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The Queue: I’m not stressed, you’re stressed

If you’ve never had a small kid you may not know the incredible breadth of activities that goes on during Halloween. We’ve gone to the pumpkin patch, we had events with candy in the trunk of our car, we had to bake some gross-looking food for Girl Scouts, and this weekend we’re going to the train museum’s Halloween event, because why not!

The good thing is, most of this was planned in advance, so we have all our ducks in a row. Yes, being able to plan things in advance and get organized really helps things move more smoothly when everything else is chaos. Things like schedules are nice to have, for instance. Yep, scheduling things is good. Always useful to have a schedule.

Let me just reschedule all the BlizzCon planning meetings we missed over the past 2 weeks now that the schedule is finally out and let’s get to Queuein’.

The Queue: Having a hissyfit

Welcome back to The Queue, our daily Q&A feature for all of Blizzard’s games! Have a question for the Blizzard Watch staff? Leave it in the comments!

Overwatch really killed it on the Halloween skins this year — I can’t get over Lucio’s hair. Or…well, snakes. Snair? Whatever you call it, it’s absolutely glorious. I can’t wait to see what they pull out for the holiday skins this year, I have a feeling they’re going to be amazing. You know what else is amazing? Your questions — let’s get to answering those, shall we?

The Queue: There’s a better reality out there, somewhere

I think I’ve talked about Fortnite enough here (and on Twitter) that y’all know I enjoy the game. And, assuming you weren’t living under a rock and that rock somehow also didn’t get sucked into a black hole, you’re probably aware that the game recently had a world-ending event that led to nearly two full days of the game being offline with no official word from Epic on when it would return.

Well, the game’s back, and the map is brand new — but here’s the thing. There are a couple of areas on the new map with the same name and very similar layouts as the old map. And given the events preceding the black hole, it seems very likely that, canonically, this new map isn’t a new island, per se, but rather the same island as before… but in a different reality. The map is much prettier. It’s a lot more enjoyable. In short, it’s better without feeling too far from the island home of yore. So y’know maybe, just maybe, that means that there’s an alternate reality out there where things are better, brighter, and more fun. I’ll leave it up to you to decide if that’s a comfort.

Anyhow, let’s Qyeye.

The Queue: Would you look at the time.

Every week, I come into the Queue with high hopes, intending to make a really great pun or have some kind of special insight. And then, after I read the comments, one of you inevitably mentions that we’re getting closer and closer to BlizzCon. This week was no different, and now I need to write this Queue while I write more things in my day planner and lie on the floor.

Two weeks.

Here, enjoy this Queue while I go scream into a dress like Amy Adams.

The Queue: What does the fox say?

Welcome back to The Queue, our daily Q&A feature for all of Blizzard’s games! Have a question for the Blizzard Watch staff? Leave it in the comments!

Look, I’m just going to say it: The Vulpera have basically won the title of most adorable Allied Race, or potentially most adorable playable race altogether. But if they don’t have at least one voice line in which they just randomly utter “Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow! Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow! Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!” or something along those lines, I’m going to be tremendously disappointed.

You know what isn’t disappointing? Your questions. Let’s get to those, shall we?

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