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All announcements and news from this year's BlizzCon.
All announcements and news from this year's BlizzCon can be found here.
This is our central BlizzCon news thread and below you'll find all the interesting news and announcements from the event.
World of Warcraft
Our "What's Next in Legion" Recap Our Legion BlizzCon Interview (with Ion Hazzikostas) The official "What's Next in Legion" Recap Patch 7.2: Flying in Legion & Custom Class Mounts Patch 7.2: New Artifact Appearances Legion Design Retrospective Recap Legion Dev Q/A Panel Recap Diablo 3
Necromancer Announcement Overview Necromancer Gameplay Preview Seasons are coming to consoles Our Dev Interview (with Wyatt Cheng & Rob Foote) Hearthstone
Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Expansion Announced Revealed Kabal Cards Preview Jade Lotus Cards Preview Grimy Goons Cards Preview Heroes of the Storm
Hero Designer Interview (with Jade Martin) Varian & Ragnaros & Blackheart's Revenge Brawl Varian Abilities & Talents Ragnaros Abilities & Talents What's Next in Heroes of the Storm The Nexus Challenge Event (Nov 15) Overwatch
Sombra Introduction Sombra Gameplay & Origins
What announcements can we expect at this year's BlizzCon?
World of Warcraft
Even though Patch 7.1 is quite fresh and Trial of Valor opens next week, we will find out what's coming, perhaps Patch 7.2? New content, raids and the story revolving around Iliidan?
This one's quite high on the expectations list. Season 8 launched with no content changes. With the Necromancer fan art leaks and the anniversary celebration, we are likely going to see a new expansion. If we get a new class I assume we will also get a new expansion. We got Crusaders with the launch of Reaper of Souls, right? To keep the game fresh, there absolutely needs to be an announcement of some sort.
Heroes of the Storm
With no Hero announcements after Samuro, we will definitely see some new Heroes. My bets are on Varian and even Malthael given the Diablo's anniversary celebration. I think we'll also see new maps, maybe a Haunted Mines overhaul or even new features added to the game, like Clans.
We'll see Sombra and possibly new Heroes and maps.
Hearthstone's fourth expansion is expected to be announced at BlizzCon.
Rest assured, we'll be covering every panel. Stay tuned and share your thoughts in the comments below!
What's inside this year's goody bag and the store catalog?
With the imminent start of BlizzCon it's time to look at the contents of the goody bag! If you're a Virtual Ticket Holder, you can purchase the goody bag for $35 (+ Shipping / Tax / applicable fees) here. If you're attending in person, you probably received your goody bag at badge pickup already.
BlizzCon X – Commemorative Stein, World of Warcraft – Faction Coaster, Heroes of the Storm – E.T.C. Guitar Pick Keychain, Hearthstone – Microfiber Tablet Cleaning Cloth, Overwatch – Inflatable Reinhardt Rocket Hammer, StarCraft II – Baby Overlord Antenna Topper, Diablo III – Gaming Dice Set. There's also a simple map of Azeroth, which is a preview from the Traveller book.
Here we have the new 2016 Store Products Catalog, with pins and other BlizzCon apparel that was available for purchase for Virtual Ticket Holders.
Pins, Key Art Shirts, Mugs
Plenty of Overwatch apparel, POP! collectibles and plush toys.
Well, BlizzCon just got a whole lot weirder. Blizzard has announced the closing act for the 2016 edition of their very own Con and it's none other than weird Al! While most know him from his classics like Eat it and Like a Surgeon, my personal favorite is the theme from Spy Hard!
The Grammy Award–winning pop parodist will be taking the stage the evening of Saturday, November 5, to provide an epic send-off for everyone celebrating this year’s convention. If you didn’t score tickets to the show, Blizzard gamers and Weird Al fans around the world can still get a front row seat at home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket.
BlizzCon is the biggest Blizzard party of the year, packed with in-depth developer panels, intense esports tournaments, the legendary Friday night contests, and what’s sure to be an epic finale from Weird Al.
The Virtual Ticket lets you watch the action online, live and in high definition. You’ll also be able to watch most of the concert in on-demand videos that will be available within a few days after the show, although some portions may be edited or unavailable. For the best experience, be sure to watch it live!
Order a Virtual Ticket and you’ll also receive a treasure trove of in-game goodies for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch.
Check out the press release for more information on this year’s closing concert featuring Weird Al. And get ready for an evening of mandatory fun—we’ll see you at the show!
Blizzard are stretching their charity muscles again, this time auctioning off the usual amazing art, but also some more...plushy items this time around, all to benefit a children's hospital!
For over 50 years, Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's) has been steadfastly committed to providing the highest quality medical care to children. This BlizzCon, members of the Blizzard community everywhere will once again have the opportunity to bid on an array of unique Blizzard artwork and collectible memorabilia to benefit this institution through the online BlizzCon 2016 Charity Auction, taking place Wednesday, November 2 through Friday, November 11.
Visit The Auction Site
We are auctioning off a variety of awesome original pieces from the talented artists at Blizzard, representing a range of mediums and styles. You will also find fine art prints, unique memorabilia, and even a giant plush in this year's auction collection.
Oversized Pachimari Plush
See the World for What it Could Be
The Lost Vikings – 2015 Blizzard Employee Exclusive Gift
Art of Blizzard Entertainment Book Cover
Be sure to visit our Charity Auction page on eBay from November 2–11 to check out the items up for auction and to place your bids, and if you are attending BlizzCon in person, be sure to stop by the auction area in Hall A to browse our items at the show.
Together We Are Strong
Every bid counts! 100% of the proceeds are going to benefit CHOC Children's—your support will help make a world of difference to children in need.