Tag: Blizzard

  • News Overwatch Workshop Allows Players to Create Custom Game Modes on PS4

    Blizzard handing over the keys

    Are you still enjoying Blizzard's popular hero shooter, Overwatch? It's being constantly updated with seasonal events, new characters, and more. After several years in the hands of players, the publisher has decided to introduce a way to give even more variety by way of user generated content. It's called the Workshop,...

  • News Overwatch's Latest Archives Event Storm Rising Revealed

    16th April to 6th May

    The latest Overwatch Archives Event has been revealed to be coming on the 16th April, in a teaser video on the Overwatch Twitter page. Previous Archive events, Uprising and Retribution, have seen players go on story-focused, PvE team missions to take on Talon. Although the details are currently scarce. the video details what...

  • News Don't Expect Diablo 4 This Year, No Big Blizzard Games Coming in 2019

    Out in the cold

    We pretty much know that Blizzard is hard at work on Diablo 4. Many were expecting an announcement to arrive at last year's BlizzCon, but were left disappointed when a mobile title was revealed instead. Now, it seems as though we won't be getting news of the game any time soon, or any other Blizzard titles for that matter...

  • News Diablo III's Retro Darkening of Tristram Event Is Back

    Hell still burns

    The Darkening of Tristram has returned to Diablo III, giving players a chance to play through the levels of the original Diablo. The annual event adds the explorable areas and bosses of the first game, complete with an optional pixelated visual filter. It's good fun, and it's live right now if you fancy busting some demon skulls...

  • News Report Suggests Diablo 4 Announcement Was Removed from BlizzCon 2018

    But Blizzard disputes claim

    Things got a little heated over in the Diablo camp over the weekend. Blizzard closed its BlizzCon 2018 opening ceremony with a mobile game announcement that left everyone feeling a little put out. Despite the publisher's warning to keep expectations in check, fans of the series were outraged when Diablo 4 failed to...

  • News Blizzard Reiterates More Diablo Projects are in the Works After Diablo Immortal Backlash

    Immortally wounded

    Blizzard has been taking one hell of a beating after it revealed Diablo Immortal over the weekend at Blizzcon 2018. A mobile-only title, it's safe to say that a lot of fans were expecting more from the event's big opening ceremony, which promised to reveal the future of the Diablo franchise. In an effort to dampen the backlash --...

  • News A New Diablo Game's Been Announced, But It's Not the One a Lot of People Wanted

    Hell no

    So Blizzcon 2018 is underway, and during the event's opening ceremony, Blizzard revealed what's next for the Diablo franchise. After months and months of rumours, speculation, and a bit of expectation dampening from Blizzard itself, Diablo Immortal was officially announced. Diablo Immortal is a brand new Diablo game that takes place between...

  • News Blizzard Tempers Expectations for Big Diablo News at BlizzCon 2018

    Cold day in hell

    Will Diablo IV be announced at BlizzCon 2018? For a while there it was starting to seem more and more likely, with Blizzard dropping hints that the future of its loot-heavy role-playing series would be unveiled at next month's event, but now the developer's trying to temper expectations. It's posted a statement on the official...

  • News Diablo: Reign of Terror Merch Has Nothing to Do with New Games or Announcements, Says Blizzard

    Oh, hell

    BlizzCon 2018 takes place early next month, but it seems as though people just can't wait to hear what Blizzard has to say about the future of Diablo. Recently, fans discovered new Diablo-themed merchandise on the official Blizzard store, all of it filed under 'Diablo: Reign of Terror'. Naturally, this sparked speculation over whether...

  • News Diablo III Cross-Play May Not Be Happening After All

    Blizzard issues statement

    You may have caught a recent story claiming that Blizzard is actively working on bringing cross-platform play functionality to Diablo III. The news came via a representative of the company, so it seemed pretty concrete, but as it turns out, it ain't actually the truth. Blizzard has issued a statement saying that cross-play...

  • News Diablo III Cross-Play Is Coming at Some Point, Says Blizzard

    Unleash hell

    Blizzard seems pretty confident that cross-platform play will eventually be added to Diablo III. Speaking to Business Insider Australia, a representative said that it's "a question of when, not if". No beating around the bush there, then. There are no details to go on yet, but with the Nintendo Switch version of the game around the...

  • News The Future of Diablo Will Definitely Be Detailed Next Month

    Blizzard confirms two Diablo panels

    The schedule for BlizzCon 2018 has been revealed, confirming what we already kind of knew: there's big Diablo news coming next month. Blizzard will be taking to the stage not once, but twice to talk about the franchise. The first panel is scheduled to take place right after the convention's opening ceremony,...

  • News Multiple Diablo Projects in the Works as Blizzard Teases Reveal Later This Year

    Speak of the devil

    Blizzard is gearing up for something big with regards to the Diablo series and has been for some time, but we still don't quite know what the developer has been cooking. Fortunately, it sounds like we're getting some details in the relatively near future. Community manager Brandy Camel has popped up in a new video over on...

  • News Overwatch Uprising Returns Alongside New Retribution Event

    Archives

    Jeff Kaplan appeared at the interval of Overwatch League last night to surprise fans of Overwatch with the details of the latest event, Retribution, scheduled to begin on 10th April. A trailer was shown following on the storyline of a recently released comic under the same title. This trailer revealed the four characters – Reaper,...

  • News Torbjörn's Daughter Brigitte Joins the Battle in Overwatch

    New Björn

    As speculated earlier in the week, the next Overwatch hero has been revealed: Torbjörn's tough looking not-so little’un, Brigitte Lindholm. That’s not ‘Bridget’ by the way – er, you may want to watch the origins story stray for the pronunciation. It’s kinda like ‘Brie-get’ – the kinda thing you’d say when you...

  • News Overwatch's 27th Hero is Being Teased on Twitter

    Emre? Brigette? Jet Pack Cat?

    Over the past few days, the Overwatch Twitter has been sending out some very mysterious but interesting hints as to who or what the next playable character for the game could be. With a 26 strong roster of all sorts of heroes, there is a lot of speculation flying around about Overwatch's 27th. Last Friday was the first...

  • News Overwatch's Lunar New Year Event Returns to PS4 Tomorrow

    Year of the Dog

    Overwatch's Lunar New Year event is returning to the game from the 8th February, and will run for a total of 4 weeks. The event last year, titled Year of the Rooster, consisted of a Capture the Flag mode, new skins and other cosmetic items. This year it's the Year of the Dog, and it sees the return of the Capture the Flag mode with a...

  • News Diablo III's Annual Darkening of Tristram Event Is Back

    Back to the beginning

    Diablo III's The Darkening of Tristram event is back for the second year running, and you can dive in right now on PlayStation 4. The event lasts until the 30th January, so you've got plenty of time to hoover up the exclusive loot that it offers. So, what actually is The Darkening of Tristram? Well, basically, it brings the...

  • News New Arrival Moira Is Now Playable in Overwatch on PS4

    It's a matter of life and death

    The new Overwatch character, Moira, is now playable on the PlayStation 4. First announced at Blizzcon earlier this month, she came as quite the surprise for fans -- the majority very pleased to finally be getting another Support hero. Moira's abilities include using orbs to both heal and damage others, a short range...

  • News You May Be Interested in These New Overwatch Announcements

    Meet Moira

    Overwatch, in case you hadn’t noticed, has become one of the biggest games in the world. It’s always big news, then, when new announcements are made – particularly when they include new heroes and maps. And that’s exactly what’s powered its way out of BlizzCon 2017 like a Simon Fitzgerald summoned Hanzo ultimate. Firstly, the...

  • News Overwatch's Junkertown Map Arrives in Latest Update

    Also includes major hero overhauls

    The latest update for Overwatch is out on the PlayStation 4 and it includes a new escort map called Junkertown. This new map is associated with the Junkers, Junkrat and Roadhog, who recently both received an animated short and a comic detailing parts of their history at Junkertown.  The update also brings...

  • News Doomfist Is Now Playable in Overwatch PS4

    Fists of fury

    The long rumoured hero that was officially announced to be the 25th character to hit Overwatch earlier this month has finally launched on the PlayStation 4. You are now able to download a small patch that will add Doomfist into the game; he will not be available in Competitive play for another week to allow users time to get a...

  • DLC Review Diablo III's Necromancer Is Fantastically Grim Fun

    But the price is still steep

    Diablo III's Necromancer is quite possibly the most entertaining playable character in the game - and that's high praise when every other available hero is a ton of fun in their own right. The Necromancer has a wide variety of distinct skills and abilities, and depending on your preferred playstyle, the class can be...

  • News Doomfist Announced as the 25th Overwatch Hero

    Playable on PC

    Doomfist has been a long rumoured Overwatch hero for months now and was teased on Twitter earlier this week but he has finally been officially revealed with a new origins story and developer commentary video on the Overwatch YouTube channel. He has also been made playable for those players on the Player Test Realm on the PC which...

  • News Doomfist Teased as New Overwatch Hero Yet Again

    Crews'in for a bruising

    It's been rumoured and heavily hinted at for months now that Doomfist will be a hero in Overwatch and that he'll be voiced by none other than Terry Crews. As if to add fuel to the fire, the developer has taken to Twitter today to tease everyone with more information on Doomfist's background.  In the past, the Overwatch...

  • News Diablo III's Necromancer Pack Raises the Dead Later This Month, Costs $14.99

    Deadly

    After months of waiting for a release date, we finally know when the Necromancer is heading to Diablo III. The aptly named Rise of the Necromancer Pack will include the brand new class along with a bunch of smaller add-ons which we've listed below. Non-combat pet A pair of cosmetic wings New Necromancer-themed Banner Shape, Sigil, and...

  • News Diablo III's New Necromancer Class Gets a Creepy Opening Movie

    Still no release date, though

    Diablo III's Necromancer is currently in its testing phase, and it's supposed to be arriving with the game's next big patch. Blizzard still hasn't given us a confirmed release date, but it has revealed the class' opening cinematic just to make the wait that much harder. You can find the male version above and the female...

  • News Overwatch Uprising Leaks Then Launches

    Over 100 new loot box items up for grabs

    Update (20:00 BST): It's official and it's live. Overwatch Uprising is a brand new PvE event for Blizzard's popular shooter, and you can check out the trailer above. Here's what you can expect until 1st May, via the PlayStation Blog: You'll travel seven years into the past to experience Tracer's first...

  • News Diablo III Patch 1.18 Brings Seasons to PS4, Out Now

    We're going to win the league

    Diablo III's popular seasons game mode has arrived on PlayStation 4 as part of a new update. Patch 1.18 is available to download now on Sony's console, bringing with it a number of improvements - but obviously, the big talking point here is the aforementioned seasons. In a nutshell, seasons allows players to...

  • News Blizzard Shares a Little More Info on Diablo III's New Necromancer

    Up and at 'em

    At some point later this year, Diablo III will be getting a whole new playable character class in the form of the Necromancer. We don't have too much to go on when it comes to analysing this corpse-raising warrior, but at least Blizzard seems to enjoy drip feeding us new information. In an official blog post, the developer goes over...

  • News Overwatch's New Hero Is a Tank Named Orisa

    Team player

    Overwatch has an all-new hero: Orisa. The tank class character sports a weapon named the Fusion Driver, an automatic firearm that deals consistent damage but slows her movement speed. Her alt is Halt, a kind of charge that decelerates enemies and draws them towards the explosion. She also has abilities which reduce the amount of damage...

  • News Overwatch Hits a Massive 25 Million Players

    Up and over

    A short but sweet news story for you here: Overwatch has broken the 25 million player mark. Blizzard's super popular shooter seems to have gone from strength to strength ever since it launched in May of last year, and such a high user count shows that it isn't ready to slow down just yet. Over the months that it's been on the market,...

  • News Overwatch Celebrates the Chinese New Year with Rooster Update

    Cock-a-doodle-doo

    Overwatch has already piggybacked several real-world celebrations, and now it's cock-a-doodle-dooing to the tune of the Chinese New Year. Starting now through 13th February, you'll find a new Rooster-themed Seasonal Event in Blizzard's brilliant first-person shooter, with over 100 cosmetic items up for grabs from Lunar Loot...

  • News Diablo III Necromancer Details Rise From the Grave Next Week

    Dead rising

    Diablo III is getting a brand new playable character at some point this year, but we know very little about it right now. That's all set to change next week, however, as Blizzard plans to show off the role-playing loot-'em-up's latest class on the 27th January as part of a developer livestream. The upcoming Necromancer will,...

  • News Here's What Diablo III's PS4 Pro Support Does

    The devil's in the details

    The tech heads over at Digital Foundry are at it again, this time examining Diablo III's latest PlayStation 4 update, which provides PS4 Pro support. Given that the official patch notes don't actually mention what kind of support to expect, the publication's latest video proves to be a handy guide. The big talking point...

  • Hands On Going Back to Hell with Diablo III's Retro Dungeon

    Where it all began

    Diablo III is a game that just keeps on giving. Ever since it launched on PlayStation 4 back in 2014, developer Blizzard has been tweaking and adding to the title on a regular basis, enticing players to dive back into the action role-playing game in the process. The studio's latest attempt to reel in both new and old blood is the...

  • Guide How to Find Diablo III's Anniversary Dungeon

    Hell and back again

    Diablo III's latest patch added in a whole new dungeon to celebrate the original Diablo's 20th anniversary. Naturally, said dungeon is a 16-floor remake of the first game, complete with pixelated visuals, old enemies, and retro sound effects. In short, it's pretty cool. However, the dungeon is only available for a limited time...

  • News Diablo III Patch 1.15 Adds a Whole New Hell, PS4 Pro Support, and It's Out Now

    Hot stuff

    Diablo III's 1.15 update is out now on PlayStation 4 - good news for those of you looking for an excuse to charge back into the fires of Hell. As detailed by Blizzard yesterday, the patch includes a new 16-floor dungeon based on the original Diablo, featuring its own rewards and "surprises". It also contains a bunch of small tweaks and...

  • News Diablo III's Massive New Patch Hits PS4 Soon

    Back for more

    In a new blog post, Blizzard has detailed Diablo III's upcoming patch, shedding some light on what you can expect from the game's next big update. The headline act here is the inclusion of the original Diablo, which has been remade as a 16-floor dungeon using assets from the third game. It'll feature rewards as well as "extra...

  • News Overwatch's Oasis Map Brings the Parklife to PS4

    All a Blur

    Overwatch's all-new map, Oasis, has hopped over the Wonderwall and onto your PlayStation 4. Like, it's live right now. You can go and check if you don't believe us. The Arabian Desert paradise has already been live on PC test servers for a while, but now it's on your console of choice free of charge. We suppose this is the beauty of...

  • News Overwatch Wraps Up with Winter Wonderland Update

    Play of Christmas Day

    Blizzard's uber-popular class-based shooter Overwatch is wrapping up warm for the holidays, with an all-new Winter Wonderland update. The standard Loot Boxes have been replaced by much more seasonal Winter Loot Boxes, packing over 100 new cosmetic trimmings. Some of these are legitimately fantastic by the way; look at Torbjörn...

  • News Overwatch Reloads with PS4 Pro Support, Sombra, and Arcade Mode

    And various bug and balance fixes

    Overwatch has been updated with support for the PlayStation 4 Pro, though we're yet to put it through its paces just yet. The feature comes as part of the game's latest patch, which also incorporates new character Sombra – a hacker conveniently infiltrating the game just in time to coincide with the release of...

  • News Sombra's Finally Been Officially Announced for Overwatch

    Holding out for a Hero

    Sombra hacked BlizzCon's opening ceremony today in order to reveal herself to the world; it would have made for a grand entrance if the new Overwatch arrival hadn't leaked weeks ago. The character sports a Laura-inspired haircut (right, Street Fighter fans?) and comes packing a machine pistol, as well as the capability to...

  • News The Original Diablo Is Being Reborn in Diablo III

    Rumoured Necromancer class coming next year

    BlizzCon 2016 is underway, and Blizzard has wasted no time in revealing its future plans for Diablo III. To start with, the developer announced an update dubbed 'The Darkening of Tristram'. There aren't any real details on how this will all work just yet, but according to VentureBeat, the update will...

  • Rumour Diablo III May Be Getting a New Playable Character Class

    Back from the dead

    Diablo III, also known as The Game That Keeps on Giving, may be getting a brand new character class at some point. The speculation is based on a piece of concept art that's signed by Blizzard art director John Mueller, and features two necromancers raising the dead. The picture was found on one of the company's servers, and once...

  • News Hallowe'en Loot Boxes Say Boo to Overwatch

    Reaper's ready

    It's probably the worst kept secret in history, but Overwatch is getting Hallowe'en loot boxes. Hurrah! You may or may not have seen these leaking all over the web over the past few weeks, with the title's Taiwanese website now going live with a front-page splash, showing Australian double-act Junkrat and Roadhog in their...

  • Reminder Overwatch Is Completely Free to Play This Weekend on PS4

    Overwatch this

    As promised, here's us reminding you that Overwatch is totally free to play this weekend on PlayStation 4. Starting from 19:00PM BST / 14:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT today, you'll be able to gain access to the entire game without spending a penny. All modes, stages, and heroes will be available. Of course, you'll have to download it first,...

  • News Play Overwatch For Free on PS4 Next Week

    No PlayStation Plus required

    Popular character-based team shooter Overwatch is having a free weekend on PlayStation 4, and everyone's invited - even if you don't have an active PlayStation Plus subscription. What's more, the entire game will be yours to enjoy - all heroes, stages, and modes of play included - and any progress that you make during...

  • Hands On Overwatch's Olympian PS4 Update Scores with Rocket League Mode

    Blast ball

    It was only a matter of time before Rocket League's herculean impact extended to other games, with Overwatch seemingly the first to "borrow" from Psyonix's sporting smash. Nintendo fans will probably expect mention of Blast Ball from Metroid Prime Federation Force, but seeing as that's not technically out for another couple of weeks, our...

  • News Overwatch Goes for the Gold with New Olympics Update

    Limited edition loot boxes and a new football mode added

    With the Rio OIympics just around the corner, Blizzard has announced on the US PlayStation Blog a new set of Summer Games content for Overwatch, lasting until 22nd August. Loot Boxes now have a new lick of Summer Games paint, and each box guarantees at least one limited edition...