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A 2016 hero and objective-based first person shooter developed by Blizzard. Players take on the roles of specific heroes in order to complete or defend objectives from the opposing team.

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What team starts on offense in a custom lobby?

When creating a custom Overwatch lobby, and the selected map is an offense/defense map, which of the two teams will start on offense? The Blue or Red team? I have to setup some lobbies for an ...
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Overwatch Workshop: set payload starting position?

Is there any way to affect the payload's position with workshop rules? I've found a lot of tutorials, and none of them affect the behavior of the payload. (Although there is a cute what that makes ...
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Why fps is 30 in full screen mode in Overwatch

If on windows mode, I got 60 fps However, on full screen mode, I got only 30 It used to be 60 fps either way. I do not know why things changed. Why?
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What are all of the competitive arcade modes in Overwatch?

In addition to Overwatch's standard Competitive mode (6v6 capture/escort/control), which is constantly running in consecutive seasons, Overwatch often has limited-time alternate competitive modes ...
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How can I see how many comp FFA games I played?

Is there a way to find out how many comp FFA games did I play? I know that there is “games won” stat for comp FFA, but it only counts games where you finished first. And there is no “games played”. I ...
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No audio in Overwatch for Xbox One

When I launched Overwatch there was no sound. I couldn't hear Winston's speech or any other audio in game. When I was in another game just before that I had audio, when I launched another game I had ...
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On the Overwatch League viewer, when are the new matches added?

Since June 6, 2019, the Overwatch League Replay Viewer has been added once again on the region selector for PC owners. I can see that the games of last week (June 6-9, 2019) are present, but not the ...
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How long can Bastion tank Bob in Sentry while self-healing?

Assumptions: Bob and Bastion both start at full health Bob only fires at Bastion from the start up to the time he disappears Nobody else fires at Bob or Bastion Bastion starts with a full healing ...
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On the Overwatch Network Graph, what does each value means?

On the PC version of Overwatch, if you press CTRL + SHIFT + N you will open the Network Graph. In there, you will see some obvious values like the server that you are playing in (in this case, sae1 ...
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Do Workshop codes work in multiple platforms?

Do custom Workshop game modes work on all platforms or just the one where it was created? As an example, let's say that I create a Workshop gamemode on PC, can my friend use the same code on PS4 to ...
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I randomly lost coins in Overwatch?

I went into my hero gallery to look at Genji's stuff but when I selected him my coins fell to 2800 from 3800. Does anyone know why this happened? I don't know if this helps but I play on Xbox One.
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Is there any way to enable Overwatch League's overhead view?

When spectating matches, is there a way to go and get OWL's overhead view or is that something that is specific to the OWL build of the game (like team colors and logos)? If you don't know what I ...
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How to turn off record highlight feature?

How to turn off record highlight feature? I believe it records everything in the background, and then, when I press the button it cuts part of that recording, right? But that background recording ...
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Can you make Winston's jump work like Hanzo's?

Is it possible to make it so you can hit Spacebar to jump as Winston and then hit Spacebar again while in air to use your jump ability, like how Hanzo double jumps?
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Overwatch downloaded from the store, what happens when I insert a game disc?

I downloaded Overwatch on my PS4 during the last Free Weekend, and the game itself has not been moved or deleted. Now that I have the Origins Edition on a Blu Ray, what is going to happen with the ...
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Overwatch Mercy Damage

I'm curious to know if Mercy does more/faster healing if you aim at the teammate you are currently trying to heal? Just how Winston does AOE damage but you still have to aim to do full damage. Does ...
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How do I earn Overwatch League tokens?

I know I can buy them, but is there any other way? I saw this article which states you can earn it by watching Twitch streams, but it didn't say which streams or when they are.
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About how much damage does Ashe's ultimate robot, Bob, deal?

I am one of those Overwatch players that likes to learn all of the numbers, so I'd like to know the numbers to see how many players a well-placed Bob could kill at once based on said numbers.
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How can I get a Play of the Game with Mercy?

I remember Mercy getting Play of the Games back when you could revive multiple team members with the ultimate ability. This is not longer possible, since you can only revive a single team mate. All I ...
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What happens when two Reinhardts charge each other when one is Zarya bubbled

If two Reinhardts charge at each other normally they both fall to the ground. What happens if one is Zarya bubbled? Does it prevent them from being knocked? How does this interact with Doomfist punch ...
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Should junkrat jump on top of his mine or walk on top of it?

To "better" use concussion mine to jump? What does better mean? I don't know. What method the pro uses? What's the plus and minus? Presumably higher I suppose.
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What happens if you get hooked while you're getting pinned?

I got this random scenario in my head recently, which I wanted to test myself but can't currently. Suppose you get pinned by an enemy Reinhardt and then, while Reinhardt is charging away with you, you ...
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Is Sombra's Translocator invisible when thrown?

I've always wondered on how the Translocator works when you use it while you're invisible, and with Sombra now being able to stay invisible forever and keep her Translocator active forever, how does ...
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In what order are lootboxes opened?

We all know that loot boxes contents are determined when you obtain them. What I want to know is if someone has confirmed in what order they are "served" to you to be opened. Let me clarify under ...
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What does the H on Wrecking Ball's Wooden Ball skin stand for?

There is a H inside what looks like a jigsaw piece on the front of Wrecking Ball's Wooden Ball skin. Does anyone know what that stands for? I don't see that H on his other skins.
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In Overwatch, does falloff damage happen because bullets deteriorate or just spread?

Some say that a bullet from Soldier will apply the same damage no matter how far it travels. That being said, we would expect McCree's bullet not to have falloff damage, but it does. So which one is ...
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Does Orisa's “Halt!” activate when it hits someone?

"Halt!" activates when the right mouse button is pressed again or it hits a "surface" https://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Orisa#cite_note-3 What about if it hits an enemy? Say I am firing halt to a ...
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Does the new Symmetra main fire improve damage when “connecting” or when “firing”?

https://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Symmetra#Photon_Projector The linked page mentions the weapon powering up "when connecting", but the weapon was reworked so it doesn't connect anymore. Its only other ...
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What does this new icon mean?

I'm wondering what this new icon means. The number, border and colors change size and shape between players.
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Is the Heroic (default) highlight intro included when I choose random option?

When selecting your Highlight Intro, if you pick the random option, is Heroic included? I'm hoping it only includes the intros you unlock and the Heroic intro is excluded, but I get so few POTGs I'm ...
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Can Zarya block Tracer's ultimate after being stuck?

When playing as Tracer, I managed to stick my ultimate on Zarya who was half health, and while she didn't have her orb around her. However when the bomb exploded she didn't die. I didn't get to see ...
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Booting up Overwatch stuck on blank screen?

Yesterday there was a new patch for Overwatch, patch 1.25.0.1, after updating it today I get stuck on a blank screen when booting up the game. Tired uninstalling and reinstalling Overwatch Even ...
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D.va vs Brigitte. What is the strategy to defeat Brigitte as D.Va? (and vice versa)

As D.Va, I've often come up against Brigitte and found myself lacking. I try to use my defense matrix to prevent her from striking me with her rocket flail, but she still gets me. What approach can I ...
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Doomfist Rocket Punch vs Reinhardt Charge

Which would win out of Doomfist and Reinhardt for Rocket Punch vs Charge? Does it matter who starts? Also what significance is the casting time of Rocket Punch?
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Mercy's strange vertical boost - how does it work?

This is something I can't replicate, it just seems to happen randomly. Sometimes, when I'm close to an ally, who is on groundlevel like me, and try to use Guardian Angel on them, I don't fly to them, ...
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Will Ana DPS drop if she keeps shooting the same target?

Ana does damage over time rather than instant damage. If she attacks the same target, will her DPS drop?
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I need help with my Blizzard Login

So apparently, I don't have a Blizzard login but I play Overwatch. I'm not sure if its because I play on a Playstation because I know you must have to login to play on a PC. How can I get access to ...
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Is there a way to force the client to match me with people from North America?

I am temporarily visiting a South American country. When I play Overwatch, I keep getting matched with, well, people from South America, which makes sense. ... Unfortunately I can't understand ...
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What causes the cracked floor in Petra to break?

In the Petra map, there is a floor that can be broken. What causes this to happen?
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How does Molten Core affect turrets?

I got several conflicting sources It starts with level 1. Then you hit it 6 times, it becomes level 3. It starts with level 2. Then you hit it 6 times, it becomes level 3. If you create a level 1 ...
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What skins are in the Legendary Edition?

Overwatch Legendary Edition replaced the Game of the Year edition during the second anniversary. Instead of coming with 10 loot boxes, it comes with 10 pre-selected skins (5 Epic, 5 Legendary). ...
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Torbjörn's Armor Pack and Brigitte's Rally [closed]

Brigitte's Rally provides allies with armor, which, unlike her Repair Pack ability, is not temporary and stays until it is removed by damage. Torbjörn's Armor Pack also provides the same kind of armor....
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Can we still play Retribution in Overwatch?

There used to be an option on Arcade to play the Archives: Retribution game mode. Is it available any more? Is this just during events? Or can people still create Retribution style custom game modes?
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Does getting zarya's pixel spray have to be non-stop charge or just a total of 60 seconds?

The description for it is: "Maintain 70 or over charge for 60 seconds", but I'm not sure if it has to be continuous or a total of 60 seconds
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How do I test out all functions of a hero alone?

I'm new to Overwatch and I want to try out the heroes' moves, but I don't know how. Do you go on a private map? I don't want to scan the map, I just want a way to test the hero out, but I don't know ...
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Competitive: match suddenly ends without warning

I was in the middle of a competitive match, when all of a sudden, around four people left at the same time. Not sure if they were on my team or not, but I assume those were on the enemy team since ...
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Overwatch league - Draws in playoffs

In OWL, you can get draws on maps (if both teams got the same number of control points, but no time in the bank) In the normal season, that works because there are 4 maps scheduled, with a 5th ...
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Genji deflecting Sonic Arrow?

Simple question: what happens when Genji deflects Hanzo's Sonic Arrow? Will Genji's team be able to see nearby enemies through walls like a normal Sonic Arrow would? Or does that effect stay with the ...
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What is the point of divisions in the Overwatch League?

In the overwatch league, all 12 teams are split between 2 divisions... Atlantic and Pacific. But I fail to see why that division exists. To get to playoffs, it's not top 2 of each division, but top 4 ...
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Is the ability to see enemy healthbars while deploying Mercy's ultimate a bug or feature?

Mercy's ult, Valkyrie, boosts all her abilities, but one feature that I never see anywhere mentioned, or anyone talking about, is how she can see enemy healthbars while the ult is active. Is this a ...