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Logging into Overwatch this week will bag you five loot boxes

As was the case with last year's festive week, players logging into Overwatch between December 25 and January 1 will receive five free loot boxes, in conjunction with the Winter Wonderland event.All you need do is boot up the arena-shooter,...

 
 
 
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The Art of Overwatch compendium out now

Overwatch's popularity is in no small part related to its bright, colourful and fun cast of heroes (and anti-heroes). The roster and surrounding universe of Blizzard's arena-shooter has helped to make the game a smash hit worldwide, as well...

 
 
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Overwatch comic tapestry creeps out for Halloween

Last year, Overwatch celebrated Halloween with a tie-in issue of its free digital comic, wherein Reinhardt regaled the crew with a creepy fireside tale of malevolent scientist Dr. Jamison Junkenstein and his monstrous creation.This year, in...

 
 
 
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Internet swoons over Overwatch Mercy's concept art

I'm sulking. I'm sulking because apparently some folk have received their The Art of Overwatch tomes already and I'm sitting here with no Art of Overwatch tome (which releases next week). Regardless, lucky owners are already sharing pics of...

 
 
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Destiny 2 gets PC launch trailer, removes troublesome emote

Activision have released a new trailer to drive up the hype for the PC release of intergalactic RPG sequel Destiny 2, which launched on consoles in September to a positive reception.In related news, the amusing emote "Bureaucratic Walk" has...

 
 
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Overwatch's Halloween event returns!

For the next three weeks (from October 10 to November 1), the terror of scrambling for 3,000 credits strikes back in Overwatch! The latest Halloween event will feature fifty new seasonal items, including: Eight new legendary skins such as a...

 
 
 
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Monstrous new Overwatch Halloween skins leaked

According to a Reddit post, a slip up on Facebook caused some Overwatch advertisement pop-ups to appear a little earlier than planned, revealing a few of the brand new scary skins ahead of Tuesday's Halloween Terror 2017 event. They look pr...

 
 
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You'll soon be able to 'appear offline' in Battle.net

At long last, Blizzard is almost ready to roll out an option for users to appear offline in the Battle.net desktop app. The coveted feature is currently in testing (you can switch to the beta build by opening the app settings and clicking t...

 
 
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New Overwatch comic witnesses Zarya vs. Sombra

The latest issue of the fun Overwatch comic series is now available to read online, the fifteenth in the series of very short stories, each concerning a roster member or two from the colourful heroes and villains of Blizzard's arena-shooter...

 
 
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Toxic Overwatch players are making Jeff Kaplan sad

"Toxic behaviour" is the troublesome gremlin of modern video games, particularly when it comes to online play (in fact, it's almost entirely attributable). In team-based games the fallout, both against and among team members can be pretty d...

 
 
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Blizzard recruits two more Overwatch teams at $20m each

Blizzard continues its steadfast recruitment drive to expand Overwatch as a global esport. Despite the shocking cost to secure a placement, Blizzard have just succeeded in bringing in two more teams.ESPN is reporting that deals have been si...

 
 
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What goes into the Overwatch animated shorts?

One of the Overwatch community's most eagerly anticipated events, apart from character nerfs, free loot boxes and whichever new character they've recently fallen in love with, is the release of a new short movie, each giving a little histor...

 
 
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Blizzard alters 'culturally insensitive' Overwatch sign

Blizzard has recently made a small adjustment to the new map "Junkertown" in their hugely-popular multiplayer shooter Overwatch.The map, situated in the explosive Junkrat's native Australia, previously featured a neon-sign above a grotty lo...

 
 
 
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Overwatch Seasons undergoing changes in new update

In a new developer update video, Jeff Kaplan has outlined some experimental changes that will be implemented in the next season of Blizzard's shooter juggernaut Overwatch.First, the season is being shortened from three months to two. This i...

 
 
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We liked the name Battle.net so much that it's coming back

Branding is a funny thing. Sometimes bad but established branding is clearly better than good but new branding. Never discount the power of nostalgia, especially in a time when it's responsible for truckloads of reboots every year. We want ...

 
 
 
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More free Overwatch loot for Twitch Prime users

[UPDATE: Upon further investigation, the "Five free loot boxes" code can only be obtained at the link below from August 10. Including the accidental dead link when this news first went live I made two errors here. The article has been updat...

 
 
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Moustache powers unleashed in Heroes of the Storm

The moustache has become a hot topic since the news that actor Henry Cavill must have his digitally removed for Justice League reshoots. Now it seems that the lads and lasses of Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm might be next in need of a digi...

 
 
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You can now link your Blizzard account with Destiny 2

I remember an era before Battle.net existed, and now, we're in an age where it's dead. Playing Diablo over a 56K modem was rough, so when Diablo II arrived with a fully featured Battle.net infrastructure, it was an unreal upg...

 
 
 
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The Battle.net launcher has become 'the Blizzard app'

The Battle.net URL will live on in our browsers, but the app itself has undergone a name change. Now, when accessing your desktop Blizzard games, you'll go through the "Blizzard" launcher. The company updated the application this week with ...

 
 




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