Lots of big changes are coming to Heroes of the Storm today. Blizzard's list of patch notes detail dramatic gameplay adjustments alongside the addition of a new hero, map, and ranked mode known as "Team League." The hero tweaks seem particularly interesting—Uther is basically being rebuilt with five new talents. » 3/24/15 10:45am 3/24/15 10:45am

One Small Thing I Love About Heroes Of The Storm

I recently added Heroes of the Storm to the growing pile of MOBAs that I've become hopelessly addicted to. And while I find the characters in Blizzard's new game lacking in some ways (like their skins), one thing really impresses me about it in comparison to League of Legends: the way the heroes talk to one another. » 3/23/15 4:30pm 3/23/15 4:30pm

Diablo III Player Reaches Level 1,000 Without Dying

Gaining 1,000 Paragon levels in Diablo III is no small feat and it's only accomplished by a very few amount of players. But doing it on Hardcore difficulty, where your character's death is permanent, that's some next level insanity. Ukranian player Nokieka is the first in the world to do it. » 2/16/15 9:00am 2/16/15 9:00am

How EA, League of Legends & Battle.net Were Brought Down By Attacks

Last week, a group calling themselves DERP launched DDoS attacks on the servers of a number of the world's biggest games (and games companies). It seemed like an awfully big list of victims for such a simple and ancient form of attack, but as Ars Technica explain, there was a bit more to it than that. » 1/09/14 11:00pm 1/09/14 11:00pm

Hackers Claim Takedown Of Battle.net, League Of Legends, EA [UPDATE]

A group of hackers going by the name DERP has launched DDoS attacks on a number of big games and websites today, bringing a number of them down, including the homepage of Electronic Arts. » 12/30/13 9:00pm 12/30/13 9:00pm

Let Doc Brown Explain Warlords of Draenor's Confusing Timeline

The next WoW expansion, Warlords of Draenor will focus on orcs, but most importantly time travel. As if the lore wasn't already confusing enough, WoD will make sure we get lost in the history of orcs and humans. But thanks to Redditor trytech, we might have a saviour, none other than Doc Brown from Back to the Future. » 11/12/13 9:20am 11/12/13 9:20am

Blizzard Turned StarCraft II Players Into Trading Cards

Further proving that eSports is all grown up and should be recognized as a real sport, Blizzard created a deck of StarCraft II trading cards. Baseball and basketball players have trading cards—why shouldn't these guys have at least a few? » 11/08/13 10:00am 11/08/13 10:00am

Fake World of Warcraft Trailer Is Full Of Dream Features

BlizzCon starts Friday, and the hype around what could be a brand new World of Warcraft expansion is already out of hand. What will it be this time? Nagas? More Burning Legion? YouTuber iabeckman671, famous for his WoW Machinima, has his own (very fake) take: a trailer for every fan's dream WoW expansion. » 11/06/13 9:00am 11/06/13 9:00am

Remove your Battle.net Mobile Authenticator Before Upgrading To iOS 7

Blizzard's mobile Battle.net Authenticator is a handy way to secure your StarCraft, World of Warcraft and Diablo accounts from rampant hackers, unless a major iOS upgrade screws it up. Then you're in for a headache. » 9/18/13 2:30pm 9/18/13 2:30pm

The New Battle.net Is More Like Origin, Only For Blizzard Games

Given the popularity of World of Warcraft, StarCraft and...Diablo III(?), millions of people spend a lot of time using Blizzard's Battle.net launcher. If you're one of them, you might want to check out this video, showing the new, updated version of it. » 7/22/13 11:30pm 7/22/13 11:30pm

StarCraft II Says It's Sorry With a Free Name Change for Everyone

Battle.net had hinted at plans for a name-changing service—for a fee—in StarCraft II some time ago but it never materialized. With the paid name-change option deprioritized and unlikely to happen anytime soon, Battle.net is saying sorry by giving everyone a free name-change. » 1/12/13 2:00pm 1/12/13 2:00pm

Battle.Net Hack Results in, Yep, a Class-Action Lawsuit Against Blizzard

A law firm specializing in consumer protection cases slapped Blizzard, the makers of World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo III, with a class action lawsuit over its sale of two-factor account authenticators, a claim the company says is without merit. » 11/10/12 7:00pm 11/10/12 7:00pm

Blizzard Prompting User Data Changes After Hack

Following an attack on Blizzard's Battle.net service last week, the company is today prompting all North American players to update their mobile authenticators, change their security questions and read up on a new FAQ/guide that gives hints on improving their account's protection. » 8/15/12 8:15pm 8/15/12 8:15pm

Yesterday's Blizzard Hack Makes This Guy Almost Eat His Battle.Net…

I had to watch this about four times just to be completely sure that Internet video game rage comedian Francis did not, in fact, eat his Blizzard keychain authenticator during this rant about yesterday's breach of Battle.Net. Obviously, this video is loud and its language is NSFW. » 8/10/12 9:00pm 8/10/12 9:00pm

If You Buy Diablo III Online, You May Have To Wait 72 Hours To Play The…

In a bizarre decision presumably made to reduce server overload fight credit card fraud, Blizzard said last night that new Diablo III players may not be able to play the entire game. Here's what Blizzard Support Forum Agent Medearn says: » 6/21/12 11:45am 6/21/12 11:45am

Sell! Sell! Diablo III's Real-Money Auction House is Now Live

Rejoice, well-moneyed individuals—Diablo III's real-money auction house, which lets players exchange real cash for in-game items, is now live in the Americas. » 6/12/12 5:45pm 6/12/12 5:45pm

Security Tightens as Diablo III Prepares for Auction House Launch

When Diablo III's real-money auction house goes live, anyone wishing to add to their monetary balance in it will have to use an authenticator, Blizzard told its community on Friday. » 6/10/12 5:00pm 6/10/12 5:00pm

Blizzard: Number of Players Claiming Hacked Diablo III Accounts '…

In addition to launch-time connectivity woes, Diablo III has also been hit with claims of hacked accounts and missing items, adding a layer of confusion and worry to an already confusing, worrisome launch. » 5/24/12 2:00pm 5/24/12 2:00pm

The Diablo III Starter Edition Lets You Play Before You Pay

Too terrified of a little clicking to put your money down on Diablo III? Perhaps you can talk someone out of a Diablo III Guest Pass and gain access to the free Starter Edition, AKA the purgatory of the undecided. » 5/14/12 10:40am 5/14/12 10:40am