[RESOLVED] PC gaming query: How to buy Overwatch GOTY Edition

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Post[RESOLVED] PC gaming query: How to buy Overwatch GOTY Edition
by jawafour » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:58 pm

Hey, I'm way, way out of the loop on PC gaming, but...

> My nephew wants Overwatch GOTY Edition for his computer
> I believe he'll need to create a Battle.net account?
> I can see that the game's direct download from Activision-Blizzard is £49.99...
> ...but a download code from CDKeys is just £22.99 :o

Probs a dumb question, but... if I bought that download key from CDKeys, would my nephew be able to redeem it through Battle.net and play it?

Thanks, folks :) .

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PostRe: PC gaming query: How to buy Overwatch GOTY Edition
by Winckle » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:14 pm

Yep, that's how I bought it.

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PostRe: PC gaming query: How to buy Overwatch GOTY Edition
by jawafour » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:17 pm

Winckle wrote:Yep, that's how I bought it.

Thanks, Winckle. In the morning I'm gonna check that his laptop has the right spec to play it and, if so, we'll buy the key. Cheers, man!

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PostRe: [RESOLVED] PC gaming query: How to buy Overwatch GOTY Edition
by Winckle » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:20 pm

I hope he has a good time playing Overwatch, don't let him be a Hanzo player.

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by Mafro » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:23 pm

Winckle wrote:I hope he has a good time playing Overwatch, don't let him be a Hanzo player.

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PostRe: [RESOLVED] PC gaming query: How to buy Overwatch GOTY Edition
by jawafour » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:33 pm

Winckle wrote:I hope he has a good time playing Overwatch, don't let him be a Hanzo player.

I haven't got much of a clue about Overwatch... he has been playing the PS4 version but wants to play on his laptop PC. He enjoys the game but he had some hassle from other players when he used his headset; I tried to tell him to only activate voice functions if he's playing with people he knows. Online gaming with randoms and voice = "Don't do it!" :lol: .

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PostRe: [RESOLVED] PC gaming query: How to buy Overwatch GOTY Edition
by Lagamorph » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:41 pm

One thing to keep in mind, his progress/unlocks from the PS4 version cannot be carried over to the PC version, so make sure he knows he'll be starting from scratch.

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PostRe: [RESOLVED] PC gaming query: How to buy Overwatch GOTY Edition
by OrangeRakoon » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:43 pm

jawafour wrote:he has been playing the PS4 version ... he had some hassle from other players when he used his headset


jawafour wrote:but wants to play on his laptop PC


RIP

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by jawafour » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:47 pm

Lagamorph wrote:One thing to keep in mind, his progress/unlocks from the PS4 version cannot be carried over to the PC version, so make sure he knows he'll be starting from scratch.

Thanks dude - yeah, he'll be starting fresh. Tbh I tried to persuade him to stick with the PS4 version but he has some pals who play it on PC.

OrangeRakoon wrote:...RIP

:lol: . I'll tell him again to stick with playing with his mates. He's only young and he doesn't realise that many gamers online will say "bad" things and act like jerks :lol: .

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PostRe: [RESOLVED] PC gaming query: How to buy Overwatch GOTY Edition
by SugarDave » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:53 pm

jawafour wrote: :lol: . I'll tell him again to stick with playing with his mates. He's only young and he doesn't realise that many gamers online will say "bad" things and act like jerks :lol: .


One of the main issues is that even if he's not in voice chat, people will very likely still be arseholes in the text chat on PC. Let him know Ctrl+Shift+C will disable the chat if he's being hassled, I think there is also a profanity filter you might want to enable.

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by Trelliz » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:18 pm

SugarDave wrote:
jawafour wrote: :lol: . I'll tell him again to stick with playing with his mates. He's only young and he doesn't realise that many gamers online will say "bad" things and act like jerks :lol: .


One of the main issues is that even if he's not in voice chat, people will very likely still be arseholes in the text chat on PC. Let him know Ctrl+Shift+C will disable the chat if he's being hassled, I think there is also a profanity filter you might want to enable.


I think the RIP was more about playing on a laptop jawa. Also thanks sugardave, i was wondering how to do that so i might actually play overwatch again.

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PostRe: [RESOLVED] PC gaming query: How to buy Overwatch GOTY Edition
by jawafour » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:59 am

SugarDave wrote:One of the main issues is that even if he's not in voice chat, people will very likely still be arseholes in the text chat on PC. Let him know Ctrl+Shift+C will disable the chat if he's being hassled, I think there is also a profanity filter you might want to enable.

Thanks for the heads-up, Dave - will check these options out!

Trelliz wrote:I think the RIP was more about playing on a laptop jawa. Also thanks sugardave, i was wondering how to do that so i might actually play overwatch again.

Yeah, I checked his laptop PC this morning and whilst the processor is okay (Intel i5) the graphics card is only *just* adequate for it - it's an Intel HD 640. Not fantastic but it'll run the game at low settings. We're gonna give it a go - I'm just gonna get the download code via CD Keys and then he can download it on his birthday.

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PostRe: [RESOLVED] PC gaming query: How to buy Overwatch GOTY Edition
by Tafdolphin » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:58 pm

I ran Overwatch on low at 50-60fps on a 3 year old laptop my parents bought to do taxes.

Also, unless you're in a party just mute voice chat. It's 99% toxic.

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PostRe: [RESOLVED] PC gaming query: How to buy Overwatch GOTY Edition
by jawafour » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:22 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:I ran Overwatch on low at 50-60fps on a 3 year old laptop my parents bought to do taxes...

Yeah, the memory and processor seem okay but I think the (in-built) graphics are very basic. Should be okay for low settings, though.

Tafdolphin wrote:...Also, unless you're in a party just mute voice chat. It's 99% toxic.

Definitely, dude. I woud do this and I will suggest to his mum and dad that he should do the same!

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by Tafdolphin » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:31 pm

Yup. I dipped a toe back in recently and one guy on my first team of randoms constantly assailed the whole team with x-rated insults as we did not meet his apparently high standards.

(I got 3 golds and a silver that match)

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by Trelliz » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:39 pm

Mafro wrote:
Winckle wrote:I hope he has a good time playing Overwatch, don't let him be a Hanzo player.

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by Jam-Master Jay » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:08 pm

Ever since competitive was added the Overwatch community has become such a salty cesspit. You can't even escape the shite in the Arcade modes.

I hope your nephew enjoys the PC version, Jawa. Get past all the wankers and there is a decent time to be had with the game.

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by Tafdolphin » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:42 pm

Played this all evening for the first time in a while and I actually had a good time. No-one calling me a noob or a cheater, no ten year olds arguing over who gets Hanzo, no jokers playing Bastion on Attack.

It was good!

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