Blizzard just held their 13th annual BlizzCon event where they showcase all the upcoming updates, expansion and games they have planned! This year they had an uphill battle with some bad publicity, due to a political decision, during one of their more recent Hearthstone tournaments. Blizzard did come out swinging with some big announcements and a lot of talk of being there for the Gamers and unity.
Here are some of the highlights from the conference so far!
Long been requested, especially after the announcement of Diablo Immortal at last years Blizzcon, which met with a lukewarm reception. Blizzard opened with a stellar cinematic cutscene of the long awaited title.
Followed by a gameplay trailer which showcased three classes: The Barbarian, Sorceress and making a return from Diablo II, the Druid and their abilities. From the looks of things they are going back to their roots with a darker more gory Sanctuary compared to that of Diablo 3. Take a look:
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
The 7th expansion to the long running series World of Warcraft looks to be shaking up the world of Azeroth again. If you’re up to date with the on goings of the world, Sylvanas has gone and torn the world asunder in this cinematic trailer where we see the return of Bolvar Fordragon, who has been keeping the Scourge at bay with the power of the helm of the Lich King.
Blizzard are at their finest again with another astonishing CGI cinematic trailer, check it out below!
Following the cinematic trailer Blizzard went on about what this expansion will include:
The sequel to Blizzard’s latest series Overwatch comes just 3 years after it’s release. Overwatch 2 looks to lean more towards a cooperative Player vs. Environment experience over it’s predecessor which was primarily focused on competitive Player Vs. Player modes. Blizzard was in full swing with yet another amazing cutscene which for many fans had them reeling with emotion!
Jeff Kaplan, Vice President of Blizzard and Lead designer of Overwatch, wanted to reassure the current player base that all your previous accomplishments and more importantly skins you’ve unlocked will all carry over into Overwatch 2. Also those who wish to just continue playing Overwatch, will still have access to all the new modes, maps and heroes that are released with Overwatch 2. Here’s what they have in store for the game:
Blizzard also had smaller announcements for Hearthstone and a beta coming for their remake of Warcraft 3, “Warcraft 3: Reforged”
You can catch the whole opening ceremony here:
What were your favourite moments from Blizzcon 2019, were there anything you were disappointed in not seeing? Let us know in the comments below!