News items tagged with blizzard

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 20 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
‘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 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