Overwatch 2 artwork for the tank hero Ramattra from Null Sector

[Update]: Overwatch 2's first balance update has arrived with nerfs to Zarya, Genji, Sombra, as well as Junkrat for some reason.

If you bought into the recent wave of rumors stating that the next Overwatch 2 hero will be the giant Mauga first introduced in Baptiste's short story, I'm afraid you've been duped. It's not all that bad, however, as the freshly unveiled Ramattra is quite an interesting character as well!

Ramattra is the the leader of Null Sector, the Omnic extremist group working towards "creating a better world." He was first introduced back in 2019 as a part of the Storm Rising event's finale, though besides his incredibly brief conversation with Doomfist this is the first time we've actually learned something concrete about him and his ideology.

Moonbreaker miniature-based tactics game artwork and logo

Unlike Subnautica that mostly focused on exploration and atmosphere, Unknown Worlds Entertainment's freshly released and miniature-based tactics game Moonbreaker is all about the strategic battles. However, if the players don't have access to all of the game pieces because they're locked behind progression and monetization systems, exploring all of those different strategies and playstyles becomes very tricky.

Needless to say, this is a serious problem for a game that's currently in Early Access precisely because the developers require a lot of player input and data in order to get everything polished up and ready to go for the big launch. So in order to correct this issue and to make sure everything goes by smoothly, the Moonbreaker team has now completely removed any and all monetization!

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight artwork showing off Alexstrazsa

[Update]: Second phase of World of Warcraft's Dragonflight pre-patch has now arrived with the new Dracthyr Evoker race/class combo.

In order to set the stage for the upcoming Dragonflight expansion, the World of Warcraft team has now unleashed the first part of the massive pre-patch. Phase 1 of the update brings with it a heavily overhauled talent tree that's focused around giving players a ton of interesting choices to experiment with, as well as the ability to play as a Rogue, Mage or Priest regardless of race and faction.

The user interface has also been redesigned from the ground up and now comes with rather handy tools to help you customize it from top to bottom without the need for addons. Add to that a bunch of quality of life improvements, a new rated PvP mode along with a couple of new accessibility features, and you've got yourself the beginnings of a pretty solid update!

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection official artwork without the logo for the PC version

It took a while for us to get to this point, but thankfully it looks like most of PlayStation's big games are now making their way over to PC. The latest in this line is the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection which has just recently launched onto PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.

In order to dispel any confusion, it's important to mention that the Legacy of Thieves Collection only contains the remastered versions of the last two games: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and its standalone expansion Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. So while the whole series is sadly not playable on PC, there's still a fair bit of content to blaze through in the Legacy of Thieves Collection.

Dota 2 artwork for the fancy new gunslinger hero Muerta

[Update]: Second part of Dota 2's Battle Pass has arrived with a wolf Persona for Crystal Maiden and a new Diretide PvP event.

In order to make the finale of The International 2022 even more memorable, Valve has decided to take this opportunity to unveil a brand new hero! While the exact details are basically nonexistent, the freshly announced Muerta will be a dual-wielding gunslinger that seems to exist on the border between life and death.

What Muerta looks like in action, that you can get a little sneak peek at through the teaser trailer below. Have a gander, it's quite a stylish look:

F1 Manager 2022 official teaser art showing a car from above

In a bit of a bizarre announcement, Frontier Developments recently revealed that after the next update the F1 Manager 2022 team will be moving onto other projects. This sort of thing would be perfectly understandable for an older game with a sequel right around the corner, but F1 Manager 2022 had only just launched a mere two months ago!

“This next update for F1 Manager 2022 will be the last significant update that addresses player-reported feedback, or suggested changes and additions,” explains the developer update. “Any potential updates following this would be minor patches that do not noticeably affect gameplay. To ensure upcoming F1 Manager projects realise their potential and meet the expectations of both our team and our community, the development team’s focus must move fully onto projects beyond F1 Manager 2022, after this upcoming update.”

Overwatch 2 screenshot showing off Kiriko using Kitsune rush

[Update #2]: Overwatch 2's first balance update has arrived with nerfs to Zarya, Genji, Sombra, as well as Junkrat for some reason.

[Update]: Overwatch 2's next tank hero will be Ramattra - the mysterious Omnic leader of Null Sector.

As you can very easily tell by browsing the most played heroes in the Top 500 leaderboard, Overwatch 2 currently has a bit of a balance problem. Thankfully, Blizzard is well aware of this and has already announced plans to fix some of these issues.

Unfortunately, it's not all good news. For whatever reason, the Overwatch 2 team has decided to not release the big balance update today, but rather in three weeks! As such, if you're looking to rid yourself of the endless swarm of Zaryas and Genjis, I'm afraid you'll have to wait until November 15th.

MTG Arena The Brother's War artwork showing off Urza and his army

[Update #2]: MTG Arena's The Brothers' War expansion has now arrived with a ton of new and retro artifacts in tow.

[Update]: All of MTG Arena's upcoming The Brothers' War expansion cards have now been revealed.

It took quite a while for us to get here, but I'm very happy to say that Wizards of the Coast will finally be improving MTG Arena's in-game economy with The Brothers War expansion on November 15th. It won't be a small improvement either, as you'll be getting around 60% extra Rare and Mythic cards when purchasing packs, whether this be with gold or gems!

The way this works is surprisingly simple. After each time you purchase ten The Brothers War packs, either as a bundle or individually over time, you will be granted a Golden Pack. This little freebie brings with it a random Mythic card chosen from any of the current Standard sets, three random Standard Rare cards, as well as two random Rare cards from The Brothers War set. 

Dota 2 artwork for the fancy Phantom Assassin Arcana

[Update #2]: Second part of Dota 2's Battle Pass has arrived with a wolf Persona for Crystal Maiden and a new Diretide PvP event.

[Update]: Dota 2's next hero, the ghastly gunslinger Muerta, will be launching in early 2023.

As a part of an announcement that came seemingly out of nowhere, Valve has just given the entire Dota 2 playerbase the genuinely impressive The International 2022 Swag Bag. Behind this silly title hides the basic version of the Battle Pass, a one month subscription to the in-game Dota Plus assistant, as well as your choice of the currently available ~$30 Arcanas - super fancy cosmetic items that come with their own custom icons, voice lines and other nifty features.

Best of all, unlocking all of these freebies is incredibly simple! All you have to do is play (or have played) at least ten matches during this Battle Pass season and all of the items above will be yours to keep for good.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time official artwork showing off Crash and Coco

Following a surprisingly cryptic teaser, the PC version of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time has now finally made its way over to Steam as well. As for the rumored fifth game in the series, I'm afraid nothing new has been announced just yet and most likely won't be until the mysterious reveal on December 8th.

Rumors and speculation aside, if you're wondering what sort of wacky nonsense Crash Bandicoot 4 has to offer, you can find the answers you seek through the launch trailer below. Have a gander: