Overwatch is Finally Here

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The long-awaited launch of Overwatch finally rolled out earlier this week to the overwhelming joy of many and was quite possibly the smoothest launch we’ve ever seen. Amazing, right? Indeed.  Wanna see who’s playing? Check out Verity’s Overwatch Roll Call.

Amazon Prime members: for a short time only you can get the Origins edition of Overwatch (the middle package) at a 20% discount.

If you’ve spent any length of time playing Overwatch then you’re probably completely addicted by now. If you’ve heard it’s a first-person shooter and promptly turned up your nose while dismissing it out of hand then please, hang on just a sec…

Some of the reasons why we love Overwatch:

  • You don’t have to be a fan of twitch FPS to enjoy and be good at Overwatch. Sure, there are heroes that require pinpoint accuracy, but there are plenty of others that do not. With 4 different roles to choose from (offense, defense, tank and support) there’s a hero flavor for everyone.
  • The characters are stunning and unique from aesthetics to abilities.
  • The maps are vibrant, detailed and immersive.
  • There’s nothing quite like pulling out a nail-biter to get the adrenaline flowing.
  • You can hop in for a quick game even if you don’t have a lot of time.
  • There’s no subscription fee.

When you combine the above reasons with playing and strategizing together with a group of Verity peeps in Mumble, it adds up to a lot of whoo-hooing, cursing and most of all, fun!

Official Trailer

The 4 Hero Roles

The Overwatch characters are broken down into 4 different roles. Here’s a brief overview:

Offense Heroes

Offense Heroes

Offense: Heroes that perform this role are what you might expect in a FPS. They’re the primary damage dealers with high mobility.

Defense Heroes

Defense Heroes

Defense: Defense heroes help protect areas and interrupt the opposing team’s attacks and advancement. Maybe you’ll want to snipe in heels, throw up giant ice walls, build turrets or use your tire of death to wreak havoc.

Tank Heroes

Tank Heroes

Tank: Tanks have the most hitpoints and protect their teammates while leading the charge. Keep the rest of us safe with your space monkey bubble, giant windshield and freakishly large hammer, your dual-cannon mech or sink your meat hook into enemies and pull ‘em close before shredding them.

Support Heroes

Support Heroes

Support: Support heroes empower their allies by healing and shielding them, providing damage and speed boosts and/or rezzes and teleports.

Wanna Know More?

Be sure to check out the official Overwatch website for more information. Also, if you’re curious what other Verity members think (some have played since closed beta – thanks Strahn!) jump in Mumble some evening and chat with us. We’re happy to talk your ear off and if you decide to join us we’ll guide you along!

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