1.3.0 is the 2nd major release of Overwatch. It includes tons of new features and improvements, as well as Citadel's brand new look!
Posted by AndY on Oct 23rd, 2010
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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.
1.3.0 is the second major update since our initial public release. It features a complete overhaul of Citadel's visuals (see video below) and introduces some great new features, such as player "Roles" and NPC "Abilities". Take a look at some of the other features in 1.3.0 by visiting the Spotlight segment of our Blog.
Note: A complete list of changes is available here.
Podcast17.com has invited us back to their live show! Be sure to tune in on Saturday, October 23rd at 17:00 UTC/GMT.
On another note, we will be announcing a level design contest this coming Monday the 25th. We have over 600$ worth of cash and prizes to give away, so be sure to stop by our website on Monday for all the details! OverwatchMod.com
Already have Overwatch installed? You can use the included Updater Utility to update to the latest version with only the click of a button! Click here for more information and for instructions.
Note: The Updater doesn't currently display a progress bar when downloading files. If you don't see anything happening, don't worry! It's downloading the package, which could take a bit of time depending on the speed of your Internet connection. Just let it go, grab a cookie, and it'll be done before you know it!
Looking for servers? A list of official Overwatch servers is available here.
Note: Can't see any servers in the in-game server browser? Make sure the Show Map List option is not selected (you can find it at the bottom-left corner of the server window).
1.3.0 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 Progress Reports. Want to contribute? Post your feedback on our forums!
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 with you all. Enjoy!