Here’s the big BlizzConline 2021 schedule, from World of Warcraft to Overwatch 2

    
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Blizzard’s just released its schedule for BlizzConline, and… well it’s not going to absolutely shock you, since we had a pretty good idea of what the con was going to focus on already.

Notably, following the open ceremonies on February 19th, there’s a big World of Warcraft What’s Next panel, and it’s the big one since it’s going on the main channel first too. There’s also What’s Next for Diablo – we’re expecting some Diablo IV and Diablo Immortal and maybe the Diablo 2 remaster there – and Overwatch 2, though don’t expect any announcement dates for D4 and OW2, as we already know they’re not coming out this year.

In typical BlizzCon tradition, day two has a lot of fan-centric panels and competitive play, but we’re also expecting a Q&A for WoW and Diablo too. MOP’s Justin says he will make the WoW cooking show his top priority, and MOP’s Eliot is already on deck to liveblog it all.

As we’ve previously covered, this version of BlizzCon is entirely online and entirely free, so you can watch the whole thing at your leisure, then muse with us on what we’re hoping to hear from the show.

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Danny Smith

I get the feeling even if the ‘rona hadn’t happened this would have been one of the dud ones. They’ve now said the next diablo and overwatch releases aren’t coming any time soon, no new wow expansion to announce and heroes of the storm and starcraft 2 are dead as dicks.

So… another attempt to stop hearthstone bleeding out, diablo mobile and news about a wow patch?

Can’t imagine this is one for the ages.

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Munchmeat2

Blizzard is a creatively bankrupt company now.

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HalLundy

That’s just not true.

They’ve been creatively bankrupt for YEARS.

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Greaterdivinity

I haven’t watched a Blizzcon since I actually attended them in person ages ago so I’ll just catch the liveblogs and recaps. Those always serve me better.

Genuinely curious to see what kind of production they put on from a logistical/event perspective, it’s interesting seeing how these companies adapt physical conventions to digital during covid. But also like, I’m here for the mobile shit and curious to see what their moves/strategies will be.

I’m no longer a Blizzard fan, barely even play their games and can’t muster up enough emotion about them to even be salty. But I’m still interested to watch how the company changes over time.

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TomTurtle

I look forward to the yearly tradition of reading Eliot’s liveblog comments. I so enjoy the snarky ones.

At least this year I can also tune in directly for a change since I’ve never been interested in paying Blizzard for the “privilege” to view their reveals.

I’m not expecting to be terribly enthused by anything, but I’m willing to join in on the fun. And hey, I bet there’ll be beautiful cinematics to enjoy.

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BalsBigBrother

Will read the summary on massively once all the dust has settled as I can’t really muster any excitement or even a mild intetest for anything Blizzard are doing.

Hope folks more invested that me enjoy the show.

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PepinoCantador

I know most people look down on mobile stuff but, if the rumors are true, then I’m actually interested to hear what the multiple Warcraft mobile projects will be.

My guess is that at least one of them will be a “Raid: Shadow Legends” hero battler / MTX shop frontend, but I’m hoping maybe there will be something worthwhile in the bunch.

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Eliot Lefebvre

I don’t know, “Warcraft Gacha” sounds so audaciously weird that it’s almost appealing just with that description alone.

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PepinoCantador

Limited time, get Jaina Proudmoore for only 2000 Warcraft Coins!

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Danny Smith

They called it “Titanforging” :p

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Truvidien

Just want more information about Diablo 4 please.

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Ironwu

For me, Blizzard no longer has anything at all that interests me.

I am sure others may be excited about these announcements.

But I see nothing here that lifts Blizzard out of the morass of mediocrity that it has been mired in for the past several years.

Just my 2c.

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Sarah Cushaway

Agreed. And it really bums me out since Diablo I and II, Starcraft, and early WoW were some of my best gaming memories.

But I won’t support a company when they continually sh*t on their employees, their older fanbase, and every bit of ethics a company should uphold. I don’t care how good Diablo 4 might be (it won’t be good, though, it’ll be micro-transaction garbage), or even the next WoW expansion (that game is just beyond fixing now), they’ll never get my money until they break from Activision and set up new leadership.

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Dankey Kang

There’s nothing short of an engine overhaul that could get me interested in WoW again. I don’t see the point in Overwatch 2, could have easily just been an expansion.

At this point I’m just interested to see what’s going on with Diablo, Diablo 2 specifically. Biting my fingernails to see if they’re gonna massacre it or the faint possibility that they could do it justice with the remaster.

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James Crow

it is an PVE expansion after all just with a number.
after all all you keep the progression and can keep playing pvp with people who not buying it.

and with blizzard expansion not mean less cost so for me its really the same.
for people who only care about the pvp i dont see any reason to buy it, i really dont like the pvp in OW so im going to get OW2 just to play the pve cuz ilike the art