Blizzard's Overwatch release

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I know we have some gamers here, but has anyone played Overwatch yet? It's supposed to be released today and was looking for some reviews. The beta and other video I've seen of reminds me of Team Fortress 2.
 
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It was $47 with Amazon prime on ps4. Vs the $60 everywhere else... felt that was worth mentioning in the thread.

As for review I only played the beta and I got really into it. very reminiscent of a tf2.
 
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I've played TF2 and Dirty Bomb. Overwatch looks like a halfway measure between TF2 and DB. If you preferred TF2 you'll probably like Overwatch. If you preferred Wolfenstein/Enemy Territory/Quake, you'll probably like Dirty Bomb.
 

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I played Overwatch open beta, you have a large numbers of characters to choose from to play.

I preferred TF2 simply because it's free. I can't justify the $60.
 
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Its good, lot like TF2 but with a good number of character choices. On PC its cheaper, for some reason they decided to make console players buy the origin edition for an extra $20.
 

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Just downloaded it and played for a bit. Definitely has a TF2 feel, but the classes are way more diverse and interesting. Fun game.
 
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I picked up the basic, $40 version for PC. It's a lot of fun, brings some interesting variety to the FPS style. My battle.net tag number is 11903 if anybody wants to add me & play.
 
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Blizzard ban hammered a bunch of accounts (mostly from China IIRC) for hacking. Not seeing those level 40+ people in matches anymore, lol.
 
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One guy hit level 100 in a week. Legitimately I guess. 13 hours a day of play
I have 14 hours in, I'm at level 22. It's frustrating when people try to play it like team deathmatch and ignore the objectives, or just play which ever character they want with no regard for team balance...I guess I need a break, maybe some GTA V!
 

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I have 14 hours in, I'm at level 22. It's frustrating when people try to play it like team deathmatch and ignore the objectives, or just play which ever character they want with no regard for team balance...
Thankfully I've only seen a minimum amount of this. I'm at lvl 23 a little over 14 hours in. Most people seem to be willing to tank/support. You do get those people that will pick Reaper on a team with 3 attackers already though. Or won't push objective when there's 30 seconds left and would rather sit back and snipe.

20% bonus exp when grouped is nice.
 

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Thankfully I've only seen a minimum amount of this. I'm at lvl 23 a little over 14 hours in. Most people seem to be willing to tank/support. You do get those people that will pick Reaper on a team with 3 attackers already though. Or won't push objective when there's 30 seconds left and would rather sit back and snipe.

20% bonus exp when grouped is nice.
People do get uppity when you pick a silly class for the group you have. I even yelled at someone over voice for picking something stupid.
 

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People do get uppity when you pick a silly class for the group you have. I even yelled at someone over voice for picking something stupid.
I won't lie, though, one of the funnest rounds I played was 5 Meis with a Lucio. Ice everywhere.
 

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As of right now:

"Some AU Overwatch players may be experiencing latency or disconnections. We are investigating this now."

My guess is that the Chinese hackers are taking revenge by ddos'ing the Blizz servers...

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I won't lie, though, one of the funnest rounds I played was 5 Meis with a Lucio. Ice everywhere.
I played against a 5 reaper team. They did OK, but we won with a lot of room to spare.
 

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Surprisingly I haven't seen a lot of trolling-type team comps. Usually they're on the up and up. I have heard of six Soldier: 76s all popping the healing dome and rolling. But that seems to be exception. I don't know why you'd bother hacking in a game like this. Not much to be gained other than enjoying ruining it for others.
 

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Pro-tip, if you're defending Volskaya industries, roll the little dwarf dude and put a turret on the floating platforms that go back and forth. Some guy just did that and decimated our team.
 

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Pro-tip, if you're defending Volskaya industries, roll the little dwarf dude and put a turret on the floating platforms that go back and forth. Some guy just did that and decimated our team.
Or Bastion in sentry mode and ride around. Had that happen for about 5 minutes straight one round.
 

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Or Bastion in sentry mode and ride around. Had that happen for about 5 minutes straight one round.
Yeah, but bastion is too fluid. Plus, the dwarf's shotgun is so powerful close range (plus the armor buff) He's kind of the opposite of the TF2 engineer; his turret is superfluous almost.
 
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Yesterday I did some really crazy team comps with my friends. We had a team attacking Dorado, 1 Pharah, 1 Lucio, and 4 Reinhardts we barely had any trouble getting the payload all the way to the end. Another match we had 3 Symmetra defending Hollywood's first point and held it with the power of beams and 3 teleporters.
 

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Was recently in a match with a level 102 account...

Pharah is my go to. Wicked on offense. Bastion for defense, depending on the map.

They need to nerf McCree, though. His flashbang and one shot is ridiculous.
 
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I've been using every character somewhat evenly. I do enjoy using Reaper, D.va, and Hanzo quite a bit though. It is nice to see in stats sites masteroverwatch what characters i perform better in. But also the W/L timeline.

http://masteroverwatch.com/profile/shared/4749e7d02eb7e536
I just created an account there but it won't find my player name. Hrm.

Edit: nvm, you need the actual account name not just the player name.

http://masteroverwatch.com/profile/pc/us/Warbringer-1956
 
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He can still flashbang you and one shot you (at least non-tank classes) I didn't see the details of the nerf.
I think it was a straight damage nerf so he wouldn't one shot tanks with a lucky headshot. They did the same to widowmaker. Also I guess they added a little more time before he reloads after a fan the hammer attack.
 

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/facepalm...I really hope Blizz figures out a way to sue the hell out of them.

 
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