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A Message from Mike Ybarra A Message from Mike Ybarra Blizzard lead Mike Ybarra shared a message to the community, talking about the Microsoft deal, actions taken at Blizzard to regain trust, priorities in 2022, and more. He also mentioned "exciting announcements" coming next week. Patch 9.2 release date, anyone? Blizzard Blizzard 13 comments Jan 20, 2022 at 22:37 by Staff
An Excerpt from Bobby Koticks Email to Staff An Excerpt from Bobby Kotick's Email to Staff Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick sent an email to staff regarding Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Blizzard Blizzard 10 comments Jan 18, 2022 at 16:15 by Staff
Official Microsoft and Activision Blizzard Announcements on Acquisition Official Microsoft and Activision Blizzard Announcements on Acquisition We have two official announcements surrounding the giant, almost $70 billion, Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard from both sides, starting with Microsoft CEO Phil Spencer issuing a statement on Xbox Wire, focuisng on Game Pass additions and cloud gaming: Blizzard Blizzard 24 comments Jan 18, 2022 at 15:22 by Staff
Microsoft Nears Deal to Buy Activision Blizzard for Nearly $70 Billion Microsoft Nears Deal to Buy Activision Blizzard for Nearly $70 Billion The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft is nearing a deal to buy Activision Blizzard for nearly $70 billion, which is the largest deal of all time in the sector. Blizzard Blizzard 24 comments Jan 18, 2022 at 13:48 by Staff
The Darkening of Tristram Returns January 3rd The Darkening of Tristram Returns January 3rd The Darkening of Tristram anniversary event will be back on  January 3, 2022. Players can unlock banner customizations, item transmogs, pets, and portrait frames during the event. Here's an official preview of the event. Diablo III D3 2 comments Dec 29, 2021 at 18:23 by Staff
Diablo 4 Quarterly Update, December 2021: +Skill Ranks Affixes, Legendary Affix Transfers, Paragon Talents, Visual Effects Diablo 4 Quarterly Update, December 2021: +Skill Ranks Affixes, Legendary Affix Transfers, Paragon Talents, Visual Effects We have another massive quarterly update for Diablo 4 on our hands, this time with plenty of systems info! We get a lot of detail into itemization, with +skill affixes returning from D2, as well as legendary affixes being much more flexible since we'll be able to transfer them from one legendary to the other. There's also plenty of info on the new paragon point system, with slottable items called glyphs and a very Path of Exile-like layout. Finally there's a lot of info on the visuals of the game, from combat, lighting and more. Diablo IV D4 6 comments Dec 20, 2021 at 18:29 by Staff
World First Hardcore Greater Rift 150 Solo Clear in Season 25 World First Hardcore Greater Rift 150 Solo Clear in Season 25 Wudijo cleared the World First Hardcore Greater Rift 150 solo with his Inna Mystic Ally Monk. In this post, we're looking at the successful clear video. Diablo III D3 2 comments Dec 17, 2021 at 22:19 by Stan
Season 25 Demon Hunter Hotfix Now Live Season 25 Demon Hunter Hotfix Now Live A hotfix was applied for Patch 2.7.2 (Season 25) to address the Demon Hunter exploit that allowed the class to clear Greater Rift 150s in an unintended way. Diablo III D3 1 comment Dec 17, 2021 at 21:54 by Staff
Big Blizzard Store Holiday Sale: D2R, Character Services, Shadowlands, Pets, Mounts and More Big Blizzard Store Holiday Sale: D2R, Character Services, Shadowlands, Pets, Mounts and More There's a lot more discounts to be had in the Blizzard store aside from the Dragon pack, including 30% off character services, 50% off Shadowlands and select mounts and toys, and 30% off BCC upgrades! And there's even a 25% discount on Diablo 2: Resurrected and a 75% one on Overwatch: Legendary Edition, so check those out as well. Blizzard Blizzard 2 comments Dec 16, 2021 at 20:53 by Staff
Which Class to Play in Season 25? Which Class to Play in Season 25? Season 25 started last Friday, so we're looking at which class to play depending on your preferred game style, as the Soul Shards (and lack of Ethereals from last season) have shaken things up. Diablo III D3 4 comments Dec 14, 2021 at 15:31 by Staff
Diablo 4 Quarterly Update Coming in Late December Diablo 4 Quarterly Update Coming in Late December Blizzard confirmed the Diablo 4 quarterly update will drop by the end of December, but not this week. Diablo IV D4 1 comment Dec 14, 2021 at 14:52 by Staff
All Diablo 3 Season 25 Guides (Patch 2.7.2) All Diablo 3 Season 25 Guides (Patch 2.7.2) Season 25 is upon us and we have have you covered with all the guides you'll need! The new Soul Shards are changing things up significantly, as the lack of Ethereals is showing, with many builds going down a tier, and only the best remain on top! Diablo III D3 1 comment Dec 11, 2021 at 08:24 by Staff
Season 25 Rollout Issues in Asian Region Season 25 Rollout Issues in Asian Region The Season 25 rollout in the Asian region is experiencing some issues as paragon levels and Ethereal weapons breach into the new season. Diablo III D3 1 comment Dec 10, 2021 at 18:57 by Staff
Season 25 Overview & Updated Patch 2.7.2 Notes Season 25 Overview & Updated Patch 2.7.2 Notes Season 25 starts on December 10, at 5 PM (PDT/CEST/KST). Blizzard is expecting to release the Patch 2.7.2 update on December 7. We also have some changes compared to the PTR 2.7.2 notes highlighted in this post, featuring some Soul Shard tuning as well.

You can also check out our detailed Soul Shards guide right here and other Season 25 guides here.
Diablo III D3 3 comments Dec 03, 2021 at 18:16 by Staff
Icy Veins Black Friday Giveaway Ends Today! Icy Veins Black Friday Giveaway Ends Today! The Icy Veins Black Friday Giveaway ends later today, so don't forget to participate for a chance to win 20x 60-Day Game Time! Icy Veins Icy Veins 15 comments Nov 29, 2021 at 16:56 by Staff
Diablo Immortal Patch 1.3 & Hotfix Notes Diablo Immortal Patch 1.3 & Hotfix Notes Diablo Immortal testing is in full swing and Blizzard has posted patch 1.3 notes and hotfixes. The new patch brings a new party finder system, Challenge Rift, Elder Rifts updates, and more. Diablo Immortal Diablo Immortal 5 comments Nov 27, 2021 at 16:45 by Staff
Icy Veins Black Friday Giveaway! Icy Veins Black Friday Giveaway! Greetings one and all! As Black Friday descends upon us, and with the Season of Mastery having just launched, we thought we would celebrate with a few prizes for our loyal fans! Our giveaway will reward 20 lucky winners with 60-Day WoW Game Time prizes! Icy Veins Icy Veins 186 comments Nov 25, 2021 at 17:17 by Vlad
Activision Blizzard Announces Formation of a Workplace Responsibility Committee Activision Blizzard Announces Formation of a Workplace Responsibility Committee In a press release, Activision Blizzard announced they've formed a new Workplace Responsibility Committee to ensure the implementation of initiatives to eliminate harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Blizzard Blizzard 9 comments Nov 23, 2021 at 18:07 by Staff
Diablo 3 Season 24 End Date: December 5th Diablo 3 Season 24 End Date: December 5th We have the end date for the current season, as the Ethereals will be going away and the Soul Shard wielding Season 25 comes closer! Blizzard have announced that Season 24 ends on December 5th, which should mean 25 arrives well after that, on Friday December 10th, if it follows the 23>24 transition timing. Diablo III D3 8 comments Nov 22, 2021 at 01:05 by Staff
The Reason Behind Jen Oneals Departure, Bobby Koticks Knowledge of Previous Sexual Misconduct Allegations: A Wall Street Journal Report The Reason Behind Jen Oneal's Departure, Bobby Kotick's Knowledge of Previous Sexual Misconduct Allegations: A Wall Street Journal Report The Wall Street Journal published a very detailed article dealing mostly with Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick's knowledge of the recent allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination at the company, including the real reason Jen Oneal left her leadership position at Blizzard. Kotick, Activision Blizzard employees, the board of directors, and the ABK Workers Alliance also responded below. Blizzard Blizzard 16 comments Nov 16, 2021 at 21:09 by Starym
Diablo 3 Season 25 PTR Is Live + Updated Patch Notes Diablo 3 Season 25 PTR Is Live + Updated Patch Notes The Season 25 PTR is now live and we have an updated set of patch notes, with updated to the Soul Shards and more!  Diablo III D3 2 comments Nov 13, 2021 at 08:30 by Staff
Season 25 Compendium for Diablo 3 Season 25 Compendium for Diablo 3 Season 25 is approaching and we have a new compendium available on our site that covers everything you need to know about the latest update. Diablo III D3 4 comments Nov 09, 2021 at 16:56 by Staff
Better Working Conditions for ABK Contract Workers Better Working Conditions for ABK Contract Workers Activision Blizzard workers celebrate a huge victory today. The company has increased the minimum hourly rate for all temporary employees to $17 per hour. They will also receive 13 paid holidays each year, and more. Blizzard Blizzard 3 comments Nov 09, 2021 at 16:21 by Staff
All 7 Diablo 3 Season 25 Soul Shards Detailed + Hellforge Embers All 7 Diablo 3 Season 25 Soul Shards Detailed + Hellforge Embers Season 25 really came at the perfect time, as it celebrates Diablo's 25th anniversary, and so we're getting 7 Soul Shards based off the Prime and Lesser Evils as the main seasonal mechanic! We've seen them mentioned in the season preview, but now we can take a look at them from the PTR  with their full stats as well! Diablo III D3 8 comments Nov 05, 2021 at 06:39 by Starym
A Message from Blizzard Co-Lead Jen Oneal A Message from Blizzard Co-Lead Jen Oneal Blizzard co-lead Jen Oneal yesterday announced her departure from Blizzard Entertainment and here's her message to the community. Blizzard Blizzard 10 comments Nov 03, 2021 at 11:26 by Staff
Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 Delayed: Activision Blizzard Q3 2021 Financial Earnings Call Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 Delayed: Activision Blizzard Q3 2021 Financial Earnings Call Activision Blizzard held their third quarter earnings call for 2021 and we had some pretty big revelations, including the delays of Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2, Blizzard's financial situation and more, so let's take a look at the highlights. Blizzard Blizzard 5 comments Nov 03, 2021 at 01:08 by Starym
Blizzard Co-Leader Jen Oneal Leaves Blizzard, Mike Ybarra Becomes Sole Leader Blizzard Co-Leader Jen Oneal Leaves Blizzard, Mike Ybarra Becomes Sole Leader Jen Oneal, named co-leader of Blizzard Entertainment in August 2021, has left the company. Blizzard Blizzard 13 comments Nov 02, 2021 at 21:07 by Stan
Patch 2.7.2 Preview: Patch Notes & New Season Theme Patch 2.7.2 Preview: Patch Notes & New Season Theme The two-week testing period for Patch 2.7.2 begins November 4, and here are the PTR notes with more details about the new Season 25 theme (Soul Shards), item changes, and more. Diablo III D3 5 comments Nov 02, 2021 at 11:04 by Staff
Diablo Immortal Closed Beta Starts Today Diablo Immortal Closed Beta Starts Today Diablo Immortal Closed Beta starts today with plenty of updates to the game, including the Necromancer class, PvP updates, set items, enhanced item drops, controller support, and more. Diablo Immortal Diablo Immortal 3 comments Oct 28, 2021 at 15:43 by Staff
Bobby Kotick Asks Board for Reduced Salary in a Letter Sent to Employees Bobby Kotick Asks Board for Reduced Salary in a Letter Sent to Employees Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick today sent a letter to all employees, where he talks about the launch of a zero-tolerance harassment policy company-wide, an increase of woman and non-binary people in their workforce by 50%, and his salary reduction to the lowest amount California law will allow for people earning a salary, which is $62,500. Blizzard Blizzard 39 comments Oct 28, 2021 at 13:06 by Staff
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