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Destiny 2 Coming to Battle.net!
« Reply #200 on: May 18, 2017, 04:00:31 PM »

Destiny 2 Coming to Battle.net!



We want to let everyone know that a new game will be appearing alongside your favorite Blizzard games—one that’s a little different from what you might normally expect. Bungie’s upcoming first-person action game Destiny 2 will be joining the party!  We’re excited to announce that we're partnering with Bungie and Activision to support the PC version of Destiny 2 exclusively via Battle.net.  


We’re big fans of Destiny here at Blizzard, and we’re honored to be able to help the talented folks at Bungie and Activision bring their much-anticipated sequel to a new platform. Being on Battle.net will allow Destiny 2 to plug in to our existing global network, freeing up the developers at Bungie to focus their energy and resources on making the best and most fun game they possibly can. This also means Destiny 2 players will have access to our online social functionality, including chat with friends, the ability to see which of their friends are online in Destiny 2 or in Blizzard games, and the ability to stream gameplay directly to Facebook.


See the FAQ below for further platform details, and stay tuned for updates as we get closer to welcoming Destiny 2 and its players to Battle.net. To learn more about Destiny 2, head over to www.destinythegame.com.




Why are you adding a non-Blizzard game to Blizzard's platform?


We loved Destiny and think Destiny 2 is going to be a great game. Blizzard has an established and successful global internet infrastructure we’ve used for years to support our own games. Creating a new network client for Destiny 2, which is bringing the franchise to PC for the first time, would needlessly extend the development period for the game. We want to get our hands on Destiny 2 as soon as possible like everybody else, so we offered to share our PC platform with our sister companies for this release.



Does this mean other games are going to come to the Blizzard platform too?


Our focus in terms of supporting non-Blizzard games is solely around Destiny 2. Aside from potentially evaluating needs or opportunities for future Activision games, we don’t have any short- or long-term plans to support third-party games with Battle.net. It’s important to us to maintain our quality standards for any experience or service we’re putting in front of our players, which represents a big investment of time and effort on our part, so this is not something we’re jumping into lightly.



Does this mean I'll be able to use my Blizzard Balance to purchase Destiny 2?  


Yes!



Will Destiny 2 offer the same cross-game social features that Blizzard titles currently have?


Destiny 2 will be integrated into many of Blizzard’s existing social features—you’ll be able to chat with friends playing Destiny 2 the same way you already can for Blizzard games. Players will also be able to add friends and form parties the same way Blizzard gamers can. And, you’ll see a Destiny 2 status icon by your friends who are playing Destiny 2 the same way you do for friends playing StarCraft II, Diablo III, WoW, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and Overwatch.



Where and when will Destiny 2 on PC be available?


We’re excited to work with Bungie to bring the PC version of Destiny 2 to every region Blizzard currently operates in. Bungie is actively working through the global details. We look forward to sharing additional information later this year.



Who will be operating Destiny 2’s servers?


Bungie will maintain Destiny 2’s servers; Blizzard’s servers will be used for features related to the Blizzard platform, such as login and social functionality.



And what about customer service?


Destiny 2’s gameplay customer service will be handled by Bungie; Blizzard will handle customer service for platform and shop issues specific to our service.



Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all information, including forward-looking information, is current as of May 18, 2017 only. Blizzard and Activision Blizzard undertake no duty to update or revise any forward-looking information contained herein. For more detailed information, please refer to Activision Blizzard’s reports and filings with the SEC.



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Destiny 2 Launching on PC October 24—Prepurchases Now Live!
« Reply #201 on: June 13, 2017, 01:17:33 AM »

Destiny 2 Launching on PC October 24—Prepurchases Now Live!



Welcome guardians! We recently told you that Bungie’s highly anticipated new action shooter Destiny 2 is coming to PC exclusively through Battle.net. Today we’re excited to announce that the PC version of Destiny 2 is launching on October 24—and prepurchases are now live via the game’s website and also in the Blizzard Shop! Destiny 2 will be fully localized in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Italian, Portuguese, and Japanese, along with a text-translated version in Traditional Chinese.



We’re also pleased to share that Bungie is planning to kick off a beta test for the PC version of Destiny 2 in late August. Further details on that, as well as any additional plans regarding localizations and regional availability, will come from Bungie and Activision at a later date.



To learn more about the game and get the latest updates as development progresses, head over to www.destinythegame.com.



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Destiny 2 Launching on PC October 24—Prepurchases Now Live!
« Reply #202 on: June 16, 2017, 01:52:17 AM »

Destiny 2 Launching on PC October 24—Prepurchases Now Live!



Welcome guardians! We recently told you that Bungie’s highly anticipated new action shooter Destiny 2 is coming to PC exclusively through Battle.net. Today we’re excited to announce that the PC version of Destiny 2 is launching on October 24—and prepurchases are now live via the game’s website and also in the Blizzard Shop! Destiny 2 will be fully localized in English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Italian, Portuguese, and Japanese, along with a text-translated version in Traditional Chinese.



We’re also pleased to share that Bungie is planning to kick off a beta test for the PC version of Destiny 2 in late August. Further details on that, as well as any additional plans regarding localizations and regional availability, will come from Bungie and Activision at a later date.



To learn more about the game and get the latest updates as development progresses, head over to www.destinythegame.com.



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The Necromancer Rises June 27!
« Reply #203 on: June 20, 2017, 10:04:42 AM »

The Necromancer Rises June 27!



As the Burning Hells invade Sanctuary and all hope seems lost, a dark summoner will call forth an army of the dead to restore balance to the world. Blizzard Entertainment today announced that the Rise of the Necromancer pack for Diablo III will be unleashed June 27—available digitally on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.



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A Dark Hero Returns to Diablo® III—Rise of the Necromancer™ Now Available



The necromancer has finally returned to face the demons of the Burning Hells. The Rise of the Necromancer pack, which summons the iconic necromancer class into Diablo® III: Reaper of Souls®, is now available digitally in-game on PC and through the online Blizzard Shop, PlayStation®Store, and Xbox One Store. Find out more.



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StarCraft: Remastered Arrives August 14—Prepurchase Now!
« Reply #205 on: June 29, 2017, 10:00:17 PM »

StarCraft: Remastered Arrives August 14—Prepurchase Now!



The award-winning RTS classic and the Brood War expansion have been lovingly remastered with 4K Ultra High Definition graphics, new matchmaking and leaderboard systems, and more. Purchase before August 14 to receive in-game digital bonuses in StarCraft: Remastered and StarCraft II.



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The Lich King to Raid Hearthstone® in Knights of the Frozen Throne™
« Reply #206 on: July 07, 2017, 01:13:21 AM »

The Lich King to Raid Hearthstone® in Knights of the Frozen Throne™



Prepare to taste power from beyond the grave in the next Hearthstone® expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, launching this August. Transform your favorite heroes into Death Knights, claim the Frozen Throne for yourself over eight free missions, and collect 135 frosty new cards along the way. Read the press release for further details.



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Seven Overwatch League Teams Announced!
« Reply #207 on: July 12, 2017, 01:12:31 PM »

Seven Overwatch League Teams Announced!



We’re pleased to announce that the Overwatch League has its first seven teams—representing Boston, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami-Orlando, Shanghai, and Seoul—with a great mix of owners who come from the worlds of traditional sports, endemic esports, and technology. Check out the press release for all the details, and visit www.overwatchleague.com to stay up to date on the latest Overwatch League news.



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《鬥陣特攻》職業電競聯賽™歡迎兩支新隊伍加入!
« Reply #208 on: August 10, 2017, 07:22:02 AM »

《鬥陣特攻》職業電競聯賽™歡迎兩支新隊伍 入!



《鬥陣特攻》職業電競聯賽™新 入了兩支隊伍,分別代表倫敦與洛杉磯,讓第一賽季的隊伍數新增至 9 隊。請參閱新聞稿以了解更多資訊,並密切鎖定https://overwatchleague.com/zh-tw/ 的《鬥陣特攻》職業電競聯賽最新消息。

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Winter Comes Early for Hearthstone® in Knights of the Frozen Throne™
« Reply #209 on: August 10, 2017, 04:04:33 PM »

Winter Comes Early for Hearthstone® in Knights of the Frozen Throne™



The icy shroud of death has fallen upon Hearthstone®—the Knights of the Frozen Throne™ expansion is here! The Lich King has come to the tavern in search of new Death Knights, and is offering unimaginable power in the form of 135 frosty new cards. Read the press release for further details.



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Blizzard Battle.net Update
« Reply #210 on: August 14, 2017, 04:04:15 PM »

Blizzard Battle.net Update



The Battle.net online-gaming service was never going away, but after giving the branding change further consideration and also hearing your feedback, we’re in agreement that the name should stay as well. Read more.



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StarCraft: Remastered Now Live!
« Reply #211 on: August 14, 2017, 07:49:49 PM »

StarCraft: Remastered Now Live!



Upgrade complete! StarCraft: Remastered, Blizzard Entertainment’s modernization of the science-fiction real-time strategy classic and its iconic expansion Brood War, is now live and available for purchase from the Blizzard Shop. Starting today, players around the world can reexperience the original conflict between the terrans, protoss, and zerg with upgraded 4K graphics, enhanced sound, and the same legendary gameplay that’s made StarCraft a competitive gaming staple around the globe. Read the press release and visit www.starcraft.com to learn more.



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Animated Short Welcomes Players Into Hearthstone
« Reply #212 on: August 23, 2017, 01:45:26 PM »

Animated Short Welcomes Players Into Hearthstone



Blizzard Entertainment debuted a new musical animated short that invites players into the world of Hearthstone. More tales from the Tavern will be told in an upcoming series of animated shorts, as well as comics, that explores the game’s distinctively charming setting. See the press release for additional details.

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Play Destiny 2 Free on PC August 29–31 During Open Beta
« Reply #213 on: August 25, 2017, 04:05:40 PM »

Play Destiny 2 Free on PC August 29–31 During Open Beta



Get ready, Guardians. Early Access to the Destiny 2 PC Beta begins August 28 for those who’ve pre-purchased, followed by an Open Beta period August 29–31.

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Snag Your BlizzCon® 2017 Virtual Ticket
« Reply #214 on: September 13, 2017, 07:21:57 PM »

Snag Your BlizzCon® 2017 Virtual Ticket



Get closer to BlizzCon than ever with expanded stage coverage, in-game goodies, and pre-show video content—starting today! Read the press release or head to BlizzCon.com to learn more about this year's Virtual Ticket.

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The Overwatch League™ Signs Final Three Teams for Inaugural Season
« Reply #215 on: September 20, 2017, 10:29:39 AM »

The Overwatch League™ Signs Final Three Teams for Inaugural Season



Dallas, Houston, and Philadelphia round out the initial 12 teams for the first season of the Overwatch League. Read the press release for more on today’s announcement, including key dates for preseason and regular season play, and stay tuned to www.overwatchleague.com for the latest Overwatch League updates.



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Muse Live at BlizzCon® 2017
« Reply #216 on: October 05, 2017, 01:13:15 PM »

Muse Live at BlizzCon® 2017



Whether you’re joining us for BlizzCon® in person or online, get ready for an epic finale—Muse is coming to BlizzCon 2017! The Grammy Award–winning band will close out the 11th BlizzCon on Saturday, November 4, delivering a stage-shattering conclusion to Blizzard’s two-day community celebration for everyone attending in person and joining from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket. For more information, read the press release.



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Destiny 2 Launches on PC October 24—Preload Now!
« Reply #217 on: October 18, 2017, 07:27:40 PM »

Destiny 2 Launches on PC October 24—Preload Now!



The time to reclaim your home is almost here, Guardians—the PC launch of Destiny 2 is near! Destiny 2 goes live on PC globally starting October 24, and you can play exclusively through Blizzard Battle.net®. If you haven’t already, you can pre-purchase Destiny 2 right now through the Blizzard Shop. Check out this article to watch the PC launch trailer and find out what time the game goes live in your region.



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Destiny 2 Now Live On PC!
« Reply #218 on: October 24, 2017, 04:01:05 PM »

Destiny 2 Now Live On PC!



The time has come to reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim your home. Destiny 2 is NOW LIVE on PC, and you can play exclusively through Blizzard Battle.net®. Learn more.

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HP, Intel Sign on for Multiyear Sponsorship of the Overwatch League™
« Reply #219 on: November 02, 2017, 10:00:27 AM »

HP, Intel Sign on for Multiyear Sponsorship of the Overwatch League™



Tech leaders HP Inc. and Intel today joined forces with Blizzard Entertainment in major Overwatch Leaguesponsorship deals that represent an extended investment in the groundbreaking professional league. For more information, see the full press release.

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Overwatch League™ and Twitch Sign Landmark Multi-Year Media Rights Deal
« Reply #220 on: January 09, 2018, 01:16:27 PM »

Overwatch League™ and Twitch Sign Landmark Multi-Year Media Rights Deal



Today the Overwatch League™ and social video service Twitch announced a historic esports media-rights partnership, ensuring that every match of the world’s first major global city-based esports league will be readily available to fans across the globe. The first match of the Overwatch League’s inaugural season goes live on Twitch this Wednesday, January 10, on Twitch.tv/overwatchleague. For more information, see the full press release.

 

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