Blizzard News


Souled Out: Why Has Hearthstone's Warlock Been Left Out of the Spring Playoffs?

By Ozzie Mejia, May 31, 2017 6:00am PDT

Blizzard has completed the Spring Playoffs in Europe and the Americas, with the two weekends having one things in common: None of the pro players packed a single Warlock deck? Why is Gul'dan sitting these playoffs out? Shacknews analyzes the potential reasons.


"Zoolock only got like one or two good cards this expansion: the destroy a minion adapt twice ..."

- thecatinthehat see all 9 comments

Overwatch Joins Activision Blizzard's Billion-Dollar Club

By John Keefer, May 05, 2017 12:15pm PDT

One billion dollars. Dr. Evil would be so proud.


"Their CG has been topnotch since ever. I sometimes enjoy their videos more than the games ..."

- ChiefSquattingBear see all 29 comments

Overwatch's Genji Joins Heroes of the Storm

By Steve Watts, Apr 17, 2017 8:00am PDT

Plus a new map and Payload game mode based on Overwatch's Hanamura environment.


PSA: Overwatch's Uprising Expansion is Live, Certain Features Disabled Due to Technical Issues

By David Craddock, Apr 11, 2017 12:40pm PDT

The update contains more skins, items, and a brand-new PvE mode.


"D.Va selfie highlight intro is hilarious https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSB1BTNQU44"

- Izakhar see all 5 comments

Making a Hearthstone Card: Exploring Un'Goro with Elise

By Steve Watts, Apr 11, 2017 9:30am PDT

We take a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and rejected designs for the new Hearthstone Legendary card, Elise the Trailblazer.


Leaked Overwatch Trailer Reveals 'Insurrection' Event Details

By Steve Watts, Apr 10, 2017 12:35pm PDT

The team is going back seven years to a controversial mission against the Omnic threat. Also, new skins!


Hearthstone Journey to Un'Goro Card Reviews (Part 3)

By Steve Watts, Apr 03, 2017 9:00am PDT

We start wrapping up our Hearthstone 'Journey to Un'Goro' card reviews in anticipation of this Thursday's release.


Heroes of the Storm's Kaeo Milker on Going From 'Great Game' to 'Great Free-to-Play Game'

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2017 12:30pm PDT

Heroes of the Storm is kicking off its '2.0 Update' with a huge overhaul to how players earn items and level up their characters. I talked with producer Kaeo Milker about the transition, esports, free-to-play, and more.


Heroes of the Storm '2.0' Update Gives a New Free-to-Play Foundation

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2017 8:00am PDT

A totally revised progression ramp, Loot Chests, new rewards to collect, and more are all currently available in open beta.


"Medivh has like a 37% win unless you queue in organized play. One of the hardest heroes to play ..."

- Nighteyes see all 16 comments

Hearthstone Journey to Un'Goro Card Reviews (Part 2)

By Steve Watts, Mar 27, 2017 10:00am PDT

Another full week of card reveals including a subtle new mechanic with the Elemental tribe.


StarCraft Remastered Confirmed, Bringing Original to 4K

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2017 7:00am PDT

The original StarCraft is getting quite a facelift, along with some new bells and whistles, but the original gameplay is staying perfectly intact.


"I don't get why they're releasing this... StarCraft Remastered already exists and it's called ..."

- bigimp see all 78 comments

Almost a Quarter of Overwatch PC Players Use Integrated GPUs

By Jason Faulkner, Mar 16, 2017 12:40pm PDT

A whopping 22% of PC Overwatch players are gaming on an integrated GPU.


"Ugh Blizzard. Giving an advantage to players with better hardware, so unfair"

- Tchest see all 10 comments

Blizzard Asks For $8.5 Million in Motion Against Hack-Maker Bossland

By Jason Faulkner, Mar 16, 2017 9:50am PDT

Blizzard seeks $8.5 million against cheat and hack distributor Bossland citing DMCA breach.


"Whoa it's an actual sueable entity not some random guy online"

- bolneze see all 2 comments

Hearthstone Draws Interest From Swedish Politician, Who Starts Livestream

By John Keefer, Mar 13, 2017 4:35pm PDT

Twitch is a great way to get to 'where the people are,' Rickard Nordin said.


Hearthstone's Arena Getting Big Changes This Month

By Steve Watts, Feb 23, 2017 10:20am PST

More major changes hitting Blizzard's digital CCG, this time to the draft-based Arena.