The Battle.net World Championship kicks off at 3:00 a.m. CET this Saturday, November 17, and you can catch all the action live, FREE, and in HD over at battle.net/bwc. Tune in to watch the epic finale of the StarCraft II World Championship Series and the World of Warcraft Arena Global Finals, as some of the world’s best pro gamers battle it out for glory, cash prizes, and the coveted title of world champion. Read all about it in our latest press release, and we’ll see you online!
Prepare for the approaching Swarm... On March 12, 2013, StarCraft® II: Heart of the Swarm™ launches around the world, igniting an intergalactic storm of intense strategic combat and opening a savage new chapter in the war between terran, protoss, and zerg. You can pre-purchase the expansion NOW directly through Battle.net® and be ready to play the moment it goes live.
In addition to the Standard Edition and retail-exclusive Collector’s Edition packed with bonus items, you’ll also have the option to upgrade a Standard Edition to the Digital Deluxe Edition, which comes equipped with all the in-game content from the physical Collector’s Edition, including a Torrasque skin for your zerg Ultralisks in Heart of the Swarm multiplayer, unique Swarm-infested portraits for your StarCraft II character profile, a Baneling pet for your World of Warcraft® characters, and a set of zerg-ified blade wings for your heroes in Diablo® III.
Whether you plan to tear a path of destruction through the all-new Kerrigan-focused single-player campaign or jump right into the multiplayer action with the devastating new units under your command, it’s never too early to begin preparing for your Heart of the Swarm experience. Simply log in to your Battle.net® account and pre-purchase Heart of the Swarm, and you’ll be flagged to automatically download the expansion content prior to launch.
For more details on the March 12 launch of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, head to the Heart of the Swarm game page to learn more about the expansion and pre-purchase your digital copy.
*When you pre-purchase StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, you will be able to download an encrypted version of the game once it’s available, prior to the game’s release. This content will be unlocked and available for play when the expansion launches on March 12, 2013.
On November 17 & 18, join millions of other eSports fans across the globe to experience the epic conclusion of the Battle.net World Championship Series . . . and see who will take home the trophy and be crowned World Champion in StarCraft II and World of Warcraft Arena. The sold-out live event takes place in Shanghai, China and will feature a free, six-channel HD broadcast hosted on www.battle.net/bwc
In honor of Hallow’s End, Lil’ K.T., the undead companion pet, has risen from the buried depths of the Blizzard Store, where he is now on sale for just 5€. That’s 50% off the regular price, making this a great time to fill your guildmates’ trick-or-treat bags (or round out your own pet collection) with a tiny, adorable version of the maniacal Archlich, hell-bent on freezing nearby critters.
Hurry, though—this offer ends November, 5 2012
Epic savings await as this week only, the World of Warcraft Battle Chest is available for just 5€ in the Blizzard Store. That’s 66% off the regular price!
Recently upgraded to include the Wrath of the Lich King expansion set, the newly updated Battle Chest is a great way to bring a friend to World of Warcraft, or to upgrade an existing Starter Edition account with thousands of additional quests and advancement all the way to level 80. The Battle Chest includes access to hours and hours of award-winning content, opening up the continents of Outland and Northrend for exploration.
Don’t delay—this epic deal on the Battle Chest ends Monday, October 29.
Prepare for liftoff! For one week only, you can get the World of Warcraft Winged Guardian flying mount for half price in the online Blizzard Store. Whether you want to hook up a guildmate with a “thanks for healing my raid!” gift or simply want to expand your own mount collection, this feathered, ferocious feline will help any hero stand out in the skies of Pandaria.
The Winged Guardian windfall won’t last long -- this offer ends Monday, October 15, 2012.
The battle for Pandaria has only just begun, but already millions of World of Warcraft players around the world have signed up to join the fray. Today we announced that Mists of Pandaria sold through approximately 2.7 million copies during the first week of its launch, and World of Warcraft’s global player base passed the 10 million subscriber mark. Read the press release for more information, head to the Mists of Pandaria website to learn more about the latest expansion, and check the World of Warcraft community site regularly to find out what’s in store for the heroes of the Horde and Alliance as the fight for Pandaria progresses.
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria is now live and available in a store near you! You can also click here to upgrade to the digital version directly through Blizzard. Featuring a new playable race (the pandaren), a new character class (the monk), and an exotic new continent to explore, the new expansion offers a huge variety of content for new and returning players. Read the press release or visit the Mists of Pandaria info page to learn more.
Haven’t yet ventured to the frozen reaches of Northrend? Beginning today, September 19, players will be able to get the original World of Warcraft, The Burning Crusade, and Wrath of the Lich King for only €14.99 as part of the newly upgraded digital Battle Chest, available now on Battle.net. In addition, all World of Warcraft subscribers will now automatically have access to all of the content and features of both The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King, even if they never purchased either expansion, at no additional cost.
It’s time to sail north, adventurer — the Lich King awaits!
In just one week, World of Warcraft players will be able to explore the long-lost continent of Pandaria. If you can’t make it to one of the official launches taking place on the evening of September 24 in Paris, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Cologne and Stockholm, we will be linking events from around Europe and streaming a live show via YouTube.
The Digital Launch Event, scheduled to start at 22:30 Paris time (CEST), will bring all the excitement of the live events from around Europe into your home. Blizzard artists and developers including Greg “Ghostcrawler” Street will be on hand in each city to offer insight into the latest expansion, and the show will also include spectacular entertainment such as a live orchestra playing music from Mists of Pandaria, MANAO – Drums of China and much, much more.
You can catch the free live stream of the Digital Launch Event at www.youtube.com/warcraft and for more information on all launch activities, visit the dedicated minisite.
Join in the celebration and watch the excitement as it unfolds!