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24 May

It’s time to rock and roll for this weekend’s Battlegrounds: Lobby Legends Spring Championship! The top 16 players from around the world will face off to see who is the best in the tavern during the first Lobby Legends of the year. We’re also bringing back the “Tavern Buddy” Twitch Extension on our official English Twitch broadcast, allowing viewers to challenge each other in a variety of games as they watch all the action.


What You Need to Know

  • Dates: Saturday, May 27 – Sunday, May 28 at 9 am PDT (6 pm CEST)

  • Format

    • Day 1: 16 players across two lobbies, 3 matches per lobby

    • Day 2: Top 8, Check format

  • Prize Pool: $50,000 (...

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23 May

The roads in Northrend are icy and fraught with danger. To help you prepare for the Call of the Crusade content update, players will get the benefit of the Joyous Journeys experience buff*, which will increase experience gains by 50% for all players through level 80! It’s a great time to finish leveling a character, create a new one, or invite friends to join you in your adventures.

Players can also visit any innkeeper in the capital cities and Dalaran to turn the experience buff off or on. The Joyous Journey’s experience buff will be available from May 23 through June 19, 2023.

*Experience buff not available in modern World of Warcraft® or World of Warcraft® Classic Era.

The WoW Token is now available in Wrath of the Lich King Classic™. This in-game item is a great way to exchange gold for game time in a convenient and secure way.

Please keep in mind that WoW Tokens cannot be transferred between World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic* and World of Warcraft. Certain restrictions apply. Visit our Support article for more details.

* Not available in World of Warcraft® Classic Era.

Gather your staunchest allies and head into the Firelands raid dungeon to take on the elemental lord Ragnaros and his cohorts, and six dungeons from Deathwing’s era during Cataclysm Timewalking.

The Firelands is the molten domain forged by the titans to house Ragnaros and his wayward minions. Following Deathwing’s emergence into Azeroth, Ragnaros and his servants surged onto the slopes of Mount Hyjal before being driven back by the sacred mountain’s valiant defenders. Now Ragnaros is rallying his loyalists to defend the Firelands from Azeroth’s champions.

When: The ...

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22 May

Each week we’ll look ahead to what’s in store for World of Warcraft, share the latest news, and keep you in the know byte by byte. The icy winds of Icecrown continue to blow, and it won’t be long until they croon with the Call of the Crusade. 

Heed the Call of the Crusade the Week of June 20

It won’t be long before the Call of the Crusade goes out across the lands of Northrend. Wrath of the Lich King™. Here’s what’s in store-

Arriving June 20 with the update:

  • (New) Titan Rune DungeonsDefense Protocol Beta: Embrace the challenge of Titan Rune Dungeons, where you’ll take on a new higher-level difficulty in which creatures and bosses have a variety of dangerous new effects as well as additional health and damage. Bosses killed with Defense Protocol Beta active award loot from the 10-player version of Ulduar. The final boss will also award a new curr...
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Years after the events of Diablo III, millions have been slaughtered by the actions of the High Heavens and Burning Hells alike. In the power vacuum, a legendary name resurfaces: Lilith, daughter of Mephisto, the whispered progenitor of humanity. Her grip on Sanctuary cuts deep into the hearts of men and women alike, cultivating the worst in its denizens and leaving the world a dark, hopeless place.

Get a glimpse of the terror that awaits:

Pre-purchase now and prepare to meet your maker on...

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19 May

Stay up to date with World of Warcraft when you join us each week as we round up some of the latest top blue posts and discussions.

Here are this week's highlights:

  • Fractures in Time PTR Updated: On Tuesday, the latest PTR update was released for Dragonflight Fractures in Time. This included class tuning changes, ...
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Patch 26.2.2, launching today, includes the following bug fixes and updates to Hearthstone, Battlegrounds, and Duels.

Hearthstone Updates

Dev Comment: Overall, the meta is in a pretty good spot right now, with lots of competitive options for players across almost every class. This is our opportunity to some adjustments that hit a few power outliers and play experience outliers. We’re also including a few buffs that we hope will give players a few more neutral options and open up some space for the weaker classes.

The following cards have been adjusted to be less powerful:

Sinful Brand

  • Old: Brand an enemy minion. Whenever it takes damage, deal 2 damage to the enemy hero.
  • New: Brand an enemy minion. Whenever it takes damage, deal 1 damage to the enemy hero.
  • Dev Comment: Demon Hunter is one of the few powe...
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18 May

On June 6, a new plane of Hell will open, giving way to endless hours of demon-slaying fun in Diablo IV. The team saw this as an opportunity to improve the accessibility offerings within the game, and they took careful steps to ensure that every new feature added would break down barriers that kept players from playing—a flame that guided them all through development.


Our Guiding Flame

Dexterity Assistance


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17 May

After four years of gathering online–adventuring through Azeroth, teaming up in Overwatch, traversing the fields of Sanctuary, or warming yourself by the fire in the Tavern–it’s finally time to gather in person once more. We are happy to announce that BlizzCon will be returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on November 3-4!

Our players are at the heart of what makes BlizzCon great–a place where games are the common ground for connection and friendship. Whether you’re coming to hang out with friends you only ever get to see online, celebrating epic moments in the games we love, exploring what’s on offer in the convention center halls, or eager to learn what’s next for our universes, BlizzCon is being created for you. It’s the community that has always made this event so special, and we can’t wait to see you all again.

We’ll be back with more details about the show next month, including ticketing information, cosplay and other competition details, and mor...

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The Blessed Mother’s return is nigh. Soon, you’ll assume the mantle of Sanctuary’s wanderer, and embark upon a quest to cull the unspeakable monstrosities that blight the land. But, before you begin your fight for the fate of the world, grab a seat beside the campfire and gaze upon the gameplay that Diablo IV has in store.

Pre-purchase now and prepare to meet your maker on...

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15 May

Each week we’ll look ahead to what’s in store for World of Warcraft, share the latest news, and keep you in the know byte by byte.  The Wrath Classic PvP Season is winding down and ends at the end of the month. Do you have what it takes to finish strong?

Wrath of the Lich King Classic Season 6 Ends May 29

The second Wrath Classic PvP season will end at 10:00 p.m. PDT (1:00 a.m. EDT) on May 29.

During maintenance on May 30, Arena Point costs for Season 6 gear will be reduced, and rating requirements will be removed for most items, though will still be required for elite weapons. During the offseason, all ranked Arena play will be unavailable. Once Arena Season 7 begins, Arena Points will be converted to Honor.

Good luck on a strong finish!

News and Events This Week

  • May 16
    • (Event) PvP Brawl: Packed House
    • (Event) World Quest Bo...
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Diablo IV Inside the Game: A New Saga

Join members of the development team as they set the stage for Diablo IV’s story in the last Inside the Game video.

Over the course of our Inside the Game video series, we sat down with our resident Diablo IV experts—members of the development team—to walk you through elements of the game. Our next video in this series is A New Saga—an exploration of how the story between Lilith and Inarius is the darkest we’ve ever told in a Diablo game.

Join Diablo game director Joe Shely, associate writer Eden Trujillo, senior manager of lore Sean Copeland, and principal writer Matt Burns as they expound upon Sanctuary’s creation by Inarius and Lilith, your role as the wanderer, key characters you’ll interact with, and more.

The story of Diablo IV takes place 50 years after the events of Diablo III, presenting a new plane o...

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12 May

Stay up to date with World of Warcraft when you join us each week as we round up some of the latest top blue posts and discussions.

Here are this week's highlights:

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11 May

Starwatch: Galactic Rescue is live, and the fight for the universe is on! Have you been fighting with the Watchers in their rescue mission, or do you serve the Infinite Empire? Only time will tell which side prevails, but in the meantime, we’d like to share how the team built this new world within Overwatch.


Building a New World

Starwatch takes place among the planets and stars, so ensuring we could deliver an environment that felt like a space opera was important. The first step was to design the interior of a starship. With the launch of Overwatch 2, we removed Assault (2CP) maps from the core game mode lineup—meaning there are some amazing maps that aren't currently being used in game—and we saw this opportunity to bring back Horizon: Lunar Colony.

Horizon: Lunar Colony was a perfect fit because it already has a very sci-fi fee...

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While adventurers breach Neltharion’s secret laboratory in Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible, the next content update is making its way onto the PTR, including a whole new specialization for dracthyr Evokers, a new mega-dungeon—Dawn of the Infinite—and much more.

New Evoker Specialization: Augmentation

Emberthal and Ebyssian are working together to release the Black dragonflight essence that had been siphoned from the dracthyr during their long stasis, unlocking memories and powers forgotten to them. All Evokers can now choose to explore Azeroth as a new specialization: Augmentation. Read more about this new specialization ...

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10 May

09 May

The Infinite Empire rules the galaxy with an iron grip, and all hope would be lost if not for a small band of rebels known as the Watchers, who fight for freedom across the stars. Log on starting May 9 for Starwatch: Galactic Rescue, an epic one-of-a-kind space event.

Starwatch: Galactic Rescue is Overwatch 2’s first-ever PVP/PVE hybrid event. Two teams face off on a four-point Assault match staged on the Infinite Galactrius, a starship transformed from the Horizon Lunar Colony Assault map. The Watchers, led by Bonebreaker Doomfist, will attack against the defending Infinite Empire.


Choose your side and join the fight

When you queue, you’ll choose to ally with the Watcher’s rebellion or join the Infinite Empire’s command. If your loyalties lie elsewhere, queue as a Mercenary to get into the next mission q...

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Dragonflight Season 2 is here, bringing a new raid, an updated rotation of challenging Mythic+ dungeons, and a new PvP Season. This season also features familiar exclusive rewards such as the Ahead of the Curve and Cutting Edge achievements for raids, Keystone Master achievements, rewards for Mythic+, and Gladiator rewards for PvP.

Read on for more details, and prepare to take on all new challenges.

New Season Achievements

Dragonflight Season 2 Master - Complete one of the following achievements:

  • Dragonflight Keystone Master: Season Two
  • Challenger II: Dragonflight Season 2
  • Heroic: Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible

Reward: Draconic Mark of Mastery. Bring it to Norzko the Proud at the Obsidian Rest in Zaralek Cavern to receive powerful equipment for your efforts.

Note: You may only earn one Draconic Mar...

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[Celebrate the upcoming release of Embers of Neltharion with more Twitch Drops! Watch any Dragonflight stream on From May 2 at 10:00 a.m. PDT until May 9 at 09:59 a.m. PDT, and you can earn the Ethereal Por...

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