Blizzard Reveals Orisa, A New Overwatch Hero

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Ending a relatively short viral publicity campaign, filled with slight red herrings while also teasing the upcoming arrival of Doomfist, Blizzard has announced and released a new Overwatch hero, Orisa. The new Tank hero is an omnic designed by pre-teen genius Efi Oladele. Efi, who we at PDQ suspected to be the new hero, designed Orisa following an attack by Doomfist (a …

Season Four Begins and Brings Changes to Competitive Play

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In a post on the Overwatch Blog, Blizzard announced the beginning of Overwatch’s fourth season of Competitive Play. This season brings with it a number of changes to Competitive Play’s ladder system, and changes to some of the game’s mechanics. The first change is a tweak to the game’s skill rating decay system, which was introduced in season two. The …

Blizzard Unveils Overwatch Game Browser

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In a video posted to the Overwatch YouTube channel, Blizzard announced a new feature for Overwatch. The new game browser offers a unique new way to experience Overwatch, and allows players to customize their gaming experience. The new game browser is an update to the game’s Arcade. The new browser features the ability to create individual games with customizable rulesets, …

Blizzard Continues Korean Hacker Crackdown

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In a blogpost on the Korean Overwatch site, Blizzard released information about the continued crackdown on Korean hackers and nukers. This blogpost is the latest response to a long line of issues that have plagued the Korean Overwatch scene, many of which resulted in a ban of over 10,000 Korean Overwatch accounts in February. The blogpost, which was translated from …

Blizzard Teases Possible New Hero, Efi Oladele

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Blizzard teased a possible new hero today, with a blog post highlighting the eleven year old Numbani robotics genius Efi Oladele. The blog post, which is an interview of Efi, focused on the young genius’ receipt of the “Adawe Foundation’s prestigious ‘genius grant.’” The interview hints at Efi’s possible hero abilities. At one point in the interview Efi says, “I want …

Dungeons for Dummies: A Legion Guide for Ranged DPS Newbies and Late Starters (Part II)

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Part II – We continue our dungeon guide for dummies with: Dungeon 2: The Eye of Azshara (98-110) Located in Azsuna, Broken Isles. Early encounters in this dungeon include things like lightning and tornadoes. Stay out of the blue lightning on the ground, and try to steer clear of the tornadoes. Some mobs (depending on the path your tank chooses) …

Museum Exhibit featuring – World of Warcraft

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World of Warcraft has a place in an exhibit named “Make Software: Change the World!” at The Computer History Museum, 35 miles south of San Fransisco in Mountain View, California. If you are ever in the area you might relish a visit. The exhibit might be more for people who never played WoW, giving them a flavor for what we …

Dungeons for Dummies: A Legion Guide for Ranged DPS Newbies & Late Starters (Part 1)

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Legion Dungeon Essentials for Ranged DPS Hi! I’m a new content writer for PWNcast. I started playing WoW on my own during WOLK, so I learned most of the early stuff the hard way. I thought Teldrassil was an enormous world where I fought with terrifying creatures. I was kicked from my first dungeon cuz I thought the little dice …

Mischief Managed: 2.5 Million Raised

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From December 2nd, 2016 to December 22nd, 2016 World of Warcraft nerds around the world rushed to the Blizzard online store to buy the adorable Mischief the Kitty in-game pet and the Mischief Plush Toy. This adorable and mischievous little fel kitty stole our hearts and our money. The cause for this clamor was an amazing one – with all the proceeds …

Year of the Rooster Overwatch Event Begins

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Blizzard has begun the Year of the Rooster, the newest Overwatch event, today. The event, which features many of the same goodies as other Overwatch events, is styled around the Chinese New Year. The event itself has been subject to a number of leaks yesterday, with non-English versions of the event trailer hitting the web before the official release this morning. …

Jeff Kaplan Discusses PTR Philosophy in New Developer Update

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In a new video released on Blizzard’s Overwatch Youtube channel, Jeff Kaplan went into detail about the Public Test Region for Overwatch. The lead developer spoke about the confusion within the community about the role of the Player Test Region in Overwatch, saying, “a lot of players assume the PTR only exists so that players can give feedback on upcoming changes, …