After canceling BlizzCon 2020 due to the pandemic, Blizzard is back– earlier than normal in the year– for BlizzCon 2021. BlizzCon will begin with the typical opening ceremony at 5PM ET/ 2PM PT on Friday, February 19th, and its slated to last for an hour and 10 minutes. Its free to attend, unlike previous in-person BlizzCon events that required tickets. If you want some of the goodies that usually came with a ticket, you can buy a BlizzCon package of in-game products and cosmetics right here.
After canceling BlizzCon 2020 due to the pandemic, Blizzard is back– earlier than typical in the year– for BlizzCon 2021. Blizzard is actually calling it “BlizzConline 2021.” Expect to hear updates on anticipated titles, consisting of Diablo IV, Overwatch 2, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and possibly a preview at the reported Diablo 2 remaster.
Activision, Blizzards moms and dad company, revealed throughout a recent earnings call that both Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 wouldnt see a 2021 release. And while thats frustrating, there will likely be some news on games releasing this year. A likely candidate is the Diablo Immortal game for iOS and Android phones, which my coworker Andrew Webster got to experience hands-on.
If you desire to view the festivities (which must still be plenty joyful even if they wont be replete with the typical quantity of in-person cosplay), heres how to do that.
When is BlizzCon 2021 happening?
BlizzCon will start with the normal opening ceremony at 5PM ET/ 2PM PT on Friday, February 19th, and its slated to last for an hour and 10 minutes. If youre looking for news on games, itll likely take place on day one.
However, itll start up again on Saturday, February 20th, at 3PM ET/ 12PM PT. The day two schedule consists of Q&A sessions, neighborhood displays, and additional entertainment, like a Diablo tabletop project hosted by the Critical Role team.
Does it cost anything to go to BlizzCon 2021?
Nope. Its complimentary to participate in, unlike previous in-person BlizzCon events that required tickets. You can purchase a BlizzCon bundle of in-game products and cosmetics right here if you desire some of the goodies that generally came with a ticket.
Where can I see BlizzCon 2021?
Blizzard is hosting its online convention at BlizzCon.com, or through Battle.net, Activision Blizzards game launcher on desktop and mobile. Its also going to stream live from YouTube and Twitch.