Blizzard Entertainment News


World of Warcraft 7.2 Patch Will Take Servers Down For 8 Hours

By John Keefer, Mar 27, 2017 12:30pm PDT

You'll need to stop playing from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT so you can get your new content.


Battle.net Is Dead, Long Live Battle.net

By John Keefer, Mar 24, 2017 12:15pm PDT

The game launcher is now dubbed just Blizzard, and the Battle.net logo is gone.


"But isn't that for the new king? (Old) King is dead, long live the (New) King!"

- Rice-Rocketeer see all 11 comments

Overwatch Patch Adds Orisa, Makes Other Heroes Less 'Difficult'

By John Keefer, Mar 22, 2017 11:05am PDT

Nerfs to Bastion and Ana and buffs to Junkrat and Sombra all focus on making the character a bit easier to play.


"He identifies as an Apache Attack Helicopter, I'll have you know."

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Report: StarCraft Remastered May Be Coming This Summer

By John Keefer, Mar 15, 2017 8:10am PDT

Blizzard is tight-lipped about everything, so we probably won't know anything until we get an announcement.


"Cheers, I will of course follow this with interest. Doesn't seem any more substantial than the ..."

- MamiyaOtaru see all 7 comments

Overwatch's New Hero Orisa Is Going Live Next Week

By John Keefer, Mar 14, 2017 9:40am PDT

Behind-the-scenes video gives some background on the new tank's development.


Overwatch Director Confirms that Symmetra has Autism

By David Craddock, Mar 09, 2017 2:30pm PST

Symmetra is one of many Overwatch characters designed to be diverse and representative to players from all walks of life.


"It's the new edgy thing to hate on white males, it's pretty insane (it's generally done, by ..."

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Heroes of the Storm Adds StarCraft's Little Probe That Could

By John Keefer, Mar 07, 2017 9:40am PST

Probius joins the roster after saving several Protoss Templars in a battle with the Zerg on Aiur. 


"Bit disappointed that he isn't more unconventional. I was thinking that he wouldn't use direct ..."

- Zek see all 4 comments

Overwatch's Bastion Buffed This Week, Will Be Nerfed Next Week

By John Keefer, Mar 03, 2017 8:40am PST

Game Director Jeff Kaplan says the recent changes made the robot 'too powerful.'


"I kind of agree, I give my friends shit when they play him in QP, none of my friends play him in ..."

- Carstman see all 4 comments

Overwatch Orisa - Skins, Poses, Taunts and Gameplay

By John Keefer, Mar 02, 2017 5:00pm PST

The new Omnic was just revealed today and we have all the details you need to play her.


"haha... i dont find him boring usually. he did drone on a bit in for this one."

- senor135 see all 5 comments

Overwatch's Next Hero is Orisa, an Omnic With a Heart

By John Keefer, Mar 02, 2017 10:55am PST

Built by child genius Efi Oladele, we get the origin trailer for the upcoming mechanical marvel.


"Omg quadruped player model. Those are often not animated very well, so this should be a good ..."

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Overwatch Takes Game of the Year Honors at GDC Awards

By John Keefer, Mar 02, 2017 9:25am PST

Blizzard, Campo Santo, and Playdead get two awards each for their games.


Overwatch's Efi Will Be Part of Next Hero's Story, Game Director Says (Update)

By John Keefer, Feb 22, 2017 2:30pm PST

Jeff Kaplan says more details will be coming 'over the next week.'


"She's probably going to be a drone pilot that is restricted to spawn room so you can't shoot a kid."

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Overwatch Pro Player Destroys Hacker Impersonating Him in Game

By John Keefer, Feb 22, 2017 12:40pm PST

And the real Kephrii caught it all on video.


Overwatch Gives An Official Tease to Its Next Hero (Update)

By John Keefer, Feb 21, 2017 12:25pm PST

It could be an 11-year-old girl, or something that young girl might build.


Blizzard to End Support for Windows XP and Vista

By John Keefer, Feb 21, 2017 11:59am PST

The move will affect players using those operating systems to play World of Warcraft, StarCraft 2, Diablo 3, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm.