News items tagged with blizzard

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced the nominees for the 16th annual Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain (D.I.C.E.) Awards. Leading the pack this year is thatgame...

By Jeff Schille on 21 June 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 26 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 26 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 26 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 20 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 20 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 06 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 01 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 28 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 15 April 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 12 April 2018
Overwatch Reveals New Skins for Event

Overwatch Reveals New Skins for Event

Fans of Hanzo, Sombra, and Doomfist have a reason to celebrate, as Blizzard unveils three new skins for players to collect. Considering that one of the most satisfying things in Overwatch is pickin...

By Andres Cortez on 12 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 04 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 04 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 04 April 2018
World of Warcraft Players Find New Mounts in Game File

World of Warcraft Players Find New Mounts in Game File

Some mounts that will be featured in the newest World of Warcraft expansion, Battle for Azeroth, have been found thanks to some datamining by die-hard World of Warcraft fans. These mounts have not...

By Janine Engelbrecht on 04 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 02 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 01 April 2018
Family Guy Episode Will Feature Warcraft Theme

Family Guy Episode Will Feature Warcraft Theme

Blizzard’s hit MMO World of Warcraft is set to grace the small screen again. At least it sort of is, as it will be the theme of an upcoming episode of Fox’s animated comedy Family Guy. While its s...

By A.J. Plautz on 30 March 2018
Tesla Billionaire Elon Musk Finds Overwatch 'Soothing'

Tesla Billionaire Elon Musk Finds Overwatch 'Soothing'

When he’s not launching Tesla roadsters into space or selling vast amounts of flamethrowers simply because he can, Elon Musk likes to game in his downtime. One can imagine that the pressures of man...

By John Jacques on 21 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 18 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 18 March 2018
The 10 Most Used Overwatch Heroes in Competitive Play

The 10 Most Used Overwatch Heroes in Competitive Play

As it approaches its second birthday this May, Overwatch remains one of the most popular competitive shooters on the market. Thanks in large part to consistent updates from Blizzard, Overwatch cont...

By Derek Nichols on 09 March 2018
Overwatch League Team Adds First Female Pro Player

Overwatch League Team Adds First Female Pro Player

Without a major change in the player dynamic of the Shanghai Dragons in the Overwatch League, they may very well end stage 1 without a victory. Currently, last in the standings, the Dragons have a...

By Joshua Duckworth on 06 March 2018
Overwatch Lunar New Year Event Detailed By Blizzard

Overwatch Lunar New Year Event Detailed By Blizzard

Overwatch’s Lunar New Year special event returns this Thursday and is bringing new changes to the game in addition to the expected seasonal content. Blizzard is calling this year’s event “Year of t...

By Jacob Bukacek on 06 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 05 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 04 March 2018
Call of Duty Movie May Have Found Its Director

Call of Duty Movie May Have Found Its Director

The World of Warcraft movie may have been a critical flop and struggled at the domestic box office, but Activision-Blizzard still has ambitious plans for the film industry. In fact, it plans on lau...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 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 01 March 2018
Warcraft 3 Pros Invited to Secret Blizzard Event

Warcraft 3 Pros Invited to Secret Blizzard Event

Fans of Blizzard’s real-time strategy games will be pleased to hear that there’s surprising news regarding Warcraft 3 going around today. According to a new report, Blizzard will be hosting a secre...

By Rory Young on 01 March 2018
Overwatch Tweaking Several Heroes in PTR Update

Overwatch Tweaking Several Heroes in PTR Update

Today, Blizzard posted a Developer Update that addresses upcoming changes to three Overwatch heroes on the game’s PTR (Public Test Realm). As usual, the Developer Update starred game director Jeff...

By Curt Hutson on 01 March 2018
Overwatch League Could Charge $60 Million for New Teams

Overwatch League Could Charge $60 Million for New Teams

The first season of the Overwatch League is underway and Blizzard’s latest eSpoorts initiative seems to be a huge success so far, having racked up millions of views in its very first week. In fact,...

By Jasmine Henry on 15 February 2018
Overwatch Fan Creates Incredible Pokemon-Inspired Short

Overwatch Fan Creates Incredible Pokemon-Inspired Short

There’s just something about Overwatch and Pokemon that seems to make the two video game franchises fit together well. Fans of Blizzard’s multiplayer shooter just can’t resist creating crossovers w...

By Jasmine Henry on 07 February 2018
Overwatch Targeting Toxic YouTubers for Bans

Overwatch Targeting Toxic YouTubers for Bans

Overwatch has been notorious for having toxic players and issues within the community in regards to what Blizzard does to these players. Overwatch designer and current Vice President of Blizzard Ente...

By Kylie Pasetchnik on 02 February 2018
Professional Overwatch Player Fined $1,000

Professional Overwatch Player Fined $1,000

The Overwatch League is still in its infancy, yet some of its players have already found themselves in hot water. The latest Overwatch League player to get himself in trouble is London Spitfire’s D...

By Dalton Cooper on 01 February 2018
Overwatch Players 'Speed Run' to Lowest Possible Rank

Overwatch Players 'Speed Run' to Lowest Possible Rank

Dan ‘Bacontotem’ Brown and Jon ‘WrstReaperNA’ Kingham become the first players in the world to reach rank 1 in season 3 of Overwatch‘s Competitive Play. Dan “Bacontotem” Brown, aka Hanjo, is a man...

By Dalton Cooper on 29 January 2018
Overwatch Teases Cosmetic Update with Pharah Legendary

Overwatch Teases Cosmetic Update with Pharah Legendary

Blizzard promised Overwatch fans that 2018 would bring a lot of new content to the game and the company is getting ready to deliver on that. While the unannounced Hero 27 remains firmly within the...

By Derek Nichols on 22 January 2018
Overwatch League Signs Deal with Big Sponsor

Overwatch League Signs Deal with Big Sponsor

The first season of the Overwatch League has now officially begun and it seems that Blizzard’s latest eSports initiative is already proving to be a huge moneymaker for the company. After signing a...

By Jasmine Henry on 21 January 2018
Overwatch League Had A Lot of Viewers in Its First Week

Overwatch League Had A Lot of Viewers in Its First Week

Overwatch, Blizzard’s widely popular hero shooter, seems to show no signs of slowing down. In fact, Overwatch League, the game’s official global eSports league, has managed to pull the attention of...

By Davis Patrick on 20 January 2018
World of Warcraft Patch Adds Level Scaling, New Battleground

World of Warcraft Patch Adds Level Scaling, New Battleground

Over a year after the launch of World of Warcraft: Legion, MMO players are eagerly looking ahead to the game’s next big expansion, Battle for Azeroth. Although we still have some time to go before...

By Denny Connolly on 18 January 2018
Overwatch's Next Hero Changes the Meta, Says Director

Overwatch's Next Hero Changes the Meta, Says Director

Since it launched back in 2016, Overwatch has been constantly evolving due in large part to consistent updates from Blizzard that range from bug fixes and balancing to new heroes. Earlier this mont...

By Derek Nichols on 18 January 2018
Overwatch League Gives Twitch Exclusive Broadcast Rights

Overwatch League Gives Twitch Exclusive Broadcast Rights

With the inaugural season for the Overwatch League beginning tomorrow, fans of Blizzard‘s team-based shooter looking to tune in might be wondering exactly where they can go to watch the action unfo...

By Kyle Sledge on 14 January 2018
Overwatch: Buying All League Skins is Really Expensive

Overwatch: Buying All League Skins is Really Expensive

With the Overwatch League set to kickoff on January 10, Blizzard has released a new update for the game that adds 312 new skins based on the various professional Overwatch teams. These new skins ar...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 January 2018
Overwatch Update Adds 312 League Skins

Overwatch Update Adds 312 League Skins

Blizzard is officially kicking off the first season of the Overwatch League on January 10 with three different matchups between teams comprised of the top players in the world. To commemorate the o...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 January 2018
WoW Fan Updates World Map For Battle For Azeroth

WoW Fan Updates World Map For Battle For Azeroth

It may feel like Legion just dropped, but the next expansion for World of Warcraft is already right around the corner. Battle for Azeroth is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2018 and, after the...

By Denny Connolly on 12 January 2018
Overwatch Fan Shows Cairo Map in More Detail

Overwatch Fan Shows Cairo Map in More Detail

Several months ago, the artist and Overwatch player Joshua Llorente created an unofficial Cairo map for Blizzard’s team-based shooter by using 3DS Max, Unreal Engine 4, Substance Painter, and Photo...

By Kyle Sledge on 09 January 2018
Overwatch: Sombra, Details on Halloween Event Leaked

Overwatch: Sombra, Details on Halloween Event Leaked

An image of what appears to be the new Overwatch character Sombra leaks online, along with more details on the game’s rumored upcoming Halloween event. A couple of days ago, Halloween loot boxes fo...

By Dalton Cooper on 08 January 2018
Overwatch: Mercy's Ultimate and Junkrat Get Huge Nerfs

Overwatch: Mercy's Ultimate and Junkrat Get Huge Nerfs

Even as Overwatch approaches its second birthday later in the spring, Blizzard isn’t resting on its success. The new year has already brought with it Competitive Season 8, which shakes things up by...

By Derek Nichols on 08 January 2018
Overwatch: Symmetra Buffs Coming in November

Overwatch: Symmetra Buffs Coming in November

Symmetra fans are in luck, as Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan confirms that Blizzard will be looking into giving the support hero a buff in a November update. If you’re an Overwatch fan who is into...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 08 January 2018
Overwatch Reveals New Short, Skin, and Map Details

Overwatch Reveals New Short, Skin, and Map Details

Blizzard uses its Overwatch livesteam at gamescom 2016 to reveal information on the game’s new map, show off a new animated short starring Bastion, and reveal a new legendary skin. Today’s Overwatc...

By Curt Hutson on 08 January 2018
Is Paladins a Ripoff of Overwatch?

Is Paladins a Ripoff of Overwatch?

Hi-Rez Studios COO Todd Harris comes to the defense of his company’s game Paladins: Champions of the Realm, denying accusations that it is a clone of Overwatch. Ever since Paladins: Champions of th...

By Dalton Cooper on 08 January 2018
2015 Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations

2015 Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations

The Game Developers Conference has grown an incredible amount since its beginnings 27 years ago where 25 developers met in a living room. The trade show now hosts thousands of attendees, all sor...

By Rob Keyes on 08 January 2018
Overwatch's 27th Hero is Being Internally Tested

Overwatch's 27th Hero is Being Internally Tested

With Season 8 of Overwatch now in full swing, it’s safe to say that there will be plenty of gamers who make the team-based shooter a priority to play in 2018 just so they can hone their skills whil...

By Kyle Sledge on 06 January 2018
Diablo 3’s Darkening of Tristram Event Returns

Diablo 3’s Darkening of Tristram Event Returns

Back in January 2017, Blizzard decided to celebrate Diablo 3‘s 20th anniversary in a delightfully retro fashion by recreating the entirety of the first game in the series as a dungeon for the third...

By Kyle Sledge on 06 January 2018
Overwatch: Here's What's New in Competitive Season 8

Overwatch: Here's What's New in Competitive Season 8

A new year is here, and it brings with it a brand new season of Overwatch‘s Competitive Play. Competitive Season 8 is now live in Overwatch, giving fans of the game the chance to compete in placeme...

By Dalton Cooper on 05 January 2018
World of Warcraft: Legion Review

World of Warcraft: Legion Review

World of Warcraft: Legion adds ten levels, a new zone, and a new hero class to the twelve year old MMO and manages to deliver some of the best content that the game has ever offered. Twelve years...

By Denny Connolly on 05 January 2018
Blizzard Working to Eliminate Overwatch Trolls

Blizzard Working to Eliminate Overwatch Trolls

In a new post over at the Blizzard forums, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan confirms that the team are working on a new reporting system to help with toxic players. From creating a “hide and see...

By Alexander Pan on 03 January 2018