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24-May-2016 Overwatch® Is Now Live!

Today, the watch begins for gamers around the globe as Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment’s team-based first-person shooter, is now available on Windows PC, PlayStation® 4, and Xbox One! See the full press release for more information, and join the fight for the future at www.playoverwatch.com.

12-May-2016 9.7 Million Played the Overwatch® Open Beta
More than 9.7 million players around the world fought for the future in the recent Open Beta for Overwatch, Blizzard's upcoming team-based shooter, on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and Windows® PC. Thanks to everyone who made this Blizzard’s biggest open beta ever! For more information, check out the press release.
06-Apr-2016 Get Ready for BlizzCon® 2016 November 4 and 5

Summon your mounts, open up a portal, and set a course for Southern California for BlizzCon 2016! Blizzard’s tenth epic gaming convention and community celebration is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2016.

Let’s celebrate together 25 years of Blizzard games, whether in person if you can make it on location to California, or from the comfort of your home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket. Virtual Ticket buyers will have the option to purchase a special BlizzCon Goody Bag filled with a cache of loot to mark the occasion (while supplies last). Further details on the Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, programming info, and Goody Bag will be announced at a later date.

BlizzCon will also mark the culmination of multiple Blizzard global esports championships. For more details check out our Esports World Championships at BlizzCon 2016 blog!

BlizzCon 2016 Tickets

BlizzCon 2016 tickets will go on sale in two batches on Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. PT and Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m. PT through the online event ticketing service Universe, priced at $199 each (plus applicable taxes and fees). Check out the BlizzCon Ticket webpage for all the details.

We’re also planning a special pre-BlizzCon Benefit Dinner the evening of Thursday, November 3 in support of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), where guests will have a chance to raise a glass and geek out with developers, artists, community team representatives, and other members of the Blizzard family. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. PT, priced at $750 each, and attendance will be limited—visit the Charity Ticket page for more information.

We hope to see you there!

14-Mar-2016 Hearthstone® is Now Live in Thailand!

This month, the Innkeeper’s getting ready to set up shop in a whole new land—Blizzard Entertainment, together with INI3 Digital Limited, is bringing Hearthstone® to Thailand! Players around the globe can now enjoy Hearthstone in 14 different languages. ]Players in Thailand will play in the Americas region, along with the rest of Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

07-Mar-2016 Overwatch Begins the Fight for the Future May 24
Assemble your team and prepare your defenses—Overwatch arrives in stores starting May 24 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One! As an added bonus, if you pre-purchase digitally or preorder for any platform at participating retailers, you’ll unlock early access to the upcoming Open Beta for you and a friend starting May 3. Read the press release for more information, then get ready to join the fight for the future.
15-Feb-2016 Make-A-Wish® Charity Pet: Thank You!

Thanks to the incredible out-purr-ing of generosity from World of Warcraft players around the globe who purchased Brightpaw the Mana Kitty, we’ve raised more than $1.7 million to benefit Make-A-Wish®, helping them grant the wishes of children throughout the world with life-threatening medical conditions.

Last year, we announced that during the month of December, 100% of Brightpaw’s purchase price would be donated to Make-A-Wish—and the WoW community rose to the occasion to lend their support. Thanks again for helping to make a difference in the lives of children.

For more information about Make-A-Wish in the U.S., visit wish.org, and outside of the U.S., visit worldwish.org.

08-Feb-2016 Blizzard Entertainment Celebrates 25 Years

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Blizzard Entertainment! We’d like to extend our sincerest thanks to our amazing community of players around the world for an epic quarter-century of games, friendship, and incredible experiences—we can’t wait to share our next adventures with you.

10-Nov-2015 Fight for Aiur!

Blizzard Entertainment today announced that StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, the third game in its acclaimed StarCraft II real-time strategy series, has warped in to retailers around the world and is now available in the Battle.net Shop. Check out the press release for all the details!

06-Nov-2015 Hearthstone: The League of Explorers Coming November 12
Grab your hat and torch; it’s time to go exploring! Today at BlizzCon, Blizzard Entertainment revealed The League of Explorers™—a brand-new Adventure that sends brave duelists far and wide on harrowing expeditions to recover a mysterious lost relic. The newest addition to Hearthstone’ s Adventure Mode, The League of Explorers will pit adventurers against dastardly villains in fierce encounters that will require unique strategies to conquer. And yes, there might be serpents. For more information, read the official press release.
20-Oct-2015 Linkin Park Live at BlizzCon® 2015!

Grammy Award–winning rock band Linkin Park is closing out this year’s BlizzCon on Saturday, November 7 . . . and anyone can get a front-row seat from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket! Check out the press release to learn more about Linkin Park's performance and this year's show.