and MOBA is becoming more successful and widely accepted with each coming day. Here are the latest news on the game.
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“Overwatch” has become of the most successful MOBA games, obliterating “Battleborn” and keeping all of its competition under a heavy foot. Blizzard’s mix of FPS and MOBA is becoming more successful and widely accepted with each coming day. Here are the latest news on the game.

The official “Overwatch” site has shared news on the latest patch which the game will receive.
A new map will be released, which is situated in the Arabian Desert. The map is called “Oasis” and will be released as a control map.

Oasis is a town in the middle of the desert, which is governed by the brightest minds of the world. This has managed to attract the attention of some shady organizations and here comes the role of the heroes in protecting the city. Among the minor updates, there have been a series of balance fixes implemented on the characters, a “Boop” voiceline for Sombra and a “Stay as Team” feature which keeps the teammates grouped after the end of a match.

A Reddit sub-reddit dedicated to “Overwatch” has shares additional details. The Public Test Realm is available for download. This allows players to experience the latest patches, fixes and content in the game, before it is released to the general public. The PTR client can be downloaded from Battle.net and gives players the chance to test the latest goodies. Since it is a test realm, be prepared for bugs, problems and the need for adequate feedback.

From technical details into charity. Steve Aoki, owner of the esports team “Rogue” has contacted Gerard Way from the band My Chemical Romance, challenging him on a face-off with the most benevolent purposes, Mashable reports. Aoki’s Twitch channel will stream the battle between the two celebrities in an attempt to raise $10,000 for Best Buddies and National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The stream will begin on Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT for "Overwatch." 

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