Overwatch Boosting Opportunities
Overwatch is a multiplayer first-person shooter that was first unveiled at BlizzCon 2014. If you’re a fan of team-based, cooperative games, Overwatch is right up your alley. Developed by Blizzard, this game is available for pre-purchase, and you can sign up for it right now.
As for the game itself, we anticipate there being numerous ways to monetize gameplay. Here’s what we know so far:
A Little Background on Overwatch
Overwatch takes place during the time of the global crisis. A band of heroes came together to work on restoring peace to the war-torn world. These heroes were known as Overwatch, and they would achieve their goal of peace.
The decades that followed brought about an era of innovation, inspiration and discovery. But eventually, Overwatch’s influence began to wane, and the group disbanded.
While Overwatch may be gone, the world is still in need of heroes.
That’s where players come in.
Choose Your Hero
Overwatch offers a variety of different unique heroes that allow you to fill any role that you enjoy playing. From rocket-wielding warriors to a robot monk, there are unique and interesting characters to choose from.
No two heroes are the same, and the key to succeeding in this game is to master the abilities that each hero offers. Blizzard’s collection of heroes includes scientists, soldiers, oddities and adventurers.
Heroes fall into one of four different roles:
If you’ve ever played an MMO, like Blizzard’s own World of Warcraft, you’re already very familiar with these rules and know how to play them.
Here’s a taste of the heroes you’ll find in Overwatch:
- Symmetra: An Indian architect that’s capable of manipulating energy and light to protect her allies while damaging her enemies. Symmetra can build a device that will instantly transfer all of her teammates to the front lines.
- Tracer: An ex-British test pilot that can perform acrobatic assaults, energy bombs, teleport and turn back the hands of time.
- Hanzo: A Japanese mercenary that wields a bow. Hanzo can fire off tracking devices that make enemies known to his teammates. He can also scale walls and unleash a spirit dragon that does tremendous damage to all enemies.
- Reinhardt: A German soldier in full battle armor that can pin enemies against the wall, charge great distances, or slam his rocket hammer into the ground to knock enemies off their feet.
Each of these roles will help you complete the game’s objectives.
Team-Based Gameplay and Objectives
In Overwatch, gameplay is team-based and cooperative. Each team battles across the planet to complete whatever objective is set before them.
There are two primary types of objectives offered in this game:
- Payload: The attacking team must move the payload to the delivery point, while the defending team must stop the attackers from reaching their goal until time runs out. Currently, there are five maps to choose from: Gibraltar, Dorado, King’s Row, Numbani and Hollywood.
- Point Capture: Both teams battle to control the map. One team is on offense, while the other is on defense. The attackers must capture critical objectives, and the defenders must fight to maintain their control over these objectives until the time runs out. Currently, there are three maps to choose from: Hanamura, Temple of Anubis and Volskaya Industries.
True Blizzard style, Overwatch offers gameplay that’s easy to learn, but difficult to master. Each team consists of six heroes, and battles take place in futuristic global locations. Maps are highly stylized, with hologram-lit streets in London and a high-tech Egyptian pyramid.
Overwatch is actually a reworked version of the PvP aspects of Blizzard’s now-canceled Project Titan.
Closed Beta Now Live
Overwatch’s closed beta went live on October 27, 2015, and you can still sign up for it today. Blizzard does note that phase 1 of this beta will be relatively small, but Beta Test Weekends will be held from time to time, which will allow larger groups of players to join in.
If you are chosen to participate in the closed beta, Blizzard will send you an email invite.
Keep in mind that no release date has been set for this game, so you want to sign up for beta access and play early on to get a feel for the gameplay/objectives.
You can also pre-purchase Overwatch right now for $59.99. Each purchase includes access to 21 heroes, five unique origin skins, and a bunch of digital goodies. The skins include:
- Slipstream Tracer
- Overgrown Bastion
- Strike-Commander Morrison
- Security Chief Pharah
- Blackwatch Reyes
The digital goodies include:
- Baby Winston Pet
- Overwatch Card Back
- Tracer Hero
- Player Portraits
- Mercy’s Wings
All of these goodies actually correspond to other Blizzard games, which can be beneficial if you plan on selling your account. For instance, the Tracer Hero is for Heroes of the Storm, and the Winston Pet is for World of Warcraft.
Overwatch and Your Gold Farming Business
Considering closed beta just opened in October, it’s difficult to know for sure how you’ll be able to monetize Overwatch. But this is a Blizzard game, and if this title is like any of the others, there are sure to be ways to profit off of your gameplay.
Blizzard has confirmed that future heroes in the game will never require unlocking via real money or in-game currency, which leaves out the selling of heroes.
But there’s opportunity to boost players by carrying them through matches. There’s also opportunities to sell accounts with unique skins. The ones included with the pre-purchase as well as the digital goodies will be appealing to avid Blizzard fans. Considering you can only get these items through the Overwatch pre-purchase, they’re sure to be highly valuable.
There may also be opportunities to sell currency, although we’re still not sure if Overwatch has currency and if so, what its purpose is. This isn’t a F2P game, so there are no micro-transactions to possibly profit off of.
Overwatch will be available for more than just the PC, too. You’ll also be able to play on Xbox One and PS4, which opens up more opportunities to sell your items and services to a much larger audience.