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Blizzard’s Gamescom 2017 schedule includes new Overwatch animated short and more Blizzard is bringing their best to Gamescom this year. While it doesn’t appear that we’ll have another Legion-esque expansion announcement, there’s still plenty to gush over. Overwatch is unveiling a brand new animated short in a world premiere during the Blizzard Reveal Ceremony live stream next Wednesday at 6pm CEST (9am PDT/12pm EDT). Those of...

Overwatch Season 5 ends August 28 If you’ve been holding off on Competitive Mode in Overwatch, you’d best get started on it soon. The 5th Season of Competitive Play for Overwatch will be coming to an end on August 28th, just over two weeks from now, at 5:oo p.m. Pacific. As with all Seasons, there are rewards to be had if...




HGC heads to Taiwan for Eastern Clash, APEX Season 4 begins It’s a weird mix of esport and PVE, but the World of Warcraft team is hosting a competitive Mythic+ dungeon crawl. The deadline to enter — provided you’ve posted scores high enough — is in two weeks. Why not kick back and see if you qualify while you watch these esports this weekend? Heroes of...

Legion PVP Season 4 ending soon, patch 7.3 on the horizon We have the warning (of the warning) that Legion PVP Season 4 is ending soon™. No exact date yet, but this means that it’s likely to end within the next month. Usually, Blizzard gives an exact date a week or two in advance, so expect a more concrete warning sometime in the next 2-4 weeks....

Hearthstone’s Knights of the Frozen Throne release schedule and updates Tomorrow is the grand launch of Hearthstone’s 6th expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne. Blizzard announced that they’ll be rolling it out by region, starting with the Americas. When that launch is running smoothly, they’ll roll out Asia and then Europe. The expansion features 3 wings, 135 new cards, new Hero type cards, and a...

Garrosh is here with this week’s Heroes rotation On top of the standard weekly rotation, Garrosh arrives in Heroes of the Storm this week. Whether you’re planning on picking him up or not, you’ll want to be aware of his skills… because you’re sure to see plenty of Garroshes (is that really the plural of Garrosh?) running around this week. Here’s what you can...




Overwatch Summer Games return with more Lucioball, more skins In the heat of summer, the Overwatch team is encouraging you to stay inside and play some Lucioball: the 2017 Summer Games kick off next week on August 8. Though Jeff Kaplan said he didn’t want to “spoil it all,” he did say there will be a selection of brand new skins including Junkrat, Mercy, Widowmaker,...

WoW’s August 2017 calendar has a little something for everyone Blizzard has released its calendar of events for August and there’s plenty to keep everyone busy while patch 7.3 continues to roll out in testing on the PTR. In addition to the regular weekly bonus events, the Darkmoon Faire, and the usual assortment of PvP Brawls is the opening of the fourth and final wing...



Garrosh hits the Heroes PTR and a new rotation hits the live servers It’s not quite new hero day in Heroes of the Storm, but it’s getting close. Garrosh arrived on the PTR yesterday — along with some new skins and a few hero tweaks — which means he’ll probably be on the live servers next week. And if you haven’t been paying attention over the last week,...

WoW Patch 7.3 Live Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas Thursday at 11 a.m. PDT As we get closer to taking the fight to the Legion on planet Argus with patch 7.3, you may have questions about how the patch is going to affect your favorite class, spec, or beloved insanity-inducing Artifact. If so, you’re in luck because WoW Game Director Ion Hazzikostas will be answering your 7.3 questions live on...

Diablo 3 is free to play on Xbox One this weekend If you’ve been nearly-but-not-quite swept up in all the recent Diablo 3 hype, Blizzard is certainly trying their hardest to change that. For the remainder of July (i.e., until Monday at 11:59 p.m. Pacific), Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition is free to play for anyone with an Xbox One and an Xbox...

Waiting for Garrosh with this week’s Heroes rotation Happy Tuesday, Heroes of the Storm players! Last week we found out that Garrosh Hellscream would be the game’s newest hero, but he’s not hitting the PTR this week. Though he’ll be playable at ChinaJoy, we won’t see him on the PTR until the 31st. And it’s a quiet week in the Nexus: the Sun’s...

Stukov reigns over this week’s hero rotation It’s an all new week in Heroes of the Storm, which means a fresh set of rotations but not much else. Last week we saw the introduction of Stukov as well as a big rework for Xul — so if you haven’t a chance to check them out post-patch, you should give the patch notes a...

You can pick up double XP in Diablo 3 starting now The latest Diablo 3 hotfixes meant to be implemented last week had to be delayed. Among other things, the hotfixes addressed set bonuses for the Grace of Inarius and Bones of Rathma sets. In good news, the technical issues have been solved, and the hotfixes have been properly applied. In addition to the hotfixes rolling out,...

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Everything you need to know about Black Temple Timewalking The first Timewalking raid, Black Temple, is now out with the Burning Crusade Timewalking event. The raid is available during the entire event and will require a premade group to complete, which means you won’t be able to do it in LFR but you can definitely do it in a PUG. Black Temple contains the...

Stukov takes on the Nexus with this week’s hero rotation Tuesday means it’s time for a fresh set of free heroes and sales in Heroes of the Storm — and today we’re getting a new hero and patch to boot. Stukov will be infecting the Nexus this week, bringing his own particular viral charm to the game. If you haven’t been keeping up with the...