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Today Hearthstone Now Available on iPad!

It’s time to let your fingers do the dueling—Hearthstone™: Heroes of Warcraft™ has arrived on the Apple® iPad®! Now you can enjoy all of the game’s epic card-slinging and deck-building action on the go on these supported iPad devices: iPad Air™, iPad 4th generation, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 2, iPad mini™, and iPad mini with Retina® display.

Download Hearthstone now from the iTunes® App Store℠ and start building a deck of your own today!

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01-Apr-2014 Blizzard Outcasts™: Vengeance of the Vanquished™

They’ve felt the cold steel of your blade so often, the pain it brings has become a comfort to them. They’ve watched their masterful schemes brought to ruin time and time again, and yet “surrender” remains the one line they refuse to cross. The luck they’ve had would make any good man bad, but still they keep going, unwavering, undeterred.

They’re not your traditional heroes. They are survivors. They are fighters. They are Outcasts!

And now, finally, it’s their time to shine. We are proud to announce our latest project, Blizzard Outcasts: Vengeance of the Vanquished, a fighting game for a new generation.

Assume the mantle of our game universes’ most infamous antiheroes, bring the pain to your enemies with insanely powerful special moves, and show the world which Outcast reigns supreme!

Visit the official announcement website now!


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24-Mar-2014 Death Awaits – Reaper of Souls™ is Now Live!

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is now LIVE and ready to challenge the heroes of Sanctuary. In this epic new chapter of the critically acclaimed Diablo series, players will embark on a perilous journey that will take them across terrifying landscapes, culminating in a confrontation with Malthael, the Angel of Death. Will you join the crusade?

11-Mar-2014 Hearthstone Is Officially Official

The beta test is over and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is ready for action! Check out the full press release here, then visit www.playhearthstone.com to download the game and start having fun!

10-Mar-2014 Pre-purchase Warlords of Draenor and Prepare for War

This fall, the fearless heroes of Azeroth will clash against the mythic might of Garrosh Hellscream’s fearsome Iron Horde when Warlords of Draenor launches worldwide. Players in North America and Europe can prepare for the coming invasion now by boosting a character to level 90 when they pre-purchase the expansion digitally. To learn more about the epic array of content coming in the expansion, check out today’s announcement or visit the Warlords of Draenor web page.

23-Jan-2014 Hearthstone Open Beta is Here!

The wait is over: The Hearthstone Open Beta Test is now live in Europe! If you haven’t joined in on all of the crazy card-slinging action yet, now is your chance! Pull up a chair and prepare to start casting powerful spells, summoning mighty minions, and dueling your friends in a fast-paced strategy card game for everyone.

It’s been a crazy past few months for all of us on the Hearthstone team. We announced Hearthstone at PAX East back in March, began the Closed Beta Test in August, had a blast at BlizzCon with the Innkeeper’s Invitational, and we were excited to announce Android and iPhone support. Now we’re ready to unleash the awesomeness of Hearthstone to you with Open Beta.

So what does this mean for you? If you didn’t get the chance to participate in the Hearthstone Closed Beta Test, you can now download the game. Just click here to download Hearthstone, or you can use the Play Free Now button at the top of playhearthstone.com. We have no plans to perform any more card wipes, so feel free to amass your collection and play against your friends.

Open Beta is still not a final release, and we will be closely monitoring many aspects of the game to ensure a positive play experience for everyone. Please be aware that if smoke starts curling out of our servers due to unexpectedly high demand for Hearthstone, we may have to temporarily disable Open Beta account activations until we’re ready to take on more players.

Download, play and enjoy Hearthstone now - we’ll see you in-game!

19-Dec-2013 Reaper of Souls™ Unleashed on March 25, 2014!

On March 25, the crusade against death itself charges forth with the launch of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls for Windows and Mac. Prepare for the onslaught today by prepurchasing the expansion digitally on Battle.net.

Whether you plan to immediately don the armor of the new Crusader character or take your current hero directly into Act V, Reaper of Souls will bring you updated loot rewards, all-new class skills and abilities, game-changing features like the Mystic and Adventure Mode, and highly replayable content in the form of Bounties and Nephalem Rifts.

You also have the option to prepurchase the Digital Deluxe Edition, which contains a wealth of in-game goodies: a collection of exclusive helm- and weapon-transmogrification recipes to distinguish your hero among the champions of Sanctuary; a loyal Spectral Hound minion to keep your adventurers company on their epic journeys; three additional character slots to accommodate new heroes; an in-game Treasure Goblin companion pet for World of Warcraft; and an assortment of Crusader-themed Battle.net portraits and Malthael-themed decals for StarCraft II.

Players who prepurchase the Digital Deluxe Edition will receive their in-game items with the launch of the expansion on March 25, though some items may arrive beforehand, so keep an eye out for early deliveries.

If you're looking for even more loot, the Reaper of Souls retail-exclusive Collector's Edition comes fully equipped with all the in-game goodies from the Digital Deluxe, plus a range of premium collectible items:

  • Malthael mouse pad, bearing the impenetrable visage of the Angel of Death
  • Hardback Collector's Edition art book, chronicling the game’s artistic development
  • Behind-the-scenes Blu-Ray/DVD two-disc set, featuring in-depth interviews with the development team and members of the Diablo III community

The Standard Edition is available for 39.99 € and the Digital Deluxe Edition is available for 54.99 €. If you choose to preorder the Standard Edition and later want to upgrade to the Digital Deluxe Edition, you'll be able to do so for 20 €. The Collector’s Edition is available only at select retail locations for a suggested retail price of 79.99 €. A limited number of Collector's Editions will be available and they’re expected to sell out quickly, so be sure to lock in your preorder with your local retailer as soon as possible.

For more information on the March 25 release of Reaper of Souls for Windows and Mac, check out the official press release, or visit the Reaper of Souls game page to learn more about the expansion and secure your digital copy. Also, be sure to keep an eye on www.diablo3.com for updates on the launch of Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on the PS4.

Until then, we'll see you in Sanctuary!

*When you prepurchase Diablo III: Reaper of Souls digitally via Battle.net, you will be able to download an encrypted version of the game client prior to the launch date. The expansion content will be unlocked and available for play on March 25, 2014.

13-Nov-2013 Discover World of Warcraft With Your Friends

The new Recruit a Friend program, recently announced at BlizzCon, means it’s never been easier to try out World of Warcraft. Existing players can quickly and easily invite their friends to play with them, with great benefits for both!

Faster leveling, exclusive mounts and even free game time are on offer when you team up with a friend. So if you’ve been wondering what all the fuss is about in the lands of Azeroth, now’s the time to find out!

08-Nov-2013 World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Revealed!

A portal into Warcraft history has ripped open, and the fifth World of Warcraft expansion has been revealed! Warlords of Draenor sends players to the savage world of Draenor–home of the mighty orcs and haven of the mystic draenei–to fight against and alongside legends from Warcraft’s brutal past.

Amid Draenor’s untamed jungles and battle-scarred plains, a merciless new Iron Horde has been forged from the mighty orc clans of old. To save their own world from impending invasion, Azeroth’s heroes will need to explore the far reaches of this unforgiving land, achieving new heights of power on their way to the new level cap of 100. To establish a foothold on Draenor, players will construct, command, and expand their own Garrison, a customizable base of operations and refuge for the followers you recruit to your desperate cause. Warlords of Draenor also empowers players to instantly boost one character to level 90, making it so anyone can join the battle for Draenor alongside their friends.

For more information, check out the official press release, and visit the new Warlords of Draenor website for screenshots, details about the new features, concept art, the announcement trailer, a sneak peek at updated player character models, and more.

08-Nov-2013 Blizzard Proudly Presents: Heroes of the Storm™!

This morning during the BlizzCon® 2013 opening ceremony, Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, officially unveiled the name of our newest game: Heroes of the Storm™­­.

Developed under the code name Blizzard All-Stars™, Heroes of the Storm is a raucous online team brawler starring your favorite Blizzard characters. It’s a proving ground for players of all kinds. It’s a place to get together with your old friends, or team up with some new ones, to pick your favorite Blizzard character, and go smash the other guys!

We’re glad you’re here, and we encourage you to take our new Heroes website for a spin to learn more about the game and the cast of heroes. We’ll be showing off a lot more of Heroes of the Storm at BlizzCon, and in the weeks and months to come, we’ll update this website with tons of videos, more hero profiles, game features, information on how to join the public beta test, and more.

We’ll see you in the storm!