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Choose wisely: You can now change your terrible Blizzard BattleTag

Blizzard is now giving Battle.net users the ability to change their BattleTag, with the first change being free. Additional changes will cost $10, similar to the approach taken by Xbox Live.
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High-bandwidth mode provides a tighter online experience on 'Overwatch' for PC

Blizzard's latest "Overwatch" developer update reveals that the game's servers now provide a high-bandwidth mode for tighter online gameplay for the PC. The team has yet to roll it out to all regions and is still researching…
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Blizzard’s ‘Warcraft Adventures’ surfaces 18 years after project was scrapped

More than 18 years after the project was officially canned, Blizzard's long-lost point-and-click adventure game Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans has surfaced as a downloadable PC game via unofficial channels.
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Blizzard ripping cards out of Arena Mode in 'Hearthstone' to create more balance

In an upcoming update, Blizzard will remove 45 cards from the Arena Mode in "Hearthstone" to create a more balanced experience across all nine playable classes. The team will monitor Arena mode to see how this change affects the gameplay…
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'World of Warcraft: Legion' sells more than 3 million copies in a day

World of Warcraft: Legion has seen an enormous launch, with the most concurrent players since Cataclysm hit shelves in 2010. It managed to sell more than 3.3 million copies in just a day.
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Blizzard launches ‘World of Warcraft: Legion’ companion app allowing more mobile access

A new app from Blizzard allows World of Warcraft players to keep endgame quests and their base of operations ticking over from their smartphone, then reap the rewards once they return to the game.
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Everyone can try the latest ‘Overwatch’ map for free next weekend

If you haven't checked out "Overwatch" already, Blizzard's team-based first-person shooter will be free to play in an upcoming weekend on Xbox One and PS4. It will include all 22 heroes and 13 maps, providing everything Overwatch offers.
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A beginner’s guide to mastering the many classes of ‘Overwatch’

'Overwatch,' is quite a hit, though it might be a bit overwhelming for new players. Check out our in-depth guide for explanations on each of the different characters, as well as a few tips and tricks.
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Bastion might look like a killing machine, but the latest 'Overwatch' short shows he's a sweetie

Overwatch's Bastion is one of the most deadly characters in the game, but he still has kindness in his mechanical heart, and the game's latest animated short proves that. Just don't startle him.
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New 'Overwatch' map is a German castle named Eichenwalde

Blizzard has announced that the first new multiplayer map to be added to Overwatch post-release will be Eichenwalde, a sprawling German castle with deep links to Bastion's backstory.
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Moving the payload! ‘Overwatch’ gets major change to competitive play

Overwatch's competitive play has already seen some pretty radical changes (no more all-Torbjörn teams!) but the game's ranking system is also getting a facelift. No longer will you plummet in rank for a few bad games.
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Blizzard may tease a remastered 'StarCraft' in September, with a full reveal at BlizzCon 2016

Blizzard is expected to introduce "StarCraft HD" in September followed by a more detailed reveal during BlizzCon 2016 in November. The game originally shipped in 1998, and the new HD release will likely use the latest version of the…