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Blizzard Entertainment December Game Updates!

There’s a flurry of new content coming to your favourite Blizzard Entertainment games this December, including the return of the Winter Wonderland event in Overwatch; the launch of Tides of Vengeance, the next chapter in the struggle between the Horde and the Alliance in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth; an all-new Toys event to unwrap in Heroes of the Storm; and new Overwatch League away team skins.

New adventures await

TIDES OF VENGEANCE – NEW WORLD OF WARCRAFT: BATTLE FOR AZEROTH CONTENT UPDATE NOW LIVE!

The time for preparation is over; the hour to strike against the enemy faction is now. Tides of Vengeance, the first major content update for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, is now live in Australia and New Zealand!

In Tides of Vengeance, the war between the Horde and the Alliance reaches a crucial turning point, as new allies join the front lines and old heroes take up arms to reclaim what was stolen. Over the course of Tides of Vengeance, players will:

  • Discover the next chapters in the stories of TyrandeSaurfang, and Vol’jin in new character-driven quest lines.
  • Fight for their faction in an all-new raid, the Battle of Dazar’alor, and experience the conflict from both the Horde and the Alliance’s perspective. Available starting 23 January, 2019 along with new Mythic+ content and PvP Season 2.
  • Battle in the ashen shadow of Teldrassil in an all-new co-op Warfront, the Battle for Darkshore, as the night elves strike back against the Forsaken to reclaim their ancestral homeland.
  • Defend Kul Tiras and Zandalar from the enemy faction’s invading forces in Horde and Alliance Assaults breaking out across Battle for Azeroth’s outdoor world.
  • Embark on new Island Expeditions to Jorundall and Havenswood; further customise their gear with updates to the Azerite Armour system; unlock Heritage Armour for the dwarves and blood elves; and more!

In addition, with the launch of Tides of Vengeance, World of Warcraft players who pre-purchased Warcraft III: Reforged – Spoils of War Edition will receive an in-game mount in World of Warcraft: the iconic Meat Wagon, one of the Lich King’s favourite weapons and an invaluable piece of the Scourge arsenal.

 Check out the Tides of Vengeance survival guide on the World of Warcraft community site for all the details.

 

WINTER WONDERLAND RETURNS IN OVERWATCH

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Overwatch is getting into the holiday spirit with the return of the Winter Wonderland seasonal event, live now! Players are invited to expand their collection of seasonal items, enjoy two classic winter brawls, and get ready for lots of holiday fun in this limited-time event.

This year, we’re celebrating by bringing back a pair of Overwatch players’ favourite Arcade brawls: Yeti Hunter and Mei’s Snowball Offensive. We’ve also decked the halls of the Blizzard World map with a sprinkle of wintry holiday cheer.

But we know what everyone really wants most: presents! Unlock new seasonal items—including legendary skins like; Krampus Junkrat, Figure Skater Symmetra, Snow Fox Lucio, Snowboarder Zarya;Sugar Plum Fairy Mercy, and Biathlon Widowmaker; alongside winter gear from last year at reduced credit costs. And last but not least, there are also three new epic skins; Gift Wrap Bastion, Festive Reinhardt, and Winter Ashe (with appropriately decked-out B.O.B.).

OVERWATCH LEAGUE AWAY SKINS NOW AVAILABLE IN-GAME

 Play like the pros! Inaugural season home and away Overwatch League team skins now come bundled; for 100 OWL Tokens, and all previously owned Overwatch League team skins; will be granted their home or away counterpart for free. New expansion team skins are also coming before the 2019 season begins on 15 February!

For more information, visit OverwatchLeague.com.

 

UNWRAP HERO REWORKS, GAMEPLAY UPDATES, AND TOYS IN HEROES OF THE STORM

 

It’s summer here – but winter in the Nexus just got a lot cooler; with the Heroes of the Storm Toys event! Enjoy all-new toy-themed skins, mounts, portraits, and sprays; alongside more festive loot unlocked through an epic Toys event quest, guided by The Kid! In one of Heroes of the Storm’s most extensive event quests to date; roll the dice, complete quests, and unwrap tons of awesome items; as you make your way around the board, including:

  • Cuddlebear Stitches Skin
  • Dehakasaurus Rex Skin
  • Cosmic Force Valeera Skin
  • Cosmic Lion Mount
  • Plush Unicorn Mount
  • The Kid Announcer

For more details on the Toys event, check out the links below:

In addition to the Toys event, hero reworks for Sylvanas, the Banshee Queen and Stitches, the Terror of Darkshire are now live. Sylvanas’ rework makes her a more formidable opponent in team fights; while the Stitches rework helps make the most of his hook talents while refreshing his other skills.

The experience and armour updates that were announced at this year’s BlizzCon as part of the 2019 Gameplay Update are also online. Our goal with the 2019 Gameplay Update is to refine the experience system to keep matches closer than ever. Additionally, armour no longer stacks, making this consistent with the game’s movement speed buffs and debuffs.

In case you missed it, we’re also cleaning up the Nexus with Janitor Leoric and his squeaky-clean Soap Mount. You can also have Kevin “Cloaken” Johnson from the Heroes dev team and the Spotlight videos announce your games with the Cloaken announcer pack.

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Derek 'Dez' Maggs

Board Game & Tech Reviewer / Podcast Host of Rapid Reviews on the Boomer Radio Network / Assistant Producer of Creaytors Series on YouTube / Coffee & Hug Addict

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