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Overwatch on Nintendo Switch arrives next month – Motion controls and everything you need to know

Published: 4/Sep/2019 20:38 Updated: 4/Sep/2019 22:53

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch for the Nintendo Switch has been officially announced following a week of speculation, anticipation and leaks. 

The reveal was made during the September 4 Nintendo Direct. The direct was advertised as hyping the upcoming Pokemon Sword & Shield and Lugi’s Mansion games, though many had speculated that Nintendo had other surprises up their sleeve. 

Overwatch will now join Rocket League, Fortnite and Super Smash Bros Ultimate as the prime esport titles on the system and will usher in a new era of fans yet to experience Blizzard’s hero-based FPS. 

Overwatch will come to the Nintendo Switch on October 15, 2019, and will feature motion controls to let players control heroes and their abilities (like Junkrat’s RIP Tire) by moving and tilting the Switch.

While the announcement lost a bit of its impact after a series of product leaks starting with an officially licensed Overwatch-themed Switch case appeared on Amazon. Then earlier on September 4, a thread on ResetEra shared retail listings for upcoming Switch titles with Overwatch included. 

Additionally, Game Director Jeff Kaplan had previously teased in June that “something exciting” was coming in late Summer/early Fall.

Regardless, this is still a monumental moment for Nintendo fans anxious for a new shooter to sink their teeth into. 

Blizzard EntertainmentOverwatch features a colorful cast of characters.

The reveal could also reignite rumors that an Overwatch hero is coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate in the future. It had been suggested that Tracer or D.va could be making their way to the game following a series of 4Chan leaks. 

Overwatch is not the first Blizzard title ported to a Nintendo console. Back in 2000, the company boldly released StarCraft 64 on the Nintendo 64. More recently, in 2018, Diablo III: Eternal Collection was released on the Switch. 


Cheeky Overwatch trick lets Baby D.Va score environmental kills

Published: 26/Nov/2020 19:30

by Michael Gwilliam


Overwatch players looking to find a new lethal tactic with D.Va should look no further than this trick to surprise and tilt enemy teams.

Since 2016, Overwatch fans have taken highly to the hero D.Va, sporting countless cosplays, creating art, buying merchandise, you name it. Part of the reason for this is just how stylish the gamer-turned-mech pilot is.

As it turns out, however, even outside of her pink mech, D.Va can pack a punch and even eliminate any enemy hero in the game if the opportunity presents itself.

Most people know that D.Va’s Call Mech ability does a bit of damage if you use it directly on top of an enemy player, but not everyone realizes it also has knockback capabilities.

D.va from Overwatch looking cool
Blizzard Entertainment
D.Va is one of the most popular heroes, in and out of mech.

Boops can be one of the best ways in Overwatch to quickly deal with enemies regardless of their HP. Anyone from Roadhog to even Tracer (especially if limited by cooldowns) can fall victim to a well-timed push off the edge of a map.

As Reddit user ‘eregis’ showed, despite being at a disadvantage against a Soldier 76 who put down his Biotic Field for health restoration, the confrontation ended in their favor thanks to the knockback of Call Mech.

While on Rialto, the D.Va player had the Call Mech ability ready, but waited a bit to activate it. First, the player lured the enemy Soldier 76 to a bit of an unfavorable position on Rialto with his back to the water.

After getting the victim close enough to the ledge, the D.Va used Call Mech and sent 76 off the map and to his demise.

Of course, this trick is a bit of a high-risk play. Baby D.Va is tied with Tracer for the lowest-health hero in the game at only 150. However, unlike Tracer, D.Va does haven’t Blink or Recall to get out of tricky situations, so being able to time the Call Mech perfectly can be tough.

Next time you find yourself as Baby D.Va and an opportunity presents itself, try to see if you can secure frags with this ability. Your opponents will never see it coming.