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  • 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 boxes...

  • 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 hack...

  • 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 Olympics-themed...

  • News Diablo III Patch 1.14 Is Out Now on PS4

    More Torment for your trouble

    Diablo III's latest patch is out now on PlayStation 4. Detailed last week, update 1.14 adds three new difficulty levels: Torment XI, XII, and XIII. It also updates a bunch of legendary items and makes slight changes to various character classes. Blizzard's loot based role-playing game has been knocking about on Sony's...

  • News Blizzard Sounds the Klaxon on Overwatch Olympics Outfits

    Ready, steady, go

    We wondered when the Rio 2016 Olympic Games were going to cameo in a game – and we're not referring to a certain potty-mouthed Wii U release. Overwatch looks like it's going to be the first, however, as Blizzard's sent a bunch of YouTubers and Twitch streamers packages featuring the shooter's cast of characters in sports gear. A...

  • News Four Years Later and Blizzard Is Still Working on Updates for Diablo III

    A new patch is incoming

    Blizzard's currently working on yet another update for Diablo III, which is set to launch in the relatively near future. Patch 2.4.2 will introduce three new difficulty levels - namely Torment XI, XII, and XIII - and naturally, you'll be able to nab better and better loot as long as you're strong enough to tackle them. The...

  • News Overwatch Will Limit Teams to One of Each Character in Competitive Mode

    D.Va and Zenyatta will also be buffed in an upcoming patch

    Despite Overwatch being a pretty young game, Blizzard is already planning ways to better the shooter in upcoming patches. Speaking to Gamespot, principal designer Scott Mercer said: "The big thing for Competitive Play is we're going to turn on one-hero limit, so players will not be able to...

  • News Overwatch's Roster Gets Backed Up with New Support Sniper Ana

    Mama's here

    There's been a lot of speculation and teasing about who would be the first DLC character to grace Overwatch. While rumours largely pointed to the mysterious Sombra receiving this honour, it seems that the less likely pick has sneaked up on us all. Ana Amari will be joining the ranks of our heroes, who happens to be Pharah's mother and a...

  • News Blizzard Continues to Hire For Unknown Diablo Project

    Speak of the devil

    Bilzzard's an incredibly busy company these days. Not only is it constantly maintaining recent, impressively popular projects such as Hearthstone and Overwatch, but it's also thinking about the future - that's why it's been hiring for something related to Diablo for quite a while now. Spotted on the developer's jobs page, the...

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    Review Overwatch

    Blizz-hard to put down

    If you've played many competitive multiplayer shooters, then you've likely spent far too much time celebrating – or, indeed, lamenting – your kill death ratio. Long has this little number been seen as a barometer of your success in online battles, and this in turn helped feed a steady stream of gamers into the Team...

  • Poll Are You Enjoying Overwatch on PS4?

    And who's your favourite character?

    Overwatch made a big, big splash earlier this week when it launched on PlayStation 4. The team based shooter from developer-that-can-do-no-wrong Blizzard has already captured the hearts of many a Push Square scribe, but how do you feel about it? Has its accessibility got you addicted? Have you had your Play of the...

  • Round Up Overwatch PS4 Reviews Are Ridiculously Positive

    Surprise, surprise

    The nature of Overwatch means that most critics are only really just getting stuck into the final game, and that includes ourselves. However, a handful of publications already feel like they've seen enough of Blizzard's latest to review it – and, unsurprisingly, the early signs are positive. In fact, they're so good that the...

  • News Yes, Overwatch Has Microtransactions

    But they're not a big deal

    We jumped on our laptop last night to try and track down some potential news, but our plans were thwarted by Blizzard's latest. Having just released, Overwatch utterly dominated our news feeds - we knew it was going to be big, but we're not sure anyone saw it being this popular. However, now that the shooter's out in the...

  • Guide When Do Overwatch's PS4 Servers Go Live?

    Time to get online

    Rather smartly, Blizzard is allowing you to get your hands on Overwatch ahead of its official 24th May launch so that you can get the game downloaded and installed ahead of time. You may be wondering, however, when the servers will go online. Fortunately, we have answers! The official live time is the same globally: 00:00AM BST...

  • News You Definitely, Definitely Don't Want to Cheat in Overwatch

    Blizzard plans on showing no mercy

    The Overwatch open beta only just ended a few days ago, but Blizzard is already looking ahead to the full game's launch later this month. On the title's official forums, community manager Lylirra has laid down the law with regards to how the developer will handle players that partake in any sort of cheating or...

  • News Wow, the Overwatch Beta Was Stupidly Popular

    Blizzard posts ridiculous numbers

    You know what? Overwatch just might be the next big thing, at least, if the shooter's most recent beta has been anything to go by. The game's open beta, which was available across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, racked up a whopping 9.7 million players over its duration, making it Blizzard's biggest ever open beta,...

  • News Watch Gamer Network's Overwatch Beta Battles Here

    Live and kickin'

    Remember that neat little Gamer Network competition we told you about? Well, the finalists will be battling it out live for your entertainment on YouTube today. The rounds will begin on the Xbox One at 19:00PM BST, then move onto the PlayStation 4 at 20:00PM BST, before rounding out on the PC at 21:00PM BST. Did any of you guys get...

  • Video Overwatch Two Hours of Blizzard's Latest on PS4

    Hero worship

    Does the beta for Blizzard's latest hold up? You bet it does. We took Overwatch for a marathon two hour spin on our YouTube channel last night, and you can re-watch all of the action courtesy of the video embedded above. Looks great, doesn't it?

  • News Play Overwatch Early and Win the Game on the PS4

    Born to battle

    Just a heads up regarding a little promotion we're running with our buddies at Blizzard: enter our competition and you could win a copy of Overwatch for your PlayStation 4. Essentially, all you need to do is register your interest through here, and if you're picked alongside other Push Square readers to participate in a pre-release...

  • News Diablo III PS4 Patch 1.13 Adds a New Goblin that Gives You Pets

    Hee hee

    It's always a rush when you see a treasure goblin scuttling around in Diablo III. The crazy little critters can drop valuable loot or open a portal to another realm when defeated, and Blizzard's been adding new ones to the mix for some time now. The title's latest update, which you can download on PlayStation 4, adds one more: the...

  • News You Can Try Overwatch for Free on PS4 This May

    Release date also confirmed

    As rumoured earlier today, Overwatch is indeed launching on PlayStation 4 this May. Blizzard's team-based shooter features 21 playable characters, six-on-six multiplayer battles, and objective-based gameplay. The title's seen a lot of success on PC through public test periods, so it'll be interesting to see how well it...

  • Rumour Overwatch Is Gunning for PS4 in May

    There's a beta coming, too

    Overwatch may finally have a confirmed release date on PlayStation 4, according to an advertising campaign over on IGN. Blizzard's team-based shooter has been in public testing for what feels like an eternity on PC, and it looks as though it's bringing its colourful cast of characters to Sony's latest console relatively...

  • News Diablo 3's Latest Patch Is Playing Hell on PS4

    Blizzard's looking into it, though

    Diablo 3's latest patch launched just a few days ago - it introduced a whole new area, expanded existing locations, and added in a ton of new legendary items. Understandably, loot lovers were excited for the changes, but the blood soaked party's stuttered a little after Digital Foundry discovered that the update...

  • News Diablo 3's Glorious PS4 Patch 2.4.0 Is Yours to Loot Right Now

    Hell yes

    Delivering on its promise of pushing out Diablo 3's newest update in a timely fashion, Blizzard's latest labour of love is now available to download on PlayStation 4. Patch 2.4.0 adds a slew of new content to the game, including a whole new location that ties directly into the title's endgame adventure mode. We won't go through all of the...

  • News Diablo 3's Gigantic New PS4 Patch Is Almost an Expansion, and It's Out Soon

    Loot glorious loot

    Just when you thought that your best looting days may have finally been over, Blizzard jumps back into the fray and prepares to unleash a whole new Diablo III patch that typically adds a ton of new stuff to the game. In fact, the upcoming update is so big that it's practically what you'd expect from a slice of downloadable...

  • News Overwatch: Origins Edition Looks to PS4 in 2016

    All along the watchtower

    After the success of Diablo III on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, developer Blizzard's new team-based shooter Overwatch always looked like a strong fit for consoles. It's no surprise, then, that Overwatch: Origins Edition has leaked – a PS4 package featuring the main first-person game alongside a bunch of bonus...

  • News Diablo III's Gigantic New PS4 Patch Is Out Now

    1.6GB of pure grinding goodness

    Rejoice fellow demon slayers, for the massive Diablo III patch that was detailed earlier today is actually available to download right now on PlayStation 4. The update adds an absolute ton of stuff to the superb loot-'em-up, including a new area, a new questline, and, of course, new gear to hunt down and add to your...

  • News Diablo III's Next Patch Will Make It Bigger and Better than Ever

    Never ending journey

    Fair warning: this is going to be a pretty beefy news article. Blizzard's gone ahead and posted the changes that are coming to Diablo III with patch 2.3.0, and it's a laundry list of alterations to say the least. Let's start with the big stuff; a new zone, The Ruins of Sescheron, is going to be added to the role-playing game's...

  • News Diablo III May Be Summoning a New Expansion From the Depths of Hell

    More of the same, please

    We've pumped so many hours into Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition that we're slaughtering the armies of Hell in our dreams, but we wouldn't say no to more of Blizzard's superbly polished loot-'em-up. Thankfully, more might be coming, at least if a developer job listing is anything to go by. Requesting "a...

  • News There's a Nice Big Diablo 3 Patch Waiting for You on PS4

    Mmm, new content

    We all love free content right? Well, that's what you're getting with Bilzzard's ever expanding Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition on PlayStation 4, as the developer's pumped out yet another content patch that's over 1GB in size. Update 1.07 adds over 50 new legendary items to the game, including three new class...

  • Weirdness We Hope Big Head Mode in Diablo III Becomes a Permanent Option

    Thinking ahead

    We've probably played thousands of hours of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition if you combined our individual playtimes here at Push Square. The hunger for loot is all-consuming, but at times, proceedings can become ever so slightly stale. And so, we hope that the game's big head mode becomes a permanent feature...

  • News This Week Is a Good Time to Level Up in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition

    Stop drop and loot

    To celebrate the first birthday of Diablo III's brilliant Reaper of Souls expansion, which is part of the Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition package on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, Blizzard will be increasing all experience points and gold gains by 100 per cent, starting today. It's worth noting, however, that this doesn't...

  • News Have No Fear, Diablo III Isn't Getting Microtransactions in the West

    Hell and back

    A rather controversial rumour sprung up over the weekend regarding microtransactions being slipped into Diablo III courtesy of its upcoming patch, but publisher Blizzard has since quelled the unrest, at least here in the West. The aforementioned update, which will launch in the near future, was recently datamined, and it was suggested...

  • News Good Lord, This Diablo III Player Got to Paragon Level 1000 Without Ever Dying

    Through fire and flames

    We all know that grinding often takes some dedication. Levelling up your character or taking part in the endless search for better loot is fortunately something that Diablo III gets right, as it makes the inevitable grind an enjoyable experience thanks to addictive combat and numbers that just keep going up. We were under...