Three Diablo 3 mistakes Blizzard says it won’t make with Diablo 4

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Three Diablo 3 mistakes Blizzard says it won’t make with Diablo 4

Blizzard announced Diablo 4 at BlizzCon 2019, but people are still loving and playing Diablo 3 in 2019, almost eight years since Blizzard released it. But before the Reaper of Souls expansion, Diablo 3 wasn’t the lovable, wildly replayable game it is now.

At BlizzCon 2019, we sat down and spoke to executive producer Allen Adham, art director John Mueller, and game director Luis Barriga about avoiding the franchise’s past mistakes.

Pokémon Sword and Shield starter evolutions may have leaked

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Pokémon Sword and Shield starter evolutions may have leaked

The most pressing question that comes with any Pokémon game — besides the “Should I buy X or Y?” question — is which starter to pick. And while initial appearances may endear you to one, we all know that the decision can’t be made until after the evolutions are revealed.

Well, thanks to a few Reddit leaks, we might be able to narrow down the difficult decision upcoming with Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Or not. We’re not able to confirm if these are real. But either way, here’s what’s been leaked.

Overwatch 2’s biggest changes from the original Overwatch

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Overwatch 2’s biggest changes from the original Overwatch

Overwatch is changing. Specifically, it’s getting a sequel — and that means visual and gameplay updates for Blizzard Entertainment’s popular first-person shooter. During BlizzCon 2019’s opening ceremony, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan gave players a peek into Overwatch 2, which doesn’t currently have a release window or platforms.

There’s a lot changing, from visual upgrades to new maps and game modes. Of course, there are also the new co-op story missions, with new replayable hero missions featuring enemy factions to take on. Multiplayer is sticking around, and players will be able to choose from a cast of at least 32 heroes.

Everything new coming to World of Warcraft in Shadowlands

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Everything new coming to World of Warcraft in Shadowlands

World of Warcraft’s next expansion is taking us to the Shadowlands, which are the realms of the dead. This new expansion is all about death, and what comes after that. It’s also going to contain dungeons and raids, quests, storylines, and loot for completing all of the above. While we can expect a lot of the World of Warcraft formula to remain the same, Shadowlands does have some new features that will change the game.

Covenants control different domains within the Shadowlands, and accept souls that fit into their world. Players can ally with one of the four covenants to earn rewards, including a full set of armor, and each Covenant controls a leveling zone. Each Covenant will grant class specific abilities and ongoing companions that can be unlocked through a quest campaign.

Diablo 4 adds customizable skin tones and faces

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Diablo 4 adds customizable skin tones and faces

In Diablo 3, players could switch their character between male and female, but each class was tied to a specific design. Sure, you could be a lady Necromancer, but either way you would be playing a white-haired, pale person with a strong sense of menace and an affinity for skulls. Diablo 4 will be a little different; you’ll be able to customize how your base character looks.

On the BlizzCon 2019 show floor, players will have access to four different premade character designs for each of the demo’s three classes, but there’s a pretty big difference between each portrait. This Diablo game looks like it’s going back to grim aesthetics, and each protagonist will be able to match that.

BlizzCon 2019’s biggest announcements: Diablo 4, Overwatch 2, and an apology

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BlizzCon 2019’s biggest announcements: Diablo 4, Overwatch 2, and an apology

The opening ceremony of BlizzCon 2019, presented live from the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, is over. Here are all the biggest stories, including the first details for Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2, new information on World of Warcraft’s next expansion, and the new autobattler mode coming to Hearthstone.

When Blizzard suspended Hearthstone player Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung over his calls to liberate Hong Kong from Chinese oppression, it set off a chain reaction of negative feedback. That feedback showed up in force, with protestors showing up in person outside the convention center to make their feelings known.

All of your Overwatch cosmetics will be in Overwatch 2

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All of your Overwatch cosmetics will be in Overwatch 2

Overwatch players got to see the unveiling of Overwatch 2 at BlizzCon 2019, with a new cinematic showing new heroes like Sojourn, and fancy new looks for all of our classic characters from the first game. But this raises an obvious question: what about all of your skins, sprays, victory poses, and play of the game highlights?

All of these things will be coming into Overwatch 2; player progression will be saved, and players will be able to access their entire library of content from Overwatch. That means your holiday skins and special emotes will be accessible from day one.

Sojourn is officially coming to Overwatch 2 as a new hero

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Sojourn is officially coming to Overwatch 2 as a new hero

Overwatch 2 is on the way, which looks like a massive change to the core gameplay of the popular hero shooter from Blizzard. There are new heroes on the way as well, including Sojourn.

Sojourn has been a figure in the history of Overwatch since the game’s launch. She originally showed up in the animated short Recall as one of the agents who received the message to re-join Overwatch. She later appeared in Ana’s Origins video as a member of Ana’s team, suggesting strong relationships with other heroes like Soldier: 76, McCree, and Reinhardt.

Overwatch 2 officially revealed at BlizzCon 2019

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Overwatch 2 officially revealed at BlizzCon 2019

Five years after Overwatch was announced at BlizzCon 2014, developer Blizzard Entertainment has introduced its next chapter, Overwatch 2.

Overwatch was released for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One on May 24, 2016. (A Nintendo Switch version was released last month.) The team-based first-person shooter was multiplayer-only, with the world’s story told primarily outside the game. Overwatch 2 is expected to change that, pulling the universe’s story back into the game with a long-awaited story mode.