Which, because of This year, publisher Blizzard will take the fan event and game show digitally with BlizzConline. The two-day show will reveal new content for the company’s popular franchises and let fans hear more directly from the developers who make the games.
BlizzConline launches Friday and will focus on Blizzard’s franchises, including Diablo, Overwatch and World of Warcraft. The event will also serve as a celebration of the developer’s 30th anniversary.
Here’s what you need to know about the show and what can be revealed.
When does BlizzConline start?
The show’s opening ceremony starts on Friday 19. February 17 ET / 14 PT. It is in this first hour that Blizzard will reveal its biggest announcements. The rest of the two-day event will feature panels focusing on Blizzard’s various franchises: Diablo, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone and Starcraft.
A schedule for BlizzCon is available on the show’s website.
Where can I watch BlizzConline?
In previous years, fans would need a virtual ticket to be able to see the flow of the event. Fortunately, since there is no personal convention, Blizzard made the whole event free to watch. Livestream will be available on Blizzard’s YouTube channel and on the BlizzCon website.
What is revealed on BlizzConline?
Blizzard has not yet announced which games they will present during the event, but there have been some leaks on social media suggesting what may be shown.
Diablo: The big revelation for the show may be the release of a Diablo 2 remake called Diablo II Resurrected. The dungeon crawler is still incredibly popular years after the 2000 release and is a favorite for fans of the franchise. There are few details about what might be different in the rumored remake, along with a likely graphic update.
As for the next game in the series,, the developer has already shown some of the game and has completed an alpha test since it was announced at . This year, expect more details about the game’s classes and maybe a release date.
is the mobile game for the franchise, which has also had a public test. Blizzard will likely reveal the release date for Immortal during the show.
World of Warcraft: Since World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, Shadowlands, came out in October, it’s unlikely that Blizzard will have a new expansion to show off. A major content update is revealed called Chains in Domination according to a leak reported by WoWHead on Thursday. Players will have more dungeons, equipment and a new raid to look forward to.
On the other side,– a restoration of the MMORPG around 2006 – will receive a “new” extension. Burning Crusade was first released in 2007, and it will bring the same content to the WoW Classic. This includes the races Blood Elf and Draenei, the area called Outland and more content according to leaked info.
The sequel to the popular Overwatch was also announced at the latest BlizzCon. Watchers should expect Blizzard to show more about the game, but do not expect a release date.
Heart stone: As with every show, new info about the upcoming expansion for the trading card game will appear.