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Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan has acknowledged that new hero Ashe has aim issues. Players have been complaining that it feels harder to aim with Ashe than heroes like McCree and Soldier 76, and Kaplan explained that it’s because of an issue with her aim-down-sight animation. It can feel “a bit off” if you’re playing…

Hearthstone's Most Entertaining Card Turns Every Game Into Chaos Hearthstone's Most Entertaining Card Turns Every Game Into Chaos

Hearthstone games rarely go according to plan. Sometimes you draw the wrong cards and have to make the most of the situation. Sometimes your opponent discards your most important combo piece and you have to find a new way to win the game. Once you play the game enough, you start to get familiar with the decks you’re…

Everyone Could Use A Little McCree Everyone Could Use A Little McCree

Good Smile Company’s big-headed McCree figure is every bit the roguish cowboy fans know and love, even if his high noon is a lot lower than normal. 

Diablo III on Switch just got updated with a way better home screen icon. It doesn’t make the actual game better or anything, but on the other hand, maybe it also kind of does?

Toronto Esports Team Pulls Out Of Overwatch Because It Couldn't Use 'Toronto' Anymore Toronto Esports Team Pulls Out Of Overwatch Because It Couldn't Use 'Toronto' Anymore

There’s taking your ball and going home, and then there’s whatever Toronto Esports just did. After a few days of unusual tweets from the organization’s president and founder, including an unanswered challenge issued to Overwatch League’s new Toronto team, Toronto Esports suddenly dropped out of Overwatch’s minor…

Overwatch’s newest hero, Ashe, is live. The new patch also includes a handful of other changes, including buffs to Mercy, Symmetra, Reaper, and Roadhog, the latter of whom Kotaku’s resident Roadhog expert Cecilia D’Anastasio says is now “saved.”

Some Theories About The Diablo Immortal Backlash Some Theories About The Diablo Immortal Backlash

Why was the Diablo Immortal backlash so severe? Why didn’t Blizzard see it coming? Today on Kotaku Splitscreen, we discuss.

Overwatch's Next Big Patch Will Require A Full Reinstall Of The Game [Update] Overwatch's Next Big Patch Will Require A Full Reinstall Of The Game [Update]

Overwatch has had a handful of sizable patches in the past, but the next major one—which presumably will include new hero Ashe—is going to necessitate a full reinstall of the game.

Overwatch Probably Won't Get A Hero Wackier Than Wrecking Ball Overwatch Probably Won't Get A Hero Wackier Than Wrecking Ball

There was a time, hard as it might be to remember, when Overwatch’s wackiest hero was a peanut-butter-loving science ape from the moon. Earlier this year, however, he was usurped by a mech-piloting, robo-voiced, Thunderdome-battling hamster who’s also from the moon. How do you top that? Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan…

When Hearthstone Pros Get Bored, Out Come The Wacky Decks When Hearthstone Pros Get Bored, Out Come The Wacky Decks

Hearthstone’s Boomsday Project expansion has been live for two months now, and as tends to happen at the end of the expansion cycle, the game is beginning to feel like a waiting room for the December 4 launch of the next set, Rastakhan’s Rumble. Iterations of Hearthstone’s most powerful decks have reigned for months,…

Jeff Kaplan's Plans To Combat Overwatch Fatigue Jeff Kaplan's Plans To Combat Overwatch Fatigue

This year’s BlizzCon was an odd one on a lot of levels, but I was personally stricken by the number of friends and acquaintances who told me they’d taken weeks or months off from playing Overwatch. Last year and the year before, it was an obsession. Lately, though, it’s felt a little stale. Despite that sentiment,…

Blizzard Is Adding World of Warcraft References To Warcraft III: Reforged Blizzard Is Adding World of Warcraft References To Warcraft III: Reforged

At first glance, remastering 2002’s Warcraft III seems like a fairly straightforward task. Take the ugly bits and make them pretty. Overhaul the cutscenes. Give all the muddy terrain and building textures a 2018 makeover. Redo Arthas’ weird face. For Blizzard’s classics team, though, that’s just the beginning.

Blizzard Explains Why Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero Blizzard Explains Why Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero

Overwatch fans disappointed with Ashe should know that six new heroes are in the works, Blizzard has told Kotaku, and that fans hoping for more diversity in the popular game’s cast of characters will hopefully find what they’re looking for in upcoming updates.

Overwatch's Ashe Is More Than Just Another Sniper Overwatch's Ashe Is More Than Just Another Sniper

In many ways, Overwatch’s newest hero Ashe is a contradiction. She’s pinpoint-accurate at a distance, but she’s not exactly a sniper in the same sense as Widowmaker or Hanzo. Her HP pool drains faster than a water balloon hitting a ceiling fan, but she can get down in the thick of things and help capture points.

Sources: Blizzard Scrapped Plans For Diablo 4 Video [CORRECTION] Sources: Blizzard Scrapped Plans For Diablo 4 Video [CORRECTION]

When Blizzard’s sole Diablo announcement at this year’s BlizzCon turned out to be a game for phones, it set off a firestorm of angry reactions from fans who had hoped for a new Diablo on PC. But what about Diablo 4?

Blizzard Says It Wasn't Expecting Fans To Be This Angry About Diablo Immortal Blizzard Says It Wasn't Expecting Fans To Be This Angry About Diablo Immortal

Yesterday, during a BlizzCon Q&A shortly after the announcement of mobile game Diablo Immortal, a fan in a red shirt approached the mic. “Just was wondering,” he said in a deadpan tone, “is this an out-of-season April Fool’s joke?” The audience cheered. It was just the beginning of a very long weekend for Blizzard.…

As I rushed to an interview at BlizzCon this morning, I found my path blocked by a procession of murlocs. There were at least 30 of them—likely more. They were walking from the show floor to the convention center’s doors. For what purpose, we will probably never know.

World Of Warcraft's 'Rise of Azshara' Update Will Take Us To The Land Of The Naga World Of Warcraft's 'Rise of Azshara' Update Will Take Us To The Land Of The Naga

World of Warcraft’s first major post-Battle for Azeroth content update, Tides of Vengeance, launches on December 11, but that’s not important right now. The update after that, Rise of Azshara, will take players to the naga home of Azjatar, the lost gnome city of Mechagon, and beyond.

Behold, BlizzCon’s giant Lego D.Va statue. Yes, she’s made of Lego bricks. No, you probably won’t be able to buy this one in the near future.

Blizzard Announces Diablo Immortal For Phones Blizzard Announces Diablo Immortal For Phones

If you were hoping for Diablo 4, you’re going to have to wait a while longer. The next Diablo game is Diablo Immortal, announced today at BlizzCon, and it’s a phone game that Blizzard says is “coming soon.”

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