Inside the Latest Overwatch Short Story with Author Christie GoldenOverwatch“Stone by Stone” author Christie Golden discusses writing, her foray into the Overwatch universe, and being one within the Iris. The Whats, Whys, and Hows of the Overwatch Priority PassOverwatchLearn more about the Priority Pass feature now testing on the PTR from principal game designer Scott Mercer. Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War Nuketown Weapon BundleInside BlizzardAvailable now in Black Ops Cold War, the Nuketown Weapon Bundle is a 10-item pack that features an Epic shotgun Weapon Blueprint, a half-dozen mannequin Weapon Charms, and other items to help prepare for the Nuketown ‘84 launch in December. Stroke by Stroke: Community Artist JaviDraws on Designing Symmetra SpraysOverwatchJaviDraws talks about the art industry, what Symmetra means to her, and designing sprays for Overwatch. What’s Playing in Late NovemberInside BlizzardFrostmourne, the runeblade wielded by Warcraft’s Lich King, has consumed countless souls during the reign of Arthas Menethil. As the Lich King, Arthas was one of the greatest threats facing the heroes of Azeroth, but in the end, even his rule could not last forever. Kings rise, and kings fall; the in between is all that counts. If you’d like to make sure you never miss a gaming beat, we have just the blog for you. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Blizzard Gear Fest is Here!Inside BlizzardCheck out some of the new gear available this holiday season. Restore order to the battlefield in Symmetra’s Restoration Challenge!OverwatchEarn new rewards—including Marammat Symmetra, inspired by Christie Golden’s new short story, “Stone by Stone”—by winning games and watching Overwatch on Twitch. Welcome to Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold WarInside BlizzardThe much-anticipated direct sequel to the original Black Ops will be available to play at 9:00 PM PT on Nov 12 / 12:00AM ET on Nov 13. Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War Pre-Loading, File Size, and Confrontation Weapon Pack DetailsInside BlizzardPrepare for Black Ops Cold War with this pre-load guide, and learn about the free bundle you’ll get for pre-purchasing the game: the Confrontation Weapons Pack. A Deep Dive into the Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War CampaignInside BlizzardWith the help of Raven’s Senior Creative Director Dan Vondrak, we detail three missions from the game’s mind-bending Campaign: Nowhere Left to Run, Fracture Jaw, and Desperate Measures. Six Tails and a Whole Lot of Tools: Behind the Scenes of Shin-Ryeong D.VaOverwatchThe artists behind Shin-Ryeong D.Va share more about the creation of her fiercest skin yet. What’s Playing in Early NovemberInside BlizzardNo one loves delving deep into other people’s secrets more than Overwatch’s most famous hacker, Sombra. No firewall is too strong, no encryption too intricate to keep her out for long. If you have something to hide, you best pray that Sombra won’t take an interest, as the only way to beat this cybernetic vigilante at her own game is to spill the beans before she does. So, let’s pull back the curtain and see what’s next on our gaming calendar. Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War PC Launch TrailerInside BlizzardGet to know the game’s upcoming features for PC in a stunning 4K trailer and check the minimum and recommended specifications for the game. Get your gear on this holiday season with Blizzard’s Gear Fest!Inside BlizzardWe're kicking things off with some new World of Warcraft merch! Season Six: The Haunting of Verdansk Descends Upon Warzone™ and Modern Warfare®Inside BlizzardTwo iconic villains from the silver screen highlight a blockbuster Halloween event packed with new weapons, new modes, and a Trick or Treat reward system for operators brave enough to endure the terror for some scary good rewards. How to slim down your Call of Duty: Modern Warfare install and save disk spaceInside BlizzardTo help you better manage the game’s size, the latest update now lets you customize your installation, allowing you to trim the game down to your favorite modes and unloading the parts of the game you’re pressing pause on for the moment. Traces of Tracer: A History of the First Overwatch HeroOverwatchBefore you dive into issue #2 of Tracer’s titular comic, London Calling, discover more about how the most iconic character of Overwatch became who she is today. What’s Playing in Late OctoberInside BlizzardMarshall Jim Raynor, StarCraft’s backwater lawman turned reluctant interstellar war hero, knows a thing or two about plans, specifically about what happens when plans make contact with the enemy. Raynor has seen more action than most Terrans, and even though he’s seen the chaos of battle more times than he’d care for, he understands the value of going into battle with a plan. And if being prepared is your thing, this blog should help you lay out your gaming schedule for the rest of this month. Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War Beta Minimum and Recommended Specs, Pre-Load InformationInside BlizzardReady to play the Beta on PC? Make sure your rig is up to specifications and get intel on pre-load information. Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War Open Beta: Everything You Need to KnowInside BlizzardPrepare to drop into the Black Ops Cold War Beta with this guide including a schedule, redemption instructions for Early Access, and pre-load info. Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War Zombies – A New BeginningInside BlizzardWelcome to a new Zombies chapter! What’s Playing in Early OctoberInside BlizzardAmong the angels of Diablo’s High Heavens, the tale of the Archangel Malthael serves as a dire warning of what may become of those who abandon wisdom in pursuit of single-minded zealotry. In his quest to end the Great Conflict by whatever means necessary, Malthael lost sight of the greater purpose, betrayed the High Heavens, and sealed his own fate. It’s important to stay mindful of the big picture and to never let your focus narrow so much that you miss what’s right in front of you. Luckily, we’ve got just the blog to help you keep track of everything that lies ahead! Season Six Battle Pass is Now LiveInside BlizzardWe’re nearing All Hallows and the ghouls are out in force in the Season Six Battle Pass. Alongside the introduction of Operators Farah and Nikolai, unlock an array of horror themed content across 100 tiers. Here are some highlights: Season Six: Get Your IntelInside BlizzardIncoming Reinforcements – Warzone™ Subway System, Return of Farah and Nikolai Highlight a Packed Season Six of Modern Warfare® Save the Date for BlizzConline™ February 19–20BlizzConMark your calendars! We’re looking to channel the spirit of BlizzCon into an online show in the beginning of next year—and we’re sending out an early invitation for cosplayers, artists, community creators, and aspiring murlocs to participate. Find out what you need to know to prepare. Comic Book Tracer: Cheers, love! The artist’s hereOverwatchWe spoke with character art director Arnold Tsang about the creative process behind the latest Overwatch challenge skin, his love for comics, and what Tracer means to him. What’s Playing in Late SeptemberInside BlizzardGelbin Mekkatorque, Warcraft’s king of the Gnomes and High Tinker of Gnomeregan, is arguably one of the most inventive minds active in Azeroth today. No design is too challenging, no schematic too complex for the gnomes’ beloved leader. Of course, Gelbin is a master planner and extraordinarily organized, so keeping track of everything going is as easy as breathing for him. But the rest of us can use a little help every once in a while to remind us of the big happenings on our gaming calendars. Blink into battle in Tracer’s Comic Challenge!OverwatchJoin the fight and earn limited-time rewards, including Comic Book Tracer (epic), by winning games and watching Overwatch on Twitch. Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer RevealedInside BlizzardThe next generation of global combat is here with the iconic Black Ops Multiplayer experience featuring Treyarch’s signature combat, deniable operations, and a connected experience across Warzone™, platforms, and console generations.