The continuing COVID-19 pandemic signifies that the subsequent BlizzCon occasion can be held fully on-line, and extra fortunately it additionally signifies that the entire thing can be free for everybody. The 2-day occasion will run February 19-20, and right this moment Blizzard shared extra particulars about what viewers can stay up for.
BlizzCononline, because it’s formally identified, will kick off at 2 pm PT/5 pm ET on February 19 with a gap ceremony that can embrace a take a look at among the new “sport content material” at present in improvement. After that, the occasion will cut up into six totally different, themed channels for roughly three hours of deeper dives into particular video games.
Day two will decide up at 12 pm PT/3 pm ET, once more with a number of channels, which is able to embrace Q&A classes and participant group spotlights that includes excellent Neighborhood Showcase cosplay entries and winners, plus film, expertise, and artwork contests and exhibitions.
For those who’re a giant Blizzard fan, there isn’t any want to fret an excessive amount of about selecting what you are going to watch and what you are going to skip through the present: All occasions can be posted within the BlizzCon video archives after they air, and can be viewable free of charge there as properly.
2021 marks the thirtieth anniversary of Blizzard Leisure, which was initially based by Mike Morhaime, Frank Pearce, and Allen Adham as Silicon and Synapse in 1991, and to commemorate the large birthday Blizzard has additionally launched a trio of “Celebration Collections” of in-game swag within the Blizzard Store:
The Necessities Pack:
- Moon-Touched Netherwhelp pet for World of Warcraft®
- Tracer’s OSV-03 Rogue mount with Tracer Hero in Heroes of the Storm®
- thirtieth Anniversary Overwatch® participant icon and spray (coming quickly)* plus 5 Loot Containers
- A set of StarCraft® II and StarCraft: Remastered portraits commemorating three many years of Blizzard (coming quickly)*
- 10 Insanity on the Darkmoon Faire™ card packs for Hearthstone®
- A pet and portrait for Diablo® III (coming quickly)*
The Heroic Pack:
- Every little thing within the Necessities Pack, plus:
- Snowstorm mount for World of Warcraft
- Raynhardt (legendary) in Overwatch (coming quickly)*
- Random Insanity on the Darkmoon Faire Legendary card in Hearthstone
- Diablo III wings (coming quickly)*
The Epic Pack:
- Every little thing within the Heroic Pack, plus:
- 30 days of World of Warcraft sport time
- 5 Golden Insanity on the Darkmoon Faire card packs in Hearthstone
- 3 Golden Loot Containers for Overwatch
- Diablo III Helm Transmog Gadgets (coming quickly)
Blizzard stated that different anniversary-related actions will happen “throughout and round” BlizzCon—an in depth scheduled of occasions can be introduced nearer to kickoff. Till then, you’ll be able to maintain tabs on what’s what at blizzcon.com.