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Catch up on highlights from the last six week of Blizzard news!

Hello faithful readers!  I’ve returned after more than a few weeks off, and after both batches of BlizzCon tickets were sold out, but right now it looks like I will not be going back to Anaheim this year since it seems there were many problems with the new service Blizzard used such as people being able to buy batches of tickets without waiting in line again, tickets not being reserved when trying to buy them, and also there was no actual line as people that got in line late were able to buy tickets before people that were in line first.  I’m not bitter, just sad that I can’t enjoy the festivities with the friends I have made over the years!

Diablo 3 – Can you believe it?  Diablo 3 has just turned 5 years old!  Did you pre-order Overwatch?  If so, you already have access to Mercy’s wingsPatch 2.4.1 is a few weeks old so why not check out these guides?  We also have seen the start to Season 6 and there are many new rewards this Season too!

HearthStone – Make sure you find a local tavern next week for the Americas Spring Preliminary!  The card back for Ranked Play this month is Shadowmoon Valley which looks very cool and may be something I go for this month!  If you haven’t seen it yet, the newest expansion Whispers of the Old Gods is now out and if you have not played HearthStone recently jump back in and get some free packs!!  There have been a LOT of changes to the game recently so make sure you take a look before you jump back into the game!

Heroes of the StormRanked Play is getting pretty much a total change starting on June 14th!  Speaking of new things don’t miss out on what is changing with some of your favorite heroes in the PTR, there are new heroes, mounts, and skins coming like Chromie, Medivh, elemental mounts, and Overwatch skins, then you can’t miss out on playing Tracer from Overwatch!!  If you enjoy watching Heroes on Twitch you should be marking your calendar for these chances to get a new portrait!!  Be sure to buy the latest champion mount before a new champion is crowned in June!

Overwatch – Did I mention that the Digital Goodies from Overwatch are now available in the other Blizzard games now!?  Have you been to Taco Bell recently?  Well special Overwatch cups just might be a good reason for you to visit Taco Bell!  Excited for Overwatch launching?!?  Check out these theaters across the nation that are hosting special launch events!!

StarCraft 2 – Have you not started, or caught up, with the chapters of this game yet?  Then it would be a great time to tell you about a sale ending on the 18th with the first 2 chapters 50% off and the newest chapter is 25% off!!  There are MANY changes coming with Patch 3.3 such as Loading Screen changes, new Co-op content, chat emoticons, AND Abathur is going to be a new Mission Commander (if you pay for him)!!

World of Warcraft – The next expansion, Legion, is going live on August 30th!!  Can’t wait until then?  Well the Beta started this week, we have Patch Notes already, and here is everything in the Beta right now!  Looking for things to do in the regular game this month?  Well there are many things happening in May!  Enjoy reading?  Love Illidan?!  Then get your hands on this new book right now!!

Enjoying the Blitz?  Want to ask some questions or give me ideas for future articles?  Reach out to me on Twitter @rusty_schmidt!

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About the author

Rusty Schmidt

Rusty Schmidt has been into gaming since the family had to get a second Atari 2600 so everybody could play at once and interested in computer gaming since playing Math Blaster and The Oregon Trail all the way back in 5th grade. Later he found the original Diablo and StarCraft games to get hooked on Blizzard games and eventually stopped playing SNES games trading them for PC games because of the online persistence of worlds like SWG and WoW. Currently a Blizzard Correspondent, he looks forward to becoming a Senior Blizzard Correspondent for Nerdvana some day.

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