Overwatch is shaping up to be the next big franchise from Blizzard, following the massive successes of Diablo, Starcraft and Warcraft. If you are planning on getting the first-person shooting multiplayer online battle arena game, you might want to check out a few complementary products we listed below so that you can get the most out of your experience.
Art Book and Soundtrack
As with the other Blizzard games, Overwatch features a great art style and soundtrack. If you want to hear and see more of the upcoming title, we recommend purchasing the Collector’s Edition bundle, which comes with a physical copy of Overwatch: Origins Edition in addition to the official soundtrack and visual sourcebook. Also included in the bundle is a Soldier: 76 Statue.
If you are interested, you can purchase the Overwatch Collector’s Edition with this link.
Blizzard teamed up with Razer on several Overwatch-branded accessories for the PC. One of which is the Razer Overwatch DeathAdder Chroma Multi-Color Ergonomic Gaming Mouse, which is designed to provide comfort in addition to accuracy as it comes with 10,000dpi optical sensor, mouse movement speed of up to 200 inches per second and 50g acceleration. The other notable features include Z-axis tracking and 16.8 million customizable Chroma lighting color options. You can purchase the gaming mouse with this page.You might also want to take a look at the Razer Overwatch Goliathus Extended Speed Soft Gaming Mouse Mat as it is designed to accommodate every sensitivity setting (such as high sense, low sense, laser, optical and dual sensors). It also comes in four different sizes while providing a weave for comfort. You can find the mouse mat here.If you are in need of a gaming keyboard as well, you should also check out the Razer Overwatch BlackWidow Chroma Clicky Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. The mechanical switches were built to provide a tactile response in addition to consistency. The other notable features are fully programmable keys, 10 key rollover anti-ghosting, media keys along with ports for USB, 3.5mm headphone and 3.5mm headphone. You can buy the keyboard, which has been tested for durability at up to 80 million strokes, with this link.
Game Pad Thumb Covers
If you prefer using a gamepad instead of the mouse and keypad combination, we recommend getting thumb covers if you don’t like the feel of the default sticks of the Xbox One and/or PlayStation 4 controllers. This is especially true with the DualShock 4 as the rubber tends to break down after some usage. You can find our recommend game pad covers with the links located just below:
- Fosmon Analog Stick Joystick Controller Performance Thumb Grips
- Grip-iT Analog Stick Covers
- Ortz Analog Thumb Grip Stick Covers
7.1 Gaming Headsets
If you are planning on playing Overwatch competitively, then you should invest in a gaming headset that is capable of producing surround sound.
On the PlayStation 4 side, we recommend getting the PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset as it provides an affordable solution for 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound. It also comes with a noise cancelling microphone. If you are interested, you can purchase the PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset (which can also be used with the PlayStation 3) via this page.Xbox One gamers should check out the recently released Thrustmaster Y-350X 7.1 Powered Doom Edition Gaming Headset, which uses 60 mm drivers to produce 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound. It also comes with an adjustable microphone, active bass, memory foam cushions and more. You can check out the new headset, which is also compatible with the PC, here. Those who are planning to play Overwatch on the PC should check out the HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset. Using its USB Audio Sound Card, the product supports 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound. The other notable features include 53mm drivers neodymium magnets, noise cancelling microphone, TeamSpeak certified voice chat as well as memory foam ear pads. You can find the HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset with this link.
Funko Pop Figures
For the uninformed, Overwatch is a hero shooter featuring creative character designs. Blizzard is teaming up with Funko Pop to create several stylized figures based on the most popular characters in the game. The Reaper, Tracer and Widowmaker figurines stands at 3 and 3/4 inches tall apiece. You can purchase all three with the following links: Reaper, Tracer and Widowmaker.
The Winston statue measures at 6 inches tall. You can purchase it here.
PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold
Overwatch requires a subscription to PlayStation Plus (on PlayStation 4) and Xbox Live Gold (on Xbox One) for online multiplayer. So, if you aren’t currently a member (or your subscription is running out), you can purchase a one year subscription with the following links: PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold. Being members for both also come with other bonuses, including exclusive discounts and free access to select games.
Overwatch does not require a monthly fee in order to play online multiplayer on the PC.
So, if you are planning on picking up Overwatch, make sure you check out the complementary products we mentioned above so that you can get the most out of the game.