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Overwatch Crosses 30 Million Players

Overwatch Crosses 30 Million Players Since launching in May of 2016, the user count for the team-based shooter Overwatch has steadily grown, with Blizzard now revealing that the game has surpassed a whopping 30 million players.This particular development in the title’s user base shows a huge leap in regular gamers givng the release a go, as it was just January of this year that the publisher and developer announced that the FPS had hit 25 million registered players.

Not Even Excellent Outfits Can Save Overwatch Pros From Other Team's Genji

Not Even Excellent Outfits Can Save Overwatch Pros From Other Team's Genji While other Overwatch teams go with the standard “we wear jerseys basically all the time” look (aka “the Kevin Smith”), KongDoo’s players prefer to snazz it up.Despite the sharp new look, however, KongDoo couldn’t quite pull off a win in their first match of OGN’s APEX season three.

Top 32 Countries For The Overwatch World Cup 2017 Confirmed

Top 32 Countries For The Overwatch World Cup 2017 Confirmed After a month of fiercely fought Competitive Play matches all around the world, Blizzard has tallied up the Skill Ratings of all participating players and confirmed the final 32 countries for the 2017 Overwatch World Cup.Each country’s rank for the event was then calculated by averaging the Skill Rating of each country’s top 100 players, and it was from this pool that the final 32 countries were picked.

Blizzard on Starcraft I: “We Just Threw a Bunch of Crap at the Wall”

Blizzard on Starcraft I: “We Just Threw a Bunch of Crap at the Wall” According to some of the crew who worked on the original Starcraft game, the creative process to come up with those ideas was less structured than you might expect.In a recent blog post from Blizzard, 90s Blizzard art director Samwise Didier explained what it was like coming up with the original concepts for the Zerg and the other races in the original Starcraft.

Overwatch Uprising Event Ends Abruptly, Blizzard Re-Enables

Overwatch Uprising Event Ends Abruptly, Blizzard Re-Enables The Uprising event, which includes the co-op Uprising Brawl, the accompanying all-hero Arcade mode, and the exclusive Uprising Loot Boxes filled with unique skins, will go offline at 5:00pm PT May 2.Here’s the text of Blizzard’s letter,  posted on the official Overwatch forums: “Earlier this evening, our Overwatch Uprising event ended earlier than intended.

Hearthstone Hits 70 Million Players, Gives Out Free Packs to Celebrate

Hearthstone Hits 70 Million Players, Gives Out Free Packs to Celebrate Now, the studio has announced that the game has amassed a player base of 70 million people.Even taking into account that Hearthstone is a free-to-play game, that’s a pretty astounding figure.

Blizzard Celebrates 70 Million Hearthstone Users With Free Card Pack Giveaway

Blizzard Celebrates 70 Million Hearthstone Users With Free Card Pack Giveaway As of today, 70 million players have tried out the card battle game across all platforms.“As our way of saying thanks, starting today through the end of May, everyone who logs in will receive three free Journey to Un’Goro card packs.

Overwatch Pro Sets Up Surprise Attack By Balancing Winston On A Roof

Overwatch Pro Sets Up Surprise Attack By Balancing Winston On A Roof In a recent APEX season three match against CB Spirit, Janus jumped onto a roof near Volskaya’s first capture point.In this case, he managed to catch CB Spirit by surprise and knock off their Zenyatta before they even knew what hit them (hint: neither bird nor plane, but MOON APE).

Guy Finds StarCraft Source Code And Returns It To Blizzard, Gets Free Trip To BlizzCon

Guy Finds StarCraft Source Code And Returns It To Blizzard, Gets Free Trip To BlizzCon Last month, Reddit user Khemist49 made a truly unlikely find: a gold master source code disc of the original StarCraft.He was shocked at what he saw—a CD-R that read “StarCraft Gold Master Source Code.

Blizzard Fan Returns StarCraft Source Code and Gets Free Trip To BlizzCon

Blizzard Fan Returns StarCraft Source Code and Gets Free Trip To BlizzCon Given the magnitude with which StarCraft influenced modern gaming, it makes sense that Blizzard would want to preserve the original game as best as it can.Luckily for the company – and one extremely fortunate fan – the StarCraft Gold Master Source Code has been found in a “box of Blizzard stuff” one Reddit user bought on eBay.

Wall-Climbing Abilities Tweaked in Latest Overwatch PTR Update

Wall-Climbing Abilities Tweaked in Latest Overwatch PTR Update Blizzard has released the latest update for its enormously popular hero shooter Overwatch, which is available now for PC players via the Public Test Realm.Among a host of fixes and tweaks, the patch makes a couple of changes to the way certain characters utilize their wall-climbing abilities.

Rumor: Overwatch Getting New Game Mode and Three Maps This Month

Rumor: Overwatch Getting New Game Mode and Three Maps This Month Many are expecting Blizzard to do something special for the game’s one year anniversary on May 24th, and if Reddit user and supposed Blizzard QA tester OverwatchOneYearLeak is to be believed, May 24th will bring with it a brand new game mode and three new maps.According to OverwatchOneYearLeak, Overwatch‘s three new maps will consist of one new escort map, a new 3v3 map, and then a third map built with the new game mode in mind.

Rumor: Overwatch’s Mercy is Getting An Insane Buff

Rumor: Overwatch’s Mercy is Getting An Insane Buff A few months ago, Blizzard buffed Overwatch‘s popular healer character Mercy by making her invincible when she is using her Resurrect Ultimate ability.Out of all the leaks by OverwatchOneYearLeak, this one may be the most difficult to believe.

Rumor: Overwatch’s Next Three Heroes Leaked, Doomfist is First Up

Rumor: Overwatch’s Next Three Heroes Leaked, Doomfist is First Up According to a new leak from an online user who claims to be a Blizzard employee, the popular FPS has big plans for its next three heroes.According to the user, the next three heroes introduced to the game will be Doomfist, Bria, and Ivon.

Overwatch is the Fastest-Growing Franchise for Blizzard

Overwatch is the Fastest-Growing Franchise for Blizzard Not too long ago, it was revealed that the landmark of 30 million players for Overwatch had been hit in the course of its first year of availability, and now, according to Activision Blizzard’s first-quarter earnings call for 2017, the company has officially declared the team-based shooter is Blizzard’s fastest growing franchise to date.Not only is this announcement founded on the game’s registered user base, but also it has received the title of “fastest-growing franchise” due to having made over $1 billion in revenue, making the shooter Activision Blizzard’s eighth billion-dollar franchise in its portfolio.

Blizzard Reveals Overwatch Loot Box Odds In China

Blizzard Reveals Overwatch Loot Box Odds In China Overwatch loot boxes feel like goddamn Christmas to open.Then a bunch of garbage spills out, and you feel like a jackass.

Blizzard Reveals Overwatch Loot Box Rates

Blizzard Reveals Overwatch Loot Box Rates A new law in China that was passed on May 1, however, might take away just a little of the casino-lite appeal of loot boxes, as Blizzard has now been forced to reveal Overwatch‘s loot box rates.According to a report from Blizzard, Overwatch‘s loot box odds are as follows: on average, every 5.

<b>Blizzard</b> – South Korea office to have rival Riot Games as neighbour

<b>Blizzard</b> – South Korea office to have rival Riot Games as neighbour Blizzard Korea will be moving to its new office within Parnas Tower over the next few months to accommodate its aggressive expansion.Located above Samseong Station within the affluent Gangnam area, Blizzard will have rivals Riot Games as coincidental same-tower neighbors.