News Archive

December 2010

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08-Dec-2010 Worldbreaker Release Party
Worldbreaker, the first World of Warcraft Trading Card Game set to feature Cataclysm content, releases worldwide on December 14, and stores around the world will host Worldbreaker Release Parties on the weekend of December 18 and 19.

Participants will play Worldbreaker Sealed Pack and take home foil Ruby Enforcers as the participation prize. If you don't know how to play the World of Warcraft TCG, you can visit these locations on the weekend of December 11 and 12 for a free demo. See you there!
08-Dec-2010 New StarCraft II Clothing
The team over at J!NX has come up with some awesome additions to their StarCraft II line. The new offerings consist of a Jim Raynor tribute tee, a new logo keychain, a StarCraft II ball cap, and the and highly coveted Terran Jacket. Click your way over to J!NX now to check out the new items.
07-Dec-2010 New Fan Art: Battlemage!
Today we feature some of M. Ivanov's artwork with a piece entitled: Battlemage! The shattered skies of Outland sing with the strength of this mage's power!

We're always looking for new fan art and if you're an artist, you can submit your work to us here. We update the Gallery regularly and encourage you to check regularly to see what new and talented submissions are on display.
07-Dec-2010 A New Age Has Begun…

The undead armies of the Lich King have been vanquished, and the campaign in Northrend has come to an end. Now Azeroth faces a new threat, as Deathwing the Destroyer has burst forth from the heart of the Maelstrom, unleashing widespread devastation upon Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms. As the world teeters on the brink of destruction, champions of the Alliance and Horde must embark on a quest that will take them from the World Tree to the bottom of the Great Sea to the elemental planes themselves, looking for a way to bring an end to Deathwing's reign of ruin.

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is now live and available at a store near you -- or you can click here to upgrade directly through Blizzard. Featuring new zones, unique dungeons, hundreds of new quests, an increased level cap of 85, and two new playable races -- worgen and goblin -- Cataclysm provides a huge variety of content for new and returning players. The expansion is available in both a standard and Collector's Edition. To learn more, check out the press release, visit our Cataclysm game information page, or check out the game guide to get started.

03-Dec-2010 New World of Warcraft Community Site Live!

The new World of Warcraft Community site is now live! Head over there to check out the the latest evolution of our Battle.net sites. Featuring an integrated character profile with links to the Armory, a new game guide, a new forum system, and fansite integration, the new World of Warcraft Community site is more than a place to read news – it's a place to call home!

03-Dec-2010 Cataclysm Info Page is Live
We're pleased to unveil the new World of Warcraft: Cataclysm game information page. There you'll find the latest trailers, a screenshot gallery, downloadable desktop wallpapers, and a collection of epic artwork. The expansion launches at midnight on December 7, so be sure to preorder Cataclysm today and get ready to experience World of Warcraft like never before!
03-Dec-2010 Blizzard Holiday Contests
There's a tradition at Blizzard Entertainment of creating a very special holiday treat each year to share the warmth of the season, but with a uniquely Blizzard touch. We invite you to help us spread the holiday cheer this year by entering our second annual Blizzard Holiday Card Contest or our Blizzard Holiday Dessert Contest. You can win great prizes from Razer as well as special autographed copies of Blizzard titles by crafting a Blizzard themed holiday card or dessert. Want to learn more? Pack your creativity and visit the contest pages.

Blizzard Holiday Card Contest
Blizzard Holiday Dessert Contest
03-Dec-2010 Call to Arms! The Cataclysm Is Nigh… In 3 Days!
Heroes, a time of great darkness is upon us. Whether your loyalty lies with the noble Alliance or the fierce Horde, it's time to unite and fight the troops of the Black Dragonflight! In just 3 days the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Midnight Openings will take place in seven locations across Europe. Head over to the Cataclysm Midnight Openings website to find out the location of your nearest official event. In addition to being able to grab some epic loot, various activities will entertain you throughout the evening, and members of the World of Warcraft development team will be on site to sign your copy of the game.

For those of you not able to attend one of the official midnight openings events, make sure to check out the list of all retailers in Europe whose doors will also be opened on the night of December 6/7.
03-Dec-2010 World of Warcraft Mugs Now Available
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Or perhaps you need a not-so-subtle way to show your World of Warcraft enthusiasm at the office (since shouting "For the Horde!" at the top of your lungs during meetings doesn't always go over too well)? Taverncraft has the solution with today's debut of two new massive stoneware mugs. One mug is devoted to the Horde, featuring a panoramic image of Orgrimmar, with the other showcasing the Alliance stronghold Stormwind. Each full-color mug holds a hefty 18 oz. (.53 ltrs.) of your favorite hot or cold beverage, and costs $19.99 plus shipping/handling.
02-Dec-2010 BlizzCast 15 Now Available
BlizzCast 15 is now live! In this episode, we bring you in-depth coverage of the upcoming Cataclysm expansion and discuss everything from world creation to class changes to sound design.

In our first segment, we discuss world-building with World of Warcraft Lead World Designer Alex Afrasiabi and Lead Content Designer Cory Stockton. For our second segment, we delve into music and sound design with Composer and Director of Audio Russell Brower and Senior Composer of Music and Sound Derek Duke. Our third segment focuses on the voice acting in Cataclysm with Producer of Casting and Talent Relations Andrea Toyias. Last, but certainly not least, we sit down with World of Warcraft Lead Systems Designer Greg Street to discuss the class and systems changes in Cataclysm.

Head over to the BlizzCast page to listen now, or download it from iTunes.
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