5 Huge Announcements From Blizzard's BlizzCon Online: WoW, Diablo, Hearthstone and More!

5 Huge Announcements From Blizzard’s BlizzCon Online: WoW, Diablo, Hearthstone and More!

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Blizzard Entertainment held its BlizzConline this past weekend, a fully virtual version of its perennial community and gaming celebration, with a slew of news and game announcements for a global online audience of fans and enthusiasts tuning in FREE via www.blizzcon.com.

During the event’s just-concluded opening ceremony, company president J. Allen Brack and development leaders for Blizzard’s franchises reflected on the past and shared an exciting look at the future, revealing the following games and game updates—see below for what’s announced:

Diablo II Resurrected

  • One of the most acclaimed titles in PC gaming history returns with Diablo® II: Resurrecteda faithful remaster of Blizzard’s classic action-RPG and its award-winning expansion, Lord of Destruction®coming later this year to Windows PC and, for the first time, consoles. PC players can sign up now at www.diablo2.com for a chance to participate in upcoming public testing.

Diablo IV Trailer

  • Blizzard also unveiled the Rogue for Diablo® IVwith a dark cinematic trailer and gameplay footage of the new player class in action. The Rogue is a swift, deadly, mobile class with unparalleled versatility. Rogue players can choose from a variety of ways to attack and trap their enemies and can enhance their combat through poisons, shadow magic, and specialized techniques.

Hearthstone: Year of the Gryphon

Blizzard is set to kick off another jam-packed year of content—the Year of the Gryphon—for Hearthstone®its popular free-to-play digital card game, in the coming weeks. The new Hearthstone year will feature a new Core set of cards designed to shake up the game, and the introduction of the Classic format, which will let players craft decks and compete using the original Hearthstone cards as they were when the game launched in 2014.

  • Also coinciding with the Year of the Gryphon is the first Hearthstone expansion of 2021, Forged in the Barrensinspired by the iconic World of Warcraft® locale where millions of adventurers began forging their legends—available for prepurchase now at www.playhearthstone.com.
  • Later in the year, Blizzard will roll out Hearthstone Mercenaries, a single-player and competitive game mode in which players collect mighty characters from the Warcraft® universe and level them up in tactical battles.

WoW: Chains of Domination and Burning Crusade Classic for WoW Classic

  • For World of Warcraft, Blizzard announced Chains of Domination, the first major content update coming later this year for the recently released Shadowlands expansion, as well as an all-new charity pet program that will yield two separate pets—Bananas the monkey and Daisy the sloth—for all modern WoW® players once donation goals are met. Blizzard also revealed Burning Crusade Classic, an authentic recreation of the acclaimed first World of Warcraft expansion—also coming later this year, and included in players’ existing World of Warcraft subscription at no additional cost.

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