Blizzcon Day 1 – Opening Ceremony Summary

The opening ceremony for blizzcon has concluded, here’s a summary of everything new that was announced:

  • Brightpaw the Mana Kitty, will be this year’s charity ingame WoW pet on the blizzard store
  • Diablo will get a patch 2.4
  • Starcraft 2 will get mission packs, they will provide new stories and missions for the players to play.
    • The first is “Nova Covert Ops”
    • It will have 3 new missions
  • The trailer for the Warcraft movie was shown

  • Heroes of the Storm will get a new game mode next year: The Arena
    • The heroes you play will be randomly chosen (you can choose from 3 random heroes)
    • You could have 5 of the same hero on your team (e.g. 5 illidans)
    • It’s a small, single objective battleground
  • Heroes of the storm new heroes: Genn Greymane, Lunara, Cho’gall (played by 2 players)
    • Cho’gall will be given to blizzcon attendees, those with virtual tickets and a few players on battle.net
    • The rest will have to earn Cho’gall through a quest.
      • You will have to play 2 games with someone who does have cho’gall to get him.
      • If you as cho’gall owner play 4 games with someone who doesn’t have him, you’ll get gold in Heroes.
  • Heroes of the storm new battleground: Towers of Doom
  • Hearthstone is going to get a new adventure: The League of Explorers
    • You will have to defeat challenges for every wing. Completing each wing will give you a legendary card.
    • A new mechanic will be introduced “Discover”. This will present you 3 random cards from which you get to choose 1. It will be appropriate for your deck.
    • It will release later this month! Infact, it starts on Thursday!
  • Overwatch gains 3 new heroes: D.VA, Mei and Genji
  • Overwatch gains 1 new map: Hollywood
  • Overwatch will need to be bought. You’ll get all heroes and maps with it.
  • There will be a special edition: Overwatch Origins
    • This will have 5 different hero skins.
    • This will lprovide ingame bonuses like other collector’s edition games. WoW ingame pet, HS cardback, etc. (Tracer hero for Heroes of the Storm)
  • Origins edition will also be brought to XBOX One and PS4.
  • You can buy at buyoverwatch.com it will give you a pre-purchase widowmaker skin.
  • Overwatch will launch in the spring of 2016.
  • WoW Legion:
    • Gul’dan’s mission was to tear a hole in reality
    • Illidan will help the Alliance and Horde to defeat The Burning Legion
    • The intro cinematic for Legion was shown
    • Will launch summer 2016
    • You can pre-order it now.


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