Overwatch lights up Lunar New Years, Diablo II expects a testing log jam for Patch 2.4


The Year of the Tiger roared into Overwatch this week with a multi-week Lunar New Year celebration event.

The celebration, which goes until February 15th, is loaded with limited-time rewards to warn. Players can go bounty hunting, capture the flag, and simply play a whole bunch of normal games to rack up a wide variety of goodies.

“To commemorate the occasion, we’re bringing rich new rewards for you to unlock: set a lantern alight with Genji, illuminate the night with Orisa’s sparklers, don some New Year-ready attire as Seolbim Mercy, flit around the battlefield in Nezha Tracer’s fire-heeled shoes, and more!”

Meanwhile in another Blizzard title, Diablo II is in the thick of testing Patch 2.4 on the PTR — something which the studio fully expects to cause a bit of a log jam as players try to get in through the door to see the latest iteration of this long-running ARPG.

Activision-Blizzard is considered a controversial gaming company owing to a long string of scandals over the last few years, including the Blitzchung boycott, mass layoffs, labor disputes, and executive pay fiasco. In 2021, the company was sued by California for fostering a work environment rife with sexual harassment and discrimination, the disastrous corporate response to which compounded Blizzard’s ongoing pipeline issues and the widespread perception that its online games are in decline. Multiple state and federal agencies are investigating the company as employees strike and call for Bobby Kotick’s resignation. As of 2022, the company is being acquired by no less than Microsoft.
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