StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

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FeatureThe Hero Factory: Conversations with Chris Metzen

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

FeatureAlways Online with Blizzard

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

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.

Key events

16th December 2011

Blizzard announces BattleTags

7th February 2011

BlizzCon 2011 dates announced

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.

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?

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

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

EGXFinal qualifiers for World Cyber Games taking place at Eurogamer Expo

Play FIFA 12 and win a place at the finals in China.

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

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

Google unleashes Zerg Rush assault on your productivity

Starcraft search engine Easter egg spotted.

Blizzard announces BattleTags

A unified nickname for players on Battle.net.

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.

Blizzard DOTA screens march in

RTS mod shaping up nicely.

FeatureThe Hero Factory: Conversations with Chris Metzen

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

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.

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."

StarCraft 2 demo becomes Starter Edition

Play selected content for free.

FeatureCella: eSports Star

The story behind StarCraft II's head coach.

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.

New StarCraft II patch detailed

Protoss, Terrans, Zerg all rebalanced.

Official StarCraft II mods released

Left 2 Die, Starjeweled, Aiur Chef out now.

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?

Blizzard turns 20 years old

Morhaim and Pearce say thank you.

Battle.net Marketplace may never launch

Blizzard "committed", but "struggling".

FeatureStarCraft II: We're trying to create an e-Sport

Dustin Browder on the RTS modding phenomenon.

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".

Mass Effect 2 is AIAS game of the year

But game Oscars dominated by Red Dead.

Blizzard StarCraft II mods need testing

StarJeweled, Left 2 Die, Aiur Chief.

Warcraft, StarCraft theme park real?

A replica Naxxramas?!

Gameloft unveils StarCraft II lookalike

Ballsy studio puts head in lion's mouth.

Blizzard announces StarCraft II mods beta

Test Left 2 Die, StarJeweled, Aiur Chef.

Blizzard has World of StarCraft trademark

But popular mod allowed to live on.

Thwarted StarCraft modder wins job offer

Impressed League of Legends dev swoops.

Activision splats World of StarCraft mod

Creator has a thing or two to say.

VideoStarCraft II map fires up space combat

Via custom level Star Battle.

StarCraft II finally gets PC demo

Blizzard offers up first three missions.

VideoSpoilers: Starcraft II episode ending

Leaked footage shows finale vid.

SCII: Heart of the Swarm ending leaks

Pre-visualisation video hits the internet.

Blizzard brass ban StarCraft II cheaters

Stability, safety, security are "top priority".

Pirated SCII downloaded how many times?

This is one record Blizzard doesn't want.

FeatureThe Men Who Stare At Protoss

StarCraft commentators explain why we watch them.

No COD on Battle.net any time soon

We're "two separate entities" - Blizz.

Blizzard: PC gaming "super healthy"

"It keeps on growing," says Pardo.

Blizzard DOTA for StarCraft II shots

Defence is the best form of attack.

More StarCraft II leagues, seasons coming

Also: featured replays of top matches.

Blizzard DOTA SCII mod shown at BlizzCon

Plus StarJeweled, Left 2 Die and Aiur Chef.

BlizzCon 2010 Conference

Diablo III's final class and PVP plans revealed.

Blizzard: Anonymity suspends reality

Real ID furore "kind of a side thing".

Blizzard suing StarCraft II hackers

After the bans, the courts.

New StarCraft II update goes live

Zerg get pimped, bugs fixed.

SCII single-player bans explained

Third-party hacks bad. Cheat codes good.

SCII: Heart of the Swarm in early 2012?

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

StarCraft II patch rebalances Zerg

RTS whipping boys get beefed up.

BlizzCon schedule hints at Diablo focus

No sign of SCII: Heart of the Swarm.

Blizzard smashes StarCraft II cheaters

In the face with a big banhammer.

StarCraft II's "e-sport patch" this year

Season rolling, balance changes, chat.

First StarCraft II patch goes live

Balance changes! 3D! Game clock!

Activision plans pay-to-view game movies

Ł20 a pop for extended cut-scenes.

Blizzard to ban StarCraft II cheaters

Warning: foul play won't be tolerated.

StarCraft II sells 3 million in a month

PC and Mac crowd swarm shops.

Blizzard wants Cameron for StarCraft film

James, not Diaz. Or David.

StarCraft II US sales monstrous

Best-selling game in July.

Battle.net preventing Starcraft II piracy

Blizzard pats itself on the back.

StarCraft II fastest-selling strategy ever

And biggest PC game this year.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

The RTS takes flight.

StarCraft II accounts being stolen

Phishers dangling the bait.

StarCraft II melting graphics cards

Blizzard offers temporary solution.

UK chart: StarCraft II victorious

169th week in top 40 for Mario Bros. DS.

StarCraft II's bugs, issues listed

Also, system compatibility advice.

Blizzard "probably very arrogant" - Jagex

"Perhaps even over-self-assured."

VideoStarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty campaign overview

Meet the Terran commander and his troops.

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."

No StarCraft II reviews before release

We'll play it the same time you do.

VideoNew Starcraft II trailer is stirring stuff

Awakening the ghosts of the past.

Midnight opening for StarCraft II

"For the Horde!" Wait...

Battle.net's social goals are "no secret"

Blizzard answers Real ID questions.

Blizzard reveals StarCraft II requirements

Nothing there that will start a Crysis.

Blizzard scraps Real ID for its forums

"We will always appreciate the feedback."

Phase two of StarCraft II beta imminent

Co-op vs. AI, cross-game chat with WOW.

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.

StarCraft II beta extended

One extra week of testing.

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.

No plans for micro-trans in StarCraft II

"Probably don't make sense," says Blizz.

StarCraft II censored in South Korea

Blood, smoking, vulgar language removed.

BlizzCon 2010 ticket dates announced

Going for $150 in early June. Two batches.

StarCraft II beta ends this month

And begins again before launch.

Battle.net features Facebook integration

StarCraft II to lead the charge.

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.

StarCraft II Collector's Edition detailed

Art book! Original game! Comic! €90!

BlizzCon 2010 dated for October

Doesn't clash with Eurogamer Expo.

StarCraft II Mac beta in April

"Hang in there," says Blizzard.

Blizzard: 80% of effort for 20% of polish

So that's why they take so long.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

Multiplayer beta.

Protoss mini-campaign in SCII: Wings

Terran part of trilogy expands horizons.

StarCraft II website inundated with info

Story and multiplayer previews and more.

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.

StarCraft II

How the campaign and Battle.net change the game.

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.