Posts Tagged ‘Blizzard’

Symmetra getting two ultimates in huge Overwatch buff

In Overwatch news, we’ve known that a big change was due for Symmetra’s character since the designers told us so. But today we learned what those changes are – she’s going to be the first character to have two ultimate abilities. When it’s ready, the player will be able to choose between her usual teleporter or a shiny new shield generator, providing powerful shields to all allies in its radius. There’s more on the why and how of this, as well as details of other big changes, in a developer update by designer Jeff Kaplan. You’ll find that lurking below.
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Blizzard’s Overwatch League Will Start Next Year

Blizzard is capitalizing on the huge success of Overwatch [official site] by launching a new eSports league. The Overwatch League aims to give every Overwatch player a chance to rise in the rankings and have a chance to join a pro team while avoiding some of the pitfalls that have plagued other eSports leagues in recent years. Read the rest of this entry »

Overwatch Hero: Sombra’s Skills Revealed In Animation

The newest hero of Overwatch [official site], a Mexican hacker called Sombra, has finally been revealed at Blizzcon 2016 after a long-winded ARG and lots of speculation. Her skills are frighteningly disruptive, including the ability to go invisible, temporarily stop enemies from using their own abilities and destroy enemies barriers and shields. Come and look at all the skills in detail, as well as a new animated short to celebrate her entrance into Overwatch’s camp world of lovely misfits.
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Beelzebabble: Diablo 4 Rumours Abound

Update: David Brevik has since tweeted that he’s not involved in any Diablo projects at the moment. That’s why you should never listen to gossip.

Alice is away today, so I’m posting a rumour. She’ll be SO MAD when she gets back! Anyway, rumours are circulating that Blizzard might be about to announce Diablo 4 at next month’s Blizzcon. Each rumour on its own is piss-weak, but together they seem to point in that sort of direction. Or perhaps to a big expansion for Diablo 3 [official site]. Or they’re just mucking around to make everyone feel silly. Fortunately I’ve now laced this post with enough doubt and cynicism to excuse myself from concern.

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Overwatch’s Plans For Symmetra And New Gamemodes

Overwatch [official site], aka The MOBA Where The Camera Is Lodged In Your Head, is in a permanent state of flux. The creators at Blizzard consistently fiddle with every little thing like a gang of fussy monks micromanaging a Zen garden. Latest on their list of tiny stones to shift are the power and abilities of Symmetra, a hero who can place small turrets which slow and hurt the enemy as well as deploy a useful teleporter. We knew they wanted to change something about her but director Jeff Kaplan has now expanded (if only a little) on what that does and doesn’t mean. He also chats about the enticing possibility of new game modes.

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Overwatch Open Winners Will Nab $100,000 This Week

One of the biggest tournaments so far of Overwatch [official site] is happening this week, with a total prize pool of $300,000. We told you about it a couple of months ago but, silly you, you’ve forgotten. The Overwatch Open has already seen one day of North American regionals, kicking off yesterday, with the second day of games happening right now. But Europe and the grand final itself is yet to come. Here’s the schedule and details of how to watch it.

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