News and Guides for Starcraft 2

Global Battle.net Rolling Out Today Global Battle.net Rolling Out Today Later today, Blizzard is making Battle.net global, meaning friends lists from different territories will be merged into one, so you won't need to switch regions in Battle.net. This excludes China. Battle.net Battle.net 9 comments Jun 09, 2021 at 17:30 by Staff
No BlizzCon Planned for 2021 No BlizzCon Planned for 2021 Due to the ongoing health crisis, Blizzard revealed there won't be a BlizzCon this year either and we can expect a similar event to BlizzConline 2021 in early 2022. BlizzCon BlizzCon 19 comments May 26, 2021 at 17:27 by Staff
IGN Report on Blizzard Departures and the Companys Future, With Insider Info IGN Report on Blizzard Departures and the Company's Future, With Insider Info There have been many high-profile departures from Blizzard over the past years, with a couple happening just in the past month or so, and talk surrounding them and Blizzard's decline/change/fate have also been increasing consistently. This lead to IGN's Kat Bailey putting together a special report focusing on all of the departures and the current situation at Blizzard, talking to various developers both still working at the company and that have left it, to get a clear picture. The piece is very in-depth and takes a broader look at what's been happening, outside of the regularly heard doom and gloom attributed to the recent departures. We'll get into some of the highlights of the article, but if you're even a little interested in the topic you should absolutely take some time and read the full article over on IGN. Blizzard Blizzard 12 comments May 22, 2021 at 07:59 by Starym
From the Vault: The Overwatch Anniversary 2021 Collection Live on the Blizzard Store From the Vault: The Overwatch Anniversary 2021 Collection Live on the Blizzard Store Here's a new entry to the "From the Vault" line of Blizzard Store products, with the Overwatch anniversary taking over! Blizzard Blizzard 2 comments May 13, 2021 at 21:50 by Staff
Enthusiast Gaming Acquires Icy Veins Enthusiast Gaming Acquires Icy Veins Icy Veins is joining the Enthusiast Gaming network. The existing team is staying on and will work with Enthusiast Gaming to maintain what you have come to expect from Icy Veins, but also develop new content and keep improving user experience. Icy Veins Icy Veins 46 comments May 10, 2021 at 14:24 by Damien
Activision Blizzard Q1 2021 Earnings Call Activision Blizzard Q1 2021 Earnings Call Blizzard held its first earnings call of 2021 yesterday and here are the highlights. Blizzard Blizzard 5 comments May 05, 2021 at 15:44 by Staff
New Leadership for Overwatch After Jeff Kaplan Leaves Blizzard New Leadership for Overwatch After Jeff Kaplan Leaves Blizzard Jeff Kaplan today announced he's leaving Blizzard after 19 years. Overwatch leadership has been passed on to Aaron Keller, a Blizzard veteran and founding member of the Overwatch team, who is the new Game Director. Blizzard Blizzard 14 comments Apr 20, 2021 at 18:00 by Staff
David Kim Leaves Blizzard (WoW Principal Designer and Former Diablo 4 Lead Systems Designer) David Kim Leaves Blizzard (WoW Principal Designer and Former Diablo 4 Lead Systems Designer) In a somewhat surprising announcement, it seems David Kim has left Blizzard Entertainment earlier today, as spotted by WRHeronkill. After heading up the Diablo 4 systems team since 2017, Kim moved on to the Principal Game Designer role for World of Warcraft in the latter half of 2020, and has now announced he is leaving the company: Blizzard Blizzard 9 comments Apr 16, 2021 at 07:18 by Starym
Blizzard Begins Monthly Collectible Series for 30th Anniversary with Lich King Statue & Concept Art Print Blizzard Begins Monthly Collectible Series for 30th Anniversary with Lich King Statue & Concept Art Print Blizzard celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and announced an all-new limited release series called "From the Vault." This month, you can pre-purchase a 26" high Lich King resin statue and a concept art print of Prince Arthas. Blizzard Blizzard 4 comments Apr 09, 2021 at 10:48 by Staff
The Grandfather of Classic Omar Gonzalez Left Blizzard for Dreamhaven The "Grandfather" of Classic Omar Gonzalez Left Blizzard for Dreamhaven Omar Gonzalez, one of the "creators" of WoW Classic, has left Blizzard for Dreamhaven. Blizzard Blizzard 3 comments Apr 03, 2021 at 12:47 by Stan
Crash Bandicoot: Its About Time Available on Battle.net Crash Bandicoot: It's About Time Available on Battle.net Crash Bandicoot 4 is now available on Battle.net. Battle.net Battle.net 2 comments Mar 26, 2021 at 15:21 by Staff
Icy Veins 10-Year Anniversary Giveaway! Icy Veins 10-Year Anniversary Giveaway! Today is the 10th anniversary of Icy Veins. We launched the site on the 21st of March 2011. What a journey it's been! To mark the occasion, we're organizing a huge giveaway with tons of really cool prizes. From extremely rare mounts to US and EU Mythic Nathria runs or epic Blizzard store items and more, there's a lot to win if you celebrate with us. It will run until the 28th of March. Icy Veins Icy Veins 37 comments Mar 21, 2021 at 20:00 by Damien
Activision Blizzard Plans to Lay Off Even More Employees Activision Blizzard Plans to Lay Off Even More Employees Activision Blizzard apparently plans to lay off even more of its employees and consolidate its EU publishing offices to the UK. Blizzard Blizzard 3 comments Mar 20, 2021 at 23:06 by Stan
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick Set to Receive $200 Million Bonus Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick Set to Receive $200 Million Bonus Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick is set to get a massive bonus in the amount of around $200 million, on top of his standard yearly salary in the tens of millions, as the CtW Investment Group called out in a statement criticizing the bonus. The report comes after a recent layoff round at Activision Blizzard, in which between 50 and 190 employees were let go. Blizzard Blizzard 22 comments Mar 18, 2021 at 06:39 by Starym
Activision Blizzard Reportedly Lays Off 190 Employees Due to Ongoing Pandemic Activision Blizzard Reportedly Lays Off 190 Employees Due to Ongoing Pandemic Jason Schreier reported that Activision Blizzard has laid off approximately 190 employees who work in Esports / live event departments via Twitter. Blizzard Blizzard 7 comments Mar 17, 2021 at 23:09 by Staff
Job Listings Indicate Unannounced FPS Single/Multiplayer Blizzard Game Job Listings Indicate Unannounced FPS Single/Multiplayer Blizzard Game Blizzard are staffing up on one of their projects, with many open job positions for an "unannounced PC/console project", and we're betting on StarCraft! Based on the job experience asked for, the title will feature FPS action gameplay, as well as both single and multiplayer elements and ". This is specifically referred to as an unannounced project so it's very unlikely that it's Overwatch-related, as OW2 is already announced and in development for quite a while now and there's a specific Overwatch team on the careers site. Blizzard Blizzard 1 comment Mar 14, 2021 at 06:19 by Starym
Shadowlands Beta Pops Back Up on Launcher Shadowlands Beta Pops Back Up on Launcher We have some launcher weirdness arriving today, as the Shadowlands beta has returned, but what could it signify? Battle.net Battle.net 4 comments Mar 13, 2021 at 07:46 by Starym
The Blizzard Arcade Collection Announced The Blizzard Arcade Collection Announced The lost Vikings, Blackthrone and Rock n' Roll racing are being bundled in the Blizzard Arcade Collection, with plenty of quality of life upgrades! This is also free if you purchased any of the Blizzard Celebration Package bundles! Blizzard Blizzard Feb 19, 2021 at 22:17 by Staff
BlizzConline Scavenger Hunt with Prizes! BlizzConline Scavenger Hunt with Prizes! Blizzard have set up a scavenger hunt for the event, as you just have to pay close attention to the streams and the answer some questions afterwards to win some Coca Cola prizes. BlizzCon BlizzCon Feb 19, 2021 at 19:55 by Staff
Pre-show Sneak Peek: Read Up and Ready Up for BlizzConline Pre-show Sneak Peek: Read Up and Ready Up for BlizzConline Here comes a more intended preview for BlizzConline, as Blizzard detail some of the secondary panels/shows we'll be seeing during the 2-day event, including the making of the Wandering Ancient mount, the Diablo art of Brom, a look at Blizzard's early years and a lot more ! BlizzCon BlizzCon 1 comment Feb 18, 2021 at 22:51 by Staff
Less Official Leaks and Rumors for BlizzConline Less Official Leaks and Rumors for BlizzConline Well, we've seen the big official leak as someone at Blizzard "accidentally" shared the press kit too early and we found out about 9.1 and Burning Crusade Classic, but there are a few more interesting rumors and leaks we should take a look at. BlizzCon BlizzCon 5 comments Feb 18, 2021 at 19:27 by Starym
Official BlizzConline Preview Official BlizzConline Preview Here comes Blizzard's official look at the BlizzConline schedule with short descriptions for each one of the panels. BlizzCon BlizzCon 5 comments Feb 17, 2021 at 18:58 by Staff
Diablo 4 and Burning Crusade Betas More Likely: Support Pages Updated Diablo 4 and Burning Crusade Betas More Likely: Support Pages Updated One (or more) of the BlizzConline predictions is closer to reality, as the Diablo 4 "beta access" page has been updated today, in addition to the WoW one! Blizzard Blizzard Feb 17, 2021 at 05:54 by Starym
Submit Your Questions for the BlizzConline Q&As Submit Your Questions for the BlizzConline Q&As BlizzConline is just around the corner and you can submit your Diablo/WoW/Hearthstone questions directly to the game's development teams! Community-submitted questions will be answered on February 20. BlizzCon BlizzCon 2 comments Feb 15, 2021 at 17:34 by Staff
Interesting Facts About the Orc Statue in Irvine Interesting Facts About the Orc Statue in Irvine The huge Orc statue at Blizzard's office campus in Irvine was created in 2007, but do you know how it came to be? Here are some interesting facts! Blizzard Blizzard 1 comment Feb 12, 2021 at 12:52 by Staff
BlizzConline 2021 Schedule Revealed BlizzConline 2021 Schedule Revealed A few moments ago, Blizzard unveiled the official schedule for BlizzConline 2021 that starts on February 19. BlizzCon BlizzCon 6 comments Feb 10, 2021 at 17:17 by Staff
Crash Bandicoot 4: Its About Time Coming to Battle.net Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Coming to Battle.net Crash Bandicoot's fourth sequel, "It's About Time," which launched on consoles last year in October, will be soon available on PC through Battle.net. Battle.net Battle.net 2 comments Feb 10, 2021 at 10:01 by Staff
Activision Blizzard Q4 2020 Earnings Call Activision Blizzard Q4 2020 Earnings Call Here's a recap of Activision Blizzard's latest earnings call from yesterday. We learn that Diablo Immortal will launch later this year, and we probably won't be hearing about a Diablo 4 or Overwatch 2 release date until 2022. Blizzard Blizzard 1 comment Feb 05, 2021 at 10:06 by Staff
Will Blizzard Launch a New Title at BlizzConline? Will Blizzard Launch a New Title at BlizzConline? BlizzConline 2021 is just around the corner, and IGN Nordic discovered a Blizzard employees' profile on LinkedIn that mentions an unknown title with the codename "Fenway." Blizzard Blizzard 7 comments Feb 04, 2021 at 16:05 by Stan
BlizzConLine 2021 Official Preview and Trailer BlizzConLine 2021 Official Preview and Trailer And here comes the official preview and trailer for BlizzConline 2021! We get to see the awesome key art, find out what's happening on each day, and there's even a replica of the Helm of Domination in the shop and more! Blizzard Blizzard Feb 01, 2021 at 19:23 by Staff
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