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A centralized hub with all the latest info from this year's BlizzCon!
This hub will be periodically updated with latest announcements, news and reveals. Check back often for updates!
Opening Ceremony Livestream Coverage Icy Veins Podcast Episode #3 Interviews
Bay with Alex Afrasiabi & Ion Hazzikostas BlizzPlanet with Jeremy Feasel Gamespot with John Hight Panser with Alex Afrasiabi & Chris Robinson Asmongold & Hotted with Ryan Cobo & Shani Edwards World of Warcraft
A lot of WoW hype at BlizzCon. Blizzard announced Classic servers and the next expansion.
Battle for Azeroth (New Expansion Announcement) What's Next in World of Warcraft? Classic Servers Announced Allied Races in Battle for Azeroth Old World Zone Scaling Coming in Patch 7.3.5 New Legendary Neck Piece Heart of Azeroth Explained Battle for Azeroth Live Q/A Battle for Azeroth Beta Opt-In Additional Information About Classic Servers Heroes of the Storm
The game is getting a bunch of under the hood improvemenets and a new event called Dragons of the Nexus with Alexstrasza and Hanzo.
What's Next in Heroes of the Storm? Alexstraza & Hanzo Reveals (Dragons of the Nexus Event) Alexstrasza Abilities & Talents Hanzo Abilities & Talents Heroes of the Storm Deep Dive Panel Upcoming Stealth Shader Updates Upcoming Hero Updates Kendric's Interview with Lead Game Designer Travis McGeathy Hanzo Hands-on Impressions by Oxy Hearthstone
Kobolds and Catacombs is the new expansion for Hearthstone!
Kobolds and Catacombs Expansion Reveal What's Next in Hearthstone? Kobolds and Catacombs Expansion Hub Dungeon Run (New Single-Player Mode) New Game Board Hearthstone Q/A Panel New Arena-Exclusive Cards Overwatch
A new Hero and a map! That's what we're getting in Overwatch!
What's Next in Overwatch? Moira (New Hero) & Blizzardworld (Map) Mora Origin, Cocept Art, Skins Starcraft II
The game will soon be F2P, there's a new unit and improvements for co-op and Ranked Ladder.
StarCraft II Going Free to Play on Nov 14
The base StarCraft 2 game, aka Wings of Liberty, will be free to play from November 14th, as just announced by Mike Morhaime in the BlizzCon opening ceremony! In case you already own Wings of Liberty, you'll be getting the first expansion, Heart of the Swarm for free. No news on what happens to Heart of the Swarm owners or those that have all expansions, but we did get word of a new commanders for the game's co-op mode, Matt Horner and Mira Han, as well as a new co-op mission!
The competitive ladder will also be part of the free to play version.
Starcraft 2 (source)
Hello and welcome to the Koprulu Sector!
We recognize that you might have found your way here after hearing the news that StarCraft II is going free-to-play very soon—on November 14, to be exact. Curious what that actually means? We know “free-to-play” can mean a lot of things for different games, but we’re here to assure you that when we say that we’re making StarCraft II free-to-play, we really mean it.
Starting November 14, you’ll have free access to the original Wings of Liberty single-player campaign and every Co-op Commander, and will be able to unlock access to StarCraft II’s competitive multiplayer content for free. Here is a specific rundown of everything that will be available to you for free:
The original Wings of Liberty campaign. Experience the original epic campaign that kicked off the StarCraft II saga! If you picked up Wings of Liberty previously but haven’t come back to StarCraft II in a while, we’ve got good news for you too—if you already own Wings of Liberty, you’ll receive the second installment in StarCraft II’s campaign, the zerg-focused Heart of the Swarm, for free. Make sure to log in between November 8 and December 8 to claim it. You will be able to access the ranked multiplayer ladder to compete with other players to become the best of the best, complete with all of the multiplayer units from Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm, and Legacy of the Void. All you have to do to unlock it permanently is earn 10 First Wins of the Day in Unranked or Versus A.I. play—our way to preserve the quality and integrity of the ranked experience. Current and upcoming Co-op Commanders are available to play for free up to level five, and the level restriction for weekly mutations has been removed. You’ll be able to tackle these extra challenging missions with your friends right away. The Co-op Commanders Raynor, Kerrigan, and Artanis will remain completely free, meaning that you can keep leveling them to your heart’s content. In other words, you can now play all of StarCraft II’s multiplayer, every Co-op Commander, and the entire first campaign in the single-player story, for free.
If you play through Wings of Liberty and want to see how the rest of the epic single-player saga unfolds, all the other single-player campaigns—Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void, and Nova Covert Ops will be available to purchase individually for $14.99 or as a bundle for $39.99. We will also continue to offer premium upgrades like announcer packs, special skins, and new Co-op Commanders to enhance your StarCraft II experience in a number of different ways. As with the existing line-up of Co-op Commanders, however, you will be able to play upcoming new Co-op Commanders who are released for free until they reach level 5. You can also purchase any of the campaigns or a seasonal War Chest to gain immediate access to ranked play if you desire.
For those of you who have already purchased any of the three campaigns as of October 31, we’ll soon be sending you a small thank-you in the form of an exclusive Ghost skin as well as three new portraits.
Welcome to the StarCraft community, and we hope you enjoy diving into the game anew—or for the first time—with all these exciting new changes!
Don't forget that Blizzard is livestreaming the opening ceremony on YouTube and you can watch it even without a Virtual Ticket!
World of Warcraft
We've seen old Heroes fall and new ones rise, soon the final conquest on Argus awaits - the confrontation with Sargeras. World of Warcraft: Classic has been announced - Vanilla servers are returning! The next expansion is called Battle for Azeroth and you can find the announcement here. Live Coverage
Mike Morhaime is now live on stage. More than 40 million players around the world play Blizzard games. He talks about Blizzard Esports. Intel will be hosting a StarCraft II tournament leading in to the winter games. StarCraft II will be free to play starting Nov 14. Everyone will have access to the Ranked Ladder. Co-op mode will be improved. More details TBA (www.starcraft2.com) Blizzard is a community of shared values and passion.
Heroes of the Storm
Production Director Kaéo Milker is now on stage talking about Heroes of the Storm 2.0. 15 new Heroes were added since last BlizzCon. Alexstrasza and Hanzo thave been revealed as new Heroes joining the Nexus soon. Alexstrasza is a versatile live support to manipulate live energy to help her allies. When she depletes it, she will transform into Dragon Queen Hanzo is a nimble ranged assassin (scout). 2018 gameplay update brings: New Camera, Laning Improvements, Stealth Rework, Evolved Battleground Mechanics Here's the BlizzCon 2017 Hero Trailer
The new Hearthstone expansion has been announced. It's called Kobolds & Catacombs. Reveal Trailer
Kaplan is talking about new additions to the game: A new Hero, Moira (Support Healer) New Map - Blizzardworld
Songhammer, who you've probably heard in one of their many BlizzCon performances, have a new video out! In addition to the band themselves, Eat Us Alive features the talents of Greg Grunberg, Clare Kramer, Sam Jones, and the amazing LeeAnna Vamp. Every couple of years during BlizzCon and gamescom Songhammer have been the celebration anchor band, even having done three days of shows leading up to the Legion unveiling, and while they won't be on the main stage this time, they will be appearing at several events at this year's celebrations! Here's their own description from the official site and some of the great events they participated in:
In case you're in or around BlizzCon next month you can meet Songhammer live in one of their many appearances:
Blizznerds (5 -6:30pm)
Con Before the Storm (10:15-11:15pm)
Discord Party ?
The CTR Party (8-9pm)
Hilton Lounge (11pm -2am)
Breakfast with Songhammer (10am-11am)
Hilton Lounge (11pm -2am)
Blizzard revealed the remaining in-game rewards for Virtual Ticket holders.
Overwatch and Starcraft II items are available today. Heroes of the Storm in-game rewards arrive next week with Junkrat, Diablo III Mukromancer will probably go live with Patch 2.6.1 and the Mystery Goodie in Hearthstone should be available after BlizzCon.
Every BlizzCon®, we give out a stash of in-game goodies to attendees and Virtual Ticket holders to say “thanks!” to the most epic gaming community in the world. World of Warcraft® players are already circling Stormwind and Orgrimmar on their BlizzCon mounts—and starting today, Overwatch® and StarCraft® II players can join in the celebration too.
Take a look at the in-game bonus items you’ll get for your favorite Blizzard games when you join us for BlizzCon 2017 in person or when you order the BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Ticket.
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World of Warcraft: Stormwind Skychaser and Orgrimmar Interceptor
Heroes of Azeroth can show their BlizzCon spirit with the Stormwind Skychaser mount (for the Alliance!) and Orgrimmar Interceptor mount (for the Horde!).
Overwatch: BlizzCon 2017 Winston Skin
Through the power of science, Winston found himself teleported into BlizzCon 2017—and picked up this souvenir skin to mark the curious occasion.
StarCraft II: Junker SCV, Probe, and Drone Skins
Discovered on the fringe worlds by the notorious terran junker gangs who scour the Korprulu sector for salvage, these scrappy SCVs, Probes, and Drones are retrofitted and ready to take on your dirty work.
Heroes of the Storm®: Nexus Razorback Mount…and More!
Charge into battle on the Nexus Razorback mount, make your mark on the Battlegrounds with a BlizzCon 2017 Banner and Cartoon Nexus Razorback Spray, and show your convention spirit with your BlizzCon 2017 Portrait.
Diablo® III: Murkromancer Pet
No one escapes the aaaaaughibbrgubugbugrguburgle! Rumor has it this necrotic, aquatic companion can command an army of dead fish, which is about as useful as you’d think.
Hearthstone®: Mystery Goodie
Arriving After BlizzCon
What’s on deck for Hearthstone players? The Innkeeper’s not quite ready to show his hand quite yet!