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.

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WoW Selfie Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes!

Blizzard is putting on a contest to take in-game photos using your S.E.L.F.I.E. camera for a chance at weekly prizes including Blizzard gear, Battle.net balances, and an iPhone 6, and a grand prize of a complete trip for two to BlizzCon!

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/05/19
Heroes of the Storm World Championship Announced

As with their other competitive titles, Blizzard has announced a World Championship for the competitive scene in their soon-to-be officially released Heroes of the Storm brawler. Over $1.2 million dollars are up for grabs over the course of a short period of time, as the qualifiers will be run from June to August to set the stage for regional tournaments in advance of a grand final at BlizzCon on November 6-7.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/05/14