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Overwatch free-to-play weekend for PC, Xbox, and PS4 starts August 23

Overwatch free-to-play weekend for PC, Xbox, and PS4 starts August 23

Blizzard has announced another upcoming Overwatch free-to-play weekend, this one set to begin on August 23. This upcoming weekend promotion shortly follows a similar free-to-play Overwatch weekend that took place late last month, but that one was only open to PC gamers. All progress made during the free weekend will be available to players who choose to buy the game.

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Diablo 3 for Nintendo Switch launches with expansion in late 2018

Diablo 3 for Nintendo Switch launches with expansion in late 2018

Following a teaser suggesting as much earlier this year, it has been revealed that Diablo III will be launching on Nintendo Switch later this year. The news prematurely surfaced ahead of Blizzard's official announcement scheduled for tomorrow, dropping all the details before being deleted. The release will include the original game, as well as an expansion and more.

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Battle for Azeroth release: Here’s when WoW’s big expansion drops

Battle for Azeroth release: Here’s when WoW’s big expansion drops

After months of waiting, the big day is finally here: World of Warcraft's seventh expansion, Battle for Azeroth, launches today. For the first time in World of Warcraft history, Battle for Azeroth will be launching around the world at the same time. If you're in North America, then, that means no more waiting a day while other players around the world get a head start on content.

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Blizzard’s Diablo projects in the works: 10 possibilities

Blizzard’s Diablo projects in the works: 10 possibilities

This week the folks at Blizzard teased "multiple Diablo projects in the works" coming to users in the near future. For those still playing Diablo 3, this could be good news, it could be bad. For everyone else who played Diablo II or the first Diablo dungeon-running masterpiece from times untold, this announcement is only golden. Today we're running down a few different possibilities for what these new Diablo projects might be.

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Overwatch Summer Games event returns on August 9

Overwatch Summer Games event returns on August 9

Now that Overwatch has been out for over two years, players have a good idea of the schedule for the game's annual events. And just as expected, Blizzard has confirmed that the Summer Games event will be returning this month, complete with its soccer-inspired Lucioball play mode. It appears a new arena set in Busan, South Korea is being added this year, joining the existing Rio de Janeiro and Sydney maps.

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Blizzard reveals Nerf Overwatch D.Va pink blaster joining Reaper model

Blizzard reveals Nerf Overwatch D.Va pink blaster joining Reaper model

Last month, Blizzard announced that toy gun brand Nerf would be launching a new Nerf Rival Blaster model styled after Overwatch character Reaper's Hellfire Shotgun. Now Blizzard is back with a similar announcement, this time revealing a Nerf edition of character D.Va's Light Gun, bright pink color included. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until 2019 to get one of your own.

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Blizzard partners with Nerf for official Overwatch blaster

Blizzard partners with Nerf for official Overwatch blaster

Blizzard has announced an upcoming nerf to some of Overwatch's weapons, but it's not what any players would expect. The game developer has partnered with toymaker Hasbro to release official Overwatch-branded Nerf guns, starting with everyone's favorite dual-shotgun wielding edgelord. Dubbed the "Nerf Rival Overwatch Reaper Wight Edition," the toy blaster is designed to look just like Reaper's Hellfire shotguns, albeit painted white rather than the character's standard black.

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Overwatch free weekend starts July 26: everything you need to know

Overwatch free weekend starts July 26: everything you need to know

Blizzard has another free weekend in the pipeline, this one for its older hit Overwatch. The game will be free to play starting July 26, giving players who still haven't purchased a copy the chance to check it out. The free weekend is offered to PC players, who will have access to the full roster of game characters, as well as progress that remains if you purchase a copy.

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Overwatch League broadcasts are coming to ESPN, Disney, and ABC

Overwatch League broadcasts are coming to ESPN, Disney, and ABC

If you needed anymore evidence that Overwatch and its pro league are insanely popular, here it is. Disney and Blizzard have announced a new partnership that will see Overwatch League broadcasts come to cable networks like ESPN, ABC, and Disney XD. This partnership is getting going fast too, as the first broadcast is tonight.

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Overwatch’s next hero is a hamster in a mech [Update]

Overwatch’s next hero is a hamster in a mech [Update]

Yes, you read that headline right, and no, we're not joking. Blizzard has revealed the next hero coming to Overwatch, and instead of a human or omnic character like most would probably expect it to be, it's a hamster. To put a finer point on it, it's a hamster in a rolling mech that has been outfitted with guns.

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Overwatch update: Endorsements, team building, and much more

Overwatch update: Endorsements, team building, and much more

Blizzard has pushed out an update for Overwatch, one largely centered around two social features: "Looking for Group" and Endorsements. The first helps players craft the team they want by looking for players who meet certain parameters. The second is a way for players to acknowledge positive aspects of other players' behavior, such as being a good teammate. The update brings a bunch of smaller changes, as well as hero updates, map changes, and more.

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World of Warcraft is free for lapsed players this weekend

World of Warcraft is free for lapsed players this weekend

It may seem hard to believe, but World and Warcraft has a long and storied history that nearly goes back 14 years. In that time, plenty of people have played the game and later dropped their subscriptions, and now Blizzard is trying to tempt those lapsed players back. If you played World of Warcraft at one point in the past but are no longer subscribed, Blizzard is inviting you to check out what the game has to offer for free this weekend.

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