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World of Warcraft: news and videos


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Blizzard will be ceasing support for Windows XP and Vista this year

Windows XP was the defacto operating system for a very long time. I remember immediately upgrading in 2001 and not really thinking about changing until I eventually tried out Windows 7 in 2010. The removal of MS-DOS was pretty big, but the ...   read

 
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World of Warcraft players can now exchange gold for Battle.net credit

Blizzard has expanded its WoW Token system in World of Warcraft to enable players to cash in their gold for Battle.net Balance. Now when you exchange your gold for a WoW Token, you'll be able to redeem the trinket for 30 days of game time ...   read

 
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World of Warcraft pays tribute to Overwatch with new 'Ogrewatch' event

Well-rounded Blizzard fans will soon see some familiar-yet-slightly-off additions to World of Warcraft. A parodied version of the Overwatch crew is crossing over for a limited time. Blizzard is set to bring The Brawler's Guild back to ...   read

 
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Diablo is invading Blizzard's other games

It's hard to believe, but the original Diablo came out 20 years ago on December 31. I remember thinking it was strange that such a huge game was coming out after Christmas, even then. My first time playing was at a friend's dorm room a...   read

 
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Blizzard is holding a 12th anniversary event for World of Warcraft

I have a lot of fond memories from the launch of World of Warcraft. I was never huge into the Warcraft series, but I loved the art style and the lore behind each entry. Getting to play a constantly evolving plot inside of a massive world wi...   read

 
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Take a look at some of the best costumes from BlizzCon

Say what you like about Blizzard, but their fans are some of the most passionate gamers I've ever seen, particularly those who really get into cosplay. Last weekend was Blizzard's annual BlizzCon convention, and among other championships, t...   read

 
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Blizzard admits mistakes were made with World of Warcraft's last expansion, is looking ahead with Legion

For Blizzard, World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor was a learning experience. Subscribers dropped off at a record pace, mostly because the team didn't support it nearly as much as past expansions, a mistake they're not keen to repeat for ...   read

 
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Review: World of Warcraft: Legion

It always feels strange looking back to screenshots of a journey through an MMO. I keep a catalog during the leveling process of every World of Warcraft expansion, from the opening moments to the second I ding at the cap. It's strange ...   read

 
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Digital goodies make the Warcraft movie more enticing

The Warcraft movie that released earlier this summer was unusual for many reasons. Critics found the plot hard to follow, but praised the innovative tech that made the non-human characters lifelike and sympathetic. Perhaps the stranges...   read

 
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The World of Warcraft: Legion companion app couldn't have come soon enough

One of World of Warcraft's most divisive features was introduced in its last expansion -- Garrisons. Essentially amounting to a base management minigame, players could track down NPCs, get them to perform an essential function for their ins...   read

 
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Review in Progress: World of Warcraft: Legion

I've been playing World of Warcraft for over 10 years. Sure my raiding days ended in earnest in Cataclysm, but I've kept up with every expansion since its beta phase in 2004, and have played every class in the game -- and on occasion, servi...   read

 
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World of Warcraft's Demon Hunter class is coming on August 9

One of the things I'm most jazzed about when it comes to the World of Warcraft: Legion expansion is the Demon Hunter class. Modeled after Illidan and the hero from Warcraft III, this active playstyle was pretty fun in the alpha/beta pr...   read

 
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Blizzard kicks off Warcraft animated short series with Gul'dan

Gul'dan, a name pretty much everyone knows by now because of his appearance in the recent Warcraft film as well as Heroes of the Storm, now has his own animated short. Blizzard is crafting a new series called "Harbingers," which s...   read

 
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World of Warcraft is getting a massive class change patch before Legion

Having played World of Warcraft since Vanilla (off and on after Lich King), it's amazing to see how each class has changed. And before Legion drops next month, it's about to get one of its biggest class shakeups yet. As of today, ...   read

 
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The WoW legacy server group meeting with Blizzard went well, but there are no promises yet

To just about everyone's surprise, Blizzard actually agreed to meet with key personnel from the "Nostalrius" project after shutting down their legacy World of Warcraft servers recently by way of a cease and desist. Project manager Vipe...   read

 
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What your World of Warcraft character says about you

World of Warcraft’s been out for over a decade now, and the newest expansion Legion is on the horizon. New expansions are always a good time to get into an MMO, and I’ve personally been wandering around Azeroth as a newcomer for...   read

 
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World of Warcraft cookbook coming for folks with a taste for fantasy

I've always been a sucker for gimmick recipes. I love an excuse to get drunk on cocktails tangentially related to a game (drinking straight gin is a bad look, drinking straight gin with a bit of blue food coloring in it and calling it a &ld...   read

 
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The beta for the next World of Warcraft expansion starts today

Blizzard's alpha for the upcoming World of Warcraft: Legion expansion winded down recently, but the beta has just begun. As of today Blizzard is rolling out the new build, which will unlock at roughly 2PM PT today. It'll feature the De...   read

 
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Legacy World of Warcraft server admins to meet with Blizzard

World of Warcraft is a pretty fascinating game. Not only is it studied for anthropological reasons, but it's also a platform with a gigantic fanbase, so much so that thousands of people were springing for a legacy server, which replicated t...   read

 
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Blizzard responds to the vanilla WoW server 'Nostalrius' shutdown

The fan-run vanilla World of Warcraft server Nostalrius gained enough attention that Blizzard took notice and issued a cease and desist earlier this month, prompting its shutdown. Predictably, that move has led to even more support for the ...   read

 
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World of Warcraft: Legion launches August 30

World of Warcraft: Legion, the MMO's sixth expansion, will launch August 30, Blizzard just announced. Taking place on the heels of Warlords of Draenor, this $50 add-on raises the game's level cap from 100 to 110, introduces a new demon...   read

 
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After one year in operation, Blizzard moves to shut down unofficial Vanilla WoW server

For the past year, a private World of Warcraft server called Nostalrius has been in operation, with one goal in mind -- preserve the original Vanilla experience, without any additional expansions or updates. It's a noble goal, but...   read

 
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You might get World of Warcraft for free when you go to see the movie

Everybody knows cinema tickets are expensive as all hell. You spend upwards of £20 to sit in a room with a load of noisy, obnoxious arseholes and ultimately get a worse experience than if you just watched it in your underwear at home....   read

 
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Blizzard thanks fans for supporting it for 25 years

To celebrate its upcoming birthday, Blizzard has released a video as a thank you to all the fans who have supported the developer over the last 25 years.   "Here’s to 25 years of creating some of the most epic memories, friendshi...   read

 
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This World of Warcraft Dark Portal frame is badass

I'm generally not a fan of expensive photo frames, but this one has me making an exception. It's a replica of the Dark Portal from Warcraft, which, as any Warcraft player (RTS or MMO) knows, is a huge part of the lore. Sadly, it's limi...   read

 
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Here are some of the best in-game winter events running right now

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Mince pies, gingerbread men, last-minute panic buying of presents, and, of course, shutting yourself away from your family for the entire time to take part in some of the many in-game events h...   read

 
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World of Warcraft's latest alpha build adds Cloud NPC, next to Aeris

The Aerith NPC has been located in the Dalaran area in World of Warcraft for some time, but based on the latest Legion expansion alpha build, she now has a little buddy to accompany her. The Blizzard team has tons of nods like this, bu...   read

 
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Here's a quick look at World of Warcraft's new Demon Hunter class

The World of Warcraft: Legion expansion isn't set to debut until mid-2016 (!), but Blizzard has provided alpha access to some individuals far ahead of its release. As of this week I had a chance to try out the Demon Hunter class, which ...   read

 
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World of Warcraft: Legion will arrive 'on or before' September 2016

Well, Blizzard is seemingly letting all of the beans spill out before any of its BlizzCon conferences take place this weekend! According to an image straight from Battle.net (which has been taken down), the World of Warcraft: Legion expansi...   read

 
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Blizzard's done telling us how many subscribers World of Warcraft has

Every three months, like clockwork, Blizzard has shared World of Warcraft subscription statistics as part of its quarterly report. The MMO is perfectly healthy, but the fanbase isn't at the fever pitch that it was at several years ago....   read

 
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Blizzard reveals new World of Warcraft: Legion expansion

Blizzard kicked things off today at gamescom with a new expansion announcement for World of Warcraft -- Legion. It will of course continue upon the story so far in Warlords of Draenor, and Illidan is back, baby! It will feature a...   read

 
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World of Warcraft's at its lowest playercount since 2005

World of Warcraft isn’t at its strongest right now. In fact, according to Activision’s Q2 2015 Earnings Call, the subscriber numbers have dropped to their lowest point since 2005, with only 5.6 million subscribers. This is a dro...   read

 
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The World of Warcraft is getting a little bigger soon

Blizzard has a new expansion planned for World of Warcraft, but it's holding its cards close to its chest. But, not that close! The developer's at least willing to admit that a reveal is imminent via a little tease. Whatever this new conten...   read

 
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Blizzard puts 100,000+ World of Warcraft cheaters in a long timeout

The World of Warcraft will be a little more sparsely populated for the next six months. Of the 7.1 million active accounts in Blizzards famed massive multiplayer game, approximately 1.4 percent have been recently banned, scrubbed from ...   read

 
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10 years ago today, the Leeroy Jenkins meme was born

10 years ago on May 11, 2005, the "Leeroy Jenkins" video was uploaded to Warcraft Movies, a fansite for World of Warcraft. It started catching on like wildfire though various WoW communities, and eventually, became a household name. The gi...   read

 
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World of Warcraft's latest patch sends you back to old dungeons

Blizzard's giving World of Warcraft players the opportunity to return to their old stomping grounds. Some of the dungeons that they honed their skills in will once again be playable thanks to the game's latest update. According to Bliz...   read

 
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Blizzard provides more details for WoW Tokens, the currency that can purchase game time

In the near future, Blizzard will be rolling out a new item that allows players to purchase 30 days of game time. What's so special about that? Well, you can either purchase it for real-world dollars or in-game on the Auction House (no bidd...   read

 
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World of Warcraft players will be able to pay for their subscription with gold soon

In an upcoming World of Warcraft patch, Blizzard will introduce the WoW Token, an in-game item purchasable with real money that facilitates the exchange of gold for 30 days of game time. "The WoW Token was created to give players with lots ...   read

 
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Blizzard's sending a seriously cool gift to World of Warcraft's ten-year subscribers

A decade is a decent stretch of time by any account, but it's an especially long time to routinely play an MMO. Blizzard wants to recognize the dedication of the select few players that have stuck by World of Warcraft since the very be...   read

 
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World of Warcraft back up to 10 million subs after expansion release

I have been heartily enjoying the new Warlords of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft. It evokes feelings of the franchise that are more classic in nature, which is a great thing for those of you out there who didn't like Pandaria....   read

 
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Robin Williams to be memorialized in World of Warcraft

The world lost one of the best people to have ever existed with Robin Williams' passing this week. Fans were moved by his death and took to Change.org to get Blizzard to memorialize the comedian as an NPC in World of Warcraft.  "Robin ...   read

 
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World of Warcraft's tenth anniversary will include a corgi

Oh, so that's how you get me to write about World of Warcraft -- corgis. Blizzard has a number of plans for the MMO giant's tenth anniversary this November. The notable one, at least to my eyes, is a Molten Corgi pet, obtainable simply by l...   read

 
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Man At Arms recreates The Lich King's Frostmourne

Man At Arms is a YouTube series following master swordsmith Tony Swatton, as he forges swords from games, TV shows, movies, and anime series. He's created some memorable pieces, and this time he's taken on the Lich King's Frostmourne from...   read

 
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Blizzard explains female Night Elf redesign in detail

World of Warcraft's artists have been hard at work this year redesigning the female Night Elf model. Senior art director Chris Robinson note that every character model in the game will be improved by the time Warlords of Draenor hits, but t...   read

 
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Blizzard is changing PVP for World of Warcraft's Draenor expansion

Blizzard is changing the way PVP works in World of Warcraft later this year with Warlords of Draenor, and everything is sounding pretty great overall. When the expansion kicks off you'll earn more bonus rewards from doing random b...   read

 
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Someone has unlocked every single World of Warcraft achievement

There's a player out there who has unlocked every single World of Warcraft achievement there is, and it wasn't any of the cast of Azeroth Choppers. I kid, I kid. It was me. Joking again. Actually, it was Russian player Хир...   read

 
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Get your murloc runnin' with Azeroth Choppers

Looking for adventure in whatever comes your way? Of course you are. That means you'll definitely want to watch Azeroth Choppers, an online series via Blizzard where custom motorcycle designer Paul Jr. and two warring teams to create the u...   read

 
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World of Warcraft: Level 90 jump could cost $60

Showing up in the middle of a patch update for Blizzard, some World of Warcraft users are finding that a boost to level 90 is available in the game's store for $60. Not $20. Not $39.99. But $60.  Maybe this isn't supposed to be li...   read

 
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Time, well, spent: World of Warcraft crosses 100M users

Blizzard's World of Warcraft just crossed 100 million lifetime players. Wow. Let that sink in for a moment. We've had less than 100 million people turn out to vote for the United States presidency. Maybe political candidates should start ca...   read

 
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World of Warcraft designer Greg Street now at Riot Games

Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street has joined Riot Games as lead game designer. Previously Greg was lead systems designer on World of Warcraft where and his involvements with the game were huge. He led half of the design team, and oversaw the devel...   read

 

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