April Fools at Blizzard 2018 is Mostly Just World of Warcraft

This year Blizzard April Fools appears to have fallen even further out of favor down in Irvine.  I was wondering if it showing up on Easter would change this or not.  I checked the main sites as well as the forums for each of the current Blizzard games and below is all I found.

I’ll check back again later and add anything else that might pop up during the day.  If I missed anything, leave a comment to let me know.

World of Warcraft

The micro event when all the micro events are active… also, appropriate for today

This year saw the announcement of a whole series of new “micro holidays” including:

  • We’re All Elves Now!
  • Future Timewalking Event
  • Looking for Queue

In addition there is the traditional patch notes.  This year they are listed as Preview World of Warcraft 8.0.41 Patch Notes and includes such gems as:

The drop rates of mounts from raids and dungeons have been adjusted to ensure that that one mount you’ve been farming for the past 3 years will drop immediately for the newest member of your guild.

And that was about it.

Overwatch

Nothing

Hearthstone

What appears to be a real post about a month-long event.

A Murloc language version of the game.

Heroes of the Storm

Nothing

StarCraft II

Nothing

StarCraft Remastered

Too busy celebrating its 20th Anniversary yesterday.  You can get SC themed items in other Blizz games this weekend.

Diablo III

Nothing

Past Years

If this effort leaves you jonesing for more, you can always look back at past years:

And so it goes.  I think it might be telling that the official Blizzard April Fool’s archive stops at 2015.

12 thoughts on “April Fools at Blizzard 2018 is Mostly Just World of Warcraft

  1. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @Stargrace – Ah, there they are. They did three of those then went back to normal tweets it seems.

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  2. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @Anon – I added the Hearthstone item. Thanks for the head’s up. That hit after I put up the post this morning. But I don’t think the console thing on the StarCraft II page is an April Fools joke. It has been up all month as part of the celebration of StarCraft’s 20th anniversary.

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  3. Alunaria

    Oh, thank you for such an indepth collection of Aprils Fools :) Good fun to read! I had lost the links to Blizzard’s old patch notes of the other years, what a trip down memory lane :)

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