News Archive

April 2012

25-Apr-2012 Diablo III Launch Events Across Europe

We’re inviting you to join us for the midnight launch of Diablo III! In addition to local retail shops’ launches, we’re holding a number of demonically charged worldwide launch events in major cities where you can join Blizzard to celebrate the release of Diablo III and pick up your copy of the game. Each event will have its own activities, giveaways, and contests, so see the press release for further details and be sure to check the launch event site for more info on the one nearest you.

Diablo III Launch Events

Whether you’re attending a launch event, grabbing the game at a local store, or waiting patiently at home for your digital version to unlock, you’ll want to be ready to jump in right when the servers open. For the European region, the game servers will go live at 00:01 CEST on May 15. As a reminder to our Russian players, the Russian-language version of the game will be available digitally and at retail starting June 7.

Don’t forget to create your BattleTag — it's important to do so now if you haven't already, as it’s REQUIRED TO PLAY DIABLO III. Also note that if you’d like to receive a digital copy of Diablo III free, there are still a few days left to sign up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass.

We hope to see you at one of our Diablo III launch events, and we look forward to seeing you in-game on May 15!

19-Apr-2012 Unlock the Secrets of the Diablo III “Heroes” Site

As you and your friends explore the “Darkness Falls, Heroes Rise” site, you’ll find exciting new information about Diablo III, epic videos, unlockable content, contests, and the opportunity to earn exclusive sigils for use on your customizable banner when Diablo III launches.

Join the fight for Sanctuary today! Venture to New Tristram, seek the fallen star, and fulfill your heroic destiny.

03-Apr-2012 April Fools!

We hope you enjoyed our April Fools' Day jokes for 2012! If you missed them, check out this year's pranks:

We'd love it if you could stop by this poll on the forums to give your invaluable feedback about this year's April Fools jokes!

And so, the Blizzard Joke Squad go galumphing back whence they came, hiding amid the slithy toves that gyre and gimble in the wabe, busily plotting and scheming for the future. See you again next year!

01-Apr-2012 Blizzard Kidzz - Most Epic Learning Experiences

Games can be incredibly useful tools to teach players valuable skills and life lessons. To help young gamers take learning “to the max,” we’re launching Blizzard Kidzz: a suite of educational games set in the Blizzard game universes. Blizzard Kidzz games will cover important subjects for gamers aged 6 and up, including mathematics, reading/writing, science, history, and more! Visit the Blizzard Kidzz preview page now for screenshots, game descriptions, and preorder information!

01-Apr-2012 New Zergotchi Authenticator – Blizzard Exclusive

Say goodbye to your dusty old Battle.net Authenticator and hello to its new incarnation: the Zergotchi! Blizzard Entertainment’s newest authentication system takes the next step in both virtual pet and Authenticator technology to provide you with the login experience of your life! The Zergotchi will not only be an endless source of fun but will also make sure your account stays as secure and safe as ever – in style. Feed it, play with it, care for it, and give it the love it needs to grow into the monster it was meant to be.


Check out this page to read more about the marvelous Zergotchi.


Visit the Blizzard Store today and become the proud owner of this next-generation Authenticator. But please hurry – supplies are limited!

01-Apr-2012 Announcing StarCraft®: Supply Depot™

Blizzard Entertainment is proud to announce a revolutionary new handheld title set in its award-winning StarCraft universe, StarCraft: Supply Depot! Read more about this epic gaming experience coming soon for iOS and Android devices, and play an exclusive demo of the game featuring the complete first mission!