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Blizzard lead Mike Ybarra teased two announcements coming soon. In this post, we speculate about what could potentially be announced this week.

First of all, it's important to point out the two announcements don't have to be tied to just World of Warcraft. It's also very unlikely they are tied to Diablo 4 or Overwatch 2, as both games are delayed.

1. Patch 9.2 Release Date Announcement

Eternity's End has been available for playtesting for quite a while now, so Blizzard will likely announce a release date for the final major patch of the Shadowlands expansion.

2. Lunar New Year Mount

It's the Year of the Tiger and Lunar New Year begins on February 1, which means we should see a new mount being added to the in-game shop if Blizzard sticks to tradition.

3. New Expansion Teaser?

The Season of Leaks is in full swing with many expansion leaks popping up on MMO-Champion and elsewhere. They all have one thing in common — Dragon Isles. It would be cool to see what's next for World of Warcraft and learn more about Patch 10.0. Besides, multiple expansions were announced before the final patch went live.

4. Diablo Immortal Release Date?

Diablo Immortal's Closed Beta has ended. The game has been in development for a long time and a release date wouldn't be that unexpected.

In my personal opinion, it's going to be Patch 9.2 release date and the Lunar New Year mount. If we're being optimistic, it's Patch 9.2 release date and a Patch 10.0 teaser. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!

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Defo 9.2. Just got the download for it on my bnet.

BTW I haven't logged in for a couple of weeks so might have already missed that it was posted 😕

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22 minutes ago, Cheatcho said:

1. He's totally resigning as CEO so he can focus on raiding more.

2. We are getting World of Star Craft at 2023.

World of Starcraft - You don't like 2 faction war! Well fine, here's 3 faction war!

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WoW: November 23, 2004 BC: January 16, 2007 WotL: November 13, 2008 Cata: December 7, 2010 Mists: September 25, 2012 WoD: November 13, 2014 Legion: August 30, 2016 BFA: August 13/14, 2018 SL: November 23/24, 2020 WoW: Empire of Dragons?: November ?/??, 2022? We'll see! :)

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1 minute ago, kernspiel said:

World of Starcraft - You don't like 2 faction war! Well fine, here's 3 faction war!

We already have 3 factions in Wow. Don't forget the Neutral Pandarens. ^^

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Really doubt that CEO gonna announce addition of a new mount to item store, that just doesnt seem right.

So my guess is 9.2 release date and maybe a date for Diablo Immortal. 

They gonna let the speculation hype for 10.0 live a lil bit longer

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Patch 9.2 is most likely.

Diablo 4 is still far away, Overwatch 2 way closer to release, but there were some news they both at least won't release this year.

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11 hours ago, WhirLWinD said:

WoW: November 23, 2004 BC: January 16, 2007 WotL: November 13, 2008 Cata: December 7, 2010 Mists: September 25, 2012 WoD: November 13, 2014 Legion: August 30, 2016 BFA: August 13/14, 2018 SL: November 23/24, 2020 WoW: Empire of Dragons?: November ?/??, 2022? We'll see! 🙂

This implys season 3 ends in November and thats simply not possible, more likely Nov 2023

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