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Blizzard reveals World of Warcraft Classic to be based on patch 1.12

Blizzard reveals World of Warcraft Classic to be based on patch 1.12

At last November's BlizzCon, Blizzard finally announced World of Warcraft Classic, a close-to-vanilla-as-possible version of its long-standing MMO that fans have wanted for years. There's been little news on the game since that reveal, leaving many players to wonder exactly what version of the game Classic would be based on, as that would indicate which features and content would be included. Blizzard has now answered that question, stating that Classic will be WoW's patch 1.12.

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Blizzard has a new Diablo project in the works

Blizzard has a new Diablo project in the works

It might not be long before we're playing a new Diablo game. Blizzard is hiring for a new, unannounced game in the Diablo franchise, leaving us to wonder if Diablo 4 might be in the works. If it is, the timing makes a lot of sense, as Blizzard seems to be winding down on Diablo 3 in general.

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Overwatch expands into LEGO, NERF guns, and UNIQLO shirts

Overwatch expands into LEGO, NERF guns, and UNIQLO shirts

Just when you thought first person shooters had no surprises left, along comes Activision Blizzard's Overwatch. Now one of its most prized brands, Activision Blizzard is now reaching out to partners at the Licensing Expo 2018 to help raise awareness, and profits, around Overwatch by putting it into more products, even those remotely related to gaming. And, of course, that's just the tip of the franchising iceberg that includes World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, and even Spyro.

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All the new Overwatch anniversary event skins have leaked

All the new Overwatch anniversary event skins have leaked

Blizzard's hit game Overwatch is celebrating its second birthday at the end of this month, and that means a new anniversary event begins next week. The event runs from May 22nd through June 11th on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and like the game's other event held throughout the year will feature special loot boxes with time limited cosmetics like skins, emotes, and sprays. The character skins, of course, are what most players get excited about, and you can see all of them here.

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Overwatch Anniversary 2018 event will be a blast from the past

Overwatch Anniversary 2018 event will be a blast from the past

It's kind of hard to believe, but this month will mark two years since Overwatch released. Overwatch has become one of Blizzard's biggest and most successful games, and this two-year anniversary has Blizzard in the mood to celebrate. Today, the company announced Overwatch's next event, aptly named Overwatch Anniversary 2018, and with it, you'll get the chance to relive limited-time game modes and unlock skins from the past.

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Overwatch’s Mercy gets a new skin for charity

Overwatch’s Mercy gets a new skin for charity

We're used to seeing Overwatch get most of its new skins through the variety of in-game events Blizzard rolls out each year, but with its newest skin, Blizzard is doing things a little differently. The company has announced a new skin for Mercy that isn't found in loot boxes - instead, the only way to get it is to outright purchase it. That's a bit strange for Blizzard, which loves its loot boxes, but then again, this isn't exactly your run-of-the-mill skin.

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Hearthstone Monster Hunt released, but wait! Wallpapers first!

Hearthstone Monster Hunt released, but wait! Wallpapers first!

Congratulations, Hearthstone gamers, the rest of your week and weekend are about to be swallowed up. Monster Hunt Mode is out for Hearthstone right this minute, and there's little you can do about it. Before you dunk your face directly into the stew, take a peek at what we've gathered up for your devices for your journey. We've got a gallery of assets! Precious graphic assets for your mobile devices!

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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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