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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. 


How to find cute new Overwatch Halloween easter egg at Chateau Guillard

Published: 23/Oct/2020 1:47

by Theo Salaun


During the spookiest time of the year, Overwatch’s fans have discovered a cute, quaint easter egg in the game’s Chateau Guillard map, which has enjoyed a Halloween makeover.

Overwatch’s developers over at Blizzard do not take October’s biggest holiday for granted, as they celebrate the costume and candy festivities each year with reworked maps and new cosmetics.

This year, players have taken to exploring the Halloween version of Chateau Guillard, and are appreciating the various adjustments.

Now set under moonlight, the extensive French chateau most popularly known for deathmatch custom games is also becoming known for spooky Halloween details. Having released in 2018’s event, players are still making discoveries in the version of Chateau Guillard at night.

Normally, people get distracted by the fog and darkness, or maybe the jack-o’-lanterns and subterranean coffin.

But, taking a trip to the red study room, Redditor ‘YHJ_JYG_Kryptlock’ has discovered a neat little Overwatch easter egg involving candle wicks.

red study room chateau guillard overwatch
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The new Halloween easter egg appears in Chateau Guillard’s red study room.

As they demonstrate in the clip below, if you shoot each wick of the candelabra, the candles will briefly light. It’s nothing crazy, but that doesn’t stop it from being a neat addition to an already detailed revamped map.

To find this easter egg, you’ll first need to find the red study room.

If you’re facing inward to the chateau from the outdoor area with a jump pad and statue, this room will be toward the back right as you enter. If you’re on the opposite end, at the balcony’s health pack, this will be to your left as you enter the chateau.

How to find Chateau Guillard’s Halloween easter egg

  1. Head to the red study room
  2. Locate the standing candelabra, in the back right of the room at the corner near the bookshelf
  3. Shoot the candle wicks
  4. Enjoy the lit candles
  5. Make a wish?

If you shoot the candles wicks in Château Guillard (Halloween) you will light them on fire. from Overwatch

Ultimately, it’s a very simple easter egg, but a cute one. In a map covered in so much dreary darkness thanks to Halloween, lighting candles is a nice contrast.

Of course, it also makes for a decent party trick. So if you load into custom games, feel free to impress your friends by showing off your detailed map knowledge.