Blizzard Entertainment News


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. 


Overwatch Competitive Play will eventually lose Sudden Death and coin flips

By John Keefer, Jun 24, 2016 7:34am PDT

Some changes won't make it until after the Summer season, however.


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.


Overwatch patch disables 'Avoid this Player' feature

By John Keefer, Jun 22, 2016 9:13am PDT

The concept of eliminating that asshole from your gameplay experience was not working as intended.


"wish this worked for world of tanks on the 360/one. That list of avoided players would be quite ..."

- -=kodiak=- see all 22 comments

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.


Play Overwatch in style by earning these golden guns

By John Keefer, Jun 21, 2016 7:18am PDT

We have pictures of the cosmetic weapon rewards coming to competitive mode.


Overwatch competitive play details revealed

By John Keefer, Jun 17, 2016 2:45pm PDT

Game director Jeff Kaplan gives an overview on the changes from the beta.


"It depends on queue times. If I'll have to wait 2 minutes for ranked games, yeah, I'll play. If ..."

- code-e255 see all 14 comments

Overwatch patch notes reveal nerfs to Widowmaker and McCree

By John Keefer, Jun 14, 2016 5:02pm PDT

Oh, and the game now has more than 10 million registered players.


World of Warcraft: Legion hands-on preview: Getting Prepared

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 10, 2016 12:45pm PDT

As Warcraft hits theaters this weekend, World of Warcraft is preparing to withstand a demonic onslaught from the Burning Legion. Shacknews goes hands-on with Legion and tries out the new Demon Hunter class.


"Ozzie!? https://media1.giphy.com/media/DXFzuOpPXvUiI/giphy.gif"

- the man with the briefcase see all 4 comments

Former Diablo 3 designer Jay Wilson leaves Blizzard

By David Craddock, Jun 06, 2016 12:42pm PDT

Wilson is leaving the industry to pursue writing, his first passion before he 'fell into' game design.


"No, it just makes you NOT PLAY THE GAME, instead of that you end up browsing the web and looking ..."

- Longgshot see all 96 comments

Blizzard to integrate Facebook login and social functions into PC games

By David Craddock, Jun 06, 2016 7:00am PDT

Popular games from World of WarCraft to Overwatch will be able to more easily share and browse social content.


"I can't begin to imagine how much money Facebook threw at Blizzard to go with Facebook instead ..."

- Entity see all 15 comments

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 ..."

- valael see all 14 comments

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 ..."

- bigimp see all 75 comments

Overwatch changes incoming for several characters

By John Keefer, Jun 02, 2016 10:20am PDT

D.Va, Reaper and McCree are among the initial targets.


"The competitive update is coming in late June, not July. Blizzard corrected that yesterday."

- Rehevkor see all 6 comments

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