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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 12 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 38 comments Oct 28, 2021 at 13:06 by Staff
Reimagining BlizzCon, Not Coming in February Reimagining BlizzCon, Not Coming in February Blizzard have just announced that the formerly announced BlizzConline will not be coming in February, and that they are "reimagining" what a BlizzCon experience should be in the future. We'll still be getting game announcements and news, but not via BlizzConline, at least for now. Blizzard Blizzard 10 comments Oct 26, 2021 at 18:08 by Staff
Free BattleTag Name Change as McCrees New Name Arrives Free BattleTag Name Change as McCree's New Name Arrives As the Overwatch team revealed McCree's new name today they also decided to enable a free change for everyone's BattleTag (available until Novemeber 5th)! If you have a 4-digit BattleTag and decide you might want to change it, keep in mind it will be changed into a 5-digit one instead.

Here's the new hero's name and the blue post:
Blizzard Blizzard 12 comments Oct 23, 2021 at 07:11 by Staff
Activision Blizzard Has Fired 20 Employees Over Harassment Claims and More Activision Blizzard Has Fired 20 Employees Over Harassment Claims and More According to an internal letter to staff, Activision Blizzard has fired 20 employees and taken significant additional action in connection to the recent harassment lawsuit and all the allegations surrounding it. Blizzard Blizzard 8 comments Oct 20, 2021 at 18:33 by Starym
Blizzard Working on an Unannounced Open-World RPG Shooter Blizzard Working on an Unannounced Open-World RPG Shooter According to a new job listing, Blizzard is working on a mobile open-world RPG shooter. Blizzard Blizzard 6 comments Oct 15, 2021 at 13:35 by Staff
Global Battle.net Maintenance: October 6th Global Battle.net Maintenance: October 6th A global maintenance is scheduled for later today and all Blizzard services will be unavailable from 22:00-23:00 CEST. Battle.net Battle.net Oct 06, 2021 at 09:42 by Staff
Activision Blizzard Reaches Agreement with the EEOC Activision Blizzard Reaches Agreement with the EEOC Activision Blizzard confirmed in a press release that the company reached an agreement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  Blizzard Blizzard 14 comments Sep 28, 2021 at 15:34 by Staff
In Celebration Of Diablo 2: Resurrected, Were Discounting Our Premium Subscription In Celebration Of Diablo 2: Resurrected, We're Discounting Our Premium Subscription Diablo 2: Resurrected has arrived today and joined the Icy Veins family of guides, so we're celebrating the re-release of one of the best games of all time with a discount on our Premium subscription until October! We are lowering our Uncommon tier Premium prices by over 40% if you select the yearly option, dropping it from 1.7$/€  to under 0.99$/€ per month!  Icy Veins Icy Veins 2 comments Sep 23, 2021 at 19:19 by Staff
Overwatch 2 Executive Departs from Activision Blizzard Overwatch 2 Executive Departs from Activision Blizzard Chacko Sonny, the Executive Producer of Overwatch 2, announced he's leaving Activision Blizzard on Friday, according to Bloomberg. Blizzard Blizzard 9 comments Sep 22, 2021 at 20:42 by Stan
The SEC Launches Activision Blizzard Investigation The SEC Launches Activision Blizzard Investigation According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) has launched "a wide-ranging investigation into Activision Blizzard", including its handling of the sexual misconduct and workplace discrimination accusations. Blizzard Blizzard 16 comments Sep 20, 2021 at 20:02 by Starym
Launching Log Reviews for WoW PvE & Diablo 3 Character Reviews Launching Log Reviews for WoW PvE & Diablo 3 Character Reviews When we first launched our Premium subscription, we received many requests for a way to get Log and Character Reviews, where an expert writer could provide an analysis of your specific gameplay and give personalized feedback to help you become a better WoW and Diablo player. We'd been working through how we could build such a system to provide this for our Premium supporters. Today, we’d like to announce our World of Warcraft PvE Log Review and Diablo 3 Character Review System! Icy Veins Icy Veins Sep 03, 2021 at 17:48 by Staff
Battle.net Game Deals: Shadowlands 30% Off Battle.net Game Deals: Shadowlands 30% Off Blizzard is rolling out a range of discounts on some of the biggest games on Battle.net from now through September 6. Shadowlands is 30% off, you can save 25% on Overwatch, and more. Battle.net Battle.net 9 comments Aug 31, 2021 at 17:56 by Staff
(Updated) Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Expanded (Updated) Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Expanded Update: Activision Blizzard has responded to the new allegations, as a spokesperson replied to IGN's request for comment: Blizzard Blizzard 26 comments Aug 24, 2021 at 20:50 by Starym
Blizzard Co-Leader Mike Ybarra Streaming, Comments on AoE Cap and Offers to Play FF14 Blizzard Co-Leader Mike Ybarra Streaming, Comments on AoE Cap and Offers to Play FF14 We have some more news from the new Blizzard co-leader, as Mike Ybarra has actually been streaming lately and got some +20ies done, offered up some opinions on certain game mechanics and even suggested to play WoW's biggest competitor, Final Fantasy 14 with Complexity-Limit's GM Max! Blizzard Blizzard 7 comments Aug 15, 2021 at 17:03 by Starym
Introducing Icy Veins Masterclass Introducing Icy Veins Masterclass As a thank you to all of our Premium supporters, we're proud to introduce the Icy Veins Masterclass, a Premium member-only video series by Azortharion that will help you become a better player. Icy Veins Icy Veins 27 comments Aug 13, 2021 at 13:04 by Staff
High Profile Departures Amid Lawsuit High Profile Departures Amid Lawsuit Kotaku reports that Diablo 4's Game Director Luis Barriga, Lead Designer Jesse McCree, and World of Warcraft Designer Jonathan LeCraft were let go from Blizzard. Blizzard Blizzard 13 comments Aug 12, 2021 at 11:43 by Stan
Ex-Community Manager Nevalistis Talks About Her Experience at Blizzard Ex-Community Manager Nevalistis Talks About Her Experience at Blizzard Former Blizzard Community Manager Brandy Camel, who also goes by the nickname Nevalistis, talked on her blog about her time at Blizzard and the memorable BlizzCon when Diablo Immortal was revealed. Blizzard Blizzard 13 comments Aug 07, 2021 at 19:51 by Stan
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