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Hearthstone players aren’t happy about Tavern Pass gold rewards

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 17 November 2020 13:28 GMT Recent changes to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft-themed card game have left some users unhappy.Fans of Blizzard’s free-to-play card battler Hearthstone are unhappy about the rewards doled out by the new premium Tavern Pass system.As reported by PC Gamer, this new battle pass-esque mechanic was introduced on November 12 and promised to not reduced how much gold users received from playing the game. It seems that this is not the case, with people reporting that they aren’t landing as much gold as they were before after buying the $20 Tavern Pass.Taking to…

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Blizzard to stop development on StarCraft 2

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 16 October 2020 17:33 GMT Blizzard will stop developing content for StarCraft 2, the company announced.While new content will no longer be produced for StarCraft 2, Blizzard will continue to support the game in the same manner as with previous longstanding games.The team will switch to primarily focusing on what “core and competitive communities care about most,” (thanks MassivelyOP).“What this means is that we’re not going to be producing additional for-purchase content, such as Commanders and War Chests, but we will continue doing season rolls and necessary balance fixes moving forward,” reads the open letter to…

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Overwatch Halloween Terror 2020 begins on October 13

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 11 October 2020 14:20 GMT This year’s version of Halloween Terror is coming to Overwatch on October 13, Blizzard has confirmed.The next in-game event, Halloween Terror 2020, will be hitting Ovewatch’s live servers on October 13 and – as ever – it will introduce players to new skins, sprays, and player icons.A short teaser has shown off new cosmetics for over on the Overwatch Twitter. D.Va, Sombra, Sigma, Brigitte, and Echo are all in line for new cosmetics. As ever we can expect more characters to get new skins, too – and they will likely be announced…

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Online-only ‘BlizzConline’ announced for February 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 21 September 2020 20:40 GMT Activision Blizzard has announced BlizzConline, an all-digital, online-only event that will be the alternative to a physical BlizzCon 2020.Earlier this year, Blizzard announced that it would cancel this year’s event – BlizzCon 2020 – ‘in light of all the health and safety considerations’ the company would want to make.Now, to make up for the event’s cancellation, the studio has announced BlizzConline. The new event will take place on February 19 and February 20, 2021. At the time of writing, it is unclear whether or not the event is going to be free,…

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands minimum requirements updated to include HDDs

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 15:52 GMT Blizzard has updated the minimum PC requirements for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands to include HDDs.World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ minimum specs have been updated to include both SDD and HDDs.The change comes after players complained this week about the minimum requirements, known since December 2019, that required users to have an SSD.Blizzard has since updated the minimum specs to allow HDD support but states that “player experience may be impacted on HDD” depending on the drive’s performance (thanks, RPS).So, it may be prudent to upgrade to an SSD, and you can get…