News items tagged with blizzard

Overwatch: Watch Mercy Extend Her Wings Using Glitch

Overwatch: Watch Mercy Extend Her Wings Using Glitch

Players have unearthed a number of amusing Overwatch exploits ever since the multiplayer shooter was launched last May, and it appear...

By Alexander Pan on 12 March 2017
Overwatch Director Confirms Symmetra Is on the Autism Spectrum

Overwatch Director Confirms Symmetra Is on the Autism Spectrum

Many Overwatch heroes’ histories and identities have been fleshed out through comics, like Tracer’s sexuality in the “Reflections” co...

By AJ Caulfield on 09 March 2017
Overwatch Could Be Planning A Double Character Reveal

Overwatch Could Be Planning A Double Character Reveal

Speculation and theories are flooding the Overwatch community this week as teases for the twenty-forth playable character have been s...

By Curt Hutson on 23 February 2017
Overwatch's New Character Teased in Blog Post

Overwatch's New Character Teased in Blog Post

Blizzard teases the next hero to come to Overwatch in a blog post, introducing fans to a character that could relate to the next addition to the game’s roster. Just days ago, Blizzard told...

By Weston Albert on 21 February 2017
Next Overwatch Hero Is 'Not Who You Think It Is'

Next Overwatch Hero Is 'Not Who You Think It Is'

Director Jeff Kaplan casually drops a bombshell on the Overwatch community, declaring the upcoming twenty-forth hero to not be who everyone thinks it will be. Just hours ago, Jeff Kaplan, i...

By Curt Hutson on 18 February 2017
Overwatch Dev Working on New Heroes and Events

Overwatch Dev Working on New Heroes and Events

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan reveals that the development team is working on ‘multiple new heroes’, as well as numerous seasonal events and event-related content. With season three...

By Alexander Pan on 17 February 2017
Hearthstone Update Will Nerf 2 OP Cards

Hearthstone Update Will Nerf 2 OP Cards

Blizzard drops the nerf hammer in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and also announces a big change for the game’s Ranked Play ladder that should help reduce player anxiety. Ever since Blizza...

By Jason Gallagher on 16 February 2017
Overwatch: Terry Crews Makes Mock Audition for Doomfist

Overwatch: Terry Crews Makes Mock Audition for Doomfist

The Hollywood actor Terry Crews creates a video containing a brief mock audition for the role of Doomfist in developer Blizzard’s team-based shooter Overwatch. About a couple of months ago,...

By Kyle Sledge on 04 February 2017
Overwatch Bug Sends D.Va Flying Out of the Map

Overwatch Bug Sends D.Va Flying Out of the Map

Overwatch players discover a new bug in the game’s 3v3 mode that sends mech-piloting character D.Va into a texture-less version of the map when she is ejected from her mech. Overwatch‘s 3v...

By Jasmine Henry on 29 January 2017
Overwatch: Reporting For Consoles, Character Changes

Overwatch: Reporting For Consoles, Character Changes

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan reveals that a reporting feature will be coming to consoles, as well as potential balance changes for Symmetra and Torbjorn. Providing continual support...

By Alexander Pan on 24 January 2017
New Overwatch Funko Pop Figures Revealed

New Overwatch Funko Pop Figures Revealed

Following the original wave of figures released alongside the game in May 2016, toy manufacturer Funko reveals a second round of Overwatch Pop figures. Blizzard Entertainment’s team-based s...

By AJ Caulfield on 24 January 2017
Overwatch Event Adds Capture the Flag Mode?

Overwatch Event Adds Capture the Flag Mode?

A leaked trailer for Overwatch‘s Year of the Rooster event reveals brand new skins, and also teases the possibility of a Capture the Flag mode starring Tracer. Even though the next Overwatc...

By Dalton Cooper on 24 January 2017
Overwatch: Year of the Rooster Legendary Skins Leak

Overwatch: Year of the Rooster Legendary Skins Leak

Four legendary skins leak for the upcoming Overwatch event Year of the Rooster, revealing new looks for the characters Winston, Roadhog, Zenyatta, and Reinhardt. Blizzard is following up it...

By Dalton Cooper on 20 January 2017
Overwatch Dev Gives Update On PTR and Character Balance

Overwatch Dev Gives Update On PTR and Character Balance

In a new developer update, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan talks about the philosophy behind the PTR and the reasons behind a number of upcoming character balance changes. Among the game’s m...

By Alexander Pan on 18 January 2017
Blizzard Working On Feature To Save Overwatch Replays

Blizzard Working On Feature To Save Overwatch Replays

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan reveals that Blizzard is working on a feature where players can save their match highlights, though no release date has been set yet. From exploiting Me...

By Alexander Pan on 14 January 2017
Overwatch: Elon Musk Calls Team-Based Shooter 'Amazing'

Overwatch: Elon Musk Calls Team-Based Shooter 'Amazing'

Blizzard Entertainment’s team-based title Overwatch gains another fan in Canadian-American inventor Elon Musk, who praises the game in an interview with Y Combinator. Fans of the smash-hit...

By AJ Caulfield on 10 January 2017
Overwatch Valentine's Day Voice Lines Discovered

Overwatch Valentine's Day Voice Lines Discovered

In an Overwatch thread on Reddit, one user has posted datamined voice lines from the upcoming Valentine’s Day update in the game’s public test realm, sending fans into a frenzy. As one of t...

By AJ Caulfield on 10 January 2017
Overwatch VR Becomes Reality Thanks to Korean Students

Overwatch VR Becomes Reality Thanks to Korean Students

A group of South Korean high school students make Overwatch VR a reality, combining a Samsung Gear VR headset and some sensors to play as Soldier: 76 in virtual reality. Since its release i...

By Jasmine Henry on 09 January 2017
World of Warcraft Patch 7.1.5 Survival Guide Trailer

World of Warcraft Patch 7.1.5 Survival Guide Trailer

Blizzard’s ‘Survival Guide’ trailer for World of Warcraft‘s upcoming 7.1.5 patch collects all of the major additions and changes launching January 10. Blizzard has continued to deliver on t...

By Rory Young on 07 January 2017
Overwatch: The Rock Supports Terry Crews as Doomfist

Overwatch: The Rock Supports Terry Crews as Doomfist

Dwayne Johnson says that he fully supports Terry Crews taking the role of Doomfist in Overwatch, a rumored character that could be coming to the game and its universe. A day after actor Ter...

By Weston Albert on 06 January 2017
Overwatch Update Nerfs Two Characters & Expands Emotes

Overwatch Update Nerfs Two Characters & Expands Emotes

Blizzard begins testing a future update for Overwatch that will nerf several characters, as well as give Sombra a buff and fix issues with the new Oasis map. Named Game of the Year 2016 by...

By Dalton Cooper on 06 January 2017
Diablo 3 Adds Diablo 1-Style Dungeon and Bosses

Diablo 3 Adds Diablo 1-Style Dungeon and Bosses

Blizzard releases update 2.4.3 for Diablo 3, launching a special 20th anniversary event that includes a retro dungeon styled after the original Diablo game. In celebration of Diablo‘s 20th...

By Dalton Cooper on 04 January 2017
Heroes of the Storm Zul'Jin Spotlight Trailer

Heroes of the Storm Zul'Jin Spotlight Trailer

Zul’jin of World of Warcraft is set to join the roster of Heroes of the Storm soon and today Blizzard is showing off the character in an all new spotlight video. Heroes of the Storm‘s roste...

By Rory Young on 04 January 2017
Terry Crews Again Teases Role as Overwatch's Doomfist

Terry Crews Again Teases Role as Overwatch's Doomfist

Terry Crews is back on Facebook after his recent visit to Overwatch developer Blizzard, asking his followers whether they’d like to see him voice Doomfist. Terry Crews’ ongoing campaign to...

By Rory Young on 04 January 2017
Warcraft Sequel Details Emerge, Film Not Green-Lit

Warcraft Sequel Details Emerge, Film Not Green-Lit

Warcraft director Duncan Jones discusses the possibility of a sequel on Twitter, stating that no plans have been made yet while sharing details on what the sequel could cover. Despite a po...

By Cody Gravelle on 04 January 2017
Overwatch Update Adds New Map Oasis

Overwatch Update Adds New Map Oasis

Following the success of its popular Overwatch Christmas event, Blizzard release a free new update, adding Arabian map Oasis for players on all platforms The Winter Wonderland update might...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 03 January 2017
Married Gamers Have Diablo-Themed Photoshoot

Married Gamers Have Diablo-Themed Photoshoot

Two Diablo fans who began a relationship after meeting while playing Diablo 3 decide to honor the Blizzard-helmed series by holding a Diablo-themed photoshoot for the wedding. Given how lon...

By Rob Gordon on 03 January 2017
World of Warcraft Launches Overwatch-Themed Event

World of Warcraft Launches Overwatch-Themed Event

World of Warcraft gives MMO players a chance to throw down against some ‘Ogrewatch’ bosses with very similar names, abilities, and looks as Overwatch characters. World of Warcraft’s latest...

By Denny Connolly on 03 January 2017
How Blizzard Should Cast a Live-Action Overwatch Movie

How Blizzard Should Cast a Live-Action Overwatch Movie

If Blizzard ever decides to produce an Overwatch feature film adaptation, these are the performers we would cast to play the game’s 23 different playable characters. History has shown that...

By Dalton Cooper on 29 December 2016
Blizzard Gives Free Overwatch Loot Boxes

Blizzard Gives Free Overwatch Loot Boxes

Blizzard is delivering one final holiday present to Overwatch fans in the form of 5 free loot boxes for all players who log in between now and January 2. It says a lot that Blizzard, which...

By Rory Young on 27 December 2016
Terry Crews Visits Overwatch Studio

Terry Crews Visits Overwatch Studio

Actor and former NFL player Terry Crews pays a visit to Blizzard’s Overwatch team, sparking speculation that he will voice a new character in the game. A few weeks ago, Terry Crews set the...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 December 2016
Overwatch versus League of Legends

Overwatch versus League of Legends

After four years as the most-played game each week in South Korea, League of Legends finally loses the crown to Blizzard’s massively successful first-person shooter Overwatch.

By Alexander Pan on 26 June 2016
Valve is Charging for User-Created Content Again

Valve is Charging for User-Created Content Again

Valve is creeping into paid user-generated content once again, though the system in place for DOTA 2 is remarkably different than the failed Skyrim workshop.

By John Jacques on 19 April 2016
2015 Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations

2015 Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations

The annual Game Developers Choice Awards reveal the finalists for 2015 with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Destiny, Alien: Isolation and Hearthstone leading the pack.

By Rob Keyes on 28 June 2015
eSports Report: Valve Announces Dota Major Championships, Hearthstone Players Banned, more

eSports Report: Valve Announces Dota Major Championships, Hearthstone Players Banned, more

Valve announces plans for the ‘Dota’ championships while dealing with turmoil in the ‘CS:GO’ scene, and Blizzard hands out bans to two prolific ‘Hearthstone’ players and ESPN covers ‘Heroes of the Sto...

By Jason Gallagher on 28 June 2015