/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.
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 TestIf 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you ready for the biggest Blizzard gaming event of the year? The world’s best World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, and Hearthstone players have battled their way along the Road to BlizzCon and will soon clash at the final destination—the World Championships at BlizzCon from November 7. This year’s epic show will also host the first ever official Heroes of the Storm Exhibition Tournament, where challengers will compete for honor and glory.
Who will rise above the rest and claim their share of the huge World Championships prize pool? Check out our BlizzCon viewing guide blog for links to our online BlizzCon eSports streams, where you’ll be able to watch all the eSports action as it happens. In addition to the official English-language streams, you can view the streams in other supported languages through one of our community streaming partners. Don’t miss it!
We’re thrilled to announce that Metallica will be performing the closing concert at BlizzCon 2014, playing before a sold-out convention crowd on the night of November 8! If you didn’t score tickets to the show, don’t worry—you can still get a front-row seat from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket.
BlizzCon is a gaming convention like no other. With developer panels, exclusive interviews, intense eSports tournaments, the legendary Friday night contests, and what’s sure to be an unforgettable concert from Metallica to close out the show on Saturday, this year’s event is one you won’t want to miss.
The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket lets you catch all of the action online, live and in high definition. You’ll also get access to this year’s epic collection of in-game goodies for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm. Visit the Battle.net Shop to order your Virtual Ticket, and check out the press release for more details on Metallica’s performance.
The Iron Horde is on the march, and the Warlords of Draenor are primed to invade Azeroth on November 13! Steel yourself for the onslaught by watching an arsenal of vicious videos we’ve just unveiled in our recent live-stream event: the Warlords of Draenor opening cinematic, and the first installment of a new animated lore miniseries, Lords of War.
If you missed the Warlords of Draenor live-stream event on Thursday, you can check out the replay below. You’ll also hear the WoW developers lay out details on the pre-launch in-game event, the gameplay of the expansion’s dynamic new PvP zone Ashran, and more.
At a pivotal moment in Draenor history, Warsong chieftain Grommash Hellscream challenges destiny and reforges the fate of his people. Witness the rise of the Iron Horde in the newly revealed Warlords of Draenor opening cinematic.
Before you can harbor any hope of defeating the Iron Horde, you must first understand what—and whom—you’re up against. Our new five-part series Lords of War introduces you to some of the major players in the campaign on Draenor—beginning with the sadistic Kargath Bladefist, leader of the Shattered Hand.
Visit www.worldofwacraft.com in the weeks ahead for more episodes of Lords of War, and arm yourself with the knowledge you need to survive the battle ahead.
And don’t forget you can pre-order Warlords of Draenor now to prepare for the expansion’s November 13 launch. A level-90 character boost is included with your pre-purchase, allowing you to sharpen your skills with a new class—or work out the rust with an old favorite—before all Hellscream breaks loose on Azeroth.
See highlights from each day at gamescom, plus developer interviews and insight, in our one-hour live-streamed show broadcast direct from the Blizzard booth. Stop by our dedicated gamescom website starting at 18:00 CEST on Friday and Saturday and 16:00 CEST on Sunday to catch all the action.
In addition, we’ll be holding a contest on Twitter during the event. To take part, simply tweet about Blizzard at gamescom using the hashtag #BlizzGC2014. Whether you’re at the event or watching the stream from home, the most creative comments, photos, and videos will have a chance to win some awesome goodies. One grand prize winner will receive an exclusive digital print of the artwork created onstage at gamescom by Blizzard artist Luke Mancini! For more details on how to participate, download the complete rules.