Overwatch, Upcoming Patch 1.45 detailed in new developer video

In Thursday’s Developer Update Game Director Jeff Kaplan outlines major content coming with Overwatch Patch 1.45 in early February. 
Developer Update | Experimentation & Hero Pools
  1. Balance Philosophy Update
    1. The team is looking to implement more frequent and impactful balance updates with the intention to deliberately change the meta.
    2. Additionally, with more impactful changes planned, the team is open to the idea of reverting changes when necessary.
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EVE Online, Fanfest 2020 coming to Reykjavíkin April

CCP Games, creators of the in-depth and uniquely player-driven spaceship MMO game EVE Online, are proud to reveal a brand-new video that brings the irreverent spirit of Fanfest together with Iceland’s techno punk rock darlings and Eurovision Song Contest 2019 finalists, Hatari.

Featuring CCP Games’ own Permaband, Hatari are charting a course to headline EVE Fanfest 2020, held this year in Reykjavík, Iceland across 2-4 April.… Read the rest

PUBG Season 6 and Survivor Pass: Shakedown available on console

PUBG Season 6 and Survivor Pass: Shakedown are available on console! This new season brings a brand new 2×2 map, Karakin. The map is a small island off the northern coast of Africa and is PUBG’s smallest, most intense experience to date. Players can interact with this new map like never before with breach points into buildings, bullet penetration through certain walls, and underground smuggler tunnels to ambush your enemies.… Read the rest

Mortal Kombat 11, Final Kombat 2020 to be held in Chicago in March

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, NetherRealm Studios and Intersport announced the Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition championship finale, Final Kombat 2020, will feature special appearances by Todd McFarlane (Spawn Creator and McFarlane Toys Creative Director/CEO), Keith David (voice of Spawn in Mortal Kombat 11), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (voice of Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat 11) and Ed Boon (Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios and Co-Creator of Mortal Kombat).… Read the rest

Warcraft III: Reforged, The rebuilding process is complete

Experience a pivotal period in the Warcraft saga through an epic single-player story spanning over 60 missions, and test yourself in battle online with Warcraft III’s timeless competitive multiplayer gameplay.

This full-scale modernization of Blizzard Entertainment’s real-time strategy classic features thoroughly overhauled graphics, a revamped World Editor, and full Battle.net® integration
Relive some of the most epic moments in Azeroth’s history with Warcraft® III: Reforged™, a thorough reimagining of Blizzard’s groundbreaking real-time strategy game.
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The excitement of EVO Japan was palpable all weekend as the best of the best fighting game competitors came together at EVO Japan for knock-down drag-out bouts of high-level fighting game action. This made for the perfect time to share updates pertaining to two of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s premiere fighting game franchises, starting off with…

TEKKEN 7 dropped details about a new Developer Diary featuring a behind the scenes look at the development of two of the game’s most electrifying new characters, Leroy Smith (Wing Chun style) and Fahkumram (Muay Thai style).… Read the rest

Free Fire Champions Cup and Free Fire World Series in 2020

 Free Fire, the world’s most popular mobile battle royale game, has lined up its major esports tournaments and milestones for the year ahead, creating even more opportunities for its global community of gamers to get involved. Building on a successful 2019, Free Fire will host up to 4 international esports tournaments for 2020, with up to $2M in total prize pool up for grabs.
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World of Tanks, New update adds “double-barreled heavies”

World of Tanks welcomes the first update of 2020: 1.7.1. The new version features, among other things, a trio of heavies brandishing a couple of large-caliber guns each. Here’s what you need to know before rushing to research them to take these formidable armored vehicles for a spin.

The double-barreled newcomers are all Soviet, sitting at Tiers VIII, IX, and X in an all-new branch stemming from the KV-3 at Tier VII.… Read the rest

Activision Blizzard And Google – Multi-Year Strategic Relationship

Activision Blizzard and Google announced a multi-year strategic relationship to power new player experiences. Google Cloud will serve as the preferred provider for Activision Blizzard’s game hosting infrastructure and YouTube as its exclusive streaming partner worldwide, excluding China, for live broadcasts of its popular esports leagues and events — including Overwatch League, Call of Duty League, Hearthstone Esports, and more.… Read the rest

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, lunar new year stuff announced

CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, announce a special event for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, celebrating the start of the new lunar year. The event brings the opportunity for players to claim gifts, and purchase festival-themed items on Windows PC and iOS.

The Lunar New Year Festival, which begins today and will run until February 7th, gives players the chance to earn Red Envelopes by winning matches.… Read the rest