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What’s Playing on Battle.net: News and notable events in late August 2023

What’s Playing on Battle.net: News and notable events in late August 2023

Enjoy a moment of respite from your arduous adventures and read up on all of the latest beats from your favorite games.

Get a first look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, undertake the ultimate test of survival in World of Warcraft Classic, explore the Caverns of Time in Hearthstone, 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

Worldwide reveal: Announcing Modern Warfare III

In the direct sequel to Modern Warfare II, Captain Price and Task Force 141 face off against the ultimate threat as the ultranationalist Vladimir Makarov extends his grasp across the world. Get ready for an all-new Campaign, an upgraded Multiplayer experience, and the largest Zombies map ever in the next installment of the Call of Duty series.

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World of Warcraft Classic

Classic Hardcore realms are now live

It’s time to prove that you have the edge, the grit, and the will to survive as you face Azeroth’s perils. In this new way to play WoW Classic, death is permanent, and once you’ve been bested by the environment (or even other players), you’ll need to dust yourself off and create a new character to try again.

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Hearthstone

Explore the Caverns of Time

The fate of the world—and all time—will be in your hands starting on August 31! Stop the Infinite Dragonflight before they’re able to change the timeline in Hearthstone’s first-ever direct-to-Wild expansion, designed with the Wild and Twist modes in mind. 

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Get free content with Prime Gaming

Boost your collection by unlocking three Standard Card Packs now!

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World of Warcraft

Unravel the Secrets of Azeroth

Beginning on August 31, you’ll be provided a variety of clues and tasked with uncovering who’s behind a recent string of artifact thefts, with the last clue revealing itself on September 13. You’ll need to keep your eyes peeled for daily secrets and tantalizing new rumors and even follow along with some of your favorite community creators to discover the secrets Azeroth has to offer.

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Prime members: Unlock the Tabard of Brilliance

Show off your devotion to the Light with this free transmog, available now through September 28!

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Dawn of the Infinite Heroic Difficulty is coming in Fury Incarnate

Get ready to gather your party and preserve the timeline in the Heroic Difficulty Dawn of the Infinite mega-dungeon with the next content update on September 5. Players will be able to undertake this dungeon in either Heroic or Mythic Difficulty in two parts—Galakrond’s Fall and Murozond’s Rise.

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Overwatch 2

Show off your playstyle with the new Player Progression system

Earn rewards and flaunt your payload-pushing prowess with this recently introduced feature, which tracks your statistics for each hero, role, and game mode you play. As you play, the decoration on your Progression Showcase will increase, and you’ll be able to display statistics and badges on your Career Profile for fellow players to see.

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Prime Members: Claim +5 Tier Skips

Now through September 21, get a head start on unlocking new in-game loot with free Battle Pass tier skips.

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Diablo Immortal

Harness your inner darkness with the Season 17 Battle Pass

The latest content update has arrived in Sanctuary, bringing 42 new Legendary items to unlock, the Ruptured Soul Battle Pass, and a variety of improvements to existing features.

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Diablo IV

Season of Blood is dripping into Sanctuary

At the behest of their dark master, a newly turned army of ravenous vampires has set sight on Sanctuary. The master’s sinister plot remains a shrouded mystery but their pursuit of blood has caused an uproar. Starting on October 17, you must learn to hunt the hunter—your fate depends on it.

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Free for Prime Members: Get +4 free Tier Skips now!

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.

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