Blizzard has announced that BlizzCon will be returning to in-person events at the beginning of November this year! It has been a while since we've seen in-person BlizzCon events since the last one was cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020.
- BlizzCon returns on November 3 & 4 this year in Anaheim, California.
- Ticket information will be released next month.
- Hotel bookings are already available.
- There will also be an online portion to the event, though details are not yet available.
Blizzard president, Mike Ybarra, previously announced that BlizzCon would be returning this year in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. Read on for the announcement.
Quote From Blizzard
After four years of gathering online–adventuring through Azeroth, teaming up in Overwatch, traversing the fields of Sanctuary, or warming yourself by the fire in the Tavern–it’s finally time to gather in person once more. We are happy to announce that BlizzCon will be returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on November 3-4!
Our players are at the heart of what makes BlizzCon great–a place where games are the common ground for connection and friendship. Whether you’re coming to hang out with friends you only ever get to see online, celebrating epic moments in the games we love, exploring what’s on offer in the convention center halls, or eager to learn what’s next for our universes, BlizzCon is being created for you. It’s the community that has always made this event so special, and we can’t wait to see you all again.
We’ll be back with more details about the show next month, including ticketing information, cosplay and other competition details, and more.
For those of you who want to book accommodation now, our hotel blocks are now available. Whether you’ll be joining us in person or online, we can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on and celebrate together. We are counting down the days alongside you.
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Are you excited to see BlizzCon return? What announcements are you hoping to see this year?
An announcement this week also draws attention away from the fact that the UK tech regulators are making the Microsoft merger very unlikely.
Well, EU and other countries have already approved the merge and even the UK Chancellor is unhappy with the CMA
Sure, the deal is far from being truly dead, but I still think Blizz would rather have the headlines focused on BlizzCon than on the UK and US attempts to block their merger.
We've seen their PR department operate like this before: create a positive news story to help push negative news aside.
Perhaps there is further negative news that I'm overlooking!
They must be really confident to announce blizzcon so early. Diablo 4 would be releasing a good 6 months after it starts, so if the game bombs especially from auction houses etc., it wouldn't be good tidings.
If I were to guess, there might be at least 2 games that's going to be announced, aside from the hearthstone expansion reveal. Probably something to do with WoW, or dare we dream, a new IP from blizz after so many years.
...or they'll just reveal another cheap iteration of what they have and we'll get the whole diablo immortal scene all over again.
This isn't early. If anything, this is later than normal. The last Blizzcon, back in 2019, was announced near the end of April:
There's no auction house in Diablo 4 and the game is solid so there won't be any issues there.
New IP has to be the unannounced survival game where a lot of the HS team left to work on: https://earlygame.com/gaming/blizzards-new-survival-game-is-reportetly-almost-here
Rather than just releasing it as it is, Blizzard seems to have other plans. The BlizzCon in November 2023 would make for a great stage to celebrate the official release and introduce players to the world of Odyssey. It's just the perfect opportunity to present us all the details and features we are waiting for at the moment, live on stage.
For Overwatch they already announced a bunch of pvp and some pve content aswell as new Systems for season 6, however that season should start around a month before the Blizzcon. So at the very least I expect a new cinematic and details about Season 7, hopefully also including the Sombra and Roadhog reworks. I also expect them to briefely tease the Story mission they have for that season (the announcement of seasonal pve content kinda went under the radar, because of the cancelation of the hero missions)
I would also expect some kind of announcement for Warcraft Arclight Rumble. It's been in closed beta for over a year now and was briefely seen in the Blizzcon trailer. It also just got a big update that included big changes to how the player progresses through the campaign.
I dont know, diablo 4 feels too clean at the moment, Im expecting something scummy like microtransactions, loot boxes etc to ruin all the fun.
Whatever the case, at least there's something to look forward to in the new IP.
Here's to hoping Heroes of the Storm 3.0 gets announced! /s
I wonder if that unannounced survival game will be announced at Blizzcon this year 🤔
I know that there were a lot of controversies around Blizzard since the last Blizzcon, but I'm just glad that it's back. I really missed having a single day that's full of cinematic and trailers for Blizzard games.