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Blizzard Entertainment revealed some great content for its lineup at this month’s Gamescom. It will be Blizzard’s largest presence at this event as they will showcase new plans for many of their games!

Overwatch: The Last Bastion

In addition to the new map Eichenwalde, Overwatch will be getting a brand new animated short: ”The Last Bastion”. It will be revealed on Blizzard’s Gamescom stage and via livestream at 9:00 AM PST (18:00 CEST) on August 18.

Overwatch : The last Bastion release

Starcraft II: New Commander

Tal’Darim Highlord Alarak will be Starcraft II’s Co-op mode new commander and he will be playable at the Blizzard booth! More information to come on this future hero will be shared soon!

Heroes of the Storm: Machines of War

Probably Blizzard’s biggest reveal of the event: Machines of War.
Zarya concept artThis new game event will be similar to the Diablo one that was featured last year. This time it will showcase Starcraft II with brand new maps, skins and heroes. Alarack will be the newest assassin from the Starcraft II universe and Zarya will be the second hero from Overwatch to step in the Nexus, but this time as a warrior.

Two new battlegrounds were announced: Braxis Holdout and Warhead Junction.

  • Braxis was a planet used by the Dominion to make experiments on how to use the Zerg Swarm as a massive weapon. In this map, players will have to capture two Beacons to fill holding cells with Zergs. Once filled, they will unleash a Zerg wave on the enemy’s base. Holding out against the Zergs will also be a part of the game, as they will attack heroes and structures.
  • Warhead Junction was a testing facility for nuclear weapons. In this battleground, warheads will spawn accross the map and players will have to pick them up to activate their nuke. However, if they die before using them, they will drop them. Launching a nuke will devastate the enemy’s fortifications.

In-Game event: Xel’Naga Artifact hunt

  • To participate in this event, players have to log in to receive a daily quest. At the starts of a match, artifacts pieces and SCVs may appear. We will have to collect the pieces to restore the artifact while the SCVs will try to interfere.

kerrigan Queen of Ghosts concept artNew Skins, bundle and mounts:

  • Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan
  • Ghost Speeder Mount
  • Raider Rexxar
  • The Butcherlisk (Butcher Skin)
  • Herald of N’Zoth Alarak
  • Machine of War Bundle: will include all the skins listed above with the heroes, Alarak and 2 mounts (Obsidian Cyber Wold and Ghost Speeder).

Hell, it’s about time. – Tychus, Starcraft II Wings of Liberty

 

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