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The wait is finally over! Overwatch v1.1.0 files are now available.

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"Prepare for.. unforeseen consequences."


What is Overwatch?

Overwatch is a cooperative multiplayer FPS/RTS hybrid powered by the Source engine and based on the Half-Life 2 universe. It pits a team of rebels playing cooperatively in first-person (the Resistance) against one player who assumes the role of commander to the Combine forces (the Overwatch), controlling units and the environment around them from a bird's-eye view.

Find out more about Overwatch by following this link, and by watching the following trailer:


First Public Release

Following a closed release and three mini-updates, we are extremely proud to make our v1.1.0 update available to the general public. The ideas and feedback we have been receiving over the past month have been truly invaluable, and we hope that more of you will choose to join our community and share your thoughts with us!

v1.1.0 is still to be considered a very early release. Work on Overwatch only began a bit over a year ago, and we still have a ton more to add to it! If you would like to keep track of our progress, head over to our blog and read our Development Reports.

Updater Utility

As we are committed to releasing frequent updates for Overwatch, we have been working hard to put together an Updater utility which will help you, the player, download and install patches with only the click of a button.

When you launch Overwatch, a small panel at the top-right will let you know if an update is available. You can then click on Update Now, which will close the game, run the Updater then relaunch the game, all in only a few minutes. The Updater can also be used to validate files and replace files that you may have deleted in error.

In addition to improving the game, we will be working to improve the Updater itself, so if you encounter any issues with it, please let us know!

Wallpapers!

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What's Next?

We have put some time aside next week to keep track of bug reports and respond quickly should any major issues arise. We have a first patch (v1.1.1) scheduled for release next week, and we have already begun working on the next update (v1.2.0), scheduled for a week or two after that.

Be sure to visit our blog and community forums, as we will be posting more frequently there than we do here.

Time for Fun!

Overwatch developers will be scheduling events on our Steam group every now and then, so if you would like to play against them, be sure to keep an eye on that calendar!

We look forward to playing against you all. Have fun!

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.Clash
.Clash

LAST!

I can't wait to play this, one of the most original mods I've seen for a long time

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Warrow
Warrow

It seems like Zombie Master except with Overwatch. Still looks fun though. :D

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MrCake
MrCake

zombie master was fun! (i have it but i haven't played in a long time.. i thing there aren't so much players anymore)
For me it is more fun to realise that youre not playing against AI, but against a human controller.

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DarkPivot
DarkPivot

Just in time for the end of my birthday! :D Unfortunately I'm gonna have to wait because I'm making a movie with my friends right now.

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DarkLiberator
DarkLiberator

Can't download it :(

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AndY Author
AndY

The file is still waiting to be auth'd by an admin. :(

You can download it from our site in the meantime (you need to be registered): Community.overwatchmod.com

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wazanator
wazanator

Any plans for this to be on desura?

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Anddos
Anddos

it kina has the zombie master sytle..

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

Right, they've mentioned before that Overwatch was inspired by Zombie Master. Though they wanted to stick with the HL2 world and characters.

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OhNoesBunnies!
OhNoesBunnies!

This looks fantastic! Downloading now.

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on0bi
on0bi

@.Clash original? i guess you haven't played zombie master then.

regardless, still looks awesome.

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Dr_Gonzo
Dr_Gonzo

And you haven't played Natural Selection.

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saku90
saku90

This looks just awesome.

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SolidFake
SolidFake

how have you guys hidden this from me that long?

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nosfer4tu
nosfer4tu

Lol i like the new icon.

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sasuke2490
sasuke2490

downloading

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx

I'm downloading, for sure! And YAY! DESKTOP WALLPAPERS!
I LOVE YA!

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Kapukw
Kapukw

Brilliant idea! I can play against a serious opponent. A.I. Director (from Left 4 Dead) will never compare with real player.

What I want see in the game:
1) [For all] New interesting objectives.
2) [For resistance] Ability to become invisible (only one) to commit sabotage.
3) [For resistance] Ability to obscure some sections of a map with the aid installation "device of jamming".
4) [For watcher] Ability to create buildings (like turrets).

Say in commentary, what you want to see in Overwatch.

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx

I agree with ya, but some new things too, like:
1)[For Resistance] Make it class based, making resistance able to have at least 1 medic to help a bit.
2)More Maps
3)[For Resistance] Make more Shields and change the model :)
4)[For Overwatch] Try to balance a bit more, reducing the damage of Shotgunners, making the times for spawning hacks a little faster, reducing the hp and damage of manhacks, improving the AI of machinegunners (they really sucks).

And yeah, just these for now, and hell, more weapons!

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AndY Author
AndY

Be sure to suggest all these on our forums!

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meazum
meazum

THat's lots od fev textures, and are the special attacks (gunships dropships pods and manhacks) always area based? I could see being able to drop pods in wherever you want (maybe in certain predefined areas) would make for a pretty cool gameplay feature.

Probably will try this anyway.

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AndY Author
AndY

Yep, we're aiming to allow the GM to spawn/drop certain units in pre-defined areas instead of only single spots, allowing you more flexibility.

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Tron619
Tron619

theres a bug that says i am log in elsewhere and i cant join a game

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx

Try logging out of garrysmod.org, it makes this bug disappear.
If don't, change the password of your account and restart your pc.

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Tron619
Tron619

i dont have a garrys mod acoount

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx

Hmm.. usually it's the problem, so try reinstalling it.

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Tron619
Tron619

nvm i fix it i had to relog in

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AndY Author
AndY

This happen if the hl2.exe process is still running. Open your Task Manager (CTRL-ALT-DEL), find "hl2.exe" and hit END PROCESS.

Then launch Overwatch again and you're good to go!

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Drakel101
Drakel101

There needs to be something like a 50 man limit of Combine 'cos it seems the ultimate tactic is to pick one objective and then just spam it.

Also the Combine need to be less accurate, have less health but have better AI.

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Spiritlol
Spiritlol

Iron Grip minus the custom textures and models?

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Spooboy
Spooboy

Hahaha.

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danw13335
danw13335

Yes, in that Iron Grip overlord was more a combination of FPS and tower defense, not FPS and strategy, and is really not similar at all to this mod.

Having said that, this mod isn't really original even if it doesn't rip off Iron Grip: Warlord. Hopefully the idea is implemented well.

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ThaWall
ThaWall

AWESOME mod!

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infl1ct1on
infl1ct1on

Can't play it; "You are logged into steam from another location. Please login again". Keep getting that. Ended HL2.exe, like stated above, restarted the game, restarted steam, restarted my PC - still not working. Any other ideas for a fix AndY?

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AndY Author
AndY

Did you try logging out of Steam from the menu, then logging back in manually with your user and pass?

If that still doesn't work, come to our Chat, we can troubleshoot it better that way: Webchat.overwatchmod.com

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Commissar1032
Commissar1032

Played it and Loved it

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coolestcats
coolestcats

I made you guys a grid icon in case you ever get on Steam Works, I hope you like it!

Img94.imageshack.us

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AndY Author
AndY

Hehe thanks! But I think it'll be a while before we get on there.

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Killed_By
Killed_By

Great mod, this is. I played a few rounds, but sometimes the OW view gets stuck in the skybox, making the match basically unwinnable.

Also, I was interested in making a head-on tutorial for all the new OW's here. Want me to make one?

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AndY Author
AndY

We're rolling out a server-side update to fix that in the next hour or two.

A guide would be great. A few of our community members posted some "tips and tricks" here: Community.overwatchmod.com

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Killed_By
Killed_By

Alright, cool. Registered as Comrade Temuzu, I will make a tutorial for all the new OW's out there!

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Kruk
Kruk

0_0 love it

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb

that new logo is so epic. its a crazy design.

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Ekonk
Ekonk

Niiiice. Downloading dat sheit now! What's the new logo? It looks kind of like a face.

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Anddos
Anddos

I am getting any error when launching , cache needs repair, ive redownloaded the sdk tools and halflife 2 ,what can i do?

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AndY Author
AndY

Hey Anddos,

Come chat with us and we'll try to figure it out with you: Webchat.overwatchmod.com

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Phalxor
Phalxor

cool, now only if steam opened

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Mars_3K
Mars_3K

half-life 2 universe. yawn.

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coolestcats
coolestcats

Could you post a tutorial on how to make an overwatch map?

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AndY Author
AndY

Hey,

We have a section for it on our forums: Community.overwatchmod.com

We'll be posting more once we make the FGD available to everyone.

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