BlizzCon 2023: all the latest news and trailers


After a few years of canceled or online-only events, Blizzard’s annual convention is returning to an in-person format. BlizzCon 2023 will once again take place at the Anaheim Convention Center and will span November 3rd and 4th. In terms of announcements, most of the news will likely come out of the opening ceremony, which will be live on November 3rd at 2PM ET. You can expect the usual updates for Blizzard’s big, ongoing games — think Diablo IV, Overwatch 2, Hearthstone, and World of Warcraft — but there’s also a chance we’ll hear about something brand new, like the studio’s mysterious survival game. Also, there will be a K-pop concert featuring Le Sserafim.

The whole event will be livestreamed on both YouTube and Twitch, but you can also keep up with the latest developments right here as they happen.

  • Your first look at the next phase of WoW.

    Blizzard announced three expansions for World of Warcraft as part of its epic-sounding Worldsoul Saga story arc. And you can get a glimpse at the first, dubbed “The War Within,” with this cinematic trailer. The expansion will be launching in 2024.

  • Blizzard announces the next three WoW expansions.

    In a presentation that felt something like Marvel announcing its next phase of movies and TV shows, Warcraft executive creative director Chris Metzen announced World of Warcraft’s next three expansions at BlizzCon. They’re part of what he called the “Worldsoul Saga”: The War Within, Midnight, and The Last Titan. The saga kicks off in 2024.

  • Even if you don’t play WoW, this is one heck of a trailer.

    Blizzard still knows how to make a good cinematic. Here’s some more evidence: this trailer for Cataclysm Classic, which launches in 2024.

  • The new Warcraft mobile game is available to download now.

    Warcraft Rumble looks a lot like, well, a mobile game, but it seems to be fairly robust, with PvE and PvP modes. Blizzard announced at BlizzCon that the game is officially live, and you can get it on the App Store and on Google Play.

  • Diablo IV’s first expansion is titled Vessel of Hatred.

    It adds two new regions to the game and a new class. The expansion is set to arrive in late 2024, but Blizzard plans to share more details this summer. You can get a brief but vague glimpse in Blizzard’s teaser trailer it revealed at BlizzCon.

  • Wanna feel old?

    Well guess what, Hearthstone is almost 10. The game will celebrate the milestone next March, and in the meantime, a Wild West-themed expansion called “Shadow in the Badlands” is launching on November 14th.

  • And that’s not all.

    Blizzard announced the next hero coming to Overwatch 2, but also teased some additional stuff that’s on the way. That includes a new damage hero, a new support hero, a new map, and a new game mode. It’s all due in 2024.

  • Don’t forget about the Overwatch World Cup.

    Competitive Overwatch is in a weird place right now, with an unclear future for OWL. But there’s still something to look forward to, with the Overwatch World Cup kicking off right after the BlizzCon opening ceremony wraps up this afternoon. Here are all the details if you want to tune in.

  • Mauga is officially Overwatch’s next hero.

    Mauga is a new tank joining with Overwatch 2’s 8th season. Blizzard revealed his debut trailer at BlizzCon.

  • Get ready for a … blizzard of news.

    Or at least some game announcements. BlizzCon is back in-person, and the opening ceremony kicks off at 2PM ET today. You can watch in the embed below.

  • It’s been a few years since Blizzard has hosted an in-person version of BlizzCon, its fan convention, but it sounds like that’s going to change in 2023. The company, known for huge franchises like World of Warcraft and Diablo, is “committed to bringing back BlizzCon in 2023,” Blizzard boss Mike Ybarra told the Los Angeles Times.

    “We previously announced we’re taking a pause on BlizzCon while we reimagine it for the future but do want to return to a live event that enables us to celebrate the community,” Ybarra said. “We recently hired a new leader of BlizzCon, April McKee, who is hard at work on that plan. … We are committed to bringing back BlizzCon in 2023.”

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