There’s never been a better time to play Overwatch on Xbox with the improvements in performance that Xbox Series X|S brings to the game through the console’s upgrades in power. Playing Overwatch on next-generation hardware like Xbox Series X|S allows the game to look better, run smoother, and load faster.
We’re excited to utilize the 120Hz and variable-refresh rate modes that Microsoft brought with the Xbox Series X|S hardware. The enhancements that come with Xbox Series X|S allows players to run the game at higher levels of graphical quality, giving console players the ability to enable visual features that were previously reserved for higher-end PC hardware, which is very exciting for our community. In addition to running smoother, the new hardware allows for Auto HDR which looks and plays great for Overwatch.
The faster framerates lead to smoother gameplay and reduced input latency which directly correlates with achieving higher accuracy when aiming — something that is very important for Overwatch. Alternatively, the game consistently reaches a higher resolution which helps with the clarity of the image and allows players to more precisely pick up on small changes and detail. All these updates give our players a boost in situational awareness and enhances their performance.
As a developer it’s always exciting to see how our game will perform on new consoles, and we’re looking forward to how the fast, action-packed world of Overwatch comes to life with the added power and performance of Xbox Series X|S. And of course, the extremely fast load times are a huge improvement for players on the newest generation of Xbox.
Heart-Pounding Horror Awaits
It’s also a great time to jump in and play as Overwatch’s Halloween Terror event has returned!
Now through November 2, celebrate this frightful time of year with weekly rewards, brand new cosmetics, and the return of Dr. Junkenstein and his familiar batch of fiendish ghouls! Play to earn spooky surprises including Vampire Hunter Brigette and Draugr Reinhardt. With new loot to win each week, can you survive the tricks to earn the treats?
Overwatch® Legendary Edition
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