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Enjoy Your Holiday With Blizzard Holiday Sale

Greetings!

Our Holiday Sale Is On Now! Find the perfect gift on Battle.net through January 7. It’s the most wonderful sale of the year! The Battle.net Holiday Sale is here, where you can save on digital games, upgrades, bundles, in-game items, and more through January 7.

World of Warcraft®

Celebrate Winter Veil with these divine deals!

  • The Cat Pack: A limited-time bundle of felines, three mounts and four pets, at a discount!
  • Battle for Azeroth Standard Edition: 50% off
  • Battle for Azeroth Digital Deluxe Items: 35% off
  • 50% off select mounts, pets, and toys

Want to introduce your friends and family to World of Warcraft? As an extra bonus, new players can save 50% on the first month of a new World of Warcraft subscription through January 7, which includes access to both World of Warcraft and World of Warcraft Classic.*

The Cat Pack

Overwatch

Give the gift of team-based fun with these heroic holiday savings:

  • Overwatch Standard Edition: 25% off
  • Overwatch Legendary Edition: 50% off
  • Overwatch Legendary Upgrade: 75% off

StarCraft®

What better way to treat your family and friends than with one of the greatest real-time strategy games of all time?

  • StarCraft II Campaign Collection: 25% off
  • StarCraft II Campaign Collection Deluxe: 33% off
  • Nova Complete Mission Bundle: 33% off
  • StarCraft: Remastered: 33% off
  • StarCraft: Remastered Cartooned Upgrade: 20% off
  • StarCraft: Remastered Cartooned Bundle: 30% off

Hearthstone®

Help to build out the decks of your loved ones (or yourself!) with Winter Veil Wonder Bundle, which will add the new Dame Hazelbark Druid Hero and Card Back to your collection along with 30 card packs, including six packs each from five different expansions!

Winter Veil Wonder Bundle

BlizzCon 2019 Virtual Ticket

If you missed out on the panels, Q&As and entertainment from BlizzCon this year, never fear! For a limited time, the BlizzCon 2019 Virtual Ticket will be on sale for a special promotional price, granting access to all Virtual Ticket content, the in-game digital extras, and access to the Warcraft III: Reforged beta. Head to the Virtual Ticket page to purchase!

*Subscription to World of Warcraft does not include the most recent playable expansion, which is sold separately.

Announcing Warcraft III: Reforged Official Release Date

Mark your calendar—Warcraft® III: Reforged, the full-scale reimagining of Blizzard’s groundbreaking real-time strategy game, is set for release on January 29! Including the original Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos® and its award-winning expansion The Frozen Throne®, Warcraft III: Reforged features seven single-player campaigns spanning over 60 missions, a top-to-bottom graphics and audio overhaul, and a full suite of contemporary matchmaking features via Blizzard’s Battle.net® online-gaming service.

Warcraft III: Reforged is available for digital pre-purchase now from the Blizzard Shop. The standard edition is available for $29.99; for $39.99, players can pre-purchase the Spoils of War Edition, which comes with unique hero skins for Arthas, Cenarius, Jaina, and Thrall. Also included with the Spoils of War Edition are a host of in-game bonuses for other Blizzard games that will unlock immediately upon pre-purchase, such as the gruesome Meat Wagon mount for World of Warcraft®, the Third War cardback for Hearthstone®, the Mal’ganis pet for Diablo® III, and more. For more details on Warcraft III: Reforged, including an overview of all bonuses in the Spoils of War edition, check out this blog

Warcraft III: Reforged Features

  • Complete Graphical Overhaul: Warcraft III: Reforged brings the original game into the modern era with fully overhauled characters, structures, environments, animations, and graphical effects.
  • Multiplayer Between Versions: Players will be able to do battle with anyone who plays Warcraft III, regardless of whether they’re playing the original or Reforged.
  • Original Voice-overs: Reforged will retain the original game’s voice over recordings, preserving the authenticity of the Warcraft III experience.
  • Rebuilt World Editor: Reforged features an all-new World Editor designed to empower the game’s longstanding creator community to reach new heights, with hundreds of new triggers, LUA scripting support, new tools for importing models, and more enhancements planned for the future.
  • Full Battle.net Implementation: Players will enjoy the full suite of Battle.net features to bolster their Warcraft III experience, including text and voice chat, clans, and seamless installation and patching. 

For more information on Warcraft III: Reforged, check out the official website at http://www.playwarcraft3.com. For screenshots, videos, and other media, visit https://blizzard.gamespress.com/classic.

Announcing Masters Tour Indonesia

We’re excited to announce that after Arlington, the next Masters Tour location will be in Indonesia! Being the first Masters Tour to take place (just) south of the equator, we’re hoping players lucky enough to score an invite to this event will join us in soaking up the south pacific sun!

The second Hearthstone Masters Tour of 2020 will take place in Bali, Indonesia at the Mulia Resort and Villas, March 20-22 next year. As for the Hearthstone tournament, Blizzard Entertainment and AKG Games will host over 300 invited competitors from around the globe, each competing for their share of a $250,000 base prize pool. The qualifying window for Masters Tour Indonesia will run from 12/13-1/27, and as always, you can sign up for Masters Qualifiers two weeks before they start on Battlefy.

Here are some of the ways you can snag an invite to Masters Tour Indonesia:

  • Win an online Masters Qualifier between December 13 and January 27.
  • Have finished with at least a 7-2 result at Masters Tour Bucharest.
  • Finish with at least a 7-2 result at Masters Tour Arlington.
  • Win an on-site Masters Qualifier at Masters Tour Arlington.
  • Place within the Top 8 of a Masters Qualifier for Masters Tour Indonesia 5 times.
  • Place top 16 Legend on the in-game Ladder in the months of December and January (see official Masters Qualifiers rules for details).
  • Be a Hearthstone Grandmaster.

Check out the Masters Tour Indonesia event page for the full day-by-day schedule. As a reminder, we’ve made a plethora of changes to Masters Qualifiers and the Masters Tour, which will be in effect for both Masters Tour Arlington and Masters Tour Indonesia! You can read about them here. Good luck, have fun, and we hope to see you there!

Our Blizzard Global Sale Is Now Live!

Greetings!

Global Sale is on the horizon, and that means discounts to help kickstart your holiday shopping! At the Blizzard Shop, we’re offering up to 50% off Blizzard digital games, bundles, upgrades, and more. The Blizzard Gear Store is also getting into the holiday spirit!

Whether you’re getting into the season of giving for your friends and family—or simply want to treat yourself to something fun—you won’t want to miss out on these deals.

Blizzard Shop Blizzard Global Sale

From November 27 through December 3, treat yourself to something new from World of Warcraft™, Overwatch™, StarCraft™ or Hearthstone™.

World of Warcraft®

Get 50% off the following for adventurers of all kinds:

  • Battle for Azeroth (Standard Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, or Digital Deluxe Upgrade)
  • Battle for Azeroth Digital Deluxe Items
  • Legion Digital Deluxe Items
  • Warlords of Draenor Digital Deluxe Items

New to World of Warcraft?* As an extra bonus, from now through January 7, 2020, new players can save 50% on the first month of a new World of Warcraft subscription. A subscription includes access to both World of Warcraft and World of Warcraft Classic. 

To check these out, head over to the Blizzard Shop—and if you’re buying for a friend or loved one, consider pairing it with the Recruit A Friend program!

* Subscription to World of Warcraft does not include the most recent playable expansion, which is sold separately. 

Overwatch

The world could always use more heroes, and those heroes might as well be your mates!

  • Overwatch Standard Edition (PC only): 25% off
  • Overwatch Legendary Edition (PC only): 50% off

If you haven’t yet begun your watch, we’ll be running a Free Trial between November 27 and December 5, available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To learn how to jump in, head to tryoverwatch.com.

StarCraft

Save up to 50% on a wide variety of StarCraft II campaigns and announcers—check out the Blizzard Shop to see all of the options on sale.

StarCraft: Remastered is also getting the Global Sale treatment, with 50% off the game, 40% off the StarCraft: Remastered and StarCraft: Cartooned bundle, 25% off the Cartooned upgrade, and up to 30% off announcers. 

Hearthstone

Don’t miss your chance to play as more of your favorite Hearthstone Heroes and dominate in style. Through December 10, seize your chance to add Magni, Alleria, and Medivh to your collection for just $6.99 each

Complete with epic emotes, voice lines, special entrance and Hero Power animations, and their own card back, recruit these champions of Azeroth before they rotate out of the shop at the end of this offer.  

Blizzard Gear Store

From now until the end of the year, Fanatics will be offering a range of holiday savings. Look out for up to 25% off individual items, up to 30% off your overall order, and more! Check out the Blizzard Gear Store, load up your cart, and check back throughout the holiday sale period to see how you can save! (Product exclusions apply.)

BlizzCon 2019 Virtual Ticket

If you missed out on the panels, Q&As and entertainment from BlizzCon this year, never fear! For a limited time, the BlizzCon 2019 Virtual Ticket will be on sale for a special promotional price, granting access to all Virtual Ticket content, the in-game digital extras, and access to the Warcraft III: Reforged beta. Head to the Virtual Ticket page to purchase! 

Hearthstone Battlegrounds Update: November 19

Bob the Bartender has been hard at work keeping the tavern tidy for Hearthstone’s heroes, and it appears that the news has started to spread. Hearthstone Battlegrounds is about to add some extra chaos—and a few Explorers—with a new update coming to the mode today.

Sindragosa, Elise Starseeker, Brann Bronzebeard, and Sir Finley Mrrgglton are the latest heroes to enter the Battlegrounds. Each one comes with a new hero power to give you more options to push toward a first-place finish. Read on for details on these new heroes, as well as some additional updates coming to Hearthstone Battlegrounds.

Please note that these updates do not require an additional download.

Heroes Entering the Battlegrounds

The following Heroes have been added:

  • New Hero: Sindragosa
Sindragosa
  • New Hero: Elise Starseeker
Elise Starseeker

NOTE: The “Recruitment Map” recruits a minion from your current tavern tier after upgrading Bob’s Tavern.

  • New Hero: Brann Bronzebeard
Brann Bronzebeard
  • New Hero: Sir Finley Mrrgglton
Sir Finley Mrrgglton

Heroes Leaving the Battlegrounds

To make way for new challengers, the Heroes below have left Hearthstone Battlegrounds for the time being. We may see them return in a future update.

  • King Mukla
  • Giantfin
  • Millificent Manastorm
  • Lich Baz’hial

Balance Updates

Minions:

  • Primalfin Lookout
    • Moved from Tavern Tier 5 to Tavern Tier 4
  • Voidlord
    • Moved from Tavern Tier 6 to Tavern Tier 5
  • Junkbot
    • Moved from Tavern Tier 4 to Tavern Tier 5
  • Coldlight Seer
    • Moved from Tavern Tier 3 to Tavern Tier 2

Developer comments: We wanted to buff both Demons and Murlocs, so we moved those minions down a Tavern Tier. Junkbot was a bit too strong for Tavern Tier 4 and often made it so mech players never had a good reason to upgrade to Tavern Tier 5. With these changes, we think the minion types are closer together in power level.

Ranking System

We’ve made adjustments to the number of points given for first place. In the original system, you got 240 points for a first place on your first game, and 24 pts for a first place on your 150th (or later) game. Now, you will get 190 pts for a first place on your first game and 95 pts for a first place on your 150th (or later) game.

Bug Fixes

  • Infested Wolf
    • The Triple version of Infested Wolf has been moved from Tavern Tier 2 to Tavern Tier 3, consistent with its base form.
  • Rat Pack
    • The Triple version of Rat Pack has been moved from Tavern Tier 3 to Tavern Tier 2, consistent with its base form.
  • Plant tokens spawned from Adapt effects are now Tavern Tier 1.
  • Snake tokens spawned from Snake Trap are now Tavern Tier 1.

Future Updates

As of today, we are planning our next Battlegrounds update for early December. Below is a brief preview of some of the things we’re working on.

  • We’d like to continue balancing minions and Heroes based on how they’re performing. We don’t have the changes solidified yet, but we’ll be watching things closely and will have more to say soon.
  • We’d like to continue rotating new Heroes into the game while rotating some existing Heroes out. We have some recognizable faces we’re working to include in December.
  • We have two new minions in the works that we’re currently planning to include in the December update: King Bagurgle, a brand-new card, and Floating Watcher, which you may recognize from the Goblins vs. Gnomes set.
  • We have been working on the first iteration of the Stats feature, to give you more insight into your performance. We’d like to surface some fun stats, like how many Triples you’ve created, your top five Heroes by wins, and more. An updated version of Stats will be available next year.
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