News items tagged with blizzard

Overwatch Might Start Saving Progress Across Platforms

Overwatch Might Start Saving Progress Across Platforms

With Overwatch’s latest event coming out this past week, fans have had a lot to be excited about, specifically the new Retribution game mode and a ton of new skins to collect. But, one thing that p...

By Kylie Pasetchnik on 26 May 2018
Overwatch Anniversary 2018 Event Begins

Overwatch Anniversary 2018 Event Begins

There is no doubt that Overwatch is a very popular game, with it now having more than 40 million players since its launch in 2016. Part of the reason for its popularity is the game’s frequent event...

By A.J. Plautz on 26 May 2018
New Overwatch Map May Be Teasing Next Hero

New Overwatch Map May Be Teasing Next Hero

The Anniversary 2018 update for Overwatch kicks off a brand new event in the consistently popular hero shooter, but that’s not all it does. The new update for Overwatch also adds the new Free for A...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 May 2018
Overwatch: Hanzo Rework Bug Is OP

Overwatch: Hanzo Rework Bug Is OP

With the newest update for Overwatch having headed into PTR, which included not only the Rialto map, but a Hanzo rework, people have been busy trying out his new setup. It seems that it hasn’t come...

By A.J. Plautz on 23 May 2018
Game of Thrones: What Are Hodor's Favorite Video Games?

Game of Thrones: What Are Hodor's Favorite Video Games?

Actor Kristian Nairn, best known for his role as Hodor in the HBO original series Game of Thrones, reveals his favorite video games in an interview with Game Informer. Over the last 20 years, video...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 May 2018
Overwatch Anniversary Event Skin Images Leak

Overwatch Anniversary Event Skin Images Leak

As seems to be the case with every Overwatch event, a new leak appears to spoil all of the new skins planned to be introduced in Anniversary 2018. A post on Reddit claims that the leaks came via a...

By Rory Young on 22 May 2018
Nerf Teases Real Life Overwatch Themed Guns

Nerf Teases Real Life Overwatch Themed Guns

Fans of Overwatch were treated to an unexpected crossover today when the official Twitter account teased an upcoming tie-in product line with Nerf. The foam-based toy weapon brand will be producing...

By John Jacques on 22 May 2018
Overwatch Anniversary Event Start Date Leaked

Overwatch Anniversary Event Start Date Leaked

Overwatch‘s Archives event may have ended less than two weeks ago, but Blizzard’s already moving on to the next big thing. A trailer for 2018’s iteration of Overwatch‘s Anniversary event through th...

By Rory Young on 22 May 2018
Overwatch Details Symmetra's Rework

Overwatch Details Symmetra's Rework

It’s always exciting when big changes are made to the games and characters that we love, and Overwatch‘s developer, Blizzard, has done an excellent job of keeping fans excited since the game’s laun...

By Cameron Corliss on 21 May 2018
Overwatch Reveals New Skins for Twitch All Access Pass

Overwatch Reveals New Skins for Twitch All Access Pass

There are a lot of things happening with Overwatch right now, from the announcement of a new map heading to PTR this week to the Overwatch League being in Stage 3 of its inaugural season. Now, fans...

By A.J. Plautz on 21 May 2018
Overwatch Crosses More Than 40 Million Players

Overwatch Crosses More Than 40 Million Players

As if it needed to be said, Overwatch has proven to be an incredibly successful venture for Blizzard, with the studio set to celebrate the team-based shooter’s second year of availability soon by w...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 May 2018
Overwatch PTR Features Hanzo Ability Rework

Overwatch PTR Features Hanzo Ability Rework

It was recently revealed that Overwatch would be putting the Retribution map Rialto, which is located in Venice, into PTR this week. It has now been revealed that the map was not the only thing to...

By A.J. Plautz on 21 May 2018
Overwatch Patch Makes Small Changes to a Few Heroes

Overwatch Patch Makes Small Changes to a Few Heroes

As often is the case with multiplayer games, players have previously voiced some complaints about balancing issues in Overwatch. In an effort to address these issues, developers Blizzard often rele...

By Gabriella Ferreira on 21 May 2018
Overwatch Adds 6v6 Competitive Elimination Mode

Overwatch Adds 6v6 Competitive Elimination Mode

A lot of information has been coming out regarding new things for Overwatch lately, from its Retribution event, to the announcement that game progress may start being saved across different platfor...

By A.J. Plautz on 21 May 2018
Overwatch Leaks Horizon Lunar Colony Map Rework

Overwatch Leaks Horizon Lunar Colony Map Rework

Overwatch‘s Public Test Region is used to test a number of changes that Blizzard is considering for the popular hero shooter, but one potential change has accidentally been added to the PTR too ear...

By Dalton Cooper on 21 May 2018
Overwatch Adds Pink Mercy Skin To Support The BCRF

Overwatch Adds Pink Mercy Skin To Support The BCRF

Blizzard has added a special charity skin to Overwatch that will be available for a limited time. The Pink Mercy legendary skin in Overwatch can be purchased in-game and online until May 21. All proc...

By Curt Hutson on 21 May 2018
Overwatch Season 10 Meta: Best Heroes to Use?

Overwatch Season 10 Meta: Best Heroes to Use?

Earlier this month, Overwatch kicked off Season 10 of Competitive Play, bringing with it a new meta. Unsurprisingly, the new meta appears to favor the support hero Brigitte, who is enjoying her Com...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 May 2018
Overwatch Reveals Tracer and Soldier Anniversary Skins

Overwatch Reveals Tracer and Soldier Anniversary Skins

Overwatch‘s Anniversary 2018 event kicks off next week, but Blizzard is getting the celebration started early with new skin reveals. The publisher shared two new Anniversary 2018 event skins on Twi...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 May 2018
Overwatch Gives Update On Symmetra Rework

Overwatch Gives Update On Symmetra Rework

It’s been a few weeks since Blizzard confirmed that Overwatch hero Symmetra is getting a full rework. One eager player took to the official Blizzard forums to request an update on those changes, an...

By Curt Hutson on 20 May 2018
Overwatch's Pink Mercy Skin Raises Almost 10M

Overwatch's Pink Mercy Skin Raises Almost 10M

It’s a proud day for gamers, as Blizzard announced that Overwatch’s Pink Mercy skin has raised almost $10 million in donations benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Fund, far exceeding the initial...

By Jordan Gerblick on 20 May 2018
Overwatch Player Controls Lucio with Motion Controls

Overwatch Player Controls Lucio with Motion Controls

Overwatch fans are always finding new and creative ways to approach Blizzard’s hit game, and streamer Rudeism is well-known for that. The popular streamer has made a name for himself by taking game...

By Patrick Kirk on 20 May 2018
69% of Gamers Feel Cosmetic Microtransactions Are Acceptable

69% of Gamers Feel Cosmetic Microtransactions Are Acceptable

The games industry is currently embroiled in a huge debate over microtransactions and loot boxes. Gamers have expressed concern at so-called pay to win microtransactions that allow players to gain...

By Jasmine Henry on 19 May 2018
Belgium Seeking Criminal Prosecution Over Loot Boxes

Belgium Seeking Criminal Prosecution Over Loot Boxes

Last month, the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) deemed loot boxes in some video games as gambling. After launching an investigation into the matter, the country’s gambling authority raised issue wi...

By Jasmine Henry on 17 May 2018
World of Warcraft Hacker Gets Prison Time

World of Warcraft Hacker Gets Prison Time

Calin Mateias, a Romanian hacker who was extradited to the United States on November 20 after being indicted for launching DDoS attacks against Blizzard’s World of Warcraft servers, has been senten...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 May 2018
Activision Blizzard Discusses Fortnite's Impact

Activision Blizzard Discusses Fortnite's Impact

Activision Blizzard has acknowledged during a financial conference call that the Battle Royale phenomenon Fortnite has had a direct impact on its first quarter this year. With Call of Duty: Black Ops...

By Chris Glover on 10 May 2018
World of Warcraft: Fan Recreates Naxxramas Raid In Minecraft

World of Warcraft: Fan Recreates Naxxramas Raid In Minecraft

Since the very beginning of the early access days, Minecraft players have always been obsessed with recreating areas and scenes from other games or movies in the crafting universe. From the Death S...

By Denny Connolly on 09 May 2018
$60 Games Are Here to Stay, Says Activision President

$60 Games Are Here to Stay, Says Activision President

No matter how successful free-to-play games like Fortnite become, the traditional $60 business model isn’t going anywhere, says Activision Blizzard President and COO, Collister Johnson. During the...

By Jordan Gerblick on 08 May 2018
Blizzard Working on New PvP Shooter, Says Job Posting

Blizzard Working on New PvP Shooter, Says Job Posting

There have been rumors circulating that Blizzard is working on a brand new first-person shooter, but with a new job posting from the company’s website, this seems basically confirmed. The new job pos...

By Kylie Pasetchnik on 02 May 2018
Overwatch Nerfing Sombra's Hacking Ability

Overwatch Nerfing Sombra's Hacking Ability

Even after a massive tweak to her abilities recently, Sombra will be getting two additional changes to her hacking in an upcoming Overwatch patch. In a post on the official Overwatch forums titled “S...

By Curt Hutson on 01 May 2018
Overwatch Pro Suspended for Relations with Minor

Overwatch Pro Suspended for Relations with Minor

As rumors about inappropriate behavior continue to swirl, Overwatch League team Boston Uprising player Jonathan “DreamKazper” Sanchez is now suspended from the squad. Sanchez, better known in the c...

By Denny Connolly on 25 April 2018
Overwatch Retribution Mission Officially Revealed

Overwatch Retribution Mission Officially Revealed

The Uprising event is returning to Overwatch, and many early teases suggested it was somewhat more of the same, albeit with a new name, Archives. While it’s true that the original Uprising story mi...

By Curt Hutson on 25 April 2018
Overwatch Director Talks Adding a Battle Royale Mode

Overwatch Director Talks Adding a Battle Royale Mode

Anyone who has been gaming in 2018 knows that battle royale is the trend of the year. The PUBG craze brought the 100 player free-for-all mode to the forefront of the community and, since then, simi...

By Denny Connolly on 25 April 2018
Overwatch League Coach Issues Bizarre Apology

Overwatch League Coach Issues Bizarre Apology

Because the Overwatch League is increasingly popular, Blizzard is very strict about enforcing its rules, which is why Overwatch player Felix “xQc” Lengyel has “mutually agreed to part ways” with Da...

By Joshua Duckworth on 25 April 2018
Overwatch Uprising Teaser Hints at New Event Name

Overwatch Uprising Teaser Hints at New Event Name

Blizzard is preparing for its next big in-game event for the competitive online multiplayer shooter Overwatch. Fans have been expecting news regarding the return of the King’s Row Uprising event fo...

By Rory Young on 25 April 2018
Overwatch Competitive Play Gets Big Change

Overwatch Competitive Play Gets Big Change

The 27th Overwatch hero, Brigitte, has now joined the game. The tank and support hybrid character is already proving to be a huge hit with fans of Blizzard’s multiplayer shooter and many are enjoyi...

By Jasmine Henry on 25 April 2018
Overwatch Developer Update Titles New Event

Overwatch Developer Update Titles New Event

Blizzard has been teasing players with Overwatch’s new Uprising Event for a few days but now Jeff Kaplan, Blizzard’s Vice President, has released a new Developer Update cryptically telling players...

By Kylie Pasetchnik on 25 April 2018
Overwatch Mood Log Helps Player Recover From Bad Matches

Overwatch Mood Log Helps Player Recover From Bad Matches

Whether it’s Overwatch, Fortnite, PUBG, or Magic: The Gathering; playing competitive games can always lead to some intense emotions. Some gamers have a harder time than others controlling those fee...

By Denny Connolly on 22 April 2018
New Overwatch Feature Lets You Avoid Certain Players

New Overwatch Feature Lets You Avoid Certain Players

In the most recent Blizzard developer update, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan announced that Overwatch will be introducing a feature that lets players avoid certain players in the game. This fe...

By Janine Engelbrecht on 22 April 2018
Overwatch League Now Has a $600 Season Pass

Overwatch League Now Has a $600 Season Pass

The highly popular and sometimes controversial Overwatch League is coming to the midway point in its inaugural season. For fans who don’t want to miss a single upcoming game and get some pretty coo...

By Joshua Duckworth on 22 April 2018
Overwatch Could Kill a Hero

Overwatch Could Kill a Hero

Despite not having a dedicated story mode in-game, Overwatch is known for its expanding lore and diverse roster of characters, who are fleshed out in comic books, animated shorts, and more. Some fa...

By Dalton Cooper on 22 April 2018
GammaNow Lets Your PC Mine Overwatch Loot Boxes

GammaNow Lets Your PC Mine Overwatch Loot Boxes

Cryptocurrencies are one of the hottest trends in technology right now and there have been countless headlines recently about how lucrative they can be. There are puzzle games that offer a Bitcoin...

By Jasmine Henry on 21 April 2018
Overwatch: Rialto Map Coming to PTR Soon

Overwatch: Rialto Map Coming to PTR Soon

Overwatch‘s new PvE mode Retribution is in full swing and many fans are enjoying the new Venice map, with quite a few wondering if it will make it into the game’s PvP modes. Jeff Kaplan, the title’...

By A.J. Plautz on 21 April 2018
Overwatch League Code of Conduct Leaks

Overwatch League Code of Conduct Leaks

With Overwatch League recently seeing a member of Dallas Fuel parting ways with the team, it should come as no surprise that Blizzard has a Code of Conduct for the players to follow when it comes t...

By Kylie Pasetchnik on 04 April 2018
Diablo 3 Listing Points to Release for Nintendo Switch?

Diablo 3 Listing Points to Release for Nintendo Switch?

As of now, many continue to speculate as to whether or not Diablo 3 will eventually receive a Nintendo Switch port, with one recent report from Eurogamer stating that it is currently being develope...

By Kyle Sledge on 23 March 2018
Overwatch Lore Update Teased by Blizzard Job Listing

Overwatch Lore Update Teased by Blizzard Job Listing

Just recently, it was revealed that some major hero changes are set for implementation in the Overwatch PTR, including gameplay adjustments to the skills and abilities of characters such as Mei, So...

By Kyle Sledge on 08 March 2018
Overwatch League Offering Skins for Watching on Twitch

Overwatch League Offering Skins for Watching on Twitch

With the recent launch of the new Overwatch League, Blizzard has cooked up a neat way to get fans tuning in to the Twitch streams of the competition. Each time players finish watching a live map, t...

By John Jacques on 08 March 2018
Overwatch Viewers Spent a Lot of Money on Twitch Bits

Overwatch Viewers Spent a Lot of Money on Twitch Bits

Twitch is a major partner in the Overwatch League, having reportedly shelled out $90 million to buy the exclusive rights to stream Overwatch League matches. While the new eSports initiative already...

By Jasmine Henry on 08 March 2018
Florida Overwatch Team Honors Parkland Shooting Victims

Florida Overwatch Team Honors Parkland Shooting Victims

On February 14, a mass shooting occurred at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL., leaving 17 people dead and 14 people injured. The tragedy at the southern Florida high school...

By Jasmine Henry on 08 March 2018
Overwatch Teases Continue with Torbjorn's Letter

Overwatch Teases Continue with Torbjorn's Letter

Blizzard continues to release teasers for what’s assumed to be Overwatch‘s next big event. Today’s teaser comes in the form of a letter from turret-building engineer Torbjorn written to his wife, I...

By Rory Young on 08 March 2018
Overwatch: More Evidence that Hero 27 is Jetpack Cat

Overwatch: More Evidence that Hero 27 is Jetpack Cat

It’s no secret that there is a 27th hero in the works for Overwatch, and while there are many theories as to who that hero may be, new evidence points to it being none other than Jetpack Cat. This...

By Dalton Cooper on 08 March 2018
Overwatch's Next Hero May Have Leaked

Overwatch's Next Hero May Have Leaked

Blizzard is currently in the midst of releasing a series of Overwatch teasers day-to-day, but a bit of news may have accidentally been revealed too soon. The official Overwatch account for Japan re...

By Rory Young on 08 March 2018
Overwatch: Who is Hero 27?

Overwatch: Who is Hero 27?

Over the past week, Blizzard has been teasing Overwatch fans with an upcoming event called Operation White Dome, as well as the addition of the game’s 27th hero. While we still don’t have a definit...

By Dalton Cooper on 08 March 2018
Overwatch Developer Details Brigitte

Overwatch Developer Details Brigitte

Earlier today, a trailer was released which revealed Overwatch‘s newest hero, Brigitte. A second video has now came out in which game designer Jeff Kaplan provides more information about Brigitte,...

By A.J. Plautz on 08 March 2018
Did Overwatch Just Copy a Paladins Character?

Did Overwatch Just Copy a Paladins Character?

Yesterday, Blizzard officially confirmed that Overwatch hero 27 is Brigitte Lindholm, a support and tank character who also happens to be Torbjörn’s daughter. But while most Overwatch fans were del...

By Jasmine Henry on 08 March 2018
Overwatch is Testing a Very Helpful New Feature

Overwatch is Testing a Very Helpful New Feature

With the announcement of Overwatch’s latest hero, Brigitte, there are a lot of new features to be excited for in game. One thing in particular is Blizzard’s latest feature, allied ultimate percenta...

By Kylie Pasetchnik on 08 March 2018
Blizzard Offers Free Items for StarCraft Anniversary

Blizzard Offers Free Items for StarCraft Anniversary

With StarCraft having now been a part of the collective consciousness for 20 years, the video game publisher and developer Blizzard has decided that a celebration is in order by giving fans of its...

By Kyle Sledge on 08 March 2018
Overwatch Fans Discover Something Weird About Brigitte

Overwatch Fans Discover Something Weird About Brigitte

Last week, Blizzard revealed Overwatch‘s 27th hero to be none other than Torbjorn’s daughter Brigitte, a new support class hero. Despite Brigitte being new to the game, though, some fans noticed th...

By Dalton Cooper on 08 March 2018
Overwatch Player Creates Virtual Lucio 'Airzooka'

Overwatch Player Creates Virtual Lucio 'Airzooka'

Between unreliable teammates and the insane level of competition, Overwatch can be difficult enough without any additional layers of complication. At least that’s the case for the average player. O...

By Denny Connolly on 08 March 2018
Blizzard Making a Mobile RPG According to Job Listing

Blizzard Making a Mobile RPG According to Job Listing

With a potential new shooter in the works as well as a possible new MMO RTS, it seems as if Blizzard currently has a lot of irons in the fire, with the publisher and developer keeping its nose to t...

By Kyle Sledge on 06 March 2018