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Jul 22, 2014 Curse of Naxxramas Now Live . . . Er, Undead!

The first wing of Curse of Naxxramas: A Hearthstone Adventure has opened! The Arachnid Quarter, the first of the Adventure’s five sinister wings, is now available—free for a limited time—to all Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft players who step into the necropolis during the Curse of Naxxramas launch event, taking place now through early September. Read the full press release here.

Jul 20, 2014 Blizzard Service Awards Unlocked

The Service Award ceremonies are an important Blizzard tradition that began in 1996. These ceremonies recognize the dedication and commitment demonstrated by those who help Blizzard create the most epic entertainment experiences...ever. Check out our newly updated service awards page, which now features the two-year stein, new five-year swords, fifteen-year rings, and the twenty-year helm!

Want your chance to earn such amazing loot? Get a job at Blizzard Entertainment and start leveling up. Check out our Career Opportunities.

Jul 14, 2014 Diablo® III Headed to Mainland China
Together with our partner NetEase, Inc., today we announced that Blizzard's award-winning action role-playing game Diablo III is making its way to mainland China. With a new batch of heroes on the verge of storming Sanctuary, the legions of the Burning Hells are in store for a whole new round of retribution. To learn more about today's announcement, read the official press release.
Jun 27, 2014 Warlords of Draenor Beta Test Begins
The beta test for World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor has begun, and players from around the world are now being invited to explore the wilds of Tanaan Jungle, start building a Garrison in Frostfire Ridge or Shadowmoon Valley, and rally their allies against the vicious Iron Horde. Opt in now for a chance to participate, and keep an eye on the World of Warcraft website for updates.
May 12, 2014 Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Arrives August 19
The fight to save Sanctuary heads to your favorite console on August 19, when Diablo® III: Reaper of Souls™ – Ultimate Evil Edition™ arrives on PS3™, PS4™, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. This package is filled to the brim with all of the content from the original Diablo III, as well as a treasure trove of exciting new features and updates from the acclaimed Reaper of Souls expansion. For more information, check out the full press release.
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!