Blizzard Entertainment News


Overwatch Trailer Steps Into the Deathmatch Temple of Petra

By Ozzie Mejia, May 19, 2018 2:55pm PDT

Blizzard has released a first-look trailer at Petra, the next map set to hit the free-for-all Deathmatch rotation.


Overwatch League Standings After Stage 3

By Ozzie Mejia, May 15, 2018 4:00pm PDT

The final leg of the Overwatch League regular season begins this week, so Shacknews takes a look at the standings, as well as an important announcement from OWL Commissioner Nate Nanzer.


Hearthstone - Analyzing the Upcoming Update 11.2 Nerfs and Changes

By Ozzie Mejia, May 15, 2018 1:00pm PDT

A highly-anticipated batch of balance changes has been announced for Hearthstone and Shacknews is here to analyze each of these changes.


Overwatch Anniversary Event Includes Petra Deathmatch Map & First Free-For-All Competitive Season

By Ozzie Mejia, May 15, 2018 12:50pm PDT

Overwatch is ready to usher in its second anniversary in a big way, especially for fans of free-for-all Deathmatch.


Heroes of the Storm's Nexomania Celebrates Lucha With Skins, Mounts, And More

By Charles Singletary, May 14, 2018 2:55pm PDT

Luchihuahua is the must-have legendary mount.


"Ay wey, these skins are awesome!..El Chamuco, Garrosh holding a folding chair! Definitely ..."

- Izakhar see all 3 comments

Universite Laval Wins 2018 Heroes of the Dorm

By Ozzie Mejia, May 12, 2018 9:05pm PDT

The first Canadian team to reach the Heroic Four is also the first Canadian team win the annual Heroes of the Storm college tournament.


PSA: BlizzCon 2018 Tickets Go On Sale Tonight

By Ozzie Mejia, May 09, 2018 5:00pm PDT

The first batch of BlizzCon 2018 tickets go on sale tonight, so try and beat the Zerg Rush.


Heroes of the Storm May 9 Patch Reworks Kael'Thas, Nerfs Fenix

By Ozzie Mejia, May 09, 2018 2:05pm PDT

The latest balance patch for Heroes of the Storm takes aim at a handful of the MOBA's characters, including reworking some of Kael'Thas' talents.


First Overwatch League Grand Finals Will Be Played in Barclays Center

By Ozzie Mejia, May 09, 2018 11:05am PDT

The first Overwatch League champions will be crowned in Brooklyn this summer.


Overwatch Supports Charity with Limited-Time Pink Mercy Skin

By Ozzie Mejia, May 08, 2018 12:05pm PDT

Those looking to aid the Breast Cancer Research Foundation can pick up a new Pink Mercy skin for a limited time. But it's only available for a limited time!


World of Warcraft's Nefarious Cyber Attacker Sentenced to One Year in Prison

By Brittany Vincent, May 08, 2018 11:45am PDT

Was it really worth a year in jail, buddy?


"Hmm, interesting. I would've expected the Romanian authorities to just laugh about it and not ..."

- code-e255 see all 3 comments

Overwatch League: Boston Uprising Head Coach Crusty Departs for San Francisco

By Ozzie Mejia, May 07, 2018 10:45am PDT

Following an 8-0 Stage 3 regular season record, Boston Uprising has suddenly lost its Head Coach to the San Francisco Shock.


New York Excelsior Win Overwatch League Stage 3 Finals

By Ozzie Mejia, May 06, 2018 6:18pm PDT

The dream of an undefeated Stage 3 comes to an end for the Boston Uprising, as the New York Excelsior emerge the Stage 3 Champions.


"Duh, they are owned by Robert Kraft. That's the M.O. of his teams: choke at the Big Game."

- afamouschef see all 4 comments

Dow Jones Breaks Activision Blizzard's Earnings Release Embargo, Stock Crashes, Halts & Recovers

By Asif Khan, May 03, 2018 1:25pm PDT

Someone has some explaining to do to Activision shareholders.


"High frequency trading can definitely negatively impact stocks when unexpected news hits them. "

- the man with the briefcase see all 7 comments

5 Decks to Take Into Hearthstone's Standard Brawliseum

By Ozzie Mejia, May 03, 2018 8:00am PDT

In lieu of the usual Tavern Brawl, Hearthstone has opened up the Standard Brawlisem for the rest of the week. With valuable loot on the line, here are some deck suggestions to take into battle.


"I went out at 7 wins with my even paladin deck. Lost to the Cube's. Still pretty happy with it. "

- FreshwaterAU see all 4 comments