Overwatch (PC) £24.99 @ Blizzard EU
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Overwatch (PC) £24.99 @ Blizzard EU

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Overwatch is a team-based shooter where heroes to battle in a world of conflict

Overwatch features a wide array of unique heroes, ranging from a time-jumping adventurer, to an armored, rocket-hammer-wielding warrior, to a transcendent robot monk

Every hero plays differently, and mastering their abilities is the key to unlocking their potential. No two heroes are the same

Teams of heroes do battle across the planet. From protecting the secrets of the mysterious Temple of Anubis, to safely escorting an EMP device through King's Row, the world is your battlefield.

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Game of the year

400 hours on this game and still loving it.

Absolute bargain.

Is Origins purely cosmetic? I think Origins has been lower than 30 before, but the base edition has never been this low.

maizecorn

Is Origins purely cosmetic? I think Origins has been lower than 30 … Is Origins purely cosmetic? I think Origins has been lower than 30 before, but the base edition has never been this low.



Pretty much. Skins for five heroes and some goodies for other Blizzard games.

Tempted! I enjoyed the free weekend a little while back... but unsure I'd have time to make buying this worthwhile.

someone on the black friday thread said that ALL future DLC was FREE and others backed that person up. Can someone explain why the widowmaker DLC isn't free then please?

thanks

maizecorn

Is Origins purely cosmetic? I think Origins has been lower than 30 … Is Origins purely cosmetic? I think Origins has been lower than 30 before, but the base edition has never been this low.



It was £25 before release for a bit.

wifi300usb

someone on the black friday thread said that ALL future DLC was FREE and … someone on the black friday thread said that ALL future DLC was FREE and others backed that person up. Can someone explain why the widowmaker DLC isn't free then please?thanks




All DLC released and yet to be released after the game's release is free. Those 5 skins aren't part of that, they are just a pre-order type of deal.

wifi300usb

someone on the black friday thread said that ALL future DLC was FREE and … someone on the black friday thread said that ALL future DLC was FREE and others backed that person up. Can someone explain why the widowmaker DLC isn't free then please?thanks



Cosmetics do not count as DLC, there are numerous skins, emotes, voice lines that can be unlocked via loot boxes.

All maps are free, and characters too.

iamthebatman01

All DLC released and yet to be released after the game's release is free. … All DLC released and yet to be released after the game's release is free. Those 5 skins aren't part of that, they are just a pre-order type of deal.



it's DLC though by definition and therefore should be free. Shame on Blizzard

wifi300usb

it's DLC though by definition and therefore should be free. Shame on … it's DLC though by definition and therefore should be free. Shame on Blizzard


No, it's an extra for people that bought the game early. Almost every other video game developer does something similar. You're getting the entire game with nothing locked for £25 for a life time, so there is really nothing you should be complaining about.

Also no, it's not DLC by definition. A skin isn't downloadable content.
Edited by: "PapaDom" 20th Dec 2016

wifi300usb

it's DLC though by definition and therefore should be free. Shame on … it's DLC though by definition and therefore should be free. Shame on Blizzard




You're saying yourself they said all future DLC will be free. How does a pre-release comestic falls under "future DLC" in your mind?

PapaDom

No, it's an extra for people that bought the game early. Almost every … No, it's an extra for people that bought the game early. Almost every other video game developer does something similar. You're getting the entire game with nothing locked for £25 for a life time, so there is really nothing you should be complaining about.Also no, it's not DLC by definition. A skin isn't downloadable content.



it's content that's downloadable. DLC. How else can I explain it. People should just keep their word but strangely others defend them

back on topic it's a good price for a fun game. HOT

kwanzee

Cosmetics do not count as DLC, there are numerous skins, emotes, voice … Cosmetics do not count as DLC, there are numerous skins, emotes, voice lines that can be unlocked via loot boxes. All maps are free, and characters too.




All the cosmetics are free as well (except for those five pre release skins). You can unlock everything else by playing the game.

iamthebatman01

You're saying yourself they said all future DLC will be free. How does a … You're saying yourself they said all future DLC will be free. How does a pre-release comestic falls under "future DLC" in your mind?



it was ALL DLC not future I mistyped, thanks for that

My GOTY easy, back playing it again now and loving it again managed to get it on PC also for £19.99 through Prime now which is a bargain.

Ffs. Bought it last week for 30£ on cdkeys

maizecorn

Is Origins purely cosmetic? I think Origins has been lower than 30 … Is Origins purely cosmetic? I think Origins has been lower than 30 before, but the base edition has never been this low.



Yeah. It just came with a bunch of cosmetic exclusive stuff for Overwatch and Diablo.

This non-Origins version was PC specific and can only ever be bought from Blizzard directly.

wifi300usb

it was ALL DLC not future I mistyped, thanks for that




The line has always been "All future DLC Content (Heroes, Maps, Modes etc). will be free."

Show me a source that says otherwise or move along.

Husla

Ffs. Bought it last week for 30£ on cdkeys



Not this version you didn't.

Love this game.

I think we should get a HUKD group together because i'm sick of being placed with people who leave or shout at me even though I get 4 golds etc.

Or do we already have groups for gaming? Rings a bell. Too lazy to look!

steluca5

Love this game.I think we should get a HUKD group together because i'm … Love this game.I think we should get a HUKD group together because i'm sick of being placed with people who leave or shout at me even though I get 4 golds etc.Or do we already have groups for gaming? Rings a bell. Too lazy to look!



Not for Overwatch. Please feel free to start one.

wifi300usb

it's DLC though by definition and therefore should be free. Shame on … it's DLC though by definition and therefore should be free. Shame on Blizzard



Honestly if you've played the game you know the crappy loot box micro transaction system is a much bigger deal (and even that is far from being a dealbreaker). As much as I hate pre-order culture I think jumping to "shame on blizzard" for having a single (fairly crappy) cosmetic item as a pre-order bonus and a few other (also lackluster) skins in the special edition is a bit daft. Especially when you consider they have added 2 new characters (with more on the way), a whole bunch of modes, and 1 (soon to be 2) new maps for free; plus of course the insane amount of work they're constantly putting into balance and community communication.

Each to their own of course but if that fairly small amount of DLC is a significant enough drawback to deter you then you'll really struggle to find any modern AAA/ multiplayer games that meet your standards.


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Spark

Not for Overwatch. Please feel free to start one.




I'll do no such thing. I've just explained how lazy I am.

Seriously though, under discussion?

steluca5

I'll do no such thing. I've just explained how lazy I am.Seriously … I'll do no such thing. I've just explained how lazy I am.Seriously though, under discussion?



I'd be happy to have a game with anybody from here but I've forgotten my Battle.net ID tbh.

Battenberg

Honestly if you've played the game you know the crappy loot box micro … Honestly if you've played the game you know the crappy loot box micro transaction system is a much bigger deal (and even that is far from being a dealbreaker). As much as I hate pre-order culture I think jumping to "shame on blizzard" for having a single (fairly crappy) cosmetic item as a pre-order bonus and a few other (also lackluster) skins in the special edition is a bit daft. Especially when you consider they have added 2 new characters (with more on the way), a whole bunch of modes, and 1 (soon to be 2) new maps for free; plus of course the insane amount of work they're putting into balance and community communication.Each to their own of course but if that fairly small amount of DLC is a significant enough drawback to deter you then you'll really struggle to find any modern AAA/ multiplayer games that'll meet your standards.



Seriously? Are people actually buying loot crates?

Spark

Seriously? Are people actually buying loot crates?



I assume so. I'm guessing virtually no one on HUKD buys them but really the issue lies in how these "optional" purchases affect the game rather than the the money that people put into them; specifically the way that it's a phenomenal struggle actually getting loot crates without paying.

Battenberg

I assume so. I'm guessing virtually no one on HUKD buys them but really … I assume so. I'm guessing virtually no one on HUKD buys them but really the issue lies in how these "optional" purchases affect the game rather than the the money that people put into them; specifically the way that it's a phenomenal struggle actually getting loot crates without paying.


I don't recall seeing anything game changing in the loot crates on the free weekend I played... New poses, voices and skins? Do later ones give new weapons to make it worth actually paying for in addition to the game itself?

Battenberg

I assume so. I'm guessing virtually no one on HUKD buys them but really … I assume so. I'm guessing virtually no one on HUKD buys them but really the issue lies in how these "optional" purchases affect the game rather than the the money that people put into them; specifically the way that it's a phenomenal struggle actually getting loot crates without paying.



As far as I can tell everything you can buy in those crates is cosmetic. There is no way to get any different weapons or perks in this game outside of the standard sets that are available to everyone.

If that is the case and remains to be the case then I have no problem with it and if other people want to fund my future DLC access by buying costumes and icon packs then who am I to stop them?

hawksface

Do later ones give new weapons to make it worth actually paying for in … Do later ones give new weapons to make it worth actually paying for in addition to the game itself?



I don't believe they do, no.

Spark

As far as I can tell everything you can buy in those crates is cosmetic. … As far as I can tell everything you can buy in those crates is cosmetic. There is no way to get any different weapons or perks in this game outside of the standard sets that are available to everyone. If that is the case and remains to be the case then I have no problem with it and if other people want to fund my future DLC access by buying costumes and icon packs then who am I to stop them?




Yep no perk grind whatsoever. You immediately get access to all characters and maps. The only mode you have to rank up for is competitive. But I actually see this as a good thing as it makes sure people at least have a basic understanding of the game before entering ranked matches.

Loot boxes are just for cosmetics only I've never bought one. I don't really bother with skins though so I've got thousands of credits in my account from all the free boxes. Only cosmetics not in loot boxes are golden weapons which you get points for from winning in competitive.

Best multiplayer of the year by far for me. Easily my most played game this year and still not bored of it. Blizzard planned it from the start as a multi year competitive shooter so it should be around for a long while yet. You can tell the developers really care about the game as well. I've neve seen a developer go to the effort of producing a 12 minute video to explain how and why they'be reworked a charachter:

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Edited by: "lomax" 20th Dec 2016

Really hate Battle.net as a website to use. Aside from the emails in Chinese script, as part of the forgotten password procedure they want photo's of my "government issued ID." Can't see anything going wrong with that.

Frustrating as I've wanted this game for awhile.

tenohfive

Really hate Battle.net as a website to use. Aside from the emails in … Really hate Battle.net as a website to use. Aside from the emails in Chinese script, as part of the forgotten password procedure they want photo's of my "government issued ID." Can't see anything going wrong with that.Frustrating as I've wanted this game for awhile.



Are you sure you're using the real battle.net site? I didn't have to do any of that...
Although being the cheap **** I am I registered for an Argentinian account as it worked out as 20 quid or so.

tenohfive

Really hate Battle.net as a website to use. Aside from the emails in … Really hate Battle.net as a website to use. Aside from the emails in Chinese script, as part of the forgotten password procedure they want photo's of my "government issued ID." Can't see anything going wrong with that.Frustrating as I've wanted this game for awhile.



Something tells me you're either on the wrong site or you were trying to do something that you shouldn't have been doing (which considering how cheap the game is in China is very possible).

Neither of the above. I've only ever used them whilst being upfront about being UK based; I CBA messing around with Hola et al.

And I'm on the site linked from this thread.

Half the issue is it's asking me a security question I don't remember setting up in the first place - and customer support won't talk to you without a photo of ID (there's actually a box to upload the file.)

tenohfive

Neither of the above. I've only ever used them whilst being upfront about … Neither of the above. I've only ever used them whilst being upfront about being UK based; I CBA messing around with Hola et al.And I'm on the site linked from this thread.Half the issue is it's asking me a security question I don't remember setting up in the first place - and customer support won't talk to you without a photo of ID (there's actually a box to upload the file.)



I can't think of any reason why you would get Chinese script being displayed otherwise.

If anybody wants the extra Origins content then there's also 50% off the upgrade as well now.

playoverwatch.com/en-…765
Edited by: "Spark" 20th Dec 2016

great game

Is it full of whiny little oiks who take it far too seriously and spend most of their time dishing out mother related abuse over the mic?
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