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BlizzCon 2021: How to Watch, Dates, Rumors & more

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It's all digital this year! Digital presentations have been on the rise due to COVID-19 complications and BlizzCon 2021 is joining them after a cancelled event the year before.

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There are plenty of BlizzCon 2021 rumors pointing to new reveals for WoW Classic The Burning Crusade, Diablo 4, and Overwatch 2.

Here's everything you need to know about the event, and what you can expect to see over the 2 days.

LATEST - What Are We Expecting

Every major Blizzard franchise is being represented at BlizzCon 2021 and the event promises an overwhelming amount of news for fans to digest.

If we start of with World of Warcraft, there are two major content expansions reportedly on the way. Shadowlands is getting the Chains of Dominion content expansion and WoW Classic is getting more content from the original title.

Diablo 4 is expected to make an appearance alongside Diablo Immortal. However, there are also rumours of a Diablo 2 Remake in the works from Vicarious Visions. Would this be the best time to reveal that?

Overwatch 2 is going to be a major talking point and a "behind the scenes" look at development and progress is being promised.

On top of all this, the future of Hearthstone and the Starcraft series are both going to be talked about on their respective channels. BlizzCon 2021 promises to be an absolutely huge event you won't want to miss.

BlizzCon 2021 Start Time, Schedule Revealed

Blizzard has unveiled the schedule for BlizzCon 2021 which gives us a start time for each of its 2 days, and when each panel will happen.

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STEAL THE SHOW: World of Warcraft is set to be the biggest announcement of BlizzCon 2021 with WoW Classic TBC

On February 19th - the stream will begin at 5pm EST (10pm GMT) and run to 8:40pm EST (1:40am GMT).

On February 20th - the stream will begin at 3pm EST (8pm GMT) and run to 7:25pm EST (12:25am GMT).

You can check out the full schedule for each of the BlizzCon 2021 panels here!

Diablo 4, Overwatch 2 Delayed to 2022

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Despite an Overwatch 2 Gameplay Trailer premiering in 2019, fans will have to wait until 2022 for the game according to a new Blizzard statement - and the same timeline will hold true for Diablo 4 as well.

This is a big blow for fans hoping to see the next game in some of Blizzard's most popular series, but we can still expect to see things from these games at BlizzCon 2021.

Watch BlizzCon 2021 Free

BlizzCon 2021 will abandon the former ticket system and instead be free for the first time!

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FREE AT LAST: BlizzCon will be free to watch this year!

This means it has all the room to break viewership records this year.

With perhaps more eyes on it than ever, we expect BlizzCon 2021 will impress by announcing some big things - with a near guarantee being WoW Classic TBC to bring players back to The Burning Crusade, World of Warcraft's first expansion.

BlizzCon 2021 Goes Digital

BlizzCon 2021 will be a massive event, with the possibility for a ton of different announcements across Blizzard Entertainment's many popular series - including World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Starcraft, Hearthstone, Diablo, and any other new developments.

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GOING DIGITAL: After BlizzCon 2020's cancellation, the event is returning online

BlizzCon 2021 will run from February 19-20, with both days featuring a massive livestream. BlizzCon staples like the cosplay competition and Q&A's will likely remain a part of the digital event.

More important than the fanfare, however, is the massive reveals that BlizzCon gives fans - and we are expecting big things at BlizzCon 2021.

WoW Classic TBC

WoW Classic brought players back to the very beginnings of the most popular MMORPG ever made, one that still dominates the genre over a decade later.

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THE BURNING CRUSADE: WoW Classic will likely take players through TBC next

Now that WoW Classic has reached the final phase of content, Phase 6, and released Naxxramas, there's currently nothing in the cards for the game.

READ MORE: WoW Classic: Version 1.13.7 Eliminates Spell Batching for TBC

BlizzCon 2021 will no doubt change this, and we fully expect the reveal of WoW Classic TBC, bringing players to the first World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade.

Diablo 4

One of BlizzCon's most infamous moments was punctuated by a question no one will ever forget - "Do you guys not have phones?"

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NEVER FORGET: This clip from the Diablo Immortal reveal still lingers in fan's minds

This moment was during a Q&A after the reveal of Diablo Immortal, which took the infamous PC game to mobile, and was in response to a fan asking if there were ever any plans to return to PC.

Diablo Immortal was perhaps the first and only reveal ever to get booed by a BlizzCon audience, and this moment has been immortalized by critics of Blizzard's direction with the Diablo series.

READ MORE: Diablo 4 Leaks: Release Date, Platforms & more

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While this massive blunder has stained Diablo for some fans, Blizzard has all the opportunity to earn back their reputation for building on their massively popular series and push out a proper Diablo 4 game.

BlizzCon 2021 would be the perfect place to reveal a Diablo 4, and fans are crossing their fingers despite its release being pushed to 2022.

Overwatch 2

Blizzard surprised the gaming world by creating Overwatch, an FPS game that was a bold departure from the other popular series from the company.

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CHEER: The holidays are over, and fans are hoping for big plans with Overwatch

Overwatch since has become a popular esport, and maintains a solid community to this day for its unique gameplay.

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Blizzard, however, are ready for the next step by creating Overwatch 2.

READ MORE: Overwatch Winter Wonderland: Skins, Game Modes & more

While we don't know much about Overwatch 2 yet, we've seen test gameplay at events, and some slight reveals elsewhere.

BlizzCon 2021 would be the perfect place to fully unveil Overwatch 2, though fans will have to wait until 2022 for release day according to Blizzard.

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