It’s time to saddle up and stick up for your crew! Ashe’s Deadlock Challenge is now live on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. Play and watch Overwatch from 22 June to 5 July to earn new rewards, including the new Legendary Ashe and B.O.B Skin.


In addition, Cross-Play launches today across PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch.

Lastly, Blizzard Entertainment has teamed with Coca-Cola, Diamond Comics, and artist Afua Richardson for two Overwatch: Tracer – London Calling #1 comic variant covers releasing on Free Comic Book Day on 14 August 2021.

New Ashe Novel: “Deadlock Rebels”

Explore the founding of the Deadlock Gang in the new Overwatch novel Deadlock Rebels by critically acclaimed author Lyndsay Ely, now available. Full of high-octane chases and action-packed stand-offs, you’ll be able to pull back the curtain on the origins of fan-favourite heroes Ashe and McCree.

Synopsis:

In the years after the Omnic Crisis, the American Southwest is ruled by vultures looking to profit off the chaos. The West is ripe for the taking, and Elizabeth Caledonia Ashe intends to write her name across it.

When Ashe is arrested yet again on the morning of her high school graduation, her aloof, old-money parents decide to disinherit her from the family fortune. To steal back what’s rightfully hers, Ashe teams up with her omnic butler, B.O.B., and local ruffian Jesse McCree for a series of heists, catapulting the trio into a game of fast money and dangerous alliances. Along the way, Ashe discovers that family isn’t just about blood. It’s about the people who’ve got your back when your back’s against the wall.

The full chapter one preview will be available for free on the Overwatch media site starting today and is localised into 14 languages.

Cross-Play Launch

Starting today, you’ll be able to play Overwatch with friends across multiple platforms! If you play on console, you will need to connect to a Battle.net account. Cross-play will be enabled for PC players automatically.

  • Group up with friends on any platform for Quick Play, Arcade, and Custom games
  • Console players can join the same Competitive lobbies across PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch
  • PC players will only be matched with other PC players in ranked matches.

For more details, check out the Overwatch blog post.

Press Release


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