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Chris Metzen Statue Revealed at Blizzard HQ
2017/03/12 at 4:36 PM
Peter Sung, a program manager for Blizzard, tweeted a picture of the new
Chris Metzen Statue
unveiled in the Blizzard Entertainment HQ lobby. This statue of Metzen is heavily inspired by the iconic Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse statue. In this statue, Metzen wears an Alliance hoodie, holds Winston's hand, and is surrounded by medallions representing all of the Blizzard franchises.
Everything to Do on the Broken Shore in Patch 7.2
2017/03/12 at 9:47 AM
7.2 brings with it a new zone: the Broken Shore, a cross between the Timeless Isle and Tanaan Jungle. We've rounded up here all the things you'll need to know about what there is to do, including World Quests, the Sentinax Event, constructing buildings, and farming Nethershards.
Activision Blizzard Ranked #66 in Fortune's Best 100 Places to Work in 2017
2017/03/11 at 10:24 AM
Fortune released the list of the
100 best places to work
in 2017, and Activision Blizzard is on the list at #66, up from #77 in 2016.
that Blizzard was the only game studio and entertainment industry to make the cut.
“At Activision Blizzard, we hire the world’s best talent to build new worlds,” said Activision Blizzard chief executive officer Bobby Kotick in a press release sent to GamesBeat. “Our mission to inspire play, competition, and community connects hundreds of millions of people, and creating a great place to work is the key to serving them well.”
Killing Firelord Nomi for 7.2 PTR Stress Testing
2017/03/10 at 8:08 PM
Players took their revenge on Nomi today as part of 7.2 PTR stress testing, a Blizzard event designed to test server strain by encouraging players to free-for-all PvP in Dalaran. Nomi was by far everyone's kill target, although he proved difficult to kill due to dangerous abilities like
mixed in with the stress test lag.
We had a lot of fun testing this event and defeating Nomi; check out the post for more details and pictures!
Adjustments to Legendary Items in 7.2
2017/03/10 at 6:47 PM
Legendary improvements are on the way in the next 7.2 PTR build to address the power gap between throughput legendaries and those with more niche benefits. Blizzard plans to add throughput effects to legendaries that lacked those bonuses, or additional secondary stats. Additional changes include revamps to legendaries with poor design, and number tuning to make sure the throughput legendaries which can be used in every situation do not dominate every situation over the niche legendaries.
More legendary improvements are slated for 7.2, including slot-specific legendary targeting, spec-specific bad-luck protection, and crafted BoE legendaries. Read up on these additions in our
7.2 Legendary Overview
Blizzard Post Roundup: Legion Pathfinder Flying Changes
2017/03/10 at 11:04 AM
Blizzard announced that the requirements for
Broken Isles Pathfinder, Part Two
have recently changed.
Breaching the Tomb
, a lengthy Broken Shore achievement, is no longer required. Other posts in our Blizzard roundup include an upcoming itemization Q&A and details on PTR stability and flying testing.
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