The multiplayer beta for Warcraft III: Reforged begins this week* with limited access to the orc and human races within 1v1 and 2v2 matchmaking. The undead and night elf races, and more game modes will be added in the weeks ahead.
Invitations to the multiplayer beta will be sent out over the coming weeks. Initial invitations will go out in waves to those who have pre-purchased the Spoils of War edition of the game and subsequent waves of invitations will go to additional players, such as those who have pre-purchased the standard edition of Warcraft III: Reforged.
The Spoils of War Edition
In addition to access to the beta, owners of the Spoils of War edition get a few additional perks.
Beyond the Meat Wagon mount in World of Warcraft; Thrall, Anub’arak, Jaina and Tyrande in Heroes of the Storm, and the Third War card back in Hearthstone, the Spoils of War edition also contains:
After the destruction of the Black Soulstone, the defeat of the Prime Evil, and the fall of Malthael, Angel of Death, countless lives have been lost and the denizens of Sanctuary find themselves struggling through the darkest of ages. Years have passed and, as some semblance of regular life starts rebuilding, a threat as old as the land itself begins to stir.
Diablo IV is the newest incarnation of the genre-defining ARPG players have come to know and love. Hellish new features, brutal challenges, and an indisputable return to darkness lie at the core of the game. Take a glimpse into the terror that awaits:
A BLEAK FUTURE
Diablo IV takes place many years after the events of Diablo III, after 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.
AN OPEN SANCTUARY TO EXPLORE
With Diablo IV, we are cracking open the campaign approach to broaden Sanctuary in a way we’ve never explored. With a fully open world, players will be able to adventure across five distinctively dangerous regions in any order, all seamlessly connected for uninterrupted journeys.
Mount up and roam from zone to zone completing public events with others or explore populated town social hubs to party up and trade. Challenge a world boss or even other players for treasure and glory! The world, along with its deadly inhabitants, awaits.
While it’s dangerous to go alone, you might prefer to solo your way through Sanctuary. Anyone can explore the campaign at their own pace, plumb randomized dungeons for rare loot, and find any item without joining a group. Keyed dungeons will offer a new endgame experience available to individual players as well as groups of up to four! You’ll want to stay tuned to find out more!
THE CLASSES OF DIABLO IV
Players will be able to choose between five different, unique classes on launch. Let’s start with a few fan favorites, three of which we’re revealing today at BlizzCon:
The Barbarian: Crush enemies and wade through combat with reckless abandon.
The Sorceress: Freeze, scorch, or shock your foes with immeasurable arcane power.
The Druid: Shift between primal forms while commanding the fury of nature itself.
In what seemed like fate, VKLiooon defeated Brian “bloodyface” Eason in a clean sweep to become the first ever Global Champion from China, also making history as the first woman to take home a trophy at BlizzCon. You can find the deck lists from the finals here.
“I want to say to all the girls out there that have a dream for esports, for competition, for glory, if you want to do it and you believe in yourself, you should just forget your gender and go for it,” said VKLiooon.
Jakarta—November 2, 2019, The Year of the Dragon—Blizzard Entertainment today unveiled Descent of Dragons™, a high-flying 135-card expansion for their smash-hit free-to-play digital card game Hearthstone®. Hatching on December 10, the epic conclusion to Hearthstone’s first-ever year-long story line will arm players with draconic firepower—including the ability to transform into Galakrond, the mightiest dragon in Warcraft® history.
The Year of the Dragon beganwith Rise of Shadows™, where players were introduced to the League of E.V.I.L., a shadowy organization led by the notorious Archvillain Rafaam. In Saviors of Uldum™, the villains threatened to unleash a world-ending plague, but players joined up with the League of Explorers to save the day. Now, in Descent of Dragons, the forces of good and evil will settle things once and for all with the help of dragons—lots and lots of dragons.
The League of E.V.I.L. plans to bring doom to Azeroth by resurrecting Galakrond—the father of all dragons—who’s playable in different forms in Hearthstone as a set of five new Hero cards. Available to the five “E.V.I.L.” classes—Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warlock, and Warrior—Galakrond takes on a form appropriate to the corresponding class, each with a unique Battlecry and Hero Power.
Cultist minions and spells with the new Invoke keyword will trigger the effect of Galakrond’s Hero Power. Invoking multiple times upgrades Galakrond into his two increasingly stronger forms, the mightiest of which is Galakrond, Azeroth’s End—which comes into play with a quadruple-strength Battlecry and a powerful claw attack. Hearthstone players who log in when Descent of Dragons swoops in* will receive all five Galakrond Hero cards free.
Heroic Druids, Hunters, Mages, and Paladins can cower in the face of Galakrond’s might, or they can bravely prepare to face their doom by completing the new Sidequests, which provide a variety of accessible early-game goals and rewards.
“We love constantly exploring new ideas with Hearthstone, from telling an epic year-long story to introducing fun new ways to play,” said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “Descent of Dragons embodies that value—we think players will have a blast with all of the new cards as well as the new gameplay mechanics we’re introducing with this expansion.”
Until launch, players can pre-purchase two different Descent of Dragons card pack bundles: a 60-pack bundle, which includes a Descent of Dragons-specific golden Legendary card and the Shattering card back; and the massive 100-pack Mega Bundle, which includes those bonuses and the new Deathwing playable Warrior Hero. These bundles are available for $49.99 and $79.99, respectively; one of each can be purchased per account.
Prepare to Enter the Battlegrounds
At BlizzCon® 2019, Blizzard unveiled Hearthstone:Battlegrounds, an all-newway to play. Hearthstone: Battlegrounds is a raucous eight-player auto-battler featuring 24 unique Heroes, in which players will recruit minions, strategically position them, and watch as they battle for supremacy.
This free game mode is designed as a standalone experience that uses Hearthstone as a foundation, but it does not require building or maintaining a card collection. Hearthstone:Battlegrounds will be available to everyone when it enters open beta on Tuesday, November 12. An early access period will be available from November 5–11 for everyone who attended BlizzCon, purchased the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, or pre-purchased either of the Descent of Dragons bundles.
Beginning with Descent of Dragons, everyone will receive free access to Hearthstone:Battlegrounds. While nonessential for play, Hearthstone players will be able to unlock optional bonus features when they acquire card packs from the most recent expansion (starting with Descent of Dragons). † This includes free packs, those acquired with in-game gold, or those purchased with real money. At 10 packs, players unlock comprehensive stat-tracking in Hearthstone: Battlegrounds (slated for release following beta testing); at 20 they can choose from three different Bosses instead of two at the start of each match; and at 30, players unlock the ability to playfully communicate with their opponents using a visual emote system.
To learn more about Descent of Dragons, fly over to www.descentofdragons.com, and be on the lookout for more information regarding Battlegrounds soon.
*Limit one set of five Galakrond Hero cards per account. Must log in by March 31, 2020 to redeem offer. †Bonus features are unlocked for a limited time and reset at the launch of each new Hearthstone expansion.
Jakarta, 22 October 2019 – Calling all Pokémon fans! Come down to the Lotte Shopping Avenue from 26 to 27 October for a weekend of Pokémon excitement! Highlights include witnessing the new 2nd Series Kebangkitan Legenda making their debut at the Final of the KFC Series! This official Pokémon Trading Card Game event is organized by homegrown games publisher, AKG Games, in association with The Pokémon Company.
Launched in 1996, the Pokémon Trading Card Game is one of the most popular trading card games in the world. Since the launch of the Bahasa Indonesia version of the Pokémon Trading Card Game in August, local interest in this game has skyrocketed! Indonesians have responded favourably to the game’s blend of strategic gameplay and friendly sportsmanship. This weekend will see the premiere of the 2nd Series Kebangkitan Legenda. Indonesia’s Pokémon trainers can now look forward to exciting new cards such as Zoroark GX, Gardevoir GX and Decidueye GX.
Another highlight at Lotte Shopping Avenue is the Final of the KFC Series. Over 400 trainers will pit their card decks against each other for an opportunity to secure privileged access to the Indonesian Championships in May 2020. The Indonesian Champions will be invited to test their skills against the world’s best at the “Pokémon World Championships” to be held in London, August 2020. As an added benefit, the overall champion of the KFC Series will win the “KFC Golden Pass” which provides one year of KFC meals! Pokémon fans can also have a great time if they are not competing. On 27 October, Pokémon newbies can attend tutorial sessions to learn the game’s basics while Pokémon enthusiasts can take part in fun matches and receive special giveaways.
“Following the premiere of the Bahasa Indonesia version of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, AKG Games has been encouraged by the enthusiastic response of our local Pokémon Trainers. We aim to cultivate a strong community of Pokémon trainers in Indonesia. This weekend’s festivities are an initiative for fans to develop friendships and experience Pokémon’s strategic gameplay in a fun-filled and wholesome manner,” said Mr. Felix Huray, General Manager, AKG Games.
The 2nd Series
Kebangkitan Legenda will be exclusively available at selected Indomaret
stores and official hobby stores. The price of the Expansion Pack will
range from Rp. 20,000 for a Pokémon Trading Card Booster Pack and Rp. 80,000
Pokémon Trading Card Starter Deck.
When: 26-27 October 2019 (10am – 8pm)
Where: Lotte Shopping Avenue, Main Atrium
Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav 3 – 5, Karet –
Entry and registration for the Final
of the KFC Series is Free of Charge.