Blizzard Says BlizzCon 2021 Will Come "Early" Next Year

BlizzCon 2020 may be canceled, but fans won't have to wait until fall 2021 for the next event.

Following the news earlier this year that BlizzCon 2020 would be canceled in the wake of COVID-19, Blizzard have announced they will be holding next year's convention as an online-exclusive event.

Not only will BlizzCon 2021 be a virtual event, but it will be held earlier in the year. As confirmed by Blizzard President J. Allen Brack during this week's Activision Blizzard earnings call, the convention will be held in "the early part" of 2021.

Virtual BlizzCon tickets are nothing new to fans of the developer, with many of those unable to attend the convention in person instead buying virtual tickets. Aside from allowing fans to watch the con's many panels and announcements, virtual tickets also often come with goodies for World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Blizzard's other titles.

The two biggest titles fans speculated Blizzard would show at BlizzCon this year were Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2. With luck, the developer will be showing more of the two at BlizzCon 2021.

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Ashley spends all her time playing games, cooking, and studying languages. It's a miracle she's not burned out on the whole thing after being a game addict since '89 (I'm old, deal with it). Classic annoying Sega kid, still hasn't let go of Sonic and prefers arcade-style games. Final Fantasy and SaGa rock whatever it is you like, chump.

Published Aug. 5th 2020

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