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Overwatch fan makes an awesome video of B.O.B. doing all the game’s highlight intros

Published: 28/Dec/2018 21:09 Updated: 28/Dec/2018 21:18

by Bill Cooney

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B.O.B. has become one of Overwatch fan’s favorite characters since his release along with Ashe at BlizzCon 2018, and now one fan has made him do highlight intros for all the game’s heroes.

As Ashe’s ultimate ability, B.O.B. flies out and lands in front of the hero before running in a straight line, hopefully towards a wall or enemies to break his stride.

But the lovable Omnic butler has become more than an ultimate ability to fans, players even successfully petitioned Blizzard to have B.O.B. included in Ashe’s golden weapon set.

Given his popularity, YouTuber GRZ NGT figured it would be a good idea to make a video of B.O.B. doing every hero’s highlight intros, and it turned out to be a great plan.

Some of the intros, Bastion’s especially, look very odd and broken, simply because of the animation, but the Mercy and Mei highlight intros are pretty hilarious. There’s something about B.O.B. hanging out with Mei’s robot Snowball just seems right.

B.O.B. isn’t a playable Overwatch hero, sadly, but the way he pulls off those Reinhardt and Orisa intros makes it seem like he’d do pretty well as a shield tank.

Currently, B.O.B. shows up in just one of Ashe’s highlight intros, but knowing Overwatch fan’s ravenous appetite for any and all things B.O.B., this certainly isn’t enough.

Considering all the attention B.O.B. gets compared to Ashe, you could say her sidekick is more popular than she is.

Although Ashe didn’t get any new highlight intros for Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland event, she did get a cool winter-themed skin that fans can get before the event ends on January 3, 2019.

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Overwatch 2 reportedly won’t release in 2021, new heroes “unlikely”

Published: 26/Jan/2021 20:47

by Michael Gwilliam

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A new Overwatch 2 report is further casting doubt on the sequel releasing in 2021, but it hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility of new heroes coming out for the current game.

Lots of new rumors about Overwatch 2 have been swirling lately, with notable insider Metro, who originally leaked info about the game prior to its announcement, claiming development is proceeding very slowly.

Now, an Overwatch League source has reportedly claimed that the 2021 season will only be played on one game.

According to a report from The Game Haus’ Robert Hanes, a team source revealed that the reason the season was delayed to April was for teams to get players’ visas approved and so the league could figure out the format.

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We’ve been waiting on Overwatch 2 news for what seems like forever.

This, unfortunately, rules out any hope fans may have had that the season’s delay was a sign that Overwatch 2 would be releasing soon.

While this doesn’t rule out a potential beta version of Overwatch 2 being released, especially with BlizzCon 2021 in February, it’s unlikely we get the full game in any capacity.

That all said, the source does have some potentially good news. When asked about new heroes coming in the 2021 season, the source said “TBD on new heroes, but seems unlikely.”

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Overwatch 2 is heavily focused on PvE gameplay.

Previously, the Overwatch devs have said that Echo would be the last hero released for the original game, so even getting a “to be decided” on this could give us a touch of hope.

If development is going very slow, it’s possible the devs may throw fans a bone in the form of a new hero to tide them over in the meantime.

The OWL season is scheduled to begin in April and conclude a few months later. Assuming a new hero isn’t revealed at BlizzCon, the only logical point to introduce a new character could be in-between one of the four tournaments.

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“Push” is a new game mode coming to Overwatch 2.

This narrows down the possible timeframes where a new hero could make their way to the game while still being playable during the season.

In any case, we’ll hopefully learn a lot more about Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon, but at this rate, don’t expect to see a release date.