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Hearthstone® Players Set Out to Steal an Entire City in The Dalaran Heist

Commit countless hours of cunning crimes including vault robbery,
aiding escape from an interdimensional correctional institution, and the
grandest theft of all time

First chapter offers a complete Dungeon Run-style experience,
featuring a new playable Mage anti-hero, customizable Hero Power
loadouts, new deck options, and Heroic mode—all completely free

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Defenders of Dalaran have put out an APB on all Hearthstone®
players. With last month’s release of Rise of Shadows™, the
newest expansion for Blizzard Entertainment’s smash-hit free-to-play
digital card game Hearthstone®, millions of players joined ranks
with the dastardly Arch-Villain Rafaam—the only mustache-twirling
criminal mastermind without a face—and his colorful cast of villains,
the League of E.V.I.L. Now, after training their disposable lackeys and
concocting their wicked schemes, they’re ready to pull off the
dastardliest caper of all: stealing the floating city of Dalaran—the
entire city—in The Dalaran Heist, the expansion’s
metropolis-sized new Solo Adventure.


Kicking off the first-ever year-long storyline in Hearthstone,
players will do the dirty work of carrying out the League of E.V.I.L.’s
nefarious plans. Spanning five massive chapters, the endlessly
replayable Dungeon Run-style experience is filled with challenging
bosses, strategic decision-making, and not-so-strategically planted
explosives (Dr. Boom is involved, after all).

Hearthstone players let us know they wanted even more highly
replayable and entertaining single-player experiences, so the team went
all-in and delivered The Dalaran Heist—our biggest and most
ambitious Solo Adventure yet,” said J. Allen Brack, president of
Blizzard Entertainment. “Beyond the fun of carrying out Rafaam’s plot to
literally steal Dalaran, we can’t wait for players to sink their teeth
into the fun twists and turns they’ll encounter across all five chapters
of The Dalaran Heist.”

In The Dalaran Heist, nine completely new anti-hero “henchmen”
characters replace the playable classes in Hearthstone. Each is
fully voice-acted and features a customizable loadout comprising unique
Hero Powers and multiple deck options. With each of the five chapters
offering players a deep and engaging single-player experience, The
Dalaran Heist
should keep players entertained through numerous
escapades.

The first chapter in The Dalaran Heist is a steal—and available
completely free to everyone. The four subsequent chapters can be
unlocked for 700 gold each or purchased as an all-inclusive package for
$19.99 USD. Unlocking all five chapters will grant players the
awe-inspiring power of Zayle, Shadow Cloak—a one-card ticket to five
full League of E.V.I.L. decks. Crime pays, of course: players will also
earn 3 Rise of Shadows card packs for every chapter they
complete, with more rewards awaiting those who finish all five.

Break and enter into www.riseofshadows.com
for further details, and log in to Hearthstone today to play The
Dalaran Heist
Solo Adventure. Stay out of trouble, kids.

About Hearthstone

With more than 100 million players worldwide, Hearthstone is
Blizzard Entertainment’s internationally acclaimed, free-to-play digital
card game designed for novice and veteran card-slingers alike. Players
can choose from nine powerful hero classes and customize their decks
with minions, spells, and weapons based on the unique fantasy of the Warcraft®
universe. Featuring a variety of game modes ranging from epic
head-to-head duels to story-driven Solo Adventures, Hearthstone
offers a vibrant and rewarding experience stacked with strategy,
personality, and fun. Hearthstone is available globally for
Windows and Mac PCs; Windows, iOS, and Android tablets; and mobile
phones.

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®, Hearthstone,
Overwatch®, the Warcraft, StarCraft®, and Diablo®
franchises, and the multi-franchise Heroes of the Storm®,
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 twenty-two #1 games* and numerous Game of the Year
awards. The company’s online gaming service, Blizzard Battle.net®, is
one of the largest online-gaming services in the world, with millions of
active players.

*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 2019 Hearthstone content, including the
pricing, promotions, availability, features, and functionality of Rise
of Shadows
and The Dalaran Heist, are forward-looking
statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and
uncertainties. Factors that could cause Blizzard Entertainment’s actual
future results to differ materially from those expressed in the
forward-looking statements set forth in this release include
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Contacts

Lyndsi Achucarro
PR Manager
949.955.1380 x12891
lachucarro@blizzard.com

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