BlizzCon 2017 Agenda hints at the future of World of Warcraft, Overwatch & More
Sadly, there's no new Diablo...
BlizzCon 2017 is less than a month away and up until now, we've had no clue what Blizzard was going showcase in Anaheim. According to a new agenda for the event, it looks like World of Warcraft is once again going to take center stage. Overwatch, however, has also become a massive success for the company, so you can expect to hear some big news regarding the Overwatch League, possibly a start date, as well as new information on future characters (maybe that fan-created character ... hey, one can hope).
Other Blizzard properties like Heroes of the Storm, Starcraft 2 and Hearthstone will also be featured. Diablo sadly, will not be present.
World of Warcraft – What’s Next
12:30PM – 1:30PM PDT
Join the World of Warcraft development team for an overview of what’s in store next for the heroes of the Horde and the Alliance, including updates on the latest content and features.
StarCraft 2 – What’s Next
12:30PM – 1:15PM PDT
Join the development team as they set the stage for the future of StarCraft 2. You’ll also get a first look at the latest updates—plus some other surprises.
Hearthstone – What’s Next
1:45PM – 2:30PM PDT
Greetings, travelers! Gather at the inn as the Hearthstone team gives you a look at what they’re serving up next and delve deep into how the Year of the Mammoth will come to a close!
Blizzard Social – What’s Next
1:30PM – 2:30PM PDT
Join the Blizzard Battle.net team to see the newest tools we’ve created to help connect our players.
Overwatch – What’s Next
2:45PM – 3:45PM PDT
Agents of Overwatch, assemble your team and get ready for a briefing on your next objective. Join the developers for an in-depth look at the newest updates coming to Blizzard’s team shooter.
Heroes of the Storm – What’s Next
5:00PM – 5:45PM PDT
Take a look into the eye of the storm as we unveil some of the exciting new updates and gameplay changes brewing in the Nexus.
Obviously, with World of Warcraft at the top of that list and its description, a new expansion is going to be revealed. Though some die-hard fans believe they have already uncovered the name, or at least the location, of the new expansion, dubbed, Kul Tiras. For those unfamiliar with the name, Kul Tiras is a human-built city-state that was constructed off the coast of Lordaeron (former home of Arthas). However, during a previous expansion, Cataclysm, the island was knocked loose and sent out to sea. Its location remains unknown. As for the theme (villains or bosses), it's believed the expansion may focus on the Old Gods. Again, this is just a fan theory, based on data mined armor, ie. it's a rumor.
If you're unable to attend BlizzCon, perhaps due to your location, costs or what have you, you can still stream the event live with a Virtual Ticket, for $39.99. It's a lot cheaper, plus you can sit back and relax at home and best of all, you still get awesome digital Blizzard swag. For more information on the Virtual Ticket, click here.