A free giveaway leaks a little bit early.
The hero pool experiment is being rolled back.
Coming to any physical game with "loot boxes, gacha games, item or card packs, prize wheels, treasure chests, and more."
On Tuesday, the blue-faced bot finally makes the roster.
It's impacting everything from World of Warcraft to Call of Duty: Warzone.
Blizzard is experimenting with a little more damage.
Now the league's Chinese and Korean games need rescheduling.
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The Overwatch team is taking a firmer grip of the wheel with some new modes.
Other esports events have recently been postponed in the country.
The Overwatch League and more will stream exclusively with Google.
"We agree on the problems. That's the important thing."
Pressure is mounting for government regulation of loot boxes.
Kaplan says not letting Overwatch "die on the vine" took some convincing.
The wayward company has a chance to set its tone for the future, for better or worse.
We may have just learned who Overwatch's next hero is and what WoW's next expansion is called.
It'll have hero talents and an actual story.
The Nintendo New York event has been abruptly cancelled.
Supporters are making fan art of Mei supporting the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.
Motion controls are back in fashion.
It's another step in an ongoing escalation of regulatory involvement in games.
Blizzard is also "excited" about cross-play, but you shouldn't expect it any time soon.
From Overwatch to Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, here's a recap of all the announcements.
The living, fleeting embodiment of the :eyes: emoji.
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Several publishers are set to disclose odds by 2020 at the latest.
In the battles of Overwatch, he's a real footsoldier.
I guess one mad scientist was not enough for Talon.
Only one of the original co-founders is left now.
Mike Morhaime is now free to talk about his time at Blizzard.
It's StarCraft: Ghost all over again.
The bill defines microtransactions and loot boxes, but questions remain.
The newly introduced bill could end up affecting more than just loot boxes.
The convention is expanding this year, and so are some ticket prices.
The new support hero is leaving the PTR.
Baptiste's abilities and ultimate explained.
Baptiste will either hurt you or help you, but not both.
Activision Blizzard announces record profits, then promptly lays off 800 employees.
Efforts will be going into stabilizing existing franchises.
Dramatic job losses after a difficult year.
The city of lights and love.
The pig symbolizes a love of life and entertainment.
A false identity splits the Overwatch esports scene.
Blizzard reveals another important bit of backstory outside of the game.
How will this change the company?
"What happened on the official Korean stream was inappropriate."
Overwatch's newest hero is live on the Overwatch PTR.
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More teams, longer breaks. Sound good?
Now you can really have some Lucio-Oh's.
World of Warcraft executive producer steps into the role.
Soon you can build your own payload, probably.
Gain access to two months of original video content.
The new map features three separate locations which teams must fight for control of.
Overwatch's LEGO sets are coming soon, and if you step on Reaper, he'll laugh at your pain.
Whether it's coming over is another matter.
Two years later, the Summer Games from Rio live on.
Try out all the heroes on 18 maps.
A bonus Overwatch reward for Twitch Prime members.
Something fluffy this way comes.
Blizzard Entertainment and Disney are teaming up to bring Overwatch League to a bigger audience.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation benefits from your love of Overwatch skins.
See what happens when Overwatch's new Wrecking Ball Hero falls to his death.
Look at his little cheeks.
Hammond offers something a little unique and he's really, really cute.
A new developer update video reveals a new role, private profiles and more.
Don't get your hopes up for either.
Just when you thought you'd bought all the Overwatch tat you ever needed. Can't wait to get that Brickitte set.
The limited-time skin will cost $15.
Get a feel for Rialto's charming streets before they fill with blood.
Blizzard discreetly adds a competitive season to a fan-favorite Arcade mode.
A new PvE mode, another map, and lots more goodies join Blizzard's popular shooter for the new Archives event.
Southern California gets its annual Blizzard
Blackwatch reporting for duty.
Live, die, repeat Tracer's first mission.
The controversial player is cutting ties with the Texas Overwatch team.
Puppies reign from above.
Another free Overwatch weekend descends.
Year of the dog is a pretty good year for skins.
A long-awaited feature is dropped into Overwatch without any fanfare.
[Update: It looks like she might be joining the Overwatch League as its first female pro-player.]
Capture the flag has also been revamped.
Mark your calendars for February 8.
Goodbye Mercy, I hardly knew ye.
Toxicity is public enemy number one for Blizzard's Overwatch team.
Beware the bad cat bearing a grudge, especially if she's armed.
Ahead of Blizzard World's launch next week, Overwatch is rolling out teasers of the other new content joining the game as well.
The upcoming cosmetic update will feature these cute little guys.
Matches kick off the evening of January 10, streaming on Twitch.
Rep your favorite OWL team just in time for the big debut season.
Mercy is subject to yet another nerf in the PTR, and players are divided.
Blizzard is looking to work with vehicles for its new project.
New skins, new arcade modes, new holiday cheer.
A separate currency will help ensure the proper proceeds go to the teams.
Belgium's Gaming Commission has reached a conclusion on loot boxes.
Play the game for free, then get it for cheap on Black Friday.
The shadowy figure has been here all along.
Blizzard also revealed special Blizzard-themed skins to celebrate the new BlizzardWorld map.
Dude looks straight up like Chris Hemsworth.
Overwatch news galore at BlizzCon 2017.
Destiny 2 is live on battle.net
Witch Mercy is the real big bad of Overwatch's Halloween universe.
Is it a new Overwatch title, or something else?
Please stop praying for Mercy, she's too strong.
Overwatch celebrates Halloween once again this year.
Square Enix will focus on games as services.
The Overwatch League is all but ready for a 2018 launch.
Xbox One players with bad reputations will now be muted in the in-game voice chat. Also, Junkertown joins the official map rotation, along with Mercy and D.Va's hero-altering changes.
Blizzard says a lot of time and resources are being used on players who don't want to control themselves.
The Blizzard Arena LA will host the Overwatch League later this year.
You could be the king, but watch the Queen conquer.
Big new updates to both Overwatch and the PTR today.
Nothin' like the coffee mugs of dead colleagues for a dose of environmental storytelling!
Better matchmaking, better rankings, and less punishment for decay.
D.Va is set for some big changes in the next Overatch PTR.
See you later Junk Cowboy.
Who is the Junkertown Queen?
Play the new Deathmatch mode in the Overwatch PTR right now.
It's patch day, but things aren't necessarily smooth sailing.
After a month, Doomfist is now available for everyone.
Full salary and benefits for League players.
The webcomic teases new locales and unfamiliar characters as well.
A new behind-the-scenes video dives deep into Doomfist's design.
Cheetahs can't outrun the laws of wild cat spots.
The skins and other drops are finally live.
Seven teams kick off Blizzard's attempt to make eSports operate like live sports.
It's getting pretty heated in the Overwatch forums.
Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Seoul will field Overwatch teams.
Sorry, Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans.
The Summer Games Event is likely returning too, though that was already noted.
RIP, stylish D.Va jersey dreams.
Take better video clips, get less duplicate items. Win-win.
Outside of Blizzard themselves that is.
Plus, some Heroes of the Storm-barred skins join lootboxes.
It's not like E3 starts on Saturday this year or anything.
More like "Moon of the Apes" am I right?
The gorillas are on the loose... in space!
Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan weighs in on the Loot Box controversy.
Here's to hoping D.Va and Lucio are finally given some spotlight.
Three new maps that will expand existing Overwatch levels.
Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan explains the reasoning behind First Strike's cancellation.
Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan answers some of the biggest questions in the game.
Relish in the art of Blizzard's almost-one-year-old shooter.
Dataminers have uncovered a trove of information regarding a potential Overwatch anniversary event.
New reports highlight ongoing negotiations with Overwatch's esports division.
Blizzard's pouring even more resources into their golden child, Overwatch.
Too bad about 90 percent of 'em are duplicates though.
Heroes of the Storm adds Genji to the cast and gives Zarya a Genji makeover.
If you're like more aiming choices on console Overwatch, Blizzard has you covered.
The next Overwatch event goes live tomorrow and a leaked trailer shows off the new skins.
The Overwatch: Uprising motion comic points to new skins for Genji, Tracer, Torbjorn, and more.
The event coming April 11 will have new skins and more for King's Row Uprising.
Overwatch game director admits that perhaps the team might slow down on hero development.
Blizzard Entertainment has to give Overwatch's latest tank a few more tweaks before setting her live.
Overwatch offers a new barrier tank to compete with Reinhardt's massive shield.
Pokemon GO, Inside, and No Man's Sky took home awards, too.
Today Blizzard posted a mock interview with a mysterious new character, and we think it could be tied to the origins for a new hero.
Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan puts a long-running rumor to sleep.
Twitch offers its 2016 year-in-review.
The first of many potential Overwatch Nendoroid and Figmas is announced.
Blizzard Entertainment is letting Overwatch players create custom games.
Blizzard Entertainment opens up the WoW Token to other Battle.net titles.
The little omnic that could is getting beefed up in the future.
The fan debate rages on over the true body type of Overwatch's Mei.
You can get those shiny Year of the Rooster loot boxes right now!
A leaked trailer highlights Capture The Flag and new skins for Mei, Junkrat, Mercy, Reinhardt, Winston, and more.
Blizzard teases new skins inspired by the Chinese New Year.
Blizzard Entertainment previews the next Overwatch map, nestled in the Arabian Desert.
More seasonal events, more maps, and more heroes are coming to Overwatch next year.
The latest Overwatch comic shows off a previously-unmentioned side of its flagship character.
Nutcracker Zenyatta, Santa Mei, and Reindeer Roadhog headline the new skins for Ovewatch's holiday update.
In today's Developer Update, game director Jeff Kaplan outlines a more aggressive Symmetra.
Overwatch is getting an entire professional eSports league and infrastructure.
The stealthy attacker and Overwatch's worst kept secret has finally been revealed.
Skylanders: Academy on Netflix is apparently doing well and Activision Blizzard Studios is tentatively moving forward.
Players just got a new Skill Rating system, but Blizzard isn't satisfied with its digital sorting hat.
If you're willing to hunt down the loot boxes, your favorite Overwatch characters can get in the Halloween spirit.
The least-used character in Blizzard's competitive shooter is due for some big changes in November.
Blizzard's team-based shooter gets a major update as Competitive Play Season 2 begins.
The first new map for Overwatch has been revealed.
Blizzard feels the Season 1 ranking system is a bit unclear for current players.
Blizzard is celebrating the Summer Olympics with new additions to Overwatch.
Blizzard reveals the next character in the Overwatch roster.
A tease points to the rumored Sombra being the next new character in Overwatch.
Blizzard and Facebook team up to bring Facebook integration to Blizzard titles.
Blizzard's team-based shooter kicks off with a successful launch.
A Blizzard dev admits it's hard teaching a computer to find the most awesome play of a match.
Blizzard is reworking the game mode based on previous feedback.
Blizzard isn't selling additional heroes or maps for Overwatch, even though we've been conditioned to expect them.
Blizzard surprises with team-based multiplayer shooter.