The date is upon us, the usual suspects are out complaining about it or feeling the need to warn people (just in case you’ve never run across the phenomena before I guess), and so we have another in an ongoing series of posts about April Fools and Blizzard. Previous entries:
This is what I found this morning rummaging through Blizzard’s various sites.
The first entry for April Fools this year is the B’Motes Expression Packs that allow a wide variety of pre-recorded emotes and expressions to be applied to Blizzard games.
World of Warcraft
When matched up, your followers can use their S.E.L.F.I.E. to record their results of their date.
And, of course, there is the usual round of patch notes to go with the date.
The page describing the Spear of Adun links to the Blizzard store where the item appears to be out of stock… and a bit pricy.
Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the Storm introduces Big Head Mode for April Fools.
Wasn’t that an EverQuest II April Fools think like eight years ago?
There is also a Noblegarden skin available, but I am not sure if that is a joke or not. I’ve seen goofier things in other games that were not a joke.
As with the Noblegarden skin, Hearthstone has a special April item that may or may not be an April Fools. Announced yesterday, there is a new card back with a cupcake on it.
Whether or not is is real, it seems to be in the spirit of the day all the same. And there are always those April 1st patch notes.
Diablo III only had the B’Motes item (and their latest patch notes look real) while the Overwatch site was still in full “some day” mode, as it has been since around BlizzCon.
All in all, an okay array of jokes. Nothing too over the top, like some of the past entries. The Blizzard folks must be hard at work, as they did not have time to put together a full fledged browser game like they did back in 2012.
What else is going on in the world on April Fools Day?