At midnight on September 25, World of Warcraft®: Mists of Pandaria™ hits shelves at retail locations around the world, ushering in a bold new age of exploration, and bringing heroes of the Horde and the Alliance to the shores of an exotic new frontier.
You can join Blizzard and your fellow Horde and Alliance on the evening of September 24 at 22:30 (CEST) as we celebrate Mists of Pandaria’s launch with the Digital Launch Event. This pan-European live stream brings together seven launch events across the continent, and will be broadcast online for free on our official channel at YouTube.com/Warcraft. Featuring insights from the game’s developers, spectacular entertainment from each location and much more, there’s no better way to be part of this momentous occasion.
Or is there? If you can make it to Paris, London, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm, Cologne or Moscow, why not join us at one of our launch events in person? There’ll be prizes to win, giveaways, live entertainment, music, costume and dance contests and, of course, the chance to pick up a Collector’s Edition and get it signed by members of the development team! Check out our teaser video and launch event site for more details.
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria goes live in Europe at midnight CEST, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Mere hours later, North America’s launch takes place, and you can watch the action unfold at the event in Irvine, California. Our friends at Machinima.com will be live-streaming the North American launch party, where Blizzard developers will be celebrating the arrival of the expansion with players. The live stream begins at 9 p.m. PDT, so mark your calendars and watch it live here.
North American Launch Event at the Irvine Spectrum Center
If you’re unable to catch the live streams or make it to one of these official Blizzard-hosted launch events, don’t worry – other select retailer locations will also be hosting special openings on the evening of September 24. For a list of participating stores, check out our dedicated page.
This isn’t an exhaustive list of stores hosting midnight launch events, so be sure to check with your local retailer. See the press release for further details, or visit the websites below.