Tagged: Activision Blizzard

The new year is upon us and so is the new season of competitive play in Overwatch. This time around the developer has made a few changes to the ranking system and who you are matched with meaning that games should be a little more balanced. This time around the difference between the highest and lowest ranked players in a match will be much smaller. This means that you will be playing against people of a much similar skill level to yours than you have been in previous seasons. The difference in ranking will now fall to between these ranges: … Read More »

In the past few years the eSport community has gone from strength to strength with events filling arenas around the world and attracting millions of viewers online. Well very soon a new game could be added to the eSports roster. That’s right, Overwatch could be going pro, that’s according to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick. While speaking at a panel dedicated to eSports at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit he touched on the subject of Overwatch having pro leagues. “What we’re doing is creating professional content. So we’re organizing around teams and leagues. You will have the Overwatch League … Read More »

We are loving Overwatch here at XboxoneUK at the moment it’s a refreshing take on the first person shooter genre and it’s success has been a real surprise to some. HERE you can read our recent review for this excellent game. It’s been hinted that there is a new character to be added to the game in a new in-universe blog post which you can find HERE. At the moment there are five known Overwatch founders and they are: Jack Morrison (Soldier: 76) Gabriel Reyes (Reaper) Ana Amari (Pharah’s mother) Reinhardt Wilhelm Torbjorn Lindholm The interesting part of this that included within … Read More »

We know what you might be thinking is this exactly great news for Blizzards foray into first person shooters? Many may say not that depends or not if you are a fan of Black Ops 3 or not. Treyarch one of Activision development studios for the Call of Duty franchise helped Blizzard out as obviously fantasy MMO’s are usually their thing. The Diablo and World of Warcraft creators wanted to make sure that their shooter played well on a consoles controller so enlisted Treyarch to help with specifically the aim assist so it is not jarring as sometimes it can … Read More »

Those of you who are looking forward to Blizzards upcoming game Overwatch you will be disappointed that you won’t get to play the closed beta this month as originally planned. Instead the developer are pushing it back to sometime in February as they are apparently adding even more content. One of the things that they are adding is a as yet unknown new game mode. “One of the things we noticed players consistently mentioning was their desire for more game modes in Overwatch, in addition to Point Capture and Payload. Without getting into specifics, we are working on a new game … Read More »

Fans of Diablo 3 should start getting excited right about now. A huge update is on its way and will include the Greyhollow Island expansion. Expansion 2.4 will be released before the start of the new season on January 15 with the date of January 12 been floated around. Brandy Camel from the Diablo Community has been talking with fans. “The January 15th date is the start of the new season, we plan to release the patch prior to the start of Season 5. While we typically patch on Tuesdays, dates can always shift if we run into technical issues … Read More »

Major League Gaming, once the largest esports company in North America, is going out of business. In a special meeting on Dec. 21, MLG’s Board of Directors approved an Asset Purchase Agreement granting Activision Blizzard a large majority of MLG’s assets in exchange for $46 million. The next day, a letter went out to stockholders informing them of the sale. We have included an excerpt below: In addition to these changes, CEO Sundance DiGiovanni has been removed from his role and replaced by Greg Chisholm, MLG’s former CFO. The move was done as a “corporate action taken without a stockholders’ … Read More »

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