News items tagged with blizzard

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 18 February 2018
Overwatch: Cosmetics Trailer Highlights New Skins

Overwatch: Cosmetics Trailer Highlights New Skins

Today marks a big day for Overwatch fans. Not only is the new Blizzard World map now live in the game, but the latest update has also added over 100 new cosmetic items for players to unlock. And un...

By Dalton Cooper on 18 February 2018
Overwatch Tweaking Winter Wonderland Event Skin

Overwatch Tweaking Winter Wonderland Event Skin

After a strong response from fans, Blizzard has decided to tweak one of the new skins in Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland 2017 event. Casual Hanzo is getting a slightly new look, but the change won’t...

By Anthony Taormina on 18 February 2018
GR Pick: Destiny 2 Vanguards Throw Down in Rap Battle

GR Pick: Destiny 2 Vanguards Throw Down in Rap Battle

The Destiny 2 community is truly something special. Amidst the chaos of a game that has been middling in its attempts to build on the good qualities of its predecessor, the dedicated Guardians who...

By Cody Gravelle on 17 February 2018
Overwatch Offering Free Loot Boxes for Limited Time

Overwatch Offering Free Loot Boxes for Limited Time

The gift giving time may be over, but Overwatch developer Blizzard is not letting players enter the New Year without a little special treat. For a limited time, all Overwatch players can earn 5 loo...

By Anthony Taormina on 09 February 2018
Overwatch Game Director Calls Out Notorious Troll

Overwatch Game Director Calls Out Notorious Troll

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan is famous for his forays into the game’s official forums. The man in charge of the multiplayer shooter has previously responded to fans unhelpfully criticizing B...

By Jasmine Henry on 21 January 2018
Blizzard Working on New Game with Vehicles

Blizzard Working on New Game with Vehicles

Several months ago, Blizzard teased that it has multiple new IPs in the works, but has said that it will “take time” in order to develop these titles due to the company’s high benchmark of what con...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 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 21 January 2018
Overwatch Update Makes Competitive Games Fairer

Overwatch Update Makes Competitive Games Fairer

Overwatch players have long expressed their frustration at the game’s matchmaking, saying that match-ups often feel unfair. At one point, players managed to create a better matchmaking tool than th...

By Jasmine Henry on 13 January 2018
New Overwatch Comic Has Mei Hunting Winston

New Overwatch Comic Has Mei Hunting Winston

Overwatch is in the midst of its Winter Wonderland event for 2017, with fans able to enjoy the return of Mei’s Snowball Offensive as well as the addition of the new Yeti Hunt mode. In recognition o...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 January 2018
Overwatch Director Did Something Weird for Christmas

Overwatch Director Did Something Weird for Christmas

Overwatch is currently celebrating the holiday season with its Winter Wonderland event, which gives fans the chance to unlock a number of new skins as well as compete in limited time game modes lik...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 January 2018
Overwatch Free to Play Weekend Announced

Overwatch Free to Play Weekend Announced

Overwatch now has over 30 million players across PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Blizzard’s multiplayer shooter is a huge success, making bank for the company as a premium title. But the company wants to get...

By Jasmine Henry on 08 January 2018
World of Warcraft Legion Story As An Anime Opening

World of Warcraft Legion Story As An Anime Opening

World of Warcraft may be over a decade old, but the powerhouse MMO experienced a major renaissance during the last year thanks to the wildly successful Legion expansion. The add-on content increase...

By Denny Connolly on 03 December 2017
Overwatch: Limited Edition Genji Figure Pre-Orders Open

Overwatch: Limited Edition Genji Figure Pre-Orders Open

Without a doubt, the publisher and developer Blizzard’s team-based shooter Overwatch is chock full of popular heroes for fans to play as, with the studio having given each character their own uniqu...

By Kyle Sledge on 27 November 2017
New Overwatch Healer Moira Is Live

New Overwatch Healer Moira Is Live

The anticipated new hybrid healer, Moira, is now live in Overwatch on all platforms. Blizzard announced her arrival through the Overwatch official Twitter account along with a condensed version of...

By Curt Hutson on 27 November 2017
Overwatch Banning Players for Main-ing One Character?

Overwatch Banning Players for Main-ing One Character?

In hero-based games like Overwatch, it’s not uncommon for players to pick one character and try to master them instead of playing a variety of characters. However, it’s possible that main-ing a cha...

By Dalton Cooper on 27 November 2017
Overwatch Offers Look at Jetpack Cat Hero

Overwatch Offers Look at Jetpack Cat Hero

BlizzCon 2017 was a big event for Overwatch fans. It was during the event’s opening ceremony that game director Jeff Kaplan revealed the new healer character Moira, the impressive new map Blizzard...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 November 2017
Overwatch Halloween Event Easter Eggs

Overwatch Halloween Event Easter Eggs

Overwatch Halloween Terror is well underway and provides gamers with a chance to play the Junkenstein’s Revenge game mode and unlock some delightfully spooky loot. From supernatural skins and spray...

By Jasmine Henry on 28 October 2017
Overwatch League Will Likely Fail to Meet Expectations

Overwatch League Will Likely Fail to Meet Expectations

With the final list of regional teams confirmed, Blizzard will kick off the first season of Overwatch League in January and will give Overwatch fans a chance to see the game’s best players in actio...

By Jasmine Henry on 20 October 2017
BlizzCon In-Game Rewards Include Overwatch Skin and More

BlizzCon In-Game Rewards Include Overwatch Skin and More

Fall is officially here, the Overwatch Halloween event is just getting started, and that means BlizzCon can’t be far behind. The massive Blizzard convention begins on November 3 and fans who aren’t...

By Denny Connolly on 14 October 2017
Overwatch Adds 8 New Skins for Halloween Terror 2017

Overwatch Adds 8 New Skins for Halloween Terror 2017

Today, the publisher and developer Blizzard took the liberty of officially making Overwatch‘s latest seasonal event live, with Halloween Terror 2017 now allowing players to earn a new range of spra...

By Kyle Sledge on 13 October 2017
Overwatch Player Hits Level 4000

Overwatch Player Hits Level 4000

Players around the world have sunk countless hours into Overwatch ever since the critically-acclaimed multiplayer shooter was released last May, but as far as anyone can tell, no one has played as...

By Alexander Pan on 13 October 2017
Overwatch Halloween Terror Update is Live

Overwatch Halloween Terror Update is Live

It’s that time of year again, and Overwatch fans can now participate in the game’s annual Halloween event, complete with new skins, new loot, and a brand new take on Junkenstein’s Revenge. The even...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 13 October 2017
Blizzard Reveals New Battle.net Social Features

Blizzard Reveals New Battle.net Social Features

Blizzard’s Battle.net platform has grown rapidly in recent years, with the addition of huge multiplayer hits like Overwatch and Hearthstone. As such, the needs of Battle.net’s users have grown beyo...

By Rory Young on 09 October 2017
Rumor: Overwatch Halloween Event Date Leaks

Rumor: Overwatch Halloween Event Date Leaks

October is one day away and gamers are starting to prepare for spooky scary events to begin in all of their favorite service-based games. Blizzard always has a flare for the holidays and players wh...

By Denny Connolly on 09 October 2017
Overwatch eSports Team Gets Backing from Music Artist

Overwatch eSports Team Gets Backing from Music Artist

In a flashy new video, NRG eSports has revealed its roster of players that will represent San Francisco in the professional Overwatch League. Besides revealing the players on the San Francisco Over...

By Dalton Cooper on 04 October 2017
Latest Overwatch Comic Stars Zarya and Sombra

Latest Overwatch Comic Stars Zarya and Sombra

Three short weeks after Blizzard Entertainment rolled out its 14th Overwatch comic, the Junkrat and Roadhog-centric issue “Wasted Land,” the studio has released one featuring the Russian heavyweigh...

By AJ Caulfield on 03 October 2017
Toxic Overwatch Players On Xbox One Will Be Muted

Toxic Overwatch Players On Xbox One Will Be Muted

Every online video game has toxicity in its community to some extent, and Blizzard’s Overwatch is certainly no exception. Since the game’s launch, Blizzard has tried to figure out ways to curb onli...

By Dalton Cooper on 24 September 2017
Overwatch Update Adds Junkertown Map, Character Changes

Overwatch Update Adds Junkertown Map, Character Changes

The popular shooter Overwatch has just dropped a large patch that adds a new escort map and significant changes to a few of the playable heroes. The Junkertown map has gone live just four weeks aft...

By Curt Hutson on 24 September 2017
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 19 September 2017
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 sort...

By Rob Keyes on 19 September 2017
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 19 September 2017
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 16 September 2017
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 16 September 2017
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 16 September 2017
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 16 September 2017