A World of Warcraft fan has spotted a cool tribute to Stan Lee in the game.
Blizzard has moved to reassure its European players that its customer support will not be impacted by the exit of over 100 staff by the end of 2018.
For as long as World of Warcraft has been alive, Horde and Alliance haven't been able to understand each other (with a few exceptions). Your game client would garble what players of the opposing faction said, thereby reinforcing a sense of belonging while sprinkling on a bit of exotic mystique.
When World of Warcraft: Classic launches next summer, the only raids available will be Onyxia and Molten Core. It will be, in other words, as World of Warcraft was circa March 2005.
It's notable because although World of Warcraft: Classic is built on the foundation of patch 1.12 from August 2006, it will actually take many months for WOW Classic to reach a similar point-in-time content-wise.
There will be "waves" of content, Blizzard said in a WOW Classic panel (available to watch if you're a Virtual Ticket owner) at BlizzCon 2018. Here's how it looks currently:
Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft Classic - a version of the game that restores it to how it was 14 years ago, before any of the expansions were released - will be released in summer 2019.
Mike Morhaime, the boss of Blizzard Entertainment, has stepped down.
The World of Warcraft is a big game packed with Easter eggs and secrets for its legion of players to fuss over - and with the recent release of expansion Battle for Azeroth, players are getting stuck in to secret hunting once again.
World of Warcraft expansion Battle for Azeroth is still hot off the press (to find out more, be sure to check out Oli's impressions), but fans are still in a bit of a flap over Sylvanas Windrunner and the direction Blizzard is taking her in as current leader of the Horde.
World of Warcraft's latest expansion, Battle for Azeroth, came out last night - and already someone hit the new level cap.
The Horde is in a tough spot. Its leader, Sylvanas, has gone off the deep end, murdering loads of innocent Night Elves and provoking a fresh war with the Alliance. Horde players, confused and demotivated by the actions of their evil leader, are looking for new blood, a new hope in this time of crisis. They need a hero and, well, they might have just found him.
Major story developments in the World of Warcraft have seen one of its most famous characters destroy one of the game's most famous locations - and reaction has been mixed to say the least.
Crikey! I remember spending whole days in Alterac Valley in World of Warcraft, and now the beloved old PvP battleground is being turned into a new map for Heroes of the Storm.
Seventh World of Warcraft expansion, Battle for Azeroth, will be released 14th August 2018.
As with previous expansions, there'll be a prologue patch released in the weeks leading up to Battle for Azeroth, according to PC Gamer. The questlines sound great. Alliance players will assault the Horde's Undercity and seek to reclaim it as Lordaeron, and the Horde will try to burn Alliance Night Elf land Teldrassil to the ground.
Faction versus faction warfare is, after all, what Battle for Azeroth is all about - a harkening back to the real-time strategy Warcraft days of old. As you progress through quests in the new archipelago zones, eventually you'll be pointed towards opposing lands and conflict there. The endlessly repeatable new island missions will even send the opposing faction towards your goal at the same time as you. And there are new 20-person vs. AI Warfronts, which are direct emulations of an RTS campaign with resources, buildings and units.
Blizzard has said Battle for Azeroth, the seventh World of Warcraft expansion, will launch this summer - a date further clarified to mean on or before 21st September 2018.
Pre-purchasing the expansion - buying it outright ahead of time - comes with benefits. One of those is an immediately available free boost to the game's current level cap of 110; another is a head start on quests to unlock Allied Races in the full Battle for Azeroth expansion. It's not clear how much of the quests you can complete.
A more expensive Digital Deluxe Edition (£53) offers a Seabraid Stallion Alliance mount or Gilded Ravasaur Horde mount in World of Warcraft, and a cute baby Tortollan pet. There are also some voice lines, sprays and icons for Overwatch; a Hearthstone card back; a Heroes of the Storm Flamesaber mount; and Horde and Alliance StarCraft 2 sprays.
Early last year Blizzard stamped out an unofficial vanilla World of Warcraft server project called Nostalrius. But it didn't go quietly.