With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all hopes of Blizzcon taking place in person this year were thwarted months ago. But if you’ve been looking forward to updates on its games, the developer will now be hosting Blizzcon Online (or, as Blizzard calls it, BlizzConline) on 19-20 February 2021.
Blizzcon Online will take place over two days, with a host of events being conducted remotely. This includes Blizzcon staples such as contests for art, cosplay, digital storytelling and more. Blizzard are even finding a way of holding the traditional March of the Murlocs, encouraging fans to send in a few seconds of footage to be added to the lengthy video segment.
Of course, Blizzcon is also about the developer’s showcase, where it usually provides updates on all its projects. Although no details have been announced yet, it’s likely we’ll finally get more details on Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV, both of which were announced at last year’s Blizzcon. Blizzard also have the chance to talk more about Diablo Immortal, the spin-off coming to phones, and the future of World of Warcraft, with the latest expansion, Shadowlands, out later this year.
Blizzard says in the announcement that more details about the event will be shared soon. In the past Blizzard has offered digital passes for purchase to fans who couldn’t attend their expo in person, but no details about how this exclusively online event will be conducted have been hinted at yet.