BlizzConline Day 1 Announcements

BlizzConline is here! Blizzard Entertainment’s digital replacement to BlizzCon starts Friday the 19th and continues on the 20th. Here are the big announcements! *Spoiler Warning*

Blizzard

  • Blizzard Arcade Collection brings back three classic titles. Lost Vikings, Rock n Roll Racers, and Blackthorne are returning with minimal changes. Some quality of life additions includes better audio and the ability to save games.
  • New Games are currently in the works. They are taking up the majority of the Blizzard team.
  • The company is working on toxicity and accessibility.

World of Warcraft

  • New WoW patch: Chains of Domination
    • A new trailer reveals Anduin is under The Jailer’s control.
    • Bastion is attacked by Anduin and Kyrestia is killed. 
    • Sylvanas is having doubts.
    • Donation pets will have a variable donation amount. 
      • If the goal is met. all players receive the pets
      • Bananas and Daisy the Sloth are the first pets. The money will go to Doctors Without Borders
  • World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic
    • Either move your classic character over or lock it to classic. 
    • Releasing in 2021!

Hearthstone

  • Year of the Griffin
  • Core sets will be replacing the basic and standard sets.
    • Some new cards will be added
    • All cards will be free
  • Hearthstone Classic
    • Play Hearthstone like it’s day 1!
  • New Expansion: Forged in the Barrens
    • Play with the classic WoW zone, The Barrens.
    • Shadow Hunter Vol’jin joins the fight as a neutral legendary card.
  • Hearthstone Mercenaries
    • This new game mode will have a roguelike adventure.
    • You will level your character and even “evolve” them.

Diablo

  • Diablo 4
    • New Class: Rogue
    • Use either a bow or duel daggers
      • Fast-paced class with high mobility and screen-clearing moves
  • Diablo Immortal 
    • Currently in Alpha testing
    • More details as the event progress
  • Diablo 2: Resurrected
    • Upgraded visuals
    • Play on PC or Console with cross-progression
    • Includes expansion
    • The original form of the game will remain available
    • Releasing 2021

Not Discussed

  • Overwatch 2
  • StarCraft
  • Heroes of the Storm

More details will be coming over the next couple of days. We will update you here and on our podcast.

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