"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.
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!
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.
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!