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Dec 15, 2014 Hearthstone® Now on Android™ Tablets

The Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft rollout on Android tablets has begun! Players in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand can download Hearthstone for free on Google Play now, with the worldwide launch on Google Play and Amazon Appstore for Android coming in the days ahead. Read the press release for more information, and then download the game when it's available in your region to start dueling wherever you take your Android tablet.

Dec 8, 2014 Goblins vs Gnomes™ Activated!

The explosive first expansion to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now live, adding more than 120 inventive new cards—including an all-new type of minion, Mechs. Check out the official press release for all the details, and log in to the game between now and December 19 to jump-start your collection with three free Goblins vs Gnomes card packs.

Nov 19, 2014 Millions Take On Iron Horde in Warlords of Draenor

On Nov. 13, World of Warcraft's highly anticipated fifth expansion, Warlords of Draenor, went live in North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia—and as of its first 24 hours it had already sold through more than 3.3 million copies, helping to propel the game's global subscriber base past 10 million. See the press release for all the details, and head over to www.warlords.com to learn more about the latest chapter in the epic Warcraft saga.

Nov 13, 2014 Warlords of Draenor™ Now Live!

It’s time to take your place among legends—Warlords of Draenor is now live and available in a store near you! The fifth World of Warcraft expansion sends Azeroth’s heroes beyond the Dark Portal on a desperate mission to save their world from the vicious Iron Horde, a formidable army of the most infamous orc clans from Warcraft’s battle-scarred history. Read the press release for more information, or head to www.warlords.com to upgrade to the expansion digitally.

Nov 7, 2014 Overwatch Unveiled at BlizzCon
Today at BlizzCon, we introduced an all-new Blizzard game: Overwatch. Set in a technologically advanced, highly stylized near-future earth, Overwatch is an easy-to-learn 6v6 team-based shooter with vibrant heroes and supercharged action. See the press release for further details, then head to www.playoverwatch.com to dig a little deeper . . . and to sign up for the beta test!
Nov 7, 2014 First Hearthstone Expansion Announced at BlizzCon
Goblins vs Gnomes, the explosive first expansion for Hearthstone, was announced today at BlizzCon. With more than 120 new cards featuring the contraptions of Warcraft's beloved pint-sized tinkerers, Goblins vs Gnomes will add a splash of surprise and a dash of volatility to the popular digital card game when it's released in December. Check out the press release to learn more.
Nov 7, 2014 StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Warps Into BlizzCon
The critically acclaimed StarCraft II trilogy comes to a dramatic conclusion with the third and final chapter, Legacy of the Void, shown today at BlizzCon. Legacy of the Void will be a standalone product and will feature new multiplayer units for StarCraft II, new game modes, and an epic new campaign centered on the enigmatic Protoss race. Blink over to the press release for all the details.
Oct 21, 2014 Metallica Performing Live at BlizzCon® 2014

We’re thrilled to announce that Metallica will be performing the closing concert at BlizzCon 2014, playing before a sold-out convention crowd on the night of November 8! If you didn’t score tickets to the show, don’t worry—you can still get a front-row seat from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket.

BlizzCon is a gaming convention like no other. With developer panels, exclusive interviews, intense eSports tournaments, the legendary Friday night contests, and what’s sure to be an unforgettable concert from Metallica to close out the show on Saturday, this year’s event is one you won’t want to miss.

The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket lets you catch all of the action online, live and in high definition. You’ll also get access to this year’s epic collection of in-game goodies for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm. Visit the Battle.net Shop to order your Virtual Ticket, and check out the press release for more details on Metallica’s performance.

Oct 19, 2014 2014 Pumpkin Contest Winners
The winners of this year's pumpkin-carving contest have been chosen -- and they're monstrously spectacular. We'd like to thank everyone who participated this year, and we can't wait to see your mad scientist skills in action again next time around. Check out all of the creepy, incredible, and creative winning pumpkins here.
Oct 15, 2014 2014 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest

The Halloween season has finally arrived, and we’re ready to cut straight to the heart of the holiday. If you're dying to pick up a knife and hack, gash, slash, and jab at something, then you might be excited to hear that as of October 14, Blizzard's 2014 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest has officially begun! Unleash your magical axes, psi blades, chitinous claws, and other creative cutlery to carve up Blizzard-themed jack-o’-lanterns of epic awesomeness. If you’re unclear as to what epic awesomeness looks like in the flesh, you can check out previous pumpkins for some inspiration..

We’ll choose five of the grandest Cucurbita to earn one (1) Hallow's End Nemesis: The Headless Horseman Action Figure. Don’t delay; start carving right away! The twelfth annual pumpkin carving contest ends on October 29, so be sure to check out the contest page for rules and eligibility and get straight to slicing.