Update: New Overwatch Archives: Storm Rising Skin - Scientist Moira

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Science will reveal the truth!

Moira is a brilliant scientist, but all of her skins look the same, just different colors, with the exception of Blackwatch and the Halloween Banshee skin. I was hoping for something a bit more imaginative.

The Play Overwatch site also shows that there are 7, (6 now that Moira’s skin has been revealed) more skins to be unlocked. Who could they be for?

From original article.

We know that Overwatch skins help to tell the story of the heroes (and villains) we play. And Baptiste was one of Talon’s best combat medics until he went AWOL. He had originally joined Talon as a means to an end, but soon grew tired of being witness to and participating in their evil deeds. So he chucked the deuces and disappeared, until he was tracked down in Port-au-Prince, Haiti by his former team.

So, I’m hoping Orisa gets a new skin. She recently received a new skin, but compared to her counterparts, she’s lacking in the skins department. I’d also like to see a kind of sexy Mei skin. Thick girls are sexy too, dammit! And no, sexy does NOT have to equal revealing. But something less frumpy.

We’ll keep you updated on the new skin reveals as the come. Who else do you think will get a new skin this event?

Update: New Overwatch Archives: Storm Rising Skin - Circus Junkrat

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This Circus skin is perfect for causing mayhem!

Junkrat gets to have all the fun when it comes to Overwatch skins. This new skin is no different. I find myself needing this skin badly.

The Play Overwatch site also shows that there are 7 more skins to be unlocked. Who could they be for?

From original article.

We know that Overwatch skins help to tell the story of the heroes (and villains) we play. And Baptiste was one of Talon’s best combat medics until he went AWOL. He had originally joined Talon as a means to an end, but soon grew tired of being witness to and participating in their evil deeds. So he chucked the deuces and disappeared, until he was tracked down in Port-au-Prince, Haiti by his former team.

So, I’m hoping Orisa gets a new skin. She recently received a new skin, but compared to her counterparts, she’s lacking in the skins department. I’d also like to see a kind of sexy Mei skin. Thick girls are sexy too, dammit! And no, sexy does NOT have to equal revealing. But something less frumpy.

We’ll keep you updated on the new skin reveals as the come. Who else do you think will get a new skin this event?

New Overwatch Skin: Talon Baptiste

This is probably one of the least surprising new skin reveals, but still cool nonetheless…

You cannot release a new hero and former Talon agent just before Overwatch Archive: Storm Rising and NOT give them a new skin for the Archive event. So yeah, we knew this skin was coming this batch.Still, Bae-tiste Baptiste looks pretty dope.

We know that Overwatch skins help to tell the story of the heroes (and villains) we play. And Baptiste was one of Talon’s best combat medics until he went AWOL. He had originally joined Talon as a means to an end, but soon grew tired of being witness to and participating in their evil deeds. So he chucked the deuces and disappeared, until he was tracked down in Port-au-Prince, Haiti by his former team.

So, I’m hoping Orisa gets a new skin. She recently received a new skin, but compared to her counterparts, she’s lacking in the skins department. I’d also like to see a kind of sexy Mei skin. Thick girls are sexy too, dammit! And no, sexy does NOT have to equal revealing. But something less frumpy.

We’ll keep you updated on the new skin reveals as the come. Who else do you think will get a new skin this event?

Update: There's a Storm Brewing in Overwatch Archives: Storm Rising Named Maximilien

Update: There's a Storm Brewing in Overwatch Archives: Storm Rising Named Maximilien

Update: We have a closer look at Maximilien.

Blizzard released another teaser giving us a closer look at Maximilien. The Overwatch strike team is surveiling the streets of Havana looking for Doomfist’s accountant, Maximilien.

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There's a Storm Brewing in Overwatch Archives: Storm Rising

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Blizzard released the teaser, Overwatch Archives: Storm Rising that will feature the Overwatch strike team of Mercy, Winston, and Genji with Tracer leading the team.

While accessing the latest archived file we find a transmission for Commander Morrison from an Overwatch operative known only as Sojourn at the moment.

Commander Morrison, I have a proposal. We’re going at catching Doomfist the wrong way. He’s clean. But his accountant, Maximilien? Follow the money and you’ll find the dirt you need.
— Sojourn

Here’s what we know so far. The strike team will be going after Maximilien, a member of Talon’s inner circle. The recording says that Maximilien is Doomfist’s accountant. And we know that Maximilien is a wealthy omnic who owns a casino in Monaco.

This could be related to property in Havana being bought up by a foreign entity. We assumed the foreign entity was Talon, which looks to be correct. Maximilien must be the one buying up all of the property in Havana, possibly using the rum company to launder money and the port, also mentioned in the Havana Sun newspaper, to ship something other than rum.

As a hurricane approaches Havana, we believe this is where the Archives event will take place. The title “Storm Rising” could be reference to, not only the impending storm, but the hunt for Maximilien as well as putting the strike team to the test.

I know you’re worried about sending the strike team out again after what happened with Reinhardt…I’m putting Tracer in charge…she’s grown as a leader since the King’s Row mission and I know you’ll agree.
— Sojourn

A storm is definitely on its way to the Caribbean. We still don’t have all of the details about Overwatch Archives: Storm Rising, but Blizzard will release more soon enough. They love to keep fans on the edges of their seats. Surely, the days leading up to the release of the event will be filled with new skins and more teaser info.

The Overwatch Archives: Storm Rising events will be from April 16 to May 6. Are you excited for Archives 2019?

Say Goodbye to Loot Boxes in Heroes of the Storm

Until The week of March 26, Gems were the only in-game currency that players could purchase with real currency in Heroes of the Storm. That option has been removed.

In recent years, Loot Boxes have become a fixture in the most popular games (Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Objective, Apex Legends, etc.). But Blizzard Entertainment has decided to make changes to how players can purchase loot chests in HotS.

Since the controversy with the loot boxes of Star Wars: Battlefront II, developers have been eyeing options to remove loot boxes or improve their loot box system so as not to be seen as creating “pay to win” games. The March 18, 2019 patch does not go into detail about why Blizzard is making changes to loot boxes. They only make it clear that players will no longer be able to use real currency to purchase loot boxes.

Starting the week of March 26, all Loot chests earned through progression (except Hero-specific Chests), Heroes Brawl, or by spending Gold will be Caldeum Complex Loot Chests. These loot chests guarantee at least one item from the Caldeum Complex or previous years’ Lunar New Year Spring events. Carve out your place among the infamous gangs and score yourself some sweet loot before the streets calm on April 30!

HotS players will still be able to use real currency to buy Gems, Heroes, Bundles, Stimpacks, and Featured Items. But because the randomized loot boxes are seen as a form of gambling, Gems cannot be used to purchase them.

The changes could be influenced by recent concerns about paid loot boxes being a form of gambling and politicians both in the U.S. and the EU have proposed legislation to remove loot boxes from games. And to comply with the Belgian Gaming Commission, Blizzard removed paid loot boxes from both Overwatch and HotS in 2018 from their games in Belgium.

Blizzard Announces Toxicity is Down in Overwatch

Blizzard Announces Toxicity is Down in Overwatch

Toxicity in gaming is a huge problem. Fortunately, some developers, like Blizzard, are taking measures to reduce problematic behavior in gaming.

At the 2019 Game Developers Conference, Blizzard research developer Natasha Miller said toxicity in Overwatch is down 40 percent since last year. They attribute the decline in “problematic behavior” to the in-game measures Blizzard implemented in 2018.

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Has World of Warcraft Lost Its "Wow" Factor?

Has World of Warcraft Lost Its "Wow" Factor?

After playing World of Warcraft for 14 years, Battle for Azeroth is the first expansion where I took a break from the game for more than two weeks. Did “Battle for Azeroth” kill World of Warcraft?

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Overwatch Hero #30, Baptiste - Already on PTR

Overwatch Hero #30, Baptiste - Already on PTR

Our newest support hero, Baptiste, is ready to make the world a better place.

When Baptiste was confirmed as Overwatch Hero #30, we predicted what some of his abilities could be. We were right. We compared our predictions with his abilities.

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