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UPDATED: Blizzard Holds Long Downtime To Continue Addressing Overwatch 2 Issues, As Kiriko Short Film Debuts

Blizzard held an extended downtime to continue to address Overwatch 2 server stability, queues, and login issues. Other issues, like missing items and incorrectly locked Heroes are also happening.


UPDATED: Overwatch 2 Officially Live Today, Free-To-Play On PC, PlayStation, Xbox And Nintendo Switch

Overwatch 2 has risen from the ashes of 2016's first Overwatch installment, making the transition from regularly priced multiplayer hero shooter to free-to-play hero shooter in 2022. The new launch from Blizzard has been long in the making, and is now live on every major platform for free.


Overwatch Is Halting Loot Box Sales Next Month, Launches Anniversary Event Today

Overwatch is sunsetting a feature that it helped define since its launch in 2016: loot boxes. Next month, after the conclusion of the current anniversary event, loot boxes will no longer be purchasable.


Blizzard Reveals More About Overwatch 2's New Ping System

Blizzard has revealed details about the upcoming player communication option, the ping system coming to Overwatch 2.


Overwatch League Season Returns to In-Person Competition in May, But Sponsorships May Be Slow to Return

Overwatch League play is set to return to in-person competition for the first time in two years this May. A new report suggests that sponsorships may be taking time to return too.


Overwatch 2 PvP Beta Signups Open, Will Start in Late April, Game Director Pledges Better Communication

Blizzard is taking signups for Overwatch 2's first PvP beta beginning in late April. The PvP mode will go to testing first, as Game Director Aaron Keller promises more frequent development updates.


Keeping a Promise, McCree Renamed to Cole Cassidy in Overwatch Next Week

While the complicated ongoing legal situation facing Activision Blizzard continues, one promise from the company is soon to come true. The character of McCree in Overwatch finally has a new name, Cole Cassidy, which will go live next week. 


Blizzard Is Renaming Overwatch's McCree

Overwatch's gunslinger McCree is being renamed, according to a statement earlier today from Blizzard's Overwatch team.


More High Profile Developers Out At Activision Blizzard Including Diablo 4 Director, Jesse McCree

Yesterday it was confirmed that more high-profile developers are no longer working at Blizzard in the wake of the ongoing lawsuit circling the game studio. These departures include Diablo 4's Director Luis Barriga, World of Warcraft designer Jonatha LeCraft and lead designer and Overwatch hero namesake Jesse McCree.


Blizzard's July 'From the Vault' Drop Today Features New Gear and Collectibles

A new month means a new Blizzard drop "From the Vault." This month's offerings include new gear, new collectibles, and more. Read on for details.


Overwatch Is Getting Cross-Play, But Not Cross-Progression

Overwatch is getting a substaintial update that will hopefully have a positive effect on game queues, as the team at Blizzard announced today that the hero shooter is getting cross play between PC and consoles. However, for those hoping for cross-progression, that will not be happening.


Overwatch Fifth Anniversary AMA Reveals Info on Potential Ping System, Overwatch 2 Cross-Platform Progression, More

As part of the fifth anniversary of Overwatch, the team took to Reddit in an AMA answering the community's questions about virtually everything. This included the current state of the game, its history, in addition to recent announcements.


Overwatch Original Concept Art Available as Part of Anniversary

Blizzard has released some Overwatch original concept art print as the hero shooter celebrates its 5th anniversary this month.


Jeff Kaplan Has Left Blizzard, Aaron Keller Takes Over As Overwatch's New Game Director

Earlier today Blizzard announced that Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch's game director since launch, has left the company. Where Jeff is headed is unclear, but we do know who is stepping into his role within Overwatch, Aaron Keller.


BlizzConline 2021 Is Now Live - Watch Here

BlizzConline 2021 is now live, giving fans an insight into what Blizzard is planning for their franchises for the next year, as well as celebrating 30 years of Blizzard.