Due to the way the industry had been affected by COVID-19, Blizzard Entertainment had cancelled the annual BlizzCon 2020 in late May. In September, the company announced BlizzConline, a free-to-watch virtual event that will be taking place on February 19-20, 2021. With the date approaching swiftly, the company has shared the key art and a pre-show welcome video that you can find below.
Friday, February 19, will be dedicated to what’s new. It will start off with opening ceremonies and then the game teams will share the deep dives on what they’ve been working on.
Saturday, February 20, will start with Q&A sessions, responding to the top questions and comments. It will be followed by the community showcase.
You’ll be able to watch the entirety of the show completely free through the BlizzCon website, where you can choose between six channels of content covering your favorite games. You’ll also be able to watch the show on your favorite streaming platforms, including Twitch and YouTube.
If you miss anything along the way, don’t worry: you’ll be able to watch it later free in the BlizzConline video archives.
Hawk-eyed watchers could catch a glimpse of the Wandering Ancient mount coming to WoW soon.
Additionally, this February Blizzard celebrates the 30th anniversary. If you’d like to summon forth some anniversary spirit in your favorite Blizzard games, you can pick up one of three Celebration Collection bundles filled with in-game goodies and extras, available starting today in the Blizzard Shop.
The Celebration Collection: Essentials Pack lets you get in on the fun with:
- Moon-Touched Netherwhelp pet for World of Warcraft
- Tracer’s OSV-03 Rogue mount with Tracer Hero in Heroes of the Storm
- 30th Anniversary Overwatch player icon and spray (coming soon) plus 5 Loot Boxes
- A set of StarCraft II and StarCraft: Remastered portraits commemorating three decades of Blizzard (coming soon)
- 10 Madness at the Darkmoon Faire card packs for Hearthstone
- A pet and portrait for Diablo III (coming soon)
The Heroic Pack contains everything in the Essentials Pack, plus these universe-spanning extras:
- Snowstorm mount for World of Warcraft
- Raynhardt (legendary) in Overwatch (coming soon)
- Random Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Legendary card in Hearthstone
- Diablo III wings (coming soon)
For those who want to go for the gold, the Epic Pack is a great way to stay in the game and round out your existing collections, and comes with everything in the Heroic Pack plus:
- 30 days of World of Warcraft game time
- 5 Golden Madness at the Darkmoon Faire card packs in Hearthstone
- 3 Golden Loot Boxes for Overwatch
- Diablo III Helm Transmog Items (coming soon)