Tag Archives: Blizzard

Overwatch Halloween Event Dates Leaked

By : Connor Murphy | Sun, Oct 1, 2017

From the ever-watchful eyes of Reddit, new images emerged promoting October’s Halloween special event for Overwatch. Though it comes as no surprise that Blizzard would hold a holiday celebration for the popular shooter, there has yet to be an official announcement. The implication drawn from the second image is that the event will go live Tuesday,...

London, Second Los Angles Team Join Overwatch League

By : Jason Segalla | Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Earlier today, Blizzard announced the inclusion of two more teams into the Overwatch League, London and a second Los Angles team. The addition of these two teams brings the league total up to nine, with Boston, New York City, Miami, Orlando, San Francisco, Shanghai, Seoul each housing a team and L.A. already home to the team owned by Immortals CEO Noah...

Overwatch Summer Games Return for 2017

By : Ryan Cox | Tue, Aug 8, 2017

The Overwatch Summer Games, the very first seasonal Overwatch event, is returning for a second year of festivities. The Summer Games event offers new and returning character cosmetics as well as the Lucioball Arcade mode, a soccer-style arena competition played exclusively with Lucio. Unlike the 2016 event, the 2017 Summer Games will introduce for...

Overwatch Doomfist Hero Revealed, Now In Testing

By : Ryan Cox | Fri, Jul 7, 2017

[UPDATE 7/27] Doomfist is now available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4! Let the battle commence… Play Doomfist now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One! Learn more @ https://t.co/JCSkZJGOzc pic.twitter.com/votpqA5HPR — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) July 27, 2017 Overwatch’s long-awaited Doomfist hero has been revealed and is currently playable...

Twitch and Blizzard Sign Streaming Deal

By : James Glaze | Wed, Jun 21, 2017

For the next two years, all major Blizzard eSports events will be streamed exclusively on Twitch.  Twitch beat out competitors like Google’s Youtube Gaming and Microsoft’s Mixer.  This is huge news for both eSports fans and competitors as it can sometimes be confusing as where gaming competitions are being streamed. With the Twitch/Blizzard...

Overwatch Lunar Colony Map and Character Changes Now in Testing

By : Ryan Cox | Thu, Jun 1, 2017

Blizzard’s Overwatch development team recently launched the Overwatch Anniversary event, which introduced new cosmetic loot box items, new features, and three new Arcade maps. Just recently, the Overwatch team has unveiled the newest upcoming addition to the popular shooter. The newest addition to the game is Lunar Colony, an Assault map set...

New Maps Coming To Overwatch

By : James Glaze | Thu, May 18, 2017

Blizzard is set to release 3 new Overwatch Arena Maps during the upcoming Anniversary event which starts Tuesday May 23rd and will conclude June 12th.  It was speculated that a new map would be tied to the event, yet nothing had been confirmed until today.  Check out the teaser below. Here's a sneak peek at three new ARENA MAPS coming soon to...

Blizzard Has Big Plans and Big Costs for Overwatch eSports

By : Jason Segalla | Wed, May 10, 2017

In the Activision Blizzard Q1 earnings call, President and CEO Bobby Kotick made clear his company’s ambitious goals for their upcoming Overwatch League, referencing NFL and NBA level viewership and revenue in comparison. Speaking of the league scheduled to debut in Q3 2017, Kotick stated that “the competitions [Activision Blizzard is] creating...

Overwatch Loot Box Probabilities Publicly Released

By : Ryan Cox | Wed, May 10, 2017

Due to new legal regulations in China for online game transactions, Blizzard and many other gaming publishers have publicly released the drop rates for in-game loot boxes and random item drops. According to their announcement, these are the Overwatch loot box probabilities for players who purchase the micro-transaction crates that reward in-game items....