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Blizzard reveals Warcraft Arclight Rumble, a mobile action strategy game coming to Android and iOS

Assemble armies with your favorite characters from the Warcraft universe. Blizzard has announced its first Warcraft game designed for mobile, Warcraft Arclight Rumble. The game is an action strategy title where you will assemble armies with characters from the Warcraft universe and battle it out in various missions as you command forces of digital tabletop miniatures in multi-lane combat. In it, you will be tasked with building forces of minis, starting with Leaders such as the Warsong chieftain Grommash Hellscream and Archmage Jaina Proudmor. You will then fill it with Arclight-augmented armies with rank-and-file Troop minis and powerful spells. It…

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Overwatch 2’s first PvP beta starts today, runs until May 17th

You can finally play Blizzard Entertainment’s hero shooter follow-up Overwatch 2 from today, two and half years since it was announced. Well, you can if you signed up to the first closed PvP beta and satisfy Blizzard’s conditions enough to receive an invite, that is. Blizzard confirmed in a tweet that emails with instructions on how to access the game will start firing out from 11am PDT/7pm BST to those who opted in to the beta at the Overwatch site. You can still sign up as of now, too. Read more

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World of Warcraft players will soar to the Dragon Isles in the Dragonflight expansion

The dragon aspects have returned home to reclaim their rightful kingdom. Blizzard has announced Dragonflight, the latest expansion for World of Warcraft which brings dragonriding and more to the game. The expansion will take you to the Dragon Isles, which is the original home and origin place of dragonkind. After 10,000 years of dormancy, the dragon aspects have returned home and this includes the once destructive black dragonflight. With an increased max level of 70, you will level through four new zones in the Dragon Isles: Waking Shores, Ohn’ahran Plains, Azure Span, and Thaldraszus. The expansion features the new mail…

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Bobby Kotick’s post-Microsoft acquisition employment status reportedly hasn’t been discussed

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Despite constant calls to resign, Kotick’s employment status post-acquisition remains up in the air. Judging from a new line added to Activision Blizzard’s main filing about its sale to Microsoft, CEO Bobby Kotick’s employment status post-merger has not been discussed. As spotted by Axios’ Stephen Totilo (thanks, VGC), whether Kotick will stay on as CEO at Activision Blizzard still seems to be up in the air. The line added to the company’s 8-K filing claims that no discussions took place…

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Activision Blizzard would like to know your thoughts on crypto and NFTs

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The company sent out a survey asking players about a variety of topics related to gaming. It looks like Activision Blizzard has sent out a survey asking players about their thoughts and feelings on things like cryptocurrency and NFTs. Sometime last week, a survey from Activision Blizzard on YouGov went out asking players their various thoughts on topics related to gaming (thanks, GameRant). The survey was shared by Twitter user Okage Tadaka, and for the most part it has pretty…

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Diablo 4’s art style promises a “return to darkness”

I remember when Diablo 3 was released. One of the (many) talking points around the game was its art style, and the perception that Blizzard had made the art style lighter and friendlier versus the gothic greys of the previous two games. The criticism seemed a little overblown and silly at the time, but here we are reading the latest quarterly update on the development of Diablo 4. It focuses on the new game’s art, and the phrase “return to darkness” is used repeatedly. Read more

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Diablo 4 gets over 6 minutes of new gameplay footage

In a series of videos in a big new quarterly update, Activision Blizzard has shown off more Diablo 4 gameplay footage Blizzard’s latest quarterly update is takes us deep down into the hellish environments and dungeons of Diablo 4, showing off various biomes that we’ll be exploring in-game (whenever it launches). In an extensive new blog post, Blizzard shared a series of videos exploring the world of Diablo 4 – a world that’s clearly living up to the grim and oppressive vibe of its predecessors. As you may be able to tell from our video above (which merges all the…

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Activision Blizzard hit with another lawsuit alleging discrimination and harassment

Suit alleges there were “cube crawls” where women were subjected to sexual comments and groping. A new lawsuit has been filed against Activision Blizzard by a current employee who claims to have faced discrimination and experienced sexual harassment at the company. The employee also states in the suit they were also retaliated against for speaking out. According to the lawsuit, reported by Bloomberg Law, the employee referred to in the suit as Jane Doe, started working at the company in 2017 as a senior administrative assistant in the IT department. Her first experience of inappropriate behavior occurred on the first…

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Overwatch 2’s closed beta starts April 26th

Overwatch 2 may have been delayed, but it’s finally, almost, here in a playable form! It’ll be available from April 26th in a closed beta, and Blizzard are still taking sign-ups over on their site right now. According to an earlier post on the Blizzard website, this’ll be the first of many betas, with players getting access to the game in phases. Earlier this month it was announced that Overwatch 2 was splitting up the PVP and PVE sections of the game, and this beta only includes the PVP half. Read more

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Overwatch 2 PvP closed beta set for April 26

A date for the promised PC beta. Blizzard has announced a date for the first Overwatch 2 closed beta which will test the game’s PvP feature. Set to go live on April 26, as previously reported, the closed beta will include a large group of testers who will be asked to provide gameplay feedback. The goal for this phase is to test new features, content, and systems before shifting to stress-testing the servers with a wider player base in future tests. The closed beta will include 5v5, the new hero Sojourn, four new maps, the new Push mode, hero reworks,…

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Overwatch 2 is getting a closed PvP beta in late April, PvP and PvE experiences will be released separately

Blizzard provided a couple of announcements regarding Overwatch 2 today. Closed alpha testing for Overwatch 2 PvP begins today in select regions and includes Blizzard employees, Overwatch League pros, and a few other select groups to help prepare for wider testing. Then in late April, the first PvP beta will be for PC in select regions. This closed beta will include a larger group of testers who will be asked to provide gameplay feedback. The goal for this phase is to test new features, content, and systems before shifting to stress-testing the servers with a wider player base in future…

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Blizzard’s upcoming Warcraft mobile game is set to release this year

More mobile titles are coming from Blizzard. Blizzard plans to bring the Warcraft franchise to mobile sometime this year. Nothing else is known, other than Blizzard is working on “getting all-new mobile Warcraft content into players’ hands for the first time” and it’s slated for release in 2022. Speaking on a call to investors last year, CEO Bobby Kotick said Blizzard had “multiple mobile free-to-play Warcraft experiences” in the works, and that the titles are “in advanced development.” The firm feels these titles will “create opportunities for both existing players and new fans to experience the Warcraft universe in entirely…

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Blizzard is working on a brand-new survival game for PC and console

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Blizzard is working on a new game and it’s a survival title for PC and consoles. This is according to a call for staffers to help shore up the development team. According to the company, the game will be set in a whole new universe, will be “full of heroes we have yet to meet,” “stories yet to be told,” and “adventures yet to be lived.” That’s all of the information that was posted. The lack of information probably has…

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The days of a new Call of Duty every year might be over

According to a new report, Activision developers are eager for Call of Duty to ditch its yearly release schedule Call of Duty has been releasing a game per year since 2005. That means, for the past 16 years, we’ve got a new Call of Duty release every single year. Even though Activision had multiple teams working on the games – whether that’s Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, Treyarch or Raven – that’s still a lot of game over a relatively short amount of time. But that era could soon be coming to an end. According to a new report from Bloomberg,…