BlizzCon reveals include Sombra in Overwatch and Diablo in Diablo III
The BlizzCon Opening Ceremony has wrapped, and this year’s convention is officially underway. Read on for a recap of the big moments and big news from the start of the show.
25 YEARS OF GAMES
Journey back in time and celebrate 25 years of Blizzard games and cameraderie with this special video that kicked off the opening ceremony.
Introducing the next hero coming to the Overwatch roster: Sombra, one of the world’s most notorious hackers. Click here for more info on the character!
Introducing the Overwatch League
Get ready for the Overwatch League—a world-class ecosystem for professional Overwatch competition. The Overwatch League combines Blizzard’s experience in esports with the best practices of major traditional sports to create a league where teams and players can thrive for years to come, and fans are made for life. Visit OverwatchLeague.com to learn more about what’s in store.
Prepare for a payload of StarCraft II content! The third and final Nova Mission Pack launches November 22. Additionally, Alexei Stukov will be infesting Co-op Missions soon, along with a new map!
HEROES OF THE STORM
The Heroes of Azeroth
Two new Heroes hailing from the realm of Azeroth are warping into the Nexus: King Varian Wrynn and Ragnaros, the Firelord! Varian is Heroes of the Storm’s first multi-class Hero—be the shield your team needs by taunting enemies and soaking tons of damage, or go on the offensive and lead with your blades to cut down any who stand in your way. Ragnaros can sieze control of allied Forts or destroyed enemy Forts to unleash a whole new set of fiery abilities.
New Brawl and Nexus Challenge
Blackheart’s back for revenge in an all-new Brawl! In this asymmetrical battleground, the attacking team must gather cannonballs and open fire upon the ghost pirate’s ship, while defenders take out enemy heroes until Blackheart can wipe out the attackers’ Core.
Team up with your friends—and earn a handsome set of in-game rewards for both Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm—by taking on the Nexus Challenge! Find out more about this limited-time event, along with the new Brawl and heroes, on the Heroes community site.
Take On the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
Head to the back-alleys of Azeroth’s biggest trade city and try your luck with the criminal underground in Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, the upcoming new expansion for Hearthstone. Add 132 new cards to your collection, and build new strategies around the three notorious crime families that rule Gadgetzan’s streets: the weapon-smuggling Grimy Goons, the assassins of the Jade Lotus, and the mana-hungry Kabal. Visit Gadgetzan.com to learn more.
The Darkening of Tristram
Celebrate 20 years of Diablo by traveling back into the depths of the Cathedral where it all began in this upcoming Diablo III: Reaper of Souls content update. Get ready to explore a monster-filled dungeon 16 levels deep, and come face to face with the four main bosses from the original game—all with retro touches like special graphics filters and eight-direction character movement.
Rise of the Necromancer
A new class is coming to Diablo III: Reaper of Souls: the Necromancer! Coming in 2017, the Rise of the Necromancer pack will allow you to master the dark arts, draw your magic from the power of death itself, and command mighty armies of risen warriors—oh, and explode corpses, too.