Blizzard Entertainment News


Blizzard shuts down fan-hosted server 'Nostalrius' running vanilla World of Warcraft

By David Craddock, Apr 07, 2016 2:40pm PDT

Over 800,000 fans prepare to move on after Blizzard flexes its legal muscle.


"My whole point is that the reason they're playing there is because they like that one better."

- Herman Toothrot see all 65 comments

Overwatch cracking down on quitters, adding ranked matches

By David Craddock, Apr 07, 2016 1:20pm PDT

Count to 10 and take deep breaths: the new Overwatch patch punishes rage quitters and adds new features and rewards.


"There will still be casual games or whatever, so those who don't want to deal with any possible ..."

- classicfork see all 19 comments

New Overwatch animated short focuses on a Widowmaker assassination

By John Keefer, Apr 06, 2016 3:00pm PDT

Blizzard has released the second of four planned animated videos focusing on characters in the game.


BlizzCon 2016 coming November 4-5; Ticket sales start April 20

By John Keefer, Apr 06, 2016 1:30pm PDT

Blizzard's six franchises will be on full display at the yearly convention later this year in Anaheim.


Play Any Heroes of the Storm Character and Rake In Bonus XP in Upcoming Events

By David Craddock, Apr 05, 2016 2:25pm PDT

Blizzard will celebrate the conclusion of Heroes of the Dorm with two in-game events later this week.


StarCraft 2 patch 3.2 will save many matches from server downtime

By John Keefer, Apr 05, 2016 9:15am PDT

While the 3.2 patch for StarCraft 2 brought a load of new content, one part of the patch will mean less server downtime for the game going forward.


World of Warcraft player hits 100 using only a dance mat controller

By John Keefer, Apr 04, 2016 4:00pm PDT

Hitting level 100 in World of Warcraft is nothing out of the ordinary, but try it using only a dancemat.


"In the reddit thread he showed up and said he lost 3-4 kilos but he was eating like shit"

- the_Dingo see all 3 comments

Overwatch's Tracer blinks into Heroes of the Storm in April

By Daniel Perez, Apr 04, 2016 8:40am PDT

Don't blink or you'll miss Tracer's debut in Heroes of the Storm this month.


Heroes of the Storm welcomes Dehaka, Lost Cavern, and Bans in today's patch

By Daniel Perez, Mar 29, 2016 10:15am PDT

Heroes of the Storm's latest patch has just been released, and with it, players can now fight as Dehaka, duke it out in Lost Cavern, and Ban certain heroes from Ranked Play.


"Ohhhh yeah! Now if Dark Souls 3 will also support that, I'm so going to buy a new monitor!"

- code-e255 see all 16 comments

Overwatch animated short 'Recall' now available

By Daniel Perez, Mar 21, 2016 1:50pm PDT

Watch Winston's story play out and learn more about Overwatch in the following animated short.


"That kind of game with Blizzard's touch.... I might be willing to pay $14.99 a month for ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 21 comments

Learn more about Overwatch's characters through its animated short and comics

By Daniel Perez, Mar 17, 2016 1:36pm PDT

Blizzard is prepared to give us a crash course in all things Overwatch very soon.


"This game is already eating up more time than I have to spare. I do not need additional content ..."

- InfoBiter see all 2 comments

Heroes of the Storm gets its 50th Hero, StarCraft melee warrior Dehaka

By Daniel Perez, Mar 16, 2016 8:47am PDT

Those going up against Dehaka won't know what hit them. Literally.


"No but it's basically a variant of Falstad's ability. Seems a bit arbitrary but global map ..."

- Zek see all 12 comments

Heroes of the Dorm field of 64 does battle next week; Bracket Challenge now open

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 13, 2016 5:30pm PDT

The final field of 64 for this year's Heroes of the Dorm collegiate tournament for Heroes of the Storm is set to kick off next week. And if you've ever invested any time failing hard on a March Madness bracket, why not fail hard on a Heroes of the Dorm bracket with the Heroe...


Call of C'Thun: The Best Cards to Play with Hearthstone's newest Legendary

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 11, 2016 11:00am PST

The Old Gods are set to strike and C'Thun will lead the charge. What are some of the best Hearthstone cards to play alongside C'Thun? Shacknews takes a look at a few ideas, while also posing the question of how C'Thun can be stopped.


Whispers of War: Breaking down the first Hearthstone 'Whispers of the Old Gods' cards

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 11, 2016 10:20am PST

There are 134 cards coming in Hearthstone's upcoming Whispers of the Old Gods expansion. A few of them were revealed this morning and Shacknews is breaking each of them down.