A few months ago, we unveiled the Battle.net account, our new way for players to log in to World of Warcraft and future Blizzard games, sign up for upcoming beta tests, shop the online Blizzard Store, and more with just one username and password. This was just the first step in the rollout of the brand-new Battle.net; in the future, players will be able to use Battle.net to participate in cross-realm chat in World of Warcraft, create real-life friends lists, communicate across different games, and a whole lot more.
In preparation for the launch of these new features, on November 12, 2009, all current World of Warcraft players will be required to merge their World of Warcraft accounts with a Battle.net account in order to log in to the game. As our way to say "thanks" for taking a moment to go through the process, existing World of Warcraft accounts that upgrade to Battle.net (including those that have already switched over) will receive a brand-new penguin in-game pet -- after you’ve merged, he’ll be waiting for you in your in-game mailbox the next time you log in. Starting on November 12, all World of Warcraft players will need to log in to the game using a Battle.net username and password, and anyone who wishes to create a new World of Warcraft account will need to start with a Battle.net account.
Creating a Battle.net account is simple and free. To merge your existing account with a Battle.net account, visit https://eu.battle.net/account/management/wow-account-conversion.xml. For more info, check out the Battle.net site or read the FAQ.
Today, FigurePrints launched Series 2 of FigurePets, limited-edition pets created to go along with their custom character statues, and manufactured using the same high-tech 3D printing process. Series 2 features Egbert, Snarly, and Sleepy Willy, and is only available until October 31, after which the pets will not be produced again. You can purchase them individually for 27,95€ or get the whole set for 68,85€ and with any FigurePets order, you’ll also get a 10% discount on a FigurePrints character statue. For more information or to place an order, head over to www.figureprints.com/figurepets.
Welcome to the newly redesigned Blizzard.com! Featuring a brand-new design, this website is the focal point for all official Blizzard Entertainment news, press releases, and much, much more.
Explore the new website now.
Fresh from their debut at BlizzCon 2009, the fun and adorable murloc plush dolls, two of the hottest items for sale at the show, are now available to the general public via the Blizzard Online Store. The blue Murky plush doll and the white Lurky plush doll are only 14.99 euros each, but will only be available while supplies last, so visit the Blizzard Store before it’s too late.
This autumn, Blizzard Entertainment and J!NX will be offering European players stunning t-shirts and other stylish apparel.
Discover J!NX's special World of Warcraft collection, as well as a multitude of other fresh designs and classic products. There will also be exclusive t-shirt designs only available to European customers. Find the perfect gear and set yourself apart from the crowd at www.jinx.com/eu.
The only thing cooler than exclusive Blizzard Europe gear is free Blizzard Europe gear. If you sign up for the free J!NX newsletter (English) before September 30, 2009, you'll be entered into a competition to win one of ten 100€ J!NX gift certificates. Winners will be notified by email no later than October 31, 2009.
Be the first to get your hands on these exclusive European t-shirts at www.jinx.com/eu and reveal your inner geek chic.
For a limited time, the Blizzard Store is offering apparel and other items at special reduced prices, so you can get your favorite t-shirts up to 20% cheaper. If you wish to proclaim your allegiance, let everyone know that you survived Barrens chat, or offer your services as tank, now is the time to visit the Blizzard Store.
This August brought us to gamescom 2009 in Cologne, Germany. At gamescom, we hosted many events, including raids with members of the guilds “For the Horde” and “Ensidia”. In addition to these live raids, there were Q&A quizzes, levelling contests, and hands-on demos of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and Diablo III. To get a feel for the atmosphere at gamescom, check out our extensive coverage of the event, including our photo gallery and an exclusive interview with “For the Horde.”
World of Warcraft is now coming soon to a mailbox near you! Each issue of the just-announced World of Warcraft: The Magazine will feature 148 pages of entertaining and insightful content about the game, including in-depth interviews, expert analysis, and player points of view. One year subscriptions are available for €41.95, or £29.95 (shipping and handling included). Check out the official announcement for more information, or head over to the subscription page to place an order.
The third day of the gamescom 2009 in Cologne, Germany is over with plenty of fast-paced and exciting live raid events and competitions. During the last three days we were able to see the the top guilds For the Horde and Ensidia performing thrilling live raids in front of an incredible huge and enthusiastic audience at the Blizzard Entertainment booth. Bosses in Ulduar and the Crusaders Coliseum including Yogg-Saron and Algalon were impressively defeated by the guilds.
Several events live on stage like Q&A Quizzes and Death Knight Levelling contests plus the opportunity to get hands on the new Blizzard Entertainment titles StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and Diablo III enthralled the hundreds of fans who enjoyed their time at the booth of Blizzard Entertainment here in Cologne.
Since the reveal of the new monk class for Diablo III during the BlizzCon on Friday evening (CEST) visitors were able to check out the breathtaking moves and abilities of this cool and awesome new character as well as watching the new exciting trailers for the brand new expansion Cataclysm for World of Warcraft.
We would like to thank everyone who stopped by the Blizzard booth at gamescom and we hope to see you again next year!
The second day of the BlizzCon gaming convention is now underway! Yesterday, we unveiled World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Diablo III's new monk class, and discussed some of the new features of the updated Battle.net.
Today's main events include the finals for this year's Warcraft III, StarCraft, and World of Warcraft Arena tournaments; more developer panels, including the World of Warcraft Game Systems, Diablo III Art, and StarCraft II Lore panels; and the epic closing concert featuring Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain and Ozzy Osbourne.