World of Warcraft

PC / RPG / Release: Nov 22, 2004 / ESRB: T

How to make World of Warcraft's limeade

By Steve Watts, May 05, 2014 10:30am PDT

Shacknews is kicking off a new video game themed cooking show, and we're starting with a refreshing summer drink: World of Warcraft's limeaid.


Warlords of Draenor level-90 boost to 'bring people back to the same point'

By Steve Watts, Apr 14, 2014 1:00pm PDT

Blizzard explains how the level-90 expansion is meant to get friends caught up to each other, but that they've taken steps to make sure veteran players aren't tripped up by players who don't know how to use their newfound skills.


Play Hearthstone to get a shiny horse in WoW

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 12, 2014 7:00am PDT

Blizzard's collectible card game Hearthstone officially launched yesterday as free-to-play, with a little free-to-pony touch on top. Playing only a few Hearthstone matches will net you a special flying horse mount to gallivant around atop in World of Warcraft.


Shack PSA: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor pre-orders now open

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 10, 2014 2:00pm PDT

World of Warcraft players can now pre-order the Warlords of Draenor expansion. Those that pay for the expansion in full will also get an immediate level 90 boost for any of their characters.


World of Warcraft's $60 insta-90 price meant to maintain value of leveling, says Blizzard

By Steve Watts, Feb 25, 2014 12:00pm PST

Blizzard's Ion Hazzikostas says that the $60 price point for the instant 90 upgrade in World of Warcraft is intended to keep leveling from being devalued.


Skirmish PvP returning to World of Warcraft

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 18, 2014 5:00pm PST

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor is shelving its Trial of the Gladiator PvP mode due to community concerns and will instead bring back Skirmish mode, along with a new Spectator Invite system for tournaments.


World of Warcraft discontinuing 'Scroll of Resurrection' referrals

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 11, 2014 2:45pm PST

World of Warcraft will discontinue the Scroll of Resurrection referral program for former subscribers on February 18, so this is your last chance to try and convince a friend to come back and get yourself a rare mount in the process.


Blizzard considering selling insta-90 upgrades

By Steve Watts, Jan 17, 2014 8:00am PST

World of Warcraft's upcoming Draenor expansion includes an instant boost to level 90, and Blizzard has said it has plans to test the ability to purchase those instant-boosts directly.


World of Warcraft granting free character migration for one week

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 15, 2014 4:25pm PST

World of Warcraft users experiencing high queue times will soon be able to migrate their characters to a new low-population server for free for a one-week period.


Warcraft movie touts cast from Pacific Rim, Vikings, and Mission: Impossible

By Steve Watts, Dec 09, 2013 9:00am PST

Legendary Pictures has announced some of its casting for the Warcraft movie, including actors from Vikings, Pacific Rim, and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.


Report: Intelligence agencies spied on Xbox Live, World of Warcraft, and Second Life

By Steve Watts, Dec 09, 2013 8:15am PST

A set of documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reveal that intelligence agencies like the NSA and British GCHQ created characters and obtained communications data on Xbox Live, World of Warcraft, and Second Life to keep tabs on possible terrorist and crimi...


Sixth World of Warcraft expansion in development

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 12, 2013 8:45am PST

Blizzard may only have just announced its fifth expansion for World of Warcraft, Warlords of Draenor, but number six is already in the works. As people continue to leave (the MMORPG's now down to a still-impressive 7.7 million subscribers), Blizzard's hoping that releasing e...


How garrisons introduce offline progression to World of Warcraft

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 11, 2013 9:00am PST

Garrisons introduce player housing to World of Warcraft, while also introducing the idea of offline progression.


World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor announced, allows for instant level 90 upgrade

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 08, 2013 12:45pm PST

Yet another World of Warcraft expansion has been revealed. Warlords of Draenor "sends players to the savage world of Draenor, home of the mighty...


World of Warcraft adds Cataclysm to basic edition

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 16, 2013 6:00am PDT

Feeling a need to buy oodles of expansions can be off-putting when you're looking into starting an MMORPG, so Blizzard has regularly upgraded World of Warcraft's basic 'Battle Chest' edition with old expansions. It's now rolled Cataclysm into the package, and is taking the e...