What’s Playing on Battle.net: News and notable events in mid-August 2023
Whether you’re preparing for new adventures in Azeroth or getting the lowdown on the latest Warzone intel, read up on all of the recent beats from your favorite games below.
Assemble your squad for a special Call of Duty event, fight back against Null Sector in Overwatch 2, outlast your enemies in Diablo Immortal, 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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- Call of Duty
- Overwatch 2
- Diablo Immortal
- World of Warcraft
- Diablo IV
- Diablo III
- World of Warcraft Classic
Call of Duty
It’s time for Task Force 141 to adapt or die in a fight against an unprecedented enemy: Makarov.
Assemble a four-person fireteam and prepare to drop into Warzone starting at 9:30 AM PT on Thursday, August 17. You’ll be able to earn Double XP starting at this time, shortly before the mysterious event’s official commencement, which will begin at 10:30 AM PT.
Lay on the cheese with a new Operator skin, two weapon blueprints, and more, available until August 24 with Prime Gaming.
Season 6 has arrived, introducing the latest Support hero, the advent of Story Missions, a new core PvP mode, and much, much more.
From now through September 4, team up alongside your allies to save civilians from a Null Sector invasion, and eliminate enemies to test your skills and earn new rewards.
Enlist your most trusted companions and outlast enemy teams in a new, limited-time PvP event. Start at level 1 alongside your allies and work together in teams of 6 to explore an expansive map as you endure to become the last surviving team. Equip discovered gear, gain experience to strengthen your power, and slay everything in sight to win the battle until the event ends on August 23!
Starting with Patch 27.2, Battlegrounds is becoming an arena fit for the gods... but it seems a bit of chaos has somehow made it into the competition with the all-new Anomalies system and Tier 7 minions! Is this just another test for Azeroth’s greatest champions, or is something more sinister brewing under the surface?
Boost your collection by unlocking a random Standard Epic Card now!
World of Warcraft
Head to Valdrakken and speak to Lord Andestrasz to register for one (or all!) of the 16 limited-time races currently being hosted throughout Kalimdor. In addition to earning achievements for completing races, you can earn a new currency, Riders of Azeroth Badges, that can be exchanged for unique items and rewards.
From now through August 24, Amazon Prime subscribers can obtain this sterling (and free!) WoW companion.
In this edition of Tales of Sanctuary, Tejal tells the tale of a holdfast infested with plague-carrying rats, and Kirek, the man tasked with removing them. In his years of dealing with the vermin, Kirek has done many foul and unspeakable deeds, but it seems the end is in sight. That is, until he stumbles upon a creature lurking in the dark—a creature said to have the soul of a thousand vermin, seeking the blood of its betrayer.
Claim this month's reward for a boost to your Diablo IV Battle Pass and get a head start on unlocking new in-game loot.
From now through August 29, hop onto the PTR to test the new Solo Self Found mode, the latest seasonal theme, the Paragon Ceiling feature, Class balance updates, and a slew of community-led changes..
World of Warcraft Classic
Classic Hardcore realms go live on August 24, and when you embark on your adventure, you’ll get to prove that you have the edge, the grit, and the will to survive—but first, you’ll need the technical details to get you started. Learn more about what you need to prepare before you face Azeroth’s most dangerous denizens in this blog.