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Blizzard’s Overwatch Hits Nintendo Switch October 15

The worst kept secret in gaming is finally out in the open: Blizzard’s Overwatch is coming to the Nintendo Switch on October 15. As seen in the trailer below, the Switch port features gyroscopic tilt controls for aiming and other functions, like steering Junkrat’s explosive tire ult. Overwatch on Switch…

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NEWS

Overwatch Switch Release Date Likely Imminent, Per Leaks

Trying to grind your Overwatch rank on the go? It’s your time to shine, as Overwatch may be landing on the Switch soon. Multiple sources have confirmed rumors that Overwatch will, in fact, have a port for the Nintendo Switch mobile gaming system. The release was initially leaked per European…

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NEWS

7 Nintendo Overwatch Skins We Won’t Be Surprised Turn Out to Be Real

It’s all but confirmed that Overwatch is coming to Nintendo Switch. It’s really a no-brainer. Activision-Blizzard executives love money, and Switch ports make money. And while Overwatch and Blizzard as a whole seem… shaky, right now, there’s still gold in them there port mines! Plus a fairly legitimate-looking accessory listing heavily…

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Late Lunch August 28, 2019: Reaper’s Mission Burrito

Niki, Andrew, and John discuss rumored Overwatch news, the new Joker trailer, and the absolutely bonkers gambling wonderland that is NBA 2K20. Late Lunch is Fanbyte’s live video podcast that airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1pm PST on twitch.tv/fanbyte. We’ll put the VODs up on the site and the audio will…

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Leaked Case Implies Overwatch Coming to Nintendo Switch

An Overwatch-branded Nintendo Switch case surfaced on Amazon earlier this afternoon, only to be removed almost immediately afterwards, according to the games industry’s most watchful Twitter account, Wario64. Wario64 was able to snag the images seen above and below before the case was de-listed from Amazon, and when compared to…

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Late Lunch July 24, 2019: Aggro Crag Umbro Shorts

Late Lunch is back for seconds with a long, long discussion on 90s Nickelodeon programming and a classic Mighty Mighty Bosstones/B-52s switcheroo. Late Lunch is Fanbyte’s live video podcast that airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1pm PST on twitch.tv/fanbyte. We’ll put the VODs up on the site and…

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Fanwidth Episode 026: Hardtack in the Gummyworks

It’s a beautiful week to talk about video games! Because… there aren’t a ton of new video games to play. As such, Steven, merritt, and Niki dig into the world of old-school games and updates for newer ones! Then there’s a quick diversion to talk about Frasier (of course) before…

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Sigma Feet

New Hero Sigma Added to Overwatch PTR — Sigma Abilities, Backstory

Today, Sigma joins the Overwatch roster as the game’s newest tank Hero. This “evil” character’s abilities are loosely based around astrophysics, and is playable now on the Public Test Region (PTR). Looking for information on Sigma abilities, backstory, and development? We’ve got them all right here. More Overwatch: Overwatch Workshop…

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Overwatch Adds Role Queue, Enforcing 2-2-2 Team Composition

Overwatch is getting one of its biggest gameplay changes ever in a patch coming soon. Game Director Jeff Kaplan shared the details of the upcoming role queue, in a Developer Update released yesterday. Once the system goes live, Quick Play and Competitive players will first have to select a role that they…

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Overwatch Summer Games 2019 — New Skins, Weekly Challenges, Lúcioball

The Overwatch Summer Games are back for 2019. Blizzard launched the event early this year, after a summer schedule change mentioned last week during the July Developer Update. This year the event lasts from July 16 to August 5, during which time players can earn new items and of course…

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Analyzing the New Overwatch Summer Games Skins of 2019

Blizzard announced the return of the annual Overwatch Summer Games event, releasing information about new skins and weekly challenges. The event, which begins today, will run until Aug. 5. And of course a new Overwatch event means new skins. Let’s take a look at each of them and discuss the pros,…

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A League of Their Own: Women’s Esports in Southeast Asia

In a 2017 interview with ESPN, Korean Overwatch League star Kim “Geguri” Se-Yeon described wanting to disguise her voice with a modulator so that male players would team up with her. This is just one example of the ongoing struggles faced by women in esports, in addition to far less…

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FEATURES

Overwatch Developer Update — Summer Games, Mini Challenges

Overwatch is in a content lull. Outside of esports, fans of the game have little to look forward to outside of regularly scheduled, seasonal events — events that have become a bit stale since their introduction. While it’s true that we get a about new hero or new map every…

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Fanwidth Episode 024: Star Wars Esports

Steven is back from a harrowing journey to the far flung fields of Canada! They come back with news about a little game called Warframe, and take Niki down memory lane through the game’s long rise to success. Meanwhile, both hosts discuss the upcoming Nintendo Switch Lite. Who is this device…

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South Korea’s Anti-Account Sharing Law Now in Effect

Bad news for unscrupulous folk in South Korea: As of today, getting paid to improve someone else’s rank in an online game is punishable by law. An amendment to Korea’s “Game Industry Promotion Act,” which was ratified last December and went into effect earlier this week, outlines four distinct types…

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Overwatch Baptiste Reunion Challenge Guide — Skins, Rewards, New Hero?

Blizzard recently introduced the Baptiste Reunion Challenge, an event that celebrates the newest hero to join Overwatch, Baptiste. Players can earn up to 10 new items centered around Baptiste and read his new short story, “What You Left Behind” by Alyssa Wong. More Like This: Overwatch Tier List We Tried…

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GUIDES

We Tried Some of the Most Popular Overwatch Workshop Codes

The recently added Workshop feature in Overwatch has proven to be a hit with players. This tool allows for the creation and sharing of codes that change the rules of the game entirely. We previously provided examples of modes for aim practice and tools to hone abilities, but now Overwatch…

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Overwatch Workshop Codes

Bytedown 6/7/2019: Wooloohoo

Happy Friday! The entire crew is in the house for E3 and we had a blast talking Stadia, Destiny 2, and Wooloo. Join us over the next week for extensive EA Play and E3 2019 coverage. As always, thanks for the knowledge.

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Overwatch Anniversary Event Ends June 10

The 3 year anniversary event is almost over. The Overwatch Anniversary event, celebrating three years since the game’s launch, is set to end soon on Monday, June 10. This means that time is running out to grab the new skins, voice lines, emotes and sprays released with the event, such…

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Overwatch PTR Patch Notes: Replays and Overwatch League Viewer

In the latest Overwatch PTR patch notes, the game gets a replay system, along with balance changes and changes to Assault maps with two capture points. Since the launch of Overwatch, players have been asking for a way to watch recordings of games they’ve played. Now, Blizzard has finally delivered…

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