StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm

Spotlight

FeatureBlizzard's Mike Morhaime Interviewed

The boss talks pandas, free-to-play and the clash of the DOTAs.

FeatureThe Hero Factory: Conversations with Chris Metzen

As he retires from his position as Blizzard's head writer.

Key events

16th December 2011

Blizzard announces BattleTags

14th August 2008

BlizzCon panels announced

12th May 2008

BlizzCon 2008 announced

StarCraft 2 Twitter account has a pop at Star Wars: Battlefront 2

"Number of pay-to-win mechanics in SC2..."

StarCraft 2 will go free-to-play later this month

Wings of Liberty story campaign free for everyone.

World of Warcraft dominates BlizzCon 2017 schedule, wink wink nudge nudge

But there will be no Diablo announcements this year.

Battle.net renamed Blizzard Battle.net

Bigger name change rejected, new logo erected.

Chris Metzen on why he needed to leave Blizzard

"I started having panic attacks left and right."

Overwatch's D.Va to be an announcer in Starcraft 2

D.Va and Kerrigan in the same game? Is this a crossover episode?

Blizzard story overlord Chris Metzen retires aged 42

"I won't lie - it's going to be really hard stepping away."

Blizzard thinking about selling announcer packs for StarCraft 2

Hearthstone Innkeeper! Thrall! Snoop Dogg?

Korean StarCraft rocked by another match-fixing scandal

Two banned for life - with more expected to follow.

StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void release date announced

A snazzy new cinematic trailer accompanies the reveal.

Free prologue missions announced for StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void

Whispers of Oblivion is free to all and coming soon.

Blizzard makes Warcraft 3 assets available in StarCraft 2

Modders assemble! Warcraft 4 awaits!

Razer announces eSports documentary Team Razer: Great Games

A three-part series focusing on StarCraft, Dota and League of Legends.

Archon Mode revealed for Legacy of the Void

New multiplayer mode for StarCraft 2 will allow cooperative competitive play.

BlizzCon 2014 opening ceremony

And that's a wrap!

Blizzard is suing Starcraft 2 hackers for profiting off mods

And for generally making the game less fun.

BlizzCon returns this November

Will host Hearthstone World Championships.

What is Heroes of the Storm?

Blizzard files new trademark. Speculation ensues.

Fan-made MMO Starcraft: Universe enters Kickstarter

UPDATE: Funded with just over a day to go.

FeatureFear the Reaperman

How Blizzard makes bad designs good.

$175 BlizzCon 2013 tickets on sale in two batches later this month

$500 charity dinner tickets up for grabs, too.

FeatureThe Art of the Swarm

Blizzard takes over Versailles for the launch of StarCraft 2's first expansion.

BlizzCon 2013 announced for early November

Diablo 3 and WOW expansions? Blizzard All-Stars?

World of StarCraft MMO mod is now playable but needs your help

Or StarCraft Universe as it's now known.

Blizzard: UFC-style reality shows could propel eSports into the mainstream

StarCraft 2 maker on the tipping point for professional gaming.

Modders building Warcraft RTS in StarCraft 2

New video rekindles fond memories.

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm release date revealed by Battle.net

UPDATE: Blizzard makes it official, unveils Collector's Edition.

Blizzard slams lawsuit over player security and sale of Battle.net Authenticators

"Many players have voiced strong approval for our security-related efforts.”

Blizzard: Diablo 3 expansion in the works

Plus, what's happening with Blizzard All-Stars?

FeatureStarcraft 2's new multiplayer beta blows HotS and cold

The biggest eSport gets added bells with Heart of the Swarm, but is that enough?

Blizzard is "looking at free-to-play" for Starcraft 2 multiplayer

"We don't know how we would monetise it."

Steam on GNU/Linux: Do non-free DRM games defeat the point?

GNU creator says it's "unethical", but that pros outweigh the cons.

Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm is "99% done"

"But that last 1% is a bitch," says Blizzard.

Google unleashes Zerg Rush assault on your productivity

Starcraft search engine Easter egg spotted.

Blizzard announces 600 redundancies

90% of those affected "not related to game development".

Blizzard legally opposes Valve's Dota trademark application

"Valve has no right to the registration it seeks."

No BlizzCon 2012 this autumn

Focusing on Diablo 3, WOW Pandaria and Heart of the Swarm.

Blizzard announces BattleTags

A unified nickname for players on Battle.net.

FeatureBlizzard's Mike Morhaime Interviewed

The boss talks pandas, free-to-play and the clash of the DOTAs.

Blizzard's Morhaime firm on DOTA trademark

But "we're very friendly with Valve".

Blizzard aims for more accessible DOTA

Shorter games, simpler systems, less shouting.

Blizzard DOTA free but "there will be costs"

You can play it without buying SC2.

New StarCraft 2 units revealed

Protoss Replicant can copy enemy units.

Heart of the Swarm screen bonanza

The Zerg take centre stage.

Blizzard DOTA screens march in

RTS mod shaping up nicely.

VideoSC2: Heart of the Swarm BlizzCon trailer

Epic clip from RTS expansion.

Heart of the Swarm multiplayer at BlizzCon

"Completely revamped" Blizzard DOTA, too.

FeatureThe Hero Factory: Conversations with Chris Metzen

As he retires from his position as Blizzard's head writer.

Foo Fighters to close out BlizzCon 2011

Grohl to serenade Warcrafters next month.

FeatureAlways Online with Blizzard

Co-founder Frank Pearce and StarCraft 2's Jonny Ebbert speak.

Dota trademark: Blizzard, Valve respond

Blizzard DOTA may launch with a new name.

Blizzard DOTA "completely rebooted"

Blizzard making it more user friendly.

VideoStarcraft II: Heart of the Swarm vid

Footage of Blizzard's upcoming expansion.

Blizzard DOTA launch plans revealed

It'll be out "near" Heart of the Swarm.

Blizzard rules out StarCraft MMO

Pearce: "We've got our hands full."

FeatureCella: eSports Star

The story behind StarCraft II's head coach.

FeatureStarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

We got the HotS for it.

VideoStarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm trailer

Blizzard reveals a hoard of new gameplay.

VideoStarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm teaser

See what all the buzz is about.

Team Dignitas finds its StarCraft II pro

BlinG "cool and calm under pressure".

VideoBlinG joins Team Dignitas

Professional gamer crowned.

Team Dignitas seeks StarCraft II player

Are you good enough to go pro?

Battle.net Marketplace may never launch

Blizzard "committed", but "struggling".

Blizzard may hire World of StarCraft man

But, "If he's a jerk then absolutely not."

Heart of the Swarm "unlikely" for 2011

Blizzard's StarCraft II team "pounding away".

VideoStarCraft II map fires up space combat

Via custom level Star Battle.

VideoSpoilers: Starcraft II episode ending

Leaked footage shows finale vid.

SCII: Heart of the Swarm ending leaks

Pre-visualisation video hits the internet.

BlizzCon 2010 Conference

Diablo III's final class and PVP plans revealed.

SCII: Heart of the Swarm in early 2012?

Battle.net boss lets slip 18-month time frame.

BlizzCon schedule hints at Diablo focus

No sign of SCII: Heart of the Swarm.

Blizzard wants Cameron for StarCraft film

James, not Diaz. Or David.

Blizzard on Real ID: "The process worked"

"We always give players a heads up."

FeatureBlizzard talks StarCraft II

"We're privileged to have players that care."

BioWare Mythic hates Real ID

"No. Never. Never. No."

Midnight opening for StarCraft II

"For the Horde!" Wait...

Blizzard forums to require real names

Storm of protest over Battle.net Real ID.

VideoStarcraft II needs no introduction

Blizzard's national sport on its way.

Pearce: SCII should be "compelling" for all

"It's just like World of Warcraft, right?"

Pearce: Blizz has "room for improvement"

"Constant struggle" to do the right things.

Starcraft II gets July release date

Download release to follow retail.

StarCraft II Mac beta next week

Map editor patched in for PC this week.

Korean StarCraft teasers surface

Could they be related to SCII launch?

Betting scandal hits Korean StarCraft

Pro gamers accused of throwing matches.

Blizzard: 80% of effort for 20% of polish

So that's why they take so long.

Diablo III, new MMO in "next few years"

Blizzard's 2010 is StarCraft II and Cataclysm.

BlizzCon moving to Vegas in July?

LVCC thinks so, Blizzard not so sure.

No StarCraft II beta until next year

Confirmation from Russian expo.

StarCraft II on track for next spring

Where's that beta, Blizzard?

"More broad appeal" for Blizzard MMO

Kotick aiming high with WOW successor.

Cloud play and more for Battle.net

Pardo blows open Blizzard's Live.

StarCraft II to allow paid-for mods

Creators to profit from marketplace.

Starcraft II LAN petition gets 100,000 sigs

Quite a few people not keen on Battle.net.

BlizzCon 2009 sold out in eight minutes

20,000 people to attend this year.

New Battle.net "similar to Xbox Live"

Vision outlined for "social gaming network".

StarCraft II delayed into 2010

Development of new Battle.net blamed.

FeatureBlizzard's Rob Pardo

How the world's most successful studio makes games.

Build for hardcore first, says Blizzard

Pardo argues accessibility can come later.

StarCraft II fans politely demand LAN play

Submit world's most obsequious petition.

No LAN support for StarCraft II

There is only Battle.net.

WOW held up StarCraft II for a year

Pardo explains SCII's long gestation.

StarCraft II

Beta path to Blizzard's door.

StarCraft II

Terran up the competition: the beta, previewed

E3: Morhaime: Starcraft II probably in 09

Plus: new Bond, Spidey in 2010, GH PSP.

First block of BlizzCon tickets sells out

More available in a fortnight.

Public StarCraft II beta this "summer"

It's almost a date from Blizzard!

StarCraft II beta registration open

If you own a Blizzard game (not EU WOW).

BlizzCon tickets on sale next week

Event will live internet streaming.

BlizzCon 08 beta keys being accepted

Are they for StarCraft II?

Blizzard releases iPhone authenticator

US only so far, other phones to come.

Blizzard launches new Battle.net

Unified login for WOW and future games.

BlizzCon 2009 confirmed for August

Third WOW expansion to be announced?

StarCraft II beta to start in "months"

Will feature "basic version" of new Battle.net.

StarCraft II split into a trilogy

Story just wouldn't fit in one game.

Blizzard: WOW success is "exhausting"

"Great problem to have," says co-founder.

BlizzCon panels announced

More Diablo III info promised.

BlizzCon 2008 tickets all gone

Site goes up, fans go mental.

BlizzCon ticket demand griefs site

Sales offline until solution found.

Blizzard to start "gamerscore" system

WOW Achievements are just the beginning.

BlizzCon 2008 to be televised in the US

Bad luck for Euro WOW fans.

BlizzCon tickets on sale in August

Third US fan convention ramps up.

FeatureBlizzard's Perfect Storm

The industry's top developer knows the merits of the confessional.

FeatureBlizzard's Mike Morhaime

He runs the world's most successful developer. But what makes him nervous?

Fallout man asks Blizzard for forgiveness

For calling Diablo III "conservative".

Blizzard Worldwide Invitational

Diablo III, Lich King, StarCraft II.

FeatureHow StarCraft beat Chess

Blizzard looks back on the world's best strategy game.

BlizzCon 2008 announced

Third US fan convention in October.

The best MMO April Fools

Blizzard wins. Again.

FeatureBlizzard's Samwise Didier

The art director talks Warcraft and StarCraft. And checkers.

Blizzard WWI tickets on sale Thursday

55 quid, 70 euros to attend Paris event.

StarCraft II

The new adventures of old faithful.

Zerg revealed in StarCraft II

First details of mutant race's new units.

No in-game ads for StarCraft II

Blizzard explains Kotick comments.

StarCraft II is Blizzard's "best work ever"

Plus new battleground and WOW story plans.

Lich King and StarCraft II playable in June

Blizzard doing big event in Paris.

StarCraft Online on the way?

NetEase lining up to operate it.

Blizzard to do podcasts

Hints at new game reveals.

Nothing will change - Blizzard

Merger not affecting games.

StarCraft II

And run at us very quickly.

StarCraft II

Terran up the place.

StarCraft II unveiled

In development since 2003.