News Archive

April 2014

Apr 22, 2014 Heroes of the Storm™ Coming to China
Together with our partner NetEase, Inc., we announced that Heroes of the Storm will be heading to mainland China. Unveiled last November at BlizzCon, Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard's upcoming free-to-play, online team brawler featuring iconic heroes from more than 20 years of Blizzard gaming history. To learn more about the game, head over to www.heroesofthestorm.com, and check out the press release to read today’s news.
Apr 22, 2014 BlizzCon® 2014 Conquers Anaheim November 7 and 8

BlizzCon 2014 is coming to the Anaheim Convention Center this November 7 and 8! Tickets go on sale in two batches on May 7 at 7 p.m. PT and May 10 at 10 a.m. PT through the online event ticketing service Eventbrite. A limited number of tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon Benefit Dinner will go on sale May 14 at 7 p.m. PT, with proceeds benefitting Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Check out BlizzCon.com for more.

Apr 18, 2014 Hearthstone™ Now Available on iPad®!

It’s time to let your fingers do the dueling—Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has arrived on the Apple® iPad®! Now you can enjoy all of the game’s epic card-slinging and deck-building action on the go on these supported iPad devices: iPad Air™, iPad 4th generation, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 2, iPad mini™, and iPad mini with Retina® display. Duel a friend at home, at the airport, at work (we promise we won’t tell), or anywhere that you can connect to the Internet.

Never played Hearthstone? No problem! You’ll run through a few lighthearted introductory missions to get a feel for the basics of this fast-paced collectible card game, and then you’ll be ready to take on the world—hurling fireballs, swinging Fiery War Axes, and mixing it up with Leeroy Jenkins in no time!

Already playing Hearthstone on your PC? Your card collection and progress are shared across any device used to access your Hearthstone account, so any cards you’ve collected will be waiting for you when you launch Hearthstone from the iPad.

As an added bonus for giving Hearthstone a go on the iPad, you’ll be able to earn a free pack of cards! If you’re a new player, just complete the fun introductory missions, defeating Illidan Stormrage at the end, and then enjoy a game of Hearthstone in any mode! Win or lose, you’ll earn your free card pack just by enjoying a game of Hearthstone in Play, Arena or Practice mode.

If you’re a seasoned Hearthstone veteran and have already completed the introductory missions, simply dive into Play, Arena, or Practice mode on the iPad to earn your bonus card pack! What’s better than opening a Hearthstone card pack? Opening a Hearthstone card pack anywhere you want with the iPad!

Celebrate the launch of Hearthstone on the iPad by sharing some pictures with the community on social media! We’ll be gathering up the best shots of players enjoying Hearthstone on iPad in their favorite gaming spots. Tag your pictures on Facebook or Twitter with #HSiPad, or send them over to zeriyah@blizzard.com. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter page for updates, and see if your shots get shared!

Hearthstone requires an Internet connection to play. Getting started is quick and easy! Download Hearthstone now from the iTunes® App Store℠ and start building a deck of your own today!

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Apr 3, 2014 Over 2.7 Million Join Crusade Against Reaper of Souls™

As of one week following the March 25 launch of Diablo® III: Reaper of Souls, more than 2.7 million heroes had come to Sanctuary’s aid against a dark and terrifying new threat—Malthael, the Angel of Death. Read on to see how they fared, and visit the official Reaper of Souls website to learn more about the latest chapter in the critically acclaimed Diablo series.

Apr 2, 2014 Hearthstone™ IPad® Rollout Begins!

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now available in the App Store℠ for iPad® gamers in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, with the rollout for the rest of the world coming soon! Check out today’s announcement, learn all about Hearthstone here, and then go grab your copy of the game from the App Store!