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StarCraft 2 is now free-to-play

StarCraft 2 is now free-to-play

Back at BlizzCon, Blizzard made a surprising announcement about StarCraft 2. The company revealed that its world-famous real-time strategy game would be going free-to-play, giving players the chance to check out most of the game's content without spending a dime. That changeover has officially happened, so if you've never played StarCraft 2, now seems like the perfect time to jump in.

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BlizzCon 2017: Everything huge announced today

BlizzCon 2017: Everything huge announced today

Today is the first day of BlizzCon 2017 and, as it has done for every BlizzCon previously, Blizzard kicked off the show with its opening ceremony. It's during this ceremony that Blizzard talks about what's coming up in its games, and this year it certainly didn't disappoint. In fact, save for Diablo 3, Blizzard had something big to announce for each game in its catalog.

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Destiny 2 is now available on PC

Destiny 2 is now available on PC

It's been a long wait for players, but Destiny 2 is finally available on PC. This is the first time the Destiny series has been available on PC, as Bungie's first outing with the franchise was a console-exclusive title. Even though Destiny as a series seems like a perfect fit for a mouse and keyboard, those who claim PC as their main platform had to wait until today to get their first taste of wildly popular franchise.

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See Overwatch’s new skins before the 2017 Halloween event begins

See Overwatch’s new skins before the 2017 Halloween event begins

Overwatch players are abuzz this week as Blizzard began teasing this year's Halloween Terror seasonal event, revealing it begins on Tuesday, October 10th. The announcement was made on Twitter, including with a quick shot of two new character skins (seen above) to get fans excited, but while Blizzard usually waits until the event begins to reveal all the new items, several other skins have leaked a bit early. For those of you waiting to be surprised on Tuesday, this is your warning that spoilers will follow!

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Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017 event begins next week

Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017 event begins next week

Now that we're into October, we're closing in on another big holiday, which means it's time for Overwatch's next seasonal event. Blizzard has revealed that it will bring back 2016's Halloween Terror event for another go this year. It begins next week, but aside from Blizzard confirming a couple of new skins, what Halloween Terror 2017 will offer is still unknown.

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Blizzard’s Battle.net mobile app lets you chat about Orcs on the go

Blizzard’s Battle.net mobile app lets you chat about Orcs on the go

Blizzard's Battle.net app is making the jump to mobile devices. Though most Blizzard fans are already deeply familiar with the Battle.net desktop app, the company wants to ensure that your friends list - and your window into what those friends are playing - is never out of reach. Notably, this app is launching on mobile devices just in time for next month's Destiny 2 PC launch.

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Hearthstone 3D printed cases bring game art to your phone

Hearthstone 3D printed cases bring game art to your phone

The company FabZat has announced a new collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment that allows it to 3D-print phone cases featuring artwork from the game Hearthstone. Any fan can use FabZat's website to design their own Hearthstone phone case, choosing from a handful of art options for the back of the shell, as well as various card options for the front of the case.

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Heroes of the Storm is getting Ana and Junkrat from Overwatch

Heroes of the Storm is getting Ana and Junkrat from Overwatch

Blizzard had some big Heroes of the Storm announcements to make during today's Heroes Global Championship matches. The next heroes coming to the game both come from Overwatch: the sniper Ana and the explosives enthusiast Junkrat. They won't be alone, either, as Blizzard also revealed a bunch of new skins and a new battleground modeled after Overwatch's Volskaya Industries.

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Overwatch will be free for everyone next weekend

Overwatch will be free for everyone next weekend

Blizzard is giving everyone who owns a gaming PC, Xbox One, or PlayStation 4 the opportunity to play its highly popular Overwatch game for free. This marks the title's latest free-play weekend, following the free-play weekend Blizzard introduced back in May of this year and late in 2016. Take note, though, that the free play isn't this weekend, but the next one after.

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Blizzard will launch a Los Angeles esports arena in October

Blizzard will launch a Los Angeles esports arena in October

Blizzard has announced the opening of a new esports arena located in Los Angeles, California. The arena is designed to host various major esporting events, including more than one at a time when applicable. The venue is located in Burbank, and it'll be home to its first big event this upcoming October when it hosts the Summer Championship for the Hearthstone Championship Tour.

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Overwatch Mercy update turns her into an unstoppable angel of death

Overwatch Mercy update turns her into an unstoppable angel of death

Yesterday, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan took to YouTube to announce some big changes coming to everyone's favorite guardian angel, Mercy. The changes that were revealed certainly weren't minor, shaking up the way Mercy plays dramatically. These changes were made in response to way many Mercy fans were playing - lying in wait for their team to wipe and then coming in with a big Resurrec to bring them all back to life.

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Watch Blizzard’s Gamescom livestream right here

Watch Blizzard’s Gamescom livestream right here

We're now in the thick of Gamescom, and with big announcements from companies like Microsoft in the books, it's Blizzard's turn to make some reveals of its own. Blizzard's Gamescom press conference kicks off in just a few minutes, and even though the company has already made some announcements for games like Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm, it's safe to assume that it's probably prepared something big for its time on the Gamescom stage.

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