Blizzard News


PSA: New Overwatch closed beta round kicks off today

By Daniel Perez, Feb 09, 2016 9:09am PST

Overwatch is back!


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Hearthstone's Ben Brode on New Heroes, Druid Nerfs, and Why Standard is Solution 'For Now'

By Steve Watts and Ozzie Mejia, Feb 08, 2016 11:00am PST

We talk with Hearthstone lead designer Ben Brode about the new Standard and Wild formats, the changes they'll need to make to existing classes, and why their approach to the basic sets may change sometime in the future. 


10 Hearthstone Staples About to Go Missing from Standard

By Steve Watts and Ozzie Mejia, Feb 02, 2016 12:00pm PST

Hearthstone's upcoming format change means all the cards from Naxxramas and Goblins vs Gnomes will be eliminated from tournament play. We take a look at the ten expiring cards that will hurt the most.


"I agree, the adventures were/are a lot of fun. I feel bad for anyone who put all the effort ..."

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Hearthstone splitting into 'Standard' and 'Wild' formats, adding more deck slots

By Steve Watts, Feb 02, 2016 10:20am PST

Blizzard has announced some big changes coming to Hearthstone formats later this spring, in an effort to make the game less intimidating to new players.


"Problem is there's only so high you can climb with that deck. I top out at 12 with that while I ..."

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Li-Ming casts a spell on Heroes of the Storm starting tomorrow

By Daniel Perez, Feb 01, 2016 12:46pm PST

No one will be safe from her magic missiles and Arcane Orb.


"Forget the weeny wizard, I think the real news is Rehgar is going to kick all the asses now. "

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Heroes of the Storm college tournament returns on ESPN

By Daniel Perez, Jan 28, 2016 8:41am PST

The Heroes of the Dorm will once again be going on this year, and Blizzard has partnered with ESPN for all its coverage.


"Last year, they only showed an hour of the semi-finals, which was like two and a half matches. ..."

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Overwatch beta re-launching in February with new game mode

By Daniel Perez, Jan 21, 2016 11:19am PST

Blizzard has confirmed the next Closed Beta for Overwatch will launch next month.


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Heroes of the Storm will get duo of new Diablo-inspired characters

By Daniel Perez, Jan 21, 2016 6:59am PST

Two new heroes have been revealed for the popular MOBA, both of which are inspired by the Diablo universe.


"Maybe make the abilities like Twisted Fate in League of Legends, where activating the basic ..."

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Heroes of the Storm takes a walk on the worgen side with Greymane today

By Daniel Perez, Jan 12, 2016 1:32pm PST

Walk like a wooooorgen.


Heroes of the Storm launches Recruit a Friend program; celebrating with 50% bonus XP week

By Daniel Perez, Dec 08, 2015 1:24pm PST

Because two heads working together is always better than one.



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Overwatch characters and maps released post-launch will be free

By Daniel Perez, Dec 08, 2015 7:19am PST

Instead of charging for new characters and maps, Blizzard promises to make them available for free in Overwatch.


"Blizzard gets benefit of the doubt based on what they've done for the last 20 years"

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Overwatch: Origins Edition release date pegged for spring 2016 on PC and consoles

By Daniel Perez, Nov 05, 2015 4:21pm PST

It appears Overwatch is just a few months away from release on both PC and consoles.


"spend 60$ on a game that others are playing for free right now, but you don't get to play it if ..."

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Overwatch may be headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One [Update]

By Daniel Perez, Nov 05, 2015 7:57am PST

On the eve of Blizzcon, we're seeing a lot of proof that hints at Overwatch making its way to consoles.


"That's really all there is. It's an exceptional Star Wars fa├žade without anything interesting. ..."

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Warcraft movie trailer teaser offers 15 seconds of Alliance and Horde battling

By Daniel Perez, Nov 03, 2015 9:19am PST

If this is a tase of the full trailer, then we're in for a real treat come Friday.


"I think this is really important to keep in mind. The international box office matters a lot ..."

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Heroes of the Storm welcomes Artanis for all players starting today

By Daniel Perez, Oct 28, 2015 9:52am PDT

Artanis is now available for all Heroes of the Storm players to access.


"Cool I need to get in on it when I get time off and plan some builds, that sound cool though and ..."

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