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Blizzard Announces the Overwatch Champion Series as the Future of Overwatch Esports

Blizzard released a new blog update this week outlining the future of Overwatch esports following last year's discontinuation of the Overwatch League.


BlizzCon 2023's Opening Ceremony Live Blog - Keeping Up With All Of Today's Big Announcements

BlizzCon 2023 is upon us as the venerable MMO developer is poised to shower fans with announcements for Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Diablo, and others. You can check out the Opening Ceremony here and follow along with all the big announcements made in Anaheim today.


Could Overwatch Succeed as an MMORPG?

From the ashes of the canned MMO Project Titan, Blizzard's PvP hero shooter Overwatch has captivated audiences since its initial launch. However, the biggest what if that surrounds the game is whether it could have worked as an MMO.


Activision Blizzard Q2 2023 Finacials: Diablo 4 Sees 10 Million Players In June, Posts Blizzard's First $1B Quarter

Activision Blizzard released their Q2 2023 financials this morning, and while it's not all rosy for the company, there are some pretty big milestones for the publisher, namely surrounding the release of Diablo 4.


Blizzard's Year End Recap: BlizzCon Returns in 2023, and New IP Survival Game Continues Development

Blizzard's Mike Ybarra shared a year-end recap, with info that BlizzCon will be returning in 2023, hiring changes, and development on the new IP survival game continues.


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.