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Over the last few months, Overwatch has looked less like a team shooter and more like the inside of a microwave bag of popcorn. A popular and beloved crowd control mechanic called the “boop” has become so prevalent that it’s causing anguish from players who would rather compete at a first-person shooter than pop idly across the map.

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Time takes its toll on us all, but especially on fictional heroes who exist in constantly updating video games. Theirs is the greatest plight of all, as exemplified by Overwatch’s master of the skies, Pharah.

Pharah is just fine — some might even say perfect, if they are me — but she’s about to be hit with a rocket barrage of changes. Many fans aren’t entirely sure if the reasoning behind them adds up.

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Once upon a time, there was nothing quite so maligned in the world of Overwatch as a Symmetra main. People still hate Hanzo, and Widowmaker mains will always bear the brunt of every loss. But at least their value is understood.

Three months since her rework, however, Symmetra has settled into a place befitting of the demon scientist.

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As sports video games have shown us, sports are just games with off-the-court metagame layers attached. Also pageantry and juicy, juicy drama. Overwatch League follows this formula, making it ripe for a game in the most thrilling sports-adjacent genre of all: Dating simulator. Wait, I mean management.

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One of the coolest things from PAX West this year was shyaku_cosplay's Roadhog cosplay, so it's a treat to be able to showcase some close-ups of the costume.

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We’ll have a massive gallery of DragonCon cosplay in the coming days, but until that’s ready I wanted to share something in particular that went down during the show: an immense gathering of Overwatch cosplayers.

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Blizzard has confirmed eight new Overwatch teams for the Overwatch League’s second season. The teams will represent Vancouver, Toronto, Paris, Washington, DC, Atlanta, and three Chinese cities: Hangzhou, Chengdu and Guangzhou. An official start date for the second season has not been announced.

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Optimistic Geometry creates replica cosplay weapons that actually “work”. Not in the sense that they fire lasers, but that they’re able to mechanically slide, recoil, light up and fold, just like D.Va and Commander Shepard’s do.

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“D.Va’s Nano Challenge”, a new Overwatch promotion in which Blizzard teams up with popular streamers, has been by most counts a success. Yesterday, over 100,000 people simultaneously watched Overwatch streamer Seagull in hopes of earning in-game drops.

Streamers who aren’t part of the promotion have decided they also want a slice of that sumptuous viewer pie, even if that means faking it.