It’s hard to believe that Overwatch was released in 2016 — and that 2016 was four years ago. With frequent updates and support Overwatch just keeps getting better. Echo — the last hero to be added to the roster — came out earlier this year. I know they’ve announced Overwatch 2, but I’m not sure if they are ready to be done with Part I yet?
I got into OVERWATCH a bit late in 2016 (some time before November). By the time I got my hands on this game, Ana (the first new hero) had already been added (and Sombra came soon after). I first bought the game on sale for $40 on PS4, and Overwatch stayed in heavy rotation thanks to new content updates and seasonal events. Since I started playing Overwatch it has stayed on my PS4 home screen, I never deleted it to make space for something new because I always knew I would come back to Overwatch.
I later purchased Overwatch during a big Blizzard sale (the developer not an actual blizzard sale) for PC for $20, to be able to play with some of my PC friends (which I rarely did). I continued to play on PS4 all through 2017 and 2018. An email from Playstation even informed me that Overwatch was my most played game, by far, in both those years.
When I realized that I owned zero FPS (First Person Shooter) games on my Nintendo Switch I bought it there too for $20. And now I own Overwatch in three different places (for a grand total of $80, which isn’t too bad). Today, four years after release I continue to play Overwatch, just not as obsessively. For the Halloween event I jumped back in for a few weeks.
I don’t think that it’s a bad thing to have Overwatch in more than one place. PS4 is still my platform of choice for this game, but it still blows my mind to be able to play this game in handheld mode on Switch. It would be nice to be able to use cross-progression and have all of my items and your max level in every place, but I also kind of like having certain outfits and unlocked sprays and voice over lines in different places.
Before I share my recent Overwatch highlights below I have to share this fun Winston meme I created because I screen capped the perfect picture…
Now, here are some highlights from my recent jump back into Overwatch!
For now I will also leave you with an image of some crazy stats I had with Roadhog, also in a Mystery Heroes match,
because the Switch capture button doesn’t allow you to record more than 30 seconds of gameplay.