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Blizzard Insider #46 – Mists of Pandaria™ Midnight Launch Events – This Monday Night
Midnight Launch Party - Watch the Live Stream This Monday Night

Diablo® III – Paragon Levels and More

StarCraft® II Arcade – Upgrade Complete

World of Warcraft® Remote – Now Free

Merchandise Spotlight
FORUM WATCH
World of Warcraft Developer reddit AMA

Mists of Pandaria Opening Cinematic Revealed

Patch 5.0.4 Survival Guide

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Raid Preview

Big Changes Coming Next Season

Heart of the Swarm Beta Now Live!

BWC - How It's Played

Situation Report: August 31, 2012!

Developer Journal: Crowd Control Changes

Relive the Excitement of the European Diablo III Launch Events

Diablo III FREE Starter Edition Now Available

Ugly As Sin: Azmodan Brought to Life

FROM THE PLAYERS
 
 
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t midnight on September 25, World of Warcraft®: Mists of Pandaria™ hits shelves at retail locations around the world, ushering in a bold new age of exploration, and bringing heroes of the Horde and the Alliance to the shores of an exotic new frontier.

You can join Blizzard and your fellow Horde and Alliance on the evening of September 24 as we celebrate Mists of Pandaria’s launch with the Digital Launch Event. This pan-European live stream brings together seven launch events across the continent, and will be broadcast online for free on our official channel at YouTube.com/Warcraft. Featuring insights from the game’s developers, spectacular entertainment from each location and much more, there’s no better way to be part of this momentous occasion.

Or is there? If you can make it to Paris, London, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm, Cologne or Moscow, why not join us at one of our launch events in person? There’ll be prizes to win, giveaways, live entertainment, music, costume and dance contests and, of course, the chance to pick up a Collector’s Edition and get it signed by members of the development team! Check out our launch event site for more details.

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria goes live in Europe at midnight CEST, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Mere hours later, North America’s launch takes place, and you can watch the action unfold at the event in Irvine, California. Our friends at Machinima.com will be live-streaming the North American launch party, where Blizzard developers will be celebrating the arrival of the expansion with players. The live stream begins at 9 p.m. PDT, so mark your calendars and watch it live here.


European Launch Events and Digital Launch Event stream information

North American Launch Event at the Irvine Spectrum Center


If you're unable to catch the live streams or make it to one of these official Blizzard-hosted launch events, don't worry – other select retailer locations will also be hosting special openings on the evening of September 24. For a list of participating stores, check out our dedicated page.

This isn't an exhaustive list of stores hosting midnight launch events, so be sure to check with your local retailer. See the press release for further details, or visit the websites below.


Mists of Pandaria Global Launch Celebration Press release

Learn More About Mists of Pandaria

Pre-Purchase Your Copy Today

 


D
iablo III continues to evolve with Patch 1.0.4, a comprehensive update that introduces many new features and improvements. Level 60 heroes can now advance through 100 new, additional Paragon levels, earning permanent boosts to Gold Find, Magic Find, and core stats (Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence, and Vitality) as they progress.

In addition to the all-new Paragon system, legendary weapons were overhauled to make them more… well… “legendary,” and the game’s difficulty curve has been further tuned. For example, Rare packs now do less damage, but normal monsters now do more damage, making the pace of the overall challenge more evenly measured. There are plenty of other updates as well, including changes to many class abilities to support build diversity -- check out the blog posts below for more info.


Diablo III – Paragon System

Diablo III – Legendary Items Upgrade

Diablo III – Patch 1.0.4 Details

 


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he StarCraft II development team recently unleashed the StarCraft II Arcade, a new in-game way to discover and play a wide array of community-made maps and mods (along with the FREE Blizzard-made mods Left 2 Die, StarJeweled, and Aiur Chef). The upgraded Arcade interface allows players to rate and review custom games, making it easier than ever to find the best maps and mods, and the Open Games and Spotlight lists let you jump into a new game more quickly.

Learn more about Arcade in our dedicated Guide to Patch 1.5.0 and try it right now by launching StarCraft II then clicking on the Arcade button in the upper left.


StarCraft II – Your Guide to Patch 1.5.0 Arcade

 


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ust in case you missed it, all of the features that were previously part of the optional World of Warcraft Remote subscription service -- including Remote Guild Chat and the Remote Auction House -- are now available for FREE to all World of Warcraft subscribers via the World of Warcraft Mobile Armory app. These features offer you ways to stay in touch with your guildmates and keep tabs on your World of Warcraft auctions, all via your iPhone®, iPod® touch, or Android™ device. Click below to get started with the free Mobile Armory app.

World of Warcraft Mobile Armory for iPhone and iPod touch

World of Warcraft Mobile Armory for Android

 


Mists of Pandaria: Mousepads

These premium cloth mousepads from SteelSeries are emblazoned with images of Pandaria’s heroes and are specially-crafted with smooth-glide surfaces and rubberized bottoms to keep you clicking as you explore Pandaria’s bold new frontiers.


Mists of Pandaria: SteelSeries Mousepads


Mists of Pandaria Apparel

Behold J!NX’s epic lineup of Mists of Pandaria T-Shirts, accessories and hoodies. Available in Men’s, Women’s and even special baby panda sizes, you’re sure to find something for everyone.


J!NX's Mists of Pandaria Apparel


World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria Signature Series Guide

BradyGames' World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria Signature Series Guide takes you on an unforgettable journey through the newest continent in the World of Warcraft universe. It contains all you need to know to navigate Pandaria and make your way to greatness!


BradyGames' World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria Guide

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