Some Pre-Ordered Overwatch Packages Won't Be On Time

OvrwtchWhen I first heard about Overwatch, I was pretty jazzed. The cinematics looked amazing as did the game play. I've always loved the idea of playing as a superhero but found many of the games prior to this lacking. But this had me excited enough that back in November I ordered the Collector's edition for the PC that included an art book, soundtrack and a statue of Soldier 76.

Last week I got a notice saying that the game would be delivered on May 23rd… today… which was great since the servers are scheduled to go live tomorrow, May 24th. I figured I'd have the game all set up to play after work tomorrow.

Today I woke to find another message from Amazon… they're experiencing some delays shipping that particular pack. Now it's estimated that I will receive it on May 27th. Just estimated. And if you check that listing on Amazon, they have only one left in stock and it's estimated to arrive May 25th – 31st.

So what happened to this edition? How many people does it effect? I'm reaching out to Blizzard for comment. You'd think they'd work a deal so that the people effected would be able to digitally download the game instead of being locked out for days while others are in and playing.


About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.