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William Petras

Also Known As

  • Bill Petras

Game Credits


Firefall (2014)   (Red 5 Founders)


Overwatch (2016)   (Art Director)
World of WarCraft: The Burning Crusade (2007)   (Additional Art)
World of WarCraft (2004)   (Art Director)
WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos (Collector's Edi... (2002)   (2D Artists)
StarCraft (1998)   (3D Artwork)
StarCraft: Brood War (1998)   (Artists)
StarCraft (Demo Version) (1998)   (3D Artwork)
Ripper (1996)   (Graphics)
Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller (1994)   (Animated Videos (Group leader))
Star Crusader (1994)   (Ship Models by)
BloodNet (1993)   (Graphics)
Challenge of the Five Realms (1992)   (Graphics / Artwork)


XF5700 Mantis Experimental Fighter (1992)   (Cast)

Quality Assurance

Diablo II (2000)   (Supplemental Play Balance Team)

Creative Services

World of WarCraft (2004)   (Manual Artwork)
StarCraft (1998)   (Manual Artwork)
StarCraft (Demo Version) (1998)   (Manual Artwork)
Ripper (1996)   (Cover Illustrations)


Millennia: Altered Destinies (1995)   (Additional Support)


Overwatch (2016)   (The Overwatch team would like to thank the Project Titan team for their contributions)


World of WarCraft: Battle for Azeroth (2018)   (Blizzard Development Family)
StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops - Mission Pack 3 (2016)   (Blizzard Development Family)
World of WarCraft: Legion (2016)   (Blizzard Development Family)
Heroes of the Storm (2015)   (Blizzard Development Family)
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void (2015)   (Blizzard Development Family)
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (2014)   (Blizzard Development Family)
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (2014)   (Blizzard Development Family)
Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft (2014)   (Blizzard Development Family)
World of WarCraft: Warlords of Draenor (2014)   (BLIZZARD DEVELOPMENT FAMILY)
Diablo II (Collector's Edition) (2000)   (Supplemental Play Balance Team)

Developer Biography

Bill Petras is the Art Director on OVERWATCH from Blizzard Entertainment. Bill was also Art Director on the vanilla World of Warcraft. He left the studio in 2005 with other employees shortly after completing the game to found development studio Red 5 Studios Inc. Bill has returned to Blizzard Entertainment in 2010.

Last updated: Mar 11, 2015