Blizzard FAQ

What is Blizzard Entertainment?

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® series, Blizzard Entertainment is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes fourteen #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active users.

Where is Blizzard Entertainment located?

Our headquarters, where all game development takes place, are located in Irvine, California. In addition, we have offices in several other locations around the world to support players of our games in those regions.

Where can I get more information about one of your games?

We have websites devoted to each of our titles. Please visit the appropriate site for more information:

How can I get a job or internship at Blizzard Entertainment?

We’re currently hiring qualified applicants for a number of positions. Please check our jobs page for full details.

Where can I buy your games?

Boxed copies of our games can be found at many gaming and electronics retailers. Alternatively, you can purchase copies, along with a variety of other related products, directly from the Blizzard Store.

Can I come visit your office?

At this time, we're only able to offer tours for Blizzard HQ in Irvine, CA. Tours typically run once a month with a limited number of spots. For more information, please check out our Tours FAQ and contact us at tours@blizzard.com.

What projects is Blizzard Entertainment currently working on?

In addition to the ongoing development of World of Warcraft, we have teams hard at work on StarCraft II and Diablo III.

What are your plans for the future of Battle.net?

We are building the new Battle.net to be the premier online gaming destination. The new Battle.net experience is a full-featured online game service designed specifically around Blizzard Entertainment titles, and will include a complete set of around-the-game features including a state-of-the-art matchmaking system, achievement system, social networking features, structured competitive play options, a marketplace, and much more. Our vision is to create an environment where gamers can compete online, develop an online persona, and stay connected to friends and the rest of the community while enjoying our games. In doing this, the new Battle.net will deliver the ultimate social and competitive experience for Blizzard Entertainment gamers everywhere.

What is BlizzCon®?

BlizzCon is a gaming festival celebrating the communities that have sprung up around our games. It offers hands-on playtime with upcoming titles, developer panels, tournaments, contests, and more. To learn more about BlizzCon, visit our BlizzCon website.

How is the Warcraft movie progressing?

We continue to work closely with Legendary Pictures on the Warcraft movie. Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) has signed on to direct the film.

How does Blizzard Entertainment feel about total conversions or mods of its games?

We've seen some very polished and fun mods and conversions for our games, and have no problems with them, so long as they are for personal, non-commercial use and do not infringe on the End User License Agreement included in our games, nor the rights of any other parties including copyrights, trademarks or other rights. If you have any other legal questions regarding Blizzard Entertainment or our products, please see our Legal FAQ.

What is Blizzard Entertainment's plan for native Mac OS support, now that Boot Camp is available?

We have a recognized track record of native Mac OS support, and we have no plans to break with that tradition. We understand that our Mac player base prefers native software whenever possible, and our cross-platform development practice addresses that.