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16-Apr-2009 New StarCraft II Battle Report Available Now
We have just released the second installment of our StarCraft II Battle Reports, a series of videos created for the official website in order to give you a closer look at the fast-paced, intense, and exciting-to-watch multiplayer matches of StarCraft II. In this latest battle report, you'll see two of Blizzard Entertainment's best players go head-to-head as the zerg and terrans while our commentators, StarCraft II lead designer Dustin Browder and eSports team member Robert Simpson, dissect and analyze the on-screen action for you.
Check out Battle Report 2 now!
15-Apr-2009 2009 Arena Tournament Phase 4 Begins
Phase 4 of the 2009 World of Warcraft Arena tournament has begun. Tournament participants have battled fiercely for weeks in hopes of making it to the invitational ladder. Competitors now have one week to prove their worth as this final phase of the online qualification will last until April 21 at 9 p.m. CEST. For a list of the invited teams and to track their progress, please visit the World of Warcraft Armory. Top teams will earn a chance to participate in live events, including the global finals being held at BlizzCon. For more information on the tournament, please visit our Arena Tournament information page; to discuss the tournament with your fellow players, please visit the Arena Tournament Forum. Good luck and good fight!
15-Apr-2009 Secrets of Ulduar: Content Patch 3.1 Now Live!
Secrets of Ulduar, the new World of Warcraft content update, is now live! The gates of the mysterious titan stronghold of Ulduar have swung open, granting players access to an all-new level-80 raid dungeon with normal (10-person) and heroic (25-person) versions and optional hard-mode encounters for those seeking an additional challenge. Secrets of Ulduar also includes the new Argent Tournament in Icecrown Citadel, the dual-talent-specialization feature, multiple user-interface upgrades, and some significant changes to class talents and abilities. Be sure to visit your class trainer, as all talent points have been reset.
Watch the Secrets of Ulduar trailer now, or read the patch notes.
08-Apr-2009 Custom Apparel Free Shipping Promotion
If you’ve been thinking about getting some custom World of Warcraft apparel, now is the perfect time. SwagDog is currently offering free shipping for all US orders and for international orders of three items or more, while international orders of two items or less ship for only $9.99 worldwide. International shipping includes all taxes, duties, and fees. With the recent release of the custom guild hat, there’s never been a better time to stock up and save on all your guild gear.
This limited-time offer is only available through http://Warcraft.SwagDog.com and ends April 30; head over and take advantage of the offer today.
06-Apr-2009 Warcraft III 2009 Invitational Ladder Begins
The Warcraft III 2009 invitational ladder has begun. We’ve invited the top players from each regional ladder to compete. Please refer to the FAQ and Rules pages for information and guidelines about this year’s competition. Good luck!
03-Apr-2009 Arena Shoutcasting Contest!
Our first World of Warcraft Arena Shoutcasting Contest will end in just two short weeks. So, if you want to join in for the chance to win a Dell Ultrasharp 2007WFP-HC monitor and a BlizzCon 2008 polar bear mount, there's still time left!
Take a look at our Arena Shoutcasting Contest page for details on how to enter and win. You can also check out the Terms and Conditions for entering.
02-Apr-2009 April Fools!
We hope you enjoyed our April Fools' Day events. If you missed them, check out this year's jokes: The Blizzard Entertainment Joke Team will see you again next year. Just kidding - we're always around waiting to pounce.
01-Apr-2009 New StarCraft II Unit: Introducing the Terra-tron!
We’ve just released a sneak peek at a new unit and last-stand base defense mechanism for the terrans: the Terra-tron.
A twelve-stories-tall symbol of the terrans' ruthless resourcefulness and ability to fortify their position, the Terra-tron base-defense system is the latest addition to the ever-expanding bag of terran tricks.
Check out the Terra-tron now!
01-Apr-2009 P1mp My Mount!
Tired of your mount looking like every other raptor, wolf, horse, kodo, or nightsaber out there? Want to spice it up with some armor plating, a few spikes or chains, or maybe even some flaming decals? Then you'll love this new, up-coming feature to World of Warcraft where you can get your mount epic-ized and accessorized! What are you waiting for? P1mp yo' mount now!
01-Apr-2009 Diablo III: Meet the Archivist!
Out of the darkened studies of Westmarch emerges the archivist, Diablo III's newest playable class. Proving once and for all that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword, the archivist fights not only to save Sanctuary’s future, but its past as well.
To find out more, visit the brand-new archivist information page to read the latest excerpt from the journal of Abd al-Hazir and see some of the archivist's powers in action.
We've also expanded the media galleries with one new piece of artwork and two new screenshots.