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Apr 29, 2015 UC Berkeley Golden Bears Win Heroes of the Dorm

Thousands of student gamers from more than 460 schools across the U.S. and Canada entered the Nexus to take part in Heroes of the Dorm—a no-holds-barred tournament of epic proportions featuring Blizzard’s online team brawler, Heroes of the Storm. The Arizona State University Dream Team gave it their all in an epic five-game series, but the UC Berkeley Golden Bears came out on top to become the Heroes of the Dorm! Go Bears!

Apr 23, 2015 Diablo III®: Reaper of Souls™ China Open Beta Begins

New heroes have joined the battle for Sanctuary, and the minions of Hell have grown stronger. . . . Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase announced that open beta testing for Diablo® III: Reaper of Souls has begun in mainland China! For more information, read the official press release.

Apr 23, 2015 See You at gamescom 2015!

Blizzard will be returning to Cologne, Germany for gamescom 2015 from August 5-9! Come and hang out at our booth, where you’ll be able to play our latest titles, including Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, Overwatch, and World of Warcraft.

When you’re not gaming, you can watch or take part in one of our fun contests—including our world-famous dance and costume competitions—or just relax and enjoy some epic entertainment.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Apr 20, 2015 Heroes of the Storm™ Launches June 2

The portal to the Nexus is about to bust wide open—Heroes of the Storm will officially launch on June 2, following an open beta testing period beginning May 19! Blizzard's free-to-play online team brawler brings together a diverse cast of iconic characters from the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes, and challenges them to compete in epic, adrenaline-charged battles. Learn more at

Apr 14, 2015 Hearthstone™ Now Available on Mobile Phones!
Now you can enjoy all the excitement and fun of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft on your iOS® or Android™ mobile phone. Featuring an all-new interface specially crafted for smaller screens, it’s never been easier to keep the fun of Hearthstone at your fingertips. Check out the press release for more information, then download the game and let your fingers do the dueling.
Apr 2, 2015 Blackrock Mountain™ Roars to Life!

The first wing of Blackrock Mountain™: A Hearthstone™ Adventure has opened! We know you’d “lava” to test your decks against the powerful elementals and nefarious dragons that lurk within this massive mountain, and now’s your chance!

For more information on what lurks within the Blackrock Mountain Adventure, check out the press release or visit the Blackrock Mountain Page.

Access to wings may be purchased using in-game gold or real world currency. Wings can be purchased for 700 gold per wing or $6.99 USD per wing. Players can earn the in-game gold needed to unlock the next wing by completing various quests or emerging victorious from the Arena—or they can choose to unlock the next available Blackrock Mountain wing using real money.

Blackrock Mountain bundle packages are also available! With bundle packages, you can unlock any remaining wings you may have at a discounted real-money price. Purchasing Blackrock Mountain wings in bundles ensures that you’ll be able to dive into the next challenges as soon as they unlock!

Check out the Blackrock Mountain Page here!

Apr 1, 2015 APRIL FOOLS: Introducing B’Motes

Navigating the social pitfalls of online gaming can be a challenge. How do you voice your opinion without stepping on your guildmates’ toes, or keep up with your team’s witty banter if you’re trying to concentrate on optimizing your DPS? If these are the kind of things that keep you awake at night, we have the solution. Today, we are proud to present you with a new way to enhance your Blizzard gaming experience: B’Motes!

With a staggering variety of brand-new emotes and expressions as well as an Automated Chat Optimization Overlay (AChOO*), you can finally sound just as epic as the heroes you play. To get the full run-down of how B’Motes will take your social online experience to the next level, visit the official B’Motes page now!


Mar 12, 2015 Join the Party at BlizzCon 2015 on November 6 and 7

Blizzard’s ninth BlizzCon gaming convention and community celebration is coming to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2015! Tickets to go on sale in two batches on April 15 and April 18—read the press release and visit for more information, and get ready for two full days of Blizzard games, camaraderie, and epic eSports action.

Mar 6, 2015 Blackrock Mountain Coming to Hearthstone
Prepare to test your mettle in Blackrock Mountain, a new magma-filled Adventure coming to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft in April. Like Curse of Naxxramas, Blackrock Mountain will be released one wing per week and feature a slew of bosses to put your card-slinging skills to the test—along with 31 scorching new cards for your collection. Preorders go live on March 19—see the press release for all the details.
Mar 6, 2015 Heroes of the Dorm College Tournament Announced

If the thought of representing or cheering on your school in a major collegiate tournament, broadcast online and on TV—and potentially winning free tuition or other awesome prizes—gets you pumped, then check out today’s announcement of “Heroes of the Dorm,” our bracket-based competition featuring Heroes of the Storm. To learn more about the tournament and sign up to participate, head over to