• Overwatch fans revolt over Blizzard’s plan to lock heroes behind battle pass
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    Overwatch fans revolt over Blizzard’s plan to lock heroes behind battle pass

    Overwatch (opens in new tab) fans are furious that one of the original game’s promises will be broken in the upcoming sequel. For a brief period of time last week—long enough for the internet to take notice—the $40 Watchpoint Pack, which includes access to Overwatch 2’s season one battle pass, exclusive skins, and a heap of the game’s new in-game currency, included a line (opens in new tab) that said premium battle pass owners “automatically receive access to Overwatch’s latest hero Kiriko (opens in new tab)!” Blizzard VP and commercial leader on Overwatch Jon Spector responded (opens in new tab) to the listing on Twitter, clarifying that new heroes will…

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    Blizzard Games Like Overwatch, WoW Lose 13 Percent Of Players

    Overwatch 2, which was first revealed in 2019, was recently delayed.Image: Blizzard Blizzard is in the eye of a storm. In the wake of a departing studio head and two major delays of anticipated games, the Diablo and Overwatch developer is bleeding players across the board, as it revealed during an Activision Blizzard earnings call last night. Across its portfolio, the studio’s monthly active users plummeted by 13 percent year-over-year, to 26 million. It’s no stretch to say that Blizzard is in somewhat of a liminal phase, for obvious reasons. In July, the state of California filed suit against Activision, alleging a deep-seated culture of sexual harassment and discriminaton, with…

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