Get your sewing machines ready, dust off your patterns, and equip your pauldrons for the Blizzard Costume Contest at gamescom! The winner of the Costume Contest will win a trip for two to BlizzCon, including tickets, transport and hotel accommodation. This fantastic prize is sponsored by our partners SteelSeries, J!NX, and Panini.
To sign up for this contest, send an email with the subject [costume contest] to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name, date of birth, and the name or brief description of the Blizzard-related costume you will be entering. Head over to our gamescom 2011 activities section for more details.
Blizzard Entertainment is pleased to announce that World of Warcraft will be released in Brazil, fully localized into Brazilian Portuguese. Brazilian players will be able to purchase localized versions of World of Warcraft and its expansions later this year. For more information, please read our press release or this special World of Warcraft information page especially for Brazilian players.
The wait is over for those eager to share their stunning sketches, masterful machinimas and amazing arias for a chance at glory in this year's BlizzCon contests. Head over to our Contest pages to submit your entry, and learn what kind of sweet loot you can win. Any questions should be directed to BlizzConContest@Blizzard.com.
Don't delay! The deadline for each contest is August 29. Good luck to all of our contestants!
We’ve just opened up a brand-new community site for you to find all of the latest news, track tournaments, and join in discussions about the European Battle.net Invitational and BlizzCon. Make yourself at home on the new community forums, check out the latest Invitational and BlizzCon updates, and share news items via Twitter, Facebook, and more. As we get closer to BlizzCon, the new site will be your headquarters for panel schedules, lists of activities to look for at the convention, tournament updates, and lots more, so be sure to check in often.
Blog comments, forum posting, and profile management are only available to those with an active StarCraft II or World of Warcraft license.
Until 31 July, when you purchase the latest World of Warcraft companion up for adoption in the online Pet Store, we’re donating 100% of the €10 adoption fee to to support earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.
This is a great time to tame 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 to lend a helping talon to some friends in need.
To learn more, please visit the Pet Store FAQ.
Surely you’ve heard the news by now: Blizzard Entertainment will be at gamescom 2011 in Cologne, Germany, from August 17 to 21, and we’ve got a whole host of fun and games waiting for you.
You an eSports fan? Come and enjoy the StarCraft II show matches, featuring some of the best players on the planet. Want to witness top guilds’ abilities and precision? For the Horde and Ensidia will confront the latest dangers to threaten Azeroth in World of Warcraft Live Raids.
If that’s not enough to satisfy your insatiable appetite for entertainment then make sure to take part in our activities and show the gamescom 2011 audience your talent.
To apply for entry into the dance and costume contests you simply need to send us an email at email@example.com. If you are selected to participate we will let you know. We expect a lot of competitors for both contests, so make sure you contact us as soon as possible to have a shot at winning some amazing prizes! All the details regarding the dance and costume contests’ rules and prizes will be posted in an upcoming news post.
So, are you ready to take to the stage and dance and dress your way to victory?
The Battle.net Mobile Authenticator, an application for mobile phones that provides an extra layer of account security, is now available as a free download for Windows® Phone 7 devices on the Windows Phone Marketplace. The Battle.net Mobile Authenticator provides a one-time password that you use in addition to your regular account name and password when you log in to a Battle.net account to play World of Warcraft or StarCraft II.
Versions for other mobile devices are also available for download here, or you can purchase a physical Battle.net Authenticator from the online Blizzard Store. Visit the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator FAQ for more information, or head to the setup page to get started after you've downloaded the application.
For additional account security advice, check out our Account Security page.
Blizzard Entertainment is delighted to confirm our presence at gamescom 2011 where you’ll be treated to a wide range of activities and entertainment. Watch StarCraft II eSports showmatches, witness the precision of top guilds in live World of Warcraft raids, catch up on the latest company news and partake in our famous dance and costume competitions – polish those routines and get stitching now!
All of this will be happening from August 17 to 21 at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany, and you’ll be able to locate the Blizzard Entertainment booth in Halle 6 (B21 & B1). To find out more about the show and how to get there, visit the official site!
Haven’t yet ventured beyond the Dark Portal? Beginning today, June 29, players purchasing the original World of Warcraft – available for only 14.99€ in the online Blizzard Store – will now also get the game’s first expansion set, The Burning Crusade, for free. In addition, anyone who owns the original World of Warcraft, regardless of when they purchased the game, will automatically be able to access all of the content and features from The Burning Crusade expansion at no additional cost. It’s time to set forth from Azeroth, adventurer – Outland awaits!
From now until June 20, World of Warcraft is on sale for €4.99 (£4.99). Normally priced at €14.99, this shatteringly low price nets you over 65% savings – truly an epic deal!
Join thousands of mighty heroes online in World of Warcraft’s realm of myth, magic, and adventure. Explore jagged, snowy peaks; vast mountain fortresses; and harsh, winding canyons. Witness zeppelins flying over smoldering battlefields and do battle in epic sieges – a host of legendary experiences awaits you. All for only €4.99 until June 20!
This offer won’t last long so don’t delay: grab your copy of World of Warcraft today from the Blizzard Store or as a digital download direct from Battle.net!