Blizzard News


Overwatch patch fixes Competitive Play, Winston, Reaper, Mercy, and more

By Daniel Perez, Jul 07, 2016 6:24am PDT

Blizzard has released a new patch on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 that makes some changes to Competitive Play and to a number of heroes.


Shack Reels: Overwatch Weekly Brawl: Show Your Support

By Daniel Perez, Jul 06, 2016 9:00am PDT

This week's brawl is all about support, which is both good and bad.


"I enjoyed last week's brawl. Pharah + Mercy only and decreased cooldowns (i.e. permanent flight) ..."

- dromo5 see all 5 comments

Heroes of the Storm welcomes Gul'dan, expands Hero Roster, and supports DirectX 11 in PTR

By Daniel Perez, Jul 05, 2016 11:31am PDT

Heroes of the Storm players can get a taste of these upcoming changes by accessing the game's PTR, which includes Warcraft's Gul'dan.


"I wonder if the DX11 upgrade will improve performance. The HotS engine runs very poorly and it ..."

- code-e255 see all 3 comments

Overwatch Competitive Mode Now Available On PC

By Daniel Perez, Jun 28, 2016 6:25pm PDT

So long, PTR. Competitive Mode is now ready for primetime!


Overwatch's Torbjorn gets turret nerf in a few weeks

By Daniel Perez, Jun 27, 2016 6:25am PDT

Torbjorn's turrets appear to be too much for some players, which is why Blizzard will be nerfing the ability in an upcoming update.


"You keep saying this and it keeps being untrue. People give you advice and apparently none of it ..."

- Serpico74 see all 36 comments

Shack Reels: Overwatch Weekly Brawl 'Overly Defensive' Gameplay with Mei

By Daniel Perez, Jun 24, 2016 9:00am PDT

This week's brawl is all about D - FENCE. 


How To Play Competitive in Overwatch

By Daniel Perez, Jun 23, 2016 7:05am PDT

Blizzard has made it possible for Overwatch players to access Competitive Play this week, but you're going to have to jump through some hurdles to access it.


Heroes of the Storm holding free-to-play Hero event this weekend

By Daniel Perez, Jun 21, 2016 12:41pm PDT

There will absolutely be no limitations as to who you can play in Heroes of the Storm this weekend.


OVERWATCH - Weekly Brawl Super Shimada Brothers Gameplay

By Shack Staff, Jun 03, 2016 4:00pm PDT

Don’t worry, loves. Cavalry’s here!


"I said in most cases. Obviously, Hanzo has a range advantage. Genji is so mobile, though, that ..."

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Overwatch cheaters have started to taste Blizzard's ban hammer

By Daniel Perez, Jun 03, 2016 6:52am PDT

Over 1500 cheaters in China alone have been banned from playing Overwatch.


"I'm against cheating, my problem is Blizzard cheated its audience by not doing enough to stop ..."

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Overwatch's Competitive mode delayed to July [Update]

By Daniel Perez, Jun 01, 2016 6:35am PDT

'C'mon c'mon! I hate waiting!'


"It was an error, competitive mode is still slated for JUNE. ..."

- LordHellMaX see all 5 comments

Five Ways to Improve Overwatch

By Steve Watts, May 30, 2016 10:00am PDT

Blizzard is known for supporting its releases well after release, but where should the company start with its popular new shooter? We have some thoughts.


"I figured it would have been much much worse in DotA/lol/hon just because if the nature of the ..."

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How To Spectate in Overwatch

By Daniel Perez, May 27, 2016 2:00pm PDT

We all know you prefer to watch than to actually play Overwatch. Here's how you can spectate in Overwatch.


How To Spray in Overwatch

By Daniel Perez, May 27, 2016 12:00pm PDT

You just killed an enemy, but you teabagged when you should have sprayed. Here's how you can look cool in Overwatch by spraying the competition when they're down.


"i can't figure out how to turn left and right, when i hit A and D the screen just moves left or ..."

- CyCo_PL see all 8 comments

Overwatch Review: Watch Yourself

By Steve Watts, May 27, 2016 10:20am PDT

Overwatch introduces Blizzard's first foray into shooters and its first original universe in years. How does this double-duty debut stand up? Our review.


"there are bells that make sound in the attacker start on the dorado map"

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