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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 14, 2019. 5 comments

Overwatch just got a big update

Overwatch just got a big update

Overwatch just got a big update. Gravity manipulating tank hero Sigma and the much-anticipated 2-2-2 role lock are now on live servers. They arrive alongside a slew of balance tweaks, including an increase in ultimate cost across all heroes.

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Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jul 29, 2019.

A StarCraft concert is being held in South Korea on August 24 at the Sejong Center in Seoul

A StarCraft concert is being held in South Korea on August 24 at the Sejong Center in Seoul
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A StarCraft concert is being held in South Korea on August 24 at the Sejong Center in Seoul. Sol Chin is conducting, and she previously conducted the World of Warcraft: Live Concert in South Korea. In case you missed it,...

Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Jul 20, 2019. 9 comments

Blizzard chief development officer and co-founder Frank Pearce is leaving the company after 28 years

Blizzard chief development officer and co-founder Frank Pearce is leaving the company after 28 years

Blizzard chief development officer and co-founder Frank Pearce is leaving the company after 28 years. Pearce founded Blizzard as Silicon & Synapse in 1991, along with former Blizzard president Mike Morhaime, who stepped down last year, and current senior vice president Allen Adham. In a farewell message posted on Blizzard.com, Pearce says he plans to be more active and spend more time...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 19, 2019.

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan has explained how the new role queue feature will work in-game

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan has explained how the new role queue feature will work in-game

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan has explained how the new role queue feature will work in-game. Both quick play and competitive modes will, by default, incorporate role queue. You’ll queue up for matches based on whether you want to play tank, damage, or support, and in the case of competitive, you’ll have a separate skill rating for each role. Blizzard is anticipating an initial...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 17, 2019. 1 comments

Overwatch League is officially leaving Los Angeles next year

Overwatch League is officially leaving Los Angeles next year

Overwatch League is officially leaving Los Angeles next year. Well, for the most part. Season three will consist of 52 “homestead weekend events” at venues in teams’ home cities. Teams will be split into four divisions based on relative travel distance between their locations. All games will take place on weekends, as opposed to Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday like they do now. As a...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 11, 2019.

It’s hiiiiiiiiiiii-[several hours pass]-iiigh noon

It’s hiiiiiiiiiiii-[several hours pass]-iiigh noon

It’s hiiiiiiiiiiii-[several hours pass]-iiigh noon. Lyle McDouchebag is not the biggest fan of McCree’s ult in Overwatch. Consider this Source Filmmaker short his tribute.

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 10, 2019.

What if Overwatch’s Hanzo was a lady?

What if Overwatch’s Hanzo was a lady?

What if Overwatch’s Hanzo was a lady? Character artist J Hill took a crack at that idea, and wow yeah, I’m on board. I doubt Blizzard can make an official skin out of this due to hitbox/balance issues, but I can dream. You can see more images of lady Hanzo here.

Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Jul 10, 2019.

The Overwatch closed beta will begin on October 27, Blizzard just announced

The Overwatch closed beta will begin on October 27, Blizzard just announced

The Overwatch closed beta will begin on October 27, Blizzard just announced. If you’re interested in the colorful new team shooter (which came from the ashes of Blizzard’s Titan ) you can opt in on battle.net. They’ll also be holding beta test weekends starting after BlizzCon in November.

Brian Ashcraft Brian Ashcraft Jul 06, 2019.

Here’s an update to yesterday’s story about the 17 year-old woman who was accused of cheating in Ove

Here’s an update to yesterday’s story about the 17 year-old woman who was accused of cheating in Ove
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Here’s an update to yesterday’s story about the 17 year-old woman who was accused of cheating in Overwatch. Her accusers have written apologies and are leaving the Overwatch scene.

Cecilia D'Anastasio Cecilia D'Anastasio Jul 05, 2019.

Today, Overwatch cheaters were squashed under Blizzard’s ban hammer

Today, Overwatch cheaters were squashed under Blizzard’s ban hammer

Today, Overwatch cheaters were squashed under Blizzard’s ban hammer. Players who use a “triggerbot,” which shoots for players when their cross-hairs are over an enemy, or an “aimbot,” which aids accuracy, appear to have been banned en masse. “Justice rains from above,” quoth the hero Pharah.

Matt Gerardi Matt Gerardi Jul 05, 2019.

Hearthstone gets weird and wild with Whispers Of The Old Gods

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Welcome to our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans, nagging questions, and whatever else we feel like talking about. No matter what the topic, we invite everyone in the comments to tell us: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

I’m currently in the throes of my annual Hearthstone binge, this one spurred by the sweeping changes Blizzard Entertainment made to its monumentally...

Matt Gerardi Matt Gerardi Jun 19, 2019.

Overwatch embraces the power of positivity

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Overwatch is an intimidating game. It serves up frantic online competition without...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jun 19, 2019.

Overwatch just kicked off a new themed challenge event, this one focused on combat medic Baptiste

Overwatch just kicked off a new themed challenge event, this one focused on combat medic Baptiste

Overwatch just kicked off a new themed challenge event, this one focused on combat medic Baptiste. Inspired by the “What You Left Behind” short story Blizzard released yesterday, the Reunion Challenge offers new Baptiste cosmetics—including a special skin—to players who win games from June 18 to July 1. You can also unlock additional cosmetics by watching participating streamers on...

Mike Fahey Mike Fahey May 14, 2019. 18 comments

The hell we asked for is nearly upon us

The hell we asked for is nearly upon us

The hell we asked for is nearly upon us. World of Warcraft Classic goes live on August 27, bringing the good old days of endless grinding and major inconvenience to Blizzard’s venerable online role-playing game. Hit up the official website to see how to opt-in to monthly stress tests, before the real stress begins.

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson May 08, 2019. 5 comments

Overwatch’s newest map, Havana, is now live

Overwatch’s newest map, Havana, is now live

Overwatch’s newest map, Havana, is now live. Set in Cuba, it sees you push a payload through streets, a warehouse, and colonial ruins. Prior to today, Havana was on the PTR for three weeks. It’s now in all versions of the game alongside a patch that includes new Overwatch League All-Star skins.

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Apr 28, 2019.

The Overwatch closed beta is coming back next week

The Overwatch closed beta is coming back next week

The Overwatch closed beta is coming back next week. Starting February 9, anyone who had access to the beta for Blizzard’s hero shooter last year will be able to rejoin and check out the new mode and changes.

Cecilia D'Anastasio Cecilia D'Anastasio Apr 25, 2019. 3 comments

Overwatch is getting a “workshop” mode, which will certainly make the custom mode’s sexy role-play c

Overwatch is getting a “workshop” mode, which will certainly make the custom mode’s sexy role-play c
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Overwatch is getting a “workshop” mode, which will certainly make the custom mode’s sexy role-play community happy. On the PTR, players can make text and rule scripts and add custom play conditions for game modes, like changing heroes’ movement or abilities. Cutely,...

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Jason Schreier Jason Schreier Apr 22, 2019.

Hearthstone’s next expansion, The Grand Tournament, will go live on August 24, Blizzard just announc

Hearthstone’s next expansion, The Grand Tournament, will go live on August 24, Blizzard just announc

Hearthstone’s next expansion, The Grand Tournament, will go live on August 24, Blizzard just announced. You’ll be able to start buying packs and using some of the ridiculous new cards then.

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Apr 19, 2019. 3 comments

Overwatch’s next map will be Havana

Overwatch’s next map will be Havana

Overwatch’s next map will be Havana. If you’ve played the new Storm Rising co-op mission , you’ve already gotten a taste of the upcoming Cuban map. The regular game version of it will be an assault map, meaning there’ll be a payload for you to push while your teammates run in circles or shoot the ground or whatever. It’s playable on the PC public test server now.

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Cecilia D'Anastasio Cecilia D'Anastasio Apr 01, 2019.

This weekend, Overwatch will be available for free on PS4 and (disappointingly) for only Xbox One ow

This weekend, Overwatch will be available for free on PS4 and (disappointingly) for only Xbox One ow
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This weekend, Overwatch will be available for free on PS4 and (disappointingly) for only Xbox One owners with an Xbox Live Gold membership.

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