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BlizzCon: Complete Coverage


BlizzCon 2018 is over, and with it came a buffet of delicious news from Blizzard. This year the focus was on Diablo, World of Warcraft, and possibly Overwatch, but BlizzCon 2018 wouldn’t be complete without some announcement for every game in Blizzard’s roster. Here’s everything that came out of the big event.

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BlizzCon 2024 is not happening despite Blizzard’s strong 2024 lineup

Blizzard Entertainment confirmed that BlizzCon 2024 is not happening, but it will leave the door open for the event to return in the future.
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Everything announced at BlizzCon 2023: Diablo 4 DLC, Cataclysm Classic, and more

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BlizzCon is returning as an in-person event this November

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BlizzConline 2022 has been canceled amid ongoing controversy

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Blizzcon 2021 has been canceled, will return with a hybrid format in 2022

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Diablo 4 should resurrect the series’ most controversial feature

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Diablo 2 Resurrection, Diablo 4 headline first day of Blizzcon 2021

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Blizzard will host BlizzConline, an online-only BlizzCon for 2021

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BlizzCon 2020 canceled, online event in the works for next year

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Blizzcon 2019: Diablo 4’s combat is like a greatest hits album of past games

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VKLiooon first female crowned Hearthstone Global Champion after dominant run

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Blizzard ‘not opposed’ to Burning Crusade, Wrath expansions in WoW Classic

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Blizzcon 2019: You can play Diablo 4 solo, but expect to meet strangers

Diablo 4 will have solo play despite its always-online overworld. While you can expect to see other players in the world, story missions and dungeons will be instanced for your group. Blizzard detailed this and more at Blizzcon 2019.
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BlizzCon 2019 attendees tried to beat Google’s DeepMind A.I. in StarCraft II

AlphaStar, an A.I. program powered by Google's DeepMind, was at BlizzCon 2019, with the goal of beating any human that tried to go up against it in StarCraft II. AlphaStar is looking to understand the potential and limitations of open-ended learning, which uses learning-based agents to solve tasks in training A.I.
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Blizzcon 2019: Souls are power in Shadowlands’ Tower of the Damned

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is set to offer up a raid-like dungeon to players of just about all skill levels. Torghast, the Tower of the Damned, is a randomly generated dungeon crawler for mismatched groups of heroes, and will finally explore an iconic part of Azeroth's history.
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Blizzcon 2019: Diablo 4 has a lot of stuff, and looks a lot like an MMORPG

Blizzard expanded on details about Diablo IV at Blizzcon 2019. The game will include an open world, numerous multiplayer activities, world bosses, and plenty of cosmetic items including, for the first time, mounts. It's not quite an MMORPG, but it's closer than ever before.
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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands promises characters finally won’t look like clones

Shown off briefly during the World of Warcraft: What's Next panel at this year's Blizzcon, game director Ion Hazzikostas demonstrated a range of new character customization options coming with next year's Shadowlands expansion.
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BlizzCon 2019: Here’s what Blizzard announced from Diablo IV to Overwatch 2

Miss out on BlizzCon 2019? These are the biggest announcements from the opening ceremony, including two new game reveals, a new expansion for World of Warcraft, and an apology from Blizzard for its recent controversial actions regarding a Hearthstone player.

BlizzCon 2019: Overwatch 2 announced with focus on story, co-op modes

Blizzard officially announced Overwatch 2 during BlizzCon 2019, and the game is taking a different approach than most sequels. Players in the original game and Overwatch 2 can enjoy competitive play together. The sequel will add a new story option that offers player-versus-environment missions.

Blizzcon 2019: Diablo 4 announced with Barbarian, Sorceress, and Druid

Blizzard officially announced Diablo 4 at Blizzcon 2019. The details are slim, but we do know a few important parts of the story thanks to a long opening cinematic. Blizzard has also revealed the Barbarian, Druid, and Sorceress will be playable classes.
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Blizzcon 2019: Blizzard’s president opens ceremonies with Hong Kong apology

Blizzard President J. Allen Brack opened the ceremonies at Blizzcon 2019 with an apology for the company's recent actions, which censored the protests of Hong Kong supporters.
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BlizzCon 2019: Watch the opening ceremony here at 11AM Pacific

BlizzCon 2019 is quickly approaching, and the event has always been home to some of the biggest game announcements from Blizzard Entertainment. This year, we'll tell you how to watch BlizzCon 2019 and what to expect. New sequels in some of the company's biggest game franchises are predicted for the opening ceremony.
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Gamer group plans BlizzCon 2019 protest over Blizzard Hong Kong controversy

With BlizzCon 2019 set to kick off on Friday, fans plan to ramp up their campaign against Blizzard over its decision to punish competitive players for expressing solidarity with the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. One group is planning a three-hour protest outside of the BlizzCon exhibition.
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BlizzCon 2019 schedule: Opening ceremony, panels, events, and more

Blizzard Entertainment's annual convention begins with pre-show festivities on October 31. If you don't want to miss out on the opening ceremony, panels, the cosplay show, and some special community events, you can find out exactly what's happening and when with our BlizzCon 2019 schedule.
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Blizzard Gear store leaks Overwatch 2 art, World of Warcraft expansion info

With Blizzcon 2019 expected to kick off at the beginning of November, new images have been leaked on the official Blizzard Gear store, indicating that the gaming giant may possibly reveal the next iteration of Overwatch as well as the next expansion for World of Warcraft titled Shadowlands.
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ESPN claims Overwatch 2 may debut at BlizzCon, with a greater emphasis on story

ESPN claims it has received a document that contains a slew of information surrounding Overwatch 2. According to the site's report, Blizzard Entertainment is expected to reveal the next installment in the Overwatch series and will have a heavier emphasis on narrative elements, plus a new PvE mode.

Overwatch 2, Diablo 4 announcements rumored for BlizzCon 2019

Blizzard is reportedly preparing to unveil Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 at BlizzCon 2019, which will run from November 1 to 2. The source of the rumors is streamer Metro, who accurately leaked information for BlizzCon 2018, but it remains to be seen if the announcements will actually happen.
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Blizzard rolls back penalties against blitzchung, but damage already done

Blizzard, facing immense pressure from various communities, reduced the suspension against Hearthstone player Chung "blitzchung" Ng Wai for expressing his pro-Hong Kong stance. Unfortunately, the damage may have already been done, with several groups reportedly planning to stage protests at BlizzCon.
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BlizzCon 2019 Virtual Ticket goodie bag comes with sweet WoW and Overwatch skins

BlizzCon 2019 is a mere month away and with that comes the launch of the virtual tickets. If you can't attend the event in person, you can still participate at home and get some sweet rewards that include WoW and Overwatch skins along with some more goodies from other popular Blizzard games.
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Blizzard reportedly axes another StarCraft shooter for Diablo 4, Overwatch 2

Blizzard was reportedly working on a first-person shooter set in the StarCraft universe that was based on the Overwatch engine. The studio, however, has canceled the project after two years in development, moving the members of its team to others working on Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2.
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‘Overwatch’ gunslinger Ashe is now available on all platforms

Blizzard announced Ashe as the latest Overwatch hero at BlizzCon 2018. The gunslinger has a history with McCree and makes use of a lever-action repeating rifle and a robotic sidekick. She is the 29th character revealed for the game, and is the 16th character in the revised "damage" category.
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Remember the ‘Titan’? Half of Blizzard’s games never see the light of day

Blizzard has revealed in an interview with Game Informer that about half of its total projects are ultimately canceled rather than released. The studio is currently working on multiple games, including the mobile title Diablo: Immortal, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and several unannounced projects.
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Blizzard denies that ‘Diablo 4’ reveal was dropped from BlizzCon

Blizzard has denied that it dropped plans for revealing Diablo 4 at BlizzCon, shortly after Kotaku reported that a video message from studio co-founder Allen Adham was scrapped in the final hour. While that video message reportedly exists, Blizzard's plan was to anchor the show with Diablo Immortal.
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20 awesome cosplays we saw at BlizzCon 2018

It’s a tradition for fans to show up to BlizzCon dressed as their favorite Blizzard characters. This year Digital Trends was on the floor and captured fans posed in their best suits of armor and cosplay gear. From Overwatch heroes and WoW characters, take a look at the best cosplay at BlizzCon 2018.