Blizzard Releases New Overwatch Gameplay Footage of Zenyatta

By Published May 13, 2015 at 2:26 pm

It's been a number of months since Blizzard's Pixar-like Overwatch unveil – detailed fully in a previous article – and about two months since our hands-on preview at PAX. Following this hiatus, Blizzard today distributed an eight-minute video of Zenyatta, the monk-like zen warrior, dominating on a Point Capture / Payload map called “King's Row.”

For those unfamiliar with Overwatch, the game is presently slated to host 6v6 matches in “team shooter” style; the easiest comparison would be Team Fortress 2, which – in our hands-on experience – does feel somewhat similar in core concept and gameplay. There are a few major differences, though. At the time of our gameplay session, players were locked-in to their character selection for the entirety of the match, something that's more MOBA-like in nature.

Overwatch is anticipated to release a beta sometime in the Fall.

More on this story as it develops.

- Steve “Lelldorianx” Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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