April Fools' Archive

April Fools' is one of our favorite times of the year...

Almost every year™, Blizzard takes some extra time to devote to our favorite web holiday, April Fools'! To commemorate the occasion, we’ve created an archive of all the jokes we've done over more than a decade. More than a few of those jokes have turned out to be true! Use the menu system to look through our timeline of jokes, and select an image to view that joke in its original glory, as it actually happened in history.




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2014

2013

    StarCraft II: Warhound Added as Skin Replacement for Workers
    After putting some more thought into it, we realized that our favorite race (Protoss) was getting the short end of the stick because it was the only race without the Warhound. That’s when it came to us: Protoss should have it as well, since one of our main goals in StarCraft II was to create as much symmetry as possible amongst all three races. Read more.

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2012

    StarCraft II: Supply Depot 2
    Following the success of our mobile-gaming lineup, we are proud to unveil the next entry in our series of epic handheld, pocket-sized entertainment! StarCraft: Supply Depot 2 is available on your favorite web browser, and coming soon for iPhone and Android!
    Blizzard Kidzz™
    Blizzard Entertainment is proud to announce a new line of videogames set to capture the imagination of a whole new generation of gamers. Designed for a young audience, Blizzard Kidzz™ games strive to present children with not just the most epic, but also the most educational gaming experiences... ever.
    Zergotchi
    Say goodbye to your dusty old Battle.net Authenticator and hello to its new incarnation: the Zergotchi! Gone are the days when all you had to do was type in a boring six- or eight-digit code to log in to Battle.net or World of Warcraft. Blizzard Entertainment’s newest authentication system takes the next step in both Virtual Pet and Authenticator technology to provide you with the login experience of your life!
    Fledgling Heroes: Blizzard Novels for a New Generation
    We are proud to announce the impending launch of a series of novels written specifically with younger Blizzard gamers in mind. This series of novels, titled Fledgling Heroes, will focus primarily on themes and topics that are relevant to teen and tween readers while still delivering epic, heart-pounding, page-turning action.

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2011

2010

    Battle.net Matchmaking
    I never thought Battle.net would find someone for me, I'm just too free-spirited and independent. But when the system matched me with her and we started our 2v2 team, it was like I'd met my soulmate. I still sometimes can't believe I found her. We've been in the Platinum league for two months now, and we're expecting our first pro-tournament later this year. I couldn't be happier.

    These players are online right now, waiting for someone to contact them! Your perfect match is just a click away. Don't miss out on this; find your ideal partner today!

    World of Warcraft: Equipment-Ranking System Preview
    What is best in life? Gear, plain and simple. As part of the upcoming stat-system revamp, we would like to introduce a new tool that will let World of Warcraft players know exactly where they stand in comparison to other players: the Equipment Potency EquivalencE Number.

    Blizzard Mobile Games
    Blackthorne 2: Thorne Harder: The bestselling action adventure shooter returns... and this time, it's personal.

    Queen's Quest: Using a revolutionary technology known as a TEXT PARSER, you will guide the Queen of Blades on a quest to save the Swarm from ultimate destruction.
    Blizzard Store: Battle.net Neural Interface
    After years of research, we are now able to unveil the next generation of gaming peripherals: the Battle.net Neural Interface! Designed to help you experience Azeroth from a whole new perspective, the Battle.net Neural Interface provides a revolutionary full-sensory virtual gaming experience and protects your head from light impacts.
    Diablo: Cain GPS
    Drive in style with the Deckard Cain GPS Voice Pack. You've got quite a treasure there in that GPS navigation system. Now all you need is an official Deckard Cain GPS Voice Pack, and you'll be able to transmute your commute into pure navigational bliss!

    Diablo: X-Treme Gamer Blanket
    Introducing the Diablo III Deckard Cain X-Treme Gamer Blanket! Featuring patented Freedom of Movement Holes and covered in runes of warmth.


    World of Warcraft: Armory
    Portraits changed to Tuskaar. Professions noted as Fishing. Items showing up in feeds as Ninja'ed or Vendored. Example: "Ninja'ed [Lana'thel's Bloody Nail]. (Vendored)" Achievements listed as "cheesed" in the feeds.


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2009

    World of Warcraft: Dance Battle System
    The act of jubilant self-expression through dancing has long been an integral part of World of Warcraft's social interactions.


    StarCraft II: Terra-Tron
    Goraion Systems military engineers, led by head of development Dr. Ron Volt, worked day and night to create the terra-tron.


    Diablo III: New Class: Archivist
    We're really excited to finally announce the Archivist! His design stems from you guys, the players, so it's really about "fan service", if you will. At BlizzCon and WWI we were receiving question after question -- "Can we play as Deckard Cain?" and "Please let me play as Deckard Cain" and "Deckard Cain should be a playable class" and on and on. So we thought, obviously we can't have you play as Cain -- he's an important part of the story already -- but what if we take the essence that is Cain... 'eau de Deckard'... and make a new type of character class? We're really proud to be able to offer a first glimpse to you today, and say thank you for your loyal support.

    World of Warcraft Forums
    Role-Playing Reversal. Typing saw replacements of Role-playing text.

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