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Save the date! BlizzCon is coming November 3-4

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After four years of gathering online–adventuring through Azeroth, teaming up in Overwatch, traversing the fields of Sanctuary, or warming yourself by the fire in the Tavern–it’s finally time to gather in person once more. We are happy to announce that BlizzCon will be returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on November 3-4!

Our players are at the heart of what makes BlizzCon great–a place where games are the common ground for connection and friendship. Whether you’re coming to hang out with friends you only ever get to see online, celebrating epic moments in the games we love, exploring what’s on offer in the convention center halls, or eager to learn what’s next for our universes, BlizzCon is being created for you. It’s the community that has always made this event so special, and we can’t wait to see you all again.

We’ll be back with more details about the show next month including ticketing information, cosplay and other competition details, and more.

For those of you who want to book accommodation now, our hotel blocks are now available. Whether you’ll be joining us in person or online, we can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on and celebrate together. We are counting down the days alongside you.

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Blizzcon Opening Ceremony Summary

The Blizzcon Opening Ceremony just concluded! Here’s what Blizzard revealed (All cinematics are at the bottom of this post):

  • Destiny 2 will be free for all battle.net players, this offer is available to be claimed until November 18th
  • Starcraft 2 gets a new Co-op commander: Zeratul.
  • Heroes of the Storm gets its first new original hero character, originating from HotS itself: Orphea, daughter of the Raven Lord
  • Orphia is free for all blizzcon attendees and virtual ticket holders.
  • Heroes of the Storm will finally see the Janitor Leoric skin making its appearance!
  • The current World of Warcraft segment was a repeat of the patch 8.1 Tides of Vengeance announcement. What lays beyond patch 8.1 will be discussed in the What’s Next panel for WoW.
  • In addition to that WoW Classic will fully release in the summer of 2019.
  • Anyone with a WoW subscription will have access to WoW Classic!
  • This year’s WoW charity pet will be Whomper, a little yeti and the money goes to the organisation code.org.
  • A new cinematic for BfA “Lost Honor” was shown.
  • A new Overwatch animated short was shown: Reunion
  • The 29th Overwatch hero to join the roster will be Ashe, the leader of the Deadlock gang
  • Warcraft 3 is being remastered! It will be released in 2019.
  • You can order a spoils of war edition of warcraft 3, pre-ordering it will unlock bonuses for the other Blizzard games. This includes a meatwagon mount in WoW with a functioning catapult!
  • You can find more information here for warcraft 3 reforged: https://playwarcraft3.com/en-us/
  • The next Hearthstone expansion is the troll themed Rastakhan’s Rumble, with a snazzy new cinematic trailer!
  • Hearthstone will get a new keyword “Overkill”, this will activate if you deal more damage than the target has in health.
  • (Hearthstone) Each class gets a troll champion, a loa (troll god) and a spirit.
  • Rastakhan’s Rumble releases December 4th.
  • The next Diablo game will be a mobile action RPG called “Diablo Immortal”.
  • Diablo Immortal will take place in between Diablo 2 and Diablo 3.

Uldir Reorigination Array Explained, Hotfixes: September 12, 2018, Blizzcon Virtual Ticket and Goody Bag

Last night plenty of new information was released. The blues explained how the Reorigination Array buff works in Uldir, a buff that will act as an increasing buff over time as long as you’re actively playing Uldir content every week. We also had a new round of hotfixes and the Blizzcon virtual ticket and goody bag are now available for purchase!

Uldir Reorigination Array Explained

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It is a clever system but I do have some insight to share on how it works. Apologies for the lengthy description but I wanted to explain it given what you pointed out now that I have some information to share on it.

So Reorigination Array is a secondary bonus to traits from Archive of the Titans or Laser Matrix. When those are selected on a piece of Azerite gear that is equipped it provides Reorigination Array. This is a passive buff that is always up while you’re inside the instance.

There is a Reorigination Array hidden quest associated to your character that tracks and gradually improves this buff over time as you progress week over week within Uldir. Every week there is essentially a weekly quest that tracks your kills, and once you kill 3 bosses in Uldir you gain a stack added to Reorigination Array. You do not need a piece for this to track your kills. So if you killed 3 bosses last week and got your piece this week with Archive of the Titans, don’t worry as you’d correctly be at 2 stacks if you killed 3 bosses this week as well. This stacks up to 10 and each stack provides 75 of your highest secondary stat. This also tracks regardless of difficulty so you can even track and obtain the items with these traits on Raid Finder.

Once you obtain a piece you’ll notice the Reorigination Array tooltip changes depending on some certain conditional statuses. If you haven’t killed any bosses this week in Uldir it will read additionally “Defeat 3 more powerful foes in Uldir to increase the effectiveness of Reorigination Array.”. This will be under the current bonus it provides if you have earned any stacks already. As you kill bosses for your weekly count you’ll see this counter go down until it disappears as you’ve earned your 3 needed kills for the week and you’ll instantly get that next stack.

Hotfixes: September 12, 2018

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September 12, 2018


  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • Last Surprise no longer gains the benefit of Mastery: Dreadblade twice.
  • Warlock
    • Affliction
      • Deathbolt’s damage now only counts up to the maximum base duration of your DoTs.

Creatures and NPCs

  • Scrollsage Nola should no longer be killable, and should safely make it to the water whenever she chooses.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Uldir
    • MOTHER
      • Adjusted Defensive Beams to address an issue that could cause them to sometimes instantly damage nearby players on Mythic difficulty.
    • Mythrax
      • Obliteration Beam no longer targets pets.
    • Vectis
      • Omega Vector periodic damage will now scale based on raid size in Normal/Heroic difficulties.


  • Darkmoon Deck: Squalls will no longer trigger from spells that don’t deal damage, such as Polymorph.
  • Heart of Azeroth
    • Fixed a bug causing Spark Coil to linger on a player who changed zones.

Player versus Player

  • Hook Point Arena has been temporarily disabled. An issue was discovered causing some players to have an abnormally long load time while zoning into the arena.
  • Cheat death type abilities such as Cheat Death, Purgatory, and Last Resort are now cleared when entering Arenas.
  • Players who have earned Duelist: Battle for Azeroth Season 1 now have the weapon illusion ‘Dreadflame’ unlocked.
  • Player pets polymorphed by Polymorph: Direhorn will no longer be giant baby dinosaurs.
  • Death Knight
    • Blood
      • Death Chain’s visual no longer lasts longer than its effect.
      • Death Chain will now deal damage to other targets in the Death Chain when Bonestorm deals damage.
  • Hunter
    • Beast Mastery
      • Barbed Shot can now be removed by effects that remove bleeds, such as Stoneform.
  • Warrior
    • Execute modified by Death Sentence can no longer be cast out of melee range while rooted.
    • Death Sentence will now only charge to your target when they are under 20% health (35% when talented into Massacre).


  • Alchemy
    • Reflecting Prism can no longer be used on players under the effects of the Sea Mist Potion.


  • Grasping Thorns should now despawn when their shapers are killed during “Goldfield’s War”.

World Quests

  • Fixed an issue that caused a second set of creatures to spawn in front of Priestess Alun’za for “Atal’dazar: From the Shadows”.
  • Players should now meet with more Bonebeak Scavenger Meat and Brineclaw Meat on “Instant Meat, Ready to Eat”.

Blizzcon Virtual Ticket and Goody Bag

Blizzard released 2 blog posts giving the low down on the Virtual ticket and the goody bag. You can find all information about the virtual ticket here and the goody bag here.

In addition to that the Blizzcon smartphone app has also been updated.

Battle for Azeroth Preview: World of Warcraft Communities

With the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch the new Communities feature will be released to the live servers. Blizzard has released a preview regarding them!

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With the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch, we’re introducing World of Warcraft Communities, a new feature that will let you create, manage, and join multiple groups of friends and family. Whether you have a dedicated group that just likes to role-play, a group that is all about pet battling, or another that is focused on Mythic dungeons, Communities will allow you to bring them all together—no matter what realms they’re on. Not only will you be able to participate in a variety of Community groups, but you’ll be able to maintain your membership in your guild at the same time.You can create and manage a World of Warcraft Community through the Guilds & Communities tab (J), where you’ll also have access to Blizzard Groups. Blizzard Groups allow you to connect with cross-game friends and other players even beyond World of Warcraft via the Blizzard Battle.net desktop app; Communities are specific to the character you’re creating the community with and are great for bringing together in-game friends.

Communities you create are open to same-faction characters from any realm within your region. You’ll be able to invite characters directly, provide a code, or send an invitation link to those you would like to invite to your newly-created community. You’ll also be able to create calendar events specific to your community and use Quick Join to hop into groups together.

As a part of this new feature, players will also be able to take part in Community-specific chat (text and voice), create and manage channels, and easily switch between them right within the Community interface. The new feature also provides a chat history, which we’re also bringing to guild chat.

World of Warcraft Communities will be available soon, with the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch—stay tuned for more information.

You can learn more about how to create and manage your Communities in our support article. For additional troubleshooting help with joining a World of Warcraft Community or Guild chat, visit our support site.

Blizzcon Day 1 – Opening Ceremony Summary

The opening ceremony for blizzcon has concluded, here’s a summary of everything new that was announced:

  • Brightpaw the Mana Kitty, will be this year’s charity ingame WoW pet on the blizzard store
  • Diablo will get a patch 2.4
  • Starcraft 2 will get mission packs, they will provide new stories and missions for the players to play.
    • The first is “Nova Covert Ops”
    • It will have 3 new missions
  • The trailer for the Warcraft movie was shown

  • Heroes of the Storm will get a new game mode next year: The Arena
    • The heroes you play will be randomly chosen (you can choose from 3 random heroes)
    • You could have 5 of the same hero on your team (e.g. 5 illidans)
    • It’s a small, single objective battleground
  • Heroes of the storm new heroes: Genn Greymane, Lunara, Cho’gall (played by 2 players)
    • Cho’gall will be given to blizzcon attendees, those with virtual tickets and a few players on battle.net
    • The rest will have to earn Cho’gall through a quest.
      • You will have to play 2 games with someone who does have cho’gall to get him.
      • If you as cho’gall owner play 4 games with someone who doesn’t have him, you’ll get gold in Heroes.
  • Heroes of the storm new battleground: Towers of Doom
  • Hearthstone is going to get a new adventure: The League of Explorers
    • You will have to defeat challenges for every wing. Completing each wing will give you a legendary card.
    • A new mechanic will be introduced “Discover”. This will present you 3 random cards from which you get to choose 1. It will be appropriate for your deck.
    • It will release later this month! Infact, it starts on Thursday!
  • Overwatch gains 3 new heroes: D.VA, Mei and Genji
  • Overwatch gains 1 new map: Hollywood
  • Overwatch will need to be bought. You’ll get all heroes and maps with it.
  • There will be a special edition: Overwatch Origins
    • This will have 5 different hero skins.
    • This will lprovide ingame bonuses like other collector’s edition games. WoW ingame pet, HS cardback, etc. (Tracer hero for Heroes of the Storm)
  • Origins edition will also be brought to XBOX One and PS4.
  • You can buy at buyoverwatch.com it will give you a pre-purchase widowmaker skin.
  • Overwatch will launch in the spring of 2016.
  • WoW Legion:
    • Gul’dan’s mission was to tear a hole in reality
    • Illidan will help the Alliance and Horde to defeat The Burning Legion
    • The intro cinematic for Legion was shown
    • Will launch summer 2016
    • You can pre-order it now.

Gamescom Day 1 Blizzard Previews

Gamescom brought a lot of new content previews for most of the Blizzard games! Here’s an overview of all the announcements:
Hearthstone – More cards, the joust mechanic and more rewards for ranked play
Heroes of the Storm – 3 new heroes and 1 battleground
Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void – Allied Commanders preview
Overwatch – New hero Lúcio

In the next 4 days there are going to be livestream previews/announcements each day on http://www.blizzgc.com/

Here’s an overview of the biggest ones:
Thurs 17:45 WoW
Fri 17:00 HotS
Fri 18:00 HS
Sat 18:00 SC2
Sun 17:00 WoW

Selfie Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes

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Selfie Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes

Hunt down the weekly location, take a screenshot of yourself there, submit it on our sweepstakes site, and you could win big prizes!

The WoW Selfie Scavenger Hunt sweepstakes has begun, and every week you have a chance to win Blizzard gear, Battle.net Balance codes, or an iPhone 6—and every week you enter it increases your chances to win the Grand Prize: a trip for two to BlizzCon 2015!


Visit the WoW Selfie Scavenger Hunt site now to enter, and come back each week for a new challenge.