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What’s Playing on Battle.net: News and notable events in late December 2022

What’s Playing on Battle.net: News and notable events in late December 2022

Kick back and enjoy a moment away from the holiday bustle while you catch up on the latest beats from all of your favorite games.

Breach the Vault of the Incarnates in World of Warcraft, embark upon an expedition to Stormpoint in Diablo Immortal, explore a new DMZ area in Call of Duty, and more.

Every two weeks, we help you catch up on all things Battle.net by highlighting new content, developer updates, and “don’t miss” occasions to help you hit important dates and maximize each in-game moment.


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Diablo IV

Prepare to meet your maker on June 6

Eons after Lilith’s exile, her summoning ushers in an age of sin and hatred. Get ready to don the mantle of a champion and safeguard Sanctuary from the unremitting darkness unleashed by Lilith’s return on June 6, 2023. And, if you’re particularly eager to begin your battle against Hell’s unspeakable horrors, you can pre-purchase any edition of the game for early access to the open beta.

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World of Warcraft

Dragonflight’s first raid, The Vault of the Incarnates, has opened

The Primalists have breached the Titan prison used to hold the Incarnates for millennia. Within, Raszageth performs a foul ritual to unleash her siblings and purge the world of the Titans' influence. Now, Azeroth calls upon you, her champion, to assault this impregnable fortress and end this threat.

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Undertake new challenges in Season 1 of Dragonflight

  • Four new draconic entities have begun rampaging through the Dragon Isles. Each week, intrepid adventurers can attempt to fell one of these rotating World Bosses
  • Pick up pieces of the Primalist armor set from the Vault of the Incarnates to earn specialization-based ability bonuses
  • Collect Elemental Overflow from Primal Storms and trade it for armor, pets, and mounts
  • Compete for glory(and prestigious seasonal rewards) in the Nokhudon Proving Grounds, a unique new Arena

Read through the content update notes for more details on everything coming in Dragonflight’s first Season.

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Try out the Trading Post on the PTR!

With this new feature, you can complete monthly activities to earn currency and collect cosmetics, pets, and mounts.

  • New traders will be setting up shop in Stormwind and Orgrimmar, importing new wares each month for you to peruse
  • Complete monthly activities to earn Trader’s Tender, a new account-wide currency that can be spent on Trading Post items
  • On the first of each month, all players with an active account will be granted an allotment of Tender to spend

Check out this blog to learn more about the Trading Post and all of its nuances.

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Diablo Immortal

Crash into Hell’s minions in Terror’s Tide

  • Sail to Stormpoint, Diablo Immortal’s first post-launch Zone, and complete a new main story questline
  • Raise your Paragon Level to unimaginable heights with three additional Hell Difficulties
  • Through January 4, complete daily tasks and receive festive rewards during the limited-time Brumaltine event
  • Triumph over a hellish quintet of horrors in the new Voidwound Helliquary

Read up on all of the details about Diablo Immortal’s new Major Update here.

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Call of Duty

Deliver mayhem on the reimagined Shipment map

In this iteration of the fan-favorite classic, the battle has moved to the high seas as two forces face off against each other amongst stacked containers and crates filled with illicit goods.

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Drop into Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare II Season 01 Reloaded

Round up your squad or prepare to infiltrate solo—the latest midseason update has arrived.

  • New keys have appeared in Warzone 2.0’s Al Mazrah, leading to an enigmatic new DMZ area dubbed “Building 21
  • Grab two of your best squadmates and help Price, Farah, and Gaz uncover secrets in Atomgrad, Modern Warfare II’s first Special Ops Raid
  • From now until January 4, Modern Warfare II’s Shipment map will be decked out in festive décor

Learn more about the action arriving on all fronts throughout this update in the Season 01 Reloaded blog.

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Amazon Prime members: Turn up the heat with the Cauldron Operator Bundle

Get an Operator skin, weapon blueprint, calling cards, and more with this free Prime Gaming pack for Vanguard and Warzone Caldera.

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Overwatch 2

Festive brawls, friends, and delightful décor—Winter Wonderland is back!

From now until January 4, play returning brawls and complete holiday challenges to earn new cosmetics, including the Ice Queen Brigitte skin. Plus, log into Overwatch 2 any time from December 20 to January 4 to receive the Festive Wreath weapon charm and the 2023 player icon.

[Learn more]

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Diablo II: Resurrected

Sleigh your way through the 22 Nights of Terror event

From now until January 4, enjoy festive gameplay modifiers and tackle daily demonic trickery in pursuit of powerful loot.

[Learn more]

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Hearthstone

Winter Veil returns to the Tavern

Kick back by the hearth and get into the holiday spirit with in-game activities and special gifts!

  • Log in between now and January 31 to receive 10 free Card Packs
  • From December 21 - January 5, complete the Winter Veil Event reward track to earn two Standard Packs, a March of the Lich King Pack, and festive Battlegrounds skins
  • Participate in two new Tavern Brawls and unwrap a free Battle Bash (courtesy of your favorite bartender)

Learn more about Hearthstone’s holiday celebrations in this special seasonal blog.

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World of Warcraft Classic

The Joyous Journeys experience buff is back

Finish leveling a character, create a new one, or invite friends to join in on your adventures and take advantage of 50% experience gains until January 16.

[Learn more]

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