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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.

06-Aug-2015 World of Warcraft: Legion Revealed

/A great burning shadow falls over Azeroth once more—World of Warcraft: Legion has been unveiled!

In this dire new chapter of the World of Warcraft saga, the great enemy of the Horde and the Alliance—the demonic Burning Legion—has returned. As destruction rains across Azeroth, its heroes must seek salvation among the ruins of the mythic Broken Isles, ancient seat of a lost night elf civilization—and site of the accursed Tomb of Sargeras, which now serves as a gateway to endless Legion worlds.

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To combat the armies of the Legion, Azeroth’s heroes will need to achieve unprecedented heights of power, securing mighty Artifacts—class-specific, highly customizable weapons forged in the fires of lore. They’ll also join forces with unlikely allies in the form of an all-new hero class, the vengeful Demon Hunter, and unify champions of their cause at their class’s Order Hall. Legion also empowers players to boost one character to level 100, making it so anyone can join the battle against the Legion alongside their friends.

Sign Up for the Beta Test

If you’re interested in opting in for a chance to participate in the Legion beta test later this year, let us know! Simply log in to your Battle.net account, go to Beta Profile Settings, make sure the Warcraft option is checked, and click Update Preferences. You’re now eligible to be randomly selected for a Legion beta invitation once the testing process begins.
23-Apr-2015 See You at gamescom 2015!

Blizzard will be returning to Cologne, Germany for gamescom 2015 from August 5-9! Come and hang out at our booth, where you’ll be able to play our latest titles, including Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, Overwatch, and World of Warcraft.

When you’re not gaming, you can watch or take part in one of our fun contests—including our world-famous dance and costume competitions—or just relax and enjoy some epic entertainment.

We look forward to seeing you there!

20-Apr-2015 Heroes of the Storm Launches June 2

It’s already been a jam-packed year for Heroes of the Storm, and now it’s time to rally your fellow heroes and get ready for battle—the portal to the Nexus is about to bust wide open! We’ve just announced that Blizzard’s worlds will collide when Heroes of the Storm officially launches on June 2, following an open beta testing period that begins on May 20.

Heroes of the Storm will launch with more than 30 playable Heroes, over 130 skins, and 14 steadfast mounts, as well as seven dynamic Battlegrounds, each with unique challenges to overcome. And even more content, including Heroes, skins, mounts, and Battlegrounds, is on the way! Over the last year, we’ve also implemented more than 430 different color tints across our Heroes, skins, and mounts to help you customize your look and brawl in style. These color options will continue to be unlockable for free as you play your Heroes and seek to master them on the field of battle. We’ll have even more exciting Heroes developments in the coming months.

Remember that you can still sign up for the open beta via your Battle.net account.

Upcoming Launch Event

The Nexus is calling. Will you answer? To celebrate the launch of Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard will be holding a unique live-streamed event on June 1 in London. We’ll have more exciting information for you as the event draws near.

No Further Wipes

We won’t be performing any further wipes, so any progress or purchases you’ve made during the closed beta will carry through to the open beta as well as post-launch.

Thank You for Your Continued Feedback

We’ve enjoyed sharing the technical alpha and closed beta with you, and your feedback has helped us make Heroes even more epic. Thank you, as always, to everyone who has shared their thoughts on the game with us so far. We can’t wait to hear more from all of you as we move toward open beta testing in May, and the official launch in June.

Stay tuned for more, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest Heroes of the Storm updates. We’ll see you in the Nexus!

12-Mar-2015 Join the Party at BlizzCon 2015 on November 6 and 7

Blizzard’s ninth BlizzCon gaming convention and community celebration is coming to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2015! Tickets to go on sale in two batches on April 16 and April 18—read the press release and visit BlizzCon.com for more information, and get ready for two full days of Blizzard games, camaraderie, and epic eSports action.

06-Mar-2015 Blackrock Mountain Coming to Hearthstone
Prepare to test your mettle in Blackrock Mountain, a new magma-filled Adventure coming to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft in April. Like Curse of Naxxramas, Blackrock Mountain will be released one wing per week and feature a slew of bosses to put your card-slinging skills to the test—along with 31 scorching new cards for your collection. Preorders go live on March 20—see the press release for all the details.
11-Feb-2015 Argi Raises More Than $1.9 Million
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of World of Warcraft players around the world who purchased the Argi pet, we’ve raised a total of more than 1.9 million USD to support the ongoing Ebola relief efforts in Africa by the Red Cross. In December, we announced that for every Argi purchased by December 31, 2014, 100% of the adoption fee would be going to assist in aiding in the fight against this deadly disease -- and the community embraced this cute little intergalactic nibbler, helping out a great cause in the process. Thanks again to everyone who helped make a difference.