News items tagged with blizzard

Overwatch: Tracer Originally Shot Lasers from Her Eyes

Overwatch: Tracer Originally Shot Lasers from Her Eyes

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan reveals that before Blizzard had finished animation and gun models Tracer originally shot lasers from her eyes as an attack.

By Anthony Taormina on 16 March 2017
New Overwatch PTR Patch Makes Lucio Balance Changes

New Overwatch PTR Patch Makes Lucio Balance Changes

Blizzard announces that the newest PTR patch is live, which will bring changes towards reducing ties in Competitive Play and some big balance changes for Lucio.

By Alexander Pan on 15 March 2017
Overwatch Custom Game XP Farmers Will Be Punished

Overwatch Custom Game XP Farmers Will Be Punished

Blizzard threatens to take ‘disciplinary action’ against Overwatch players who abuse the custom game mode feature by going inactive to earn loot boxes more easily.

By Jasmine Henry on 09 March 2017
Overwatch Reveals New Hero Orisa

Overwatch Reveals New Hero Orisa

The video game publisher and developer Blizzard officially releases an origin story trailer to reveal Orisa as the next hero to make their way into Overwatch.

By Kyle Sledge on 05 March 2017
Overwatch Game Browser Patch Live, Bastion Meta Begins

Overwatch Game Browser Patch Live, Bastion Meta Begins

Blizzard is releasing the 1.8 patch for Overwatch across all platforms, introducing the Game Browser, Capture the Flag game mode, and Bastion overhaul.

By Rory Young on 04 March 2017
Overwatch Nerfs Bastion Following Controversial Buff

Overwatch Nerfs Bastion Following Controversial Buff

Overwatch reduces the amount of incoming damage Ironclad can defend on Bastion after fans complained that a controversial set of buffs made the character OP.

By Jasmine Henry on 04 March 2017
Overwatch Guide: How To Play Orisa

Overwatch Guide: How To Play Orisa

Now that Blizzard have unveiled the latest Overwatch character, the lovable robot tank Orisa, learn all the tips and tricks on how to play the multiplayer shooter’s newest hero.

By Alexander Pan on 02 March 2017
Overwatch Could Be Planning A Double Character Reveal

Overwatch Could Be Planning A Double Character Reveal

Speculation and theories are flooding the Overwatch community this week as teases for the twenty-forth playable character have been s...

By Curt Hutson on 01 March 2017
Job Simulator Devs Put Overwatch Into Their Own Game

Job Simulator Devs Put Overwatch Into Their Own Game

Overwatch may be making waves this week with potential new character hints being dropped left, right, and center, but it’s clear that...

By John Jacques on 28 February 2017
Overwatch Competitive Play Season 4 Begins

Overwatch Competitive Play Season 4 Begins

Blizzard is announcing the start of Season 4 of Overwatch’s Competitive Play, along with changes to skill decay for Diamond players and the Top 500 leaderboard.

By Rory Young on 26 February 2017
Overwatch's 24th Hero: What We Know So Far

Overwatch's 24th Hero: What We Know So Far

Blizzard has released two new playable characters since the launch of its massively successful hero shooter Overwatch in May 2016, bu...

By Curt Hutson on 25 February 2017
GR Pick: Overwatch Pro Pulls Off Epic Save as Winston

GR Pick: Overwatch Pro Pulls Off Epic Save as Winston

Video game enthusiasts continue to outdo themselves as time goes on, honing their skills to near-professional levels and wiping out t...

By AJ Caulfield on 25 February 2017
Hearthstone Arena Patch Attempts to Fix Problem with Drafts

Hearthstone Arena Patch Attempts to Fix Problem with Drafts

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has had a very real, and growing, problem over the past few months that is only being addressed now. The digital card game’s Arena format, where players open...

By Cody Gravelle on 23 February 2017
Blizzard Worked on 2 MMOs After Titan Cancellation

Blizzard Worked on 2 MMOs After Titan Cancellation

Most Blizzard fans are aware that the company’s popular first-person shooter Overwatch came into being following the cancellation of Project Titan, an MMO title that at one time was suppose...

By Jason Gallagher on 22 February 2017
The 8 Biggest Video Game Comebacks Ever

The 8 Biggest Video Game Comebacks Ever

While most games inevitably lose players and die off, some rebound and recapture strong player bases and interest. Here’s Game Rant’s...

By Boston Blake on 20 February 2017
GR Pick: Overwatch Heroes Reimagined As Pokemon

GR Pick: Overwatch Heroes Reimagined As Pokemon

One illustrator brings two gaming giants together in an epic crossover, giving fans of both franchises an idea of what Overwatch‘s he...

By AJ Caulfield on 18 February 2017
Next Overwatch Hero Is 'Not Who You Think It Is'

Next Overwatch Hero Is 'Not Who You Think It Is'

Director Jeff Kaplan casually drops a bombshell on the Overwatch community, declaring the upcoming twenty-forth hero to not be who everyone thinks it will be. Just hours ago, Jeff Kaplan, i...

By Curt Hutson on 18 February 2017
Bethesda's Todd Howard Plays a Lot of Overwatch

Bethesda's Todd Howard Plays a Lot of Overwatch

Bethesda director Todd Howard admits during an interview that he plays a lot of Overwatch thanks to the game’s ‘compelling’ story and...

By Fergus O'Sullivan on 17 February 2017
Overwatch: Blizzard Denies Loot Drop Rate Changes

Overwatch: Blizzard Denies Loot Drop Rate Changes

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan discusses rumors that loot drop rates changed for the recent Lunar New Year event, denying that drop rates were amended. The success of Overwatch is undeniab...

By Rob Gordon on 16 February 2017
Hearthstone Update Will Nerf 2 OP Cards

Hearthstone Update Will Nerf 2 OP Cards

Blizzard drops the nerf hammer in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and also announces a big change for the game’s Ranked Play ladder that should help reduce player anxiety. Ever since Blizza...

By Jason Gallagher on 16 February 2017
Thousands of Overwatch Hackers Banned by Blizzard

Thousands of Overwatch Hackers Banned by Blizzard

In a forum post, Blizzard reveals that it has banned 20,000 South Korean Overwatch players for cheating in the game using DDoS attacks and illegal hacks like aimbots. Right from the start,...

By Dalton Cooper on 04 February 2017
Overwatch Character Lucio Joins Heroes of the Storm

Overwatch Character Lucio Joins Heroes of the Storm

Blizzard reveals that Lucio, one of the original support characters from Overwatch, will be wall-riding his way to Heroes of the Storm in a future update. Blizzard has been drawing players...

By Dalton Cooper on 04 February 2017
Overwatch: Terry Crews Makes Mock Audition for Doomfist

Overwatch: Terry Crews Makes Mock Audition for Doomfist

The Hollywood actor Terry Crews creates a video containing a brief mock audition for the role of Doomfist in developer Blizzard’s team-based shooter Overwatch. About a couple of months ago,...

By Kyle Sledge on 04 February 2017
WoW Tokens Now Exchangeable for Battle.net Balance

WoW Tokens Now Exchangeable for Battle.net Balance

Blizzard is now allowing World of Warcraft players the option to exchange premium Tokens for $15 of Battle.net Balance to purchase other Blizzard products with. Blizzard has a complicated,...

By Rory Young on 04 February 2017
Overwatch Skin Accidentally Makes Mei Thinner

Overwatch Skin Accidentally Makes Mei Thinner

Overwatch just released a slew of fantastic new skins for their Lunar New Year event, but a bug in one outfit has Mei looking noticeably thinner than usual. The newest Overwatch event is i...

By Curt Hutson on 28 January 2017
Overwatch Year of the Rooster Event Coming Soon

Overwatch Year of the Rooster Event Coming Soon

Overwatch announces its next seasonal event, which will be themed around the Chinese New Year, called Year of the Rooster with glimpses of Mei and D.Va. Overwatch garnered multiple Game of...

By Weston Albert on 19 January 2017
Overwatch: Characters That Need Nerfs & Buffs

Overwatch: Characters That Need Nerfs & Buffs

To help Blizzard make its online shooter Overwatch a more balanced experience, we name five characters that could use a buff, and five others that should be nerfed. In the digital age of ga...

By Dalton Cooper on 17 January 2017
Blizzard Bans 10,000 Overwatch Cheaters In South Korea

Blizzard Bans 10,000 Overwatch Cheaters In South Korea

In the wake of players using aimbots and ‘nuking’, Blizzard Korea announces that it has banned over 10,000 Overwatch hackers and cheaters in South Korea. Ever since Blizzard’s Overwatch was...

By Alexander Pan on 16 January 2017
Warcraft Sequel Details Emerge, Film Not Green-Lit

Warcraft Sequel Details Emerge, Film Not Green-Lit

Warcraft director Duncan Jones discusses the possibility of a sequel on Twitter, stating that no plans have been made yet while sharing details on what the sequel could cover. Despite a po...

By Cody Gravelle on 05 January 2017
Heroes of the Storm Zul'Jin Spotlight Trailer

Heroes of the Storm Zul'Jin Spotlight Trailer

Zul’jin of World of Warcraft is set to join the roster of Heroes of the Storm soon and today Blizzard is showing off the character in an all new spotlight video. Heroes of the Storm‘s roste...

By Rory Young on 05 January 2017
Roadhog Nerfs Are Coming to Overwatch

Roadhog Nerfs Are Coming to Overwatch

After promising changes to Roadhog’s hook ability in Overwatch late last year, Blizzard details how the ability is changing and when players can expect to see it. Just four days into 2017 a...

By Derek Nichols on 04 January 2017
Married Gamers Have Diablo-Themed Photoshoot

Married Gamers Have Diablo-Themed Photoshoot

Two Diablo fans who began a relationship after meeting while playing Diablo 3 decide to honor the Blizzard-helmed series by holding a Diablo-themed photoshoot for the wedding. Given how lon...

By Rob Gordon on 03 January 2017
How Blizzard Should Cast a Live-Action Overwatch Movie

How Blizzard Should Cast a Live-Action Overwatch Movie

If Blizzard ever decides to produce an Overwatch feature film adaptation, these are the performers we would cast to play the game’s 23 different playable characters. History has shown that...

By Dalton Cooper on 31 December 2016
Read Overwatch's Holiday Comic

Read Overwatch's Holiday Comic

Blizzard is debuting the latest comic for Overwatch. Titled ‘Reflections,’ the comic gives a glimpse into the lives of several characters during the holidays. Overwatch‘s holiday Winter Won...

By Rory Young on 21 December 2016
Overwatch Winter Holiday Event Leaks

Overwatch Winter Holiday Event Leaks

Datamining efforts leak potential details about Overwatch‘s upcoming winter event, which reportedly includes a new map, game mode, and customization options. It’s no secret that Blizzard is...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 December 2016
Terry Crews Visits Overwatch Studio

Terry Crews Visits Overwatch Studio

Actor and former NFL player Terry Crews pays a visit to Blizzard’s Overwatch team, sparking speculation that he will voice a new character in the game. A few weeks ago, Terry Crews set the...

By Dalton Cooper on 14 December 2016
World of Warcraft Nostalrius Server Returning

World of Warcraft Nostalrius Server Returning

World of Warcraft‘s fan-made legacy server Nostalrius may be back from the dead, but Blizzard’s reaction to the news of the resurrection remains to be seen. After about a month since the f...

By Fergus O'Sullivan on 08 December 2016
Overwatch Map Features Deadly Cars

Overwatch Map Features Deadly Cars

As new Overwatch map Oasis is released on the game’s Public Test Region, players of the multiplayer shooter discover that the cars on the map’s highways are able to kill them. In addition t...

By Jasmine Henry on 28 November 2016
Overwatch Reaper Collectible Statue

Overwatch Reaper Collectible Statue

Blizzard announces a new Overwatch Reaper premium collectible statue that stands 12 inches tall and shows the character in his iconic Death Blossom pose. Collectibles have long been a stapl...

By Boston Blake on 28 November 2016
World of Warcraft Players Gifted with In-Game Corgi

World of Warcraft Players Gifted with In-Game Corgi

In celebration of World of Warcraft‘s 12 year anniversary, Blizzard announces a new event where players can grab free in-game items, trivia, and a corgi pup. Arguably the most popular MMORP...

By Derek Nichols on 24 November 2016
Blizzard Working on New First Person Game

Blizzard Working on New First Person Game

New job postings suggest Blizzard is working on a new first person game but little else is known if the game is related to Overwatch or something entirely new. Blizzard’s first-person team...

By Weston Albert on 22 November 2016
Overwatch Datamine Discoveries Hint at Christmas Event

Overwatch Datamine Discoveries Hint at Christmas Event

Dataminers work hard to sift through Overwatch‘s files and reveal that a Christmas-themed update is most likely on its way for Blizzard’s team-based shooter. There is yet to be official wor...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 22 November 2016
The Game Awards 2016 Winners List

The Game Awards 2016 Winners List

Host Geoff Keighley presents The Game Awards 2016 live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Find out which games took home the top prizes!

By Dalton Cooper on 22 November 2016
Overwatch: Single-Character Limit Coming to Quick Play

Overwatch: Single-Character Limit Coming to Quick Play

During its Overwatch panel at BlizzCon 2016, Blizzard announces that the online multiplayer shooter’s non-competitive Quick Play mode will soon have a single-hero limit. The BlizzCon 2016 e...

By Alexander Pan on 19 November 2016
World of Warcraft: The Tomb of Sargeras Details

World of Warcraft: The Tomb of Sargeras Details

Blizzard provides details for the upcoming World of Warcraft Patch 7.2, called The Tomb of Sargeras, which will include a new raid and many more activities for players. With BlizzCon 2016 i...

By Boston Blake on 18 November 2016
BlizzCon 2016: Watch The Opening Ceremony Here

BlizzCon 2016: Watch The Opening Ceremony Here

BlizzCon 2016 is underway and you can watch all the reveals and competitions that the event is host to right here, straight from Blizzard’s official Twitch account. It’s that time of year a...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 18 November 2016
Necromancer, Original Diablo Coming to Diablo III as DLC

Necromancer, Original Diablo Coming to Diablo III as DLC

The original Diablo is being remade in Diablo III and the Necromancer will be released as DLC according to announcements made during BlizzCon 2016’s keynote. Diablo III held the prime, spot...

By Rory Young on 18 November 2016
Heroes of the Storms Adds Varian and Ragnaros

Heroes of the Storms Adds Varian and Ragnaros

Blizzard’s cinematic team puts together an emotional trailer to reveal that Varian Wrynn and Ragnaros the Firelord from World of Warcraft will soon be coming to the Nexus. One of the bigges...

By Jason Gallagher on 05 November 2016
Overwatch Halloween Event Ends Early, Angers Fans

Overwatch Halloween Event Ends Early, Angers Fans

Blizzard ends the Halloween event in Overwatch about an hour early, upsetting fans that were still trying to unlock the event-exclusive cosmetic items. For the most part, it seems as though...

By Dalton Cooper on 03 November 2016
GR Pick: Overwatch Cosplayer Dresses as Halloween Mercy

GR Pick: Overwatch Cosplayer Dresses as Halloween Mercy

Tina-Kinz cosplay portrays an excellent rendition of Overwatch‘s Mercy skin in celebration of Blizzard’s Halloween Terror event. Overwatch is currently in the midst of its spooky Halloween...

By John Jacques on 31 October 2016
BlizzCon 2016: No WoW Legacy Server Discussions

BlizzCon 2016: No WoW Legacy Server Discussions

Those hoping this year’s BlizzCon would be a perfect time to discuss World of Warcraft legacy servers will be disappointed to hear Blizzard has no plans to do so. Despite being a popular t...

By Curt Hutson on 25 October 2016
Overwatch Player Trolls Symmetra

Overwatch Player Trolls Symmetra

When one Overwatch player had enough of a Symmetra trolling his party, they took matters into their own hands and got justice for their fallen comrades. Anyone who has played Overwatch has...

By Curt Hutson on 24 October 2016
World of Warcraft: Legion World Quest Event

World of Warcraft: Legion World Quest Event

World of Warcraft: Legion’s first World Quest Bonus Event begins and players currently have the chance to earn a ton of resources, gold, reputation, and gear. Here’s how to get started. No...

By Denny Connolly on 10 October 2016
Overwatch Halloween Update Release Time Leaked

Overwatch Halloween Update Release Time Leaked

Overwatch‘s Halloween Terror update will release for all players in a matter of hours and last until the beginning of November, according to multiple leaks For all those excited for more c...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 10 October 2016
Overwatch: Sombra, Details on Halloween Event Leaked

Overwatch: Sombra, Details on Halloween Event Leaked

An image of what appears to be the new Overwatch character Sombra leaks online, along with more details on the game’s rumored upcoming Halloween event. A couple of days ago, Halloween loot...

By Dalton Cooper on 10 October 2016
Overwatch Gets the NES Treatment

Overwatch Gets the NES Treatment

YouTube channel Rkade Soup gives Blizzard’s hit multiplayer shooter Overwatch the 8-bit NES treatment, reimagining the game as a side-scrolling co-op beat ’em up. With a player base of over...

By Alexander Pan on 10 October 2016
Overwatch Director Talks Redesigning Symmetra

Overwatch Director Talks Redesigning Symmetra

The director of Overwatch, Jeff Kaplan, opens up about redesigning Symmetra and some of the newer additions still to come to the popular competitive title. Since launching last May, Overwat...

By Derek Nichols on 03 October 2016
World of Warcraft: Legion Review

World of Warcraft: Legion Review

World of Warcraft: Legion adds ten levels, a new zone, and a new hero class to the twelve year old MMO and manages to deliver some of the best content that the game has ever offered. Twelv...

By Denny Connolly on 26 September 2016
Overwatch Player Reaches Level 1000

Overwatch Player Reaches Level 1000

Overwatch may have been out for a while, but players are still striving to reach new heights, with one dedicated fan going as far as hitting the level 1000 milestone. It’s finally been don...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 24 September 2016
Overwatch Update Hints At Balance Changes

Overwatch Update Hints At Balance Changes

Blizzard releases a new Overwatch patch to its PTR and a host of general updates and bug fixes are expected, including balance tweaks to Ana, Widowmaker, and Junkrat. Ever since Overwatch w...

By Alexander Pan on 24 September 2016
Overwatch Patch Reduces Mercy's Play of the Game Rate

Overwatch Patch Reduces Mercy's Play of the Game Rate

Blizzard releases a new patch for Overwatch on PC, PS4, and Xbox One that makes it less likely for Mercy to get Play of the Game, and also tweaks the Eichenwalde map. Last week, Blizzard re...

By Dalton Cooper on 21 September 2016
Overwatch: Gamer Plays as Lucio with DJ Hero Turntable

Overwatch: Gamer Plays as Lucio with DJ Hero Turntable

One intrepid YouTuber jumps into Overwatch using only a DJ Hero turntable to control Lucio in a multiplayer match-up, with the results not being totally one-sided. It goes without saying th...

By John Jacques on 19 September 2016
Overwatch: Is Mercy in a Relationship with Roadhog?

Overwatch: Is Mercy in a Relationship with Roadhog?

A curious Overwatch fan asks Blizzard if they can marry Mercy, and a Blizzard support team member responds with a surprising revelation about the character. As the top Competitive Play char...

By Dalton Cooper on 19 September 2016
World of Warcraft Players Unlock Hidden Raid Boss

World of Warcraft Players Unlock Hidden Raid Boss

Few developers are as fond of Easter eggs as Blizzard, but the studio went one step further in World of Warcraft: Legion, hiding a secret raid boss for players to uncover. It is hard to ove...

By Cody Gravelle on 17 September 2016
New World of Warcraft: Legion Level Cap Already Reached

New World of Warcraft: Legion Level Cap Already Reached

The new level cap for Blizzard’s latest expansion, World of Warcraft: Legion, was reached by a player in less than six hour after its launch yesterday. Despite some trials to overcome durin...

By Curt Hutson on 13 September 2016
Co-creator of Diablo, Warcraft, and Starcraft Retires

Co-creator of Diablo, Warcraft, and Starcraft Retires

Chris Metzen, Senior VP of Story and Franchise Development at Blizzard, announces his retirement, leaving behind a legacy of incredible innovation and game design. Some names in the video g...

By Cody Gravelle on 13 September 2016
Opinion: TellTale Games Should Make An Overwatch Series

Opinion: TellTale Games Should Make An Overwatch Series

One editor addresses what could very well be a perfect project for TellTale Games to tackle next, pointing to none other than the immensely popular Overwatch as a prime candidate. As someon...

By Riley Little on 22 August 2016
Why Overwatch Replays, Spectator Mode Won't Arrive Soon

Why Overwatch Replays, Spectator Mode Won't Arrive Soon

Overwatch‘s Jeff Kaplan takes to the Battle.net forums to let players know that replay and spectator systems are being worked on but are not top priorities right now. Blizzard is working o...

By Jason Gallagher on 17 August 2016
Overwatch Skull Code is Latest Clue in Hunt for Sombra

Overwatch Skull Code is Latest Clue in Hunt for Sombra

Internet sleuths have uncovered the next major clue in Blizzard Entertainment’s ongoing ARG for Overwatch, which again seems to indicate that the game’s next hero is Sombra. Ever since Bliz...

By Jason Gallagher on 16 August 2016
Overwatch Will Nerf Zenyatta, Buff Mei and Mercy

Overwatch Will Nerf Zenyatta, Buff Mei and Mercy

Overwatch principal designer Geoff Goodman reveals a series of possible character balances that could be coming to the game, such as nerfing Zenyatta, and buffing Mei and Mercy. After week...

By Alexander Pan on 15 August 2016
Overwatch Clue Fuels Sombra Mystery

Overwatch Clue Fuels Sombra Mystery

An eagle-eyed Overwatch player notices a curious screenshot on Blizzard’s website, which appears to be another clue in the mystery of Sombra. Overwatch is one of the most popular shooters o...

By Fred Harvey on 09 August 2016
Overwatch Aim Assist Issue Will Be Fixed in Next Patch

Overwatch Aim Assist Issue Will Be Fixed in Next Patch

Some Overwatch fans collect evidence to prove to Blizzard that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game are experiencing a strange aim assist bug. Whenever someone blames a poor...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 August 2016
StarCraft HD Remaster Possibly in the Works

StarCraft HD Remaster Possibly in the Works

A report by Korean news site iNews24 claims that Blizzard’s classic real-time strategy game StarCraft is getting an HD remaster, with more details to come this year. Hot off the heels of...

By Dalton Cooper on 05 August 2016
Overwatch Hits 15 Million Players, Announces World Cup

Overwatch Hits 15 Million Players, Announces World Cup

Activision announces that Blizzard Entertainment’s arena shooter Overwatch surpasses 15 million players, as the community gets ready for the Overwatch Cup this fall. Blizzard’s arena shoote...

By Jason Gallagher on 05 August 2016
Overwatch's New Hero Can Boot Players from the Game

Overwatch's New Hero Can Boot Players from the Game

The sniper Ana, the latest hero addition for Blizzard’s team-centric multiplayer shooter Overwatch, contains the capacity to boot players from the game entirely. With Overwatch‘s support...

By Kyle Sledge on 28 July 2016
Overwatch's Understated Storytelling Is Brilliant

Overwatch's Understated Storytelling Is Brilliant

Overwatch has won acclaim for its fantastic gameplay, but one writer looks at how the multiplayer shooter’s understated storytelling is an important part of the game’s brilliance. At fir...

By Alexander Pan on 25 July 2016
World of Warcraft is Adding a 'Silence Penalty'

World of Warcraft is Adding a 'Silence Penalty'

Blizzard’s World of Warcraft becomes the latest title to tackle player toxicity in-game, as the MMORPG will implement a new penalty for players abusing their chat privileges. Gamers currently enjoy...

By Cody Gravelle on 13 July 2016
Overwatch Fans Trying to Decode Secrets in New Trailer

Overwatch Fans Trying to Decode Secrets in New Trailer

After the reveal of a new character, fans are deciphering clues that they believe hint at yet another character that could be coming to the Overwatch roster. Overwatch fans have been teas...

By Weston Albert on 13 July 2016
Overwatch: New Skins and Loot Box Details

Overwatch: New Skins and Loot Box Details

Overwatch finally reveals its newest hero, the healer sniper Ana Amari, along with an array of fantastic skins, but Blizzard warns there’s no shortcut to collecting them. It was quite so...

By Curt Hutson on 12 July 2016
More Overwatch Heroes Modded Into Street Fighter 5

More Overwatch Heroes Modded Into Street Fighter 5

TheJamk and other modders continue to bring Overwatch characters to Street Fighter 5, with the likes of Roadhog, Tracer, Mae, and D.Va now in the game. Besides both having controversial but...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 July 2016
Overwatch Ranked Play Has Harsh Punishment for Quitters

Overwatch Ranked Play Has Harsh Punishment for Quitters

Blizzard continue pushing for fair and balanced gameplay in Overwatch, targeting early leavers in competitive play and hitting them with severe punishment. Blizzard’s latest first-person shooter Ov...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 30 June 2016
Overwatch To Nerf Torbjörn's Turret Damage On Consoles

Overwatch To Nerf Torbjörn's Turret Damage On Consoles

In a new comment on the Overwatch subreddit, game director Jeff Kaplan states that Blizzard will nerf Torbjörn’s turret damage for the PS4 and Xbox One come next month. Ever since the release of Over...

By Alexander Pan on 25 June 2016
Check Out Overwatch's Golden Weapons Right Here

Check Out Overwatch's Golden Weapons Right Here

Thanks to assets pulled from a Korean PTR, the coveted golden weaponry offered to the most-skilled players in Overwatch‘s competitive mode are revealed in all their glory. Ever since Overwatch game d...

By Curt Hutson on 21 June 2016
Overwatch: Update on Competitive Play

Overwatch: Update on Competitive Play

Blizzard offers an update on competitive play for hugely popular multiplayer shooter Overwatch, giving players an overview of how competitive Overwatch will work. Whether it comes in the form of Game...

By Rob Gordon on 19 June 2016
Overwatch Review

Overwatch Review

Overwatch turns the shooter genre on its head by delivering a bright, colorful world full 21 unique heroes and game modes that demand players to work together if they want to pull off a victory. For...

By Denny Connolly on 02 June 2016
Overwatch Review Roundup

Overwatch Review Roundup

The reviews are in for Blizzard’s hero-based shooter Overwatch, with the game earning near-universal acclaim for its strong cast of characters and deep gameplay. Blizzard enthusiasts have been waitin...

By Dalton Cooper on 27 May 2016
See The Warcraft Movie and Get Free Copy Of WoW

See The Warcraft Movie and Get Free Copy Of WoW

Blizzard announces that fans who see World of Warcraft in theatres will get a copy of the game, and those who play will get free movie-based content. Blizzard is hoping the inclusion of a free copy o...

By John Jacques on 26 May 2016
Blizzard Made the Right Choice Making Overwatch Paid

Blizzard Made the Right Choice Making Overwatch Paid

With Overwatch‘s release just around the corner, this author believes that we should be thankful that Blizzard chose not to make the shooter free-to-play. May 24th is an exciting day for shooter fans...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 26 May 2016
Conan Plays Overwatch with Game of Thrones Stars

Conan Plays Overwatch with Game of Thrones Stars

In his latest Clueless Gamer segment, late night talk show host Conan O’Brien sits down with Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey for a game of Overwatch. Now that Overwatch – Blizza...

By Alexander Pan on 24 May 2016
Overwatch Trailer: Soldier 76 in 'Hero'

Overwatch Trailer: Soldier 76 in 'Hero'

Blizzard is delivering on their promise of four pre-launch cinematic short trailers for Overwatch by releasing ‘Hero’, which focuses on a misadventure with Soldier 76. Blizzard is launching Overwatch...

By Rory Young on 24 May 2016
Overwatch Guide: Best Heroes for Beginners

Overwatch Guide: Best Heroes for Beginners

Overwatch has an overwhelming number of playable heroes unlocked from the get go. This guide will help you decide which fighters are the best for learning the ropes of the first-person-shooter. Much...

By Denny Connolly on 24 May 2016
Overwatch Pre-Order Deals

Overwatch Pre-Order Deals

Update: Overwatch Origins Edition is now cut by 18% during release day. Details below. Blizzard’s next highly-anticipated title, Overwatch, is arriving Tuesday, May 24. As far as discounts are concer...

By Dealzon on 23 May 2016
Enter Game Rant's Overwatch Giveaway

Enter Game Rant's Overwatch Giveaway

Giveaway has ended. Winners announced below. We’ll have another giveaway VERY soon, so stay tuned! It’s giveaway time once again Game Rant readers, and this contest is open to EVERYONE. This time we...

By Anthony Taormina on 22 May 2016
Blizzard and Twitch Team Up To Battle Racism in Chat

Blizzard and Twitch Team Up To Battle Racism in Chat

Following an incident, Blizzard announces its plans to work with Twitch to develop a program to combat racism and other abuse in the streaming community. After a recent incident with racism, targetin...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 21 May 2016
Overwatch 'Dragons' Animated Short Released

Overwatch 'Dragons' Animated Short Released

Blizzard’s latest animated short for its multiplayer FPS Overwatch is now available, with “Dragons” telling the story of Hanzo and Genji’s complicated relationship. With Overwatch‘s roster of playabl...

By Rory Young on 20 May 2016
Warcraft Fan Recreates Movie Trailer with In-Game Footage

Warcraft Fan Recreates Movie Trailer with In-Game Footage

A Blizzard fan has produced a shot-for-shot remake of the trailer for this summer’s blockbuster Warcraft movie adaptation using nothing but footage from World of Warcraft. This summer’s movie adaptat...

By Brad Jones on 17 May 2016
Overwatch Cheaters Will Be Banned

Overwatch Cheaters Will Be Banned

Cheating in a Blizzard game is as risky as ever, with a recent post from the developers stating that anyone who does so in Overwatch will be permanently banned. If fans experienced any suspicious act...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 16 May 2016
Tips for Beating Overwatch's Most OP Character

Tips for Beating Overwatch's Most OP Character

In response to the many players who found Bastion difficult to handle in the recent Overwatch open beta, Blizzard outlines some strategies that will take the demanding droid down. Now that the Overwa...

By Brad Jones on 16 May 2016
Overwatch Beta Beat Division, Destiny, & Battlefront

Overwatch Beta Beat Division, Destiny, & Battlefront

Blizzard’s open beta for the upcoming Overwatch has come to a close after being available for an entire week, and the interest surrounding the game is remarkable. Depending on a gamer’s age, he or sh...

By Cody Gravelle on 12 May 2016
Overwatch Competitive Mode Disabled For Open Beta

Overwatch Competitive Mode Disabled For Open Beta

Overwatch disables its Competitive Play mode for the open beta due to player feedback and is reworking the system for release sometime after the game’s launch. Those who opt into the Overwatch open...

By Curt Hutson on 05 May 2016
Overwatch Beta Details and Start Dates Revealed

Overwatch Beta Details and Start Dates Revealed

Blizzard reveals the Overwatch open beta content details along with specific launch dates for early access pre-order users and all access users later this week. With the long closed beta now at an en...

By Derek Nichols on 02 May 2016
Overwatch Team Opens Up About Cancelled Titan Project

Overwatch Team Opens Up About Cancelled Titan Project

The group of game developers behind Blizzard’s new hero shooter Overwatch open up about their failed MMO project, codenamed Titan, and how Overwatch came out it. Blizzard’s new IP, Overwatch, the dev...

By Weston Albert on 29 April 2016
Blizzard's Battle.net Hit With Major DDoS Attack

Blizzard's Battle.net Hit With Major DDoS Attack

A DDoS attack on Blizzard Entertainment’s Battle.net service causes many of the company’s servers to be crippled, with players no longer able to play online. On April 13, Blizzard Entertainment‘s Bat...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 27 April 2016
Overwatch Closed Beta Comes to an End

Overwatch Closed Beta Comes to an End

Just about a month away from the game’s release date, Blizzard has officially shut down the Overwatch closed beta after running it off and on for six months. Blizzard’s upcoming “hero shooter” Overwa...

By Weston Albert on 27 April 2016
Dark Souls 3 Meets Diablo With New Glitch

Dark Souls 3 Meets Diablo With New Glitch

While playing Dark Souls 3, one fan discovers a camera glitch for From Software’s action-RPG that changes the game’s perspective to that of a Diablo title. For those Dark Souls 3 fans who want to add...

By Kyle Sledge on 22 April 2016
Overwatch's Replacement for Tracer's Butt Pose Revealed

Overwatch's Replacement for Tracer's Butt Pose Revealed

After removing a booty-centric pose, Blizzard replaces the fan-favorite Overwatch character’s pose with a brand new one that the company better feels represents the character. While Blizzard’s upcomi...

By Evan Hopkins on 19 April 2016
The Game Awards 2014: Nominations

The Game Awards 2014: Nominations

The nominations for the first ever edition of ‘The Game Awards’ have been unveiled, including YouTube celebs and eSports players.

By Rob Keyes on 08 May 2015
2015 Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations

2015 Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations

The annual Game Developers Choice Awards reveal the finalists for 2015 with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Destiny, Alien: Isolation and Hearthstone leading the pack.

By Rob Keyes on 08 May 2015
10 Games Created from Failed Projects

10 Games Created from Failed Projects

Video game projects can change majorly over the course of development. Here is our rundown of 10 games that started out life as something very different.

By Rob Gordon on 27 April 2015
‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Far Cry 3,’ and ‘Halo 4’ headline the nominees for the 2013 D.I.C.E. Awards. Check out the full list of nominations right here!

By Jeff Schille on 27 April 2013
Spike 2011 Video Game Awards Nominees & Hall of Fame Inductee

Spike 2011 Video Game Awards Nominees & Hall of Fame Inductee

The full list of nominees for the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards have been announced with a special “Hall of Fame” award being introduced given to ‘The Legend of Zelda’ franchise.

By Tyler Schirado on 29 April 2012
Our 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

Our 25 Most Anticipated Games of 2012

While we live for looking forward to what new games come out each year, we dread the overwhelming process of  picking only a select few to rank as our most anticipated. Starting with a...

By Rob Keyes on 26 February 2012
Diablo 3 Alternatives

Diablo 3 Alternatives

The isometric action RPG (ARPG) genre has had one diabolical champion for over 15 years now. That’s right, Diablo. Others have tried to compete head-on with the Blizzard phenomenon over t...

By Jacob Siegal on 14 January 2012
Game Rant’s 2010 Video Game Award Winners

Game Rant’s 2010 Video Game Award Winners

The winners have been announced for the 2010 Game Rant Video Game Awards. Read on to find out our 2010 game of the year!

By Rob Keyes on 31 May 2011
Weekly Video Game News Round-Up: September 25th

Weekly Video Game News Round-Up: September 25th

In the September 19-25 wrap-up, we talk World of Warcraft, Nintendo pricing, Batman’s face, PlayStation Home shooters, Star Wars: The Old Republic release and more!

By Rob Keyes on 06 May 2011