Blizzard Entertainment News


Heroes of the Storm Calls in Enforcers Ahead of Sonya & Medivh Reworks

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 26, 2018 12:25pm PST

WOOP! WOOP! That's the sound of the police!


Warcraft 3 PTR Patch 1.29 Adds Widescreen Support Ahead of Invitational

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 21, 2018 5:20pm PST

Blizzard is giving some love to one of its all-time classics and is getting ready to celebrate everything Warcraft III next week.


"Most assuredly yes. They have a new team that is dedicated to modernizing their old games, who ..."

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Heroes of the Storm February 21 Patch Includes Voice Chat

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 21, 2018 10:10am PST

After nearly three years, Heroes of the Storm is getting voice chat for the first time. (Yay?)


"yea it asks you to join when the game starts. you can toggle auto-join"

- askedrelic see all 10 comments

Overwatch League Cheering Offers Exclusives for Watching on Twitch

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 21, 2018 10:00am PST

Want some cool Overwatch League-themed stuff for both Overwatch and Twitch? Blizzard and Twitch have teamed up to offer up some new exclusives for Overwatch League viewers.


Overwatch League Standings Going Into Stage 2

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 20, 2018 5:00pm PST

The Overwatch League has taken a week off and now it's back to action. Let's check out where the 12 teams are heading into Stage 2.


A Guide to the 12 Overwatch League Teams

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 20, 2018 12:30pm PST

Ahead of January's Overwatch League launch date, Shacknews is collecting information on the league's 12 teams, names, and rosters as they come in. (Update: Rosters are now up-to-date through the start of Stage 2!)


Rumor: Diablo III Is Coming To Nintendo Switch

By Charles Singletary, Feb 20, 2018 11:45am PST

The rumored development includes a local co-op option for Switch users.


"I got the PS4 version a couple years ago and eh... I couldn't get into it. I played Diablo 3 ..."

- Wikus Van De Merwe see all 47 comments

Watch the Overwatch Year of the Dog Puppy Rumble Live Stream Here

By Asif Khan, Feb 19, 2018 2:30pm PST

Woof! It's the Year of the Dog and Blizzard is celebrating the Lunar New Year with a very special live stream.


Tespa Co-Founder Adam Rosen Discusses the Overwatch Fiesta Bowl and College Esports

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 19, 2018 11:00am PST

The Overwatch Fiesta Bowl is in the books, but Tespa's mission to spread college esports throughout the land continues. Shacknews had a chance over the weekend to speak to organization co-founder Adam Rosen about making this event happen, the growth of college esports, and T...


"Hey SkillNasty, all you are doing since you registered here is to spam links to your channel. ..."

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UC Berkeley Wins Second Straight Collegiate Overwatch National Championship

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 17, 2018 8:20pm PST

The Golden Bears of Cal are on top of the College Overwatch world for the second year in a row after they defeated the previously-undefeated UC Irvine Anteaters in the Grand Finals of the first Overwatch Fiesta Bowl.


"Funny to think that most of the collegiate players are older than the average OWL player."

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Overwatch League Stage Finals Move to Sunday Going Forward

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 14, 2018 4:35pm PST

The Overwatch League Stage Finals will now be held on Sundays for the rest of the season and beyond, with Blizzard responding to concerns over player and fan fatigue.


Overwatch PTR Update Buffs Mei, Sombra, and Doomfist; Hanzo Changes Coming Soon

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 14, 2018 12:35pm PST

It's a good day if you're maining Mei, Sombra, or Doomfist. And Hanzo's in talks to get some buffs down the road.


"Holy shit so Lucio won't be able to heal at all when hacked/empd? Really surprised with that one."

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Hearthstone Wild Open Returns in Time for Wildfest

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 14, 2018 11:50am PST

Standard tournaments are fun and all, but Hearthstone's biggest Wild tournament is ready to make a comeback.


Overwatch Free This Weekend on PS4, Xbox One, and PC too!

By Asif Khan, Feb 12, 2018 1:00pm PST

Hey kids, do you like free? Do you like Overwatch? Well, this is the story for you.


"Im gonna try it out, but no pre-download on PC? that’s lame"

- Flynn see all 19 comments

What Blizzard Can Learn From the Overwatch League Stage 1 Finale

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 12, 2018 12:00pm PST

The first leg of the Overwatch League regular season is over and it has a chance to be a learning experience for Blizzard.