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Overwatch goes free next week: What you need to know

Overwatch goes free next week: What you need to know

It seems that most people who want to play Overwatch would have already bought it by now, but if you're one of those few hold outs, then you'll definitely want to set aside some time next week. Blizzard has announced another free promotion for Overwatch, and this one will last almost an entire week. It'll be happening over the Thanksgiving holiday too, which is usually a period when most people have some extra free time.

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Overwatch’s next update will be a doozy of a download

Overwatch’s next update will be a doozy of a download

Now that Overwatch's newest hero, Ashe and her sidekick Bob, have been revealed, players are eagerly awaiting her release in the game's next update. However, Blizzard has begun warning players that the update will be a bit more substantial than the usual patch, and in fact will require a complete reinstallation of the game. This isn't because of Ashe and Bob alone; instead Blizzard is overhauling a significant number of back-end systems with the intent of optimizing the game as a whole.

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World of Warcraft Classic demo isn’t over just yet

World of Warcraft Classic demo isn’t over just yet

If you attended BlizzCon in person or bought a virtual ticket to the show, one of the perks you received was a demo to World of Warcraft Classic. The demo period was originally scheduled to end this morning at 10 AM Pacific time, but at the last minute, Blizzard has decided to extend it. That means you vanilla WoW enthusiasts are going to have a little bit longer to spend with the demo before it goes offline for good.

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Blizzard has more mobile games in the works beyond Diablo Immortal

Blizzard has more mobile games in the works beyond Diablo Immortal

It's probably understating it quite a bit to merely say that the reaction to Diablo Immortal has been negative. Blizzard has received a ton of push back from fans over the idea of a Diablo mobile game, but if you count yourself among the people who are disappointed, you might want to buckle in. As it turns out, Blizzard's mobile strategy may end up being a lot more intense than just a single mobile game for one of its franchises.

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It’s okay to be disappointed with Diablo Immortal

It’s okay to be disappointed with Diablo Immortal

It was an interesting weekend for Blizzard, its fans, and the Diablo series. On Friday, Blizzard revealed Diablo Immortal, a new game set between Diablo 2 and Diablo 3 that'll be available exclusively on iOS and Android. Fans, in short, weren't pleased by this announcement, and the blowback began almost immediately, with one BlizzCon attendee now-famously asking during a panel that took place almost immediately following the announcement if Immortal was some kind of "out-of-season April Fools joke."

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Destiny 2 is free to keep on PC until next week

Destiny 2 is free to keep on PC until next week

Blizzcon just happened last week and, unsurprisingly, much of the focus was on the company’s biggest money-maker, Overwatch. And there was also that mobile Diablo game announcement that isn’t sitting too well with some Diablo fans. One unexpected news that came out of the weekend was about Destiny 2 on the PC. No, Bungie is still the game’s developers and owners but it has teamed up with Blizzard parent company Activision to offer the base game for free if you grab it before next Sunday.

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Overwatch’s Lucio gets his own real-world cereal with loot bonus

Overwatch’s Lucio gets his own real-world cereal with loot bonus

If you've been playing Overwatch for some time now, you're likely aware of Lucio's in-game references to his own cereal: the support character has a spray for a box of "Lucio-Oh’s" cereal, and after players fell in love with the joke a voice line was also added. At this weekend's BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard made an announcement just for all the dedicated Lucio players out there: a real Lucio-Oh’s cereal is coming to store shelves.

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Diablo Immortal revealed for Android and iOS mobile devices

Diablo Immortal revealed for Android and iOS mobile devices

Blizzard has revealed Diablo Immortal, a new game in the Diablo franchise created for mobile devices. This is the first time Diablo fans will get to play within the universe using an Android or iOS mobile device, marking a big turn for the popular video game series. With Diablo Immortal, players have access to half a dozen character classes and a "constantly evolving experience."

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LEGO Overwatch sets revealed, but don’t expect them for the holidays

LEGO Overwatch sets revealed, but don’t expect them for the holidays

Blizzard and LEGO have teamed to launchd half a dozen Overwatch sets featuring characters from the game. This isn't the first time the two companies have worked together; a limited edition Bastion LEGO set was revealed a few weeks ago. The upcoming sets will feature some characters fighting each other, locations from the game, and more.

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Warcraft 3: Reforged is Blizzard’s next classic remaster

Warcraft 3: Reforged is Blizzard’s next classic remaster

We figured Blizzard might announce that it's remastering one of its classic games during its BlizzCon 2018 keynote, and that's precisely why it did. While the hype surrounding Diablo had us thinking that classic remaster would be Diablo 2, Blizzard is actually tapping a different franchise: Warcraft. Yes, the next remaster from Blizzard Classic Games - a division seemingly created for precisely this kind of work - is Warcraft 3: Reforged.

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Overwatch gets new hero Ashe, leader of the Deadlock Gang

Overwatch gets new hero Ashe, leader of the Deadlock Gang

Blizzard has revealed its newest Overwatch hero, Ashe. This gunslinging leader of the Deadlock Gang features elements of classic Wild West style coupled with the modern tech you'd expect from an Overwatch hero. This is the game's 29th playable character, giving fans yet another option while keeping the game fresh.

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World of Warcraft Classic release details begin to spill

World of Warcraft Classic release details begin to spill

BlizzCon 2018 is underway, and during the opening ceremony, the company spent a little bit of time talking about World of Warcraft Classic. Those who watched BlizzCon 2017's opening ceremony will know that World of Warcraft Classic is essentially Blizzard's own take on vanilla WoW servers. Today, a year after that initial reveal, we got a better idea of when World of Warcraft Classic will be arriving.

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