Category: Overwatch

The opening ceremony for blizzcon has concluded, here’s a summary of everything new that was announced:

  • Brightpaw the Mana Kitty, will be this year’s charity ingame WoW pet on the blizzard store
  • Diablo will get a patch 2.4
  • Starcraft 2 will get mission packs, they will provide new stories and missions for the players to play.
    • The first is “Nova Covert Ops”
    • It will have 3 new missions
  • The trailer for the Warcraft movie was shown

  • Heroes of the Storm will get a new game mode next year: The Arena
    • The heroes you play will be randomly chosen (you can choose from 3 random heroes)
    • You could have 5 of the same hero on your team (e.g. 5 illidans)
    • It’s a small, single objective battleground
  • Heroes of the storm new heroes: Genn Greymane, Lunara, Cho’gall (played by 2 players)
    • Cho’gall will be given to blizzcon attendees, those with virtual tickets and a few players on battle.net
    • The rest will have to earn Cho’gall through a quest.
      • You will have to play 2 games with someone who does have cho’gall to get him.
      • If you as cho’gall owner play 4 games with someone who doesn’t have him, you’ll get gold in Heroes.
  • Heroes of the storm new battleground: Towers of Doom
  • Hearthstone is going to get a new adventure: The League of Explorers
    • You will have to defeat challenges for every wing. Completing each wing will give you a legendary card.
    • A new mechanic will be introduced “Discover”. This will present you 3 random cards from which you get to choose 1. It will be appropriate for your deck.
    • It will release later this month! Infact, it starts on Thursday!
  • Overwatch gains 3 new heroes: D.VA, Mei and Genji
  • Overwatch gains 1 new map: Hollywood
  • Overwatch will need to be bought. You’ll get all heroes and maps with it.
  • There will be a special edition: Overwatch Origins
    • This will have 5 different hero skins.
    • This will lprovide ingame bonuses like other collector’s edition games. WoW ingame pet, HS cardback, etc. (Tracer hero for Heroes of the Storm)
  • Origins edition will also be brought to XBOX One and PS4.
  • You can buy at buyoverwatch.com it will give you a pre-purchase widowmaker skin.
  • Overwatch will launch in the spring of 2016.
  • WoW Legion:
    • Gul’dan’s mission was to tear a hole in reality
    • Illidan will help the Alliance and Horde to defeat The Burning Legion
    • The intro cinematic for Legion was shown
    • Will launch summer 2016
    • You can pre-order it now.

Gamescom brought a lot of new content previews for most of the Blizzard games! Here’s an overview of all the announcements:
Hearthstone – More cards, the joust mechanic and more rewards for ranked play
Heroes of the Storm – 3 new heroes and 1 battleground
Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void – Allied Commanders preview
Overwatch – New hero Lúcio

In the next 4 days there are going to be livestream previews/announcements each day on http://www.blizzgc.com/

Here’s an overview of the biggest ones:
Thurs 17:45 WoW
Fri 17:00 HotS
Fri 18:00 HS
Sat 18:00 SC2
Sun 17:00 WoW

The podcast is back and this week we talk about the data mined information from the 6.1 PTR and the idea of gear art going back to class themes rather than environment and raid themes.

6.0.3 Hotfixes: January 15

There are also new hotfixes, check them out below!

Quote from: Blizzard
6.0.3 Hotfixes: January 15

Here you’ll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft patch 6.0.3. Hotfixes are updates we make on our end without requiring you to download a new patch. Some of the hotfixes below take effect the moment they were implemented, while others may require your realm to be restarted to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client- side patch update. We will continue to update this list as additional hotfixes are applied.

Hotfixes have been listed by the date they’ve been implemented. The hotfixes have also been compiled by category for those wanting a quick summary of all hotfixes that have been applied since Patch 6.0.3.

Patch 6.0.x Information

January 15

Class

  • Paladin
    • Protection
      • Reduced the damage of Seal of Truth for Protection Paladins by 80%. Protection Paladins should primarily use Seal of Insight for defensive value.
      • [Currently in Testing]Seraphim now grants 750 of each stat for Protection Paladins (down from 1000).

Garrisons, Followers, and Outposts

  • Garrison Campaign
    • Garrison Campaign quests can now be found in the quest log under the “Garrison Campaign” category.

Bug Fixes

  • Classes
    • Warlock
      • Fixed an issue in in which glyphs could cause crowd controlled (cc’d) targets to have Damage Over Time spells (DoTs) removed which would cause stored Soul Swap DoT’s to be removed from Warlocks.
  • Garrisons
    • Invasions
      • Corrected a bug in which Horde players weren’t receiving credit toward the “It’s an Invasion!” and “Invasion Specialist” Achievements for completing the introductory invasion quest.
    • Buildings
      • Mine
        • Miners now continue working after midnight instead of taking an unscheduled coffee break.

blizzcon logoIt’s been a long day full of panels and excitement here’s an overview of our coverage of day 1 of blizzcon!