Robert Bridenbecker

Robert Bridenbecker is the former executive producer and vice president of Classic Games at Blizzard Entertainment.[1] After 26 years, he left Blizzard in April 2021.[2]


Bridenbecker began working for Blizzard in 1995.[3]

His deep knowledge and passion for online technology led to the establishment of, going on to help guide its evolution in the years that followed.[1]

He used to be Vice President of Online Technologies at Blizzard.

Classic Games lead

In 2015, he formed the Classic Games team.[3] In recent years, he led classic games’ loving upgrade of the real-time strategy classic in StarCraft: Remastered and brought the acclaimed action RPG Diablo III Eternal Collection to the Nintendo Switch.[1]

Brother's death and tribute in Wrath of the Lich King

His brother was Bradford C. Bridenbecker, who died of cancer in 2007. After his brother's death, he sent an E-mail to Blizzard to request a character be created in tribute; when word of this reached Chris Metzen, a quest chain was written for Wrath of the Lich King, involving a character named Crusader Bridenbrad.[4]


The NPC Rob Bridenbecker is named after him. The NPC Bradford Bridenbecker is also named after his brother.


  1. ^ a b c Blizzard press center 2018-11-02. Warcraft III: Reforged Developer Bios and Headshots. Retrieved on 2018-11-17.
  2. ^ Bloomberg - Jason Schreier 2021-07-22. Blizzard Botched Warcraft III Remake After Internal Fights, Pressure Over Costs. Retrieved on 2021-07-22.
  3. ^ a b Blizzplanet 2018-11-04. Blizzcon 2018 Warcraft III: Reforged interview. Retrieved on 2018-11-06.
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