Blizzard’s first-person shooter Overwatch has been playable for almost one and a half years now. Here at Hardware.info we haven’t given it much attention until now. It is a game played by millions and it’s about time we took a look at what hardware lets Overwatch run smoothly. We have selected no less than 21 AMD and Nvidia graphics cards to test at various settings and resolutions.
This Blizzard game is a multiplayer game not unlike other popular online shooters where two teams of six people compete to capture objectives. Each player can choose a hero to their liking and each hero has their unique abilities and traits. The teamwork is what makes the difference between winning and losing. Overwatch is also played on the competitive level and more than five million dollars has been won in various tournaments since 2016.
Overwatch is built on an engine that was developed for the game, with the attention to making it playable even on lower-end hardware. The system requirements are therefore also pretty low - an Intel HD Graphics 4400, AMD Radeon HD 4850 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 should already be sufficient. Recommended hardware is a GTX 660 or HD 7950 with 6 GB RAM and an Intel Core i5 or AMD Phenom II X3 processor.
The game was well-received by the press, many giving it a 9 out of 10 reviews and with titles such “Blizzard have once again struck gold” and “Overwatch shows what Blizzard can do once again”.
The current cost of Overwatch is 36,99 pounds / 39,99 euros in the Battle.net store and for some 8 pounds / 20 euros more you can purchase it as the Game of the Year edition with various additional skins and including Tracer as a playable hero.