Blizzard Entertainment sent out a reminder that everyone will have the chance to celebrate 30 years of Blizzard in a free, virtual celebration called BlizzConline, set to take place February 19 and 20.
BlizzConline is an all-digital community event and exhibition, giving players the chance to connect with each other over two consecutive days of news and talent sharing from artists and cosplayers in the Community Showcase.
“We couldn’t let too much time go by without connecting with our community in the spirit of BlizzCon, and that’s what this show is all about—getting together with friends from around the world and celebrating the bonds and experiences we share through games,” said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re also excited to share some updates on what the teams have been working on—and while this won’t be the usual BlizzCon, the all-online format gives us a unique opportunity to shake things up a bit and create a show specifically for a community at home.”
On Feb. 19, BlizzConline will kick off at 4 p.m. CST with news about games currently in development. Organizers said that players will have the option to tune in to more than three hours worth of community and game deep dives across six different themed channels.
Events on day two will kick off at 2 p.m. CST with panels, Q&As, and community spotlights, including the announcement of winners and outstanding entries in the Community Showcases featuring cosplay, movie, talent, and art contests and exhibitions.
A detailed schedule of events is expected to release in the coming weeks.
BlizzConline will be broadcast in English with subtitles in European Spanish, French, German, Russian, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, simplified Chinese, and traditional Chinese.
Blizzard announced some Celebration Packs for sale, each giving various cosmetic unlocks for different games:
- Essentials Pack ($19.99): Get in on the fun with a Moon-Touched Netherwhelp pet for World of Warcraft®, Tracer’s OSV-03 Rogue mount with Tracer Hero in Heroes of the Storm®, Overwatch® player icon and spray (coming soon), a set of StarCraft® portraits (coming soon), and a Diablo® III pet and portrait (PC version; coming soon).† Plus, get 10 Madness at the Darkmoon Faire™ card packs for Hearthstone®, 5 Overwatch Loot Boxes, and a code to receive 15% off one order in the Blizzard Gear Store (restrictions apply).
- Heroic Pack ($39.99): Upgrade to add the mighty Snowstorm bear mount to your WoW collection and give ’em some hammer as legendary “Raynhardt” in Overwatch (coming soon). Plus, score a random legendary Hearthstone card from the Madness at the Darkmoon Faire set, and don cosmetic wings in Diablo III (PC version; coming soon).†
- Epic Pack ($59.99): Go for the gold and get everything in the Heroic Pack plus five Golden Madness at the Darkmoon Faire card packs including all Golden cards; three Golden Loot Boxes in Overwatch, each with a guaranteed legendary; 30 days of World of Warcraft game time; and a set of Diablo III transmog items (PC version; coming soon).†
- †Overwatch skin, portrait, and spray and StarCraft portraits will be in-game no later than February 18, 2021; Diablo III in-game items will be in-game no later than February 28, 2021.Developers note that Overwatch and Diablo III versions of the bundles will be available at a later date.