Updated: 03/10/2024 by Computer Hope

Founded on February 8, 1991, as Silicon & Synapse and in 1994 changed its name to Blizzard. Today, Blizzard and Blizzard North are one of the most well-known gaming developers. Blizzard has released such popular games as World of Warcraft and the WarCraft series, StarCraft, Diablo, and Overwatch.

Contact information

Phone: (949) 955-1382
Sales: (800) 953-SNOW
Fax: None or unknown
TDD: None or unknown
Website: Blizzard official website
Activision Blizzard official website
Support: Blizzard product support
Address: Blizzard Entertainment
P.O. Box 18979
Irvine, CA 92623
Stock: ATVI

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Company news

October 13, 2023 - Microsoft completed acquisition of Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion.

June 6, 2023 - Blizzard released Diablo IV for all platforms.

May 16, 2023 - Blizzard announced it would not be canceling the PvE (Player vs. Environment) mode planned for Overwatch 2 and that only elements of the mode would appear in later seasons.

January 18, 2022 - Microsoft announced its intentions to buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion.

May 24, 2016 - Blizzard released the FPS (First-Person Shooter) multiplayer game Overwatch.

February 23, 2016 - Activision Blizzard closed its acquisition of King (developer of the Candy Crush Saga game) for $5.9 billion.

June 2, 2015 - Blizzard Entertainment released the battle arena game Heroes of the Storm.

March 11, 2014 - Blizzard released the computer card game Hearthstone.

July 8, 2008 - Activision announced it had agreed to a merger with Blizzard to form Activision Blizzard, a deal estimated at $18.9 billion.

November 23, 2004 - Blizzard released World of Warcraft.

September 22, 2002 - Blizzard announced StarCraft: Ghost.

July 03, 2002 - Blizzard released WarCraft III, selling one million copies in the first month of release.

September 02, 2001 - Blizzard announced World of Warcraft.

June 29, 2000 - Blizzard released Diablo II.

April 1998 - Blizzard ships StarCraft.

December 27, 1996 - Blizzard released Diablo.

1995 - Blizzard released WarCraft II, a squeal to the popular WarCraft game.

1994 - Blizzard released its first game, titled WarCraft.