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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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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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