World of Warcraft

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Online-only ‘BlizzConline’ announced for February 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 21 September 2020 20:40 GMT Activision Blizzard has announced BlizzConline, an all-digital, online-only event that will be the alternative to a physical BlizzCon 2020.Earlier this year, Blizzard announced that it would cancel this year’s event – BlizzCon 2020 – ‘in light of all the health and safety considerations’ the company would want to make.Now, to make up for the event’s cancellation, the studio has announced BlizzConline. The new event will take place on February 19 and February 20, 2021. At the time of writing, it is unclear whether or not the event is going to be free,…

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands players get to choose the game’s next mount

Blizzard is inviting World of Warcraft: Shadowlands players to choose which free mount they get after the expansion releases on October 27. Mounts, which are an essential means of transport in the massive world of Azeroth, have become a popular part of the MMO experience: some players collect as many as possible whilst others lust after super rare ones.In Q1 2021, Blizzard will be adding a new mount to the game – and this time players get to choose which one of five concepts it’ll be. Blizzard’s art team has yet to finalise the next mount, and the design with the most votes…

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands minimum requirements updated to include HDDs

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 15:52 GMT Blizzard has updated the minimum PC requirements for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands to include HDDs.World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ minimum specs have been updated to include both SDD and HDDs.The change comes after players complained this week about the minimum requirements, known since December 2019, that required users to have an SSD.Blizzard has since updated the minimum specs to allow HDD support but states that “player experience may be impacted on HDD” depending on the drive’s performance (thanks, RPS).So, it may be prudent to upgrade to an SSD, and you can get…

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Blizzard pays homage to late World of Warcraft player Reckful in-game

By Cian Maher, Friday, 7 August 2020 18:24 GMT Blizzard recently paid homage to late World of Warcraft player Reckful by permanently adding an NPC named after him to the game. World of Warcraft legend Byron “Reckful” Bernstein tragically passed away in July. According to a report published by Polygon, players paid their respects to Bernstein by congregating at World of Warcraft’s Cathedral of Light – something Blizzard took notice of.Since then, Blizzard has added a Rogue Trainer NPC named Reckful to the World of Warcraft Shadowlands expansion, who will now permanently stand at the Cathedral of Light.(Image credit: Polygon)The…

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World of Warcraft Adds NPC Memorial Honoring Twitch Streamer Reckful

Byron “Reckful” Bernstein was a Twitch fixture, transforming himself into an essential part of the platform’s DNA during his eight-year streaming career. Last month, he died by suicide, leaving a whole host of gaming communities mourning in his wake. Now, Blizzard has chosen to honor him with an in-game World of Warcraft tribute.