What's Playing on Battle.net: Late July 2021
Warcraft’s Ragnaros may be a flaming, wrathful firelord, but even he knows the importance of downtime and self-care. Though his workdays are grueling, with millennia-long commutes between his scorching abode and Azeroth, he always clocks in on time to set entire regions (and their unlucky inhabitants) ablaze. After all, mountain ranges don’t melt themselves!
Currently hosting a fun Midsummer Fire Festival, Ragnaros reminds you to take time for yourself and recuperate when you can. He understands that spa nights and face masks aren’t for everyone – his skin is already glowing — so he offers a collection of alternatives. And he’s not the only one: There are plenty of updates and events across Battle.net that can set you up for a cozy night in.
Every few weeks, we sample some of the limited-time highlights, upcoming events, and other “don’t miss” occasions to help you hit important dates and maximize each in-game moment.
United in Stormwind set to Release August 3
New adventures await you in the United in Stormwind expansion! Get ready to venture forth into this vibrant and lively capital city as you continue your journey. Upon the release of this expansion, 135 brand new cards will be added to the game! These cards will bring new game mechanics to Hearthstone, such as card questlines and the option to use one mana to trade certain cards for others in your deck.
Can’t wait? You can pre-purchase the United in Stormwind bundles here.
Now Live: the Midsummer Fire Festival
Smell something burning? It’s that time of year again; the Midsummer Fire Festival has begun! From now to July 27, you can enjoy an assortment of fun summer activities. Lather on some tanning lotion before a brawl, bathe in the light of the eternal flame bundle, or dive right into a legendary quest because Ragnaros has made the Firelands a tropical oasis.
Forgot your swimsuit? Not a problem! Starting July 27, you can grab the Battlegrounds Bundle: Beach Party, which includes seven different beachy skins for your heroes along with Tikilord Ragnaros.
WORLD OF WARCRAFT
New raid unlocks
The Chains of Domination content update is now live, which means the servants of Sylvanas and the Banished One are at the receiving end of a legendary raid. With normal and heroic difficulties unlocking on July 6, the brazen adventurers and warriors of this world have had time to prepare for the harrowing journey ahead — just in time for the July 13 update, when they geared up to face the Tarragrue, the Eye of the Jailer, and the Nine. It’s not over yet though; on July 27, they’ll have to take on Soulrender Dormazain, Remnant of Ner’zhul, and Painsmith Raznal.
More raid unlocks will follow, so be sure to check out the schedule provided in the link below.
CALL OF DUTY
Now Live: Season 4 Reloaded
Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 Reloaded is now live! Mule Kick has made its grand return to the game, and the update also brought with it new game modes, challenges, and maps. Additionally, there are some new bundles are available, including Tracer Pack: Firestorm Maxis Mastercraft, Tracer Pack: Mothership Mastercraft, and Special Ops: Pro Pack.
Diablo III Season 24 | Ethereal Memory coming July 23
Get ready for some much-anticipated nostalgia with the upcoming release of Diablo III’s Season 24! The theme is Ethereal Memories, and you can look forward to the return of a host of classic in-game items. Twenty-one of some of Diablo II’s most iconic weapons will make their return as ethereal items, past cosmetics will be reintroduced as seasonal rewards, and previously featured conquests will be brought back to the game. In addition, players who pre-purchase Diablo II: Resurrected will immediately unlock the Heritage of Arreat transmog, the Diablo II-themed Barbarian transmog set!
Now Live: the Summer Games
The Summer Games have made their grand return! That means Lucioball is back in the arcade, and there is a list of new themed voice lines, victory poses, sprays, and emotes that will come with the update. In addition, you can invest some in-game currency into any — or all — of the five new legendary skins that will be made available through the event.