The world could always use more heroes”—and today, the watch begins for gamers around the globe. After drawing more than 9.7 million players to Blizzard Entertainment’s biggest open beta ever, Overwatch®—the company’s team-based first-person shooter—is now live on Windows® PC, PlayStation®4, and Xbox One!
As players compete in matches—win or lose—they’ll level up and earn Loot Boxes; each containing an assortment of in-game credits or up to four cosmetic items to customize their heroes, including skins, sprays, voice lines, and new animations. Loot Boxes can also contain legendary skins that dramatically alter their heroes’ appearance, such as the dashing and adventurous Safari Winston, or Young Genji—a version of Overwatch’s mysterious ninja from before he received his cybernetic enhancements.
Windows PC, PS4™, and Xbox One gamers can join the fight for the future today by purchasingOverwatch: Origins Edition for a suggested retail price of £54.99 on console and £44.99 on PC from www.playoverwatch.com/buy. Overwatch: Origins Edition comes with a collection of hero skins that provide players with insight into five characters’ pasts—Blackwatch Reyes (Reaper), Strike-Commander Morrison (Soldier: 76), Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Pharah, and Slipstream Tracer—as well as a cache of goodies for several Blizzard Entertainment games, including glowing Mercy wings for Diablo® III, a Baby Winston pet for World of Warcraft®, a set of heroic StarCraft® IIportraits, an Overwatch-themed Hearthstone® card back, and the playable Tracer hero for Heroes of the Storm®.†
Overwatch is also available in a limited-edition, retail-only Collector’s Edition (SRP: £99.99, Windows/PS4™/Xbox One), which contains all of the content listed above along with a full-color source book, the Overwatch soundtrack, and a high-quality collectible statue of Soldier: 76—the vigilante alter ego of former Overwatch commander Jack Morrison. Quantities are limited; players should check with their local retailer for availability. Windows PC gamers also have the option to download a digital PC edition (SRP: £29.99, digital only), which includes all 21 heroes and provides players with the core Overwatch experience.
Players on any platform looking to augment their collection of skins, sprays, and other cosmetic goodies may also purchase the same Loot Boxes that they can earn through gameplay in quantities of 2 for £1.59, 5 for £3.99, 11 for £7.99 , 24 for £15.99, and 50 for £31.99. Console pricing may vary by region.
In addition to the English version, Overwatch has been localized into Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, European Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and traditional and simplified Chinese. Overwatch has been rated PEGI 12.
For more information about Overwatch, visit www.playoverwatch.com