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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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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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