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27-Jul-2010 StarCraft II Special - BlizzCast #14 Released

In our 14th BlizzCast episode, we are joined by Production Director Chris Sigaty and Game Director Dustin Browder to discuss the StarCraft II beta experience and to recap some of the custom maps and creative strategies adopted by beta testers. The developers also delve into several other exciting topics including the achievement system and what players can expect to find in both the StarCraft II single-player campaign and challenge modes.

Check out BlizzCast 14 now!

26-Jul-2010 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty About to Go On Sale!

The highly anticipated release of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty has nearly arrived. On July 27, 2010 (that's midnight tonight!) you will be able to purchase the game, dive into its epic single-player campaign, and compete online via We've put together this handy overview of all the different ways to get StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty so you know how to get started. Just find the scenario that matches your preference below, and you'll be off to the Koprulu sector in no time!

  • I want to go buy the game in a store: If you plan to purchase StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty at a game retailer, be sure to check whether there are any midnight release events near you. You can get your copy once midnight rolls around, after which you’ll need to activate it via Account Management.
  • I want to buy a digital copy: Digital sales of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will be available several hours after retail sales begin. Check the digital sales page to learn when they will begin in your region.
  • I want to buy a boxed copy from the Blizzard store or other online retailer: You will be able to buy boxed copies of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty from the Blizzard store at the same time digital sales become available. Once you have received your game and installed it, you'll need to activate your copy before you can dive in.

Have fun, and we'll see you on!

26-Jul-2010 BlizzCon 2010 Virtual Ticket Now On Sale

Want to experience the panel discussions, tournaments, game-related announcements, and all the excitement of BlizzCon from the comfort of your own home? The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket multi-channel Internet stream is now available to order around the world, allowing viewers to switch between multiple channels of live HD coverage dedicated to different areas of the show. Anyone who orders the event will also receive this year's BlizzCon-exclusive World of Warcraft in-game item. In addition, for the first time, BlizzCon 2010 Virtual Ticket holders will have access to exclusive BlizzCon merchandise.

To order or learn more, visit the BlizzCon 2010 Virtual Ticket page.

23-Jul-2010 Make No Mistake; War Is Coming... In Three Days!
Troops, report for duty! In just three days the official midnight openings for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will take place in five locations across Europe. Head over to the StarCraft II official midnight openings website to discover the location of your nearest official event. Besides a swarm of activities and prizes, a StarCraft II developer will be on site to sign your copy of the game.

For those not able to participate in the official midnight opening events, make sure to check out the list of all retailers in Europe whose doors will also be open on the night of July 26/27.
23-Jul-2010 New Concept Art
Our Concept Art gallery has been updated with two new pieces.
22-Jul-2010 Join the Dominion Campaign Complete

Outstanding work, recruits! With your contributions to the Dominion war effort, our supremacy in the sector is assured. The empire's citizenry can breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to your courageous sacrifices. The final reward has been unlocked, and along with the lore bridge videos, it should help tide you over until the release of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty on July 27. Congratulations on your achievement. Dismissed!

Watch the extended StarCraft II "Ghosts of the Past" trailer at the Join the Dominion! site.

22-Jul-2010 Original Art Posters Now Available now offers a variety of World of Warcraft artwork as high-quality poster prints. You can choose from favorites including art from past content updates, a Cataclysm piece featuring Deathwing, and more. Also available will be two brand-new posters never before seen --Troll Propaganda and Operation: Gnomeregan. These posters can be ordered now at

21-Jul-2010 StarCraft II Midnight Openings Across Europe

The launch of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is getting closer by the hour, as retailers are mustering their troops for midnight opening events all across Europe. We have updated our StarCraft II midnight openings page with a list of stores in your area whose doors will be open on the night of July 26/27. Have a look and be among the first to embark on this epic StarCraft II journey!

21-Jul-2010 Blizzard at gamescom 2010 in Cologne

We're pleased to announce that Blizzard Entertainment will be at gamescom 2010 next month. Visitors to the Blizzard Entertainment booth, located in Halle 6, B21 & B31, will have the opportunity to play our upcoming games and hear our latest news and information.

From Thursday 19 until Sunday 22 August, gamescom in Cologne, Germany will be open to the public. Find out more about the show and how to get there at

19-Jul-2010 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Digital Sales Available July 27

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty warps into stores on July 27, but if there are no vendors within your psionic matrix, you will also be able to purchase StarCraft II via digital download on July 27. Players planning to purchase the game digitally can cut down their waiting time by downloading the game client in advance, so all you’ll need to do on July 27 is install, activate, and play. Click here to learn more.