‘Overwatch’ Updates 2017 to Bring New Characters and Game Options; More Players Expected to Join [Video]

Dec 30, 2016 06:52 AM EST | Leonora Puno

"Overwatch", a multiplayer video game created by "Blizzard", is expected to welcome 2017 with new characters, more maps, and improved game options to attract more players. Launched in May 13, 2016, "Overwatch" received several awards and was named top earner of the year due to its many followers. Its creators are positive that the year 2017 will be more fruitful as they make plans to improve the game and provide more fun and excitement to video gamers worldwide.

A few days before 2016 closes, rumors circulated about a new downloadable content or DLC for "Overwatch" that will pave the way for new characters, new costumes, new maps and new game options. It was said that Lucio will have a new costume; however, it was never revealed what new power such a costume would bring. There will be new maps for the characters to explore. As can be recalled, the latest map that was added in 2016 was the "Ecopoint: Antarctica". Currently, the team is developing a new map named "Oasis" which might be released in the early part of 2017, according to iTech Post.

Improvements in the game itself were also underway to make it more exciting and playable next year. One improvement made was the ease by which players can get into custom games. Offering open costume games might be a good way of attracting more followers and so the "Blizzard" team will be working towards such development. A new character was expected to join "Overwatch" with many players predicting that it will be Doomfist, according to PC Games N.

"Overwatch" has been expected to be the top earner among video games as it has more than 20 million players worldwide, spanning the USA to South Korea. The fact that "Overwatch" tournaments are held each year contributed to the game's fast growing popularity. Because of its projected earnings, buying its stock can be an excellent investment, according to Investopedia.

With the continuous popularity of "Overwatch", it will be no wonder when it reaps again all rewards for 2017.

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