News Archive

March 2009

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Mar 31, 2009 Battle.net Mobile Authenticator Now Available on Apple App Store
We're happy to announce the release of a new additional security feature for our games, the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator, an extension of the same concept behind our Blizzard Authenticator.

An authenticator generates a one-time password, which you use in addition to an account ID and password to log in to World of Warcraft and other Blizzard Entertainment services. The Battle.net Mobile Authenticator performs this function for the recently launched Battle.net accounts -- only instead of a physical token, the application exists on your mobile phone for easy access.

The Battle.net Mobile Authenticator is now available as a free download for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch from the Apple App Store. Versions for other mobile phones are also in the works for the future. Please visit the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator FAQ for more information, or head to the setup page to get started after you've downloaded the application.
Mar 30, 2009 Brand-New Screenshots and Movie With BlizzCast #8
Continuing our behind-the-scenes look at Blizzard Entertainment games and developers, BlizzCast #8 features Q&A sessions about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, and Diablo III and finishes with an in-depth Diablo III interview discussing the special effects that create the world of Sanctuary, as well as the latest changes to the game's UI.

Our complete transcript includes exclusive new screenshots of Diablo III and StarCraft II, as well as a short example movie from Diablo III.

Listen to BlizzCast #8!

Mar 26, 2009 BlizzCon 2008 Photo Gallery Update
We've posted the last of our photo galleries from BlizzCon 2008: a 109-image collection of the creative costumes that attendees wore to the show. You can view other galleries by selecting the drop-down menu at the top right of the galleries page. Thanks for all of your photo submissions, and we hope to see you at BlizzCon 2009 later this year!
Mar 25, 2009 BlizzCon 2008 Photo Gallery Update
Additional photos from BlizzCon have been sorted into our BlizzCon General, Costumes Honorable Mention, Concert, and Group Costume Gallery. You can view other galleries by selecting the dropdown menu at the top right of the galleries page.
Mar 25, 2009 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 6 new artwork of Death Knights from World of Warcraft.


Mar 23, 2009 Win StarCraft II Beta Keys in Our Comic Contest
Congratulations to this month's winners of Vespene Laughs, our StarCraft comic contest. After relaunching the contest with StarCraft II beta keys as prizes, we saw a huge influx of comics, and it was hard to choose from among all the quality entries. We’ll be picking a new batch of winners every month, so to take part, just send us your creative, funny comics related to the StarCraft universe – the current contest period closes on April 15. For more information on the contest, please check out the official rules.

Mar 23, 2009 Now Available Custom Guild Hats
Following the launch of custom World of Warcraft guild shirts, SwagDog is now also offering custom guild hats. With them, players can display their guild tabard emblem across the front and have the option to display their guild name, name of the character they play, and faction icon on the back. The ordering interface also now interfaces directly with the Armory, making it even easier to retrieve your guild tabard design. Visit Warcraft.Swagdog.com today to show your guild pride with a custom guild shirt or hat.
Mar 19, 2009 Introducing the New Battle.net Account
We're pleased to introduce the Battle.net account -- a brand-new way for players to manage their Blizzard Entertainment games, make online Blizzard store purchases, log in to World of Warcraft, and more using just one set of login information. World of Warcraft players now have the option to create a Battle.net account, merge a World of Warcraft account (or multiple accounts) with it, and begin logging in to the game, the Armory, and the forums using their new Battle.net account login information.

Merge your World of Warcraft Account now

Some of the benefits of the Battle.net account include:
  • Fewer passwords to remember. One single login lets you access World of Warcraft, the online Blizzard store, and more -- including upcoming games such as StarCraft II and Diablo III.
  • Opt in to upcoming Blizzard Entertainment beta tests. Put yourself in the running to be invited to test upcoming games.
  • Easy access to your classic games. Store your CD keys for classic Blizzard Entertainment titles, and then download the games whenever you wish.
  • And more to come... We're planning to add more features in the future, including tools to help friends communicate between games and bring players closer together.
At this time, signing up is completely optional -- but if you’re interested in taking advantage of the benefits of the Battle.net account today, check out the FAQ for more information, or create an account now.
Mar 18, 2009 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 5 new artwork from World of Warcraft.


Mar 13, 2009 Blizzard Global Writing Contest
If you enjoy the Blizzard Entertainment universes and have the drive to pen fantasy fiction in them, here’s your chance to shine. Whether you conjure stories in your free time or write for a living, you’re encouraged to enter and have the chance to win a free trip to Blizzard Entertainment headquarters in Southern California. This contest is open to entrants from around the world, though all submissions must be in English. For more information, head to the contest page or read the official rules.
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