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Overwatch’s new Rialto map is live on the PTR

Overwatch’s new Rialto map is live on the PTR

A new multiplayer map is coming to Blizzard's Overwatch in the near future, and PC players can now take it for an early spin on the game's PTR, or public test server. Dubbed Rialto, the new map will look familiar to anyone who's played Overwatch's new Retribution co-op PvE event in the last two weeks. But this latest PTR update also includes several key changes to some of the game's heroes, as well as unintended early look at changes to another map.

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Hearthstone director Ben Brode is leaving Blizzard

Hearthstone director Ben Brode is leaving Blizzard

Today marks the end of an era over at Blizzard HQ. Ben Brode, who most will recognize as the director and public face of Hearthstone, has announced that he's leaving the company. Brode has served as the director of Hearthstone since development first got underway, so as a result, a lot of people in the Hearthstone community know who he is.

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Diablo’s Deckard Cain is coming to Heroes of the Storm (yes, really)

Diablo’s Deckard Cain is coming to Heroes of the Storm (yes, really)

Being a MOBA featuring characters from Blizzard's various franchises, Heroes of the Storm has its share of not-necessarily-heroic characters. For example, there's Murky the Murloc, representing everyone's favorite low-level enemy from World of Warcraft, and also Probius, a Protoss probe from StarCraft given a full range of abilities that make it just as capable as any of the other legendary heroes from the Blizzard universe. The next of these unlikely heroes was revealed today, and it's Deckard Cain from the Diablo series.

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Hearthstone Witchwood release dates and all the cards (so far)

Hearthstone Witchwood release dates and all the cards (so far)

Blizzard announced the release dates and details surrounding Hearthstone's next expansion: The Witchwood. This update for the game Hearthstone - on desktop and mobile platforms - is an expansion set for the already massive card collection in play today. With each new set comes a move outside the old, and a change in gameplay to allow new players a chance to jump in fresh.

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth release date and special editions revealed

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth release date and special editions revealed

It's almost hard to believe, but World of Warcraft is getting its seventh expansion later this year. As announced last year at BlizzCon, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth will return to the long-running conflict between the Alliance and the Horde, with the new leaders of each faction leading the charge. Today, we're finding out when Blizzard will launch Battle for Azeroth, as well as learning details about the game's various special editions.

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Overwatch Archives gets Uprising reboot for 2018: Here’s what’s new

Overwatch Archives gets Uprising reboot for 2018: Here’s what’s new

As teased last week, Overwatch's Uprising event will be returning for a second go around later this month, but when it arrives, it'll be larger in scope. In a new developer update, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan announced that this year's event will be called Overwatch Archives. So, what's the different between last year's Overwatch Uprising and this year's Overwatch Archives?

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Overwatch Uprising returns for a second round next month

Overwatch Uprising returns for a second round next month

Most of Overwatch's in-game events tie into a holiday or time of year, so revisiting them on a yearly basis makes a lot of sense. Then we come to Overwatch Uprising, an event which has no ties to real-world happenings, but rather tells the story of Overwatch back before the team was first disbanded. Since it isn't anchored in the real world, we weren't sure if Uprising would return for a second go this year, but now Blizzard has confirmed that it will.

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New Overwatch feature lets you avoid poor teammates

New Overwatch feature lets you avoid poor teammates

One of the best things about Overwatch is how frequently developer Blizzard updates the game not just with new characters and maps, but with enhanced features and bug fixes as well. Not even a week after the debut of the game's newest character, Brigitte, Blizzard has unveiled a new addition to the player reporting tools, one where players can choose to block having someone else as a teammate in future matches.

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Overwatch’s newest hero goes live on March 20

Overwatch’s newest hero goes live on March 20

Overwatch players have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the game's 27th character, and while she's been available on the Public Test Realm for roughly two weeks already, Blizzard has finally revealed when she'll be arriving in the full game. Brigitte, a support/tank hybrid, will be playable starting on March 20th on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, which also means it's the first chance for console players to try the new hero.

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Hearthstone Witchwood: Cards and expansion details

Hearthstone Witchwood: Cards and expansion details

Hearthstone's first of three expansions for the year 2018 was revealed as THE WITCHWOOD. This is the first of the expansions that'll be sent out during the newest year in Hearthstone, the Year of the Raven. In this expansion we'll find our fair share of odds and ends, glorious comedic relief, and the occasional game-changing feature addition.

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Diablo 3 Switch port reportedly in production despite Blizzard’s claims

Diablo 3 Switch port reportedly in production despite Blizzard’s claims

Last week, Blizzard made a very interesting tease related to Diablo. The company posted a GIF of a Diablo-themed night light being switched on and off to the game's official Twitter account, with the accompanying text only saying "sweet dreams." A lot of people took that to be a not-so-subtle reference to an incoming Switch port of Diablo 3.

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StarCraft is turning 20 and Blizzard has in-game goodies to celebrate

StarCraft is turning 20 and Blizzard has in-game goodies to celebrate

StarCraft, one of the biggest game franchises of all time, has a big birthday coming up. March 31, 2018 will mark 20 years since the launch of the original StarCraft, and though Blizzard already released a remastered version of the game last year, it still has something planned for this occasion. Blizzard's celebration will take the form of various in-game goodies across its entire library of games, so regardless of which Blizzard game is your favorite, you should be in for a freebie of some sort.

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