Blizzard Entertainment News


Overwatch's Next Hero May Not Be Doomfist After All

By John Keefer, Feb 20, 2017 7:50am PST

It's either superb misdirection or Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan subtlely nixed the rumor.


Hearthstone Marks 2017 as the 'Year of the Mammoth'

By Steve Watts, Feb 16, 2017 9:45am PST

Blizzard has taken the wraps off this year's plans for Hearthstone, with more cards, major changes to Standard, and a new Rogue.


"i disagree. it's probably my favorite card ever. you can build a million decks around him. he ..."

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Overwatch Loot Box Drop Rate Has Not Changed, Blizzard Says

By John Keefer, Feb 15, 2017 10:20am PST

Jeff Kaplan nixes claims that players are getting significantly less skins and legendaries.


"I typically have bad luck during events where I'm getting regular legendaries and nothing to do ..."

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Heroes of the Storm Update Adds Lucio, Reworks Murky, Buffs Valeera

By John Keefer, Feb 14, 2017 3:50pm PST

17 heroes get modifications, along with numerous bug fixes.


Overwatch Targets Winston and Roadhog for Tweaks in Next Batch of Changes

By John Keefer, Feb 10, 2017 8:50am PST

The hook gets a nerf again, and the gorilla gets less damage to his head.


"Even just if you take a little damage on the way in, that's probably enough to make it a ..."

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Overwatch's Next Hero Could Be Doomfist

By John Keefer, Feb 09, 2017 8:35am PST

Blizzard may finally be bringing the character to life, years after he was mentioned in the debut trailer.


"Bad news, son. They won't pay you if you continually mess up the tags. "

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Overwatch PTR Patch Modifies Bastion, Buffs D.Va and Mercy

By John Keefer, Feb 08, 2017 9:59am PST

A new Capture the Flag mode is now in testing as well.


"I'm not sure that I like the inclusion of another form of reliable hitscan DPS. The current meta ..."

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Overwatch Boss Not Happy About Mouse and Keyboard Use on Console

By John Keefer, Feb 08, 2017 9:40am PST

Blizzard has reached out to console makers to try to discourage their use–or enable them for all players.


"I have a XIM4. It's defiantly not as great as the PC experience but it is vastly better than ..."

- Zoopy_Iscariot see all 12 comments

World of Warcraft Gold Farming Can Go Toward Other Blizzard Games

By John Keefer, Feb 06, 2017 4:45pm PST

WoW tokens can now be traded for credit for Overwatch loot boxes, Hearthstone cards and Heroes of the Storm character unlocks. 


"Interesting, it's possible to make enough to keep getting more months sort of easily but ..."

- bolneze see all 8 comments

Overwatch's Lucio Bringing His Beats to Heroes of the Storm

By John Keefer, Feb 06, 2017 7:37am PST

It's party time in the Nexus on February 6.


Activision Blizzard Creates New Consumer Products Division

By John Keefer, Feb 02, 2017 9:38am PST

Apparently, the company's franchises need to be further ingrained into the consumer mentality.


"agreed; I dunno why I wrote "nearly" when I meant to say "over""

- Amusatron see all 4 comments

Diablo 3 PTR Patch 2.5.0 is Adds Armory, Improves Sorting

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 02, 2017 7:35am PST

You can try the upcoming Diablo 3 patch now on the Public Test Region.


"I used to love this game, but I just don't have the time for it anymore. :/ But I still like to ..."

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New Diablo 3 Patch 1.17 Releases for PlayStation 4

By Jason Faulkner, Jan 26, 2017 7:40am PST

Blizzard's latest PlayStation 4 Diablo 3 patch brings a much-needed fix.


"I think it's something to do with the numbering system of hotfixes versus full on patches. "

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Heroes of the Dorm drops ESPN and moves to Facebook, signups open today for college players

By David Craddock, Jan 25, 2017 12:54pm PST

Mark Zuckerberg's social media juggernaut allows access to a wider audience than the sports-network institution.


"I thought Facebook was giving up on videos. Just read that they stopped paying producers to ..."

- daggot see all 3 comments

Heroes of the Storm PTR patch offers massive reworks of Tassadar and Rexxar

By John Keefer, Jan 18, 2017 8:13am PST

Valeera also added as a new hero, as promised.