We got a new bit of information on the Overwatch 2 cinematics that will be included in the story missions on the forums from none other than Jeff Kaplan himself. November 2019 Blizzard had a playable “demo” version of Overwatch 2 at Blizzcon (see ohnickel play-through video below for reference). During this demo of the story mode there were cinematic (cut-scenes) before and after the mission that advanced the story / lore of the Overwatch universe (post zero hour).
Durring Blizzcon Jeff stated that the demo map ends on a cliffhanger but “spoiler alert” Lucio doesn’t die. In a forum post he extended this comment…
Jeff Kaplan: “Both the introduction and outro that we showed at Blizzcon were not the final pieces. The planned introduction is a little bit longer. The planned outro (which is still in development and we were reviewing yesterday) is much longer and not intended to be a cliff hanger. Spoiler alert: Lucio doesn’t die. For Blizzcon, we could only final so many shots… so we did an abbreviated cliffhanger for the demo. The final piece is much longer and shows Lucio’s rescue as well as “more awesome story stuff” that sets up the next mission. We appreciate the feedback and glad you’re asking for more and not less ;]”
WyomingMyst (asked): Jeff, will every mission in Overwatch 2 have an intro and outro?
Yes. not all will be the same lengths or carry the same level of importance… but for now, the plan is yes, intro/outro for all story missions
We have a lot to look forward to with the release of Overwatch 2. Hopefully Activision / Blizzard will follow suit of many other game companies (example: CD Projekt delays Cyberpunk 2099 for 4 months for more play testing) and holds back the release until it is 1000% ready, instead of pulling a UbiSoft and release it because they need money. Anyone that follows Blizzard knows they will release it when they are ready which is why we got no definitive date on release yet. Stay tuned here for all the latest Overwatch 2 details.
XWheelchairgamer on instagram has hopped onboard the help Australia through Overwatch by creating a firefighter Junkrat skin that could be potentially sold by Blizzard with the donations going to directly support Australia as it is suffering major casualties from wild fires spreading across the country.
The movement to ask Blizzard to create a paid skin started trending on Reddit and was soon caught on by the community even many of the popular creators asking Activision / Blizzard to make this happen.
Australia is on fire and thousands of animals have died, millions of acres of land are now charred and still burning. For most of us it is winter time but for them it is summer time now and there is little rain and the temperature continues to climb.
Let’s continue to ask Blizzard to help Australia by signing a petition to sell a skin to help those Australians in need. Please click the link and sign it.
As of today two of the Overwatch League teams have changed their entire team color scheme. Yesterday the Florida Mayhem changed from McDonald’s color scheme of yellow and red to Miami Vice Colors of Pink, Black and white. Today the LA Valiant changed from green and gold to light blue and yellow (like the Chargers football team).
In my opinion; Mayhem change was a good one and to be honest needed it and the Valiant change is gross and completely unnecessary.
Well logically one could say, wow two teams changing colors, well that’s all new merchandising to sell so it’s an obvious cash grab.
But in an undocumented and completely unreliable source tells Game Watch Today that the teams have changed colors because Jeff Kaplan is using the Overwatch League teams to launder dirty money he makes by selling illegal copies of “Lost Vikings” and also unused Overwatch source code to arms dealers telling them they are “missile arming codes”. The color change is the equivalent of changing your hair color and growing a beard to the FBI, on the outside you see them doing something to distract from what’s really happening behind the scenes.
Expect more (if not all of the) teams to change colors before the league starts back up in 2020.
The graph shows the top search terms for these 4 video games over the last 5 years on google.
Minecraft is the obvious winner, never really losing steam and even making a comeback as of last year and regaining the top position over Fortnite in the last months of 2019 with the new update. It was the most popular in December of 2015.
Fortnite has been the fan favorite over the past 2 years hitting the scene in 2017 and then picking up a lot of steam in 2018, finally hitting its peak in October 2019 (when Chapter 2 was dropped) and quickly falling out of most peoples radar again.
Overwatch has maintained consistent numbers although it looks lower than the other two beastly numbers. The trend of Overwatch is dying is simply not the case, true fans have been around and continue to be loyal to the game. Overwatch had it’s peak when the game released. Expect another peak when Overwatch 2 is released.
Call of Duty I put on the map as the constant. the obvious old guard of FPS video games has achieved some success with its new mobile game but it seems to be a niche game that die-hard fans come back to much like Counter-Strike and other games of this genre.