Overwatch footage features apes gone wild


Let's have a quick break from the E3 trailers, and instead take a look at the new Overwatch video. This time, Blizzard is highlighting Winston. As a smart-talking, fist-pounding tank, he's Overwatch's equivalent of Beast—only a big purple ape, not a big blue cat-ape.

Winston can take a lot of punishment, and can protect allies through a deployable bubble shield. His gun fires out short-range electrical static, and his jump pack allows him to leap through the air. Then there's that ultimate, called Primal Rage, which overcharges his health and boosts his abilities. They should have called it Beast Mode.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.