Five Game One Event BlizzCon 2017 - What To Expect
The 11th annual #Blizzcon is set to take place at the #Anaheim #Convention #Centre in Anaheim California on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4, 2017. To all the music fans out there, #MUSE is coming as a special musical guest at the closing!
What is Blizzcon?
BlizzCon is a video game convention held by #Blizzard #Entertainment to promote its major franchises #Warcraft, #StarCraft, #Diablo, Hearthstone, #Heroes of the #Storm and Overwatch. Since October 2005, it has been held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The convention features game-related announcements, previews of upcoming Blizzard Entertainment games and content, Q&A sessions and panels, costume contests and playable versions of various Blizzard games
BlizzCon Virtual Ticket – How do I buy it?
Those wanting to go along to the event are out of luck – tickets are completely sold out for the event, and have been for quite some time. Luckily, there’s still a way for you to be able to watch the action as it unfolds – see below for more information. While the opening ceremony and several other parts of Blizzcon 2017 will be available for free, the virtual ticket can now be purchased for £24.99 and bags you far more exclusive goodies such as access to exclusive digital loot and panels set to take place across the weekend.
If unfortunately, you can’t make it, you can follow the event live with that virtual ticket you can buy here!
The Opening Week from 26th October has already started and will continue till 3rd November until the main Opening Ceremony begins and will end on 4th November with all the finals that will be taking place. There are also various activities taking place, like art and costume contests, movie and talent contests and even a textual attendance to experience Blizzcon through words!
You can expect things being revealed from the following games that are hyped for:
It’s also not totally unlikely that we’ll see a new map or game mode, and some of the Overwatch panels could give us a glimpse at what’s in store for the recently announced punishment that’s coming. Back in September, game director #Jeff Kaplan told us Overwatch’s 26th hero was very “playable” but may not be coming as soon as we think. Still, we’re up for it!
We know what we’ll be getting from Hearthstone at this year’s BlizzCon, we just don’t know all the details. It’s been confirmed by Blizzard that the CCG’s next expansion will be announced during the opening ceremony, but there isn’t much indication of what the theme will be yet.
It's looking like BlizzCon 2017 will likely be a pretty thin year for StarCraft II announcements. With the recent release of the amazing long-awaited StarCraft Remastered, we already know there won't be any new announcements from the classic games team. But you don't have to take our word for it, ”We don't plan on making any major announcements at BlizzCon,” said Blizzard’s classic games producer Matt Sherman,
The odds we’ll hear the first details about the next World of Warcraft expansion seem to be increasingly in our favor. There’s a good case for the next batch of content focusing on Jaina Proudmoore and the pirate city of Kul Tiras, which is ruled by Proudmoore’s father. Blizzard often likes releasing updates of similar themes as well, and the pirate-y Marin the Fox Hearthstone card being given to attendees might imply a general pirate trend is on the way to Warcraft’s various worlds.
Heroes of the Storm
It’s almost certain that we’ll see a few new characters coming to Heroes of the Storm, probably along with a new battleground or two. We aren’t sure who or what yet, but Blizzard generally does its BlizzCon reveals in themed sets, so you can expect two or three characters from the same universe.
A panel on Friday also promises to dive into “exciting new updates and gameplay changes,” so it’s not unlikely that we’ll be hearing about some more drastic content coming to HotS. With a relatively new progression and loot system, it’ll be interesting to see what part of the game gets touched up next.