BlizzConline 2021 will celebrate 30 years of Blizzard this February 19 and 20 by announcing the latest news from the company.
As you may recall, the 2020 version of BlizzCon was canceled due to the pandemic. Fortunately, this year Blizzard has decided to hold the convention in digital format this time, which will allow access to fans around the world.
What is BlizzCon?
If you are a fan of video games it is very unlikely that you are not familiar with the term BlizzCon, but we clarify it anyway.
BlizzCon is publisher Blizzard’s annual gaming convention to celebrate and promote its franchises, which include companies such as Diablo, Overwatch, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, and Starcraft.
While it is largely a community event that allows fans to come together to celebrate their favorite Blizzard games, the publisher also uses the week to reveal a lot of news and announcements about your current and future titles.
This year, we’re expecting big updates on some of these previously confirmed games and maybe even reveals for a few more titles that are rumored to be in the works at Blizzard.
BlizzCon 2021 will be in digital format
As we mentioned at the beginning of this note, BlizzCon 2021 will be in free online format, which you can see live from the BlizzCon website, where you can choose between six content channels that will cover the event.
With a series of activities scheduled for both event days, BlizzCon will delve into Blizzard games and universes with its developers.
It will also add competitions that will have the presence of professionals from the sports and much more!
The first working day It will kick off on Friday, February 19, at 23:00 CET, with an opening video that will give a sneak peek of the content that the game development teams have been working on.
Later, and for more than three hours, fans will have six thematic channels at their disposal that allow them to choose the content of the games.
The second round Kicks off on Saturday, February 20, at 9:00 p.m. CET, where they will focus on the global Blizzard community, including the winners and top entrants from the Community Showcase contests and exhibits.
What to expect from BlizzCon 2021?
Se esperan novedades sobre World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Starcraft 2, Warcraft 3:Reforged, Heartstone entre otros títulos.
Unfortunately this 2021 version of BlizzCon, will not bring news about Overwatch 2 The Diablo 4. Recently the publisher Activision Blizzard after presenting his financial report has ruled out the release of both titles for this year.
According to reports published in gameindustry.biz backed by an investigation by journalist Jason Schreier, would indicate that a remastering of Diablo 2.
Executives on the call said Activision Blizzard had another remastered title in the works, apparently in the vein of Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy Y Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 y 2 .
Blizzard also has a mobile spin-off game in development, Diablo Immortal.
Overwatch 2: the wait continues
How you remember Overwatch 2 was announced at BlizzCon 2019, where it was noted that this sequel would feature reshaped heroes and new faces alike, debuting a dramatic cinematic featuring a reassembled Overwatch team.
The game is expected to launch on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One, but as of press time there is no estimated release date.
Diablo 4: Following Game Director Changes, Still in Development
According to reports, the draft Diablo 4 He has changed the director of the game on several occasions, which has caused a delay in the deadlines.
Fortunately, the game is in development and its current director in charge, Luis Barriga, in December 2020 posted an update with progress and changes that will bring this long-awaited title.
Blizzard 30th Anniversary to feature commemorative merchandising for sale
February is the month of Blizzard’s 30th anniversary, and taking advantage of the celebration of the BlizzConline will pay tribute to the three decades of fun that the publisher Blizzard has lived with the gamer community with merchandising available in their stores.
From this February 1, three are already on sale Celebration Collections with items commemorating 30 years of Blizzard.
If you are a fan of some of Blizzard’s iconic titles and like merchandising, we recommend you visit Blizzard Gear Store to view a selection of merchandise, including a replica of the Helm of Domination that Arthas once wore, available in the store on February 19.
Lunar New Year Deals and Discounts on Battle.net
Attention fans! From February 9 to February 19, you will be able to purchase deeply discounted mounts, loot boxes, subscriptions and games for the Lunar New Year celebration. Products available for a limited time at http://Battle.net
BlizzCon 2021 Streaming Schedule and Schedule
We leave you the calendar of activities at BlizzCon 2021 that you can review here . And the times when the broadcast will begin on all Blizzcon channels for both February 19 and 20:
- Mexico City: 4:00 pm
- Spain: 11:00 pm
- Colombia: 5:00 pm
- Chile: 7:00 pm
- Argentina: 7:00 pm
And if you miss a BlizzCon detail, don’t worry! You can watch it later for free in the BlizzConline video archives.
BlizzConline will be available in 12 languages by streaming the video: Spanish, French, German, Russian, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.