Overwatch' Release Date, News & Update: Game Coming To PC? Characters, Game Features And Story Revealed; Beta Versions Received Positively By Fans?

By Roleen Delos Reyes , Updated May 23, 2016 05:26 AM EDT
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PC gaming is about to get better. Blizzard's "Overwatch" is coming to the PC players in much gun-toting fashion and colorful action scenes. As it makes a debut outside console gaming, "Overwatch" shows much promise to be the apt replacement to the legacy of Valve's "Team Fortress 2".

According to PC Mag, the "Overwatch" online character teams drew similarity to that of "Team Fortress 2". However, "Overwatch" fixed some mechanical issues that explore a dimension beyond opponents battle. The "Overwatch" story is mainly mission-oriented where teams will find themselves both on the offensive and defensive side of the game spectrum.

"Overwatch" also touches on being an exciting strategic game, that is mostly overlooked in first-person shooter games. Characters can be revived and kill in so many ways in "Overwatch" battles, especially in the onset of unlimited ammunition, special powers and defense upgrades. With a variety of character options, players can take on a specific role in "Overwatch" that can be changed through death or when the need arises.

International Business Times stated that even before "Overwatch" hit the market, the beta run for the game caught the hearts of the gaming community as it recorded millions of gaming hours played. Fans already showed much interest and liking to Soldier: 76, Widowmaker, Reinhardt and Mercy. Previously, Los Angeles, Paris and South Korea played host to the unveiling stunt of some key "Overwatch" characters figures.

With much excitement surrounding its beta run and impending release, "Overwatch" launch date for PC is geographically dependent. The launch is scheduled today or tomorrow for some regions. As reported by Venture Beat, the American region is first to take a jab in "Overwatch" for PC followed by its European counterparts, United Kingdom, Russia, Australia and Asia.

Blizzard is looking for another crowning jewel in their midst after the success of Diablo and Warcraft. "Overwatch" is in the running to make it as big as the other franchises before him with over 10 million avid fans during a pre-release game test.

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