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Diablo 4 video takes a look inside the creation of Sanctuary

Sanctuary doesn’t look like your typical vacation destination. A new video for Diablo 4 has been released, and it dives into its design, the regions, and the monstrous inhabitants of Sanctuary. You will hear from the game’s senior quest and dungeon designers and Diablo 4’s art director. It also features some gameplay, so there’s more than just chit-chat. Diablo 4 will go into open beta in March. Pre-ordering the game will grant you early access to the open beta from March 17-19. The following weekend, March 24-26, everyone can participate in the open beta regardless of pre-order status. The beta…

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Overwatch 2 is collaborating with One Punch Man, hosting a dating sim, and more in Season 3

Season 3 is going to be packed with content. Overwatch 2 is quickly approaching Season 3, and has detailed what to expect of the new season in a new blog post. On top of Asian Mythology-themed skins, Overwatch 2 will also introduce a new map, host a Valentine’s Day event, and add an unexpected crossover with One Punch Man. Take a look at Overwatch 2’s Season 3 trailer here. Overwatch 2 will host its collaboration with One Punch Man, the first ever major IP collaboration for the game, from March 7 to April 6. During this time, One Punch Man…

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Overwatch 2’s next map breaks the ice on Mei’s backstory

Antarctic Peninsula arrives when Season 3 drops next week. Overwatch 2 Season 3 is dropping next week, and Blizzard has shown off a new map that will be arriving when the season arrives, Antarctic Peninsula. Early next week, February 7 to be precise, Overwatch 2 Season 3 is coming to the competitive shooter. While full details on what to expect aren’t out just yet, Blizzard has offered us a small look at the next map, Antarctic Peninsula, which looks like you’ll need to have your favourite heroes dressing up a bit warmer for. This map is specifically designed for the…

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Overwatch 2’s Battle for Olympus event turns seven heroes into Greek gods today

Overwatch 2‘s second season has been all about Greek mythology, with several characters receiving skins based on iconic Greek gods. But now that the festive winter event has wrapped up, Overwatch 2 is debuting its next limited-time event Battle for Olympus later today, and it’s reimagining seven characters’ abilities. The free-for-all deathmatch mode begins today and will be around until January 19th. Read more

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Blizzard have got their Overwatch 2 hotfixing tool up and running

Overwatch 2 struggled to quickly apply fixes for issues with its heroes during Season 1, but Blizzard say they’ve managed to sort all that out for the recently minted hero shooter. A hotfixing tool that was used for the first time today means there shouldn’t be any need for more weeks-long absences such as Bastion and Mei’s in Season 1. According to a Twitter thread by Overwatch 2’s commercial lead Jon Spector, the hotfix tool also lets Blizzard apply hero rebalances much more quickly. It doesn’t all sound like plain sailing, though. Read more

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Diablo IV developers allege mismanagement, crunch and disturbing creative decisions in new report

Current and former Blizzard employees have shared details of alleged mismanagement and crunch during the ongoing development of Diablo IV. Speaking to the Washington Post under the condition of anonymity, the employees say that impossible deadlines, managerial indecision, and disturbing script revisions have led to employee dissatisfaction and high turnover. Read more

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Inventory Space: getting into World Of Warcraft in 2022 reveals a disjointed MMO buckling under the weight of its expansions

I’m extremely excited to announce Inventory Space! A new video series in which Liam and I spend our precious free time with massive live-service games to see how much they demand from our schedules. Are we able to truly experience everything these games have to offer without sacrificing the bits of our daily routines that keep us from withering away at our monitors? How many hours do you really need to invest in order to fully experience a game? And is it even worth it, in the end? Inventory Space will – hopefully – give you a better idea of…

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Diablo 4 claimed to be launching in April 2023

Fresh hell could arrive in April 2023 in the form of a Diablo 4 launch, if new rumours are accurate. Windows Central and the XboxEra podcast both say they’ve heard the release window from sources. That’s not all, as details of the fantasy action RPG’s release could be announced on December 8th at The Game Awards, according to both sets of sources. These include pre-orders opening during the show, and a February 2023 open beta. Read more

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It’s faster to earn Overwatch 2 skins through playing WOW than the actual game, players suggest

Canny Overwatch 2 players have reported more success in obtaining skins by grinding for in-game gold in Blizzard’s long-running fantasy MMO World Of Warcraft and converting that into balance than by completing weekly challenges in the hero shooter itself. The trick involves trading gold farmed in WOW for tokens that convert to balance, which can then be spent on Overwatch 2 cosmetics. It’s a cunning ploy that speaks volumes about player frustration with the multiplayer shooter’s new free to play mechanics, a situation that might still change if Blizzard listen to results of a recent survey. Read more

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Overwatch 2 will alter Hero balance ahead of schedule

Overwatch 2 developers Blizzard previously said that players would need to wait until season two for balance changes, but they’ve now changed their minds. “There are some Hero balance adjustments we’d like to make sooner,” and it includes tweaks to heroes, Zarya, Genji, and Sombra. Read more

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Overwatch 2 players point out that a particular Lucio skin can be seen through walls

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Overwatch 2 seems to be suffering from a bug that makes Lucio players wearing a particular skin a lot easier to spot. As spotted by Reddit user FidgetSpinnetMan, Lucio’s Snow Fox skin is causing some problems, for the Lucio players anyway (thanks, PCGamesN). This particular skin has an icy effect to it, and FidgetSpinnetMan has found that this effect currently appears to be visible through walls, even when there’s a large amount of distance between the two players. “Bug report:…

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Overwatch 2 players are eulogising out-of-action hero Bastion as if he’d died

Robot damage hero Bastion has been unplayable in Overwatch 2 for the past week due to some unfortunate shenanigans with his artillery ultimate. It was only meant to be temporary, Blizzard said. Yet this increasingly lengthy absence from the game’s resulted in some players treating the poor droid as though he’d passed away rather than becoming glitched out for a little while. Read more

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Overwatch 2 is temporarily missing two heroes, and has been hit with more DDoS attacks

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Bastion is unavailable, and Torbjörn is currently only available in Quick Play. It’s safe to say that Overwatch 2 hasn’t had the smoothest launch since its release on October 4. On launch, servers were at full capacity while simultaneously being hit with DDoS attacks, meaning it was a long wait to get into a game you might be disconnected from. Catch the cinematic trailer for Kiriko here. Then, Blizzard removed its controversial SMS Protect system (for Overwatch 1 players) that…