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BlizzCon 2015 Opening Ceremony and Legion Pre-Order
2015/11/06 at 12:50 PM
We have our team at BlizzCon down in Anaheim and some of us are watching the stream at home. We're bringing you the latest and liveblogging the opening ceremony plus the World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm panels. Be ready to hear tons of news about your favorite titles--and maybe something a little extra.
Make sure to join in the discussion here in this post as if you're watching along on the stream! We're even holding an awesome contest!
BlizzCon 2015 Contest
Every comment you leave on any BlizzCon 2015 post is entering you to win prizes like a
Reins of the Swift Spectral Tiger
. As long as you don't spam, each comment only increases your chances to win by giving you another entry.
Read more here
--we have several awesome prizes to give out all weekend.
Opening up with a segment on StarCraft and how it is the best RTS. It's taken Blizzard where they are today. They'd just finished WarCraft II then decided to make something scifi. "Orcs in space."
Morhaime has taken the stage. Shouts out to the community, especially those who have met their partners through Blizzard titles. Next month will mark the 20th anniversary of WarCraft II: Tides of Darkness.
Fans have helped raise over 9 million dollars through charity.
will be released on December 2nd, all proceeds will go to Make a Wish.
Seguing into a Legacy of the Void trailer, as the release date is this month!
What's next for StarCraft following Legacy of the Void? Mission packs! Three will be coming in 2016. Nova Covert Ops will be the first one.
Blizzard has given away over 5 million dollars to eSports. There's tons of eSports to watch this weekend.
Cast members from the Warcraft movies are taking the stage for a world premiere of a trailer.
Heroes of the Storm is taking focus now. New game mode in 2016 coming called Arena: you get three random heroes to choose from, get to pick one ability, and then go wild.
Two new heroes: Greymane and Lunara. New map called Towers of Doom. New hero called Cho'gall, two players control ONE hero. Cho'gall won't be in the store, he'll spread like a virus: players who play with him will spread him to the team.
New Hearthstone adventure the League of Explorers. New mechanic called Discover which finds cards that fit its criteria that aren't in your deck, creates a sense of exploration and wonder. Golden Monkey is a new card. New cards and more. Coming November 12th, 2015.
Three new heroes for Overwatch and a new map. Genji, Hanzo's brother; Mei; and D. Va. New map called Hollywood.
Overwatch will have an Origins edition which comes with skins and in-game items for every Blizzard title including Hearthstone card back, Diablo III Mercy wings, and a Baby Winston pet for World of Warcraft! There will also be StarCraft avatars and Tracer is added to Heroes of the Storm as a hero.
Metzen is now explaining Legion. The fel-storm was conjured by Gul'dan and this is where the legion is coming from. Illidan is also in this storm.
Legion is now available for preorder
Sylvanas and King Varian Wrynn will work together to take down the Burning Legion. Cinematic debuted.
It's a wrap!
BlizzCon 2015 Giveaway
2015/11/06 at 12:43 PM
BlizzCon 2015 is upon us and what would it be without a huge giveaway?
Okay, we get it, it'd still be pretty epic. It's BlizzCon after all. But we have a bunch of prizes to give out anyway to add to the greatness that is BlizzCon! For the weekend of BlizzCon and the following days after, we're giving away tons of prizes from
WoW TCG Loot
--from the most coveted mount in the game (
Reins of the Swift Spectral Tiger
we've got lots to give to our community.
The best part? It's easy to enter. All you have to do is leave quality comments on
BlizzCon 2015 coverage posts
to be entered to win free loot.
How to Win
To be entered to win these prizes, all you have to do is leave comments on any of
our BlizzCon 2015 coverage
This contest has ended. Winner selection is 'In Process.'
You can find eligible posts through
our BlizzCon portal page
by browsing Wowhead News
. One comment is one entry and there is no limit to the amount of comments allowed. Keep in mind that comments must be quality--that means no spam or one liners, we're looking for actual interaction and we will disqualify people who spam irrelevant comments.
The giveaway ends on November 10, 2015 at 10AM PDT so be quick with your comments!
Here are all the goodies we got from
WoW TCG Loot
Reins of the Swift Spectral Tiger
Ghostly Charger's Skulls
Wowhead Party Livestream and Giveaways
2015/11/05 at 9:15 PM
Wowhead Party Livestream
You can watch the livestream of the Wowhead party right here, and the VOD when the party's done! The livestream is hosted by Wowhead Video Manager
Wowhead Party Site Giveaways
We've promised all along that we're going to be doing giveaways on the site for players who can't join us in person on the day--and now we're delivering!
All you need to do to enter to win all of the prizes below is comment on this post with a party-themed message!
Our prizes are:
1x 6-month subscription from
1x Swift Shorestrider
2x Fool's Gold
20x Floating Spellbook
Legion Art Contest Winners Gallery
2015/11/05 at 2:28 PM
We received nearly 500 entries to our Legion Art Gallery and we're thrilled to announce the winners today and highlight their artwork. This was our first art contest and we had so many entries, so we decided to increase the amount of second place prizes from fifteen to twenty.
We've published a gallery with
nearly 200 entries
and you'll also find many entries on display at the Wowhead Party tonight, November 5th, at 6-11pm on the fifth floor of the Hilton Anaheim.
Below we're highlighting the winning pieces of art, ranging from Demon Hunters to the Emerald Dream to Survival Hunters. We've asked the artists to provide a statement about the inspiration behind their art, and do check out their Deviantart/social media links!
Grand Prize: "The Burning Rage" by TamplierPainter
The most anticipated part of "Legion" for me is demon hunters, so I decided at once that I'd draw them. At the same time, I wanted to depict the ongoing conflict between the Horde and the Alliance.
New BlizzCon Shop Merchandise and Catalogue
2015/11/05 at 11:29 AM
The BlizzCon Shop has updated with a new wave of merchandise, including a
Bulwark of Azzinoth
backpack! These items require a Virtual Ticket to access at
If you're looking for a Virtual Ticket, we have a giveaway for one
ending in a few hours
Wowhead BlizzCon Party Reminder: November 5th at the Hilton Anaheim!
2015/11/04 at 5:56 PM
BlizzCon is almost upon us, and with it comes the free annual Wowhead party on the evening of November 5th. As we're celebrating Wowhead's 10th Anniversary this year, our party is even bigger and better!
Big thanks to our sponsors:
The Wowhead BlizzCon Party is tonight! Join us from 6pm Pacific on November 5th at the Hilton Anaheim, 5th floor, for a fun-filled evening! RSVP here:
And if you're not able to join us in person, we'll be livestreaming the party right here on Wowhead's front page with giveaways!
We also have a short Virtual Ticket giveaway, tell us the thing you're most excited about seeing, hearing about, or attending at BlizzCon in the comments below!
Draenor Dungeon Event (Nov 4th - 9th), Warcraft Interview, J!nx Giveaway, More BlizzCon Talks
2015/11/04 at 12:05 PM
Today's non-BlizzCon news includes the Draenor Dungeon Bonus Event, Warcraft Movie interview with Entertainment Weekly, and a J!NX Giveaway.
For this week's
Draenor Dungeon Event
bonus event, defeating enemies in Heroic or Mythic Draenor dungeons will award you with various Draenor reputations. You will have the buff
Sign of the Emissary
which will grant you the reputation. In addition, you can pick up the quest
Emissary of War
(Complete 4 Mythic Draenor dungeons) which awards an
Iron Fleet Treasure Chest
. This contains a Heroic-level Hellfire Citadel item.
There are eight dungeons total:
Bloodmaul Slag Mines
Shadowmoon Burial Grounds
Upper Blackrock Spire
. Click on the links to view strategy guides for each dungeon.
Continue reading for more news!
BlizzCon 2015 Overview: Panels, Attractions, Schedules
2015/11/03 at 6:39 PM
BlizzCon 2015 takes place on November 6th and 7th at the Anaheim Convention Center. We've put together this guide to everything you need to know about BlizzCon, and will be updating it throughout the event with links to our panel coverage.
If you are attending BlizzCon, check out our
Survival Guide for Attendees
for tips on travel, packing, and general convention advice.
The Wowhead Party takes place 6-11pm on Thursday, November 5th on the 5th floor of the Hilton Anaheim. Admission is free and our space is four times the size of last year's party!
to let us know if you'll be there!
6.2.3 PTR: Build 20691 Spell Changes and More, Warlords Season 2 Ending Soon. 6.2.3 PTR Patch Notes
2015/11/03 at 3:40 PM
A new 6.2.3 PTR build is here, with changes to Death Knights, Druids, Paladins, Shaman, and Warriors. Check out the full article for all of the changes.
Also check out our new site feature,
WeakAuras Exports on Spell Pages
if you're interested in trying out any of these classes!
In addition to the datamining, the official PTR Patch Notes were updated with class changes and the end of Warlords Season 2 was announced.
Now Hiring: PHP Developer
2015/11/03 at 12:47 PM
Want to work at a company that builds web applications for gamers? Are you extremely detail oriented? Do you know how to avoid standing in fire? Are you looking forward to Legion and excited about Overwatch going into closed beta?
If so, we have some good news: we're expanding our team at ZAM!
This time we're looking for a PHP Developer with experience in developing in a high traffic, high availability environment. This developer will work with our team to help make awesome new features for LolKing, Wowhead, Hearthhead, and more. This is a full-time position with benefits. This role has the option of working remotely or working from the ZAM offices in Southern California.
To apply, send your cover letter, resume, salary history, and any other relevant information to
Warcraft Movie Trailer Nov 6th, Teaser Trailer and Stills, Empire Magazine Article with New Stills
2015/11/03 at 10:05 AM
The Warcraft movie teaser trailer has been revealed, and the full trailer will debut at the BlizzCon 2015 Opening Ceremony on November 6th. We've got trailer stills and more in the full post.
New Site Features: Default WeakAuras, Collection Stats in Planner, Race Charts in Class Guides
2015/11/03 at 9:10 AM
Getting a few site updates out before BlizzCon hits! Today we have preset Weak Auras for every class ability, a new addition to our
and new charts added to our
. Check out the full post for info on all of these features!
Comment linking your favorite new feature/useful WeakAura addition from this article for the chance to win 1 of 5
pets. Giveaway runs through Tuesday, November 10th.
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