Welcome to BlizzCon! The opening ceremony is about to begin and we'll be covering it live for you.

Expect to see some brief details on the Hearthstone expansion, a couple of new card teasers, and info on all the other game announcements at BlizzCon. We'll get more information later in the day with a dedicated Hearthstone panel.

  • Note that the Opening Ceremony will be broadcast on all of Blizzard's Twitch channels for free.
  • New for 2019 - Several panels on the first day on the Mythic stage will also be free to watch. Only on BlizzCon.com.
  • The rest of BlizzCon (outside of Esports) will require access to a Virtual Ticket. We've embedded the stream down below.

New Hearthstone News

  • Descent of Dragons launches December 10.
  • A new solo adventure will be coming in January
  • Ben Thompson takes the stage!
  • Some of the best stories are told right here at home, in the Tavern.
  • Rise of Shadows introduced the League of EVIL.
  • Saviors of Uldum introduced the League of Explorers again.
  • Dragonblight is where everything ends up.
  • Descent of Dragons is the new expansion name.
  • More dragons than any expansion has ever had.
  • Logging in when the set launches gets you five legendary Galakrond cards.
  • Every class gets a legendary dragon.
  • A new game mode is coming out called Battlegrounds.
  • Battlegrounds is an eight-player mode that is inspired by autochess.
  • Battlegrounds is available on November 12.
  • If you pre-purchase the new expansion, you get access to Battlegrounds on Tuesday!

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*Please note that Draconic Lackey is our new token Lackey for the expansion*


Opening Ceremony Recap

  • "We did not live up to the high standards we set for ourselves." J. Allen Brack on Hearthstone controversy last month.
  • "We'll do better going forward"
  • "When we get it right, we create a common ground for the community to come together, our actions are going to matter more than any of these words."
Diablo 4
  • Diablo 4 cinematic!
  • Luis Barriga, D4 Game Director, is live on stage.
  • Diablo 4 is darkness, world, and legacy. 
  • The game is going to be dark. The art, story, and horror elements are all a return to the darker roots of Diablo.
  • Blood, gore, occult symbols and rituals.
  • A gothic and medieval version of hell.
  • PVP is back in Diablo!
  • "If you're a long-time fan, this is the game you're waiting for."
  • Releasing on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
  • Barbarian, Druid, and Sorceress are the first three classes announced.
StarCraft II
  • You'll be able to play against the Deepmind AI if you're at BlizzCon. Check out the Blizzard Arcade.
  • Arcturus Mengsk is coming to SC2 as the next co-op commander.
Heroes of the Storm
  • Deathwing is coming to the Nexus. He is the most requested hero of all time.
  • Deathwing has two forms, with two sets of abilities.
  • You can play Deathwing at BlizzCon in the Blizzard Arcade.
  • If you have a virtual ticket or a physical BlizzCon ticket, you'll get Deathwing for free when he launches.
  • All heroes will be free in the game from now until November 10 so you can try out all the heroes.
Warcraft III Reforged
  • Everyone with a ticket (virtual or physical) is getting access to the beta on Tuesday.
  • The release date for the game will be announced "soon".
WoW Classic
  • Vanilla Ice Cream can be purchased at BlizzCon.
  • Week of  November 12, world bosses are getting released.
  • The PVP honor system will also get released the same week.
  • Dire Maul is playable on the show floor.
World of Warcraft
  • Ion takes the stage.
  • WoW turns 15 years old!
  • A new WoW charity pet is being released to benefit Make-a-Wish and We.org.
  • The pet is a baby alpaca. All proceeds will benefit the two charities.
  • November 5 is when all the anniversary events will be activated. A battleground and raid experiences will be available.
  • Completing all the raid experiences will get a Deathwing mount.
  • Logging in during the celebrating will give you a Nefarian pet.
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands.
  • A realm that predates the titans. The power the Death Knights draw from.


Watch Live

The opening ceremony is available for free and will be streamed to all of Blizzard's channels on Twitch. You can stick around on the PlayHearthstone channel and watch Esports afterwards.


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