No, not the actual company. This coming Black Friday, Blizzard are having a blowout sale on several of their titles.
You can save $20 on either or both of Starcraft: Wings of Liberty or Diablo III on battle.net, making Starcraft $19.99 and Diablo $39.99. Obviously these are digital versions, but still a great deal on some of Blizzard’s best-selling titles.
WoW is on sale yet again, with the newly revamped Battle Chest, now with Wrath of he Lich King for $5, Cataclysm for $10, and Mists of Pandaria for $20—but only at the following retail chains:
- Best Buy
- Fred Meyer
- Hasting’s Entertainment
Despite Blizzard saying it’s a pure retail event, there are already deals cropping up on websites, in both the US and the EU, such as Cataclysm for £2.49 on amazon.co.uk. This is actually cheaper than Amazon’s specific Cataclysm Black Friday sale item, so choose carefully!
But either way, for the US, that’s the entire of WoW for $35. Pretty cheap really, especially when you consider that it also grants you the ability to get yourself a recruit-a-friend account, or, of course, one for your friend. This allows you both various perks, if you level together, such as:
- Recruit and veteran characters can summon one another to each other’s locations across the globe.
- While adventuring with your linked friend or family member, you will each gain triple experience while partied up to level 80, as long as your characters are within 4 levels of each other.
- For every two levels the recruit’s characters earn, one grantable level is gained. Recruit characters may then grant these levels to the veteran player’s character as long as the character is lower in level than the level granting character
The important things to note, here, are the triple XP gain and the grantable levels. These can be used to boost your characters all the way to 80 in record time, and, if your friend just happens to have the same name as you on their battle.net account, or if you just created another one in your own name (which is just fine, by the way, GAMEBREAKER doesn’t encourage cheating or exploits), you can transfer the leveled character over to your main account for the cost of a Paid Character Transfer.
And if you do choose to use this offer to go down the recruit-a-friend route, you also get the Obsidian Nightwing mount once your friend has bought 2 months of game time!