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Overwatch 2's Free-To-Play Grind And Battle Pass System Has Players Wanting Loot Boxes Back

Overwatch 2’s Free-To-Play Grind And Battle Pass System Has Players Wanting Loot Boxes Back

Image: Blizzard / Kotaku In the two weeks Overwatch 2 has been live—yes, it’s only been two weeks—players have become so disappointed with the hero shooter’s free-to-play grind and battle pass system that they’re longing for the days when the original game had loot boxes. In a post on the Overwatch 2 forumuser LeafyBamboo summarized …

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Competitive Overwatch 2 Players Have A Lot Of Complaints

Competitive Overwatch 2 Players Have A Lot Of Complaints

Image: Activision Blizzard It’s time to reset the clock Overwatch 2 players finding something to be unhappy about with the rocky launch of Blizzard’s sequel hero shooter. Last time—which is to say, two days ago—players discovered that crossplay automatically deactivated aim assist for console players in matches with PC players, thus ruining the fun for …

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Destiny 2's Most Powerful Exotic Gets Controversial Downgrade

Destiny 2’s Most Powerful Exotic Gets Controversial Downgrade

Image: Bungie Destiny 2’s Exotic Trace Rifle Divinity has been the backbone of a lot of players’ arsenals for end game content ever since it was first introduced back in the Shadowkeep expansion in 2019. Yesterday, Bungie finally announced a long-awaited nerf to how powerful it is, and while many are welcoming the change, it’s …

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You Can't Play Overwatch 2 Right Now Because It's Under Attack [UPDATES]

You Can’t Play Overwatch 2 Right Now Because It’s Under Attack [UPDATES]

Screenshots: Blizzard Entertainment If you’ve been having trouble getting into Overwatch 2 on launch, you’re not alone. Blizzard president Mike Ybarra announced on Twitter that the Overwatch 2 servers are currently undergoing a “mass” distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, which typically occurs when something is maliciously flooded with traffic to prevent others from connecting. …

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Overwatch 2 Pre-Reviews Say It's A Worthy Sequel, But The Grind Is A Major Bummer

Overwatch 2 Pre-Reviews Say It’s A Worthy Sequel, But The Grind Is A Major Bummer

The grind is wack.Screenshots: Blizzard Overwatch 2 is almost here, arriving as a free-to-play game on October 4 that will totally supplant the OG hero shooter. While it isn’t playable to the general public yet, a handful of gaming outlets got early access to Blizzard’s upcoming sequel, publishing previews just in time for launch day. …

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Game Devs And Stadia Employees Alike Were Blindsided By The Sudden Shutdown

Game Devs And Stadia Employees Alike Were Blindsided By The Sudden Shutdown

Photo: Hulton Archive / Stringer / Kotaku (Getty Images) Few thought Google’s troubled streaming service, Stadia, might ever become a dominant player in the gaming industry, but almost no one expected it to shut down so abruptly, including the company’s own employees. Stadia VP Phil Harrison, fast becoming the grim reaper of new gaming initiatives, …

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Apex Legends Devs Are Sick Of Players Harassing Them

Apex Legends Devs Are Sick Of Players Harassing Them

Respawn Entertainment took to Twitter this week with a statement condemning the “increased harassment” its employees have faced over the variety of issues plaguing the popular battle royale shooter Apex Legends. In the statement, Respawn said that while it “loves hearing feedback” from the community, attacking developers isn’t healthy constructive criticism. The studio continued, saying …

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Destiny 2 Gives Up On New Challenge, Tacitly Admitting There's A Much Bigger Problem

Destiny 2 Gives Up On New Challenge, Tacitly Admitting There’s A Much Bigger Problem

Image: Bungie Destiny 2‘s Season of Plunder has been a surprisingly enjoyable romp through space pirate fantasy so far, but it hasn’t been without its issues. The biggest one yet materialized this week when a new story quest required players to kill 50 champions before they could progress. Bungie decided to auto-complete the challenge for …

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Is This Destiny 2 Exotic Really Worth $100?

Is This Destiny 2 Exotic Really Worth $100?

Quicksilver Storm is an exotic auto rifle available to certain Lightfall pre-orders.Image: Bungie Bungie’s loot-shooter Destiny 2 will grow once more come February 28, the day its anticipated new Lightfall expansion is slated to launch. But with the “Deluxe” edition launching at the heady price of $100, one naturally wonders if any of the bundled …

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