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We want to let you know that Jeff Kaplan has decided to leave the company after a long and storied career here, and that Aaron Keller, a Blizzard veteran and founding member of the Overwatch team, will be stepping in as game director.

Aaron has been a critical part of the Overwatch team and a key driver in creating the vision for the game. He helped create Overwatch as an original member of the team, and as an 18-year veteran at Blizzard, he has worked side-by-side with Jeff for a long time, not only in building Overwatch but previously in helping to build WoW as well. A few words from Aaron: 

Greetings, Overwatch Community,  

Jeff’s been a great leader, mentor, and friend, and he knows how much we’re going to miss him. I’ve been lucky to work alongside him and the rest of the Overwatch team for many years in...

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As I have said before, these are really cool skins and they are fun to add to my collection. However, I do feel like this seasonal event was not the opportunity to introduce those skins. They would have been more fun and special if added to the standard loot box distribution.

A dragonslayer. A samurai. Two revolutionary soldiers championing contrasting causes. All four disparate figures lost to time, united by the ink of talented concept artists from around the globe for this year’s Archives event. To create some of the history-rich skins, Overwatch teamed up with Yusuke Kozaki, a Japan-based character designer who has worked on games like Fire Emblem, Pokémon, and No More Heroes.

Each Legendary skin from this year’s assortment of Archives ensembles draws from different historical eras in the characters’ respective home countries. Zarya dons the garb of a bogatyr, a Russian knight-errant possessed of strength, bravery, and dragon-slaying power befitting one of the strongest characters in Overwatch. Genji, decked out in elaborate armor, has assumed the guise of a samurai from the Sengoku era, when Jap...

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More info about what nVidia Reflex does is available on their site:


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To locate the NVidia Reflex option, go to Options > Video and you will see it just below the Display Performance Stats/Advanced Performance Stats options. I believe the option will only appear for systems that are equipped with a compatible graphics card.

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Thanks for the update!!

As a friendly reminder to everyone, using the in-game Looking for Group tool is a great way to get players together to tackle the PVE missions that you are looking to complete quickly and effectively. Find it below the main cards in the Play Menu!

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Hey everyone, this year’s Archives event is introducing our new mechanism for weekly event unlocks!

To unlock Archives weekly rewards, you’ll need to earn Stars. Stars can be earned by completing Archives missions. Each week, a different Archives mission will offer double stars, and you’ll have the opportunity to earn the most Stars by playing on higher difficulties or Challenge variants. With this system, you’ll be able to earn Stars even if you do not succeed with your Archives mission.

Our goal with making this change is to allow unlocks to be more closely tied to the seasonal content, while also finding ways to allow for partial credit even when you don’t win a match. Previously, the system was all-or-none in that losing a match didn’t earn you any progress towards your weekly unlocks. Please note that this will be an iterative process and we’ll continue to make adjustments to this system in ways that make unlocks more engaging for the seasonal content.




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