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5 Ways Overwatch Went From Newcomer to Juggernaut in Just One Year

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It’s been quiet the first year for Blizzard’s Overwatch. Over the past 12 months, the game’s had a ton of new content additions, fixes, improvements, and an explosion in its community size. Not to mention the fact it’s won a number of Game of the Year awards (and came a close second for ours). As such, we’re taking a look at all the ways Overwatch went strength to strength during its first 12 months.


Overwatch’s seasonal events have been a big deal every time one of them has popped up. Not only have they brought a fresh set of skins and other cosmetic items to spruce up your favorite characters, but exclusive game modes, too. From the Summer Games’ take on soccer with Lucio Ball to the lore-expanding Omnic Crisis event most recently, Blizzard has been finding fun and novel ways to keep players coming back throughout the year.

However, it’s not just that the content in the seasonal events has been great, but the way Blizzard has learned and adapted these to keep fans happy. One of the major complaints fans had during the Summer Games was that seasonal skins had to be unlocked via loot boxes and couldn’t be purchased with the currency that they’d accrued. Blizzard has since changed the system, making these seasonal events feel like a less frantic grind in order to get all the loot you want, allowing players to focus on just enjoying the new content the seasonal events offer.

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