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Join us Thursday, August 6 at 9 a.m. PDT for a special World of Warcraft event streamed live from gamescom 2015 in Cologne, Germany—where we’ll be unveiling the next chapter of the World of Warcraft saga. . . .

Tune in again Sunday, August 9 at 8:00 a.m. PDT for a World of Warcraft developer chat before the show ends, and find out more about what’s in store.

Stay tuned to our dedicated gamescom page for further details on the live stream. Those who are able to join us in person at gamescom can visit us at the Blizzard booth in hall 7.1. We hope to see you there!



 Road to BlizzCon: Watch the NA Online Qualifiers - Jul 31, 2015 06:00:00 PM EST

The second of our three WoW Arena North American Online Qualifiers cups on the road to BlizzCon is already underway—and this Saturday, you’ll be able to watch the battle unfold live on Twitch!

On Saturday, August 1 at 2 p.m. Pacific time (check here for your local time zone), join seasoned WoW Arena commentators Jared “vhell” Coulston and Josh “Lore” Allen for some action-packed matches at Twitch.TV/WoW. One team has already qualified; follow along as we learn who the next two teams to advance to the Americas Regionals will be!

More information on the North American Online Qualifiers is available in our official blog. Full details on Online Cup 2, including brackets and teams, are available on Battlefy.

Signups for Online Cup 3 are now open as well! Teams can register here on Battlefy.



 This Month in WoW – August 2015 - Jul 31, 2015 05:00:00 PM EST

August has come, and with it comes a great deal of competition. Get set to follow the next stages on the road to BlizzCon, along with a plethora of other eSports action.

In-Game Event

Darkmoon Faire Returns [August 2 - 9]
The wondrous and mystical Darkmoon Faire returns to Azeroth on August, and if you haven’t completed all of Silas Darkmoon’s new Darkmoon Races, now’s the time! Test your speed and agility on a variety of racing mounts as you dodge electrifying obstacles and zip all over Darkmoon Island for rewards and achievements.

The faire continues to be one of the best ways to acquire heirloom gear, and don’t forget all of the toys, mounts, and pets that can only be gotten here. Warm up your ring tossing hand!

Upcoming World of Warcraft Tournaments

Road to BlizzCon: WoW North American Arena Qualifiers
Teams will have the opportunity to compete for their place at the NA Regionals over three online cups, produced in partnership with GCDTV:

  • Cup 1: July 14 – July 18 (one team qualified). Check out the VODs here.
  • Cup 2: July 28 – August 1 (two teams will qualify)
  • Cup 3: August 11 – August 15 (three teams will qualify)

For all the information you need to follow the action, including complete tournament rules, click here.

GCDTV
The GCDTV [(G)lobal (C)ool(D)own TV] tournament is hosted by DMachine and cast by Arena veterans Breaker (subtlety Rogue), Supatease (restoration/balance Druid), and Venruki (three-time BlizzCon competitor).

  • GCDTV is set to resume their weekly tournaments on August 21 at 9:00 p.m. EDT / 6:00 p.m. PDT / 3:00 a.m. CEST.

You can catch all of the action on the GCDTV Twitch channel, sign up to playcatch up on previous tournament VoDs here, and follow their official GCDTV Twitter feed to stay up to date on all of the action.

Twink Cup – July 31-August 2
The Twink Cup is a level 19 tournament with a $7,000 prize pool. For all the details on this event, head over to http://bisnation.net/forums/topic/2015-twink-cup-planningdiscussion/. You can also follow Twink Cup on Twitter and Twitch.

ESL WoW (EU)
The Electronic Sports League continues to bring the weekend WoW action on:

For more information, head over to the ESL news site, and don’t forget to follow ESL on Twitch and Twitter.

Bonus Weekend Events in WoW

July 31 – August 3 – Warlords of Draenor Dungeons Bonus

August 7 – August 10 – Pet Battle Bonus Event

August 14 – August 17 – Burning Crusade Timewalking

August 21 – August 4 – Apexis Bonus Event

August 28 – August 31 – Arena Skirmish Bonus



 Warcraft Art Updates - Jul 31, 2015 12:00:00 PM EST

New Blizzard Art

We've added another piece to our World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Art gallery. Have a look at stunning artwork that reveal an all-new look at the wonders of the Warcraft universe.

New World of Warcraft Comic

Last but not least, we've added a new community comic to our gallery submitted by Aaron M Castricone .

Send us your comics by the end of each month to be considered. Don’t tarry; eternal fame for your art are only a few panels away!



 Draenor Dungeons Bonus Event July 31 – August 3 - Jul 31, 2015 10:00:00 AM EST

Through the end of the day on Monday, it’s a fine time to venture into Draenor dungeons, as this week’s Bonus Event rewards you with reputations gains when you defeat dungeon enemies on Heroic and Mythic difficulties.

Make sure to pick up the event-only quest Emissary of War in your Garrison before you head out. It rewards an Iron Fleet Treasure Chest (containing one Hellfire Citadel Heroic quality item) that you won’t want to pass up.

Earlier this week, we asked you to choose your favorite boss encounter in Draenor dungeons. Cast your vote here!



 Get Ready for gamescom 2015! - Jul 30, 2015 05:30:00 PM EST

Blizzard’s gearing up for another epic gamescom this year! From August 5-9, we’ll be providing plenty of entertainment at our biggest booth to date in Hall 7 of the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany.

The highlight of the show will happen on the Blizzard stage on Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 a.m. PDT, when we unveil the next expansion for World of Warcraft! Catch it in person or via live stream at www.blizzgc.com.

We’ll have four packed days of activities around all of our games. You can experience everything from competitive gameplay to developer signing sessions, from our famous costume and dance contests to live music—including a special performance from Video Games Live! There are prizes to be won in live quizzes each day, as well as our costume and dance contests. Want to show off your moves? Sign up at the booth! Be sure to check out the below tabs for all the game-specific activities, and visit the website for a full stage schedule.

Of course you’ll also get hands-on play time with our games. Hearthstone will be available on PC and tablet, including some new cards from the upcoming expansion, The Grand Tournament. You can battle it out in Heroes of the Storm, and try out Overwatch for the first time in Europe. Experience StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void and its new co-operative mode, Allied Commanders, and fight the formidable Iron Horde in World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor.

You’ll also have loads of photos opportunities at our booth, including statues and weapon props used in the upcoming Warcraft movie! Share your Blizzard at gamescom experience on social media using the #BlizzGC2015 hashtag, and your post may appear on our dedicated site.

To pick up a souvenir, including some exclusive items, stop by the Blizzard shop in Hall 5. Stay tuned for more details on the shop in the coming days.

And if you can’t be at gamescom in person, be sure to watch our live-streamed show each evening for exclusive content, developer interviews, and more. Tune in to www.blizzgc.com at 18:00 CEST Thursday-Saturday, and at 17:00 CEST on Sunday.

  • Fight against the formidable Iron Horde in World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
  • See top guilds battling it out in live raids and racing through Challenge Mode dungeons
  • Show us your moves in the World of Warcraft dance contest
  • Representing the World of Warcraft development team: Executive Producer J. Allen Brack, Game Director Tom Chilton, Creative Director Alex Afrasiabi, and Lead Game Designer Ion Hazzikostas
  • See the next expansion unveiled on Thursday, August 6 at 18:00 CEST
  • Watch the live-streamed show on Sunday, August 9 at 17:00 CEST, featuring exclusive World of Warcraft content and developer interviews
  • Try out StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, with the new co-operative mode, Allied Commanders, playable for the first time
  • See pro players display their skills in show matches
  • Representing the StarCraft II development team: Senior Game Designer David Kim and Lead Game Producer Tim Morten
  • Watch the live-streamed show on Saturday, August 8 at 18:00 CEST, featuring exclusive Legacy of the Void content and developer interviews
  • Lead Character Artist Paul Warzecha will bring the world of Sanctuary to life with live 3D modelling exhibitions on our main stage
  • Play Hearthstone on PC and tablet, including some new cards from the upcoming expansion, The Grand Tournament
  • See some of your favorite Hearthstone personalities, including Kripparrian, sling cards in show matches at our booth
  • Representing the Hearthstone development team: Executive Producer Hamilton Chu, Senior Game Designer Mike Donais, and Senior Director of Business Operations Walter Kong
  • Watch the live-streamed show on Friday, August 7 at 18:00 CEST, featuring exclusive Hearthstone content and developer interviews
  • Battle it out in Blizzard’s new team brawler of heroic proportions, with a few surprises
  • See some of your favorite YouTubers clash in show matches
  • Representing the Heroes of the Storm development team: Game Director Dustin Browder and Lead Game Producer Kaeo Milker
  • Watch the live-streamed show on Friday, August 7 at 18:00 CEST, featuring exclusive Heroes of the Storm content and developer interviews
  • Try out Blizzard’s upcoming team-based shooter, playable for the first time in Europe
  • See Overwatch cosplayers display their creations
  • Representing the Overwatch development team: Game Director Jeff Kaplan, VFX Supervisor Jeff Chamberlain, Senior Game Designer Michael Chu, and Senior Game Producer Matthew Hawley
  • Watch the live-streamed show on Saturday, August 8 at 18:00 CEST, featuring exclusive Overwatch content and developer interviews


 Patch 6.2: Fury of Hellfire Wallpapers Available - Jul 30, 2015 01:00:00 PM EST

We’ve got a fresh batch of wallpaper images that celebrate Patch 6.2.

Patch 6.2: Fury of Hellfire brought Tanaan Jungle, Shipyards, Hellfire Citadel, Weekly Bonus Events, and much more to World of Warcraft. We hope one of the sizes below suits your needs.



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1920x1080 1920x1200 2580x1080 2560x1440

2560x1600 2880x1800 3440x1440 3840x2160

1392x744 (iPhone 5) 1608x852 (iPhone 6) 2662x2662 (iPhone 6+)

1262x1262 (iPad) 2524x2524 (iPad Retina)


Enjoy!



 Patch 6.2 Hotfixes: July 27 - July 29 - Jul 29, 2015 09:00:00 PM EST

Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft Patch 6.2.0. Hotfixes are updates made without requiring a new client-side patch. Some of the hotfixes below take effect the moment they were implemented, while others may require a realm restarte to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. This list will be updated as additional hotfixes are applied.

Previous 6.2 Hotfix Blogs


July 29


Achievements

  • Naval Mechanics: The achievement no longer requires players to obtain equipment blueprints that are not obtainable. Fixed an additional issue where players were not receiving credit for obtaining a blueprint for Blast Furnace.

July 28


Garrison

  • Trading Post Level 3: The increase to reputation gain should now work correctly while in a Draenor dungeon or raid.

Achievement

  • Filling the Ranks: Players that have already completed the criteria to obtain this achievement prior to a hotfix from July 21st should now correctly receive credit for the achievement.

July 27


Garrisons

Shipyard

  • Ships constructed at a Level 3 Shipyard should now always be Rare quality or better with an increased chance to be Epic quality.
  • All rare creatures and NPCs in Tanaan now have a chance to drop a number of equipment blueprints for ships.

Buffs to Garrison Resource

  • Completing the first Draenor Heroic Dungeon of the day now awards 200 Garrison Resource (up from 50).
  • Bringing Down the Iron Horde: The daily quest now awards 100 Garrison Resource on completion (up from 50).
  • Demonslayer of Tanaan: The daily quest now awards 100 Garrison Resource on completion (up from 50).
  • Pressing the Attack: The daily quest now awards 150 Garrison Resource on completion (up from 0).

Items

  • Tablet of Ghost Wolf's movement speed increase to Ghost Wolf form should now be working correctly.


 #BlizzGC2015: Universes Collide With #BlizzardIRL - Jul 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM EST

Sometimes universes collide and we bring gaming culture to the real world. It’s your last chance to enter our gamescom social media contest this week, and we want you to step out of game and show us how you’ve experienced Blizzard in real life!

Share your photos and short videos (up to 15 seconds) on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine (via Twitter) with the hashtags #BlizzardIRL and #BlizzGC2015. Be sure to use both! We’ll once again draw 45 winners at random to receive some awesome digital loot. The more you participate, the more chances you have to win!

You can check out submissions for the previous weeks’ hashtags, as well as contest rules and prize information, on www.blizzgc.com. Next week, we’ll reveal our top 10 entries from across all six weeks, and you’ll be able to vote for your favorites! Stay tuned for details.

We’d also like to congratulate the winners drawn from last week’s #Cute submissions! If you see your username below, you’ll soon receive a private message with details on your digital prize*.

@_Mr_Alex_S @Alexleij @Andramida8
@AvaSodaqvist @chuvibaka @DjabasA
@EnzoFath @Faebelina @frenone
@GanGanou @huntielle @ihab_bedadiDZ
@Ishleinareth @JiezzyTweet @Jose_P95
@KageSatsuki @kelodin_jh @kimsillynotes
@kwurky @ladyxenu @LenweSaralonde
@LOLctopus @lYanril @Madziorax
@misha_yenin @mjazzbass @MrAltair_twity
@Nerdacide @Ofeegelia @Psend12
@TownSavior @Vigil_latte @Vitalos1
@vsLexon @warcraft_rynil @Wotto_22
@WowKala @Yggdmillennia @ZakirSalimbaev
luciole38_chihuahua manjabregendahl monasdfgh
nereyrel terror_wolf xx_susis_xx

*Please note that certain digital prizes may not be redeemable in all regions.



 Dungeon Encounters – A Poll - Jul 27, 2015 10:00:00 AM EST

Later this week, the Warlords of Draenor Dungeons bonus event gets underway. For four days from July 31 – August 3, you’ll earn valuable reputation with Draenor factions when you complete random Draenor dungeons on Heroic or Mythic difficulty.

Every dungeon is different, and every encounter is memorable, but this week is the time to pick favorites!

Let us know why you answered as you did in the comments below.


 Patch 6.2 Hotfixes: July 20 - July 24 - Jul 24, 2015 09:00:00 PM EST

Here you'll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to the recently released World of Warcraft Patch 6.2.0. Hotfixes are updates made without requiring a new client-side patch. Some of the hotfixes below take effect the moment they were implemented, while others may require a realm restarte to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. This list will be updated as additional hotfixes are applied.

Previous 6.2 Hotfix Blogs


July 24


PvP

PvP Reward Changes

Please note that the following PvP reward changes are now live.
  • Conquest vendors now sell non-set PvP armor pieces that could be found in the Champion’s Strongbox.
  • Removed the Ashran-only 200 Conquest Point bonus to the weekly Conquest cap. Total Conquest cap remains unchanged, but characters no longer need to go to Ashran to earn all of it.
  • For more information on these PvP reward changes, please visit the forum thread titled: Recent PvP Rewards Hotfix.

Creatures and NPCs

Shadowmoon Valley

  • Yggdrel's Entangling Vines should no longer continue to deal damage after the growth has been slain.

Quests

Kezan

  • Liberate the Kaja'mite: Fixed an issue where characters above level 20 were unable to loot Kaja'mite Chunks.

July 23


Creatures and NPCs

Tanaan Jungle

  • Supreme Lord Kazzak should now be immune to taunts from Bodyguard Followers.

Raids and Dungeons

Hellfire Citadel

General
  • Combat Rogues should no longer receive daggers via Personal Loot or Bonus Roll.
  • Affliction Warlocks should no longer receive Prophecy of Fear via Personal Loot or Bonus Roll.

Dragon Soul

Warmaster Blackhorn
  • Fixed a condition where damaging Warmaster Blackhorn and Goriona too quickly could cause players to be unable to progress onto the next boss encounter.

PvP

  • All healing and damage absorption has been reduced by 15% in PvP combat.

Ashran

  • Players that accept the queue and teleport into Ashran should now correctly receive credit when their faction wins an event.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an internal bag error that could occur upon entering a seamless instance with the prospected ore window open.

Class

Druid

Balance
  • Starsurge now deals 15% less damage in PvP combat.

Warlock

Affliction
  • Haunt now deals 25% less damage in PvP combat.

July 22


Raids and Dungeons

Hellfire Citadel

Hellfire High Council
  • Fixed a situation where Mark of the Necromancer could stop dealing damage to players.

PvP

Ashran

  • Winning events in Ashran should now always award a Dented Ashmaul Strongbox.

Items

  • Etheralus, the Eternal Reward's absorption effect should now correctly factor in Multistrikes from Healing Stream Totem and Healing Tide Totem. Additionally, healing dealt by Spirit Link's health redistribution no longer counts towards the absorption effect.
  • Nithramus, the All-Seer's damage effect should now correctly factor in damage caused Prophecy of Fear's Doom Nova.
  • Prophecy of Fear's Doom Nova effect should no longer be incorrectly triggered by Sunfall.

Class

Rogue

Talents
  • Fixed an issue where Venom Rush could incorrectly persist indefinitely.

July 21


Class

Paladin

General
  • Tier-18 2-piece set bonus for Protection Paladins' Avenger's Reprieve effect no longer stacks and will refresh the duration of the effect instead.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Hammer of the Righteous to often hit the primary target twice instead of damaging one of the secondary targets.

Priest

General
  • Fixed an issue where the damage increase in a hotfix from June 26 for Repudiation of War was not working correctly.

Warlock

General
  • Felhunter should now correctly require line-of-sight with its target to use the Spell Lock ability. Previously, it was incorrectly using line-of-sight with the Warlock instead.

Garrisons

Naval Missions

  • Black Market Journal: This naval mission should now have the correct blockade prerequisite for Barrier Sea.

Achievements

  • Filling the Ranks: Tracking for progress towards completing the achievement should now be working correctly.

July 20


Class Tuning Changes

Please note that the following class tuning changes are now live. That tooltips for some of the following abilities may be inaccurate and will be updated in a future client-side patch.

Druid

  • Guardian
    • Ursa Major now lasts 15 seconds (down from 25 seconds).

Hunter

  • Beast Mastery
    • Bestial Wrath now lasts 15 seconds (up from 10 seconds).
  • Survival
    • Black Arrow, Explosive Shot, and Serpent Sting damage increased by 25%.

Mage

  • Fire
    • Dragon’s Breath damage increased by 150%.
    • Flamestrike damage increased by 50%.

Monk

  • Windwalker
    • Stance of the Fierce Tiger now increases all damage dealt by 10% (up from 5%).

Paladin

  • Retribution
    • Sword of Light now increases damage dealt with two-handed melee weapons by 30% (up from 25%).
  • Protection
    • Avenger’s Shield damage increased by 30%.
    • Bastion of Glory now increases the healing received from Word of Glory by 8% per stack (up from 6%). Additionally, Mastery: Divine Bulwark now adds 8% to Bastion of Glory (up from 6%).
    • Tier-18 2-piece set bonus for Protection Paladins now grants an absorb effect equal to 5% of maximum health (up from 1.5%).
    • Tier-18 4-piece set bonus for Protection Paladins now triggers Grand Crusader.

Shaman

  • Elemental
    • Mastery: Molten Earth damage has been increased by 11%.
    • Ascendance now has a 2-minute cooldown (down from 3 minutes) for Elemental Shaman.
  • Enhancement
    • [Added to yesterday's class tuning changes] Stormstrike damage has been increased by 30%.

Warlock

  • Affliction
    • Drain Soul damage has been increased by 50%, and now causes all other damage over time spells to instantly deal 50% of their normal damage (up from 40%).
    • Haunt damage has been increased by 25%, and now increases periodic damage dealt by 35% (up from 30%).
  • Destruction
    • Chaos Bolt, Conflagrate, Immolate, Incinerate, and Shadowburn damage increased by 5%.

Warrior

  • Protection
    • Bastion of Defense now increases block chance by 15% (up from 10%).
  • Arms
    • Tier-18 4-piece set bonus for Arms Warriors now increases the tick rate of Rend by 33% (down from 50%), and fixed a bug where it was granting double the intended increase.

Class

Monk

Mistweaver
  • Fixed a number of issues with Sacred Draenic Incense for Mistweavers where it would benefit twice from effects which increase healing taken, and could bypass area-of-effect healing caps.

Priest

Armor Sets
  • Tier-18 4-piece set bonus for Discipline Priests now targets friendly targets to heal with the greatest % of missing health instead of current health. For example, the heal now prioritizes a player with 350k/500k instead of a player with 300k/300k health.

Shaman

Enhancement
  • Fixed an issue with Maelstrom Weapon that caused Healing Surge combined with the Tier-18 4-piece set bonus to heal for more than the intended amount.

Quests

Garrison Campaign

  • High Overlord Saurfang and Muradin Bronzebeard in the player's Garrisons now have chance to offer the Hellfire Citadel weekly raid quest when eligible.

Professions

  • Ruined Construct: Jewelcrafters in a raid group should no longer see an option to insert 1000 Apexis Crystals into the Apexis Gemcutter Construct.

Creatures and NPCs

Tanaan Jungle

  • Fixed an issue that could cause the demon invasion leading to Painmistress Selora appearing to not work correctly.

Raids and Dungeons

Hellfire Citadel

Gorefiend
  • Gorefiend should no longer be using other abilities while channeling Feast of Souls.
Fel Lord Zakuun
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Fel Lord Zakuun to cast two Rumbling Fissures in rapid succession depending on when he was brought below 30% health.
Xhul'horac
  • Xhul'horac's Overwhelming Chaos now increases damage dealt by 15% (down from 20%) per stack on Normal difficulty.
  • Combat rogues should now be able to correctly use Killing Spree again after receiving the Empowered Singularity debuff.
Archimonde
  • Dreadstalkers should no longer incorrectly spawn on players that are not on the platform.
  • Players should no longer be occasionally dropped off the platform when transitioning into the Twisting Nether.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the portal leading to the Archimonde encounter to not reappear in the raid instance after a soft reset.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Archimonde's Shadowfel Burst to not be removed correctly when the ability struck multiple targets.

PvP

Ashran

  • Ancient Artifact should now only appear when there are more than 20 players per team in the battle, and the item now has a respawn timer.

Items

  • Prophecy of Fear's visual effect for Doom Nova is now more subdued.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could occasionally cause the client to crash while loading into an Arena.
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to queue for Pet Battles through the Pet Journal while in Tanaan Jungle.
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to queue as a party for Timewalking dungeons if one of the party members had already completed the Timewalking Bonus Event quest.


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