BlizzCon 2015 Contests Open

The three contests for this year's BlizzCon are now open, with an entry deadline of July 22, 2015. The Original Art, Movie, and Talent contest are all open for the same window, with varying prizes for each.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/05/27
Heroes of the Storm Hotfixes - May 27

Blizzard has released a small batch of hotfixes to resolve certain crash and framerate issues, as well as a handful of minor talent bugs. A small balance change may have snuck its way in as well!

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/05/27
Patches Beyond 6.2 Confirmed; Flying Not Coming in Warlords or Beyond

In an interview with Philip Kollar of Polygon, World of Warcraft lead designer Ion "Watcher" Hazzikostas has confirmed that Blizzard is working on the next patch for Warlords of Draenor beyond Patch 6.2. The interview also confirms that flying is not on the table to return in Warlords or future expansions, among other details.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/05/22
Heroes of the Storm - Global Play

Blizzard has introduced the same Global Play system for Heroes of the Storm previously found in other Blizzard games, allowing players to select a region quickly and easily to play with friends from anywhere in the world. Profiles are separate on a per-region basis, as with previous Blizzard titles.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/05/21
Dev Watercooler - Itemization in 6.2

The WoW Systems Design Team has posted an update regarding how itemization will work in Patch 6.2 for raid rewards. The broad goals are to improve the Personal Loot system, broaden the range of secondary stat allocations, and for more complex bosses deeper in raid instances to reward progressively more powerful items.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/05/20
Patch 6.2 Pet Battle Preview

New pet battle content is coming to World of Warcraft in Patch 6.2, and Blizzard has posted an overview of the new pets, quests, and more. The complete post is included here, along with some additional details.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/05/19
Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art Contest

A special fan art contest in partnership with DeviantArt was announced for Heroes of the Storm today, with prizes valued at over $13,000 and a special original sketch from Samwise Didier on the line. Entries must depict two characters from Warcraft, Diablo, or StarCraft in battle.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/05/19
Super Sonya and Mad Martian Gazlowe Skins Now Available

As noted only a couple of weeks ago, a variety of new content - including new skins - has been in development for Heroes of the Storm. Last week's final Closed Beta patch introduced Kael'thas as a new Hero, and this week we're getting Super Sonya and Mad Martian Gazlowe alongside the Open Beta.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/05/19
WoD Bonus Rolls - Seal of Inevitable Fate

The bonus roll system introduced in Mists of Pandaria will again continue in Patch 6.2 with the new Seal of Inevitable Fate. As with Seal of Tempered Fate, these will be available for purchase using four currencies - gold, Honor, Garrison Resources, and Apexis Crystals - and can be purchased up to three per week to a per-character maximum of 10 at any given time.

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Heroes of the Storm Enters Open Beta

After five months of closed beta and another ten of technical alpha, Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm is now in a two week Open Beta period and available to anyone who wants to download and play it. The full free-to-play release is still coming on June 2, 2015.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/05/19