World of Warcraft News


World of Warcraft's Nefarious Cyber Attacker Sentenced to One Year in Prison

By Brittany Vincent, May 08, 2018 11:45am PDT

Was it really worth a year in jail, buddy?


"Hmm, interesting. I would've expected the Romanian authorities to just laugh about it and not ..."

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PAX East 2018: World of Warcraft Developer Daniel Stahl Interview

By Kevin Tucker, Apr 07, 2018 3:10pm PDT

Shacknews got together with World of Warcraft producer Daniel Stahl to discuss direction, NPCs, enemy AI, and lore in the upcoming Battle for Azeroth expansion.


Join the Battle for Azeroth, World of Warcraft's Newest Expansion

By Chris Jarrard, Apr 05, 2018 10:25am PDT

Dust off your subscriptions! The Battle for Azeroth begins this August.


"Because die hards still play it.. I have a friend who ran a clan for a while he still logs ..."

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April Fools: World of Warcraft Adds Royale Battlegrounds and Much More

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 01, 2018 11:30am PDT

A new battle royale mode is just scratching the surface for World of Warcraft's next big update.


"I've honestly thought without irony that WoW could do a pretty fun Battle Royale mode if they ..."

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Candy Crush Helps Activision Blizzard Microtransactions Sales Top $4 Billion in 2017

By Charles Singletary, Feb 09, 2018 10:08am PST

Activision's fourth-quarter financial results include some exciting and interest tidbits.


World of Warcraft Opens Up Pre-Orders for 'Battle for Azeroth' Expansion

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 30, 2018 2:05pm PST

Pre-orders are now open for the next World of Warcraft expansion and Digital Deluxe Edition goodies include items for a few other Blizzard games.


"I'd never gotten around to watching the cinematic trailer for this; that was pretty amazing"

- Amusatron see all 3 comments

World of Warcraft Lead Producer on Battle for Azeroth, WoW: Classic, and More from BlizzCon 2017

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 09, 2017 9:45am PST

During this past weekend's BlizzCon, Greg Burke stopped to chat with World of Warcraft Lead Producer Ray Cobo about the upcoming Battle for Azeroth expansion, as well as inquire about the current developmental progress of WoW: Classic.


World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Expansion and Cinematic Unveiled at BlizzCon 2017

By Charles Singletary, Nov 03, 2017 12:25pm PDT

A new cinematic and collection of new features were revealed for the upcoming expansion to WOW.


"Yup same old boring conflict.... they could've added a 3rd faction that wants peace in the world ..."

- DandySlayer see all 12 comments

World of WarCraft Classic Servers Will Bring Vanilla Flavor to Players

By Charles Singletary, Nov 03, 2017 12:10pm PDT

Blizzard is hard at work on a classic server option for WOW.


"Personally, I hated the new zones. It turned questing into a theme park where you just rushed ..."

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These are the In-Game Rewards Included with the 2017 BlizzCon Virtual Ticket

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 11, 2017 1:35pm PDT

Those who can't make it out to Anaheim for BlizzCon can still attend via the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, and Blizzard has detailed the in-game goodies that come along with it.


World of Warcraft 7.3 Update Takes the Fight to Argus Today

By John Keefer, Aug 29, 2017 10:25am PDT

The Legion homeworld is the focus of the latest patch, which adds a new dungeon, invasion points and new world quests in preparation for the a new raid, Antorus, the Burning Throne.


"Is anyone editing these articles? "Servers were supposed to be down until 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET, ..."

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World of Warcraft Guild Turns To Tinder To Find Perfect Member Matches

By John Keefer, Aug 03, 2017 8:45am PDT

Finding good guildies is hard, but when you meet that perfect healer, it is all worth it.


"I could understand using OKCupid for platonic stuff, it has decent personality matching. But ..."

- Zek see all 8 comments

World of Warcraft VR? Do It For Shacknews, Blizzard!

By John Keefer, Jul 26, 2017 10:45am PDT

A fan's exploration of Dalaran and Stormwind in VR makes it imperative that this happen as a sanctioned experience. 


"Whoa how is he able to do that? They extracted the assets or something?"

- bolneze see all 5 comments

Blizzard Lays Off Composer Who Created Iconic World of Warcraft Music

By John Keefer, Jul 25, 2017 10:55am PDT

The job of Russell Brower has been phased out, but the creator of themes for WoW, Diablo 3, StarCraft 2, Overwatch and Hearthstone could continue as a contractor.


"Yup, TBC had some fantastic music. There were some areas where I'd just stop doing what I was ..."

- code-e255 see all 23 comments

World of Warcraft Felmyst Fan Server Shut Down 5 Hours After Launch

By John Keefer, Jul 25, 2017 8:45am PDT

Blizzard still doesn't like servers running different versions of its game.


"You wouldn't. But it would allow people to play a game they paid for."

- antisocialjacobuu see all 53 comments