In September, Blizzard announced Blizzcon Online for 2021, after canceling this year’s usual convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, in a new fire party chat, company president J. Allen Brack has revealed that the online version of Blizzcon will be completely free.
PC Gamer reports that the Virtual Tickets system used for previous years won’t be applicable – instead, everyone who wants to access Blizzcon can do so for free at their home. The event takes place from February 19 to 20, 2021, you will not lose a penny.
Of course, this means that some of the rewards often tied to Blizzcon tickets ̵1; such as the unique character skin – can cost you some money. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.
Brack also revealed that 95% of Blizzard’s employees are currently working from home. BlizzCon 2021 will probably look very different from the events of previous years.
The list of upcoming games to be announced by Blizzard includes Diablo IV, mobile sub-version Diablo Immortal and Overwatch 2. More information from these games is expected during this event. Hearthstone continues to be updated as well, while Starcraft II has received the last major update as the studio looks towards the franchise’s future. Meanwhile, World of Warcraft will receive the Shadowlands expansion pack before 2020 ends.
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