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Overwatch on Nintendo Switch: Release date leaked ahead of Nintendo Direct

Published: 4/Sep/2019 14:45 Updated: 26/Sep/2019 12:27

by Miguel Lozada

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A leak has confirmed rumors that Overwatch will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, revealing the release date that was set to be announced at the September 4 Nintendo Direct stream.

Blizzard’s popular hero shooter has been available on PS4, Xbox One and PC since 2016, and with Nintendo acquiring more and more established games for their Switch, Overwatch was an obvious choice.

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The first hints that Overwatch was coming to Switch came from retail leaks, but Kotaku has reported that they have confirmed these rumors as accurate on September 4 – ahead of the Nintendo direct conference.

BlizzardOverwatch will apparently be playable on Nintendo Switch in October.

A thread on ResetEra has shared a retail listing for upcoming Nintendo Switch releases, with their launch dates alongside, and Kotaku say they have confirmed these dates with two sources.

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When is Overwatch coming to Nintendo Switch?

The leak reveals that Overwatch will release for Nintendo Switch on October 18, 2019. This is only a few days after the Switch release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, another highly anticipated port.

NintendoOverwatch will join Witcher 3 with a Nintendo Switch release in October.

The official announcement of Overwatch on the Switch is expected to be in the Nintendo Direct livestream at 3PM PST / 6PM EST / 11PM BST.

Kotaku also expects there to be more news on this and other plans for the future of Overwatch at BlizzCon in November, although by then the Switch release will already be available if these leaked dates are accurate.

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If you’re a Nintendo player who’s new to Overwatch, it’s an exciting prospect as there is currently a very limited selection of hero shooters available on the console.

The only alternative is Paladins, but Overwatch provides a very different type of gameplay, with a slightly more competitive edge. Professional Overwatch, played on the PC, is one of the biggest esports in the world, and getting a taste of that on the Switch device should be a treat. 

Blizzard EntertainmentOverwatch will be fresh experience for Switch players if you’ve never tried it before.

It remains to be seen how well optimized it will be though, considering The Witcher 3, for example, is expected to take some major performance hits, expected on the smaller device. Overwatch is one of the best-optimized games on PC’s though, so hopefully, Blizzard can work their magic again for Switch.

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This wouldn’t be the first Blizzard title ported to Nintendo’s newest console. In 2018, the company released Diablo III: Eternal Collection with some special exclusive items such as a Legend of Ganondorf cosmetic armor set.

It will be fun to see if Blizzard includes exclusive skins for Overwatch characters based on Nintendo IPs when the game launches.

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McCree players are breaking Overwatch again in Halloween Terror update

Published: 15/Oct/2020 7:57

by Brad Norton

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The Halloween Terror event is back in Overwatch, meaning that players are finding new ways to mess with Junkenstein’s Revenge. 2020’s experiments might be the most damaging yet as the community is quite literally breaking the game.

Another year of Halloween Terror means another year of Junkenstein’s Revenge action. The fan-favorite PvE mode has made its mark five years in a row now, and players are continuing to find new ways to mess with it.

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The wave-based mode comes with all-new Challenge Missions and powerful mini-bosses this time around. While you might be familiar with things by now, each week brings new variations into the mix.

No different from every other year, it’s the perfect experience to truly push heroes to their limits. You may have seen McCree’s Ultimate taking down dozens of Zomnics in previous iterations.

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However, things have been taken to an entirely new level in 2020.

Mendatory Highest Noon for Junkenstein’s Event! from Overwatch

Thanks to the help of the Workshop, certain tweaks can be applied to the PvE experience. From extra health on the castle doors to outright disabling enemy attacks. There’s a ton that goes into this bot-destroying record hunt and this year is no different.

Reddit user ‘Sneakyguy164’ was all too prepared to fine-tune Junkenstein’s Revenge. After battling through the earlier rounds, it was time for things to ramp up with increased bot spawns and a ton of mini-bosses.

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Before long, the lobby had so many moving characters that it refused to create any more. “After a certain amount of elites have spawned, the server considers itself overloaded and doesn’t spawn bots,” they explained. As they reached this point, with the maximum number of enemies on screen, it was time to mow them down.

McCree’s Ultimate was buffed by Ana’s Nano Boost and in a split moment, the game broke. Animations stopped playing, shots stopped firing, and textures bugged out. Roadhogs all over the map were left stuck in place as servers tried to catch up.

Overwatch Junkenstein's Revenge gameplay
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Zomnics are no match for this ridiculous High Noon.

Once everything popped back into place, dozens of enemies instantly vanished. While the near server-crashing efforts were impressive, the creator of the Workshop mode hopes others will be considerate with it.

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“Seeing as this post got way more attention than it did last year, I hope we won’t fry a server or two by having a bunch of people try it out,” they said.

You can check out this specific version of Junkenstein’s Revenge using the code: SEXYM. Just be careful not to take down any servers in your own attempts.

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