Hanzo

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts Jimmy, John, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the boys every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! Overwatch is here and we’re all talking about our experiences with the launch with the full group, including a special guest in Jamerson! Payload brings on Jamerson to discuss the launch of Overwatch alongside the first big tournament for the game post launch happening this weekend March 28th and 29th at the Esports Arena down in Santa Ana, CA. Jamerson will be casting alongside some other incredible casters this weekend at Agents Rising, presented by Dolby and he gives us a unique insight into the Esports scene of Overwatch, where it currently is, its challenges, and where it could be in the future.

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts Jimmy, John, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, Esports, gameplay, and more. Join the boys every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! In Episode 23, we’ve got a special Overwatch treat! With Kevin gone, we ask Crow (@unlimitedBLACK) to join us to talk about the world and story surrounding Overwatch. There’s a ton to talk about and we did our best to hit it all! News: We have Jamerson joining us as a guest next week! Jamerson is one of the casters for Agents Rising – the largest Overwatch tournament to date with a $10,000 purse. We’ll be getting his thoughts and insights on Overwatch as an esport next week! We have an official release schedule for Overwatch! The final animated short, “Hero,” featuring Soldier: 76

Who will win this epic showdown between the Shimada brothers? Are you #TeamHanzo or #TeamGenji ?

 

Hanzo was once a master assassin. He now wanders the world trying to come to terms with his past. When is the right time to use each kind of arrow?

 

Blizzard continues the barrage of cross-media story exposition with a new short called Dragons. In case it wasn’t obvious, this looks like it’ll focus on the Shimada brothers, Hanzo and Genji, engaging in what is likely an expression of the ongoing conflict between them. I’m actually surprised this is coming out on the 16th, given that part of the selling point for the Overwatch Cinematic Event that Blizzard and Coca-Cola are promoting in theatres was the promise of as-yet-unreleased cinematics. The Soldier:76 cinematic that we’ve seen teased may end up being exclusively premiered there, but it’ll be worth the price of admission just to see all of the existing cinematics on a big screen. Some more analysis about the media blitz is forthcoming, but for now, clear some time on the 16th for this cinematic and tell us what you’re looking forward to in the comments. Read the official post

 

Beta Build 27939 Patch Notes

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Coming in slightly after the patch started hitting beta servers, we’ve got some notes on what’s going on in this new build. Genji’s health is up, but his shuriken damage is down. Quick Melee doesn’t hit for as much, but we can use it more frequently. Bastion’s Ultimate mode is shorter. Hanzo’s Scatter Arrow doesn’t get to cheat anymore. ;P And Mei is being brought down a bit from the devastating ice goddess heights she started to hit after the last patch. Seriously guys, she went overboard. Overall, these are all pretty standard “beta is beta” changes, principally in the fine-tuning space of things, and having the added bonus of developer insights into why these changes are being made is a huge benefit. Read the full patch notes below.

 

Howling for Hanzo Skins

by Aaron "BLU3" on

We know you have been clawing to get your eyes on all the Hanzo skins. Join us as we take a look.

You know what they say: The world could always use more heroes! On The Payload, your hosts Jimmy, John, and Kevin will look at all things Overwatch: News, eSports, gameplay, and more. Join the boys every Thursday for the live stream, or download our audio episodes Fridays! The Payload this week discusses the defense heroes of Overwatch! Let us know who your favorite defense hero is! Also please take some time to support Jake who made our awesome music over at: jakebutineau.ca We stream ourselves recording the show live every week over at www.twitch.tv/blizzpro Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Pacific. If you have questions for the show, e-mail us at thepayload@blizzpro.com, or come find us on Twitter: @PayloadPodcast, @djtyrant, @kickedtripod, and @lackofrealism. We also greatly appreciate your support via iTunes reviews! Make sure to subscribe to us in your favorite RSS or Podcast player! iTunes: Subscribe Stitcher: Subscribe RSS: Subscribe

 

Overwatch: Hanzo

by Aaron "BLU3" on

Mastering his skills as a bowman and an assassin, Hanzo Shimada strives to prove himself as a warrior without peer.