News Archive
News Archive
May 2011
May 2011
31-May-2011 Winged Guardian Arrives in Pet Store
A new arrival has just landed in the Blizzard Pet Store: the majestic Winged Guardian flying mount, a titan creation designed to protect Azeroth’s most ancient secrets. As with the Celestial Steed, this Guardian of the Titans will carry you across Azeroth as fast as your riding skill will take you. Head over to the Pet Store to see this new addition and other World of Warcraft companions, and check out the FAQ for more information.
25-May-2011 Diablo III Systems: Runestones
In Diablo III, your characters will wield their various skills to devastating effect. But once you add a runestone to a skill, it’ll transform and become even more powerful. Runestones can alter nearly everything about a skill -- the way it looks, how many enemies it hits, and what happens to those unfortunate enough to be caught in its path.

In our newest systems article, we show off several examples of just how much runestones will change the game for each character class.
21-May-2011 BlizzCon Tickets on Sale Tomorrow
Just in case 21 May isn't circled on your calendar, here's a quick reminder that BlizzCon 2011 tickets will be going on sale Saturday at 19:00 CEST -- keep your eye on the ticket sales page tomorrow for the chance to get yours. If you are unable to purchase tickets tomorrow, a second batch will go on sale Thursday, 26 May at 04:00 CEST. In addition, tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children's Hospital of Orange County will go on sale Saturday, May 28 at 19:00 CEST. For those unable to attend the show, in-depth coverage of BlizzCon will also be available through the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, which is offered as a multi-channel Internet stream and also via DIRECTV in the United States.

BlizzCon 2011 will take place 21 and 22 October at the Anaheim Convention Center, and tickets cost $175 USD each. Tickets to the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner cost $500 USD each and include BlizzCon admission. For further information, check out the official BlizzCon site.

Click here to go to the BlizzCon 2011 ticket sales page.
18-May-2011 Devil’s Due Poster Contest
The newest StarCraft novel, Devil's Due by Christie Golden, continues the story of Jim Raynor and Tychus Findlay following the previous novel Heaven's Devils which saw the duo stand against the corruption of the Confederacy and branded as outlaws.

Now we ask you to put your pen to paper, brush to canvas, or stylus to tablet, and dream up what a wanted poster would look like for these two antiheros. Check out our Devil’s Due Poster contest page for more information!
17-May-2011 Introducing the Followers
In Diablo III, going it alone is a valid option... but it's not always the safest one. Fortunately, there are others in Sanctuary willing to risk life and limb to strike out at the nightmares sweeping the land. Head over to our new followers page to meet three such companions: Kormac the Templar, Lyndon the Scoundrel, and Eirena the Enchantress. While you represent Sanctuary’s greatest hope for salvation, it never hurts to have a friend watching your back.
13-May-2011 Intergalactic Special Offer – Save 10€/£10 on StarCraft II

Don’t miss your chance to purchase StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty for yourself or a friend and save 10€/£10! This sale is available to all European account holders directly from Blizzard until May 23. Click here to buy online and discover the fastest-selling real-time strategy game of all time.

10-May-2011 Arena Pass Registration Is Now Open!
Gather your teammates and prepare to fight for fame, fortune and glory in the 2011 World of Warcraft Arena Pass. Registration for the Arena Pass is currently open to all owners of European World of Warcraft accounts upgraded to Cataclysm. By registering for the 2011 Arena Pass, players will be able to create three ready-made level 85 characters of any available race/class combination with access to top-notch armor, weapons, accessories and enhancements. Those who prove themselves in the arena can win a special in-game pet and, for the best of the best, the title "Vanquisher!"
05-May-2011 Try World of Warcraft Remote for Free!
Between now and May 10, players will be able to access both features of World of Warcraft Remote -- Remote Guild Chat and the Remote Auction House -- for free. The Remote Auction House allows players to place bids, post auctions, collect their hard-earned gold, and more from a supported mobile device or the World of Warcraft website.

Beginning May 11, players will need a subscription to World of Warcraft Remote to access both of these features. If you already have World of Warcraft Remote, we’ve got you covered -- current subscribers who signed up for the service before May 4 will automatically receive an additional seven days of World of Warcraft Remote subscription time for free.

Time is money, friends -- so start buying, selling, and chatting up a Maelstrom!
03-May-2011 Cenarion Hatchling for Japan Earthquake Relief
Introducing the latest World of Warcraft companion up for adoption in the online Pet Store: the wild and noble Cenarion Hatchling! This little critter is the twin of the rare Hippogryph Hatchling pet players could randomly encounter in the first World of Warcraft Trading Card Game set, Heroes of Azeroth -- and he's emerged from the forests of Azeroth to lend a helping talon to some friends in need. For every Cenarion Hatchling purchased between now and July 31, 100% of the €10 adoption fee will be donated to support earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.

To learn more about the Pet Store, please visit the Pet Store FAQ.
02-May-2011 Darkmoon Faire Heads To Cologne!
On May 7 and 8, the Darkmoon Faire will be taking place in Cologne, Germany. Players of the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game will meet up to test their decks against each other in a series of tournaments sponsored by Cryptozoic. In addition to tournaments for everyone from novice to adept, there will be many other live events taking place. For more information, head over to the Darkmoon Faire: Cologne information page. If you are unable to make it, you can follow the event remotely at the WoW TCG live coverage site.

When and where:
May 7 - 8, 2011
Messe Köln - Halle 2
Messeplatz 1, Eingang Süd
50679 Cologne, Germany

Tickets to the event can be purchased here. We look forward to seeing you there!