Whispers of the Old Gods™ to Descend Upon Hearthstone®

Ancient evil rises in third expansion for Blizzard’s internationally
acclaimed digital card game

Prepare to take it head-on by pre-purchasing a bundle of Whispers of
the Old Gods card packs at a special one-time-only price of $49.99, and
receive a unique themed card back

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Prepare yourself, brave champion, for in the coming weeks an eerie
darkness will weave its way into the tavern, filling its patrons with a
spine-tingling uneasiness—and everything will change. Whispers of the
Old Gods
, the third expansion for Blizzard
Entertainment’s Hearthstone® digital card game, will
unleash an ancient evil from deep within Azeroth, bringing with it 134
twisted, tentacle-packed cards—along with the legendary power of C’Thun,
N’Zoth, Yogg-Saron, and Y’Shaarj.


Whispers of the Old Gods takes everything familiar in Hearthstone
and turns it . . . inside out. Under the sway of the four Old Gods of
Azeroth, familiar friends have been corrupted (and have sprouted a few
extra eyeballs in the process), new monstrosities have appeared, and
unrest spreads throughout the tavern with every turn. As the Old Gods
and their crazed followers join you in battle, there’s no telling how
much havoc you can wreak with their unique abilities and game-changing
powers. By the same token, you’ll want to pay great attention to each
play you make—for it could well be your last in the newest Hearthstone
expansion.

Coming to PC; Windows, iOS, and Android tablets; and mobile
phones, Whispers of The Old Gods card packs will be winnable in Hearthstone’s
Arena mode, and purchasable with in-game gold or real money at the same
prices as Hearthstone’s other card packs. Starting March 14, and
up until the expansion is released, those brave enough to call forth
this ancient and incredible power in battle can pre-purchase Whispers
of the Old Gods
card packs in a special 50-pack bundle, on any
platform, for a one-time price of $49.99 (one purchase per account).
Whoever does so and lives to tell about it will receive a unique themed
card back.

To embrace the darkness, and read up on all things Old Gods, visit www.oldgods.com.

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and
the Warcraft®StarCraft®,
and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com),
a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer
and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of
the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s
track record includes nineteen #1 games* and multiple Game of the Year
awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is
one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

Packs openable before May 31, 2016
*Sales
and/or downloads, based on internal company records and reports from key
distribution partners.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking
Statements
:

Information in this press release that involves Blizzard Entertainment’s
expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future,
including statements about pricing, preorder dates, release dates, and
features of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and Whispers of
the Old Gods
expansion, are forward-looking statements that
are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors
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Contacts

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Rob Hilburger, 949-242-8404
VP,
Global Communications
rhilburger@blizzard.com
or
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Achucarro, 949-955-1380 x12650
PR Manager
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