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Leak claims Overwatch will go free-to-play amid sequel rumors

Published: 27/Oct/2019 18:24 Updated: 27/Oct/2019 19:16

by Brent Koepp

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A prominent leaker in the Overwatch community claims that the hero shooter will be going free-to-play in the near future, as rumors of a sequel continue to spill out.

Rumors for Overwatch kicked into overdrive over the last few days when leaks hit the internet that claimed the FPS would be getting an official sequel, and that it would be announced at this year’s BlizzCon on November 1.

However, now another leak has emerged that suggests that the popular team-based shooter will actually being going free-to-play from now on, and could be announced at Blizzard’s annual convention.

BlizzardRumors suggest that Overwatch will be getting a direct sequel announced at this year’s BlizzCon.

Overwatch going free to play?

Overwatch streamer and insider ‘Metro’ has been posting some pretty major leaks, such as claiming that the shooter will have its sequel announced at this year’s BlizzCon, and even gave a description of the trailer that will supposedly be shown.

However, now the leaker has posted another bombshell, and suggested that Overwatch will be going free-to-play. “The final juice: OW will be free-to-play from now on,” he tweeted on October 27.

Metro also pointed out that he wasn’t sure if the new model would be implemented with Overwatch and announced at BlizzCon, or if this is going to be for the sequel, which is rumored to be out in 2020.

“From whenever Blizzard decides to make it F2P, might be at BlizzCon or we might have to wait until OW 2 will actually release,” he tweeted further.

While going free-to-play is something many multiplayer-based games eventually do to keep the player base strong, some users were confused about how this would work, given that Overwatch was just sold on Nintendo Switch.

Metro tweeted out that because it’s going to F2P, Blizzard could just scrap the original and move everyone to the sequel at no extra cost, given that it would be a free download. Although some users were not happy at the idea, given they paid $40 for the title on the Nintendo console.

Blizzcon starts on November 1, and is easily the most anticipated Blizzard convention in years, given all eyes are on the game developer to see what they do with Overwatch.

Only time will tell if these leaks and rumors turn out to be true, although regardless of what they announce, it seems that big changes are coming for the hero shooter.

Cosplay

Overwatch cosplayer gets Play of the Game as perfect D.Va

Published: 19/Nov/2020 0:47

by Brent Koepp

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An Overwatch cosplayer made waves on Twitter after sharing her stunning transformation into D.Va. The talented artist shared her love for the character with a mind-blowing costume after BlizzCon 2020 was cancelled.

Despite only releasing in 2016, Overwatch has already cemented itself as one of the most popular multiplayer shooters of all time. Players around the world have fallen in love with the title’s gameplay and cast of characters.

Prolific cosplayer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo celebrated the game’s popular Tank hero, D.Va, by bringing her to life with an epic costume. The artist made waves after creatively showcasing her outfit she made for the now-cancelled BlizzCon 2020.

Screenshot of Overwatch character D.Va
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The Korean heroine is one of the most popular characters in Overwatch.

Overwatch cosplayer’s BlizzCon 2020 D.Va costume

First launched in 2005, BlizzCon has been a major event in the game’s industry for the last 15 years. Unfortunately Blizzard Entertainment’s annual event was cancelled this year, which has had an impact on many cosplayers who had made incredible costumes for the convention.

Not letting her work go to waste, popular artist HendoArt shared her incredible D.Va outfit on Twitter. Creatively, she admitted in a tweet that she had gone to a Home Depot parking lot to shoot photos of her recreation of the Tank hero. “No BlizzCon this month so I shot DVa in a Home Depot Parking lot,” her post read.

Hendo posed as D.Va while wearing her signature blue and white bodysuit. Her uniform is full of accurate details, from the bright pink trimming, to the bunny logo emblazoned across her chest. She also mirrored the Korean’s facepaint that sits under her eyes, while wearing the iconic headset over her ears.

Despite the makeshift photoshoot, the popular artist truly shines as the Overwatch heroine. If nothing else, the post is a good example of how an incredible cosplay can bring a character to life – regardless of the location that it is showcased at.

While BlizzCon was sadly cancelled this year, fans of the developer still have a lot to be excited for in 2021. Overwatch 2, which was first announced at the annual event in 2019, is rumored to drop sometime in the coming months.