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Overwatch is an online multiplayer shooter where players can choose different heroes, each of which comes with different strengths and weaknesses. Those heroes form teams that fight on a colossal battlefield set in different parts of the world. Have you always wanted to challenge your enemies in amazing places like Havana? In Overwatch there is no room for monotony, as it has an amazing number of maps of disparate places, each one with its own peculiar charm. This is the Overwatch download for Windows.


Humans and robots, called "omnics" in this video game, coexist in a society after a hard confrontation 30 years ago, when the latter rebelled. To this day, the conflict still seems far from being resolved. These robots, which were created to serve people, have used an artificial intelligence known as God Program to begin producing omnic military forces en masse with one goal: to annihilate humanity. As a solution to this disaster, the United Nations creates a group of heroes, called Overwatch, that must protect the world from these forces. Will they be able to avoid imminent extinction?


  • Choose your hero: There are four classes: Offense, Defense, Tank, or Support characters, each one with a different role in the game. You can see all the Overwatch characters on the official website.

  • Level up: The more games you win, the more experience you will earn and this will allow you to level up.

  • Hero gallery: Players can customize their characters with various accessories and cosmetics.

  • Loot boxes: Every time you level up, you will get a new loot box to unlock. These contain different customization options.

  • Weapons: You will find a large number of weapons, such as rocket launchers, blasters, shotguns, bows, cannons, turrets, pistols, and many more!

  • Battlefields: There are almost three dozen maps to discover with different objectives and strategies to follow. Visit Nepal, Paris, Havana, Hollywood, to quote just a few.

  • Choose your team: Players are free to create their own teams or to join one of the existing ones.

  • Win trophies: Get rewarded with commemorative medals as you achieve different feats, which you can later share with your friends.


In general, the environment and the characters are well executed and special attention has been brought to details. The experience can be even better if you opt for the highest quality, however, given that this is an online shooter, it requires a certain speed of action, and it is best to try to find the right balance between the FPS and the graphic settings.

Play modes

There are 6 play modes (+ Tutorial), although depending on the character the gameplay can change substantially.

  • Practice Range: There are no specific goals, it is perfect to learn to handle your hero.

  • Play vs AI: Take on the AI ​​on any of the maps just to practice.

  • Quick Play: Enjoy Overwatch with players that are the same level as you.

  • Arcade: Experimental modes with special rules that vary each season.

  • Competitive Play: Compete with other players and rank up.

  • Custom: Create a game mode with your own rules.

When did Overwatch come out?

Overwacth was released on May 24, 2016. And when is Overwatch 2 coming out? Well, no date has been confirmed yet but it is highly unlikely that it comes out before 2022.

Is Overwatch cross platform?

Yes, after the latest update to Battle.net Overwatch now supports cross-play. To make the most of cross-play, players will need to login into their Battle.net account and link their various console accounts.

What does the critic say?

Overwatch has been highly acclaimed by critics and on Metacritic, it has a score of 91 points out of 100. ”Overwatch is an amazing experience. It’s fresh and consistently fun, with matches that are great in random groups, but astonishingly good when played with friends. Blizzard has taken its masterful art of polishing and perfection to the team shooter, and things will never be the same.” (Game Informer)

Age rating

The video game has been classified with the PEGI 12 label. Although players face human and fictional characters with different weapons, there is no representation of physical injuries or blood.

How much is Overwatch?

The Overwatch price is set at $39.99 and at $59.99 for the Legendary Edition.

Minimum system requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 7 and later.

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8650.

  • Memory: 4GB of RAM.

  • Graphic card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460, ATI Radeon™ HD 4850, or Intel® HD Graphics 4400.

  • Disk space: 30GB of free space.

  • Internet: This is an online game, which means that having an Internet connection is required.

Other platforms

The game is also available on PS4/PS5, Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.

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