Blizzard News


Overwatch beta release date teased with Battle.net launch

By Daniel Perez, Aug 05, 2015 9:00am PDT

The launch of the Overwatch beta was teased by Blizzard today as the company has now included the game within the Battle.net launcher.


"I want to play this, but if they make the F2P model the same as HotS that'll really blow."

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New World of Warcraft expansion will be announced at Gamescom next week

By Daniel Perez, Jul 29, 2015 10:47am PDT

Blizzard will be announcing the next expansion for World of Warcraft in a live stream event at Gamescom next week.


"Hopefully they innovate in this expansion. People won't play it if it has the same boring fight ..."

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Blizzard celebrates StarCraft 2's fifth anniversary with virtual and physical swag

By Daniel Perez, Jul 27, 2015 12:22pm PDT

StarCraft 2 is five years old today, and Blizzard has some special treats for fans of the game to enjoy both in-game and in the real world.


"Swag = secretly we are gay. Dunno which is worse: Swag or Bae. Cool tho about the added ..."

- k1ld0r see all 2 comments

Diablo 3 patch 2.3 trailer highlights The Ruins of Sescheron

By Daniel Perez, Jul 23, 2015 7:22am PDT

Blizzard has released a new trailer for Diablo 3's upcoming patch 2.3 that focuses on the Adventure Mode exclusive, The Ruins of Sescheron.


"Well they said they wanted S3 to go about 4 months and normally suff is on the ptr for 2-4 ..."

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Watch Blizzard's special Hearthstone announcement here!

By Daniel Perez, Jul 22, 2015 12:05pm PDT

Blizzard is expected to make a special announcement for its hit CCG game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. So let's pull up a chair by the hearth to find out what they have planned for the game.


"also stats! and more fucking deck slots! so many cool things they could do"

- wtf242 see all 49 comments

Battle Detected: Shacknews examines tomorrow's Hearthstone announcement

By Steve Watts, Jul 21, 2015 12:00pm PDT

Hearthstone is gearing up for a big announcement tomorrow afternoon. Here's what we're hoping to see out of it.


Heroes of the Storm Eternal Conflict now available with new character, battleground, and more

By Daniel Perez, Jun 30, 2015 10:20am PDT

Blizzard has released the Eternal Conflict expansion for Heroes of the Storm. Find out what you can expect the next time you log into the game.


Diablo 3 patch 2.3.0 includes new zone, new cube, and more

By Daniel Perez, Jun 24, 2015 9:28am PDT

Blizzard is offering quite the selection of improvements to Diablo 3 in patch 2.3.0, so let's find out what we can all expect when it eventually becomes available.


Heroes of the Storm Eternal Conflict now available to try in Public Test Realm

By Daniel Perez, Jun 24, 2015 8:14am PDT

Blizzard has made Heroes of the Storm Eternal Conflict available to try out before it launches next week on its Public Test Realm.


Blizzard reveals Heroes of the Storm Eternal Conflict content

By Tad Huempfner, Jun 19, 2015 12:36pm PDT

A new trailer from Blizzard gives us a 'sneak peek' at some of the new Eternal Conflict content.


"As long as you understand game mechanics and not get killed by the AI, it is extremely noob ..."

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E3 2015: Starcraft 2: Whispers of Oblivion free to all players

By Josh Hawkins, Jun 16, 2015 8:23pm PDT

Blizzard announced today that Whispers of Oblivion, a new three part mission set, will be free to all players.


Hearthstone introducing new 'Tavern Brawl' mode

By Steve Watts, Jun 10, 2015 9:25am PDT

An upcoming patch will bring competitions with special rule sets to Blizzard's popular card game, along with some other notable changes.


Warcraft movie shows off Orgrim Doomhammer

By Tad Huempfner, May 18, 2015 1:10pm PDT

The Warcraft movie from Legendary Pictures has released its first look at the warchief leader Orgrim Doomhammer.


"Tad is our promising young upstart and new Shacknews intern for the summer. He might pop into ..."

- SporkyReeve see all 3 comments

Diablo 3 celebrates third birthday by unleashing the Cowpocalypse

By Daniel Perez, May 15, 2015 7:15am PDT

Don't worry, there's still no cow level.


"Random npc spawn that opens a portal to a "cow level" when killed."

- daedraug see all 3 comments

Blizzard holding first Heroes of the Storm tournament at BlizzCon 2015

By Daniel Perez, May 14, 2015 9:00am PDT

Blizzard has announced it will be holding a tournament for Heroes of the Storm during this year's Blizzcon with over $1.2 million in cash and prizes up for grabs.


"This game is in open beta next week if anybody didn't know. I'd definitely recommend it to any ..."

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