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BlizzCon 2021: Dates, How To Watch and What To Expect From Diablo 4, Overwatch 2 and More

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BlizzCon, Blizzard's annual celebration of its franchises (and a hotbed for new announcements) is going entirely online this year.

Dubbed BlizzConline (geddit?), there will be reveals from the company's development teams, Q and A sessions, and plenty more.

Here's everything we know about the event, including what we could see.

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When is BlizzCon 2021?

The event kicks off on February 19 with its opening ceremony.

Essentially a chance to show off what its teams are working on, this will be where you're likely to get announcements and updates on new titles.

It all kicks off at 2 PM PT, that's 8 PM GMT.

 

Schedule

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Blizzard has now revealed the full schedule for Blizzcon 2021! 

The official Overwatch, World of Warcraft, and Hearthstone Twitter accounts posted images and what will be showcased during each time slot.

Here's a quick rundown: 

Overwatch: 

Day One

  • Opening Ceremony - 2:00 pm PST
  • Behind The Scenes Of Overwatch 2 - 3:10 pm PST
  • The Voice of Overwatch - 3:50 pm PST
  • Overwatch: Creating A Soundtrack - 5:20 pm PST
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Day Two

  • Overwatch League: Shock The World - 12:00 pm PST
  • Virtual March of the Murlocs - 1:00 pm PST
  • Community Showcase - 1:05 pm PST
  • Community Made Creations - 2:05 pm PST
  • Overwatch League: Crafts With SOE - 3:05 pm PST
  • Blizzard Art Studio: Roadhog - 4:15 pm PST
  • Show Close: 4:25 pm PST
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World of Warcraft

Day One

  • Opening Ceremony - 2:00 pm PST
  • What's Next - 3:10 pm PST
  • Deep Dive - 3:40 pm PST
  • Making of the Wandering Ancient Mount - 4:05 pm PST
  • Voice of the Afterlife - 4:15 pm PST
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Day Two

  • Q&A - 12:00 pm PST
  • Virtual March of the Murlocs - 1:00 pm PST
  • Community Showcase - 1:05 pm PST
  • The Evolution Of Thrall - 2:05 pm PST
  • Shadowlands Sound Creation - 3:05 pm PST
  • Cooking Workshop - 3:15 pm PST
  • Show Close - 4:25 pm PST
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How To Watch

The entire event will be streamed over at BlizzCon.com, with content divvied up between six channels.

If you're worried about missing anything, don't panic – everything will be available to watch after the event.

What To Expect

In a statement, Blizzard president J Allen Brack had the following to say:

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“We couldn’t let too much time go by without connecting with our community in the spirit of BlizzCon, and that’s what this show is all about—getting together with friends from around the world and celebrating the bonds and experiences we share through games."

“We’re also excited to share some updates on what the teams have been working on—and while this won’t be the usual BlizzCon, the all-online format gives us a unique opportunity to shake things up a bit and create a show specifically for a community at home.”

But what could those updates be?

Overwatch 2

We know that Blizzard's hero shooter is in development, but Jeff Kaplan has previously confirmed that there will be some kind of update at BlizzCon.

Could we get some launch details?

Diablo 4

Diablo 4 is expected to get a new reveal at this year's event.

"Without spoiling the surprise, Iet’s just say it involves a new version of the campfire scene we showed you last BlizzCon," game director Luis Barriga explained in a blog post in December.

Does this mean we'll get to see a new character class?

Diablo Immortal

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Sure, the announcement of a mobile-only Diablo title was as tone-deaf as they come, but Blizzard's portable dungeon crawler is in technical alpha.

Maybe we'll get some new details.

World of Warcraft

Shadowlands was originally unveiled at BlizzCon 2019 and only launched in November 2020, so we could be a way off of a new expansion for WoW.

Still, we're almost certain that the game will receive new content.

Hearthstone

With the Darkmoon Races mini-expansion launching last month, expect Blizzard to unveil what could come next to the popular card battler.

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