BlizzCon 2021 will be the celebration of 30 years for one of the world’s most recognizable video game companies. The 2-day event is a digital-only experience, and new details are expected on Overwatch 2 & more. We have details on how you can watch it.
It’s hard to truly measure the impact that Blizzard Entertainment’s games have had on the industry and society in general. They have created some of gaming’s most popular franchises of all time in Diablo, Starcraft, Overwatch, and the Warcraft universe.
Their 30th-anniversary celebration will sadly take place behind closed doors, and the two-day spectacular – referred to as BlizzConline – is expected to celebrate all things Blizzard. One of the most anticipated aspects of the event is hopefully the reveal of more Overwatch 2 details.
New Overwatch 2 expected to be announced
Even Blizzard couldn’t have expected the universally positive reception that Overwatch was going to receive. The game is heading into its sixth year, and the legacy it’s already accumulated is remarkable.
Blizzard has already confirmed that Overwatch 2 is not releasing in 2021, but the event is expected to release some new information on the game. We already know it’s expected to feature some new PvE content, and hopefully, they will expand upon this by letting us know how the game is progressing.
How to watch BlizzCon 2021
The current climate is making it difficult to host public events for many places around the world, and BlizzCon is no different. 2021’s event is a special one as it marks the company’s 30th anniversary, and you’ll be able to follow all of the company’s planned events online.
Here’s how you can watch everything and what will be on:
- You can head to either the BlizzConline website or watch the coverage on YouTube or Twitch
- There will be a choice of six channels of content so you can choose which media you want to watch
- It will feature a variety of events and pretaped content to replicate the feeling of BlizzCon
- They will explore Blizzard games and sit down with developers to discuss the making of their games
BlizzCon 2021 start times
BlizzCon Day one
Here’s what the official website says about the first day’s activities:
“Day 1 will kick off at 2 p.m. PST on Friday, February 19, with an opening segment that includes a first look at some of the latest game content the development teams have been working on.
Then for the next three-plus hours, you’ll have the option to tune in to one of the six different themed channels, so you can decide whether you want to sample a little bit of everything or dig deeper into the games you’re interested in most.”
BlizzCon Day two
Here’s what the official website says about day two:
“Day 2 will pick back up at 12 p.m. PST on Saturday, February 20, with multiple channels once again, until the fun wraps up later that afternoon.
Throughout this second day, we’ll be shining a spotlight on the global Blizzard community, including the winners and outstanding entries in the Community Showcase contests and exhibitions.”
If you’re unable to catch any of the two days, or you end up missing out on your favorite bits, then don’t worry as the footage will be saved in the BlizzConline video archives.
Blizzard will announce more specific details about the event closer to the time.
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