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New ‘Overwatch’ Footage Highlights “Tracer” Gameplay

Blizzard fans can now see Overwatch‘s Tracer absolutely dominate a full match, captured in beautiful 1080p at 60fps.

Those who scrape the bottom of the archive will find that Blizzard has developed more than just RTS, dungeon-crawling and MMO titles; the World of Warcraft developer previously created such action titles as The Lost Vikings and The Death and Return of Superman, along with the cult-classic Rock N’ Roll Racing under the previous title “Silicon & Synapse”. Blizzard previously dove into the competitive world of card-based games with Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and are now trying their hand at the FPS genre with Overwatch.

Overwatch was first shown to the world during BlizzCon 2014. The company’s first venture into the FPS genre, Overwatch is a team-based shooter, consisting of several different character-classes. Often compared to Valve’s Team Fortress 2, each character possesses his or her own specific gameplay style; Hanzo is a master of mobility, using parkour and a lightweight bow to his advantage, while Zarya uses brute strength and heavy artillery to dish-out- and take- serious damage. The latest gameplay video from Blizzard’s internal sessions gives Overwatch fans an extended look at Tracer and her time-bending abilities. Tracer is capable of warping forward and backwards across short distances, as well as rewinding her movements back to a previous position.

A release date has not been scheduled, however Blizzard is hosting the Overwatch Beta, set to launch sometime this year. Hanzo, McCree, Mercy and Zenyatta have all been featured in full gameplay matches from Blizzard’s development team. Brief overview videos of each character’s abilities can be found on the official Overwatch YouTube channel.

Source: Blizzard
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