After canceling BlizzCon 2020 due to the pandemic, Blizzard is back – earlier than usual this year – for BlizzCon 2021. Blizzard actually calls it “BlizzConline 2021.” Expect to hear updates on expected titles, included Diablo IV, Overwatch 2, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and maybe a sneak peek at the rumors Diablo 2 remaster.
Activision, the parent company of Blizzard, announced in a recent earnings call that both Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 could not see a 2021 release. And while that’s disappointing, there̵
If you want to see the festivities (which are still going to be very festive even if they are not filled with the usual amount of personal cosplay), you can do so.
When will BlizzCon 2021 take place?
BlizzCon starts with the regular opening ceremony at 17.00 ET / 14:00 PT on Friday 19. February, and it should last for an hour and ten minutes. From then on, the tournament is divided into five different broadcasts, each focusing on a different game. Here is the complete schedule. All broadcasts are scheduled to end within 20:40 ET / 17:40 NPT. If you’re looking for game news, it’s likely to happen on day one.
However, it will start up again on Saturday 20 February at 15.00 ET / 12 PM PT. The day two schedule consists of question and answer sessions, social exhibition windows and extra entertainment, as a Diablo table campaign hosted Critical role crew.
Does it cost anything to participate in BlizzCon 2021?
No. It is free to attend, unlike previous personal BlizzCon events that required tickets. If you want some of the goodies that usually came with a ticket, you can buy a BlizzCon package of goods and cosmetics in the game right here.
Where can I watch BlizzCon 2021?
Blizzard is hosting its online convention at BlizzCon.com, or through Battle.net, Activision Blizzard’s desktop and mobile game launcher. It will also stream live from YouTube and Twitch.