Blizzcon, Blizzard’s annual convention showcasing their games franchises went into high gear yesterday over at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.
One of the highlights from yesterday’s keynote was that Blizzard announced that Diablo III will be available for free. Now before you jump up and down or question how the heck Blizzard can do that – there’s a catch.
The catch is that Diablo III will be available for free for those who have signed up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass. Quoting from Battle.net blog post:
Players who make a 12-month subscription commitment to World of Warcraft through the WoW Annual Pass will receive the following epic rewards:
- Diablo III FREE Download the digital version via Battle.net for free when the game launches early next year. This is the full game, not a trial edition.
- Tyrael’s Charger WoW Flying Mount Ride for the Archangel of Justice on all current and future characters on a single World of Warcraft account. Tyrael’s Charger will arrive via in-game mail with the upcoming launch of patch 4.3.
- Access to the Next WoW Expansion Beta Test Get a guaranteed spot in the beta test for the next World of Warcraft expansion (at a time to be announced in the future).