BlizzCon 2018

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BlizzCon 2018
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Announced

April 9

Dates

November 2 - 3

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BlizzCon 2018 is an the BlizzCon event hosted by Blizzard Entertainment that took place at the Anaheim Convention Center on November 2-3, 2018.

The official date for BlizzCon 2018 was announced on April 9, 2018.[1]

A third batch of tickets was announced on August 8, 2018.[2]

Summary

WoW Icon update.png Warcraft
Diablo Diablo
  • Diablo Immortal is the new mobile game that takes place between the stories of Diablo II and Diablo III.
  • Diablo Immortal cinematic reveal.
  • Gameplay trailer for Diablo Immortal.
  • The game will feature 8 zones, 4 instanced dungeons and 6 classes to start. Fully integrated with Blizzard Battle.net.
Overwatch Overwatch
  • New hero: Ashe - A damage dealer with a rifle and dynamite explosives.
  • Ashe's origin story showcases her villainous backstory.
  • Ashe's introduction video showing her unique skills.
  • New animated cinematic short "Reunion" featuring Ashe and McCree.
Hearthstone Hearthstone
  • Rastakhan's Rumble is the next expansion.
  • Troll themed expansion will feature 135 new cards.
  • New keyword card type called Overkill.
  • Expansion will release on December 4, 2018.
Heroes of the Storm Heroes of the Storm
  • Orphea is the next hero - the first character born in the Nexus.
    • The new hero is automatically unlocked for attendees, including Virtual Ticket holders.
  • Heir of Raven Court cinematic featuring Orphea.

Features and schedule

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The features and schedule for 2018:

November 2

Stage Panel Time (PDT)
BlizzCon All Opening Ceremony 11:00 - 12:45
Diablo Mythic Diablo Immortal Unveiled 12:45 - 13:30
BlizzCon Epic Behind Blizzard's Music 12:45 - 13:30
BlizzCon Legendary Blizzard Gear: Past, Present & Future 12:45 - 13:30
Overwatch Mythic Overwatch - What's Next 13:30 - 14:15
BlizzCon Epic Inside Blizzard 13:30 - 14:15
BlizzCon Legendary Voices of War: Horde vs. Alliance 14:00 - 15:00
Hearthstone Mythic Hearthstone - What's Next 14:30 - 15:15
BlizzCon Epic Lorecraft: Creating Memorable Characters 14:30 - 15:30
BlizzCon Legendary Backstage at Blizzard 15:15 - 16:00
WoW Icon update.png Mythic World of Warcraft: What's Next 15:30 - 16:15
BlizzCon Epic Carbot Live 16:00 - 16:45
WoW Icon update.png Legendary Battle for Azeroth Cinematics: Expanding the Narrative 16:15 - 17:15
Heroes of the Storm Mythic Heroes of the Storm: What's Next 16:30 - 17:15
WC3Reforged-icon.png Mythic Inside Warcraft III: Reforged 17:30 - 18:15
BlizzCon Epic Cosplay Exhibition 17:30 - 18:30
BlizzCon Mythic Community Night 19:00 - 21:00

November 3

Stage Panel name Time (PDT)
Heroes of the Storm Mythic Heroes of the Storm: Deep Dive 10:00 - 10:45
WoW Icon update.png Legendary Immersive Sounds of Azeroth 10:00 - 11:00
Overwatch Epic Artist at Work: Building Ashe In-Game 10:15 - 11:00
Overwatch Mythic Voices of Overwatch 11:15 - 12:15
StarCraft Legendary The Pylon Show 11:30 - 12:30
WoW Icon update.png Epic Build A Panel: World Creation in WoW 11:45 - 12:45
StarCraft Mythic StarCraft II: What's Next 12:30 - 13:15
BlizzCon Legendary CodeCraft: Exploring Engineering 13:00 - 14:00
BlizzCon Epic Artist at Work: Crafting Ashe in Reunion 13:15 - 14:00
BlizzCon Mythic Restoring History: Creating WoW Classic 13:30 - 14:15
Overwatch Mythic Overwatch: Building a Hero 14:30 - 15:15
BlizzCon Legendary SoundCraft: Inside the World of Sound Design 14:30 - 15:15
Heroes of the Storm Epic Artist at Work: Bringing Heroes to Life 14:45 - 15:30
WoW Icon update.png Mythic World of Warcraft: Q&A 15:30 - 16:15
BlizzCon Legendary Stay Awhile and Listen 16:00 - 17:00
WoW Icon update.png Epic Artist at Work: Creating World of Warcraft Art 16:15 - 17:00
BlizzCon Mythic Play Nice; Play Fair 16:30 - 17:30
BlizzCon Legendary Geek and Sundry Live! 17:30 - 18:30
Diablo Mythic Diablo Immortal: World and Q&A 17:45 - 18:30
Hearthstone Epic Artist at Work: Hearthstone - Creating Rastakhan's Rumble Card Packs 17:45 - 18:30
BlizzCon Mythic Closing Ceremony - Train 19:30 - 22:00
BlizzCon Arena Closing Ceremony - Kristian Nairn 19:30 - 22:00
BlizzCon Heroes (Hall B) Closing Ceremony - Lindsey Stirling 19:30 - 22:00

Tickets

  • $199.00 USD per ticket (same as BlizzCon 2017)
  • Sold in three batches:
    • Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. PDT
    • Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. PDT
    • Saturday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. PDT
  • $49.99 USD per virtual ticket (up from BlizzCon 2017, +$10 USD)
    • Available for purchase since September 12
  • Benefit Dinner Ticket Sale: Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. PDT
    • Approximately 275 tickets for $750 each

Tournaments

Swag/Goodie bag

The Goodie bag for 2018 is available since September 12 for $55 ($45 for Virtual Ticket holders), includes:[3]

  • The BlizzCon Book: A Celebration of Our Community - We dug deep into the archives of past BlizzCon events to create this beautiful hardcover “yearbook” of the most memorable moments, including costume contest winners, esports champions, and your favorite on-stage surprises. There’s even space for you to get some signatures from developers, guildmates, and friends.
  • World of Warcraft Faction Keychain - Declare your allegiance for your favorite faction with this customizable keychain. Whether you’re a champion of the Alliance or a hero of the Horde, spin the emblem to choose the side you fight for.
  • Overwatch Challenge Coin - Take home an authentic Challenge Coin based on the one Balderich gave Reindhart in the “Honor and Glory” animated short.
  • Classic Diablo Vinyl Figure - This detailed figurine represents the classic incarnation of the Lord of Terror from the original Diablo.
  • Hearthstone Magnet Set - Bring the tavern home and decorate your fridge or cabinet with this collectible magnet set.
  • Heroes of the Storm Raven Lord Crest Magnet - Answer the call of the Nexus and don the Raven Lord’s crest with this detailed magnet.
  • StarCraft 20th Anniversary Pin - Celebrate the 20th anniversary of StarCraft with this pin from the Blizzard Collectible Pins collection.

Virtual rewards

The virtual rewards for 2018 were revealed over the weeks preceding BlizzCon, starting with Overwatch.[4]

Panel transcripts

WoW Icon update.png Warcraft
Diablo Diablo
Hearthstone Hearthstone
Heroes of the Storm Heroes of the Storm
Overwatch Overwatch

Notes and trivia

  • World of Warcraft: Classic playable demos was available for this BlizzCon attendees as well as a download for Virtual Ticket members. The servers will last from the time BlizzCon starts to November 8.[6]

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