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Blizzcon 2017 Announcements – Opening Ceremony

It’s the moment every Blizzard fan has been waiting for, the Blizzcon 2017 Announcements! The Opening ceremony has given us a glimpse of whats to come from one of my favourite Developers over the next year.

Blizzcon 2017 Announcements - Opening Ceremony

We posted our predictions last month about what we thought was going to be announced at this years Blizzcon. So here is a breakdown of everything we know so far, starting with my second home, World of Warcraft.

World of Warcraft Reveals

After Legion being one of the best expansions to date; we predicted another expansion to be revealed. Especially after all the logo leaks over on Reddit.

Here it is; what I have been waiting for the most, the latest content updates for Warcraft.

  • World of Warcraft favourite ice cream is Vanilla – its finally happening! Holy Moly! World of Warcraft Classic has been revealed
  • Classic server option added – no release date revealed
  • New Shadow plushy added for disaster relief
  • Over $15m donated through-out the years for charitable causes
  • The new expansion has been revealed – Horde vs Alliance rivally back on the table again!
  • Expansion named Battle for Azeroth
  • Kul Tiras & Zandalar – new continents added
  • New dungeons and raids added
  • Plunder Uncharted Islands
  • Dominate Warfronts
  • New Allied Races – six new factions added
  • Your faction matters!
  • Intro cinematic released for Battle for Azeroth early!

This has to be the most anticipated of all Blizzcon 2017 Announcements.

Overwatch – Whats Next

We anticipated a new champion to add to the ever growing roster.

The reveals for Overwatch at this years Blizzcon are:

  • Blizzard World, the newest map is revealed – It will be live early next year and will be on the PTR soon
  • Hybrid map which is part assault and part payload
  • New hero announced : Moira – a new support healer
  • Cinematic for Moira to be revealed at the What’s Next Overwatch Panel
  • Reinhardt origin cinematic revealed!

Hearthstone, Starcraft II & Heroes of the Storm Updates

With all the success of of the updates over the year, we thought this would carry on with similar updates.

The announcements this year:

  • Starcraft II
  • New co-op missions coming
  • Starcraft II is going free to play! Starting from November 14th 2017

  • Heroes of the Storm
  • New cinematic featuring new Heroes: Hanzo from Overwatch, Alexstrasza the Life-Binder from World of Warcraft
  • Big changes coming in-game such as voice chat, performance based match making, lane balancing and a rework to stealth mechanic

  • Hearthstone
  • Next month the next expansion is released: Kobolds & Catacombs
  • New cards released such as Marin the Fo, Tolin’s Goblet, Cushing Wallsm, Gather Your Party, Dragon Soul (Legendary)
  • Marin the Fox available for free from Monday 6th November for all that login to Heathstone
  • 9 legendary weapon cards for all classes added
  • The Dungeon Run – a new single player experience.It’s all about defeating bosses and collecting new cards for your deck – based on the rogue like concept and is completely free!

Diablo 3 – How Can We Forget?

I just wanted some content to make me want to play a game I’ve sank many hours into. Sadly Diablo 3 didn’t get any love in this years Blizzcon 2017 Announcements.

Please let us know what your thoughts are for this years reveals at Blizzcon. My predictions a few weeks ago were pretty much spot on!

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