The WoW References in the Overwatch Blizzard World Map
The latest Overwatch map, Blizzard World, is filled with Warcraft references. The map just went up for testing on the PTR and we hopped on to highlight all the Warcraft details like toy Ashbringers and Green Hills of Stranglethorn!
2017/11/22 at 2:10 PM
BlizzCon 2017 Overwatch: What's Next Panel - Moira and BlizzardWorld
BlizzCon 2017 continues with news about the whole Blizzard Universe.
Overwatch announced a
new map, new hero and more!
2017/11/03 at 6:56 PM
Weekly Blizzard Roundup - Wowhead Weekly #126, Overwatch and Hearthstone Comics, Heroes of the Storm Garrosh
Today's Blizzard Roundup includes Blizzard games ending Windows XP and Vista support, comics for Overwatch and Hearthstone, a new hero coming to Heroes of the Storm and Season 11 of Diablo III.
2017/07/23 at 5:03 PM
Blizzard Roundup: Wowhead Weekly #125, Overwatch League, Stukov in Heroes
This week's Blizzard Roundup includes the New Blizzard Launcher Beta, Ben Brode's Reddit AMA, the most recent Heroes Patch and the first teams to join the Overwatch League.
2017/07/15 at 7:32 PM
Weekly Blizzard Roundup: StarCraft Remastered, Alexei Stukov Hero, D.Va Statue, Necromancer
This Week's Blizzard Roundup includes the StarCraft Remastered release date, a new Hero of the Storm, New Gear for Overwatch and the release of the Diablo Necromancer.
Blight Boar Encounter
opened earlier today at the Darkmoon Faire and our
Patch 7.3 Coverage
continues in full force.
2017/07/02 at 10:58 AM
J!NX Overwatch Ultimate Hoodies for Pre-Order - WOWHEAD Discount for 20% Off
While we generally focus on World of Warcraft coverage during the week, a special Overwatch deal came up that we just had to share!
's collection of
Overwatch Ultimate Hoodies
is now available for pre-order, featuring hoodies themed after D.Va, Lucio, Genji, Roadhog, Zarya, Reinhardt, and Widowmaker.
Get 20% off with code WOWHEAD
2017/06/28 at 10:45 AM
Blizzard Roundup: Rise of the Necromancer, Hearthstone Duplicates, Overwatch Highlights
This week's Blizzard Roundup includes the release date for Rise of the Necromancer, updates to Hearthstone Duplicates and Overwatch Highlights and more!
For recent WoW news, check out the
latest updated raid guides from FatbossTV
organized responses to the Class Design AMA
2017/06/24 at 5:52 PM
Overwatch Free Weekend May 26-29, Anniversary Event, Save $20 on Overwatch: Game of the Year
Overwatch is celebrating its 1 Year Anniversary with a Free Weekend, $20 off the Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition and the Overwatch Anniversary Event!
2017/05/26 at 1:03 PM
News Roundup: Exorsus Interview, Warcraft-Themed Overwatch Skin Fanart, Variety is the Spice of Life Guide
For today's news update, we have an interview with Method and Exorsus on Mythic Nighthold, Warcraft-Themed Overwatch skins created by wildcard24, and Blizzard's guide to
Variety is the Spice of Life
. Also check out our
PTR newspost earlier today
on Tier 20 Shaman armor.
2017/02/13 at 2:14 PM
Blizzard Celebrates 20 Years of Diablo
Blizzard posted a blog about upcoming celebrations of 20 years of Diablo across their franchises, including World of Warcraft. We already have some datamined items that seem to be related to a Diablo event in WoW, and there has been some speculation that the Treasure Goblins we saw during Legion's beta test will possibly be back!
2016/12/28 at 1:44 PM
Overwatch Winter Wonderland Guide and Giveaway
Here at Wowhead, we love all Blizzard games and holidays. The
Feast of Winter Veil
starts on December 16th, but Overwatch also has a brand-new winter holiday!
The Overwatch Winter Wonderland is the third seasonal event to occur in Overwatch and will run from
December 13 - January 2
. This event features Winter Loot Boxes, two Winter-themed maps, Mei's Snowball Offensive and a large number of cosmetics!
We're giving away a
$20 Battle Gift Cards
to help you acquire more holiday loot boxes!
To enter for a chance to win, simply leave a comment in this post on what you most hope to get from a Winter Loot Box.
Due to shipping and currency restrictions, this contest is only open to US residents. Giveaway runs until 11:59PM PST, December 22nd.
2016/12/15 at 4:10 PM
Now Hiring: Overking Writers
Overking.com, Wowhead’s sister-site for Overwatch guides and news, is looking for freelance writers! This is a paid opportunity.
If you are 18 or older and have previously written articles or guides about Overwatch or other videogames online, we’d love to hear from you. Send us 3-5 links to your writing or to guides you’ve made at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re interested in writers who already like to keep track of stuff going on in Overwatch and in the Overwatch community. We’re eager to find people who write quickly and reliably, respect deadlines, work well with editors, and turn in high-quality first drafts with very few spelling or grammar errors. Our ideal writers are people who can explain things clearly and directly, but also let their personality show in their writing. If you loved Wowhead’s BlizzCon coverage and want to be part of something similar, definitely apply!
If you’ve previously worked with an editor who corrected your spelling and grammar before posting your piece, or asked you to do rewrites of an article, please include that information in your email to us! We’d love to know who you worked with.
2016/11/11 at 6:57 PM
BlizzCon 2016: Overwatch Panel
This BlizzCon is a major milestone for Overwatch: it's the first BlizzCon where the game has been live!
A hit out of the gates, all fans are curious to see what's next for Overwatch. Luckily, this panel didn't hold any punches. From a breakdown of the newest champion Sombra to new game modes through the Arcade, there's a ton of content. In other exciting news, Blizzard also announced today they will be supporting esports heavily, creating the Overwatch League where professional players will get salaries and other stability as they compete similar to Riot's LCS program.
BlizzCon 2016 Contest
Every comment you leave on any BlizzCon 2016 post is entering you to win prizes like a
. As long as you don't spam, each comment only increases your chances to win by giving you another entry.
Read more here
--we have several awesome prizes to give out all weekend.
Sombra is 30 years old
She came from the Omnicrisis event in Mexico where the war destroyed much of country's infrastructure
She became a hacker to survive as a kid, stealing money to get by in a war-torn Mexico
The Soldier 76 short, "Hero," first introduced the revolutionary group that took Sombra in as a child: Los Muertos
Sombra discovered a conspiracy in the heart of the events of Mexico--unfortunately it backfired on her, she was overconfident, and she had to go underground where she augmented herself to become part computer
At this point she joined Talon where she currently works
Sombra is a perfect example of an unreliable narrator, who is a shade of gray: she's not black and white, she's meant to be mysterious
Sombra started out with the idea of a throwing dagger/knives hero. Eventually the cyberpunk aesthetic was tried and it was a hit internally:
She was supposed to be very agile, stealthy: flashy
Sombra Legendary Skins
Legendary skin preview:
Los Muertos Sombra
Legendary skin preview:
2016/11/04 at 6:03 PM
The Last Bastion Animated Short and Ganymede Plush, Class Hall Preview, Class Mission Guide
Today's big news at gamescom 2016 today was the new animated short The Last Bastion. Learn about the origin of Bastion and his friendship with Ganymede; if you like Pepe, you'll enjoy this short.
Read on for details on the Ganymede plush, Blizzard's Class Hall preview, and Tritox's Class Hall Guide!
2016/08/18 at 1:48 PM
Overwatch Launch: Introducing Overking Guides!
Blizzard's newest game Overwatch launches today on Monday, May 23 at 4:00 PM Pacific! Players who purchase Overwatch Origins Edition or the Collector's Edition will also receive a
battle pet in WoW!
Our sister site
has you covered with a series of hero and gameplay guides:
How to Play guides:
How to Play Overwatch
Eight Quick Tips for New Players
Countering the Enemy
Controlling the Enemy
Positioning and Advantages in Overwatch
Pressure and Pace
Picking the Best Sensitivity
How to Play Point Capture
How to Play Payload
How to Play Hybrid Maps
Picking the Best Tank For Your Team
Picking the Best DPS For Your Team
Picking the Best Healer For Your Team
We also have many hero guides up, and are adding more each day:
2016/05/23 at 3:41 PM
Build 21416: Pepe Artifact Calculator, Garrison Bonfire Bonanza, Darkmoon Updates, Overwatch Event
Following Wednesday's major alpha build, a small update has been deployed with some exciting changes.
Pepe is joining us in Legion as an
whose traits unlock tons of new costumes! Players hyped about the Old Gods and the latest Hearthstone expansion will be intrigued to find the link between the Old Gods and Darkmoon Faire strengthened in this build as well. Many players will also rejoice to learn that the Garrison is set on fire.
Oh and...APRIL FOOLS! The Wowhead staff hopes our jokes made you smile. Learn more about
Blizzard's own April 1st jokes here
2016/04/01 at 8:21 AM
Wowhead Weekly #74, WoW Easter Eggs in Overwatch, Discounts and Upcoming Merchandise
For today's weekend news, we have a new episode of Wowhead Weekly, a fun look at WoW easter eggs in Overwatch, merchandise discounts, and some news on upcoming items like the Lil' Winston plush!
2016/03/26 at 9:39 AM
N'Zoth's Old Gods Art, Hearthstone in Overwatch Trailer
The official Hearthstone Facebook page uploaded a new banner image today depicting a yet to be announced card! Zeriyah
that this image is what N'Zoth looks like to our mortal eyes.
In addition, today's Overwatch sort showed Winston watching a stream of his favorite card game.
2016/03/21 at 6:10 PM
6.2.3 PTR: Build 20716 and 20726 Baby Winston Model and Sounds
Time for a new 6.2.3 PTR build:
, the Overwatch Origins pet, has been added. For
Overwatch Origins comes with special items for all Blizzard Games:
, Tracer in Heroes of the Storm, Mercy wings in Diablo, StarCraft player portraits, and an Overwatch cardback in Hearthstone. There are also 5 special Overwatch skins: Overgrown Bastion, Blackwatch Reyes, Slipstream Tracer, Strike-Commander Morrison, Security Chief Pharah.
Build 20716 is also marked as a Release, not Test, Candidate:
2015/11/10 at 12:12 PM
BlizzCon 2015 - World of Overwatch Panel
The panel features Michael Chu, Chris Metzen, and William Petris.
Overwatch has a very diverse world which is represented by its multiple maps.
The Omnic Crisis: robots turned against mankind. Each country had found a different way to combat the threat.
Russia created giant mechs to fight the robot army. Germany made crusader armor. USA has enhanced soldier program.
When the Omnic Crisis ended due to Overwatch but Russia had to do it alone.
2015/11/07 at 1:17 PM