Overwatch On Switch Details Confirmed: 30 FPS, No Amiibo Support Planned

Blizzard shares more details about the Switch version of Overwatch.


Blizzard's hit hero shooter, Overwatch, is coming to Nintendo Switch later this month. We got our first look at the game during Nintendo's big September Direct presentation, and we learned a few more details about it at a recent demo event.

First, Blizzard discussed how the Switch version of Overwatch will perform. The game will run at 900p while docked and 720p while undocked. In either case, Blizzard says the game will run at 30 frames-per-second.

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Blizzard also says the Switch edition of Overwatch will be up to date with the other versions, so there will be no content disparities. The Switch version will also exist within its own ecosystem, so players will not be able to engage in cross-play or share their account across other platforms.

One final topic Blizzard touched on was Amiibo support. While the Switch version of Diablo III released alongside a Loot Goblin Amiibo figure that opened up a portal in that game, the company says it currently has no plans for Amiibo support in Overwatch.

Overwatch launches for Nintendo Switch on October 15. The boxed version will include a download code for the game as well as a three-month subscription for the Nintendo Switch Online service. Those who pick up and log into the Switch version by December 31 will receive a Golden Loot Box that contains at least one guaranteed Legendary item.

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