Gamescom 2018: Blizzard’s Overwatch D.Va animated short and Busan map, Diablo comic, and Hearthstone Puzzle Lab


Blizzard’s been busy at Gamescom this year. As promised, the studio delivered the Overwatch goods bright and early this morning for the Cologne audience: It revealed both the new Shooting Star animated short, which focuses on D.Va, and announced that Busan will be the game’s next new map.

“Now available on the PTR! Teams can dive in and battle for control of three prominent locations within one map: Sanctuary, Downtown, and MEKA Base. Explore the serene setting of the Sanctuary, featuring an ancient temple, beautiful gardens, and historic architecture Clash in the bustling metropolis of Downtown, where players will fight across a busy PC bang, flashy karaoke bar, and central light rail station… but watch out for the train! Contest your position in the MEKA Base—home of South Korea’s frontline defense against the gwishin omnic attacks.”

Of course, there’s more!

Hearthstone got a new animated short too that almost got lost in the noise. It’s called Hearth and Home, and it coincided with the launch of the game’s Puzzle Lab single-player content yesterday.

The Diablo franchise is getting a brand-new comic coming in November. We’re sure just it’s just a coincidence that it’s happening right after BlizzCon and whatever Diablo thing winds up happening there.

Finally, and speaking of BlizzCon, Blizzard is kicking off “BlizzCon Season” with a recap of past events and a look at the festivities upcoming this round. There’s even an infographic for you numbers junkies.


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Neat little film, but the rest of this is a lot of nothing.


That’s not a new Hearthstone cinematic >.>


Just a heads up, Hearth and Home isn’t a new short, that was from last year’s Gamescom.

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The company is becoming really stale.

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Hum…not a bad video by any way, shape or form, but it does feels a bit off. In her entire participation in both games ( Hots and OW ), is nothing much if not a convo of gamer references. I get that they’re trying to deepen their characters but since their realistic representation doesn’t hold up that well, i don’t see this anymore than mere eyecandy for the gamers.

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It IS very nice and well animated eye candy though and they have some really talented people on that side of things.

I really wish blizzard would do a animated feature length or series for one of its franchises, Warcraft, Overwatch or Diablo would be good with me. I never got into Starcraft so don’t have any connection with that franchise at all.


Morning Bree, found a typo: “The Diablo franchise is getting a brand-new comic coming in November. We’re just it’s just a coincidence”