Blizzard Entertainment News


Overwatch changing Competitive Play skill rating calculations for Season 3

By John Keefer, Oct 25, 2016 8:35am PDT

Also, there will now only be a week off between seasons instead of the usual two.


"if everyone starts ranked dead last, then people that are near bottom and are trying to improve ..."

- senor135 see all 41 comments

World of Warcraft 7.1 patch notes includes numerous class changes and fixes

By John Keefer, Oct 25, 2016 8:00am PDT

New raid, mythic dungeon, and world quests added as well 


"So how many of you are left? Curious if people are still playing after the initial rave reviews. "

- cruncht1me see all 3 comments

World of Warcraft servers going down for 4 hours tomorrow for 7.1 update

By John Keefer, Oct 24, 2016 2:13pm PDT

Mythic Return to Karazhan dungeon being added, along with other goodies.


Overwatch's D.Va will soon announce all of your StarCraft 2 matches

By Daniel Perez, Oct 17, 2016 11:20am PDT

The eSports phenom, D.Va, will soon be showing off her announcer chops in StarCraft 2.


"Seriously? Dva's voice is insufferable. It's purposely designed to be annoying."

- Magitek see all 3 comments

Diablo 4? Blizzard offering hints to die for

By John Keefer, Oct 17, 2016 7:03am PDT

The clues are out there.


"I don't know the requirements because I stopped playing the game around the time that stuff was ..."

- pyide see all 56 comments

Heroes of the Storm lead Hero designer discusses Samuro's entry into the Nexus

By Daniel Perez, Oct 14, 2016 1:00pm PDT

In our interview with Kent-Erik Hagman, we learn how difficult it was to bring Samuro the Blademaster into Heroes of the Storm, the challenges his Heroic Ability 'Illusion Maser' created, and more.


StarCraft 2 mod lets players play the game in cartoon mode

By John Keefer, Oct 13, 2016 8:06am PDT

StarCrafts is now out, based on the animated YouTube series.


"I've always found it funny that the only links that don't work in latestchatty.app are ShackNews ..."

- edgewise see all 11 comments

Here Are All of Overwatch's 'Halloween Terror' Skins, Costumes, Voice Lines, Emotes, and More

By Daniel Perez, Oct 11, 2016 12:00pm PDT

Blizzard has released a new special event for Overwatch called Halloween Terror, and with it, players can expect a number of new skins, voice lines, emotes, victory poses, and the first PvE Brawl.


Overwatch Halloween update now live [Updated]

By Daniel Perez, Oct 11, 2016 4:55am PDT

There's some credible evidence Blizzard could be releasing special Halloween-themed loot boxes later today, which will give us new skins, costumes, voice lines, emotes, and more!


"Can't wait. Been playing Overwatch at a rate of about a level a day lately. Gimme those sweet, ..."

- Psigun see all 2 comments

Heroes of the Storm gets weekly Brawl game mode later this month

By Daniel Perez, Oct 04, 2016 11:15am PDT

Heroes Brawl is a new game mode for Heroes of the Storm, although it won't seem all that new to fans of other Blizzard games.


Heroes of the Storm adds Zarya to live servers after a test week on PTR

By John Keefer, Sep 28, 2016 8:46am PDT

Lots of changes implemented beyond was originally listed in the PTR notes


"Zarya is insane, I had a 65% win rate with her in competitive "

- Serpico74 see all 11 comments

Overwatch testing changes to Ana, Junkrat and Widowmaker on PTR

By John Keefer, Sep 23, 2016 7:41am PDT

There are also UI updates and bug fixes coming.


"It's not enough to undercut that meta build right now. It's likely they'll have to adjust the ..."

- WombatFromHell see all 16 comments

Heroes of the Storm patch now live on PTR; adds Overwatch's Zarya

By John Keefer, Sep 20, 2016 7:50am PDT

A new battleground is available for playtesting as well.


Heroes of the Storm designer discusses Machines of War, Activision, Peons and more

By Daniel Perez, Sep 19, 2016 1:00pm PDT

In our interview with Heroes of the Storm game designer Jade Martin, we learn what makes Machines of War such a special update and what the chances would be for Warcraft's Peon to become a Hero.


"I just wish I had more time to play, but I'm definitely a fan of the game."

- Daniel_Perez see all 3 comments

How to Change your Battle.Net Battletag

By Josh Hawkins, Sep 16, 2016 2:40pm PDT

Want to change your Battletag? We’ll show you how.