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What’s Playing in Early July

What’s Playing in Early July

There are 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4 seconds in each Earth day, which can sometimes make squeezing the optimal amount of quality gaming time into your schedule a challenge. But before you pack up and get your ass to Mars[1], fret not; we’ve got you covered.

Every two weeks, we’re sampling some of the limited-time highlights, upcoming events, and other “don't miss” calendar events to help you hit every important date and make every minute count.

WORLD OF WARCRAFT

Midsummer Fire Festival (6/21/2020 – 7/5/2020)
A time of merriment and celebration, dedicated to the hottest season of the year!
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Darkmoon Faire (7/5/2020 – 7/12/2020)
The Darkmoon Faire is open for business! Meet Silas Darkmoon and his troupe, play games that test mind and nerve, and behold exotic sights from the four corners of Azeroth... and beyond!

Weekly Bonus Event: Arena Skirmish (6/30/2020 – 7/7/2020)
While this event is active, Arena Skirmishes will award Honor at an increased rate. Will you answer the call to battle?

HEARTHSTONE

Felfire Festival (6/9/2020 – 7/7/2020)
The fieriest celebration of all, Felfire Festival returns with a vengeance! New Battlegrounds updates, single-player content, themed tavern brawl goodness, legendary quests, and a brand-new bundle bring the mayhem to every part of Hearthstone. It’s gonna be lit!
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DIABLO III

Season 21 (Begins 7/3/2020)
Season 21 will begin July 3, shortly after the next Diablo III patch. Check out the brand-new Season buff, new class sets, and a handful of item and skill adjustments coming in the latest update!
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STARCRAFT II

War Chest 6 (6/11/2020 – 9/24/2020)
The StarCraft II War Chest returns, bringing with it an assortment of new skins and other in-game goodies to unlock. Up to $150,000 of War Chest proceeds will go towards the new War Chest Team League esports program, pitching some of your favorite casters against each other in a tournament full of high-octane action and top-tier trash talk commentary!
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OVERWATCH

Competitive Season 23 (Begins 7/2/2020)
Competitive Season 23 begins on July 2nd - now with two official ways to play! In the Competitive Play menu, choose between the standard Role Queue system or play in the Open Queue to earn rewards.

HEROES OF THE STORM

NEXOMANIA II (Begins 6/23/2020)
For our latest wrestling-themed event, we’re taking Heroes of the Storm to the Intermultiversal Nexoweight Championship, where there are no rules and no mercy, just nonstop bicep-busting carnage.
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BONUS: Virtual Backgrounds
And finally, if you're looking to spruce up your virtual background for video calls or streaming, we've collected a few pieces of art from our games to help you with that:


[1] Ah yes, Mars, with its luxurious 24 hour, 37 minute, and 22 second days! Time enough at last!

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