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Guide: It shouldn't take too long to earn the new Overwatch rewards in Heroes of the Storm

It's an exciting albeit overwhelming week for Heroes of the Storm -- especially if you're an Overwatch fan. Aside from new character reveals (D.Va!) and introductions (Genji!), and the game's far-reaching 2.0 launch (expect to get a ton of ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch lead says 'six maps' being worked on, three will probably be released this year

In addition to a few vague 'experiments' that he eluded to in a forum post, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan notes that there are "six maps" in development, and that three of them will likely hit by the end of this year. Kaplan says that...   read

 
 

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The next Blizzard legend to enter Heroes of the Storm is D.Va

Today during the Heroes of the Storm 2.0 livestream as part of the opening day festivities, Blizzard announced a brand new upcoming hero --D.Va. She'll follow Genji, who launched today with 2.0, along with the 20 free hero promotion and the...   read

 
 
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Overwatch pro ends career with stream of racial slurs

Overwatch pro Matt "Dellor" Vaughn has been dropped by Toronto Esports after the release of the above video, wherein Vaughn, angry at an online opponent, proceeds to scream at the top of his lungs (mind your computer volume level) and then...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's new PvE mode Uprising should stick around

Overwatch debuted another limited-time co-op mode this week called Uprising. If you haven't tried it yet, you should! I got a few rounds in last night and came away more convinced than ever that Blizzard should continue down this path and, ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Uprising event kicks off today

If I had a piggy bank full of Overwatch credits, I'd be fetching a comically oversized hammer right about now. The game's Uprising event begins today, and with it comes character skins, emotes, and other cosmetic rewards I desperately want...   read

 
 
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Our world is worth fighting for now that Nendoroid Mei's in it

We saw that Nendoroid Mei was coming at New York Toy Fair (along with Mercy and a figma Genji). Good Smile Company has recently announced that pre-orders are opening for Mei, starting today and going until May 15.   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Uprising event should be a good one

Ahead of a planned full reveal and release tomorrow, a trailer for the next Overwatch event inadvertently popped up today. Aside from lots of alluring and surely bank-breaking new skins (check the gallery!), the update will bring a mode not...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's latest comic has more hints for the new event

With today's Overwatch comic, Blizzard looks to the past to drop clues about the next major update. The free web comic, Uprising, ties in neatly to the recent tease about the "King's Row Uprising" mission archive becoming declassified on Ap...   read

 
 
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Blizzard wins case against programmer for Overwatch cheats

Last year, Blizzard decided to take a German programmer by the name of Bossland to court for "copyright infringement." Its claim was that Bossland's cheat program, Watchover Tyrant, demonstrated unfair competition and was in violation of th...   read

 
 


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Blizzard is building up to the next Overwatch event

What's this? An incoming Overwatch event? Blizzard is teasing a mysterious something for April 11, and with key points like "King's Row Uprising" and "Entered into record 7 years ago," it's hard not to be curious about what's in store for ...   read

 
 
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Blizzard's latest Overwatch statue is Widowmaker

Blizzard has already done statues for Tracer and Reaper, and up next, it's Widowmaker. Pre-orders are now open for the 13.5-inch Overwatch statue ahead of a planned Q3 2017 ship date. Not that it's cheap, but at $150, this isn't quite the w...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's long haul approach is fantastic: Director hints at map editor

As they've proven over the course of the past few decades on PC, Blizzard supports their games long term -- whether it's by way of more content, or just compatibility patches. I fully expect Overwatch to be around for a long time, and ...   read

 
 
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Orisa is off limits in Overwatch's competitive mode for a week

It's not unusual to see a new character, in say, a MOBA, disabled from the roster until a week after their launch. As a lot of developers recognize, it can be jarring, jumping into a competitive mindset and having players first-pick the new...   read

 
 
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Lucio is getting some big changes, Overwatch team wants less draws

A new PTR build is live for Overwatch, and it includes some big changes for Lucio. I'm hesitant to call them outright nerfs as a frequent Lucio player, but time will tell what it'll do to his win and pickrate. In short, his sonic amplifier ...   read

 
 
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Take a closer look at Nendoroid Tracer

Whenever a Nendoroid goes up for pre-order, there's a good chance Good Smile Company's Kahotan will preview it. Today, Tracer gets her turn in front of Kahotan's MacBook!   read

 
 
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Overwatch on the Switch? Game's director says it would be 'very challenging'

Overwatch's director Jeff Kaplan has a penchant for being very open with the game's community from the start. He might not say everything you want him to (especially in regards to balancing), but he typically fields questions all over, from...   read

 
 
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Orisa will arrive in Overwatch on March 21 on all platforms

After stating that Orisa needed a little more time in the Overwatch PTR to test out, she now has a date -- March 21. She'll hit all platforms at the same time, so you won't need to wait longer on PS4 or Xbox One. That level of parity i...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's newest comic is all about Bastion

Blizzard has managed to turn Overwatch into a cross-media project without it ever seeming obnoxious. From the short films that rival Pixar in quality to the comic book series rife with many talented artists with different styles, it al...   read

 
 
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Blizzard flip flops on the Ana nerf in Overwatch, takes away a big Zenyatta change

As we know the PTR is a fickle thing, and so are the whims of users against the design intentions of a game's creators. Overwatch's team, even for Blizzard, is more open to suggestions from the community than the average project, and i...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Orisa will take 'slightly longer' to hit consoles than prior heroes

It didn't take long at all for Blizzard to reveal Orisa, the latest Overwatch hero, but remaining patient for her to trot into the live game hasn't been quite so easy. While curious PC players have had time to experiment with the barrier-sl...   read

 
 
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Ana gets a pretty hefty nerf in an upcoming Overwatch test patch

Ana has dominated the Overwatch scene for a while, but that may change when the next round of PTR changes hit (as a reminder, the PTR, or Public Test Region, is where the dev team tests their changes before they go live mostly for bugs...   read

 
 
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Overwatch: Orisa overview

Overwatch's newest member Orisa hit Blizzard's public test realm earlier this morning. I've been testing out the bot, and it seems like she'll be a great addition to the team. Read on and I'll go over her loadout and abilities.   read

 
 
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Overwatch's newest hero is a tank named Orisa

Compared to the drawn-out reveal for Sombra, Blizzard's unveil for Overwatch's 24th hero, Orisa, is a pleasant surprise. We were only just trying to piece together her place in the fiction, and here she is! Orisa was created by Efi Oladele...   read

 
 
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Today's Overwatch update adds the Game Browser

I know we're antsy for a new hero, but today's update for Overwatch on PC and consoles deals with the promised Game Browser and tweaks to characters like Bastion and Roadhog, among other changes. This video tells you most everything you ne...   read

 
 


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