Just one month off to BlizzCon 2019 on 1 November! The Blizzard community will be gathering from around the world, in person, in-game or online for two days of games, esports, cosplay, contests, fellowship, and fun. Join in even from home! More main stage content will be made available for free online, but get the BlizzCon 2019 Virtual Ticket for the next step-up of the experience!
Available at $49.99 on the Blizzard Shop, the virtual ticket will have a collection of commemorative extras! Get in-game items for World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Starcraft II, Heroes of the Storm and Diablo III. There’ll be more surprises in store too! Ticket holders will be able to access in-depth, comprehensive live show coverage! This includes the BlizzCon All-Access Channel, Community Night contests on Friday, closing festivities – musical performances to be announced – and three stages’ worth of developer panels for players to get further into their favourite games.
J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment had this to say:
This year’s BlizzCon is shaping up to be our best yet, and we want to make sure everyone in the Blizzard community can experience it together, whether they’re joining us in person, from home, or hanging out in-game. We’re looking forward to delivering an epic experience for those watching our free broadcasts—which we’ll have more of than ever before—and for everyone tuning in for all of the extras provided with the Virtual Ticket.
Epic BlizzCon Extras
BlizzCon attendees and Virtual Ticket holders will be receiving a whole assortment of in-game extras to celebrate the occasion:
- World of Warcraft: Murloc-ified faction leaders Finduin (Alliance) and Gillvanas (Horde) will be your pair to ride the tides with! The whimsical Wendigo Woolies transmog outfit will also be available for your visit to the icy mountains. Available in-game starting today!
- Overwatch: Heroes are decked out to celebrate 25 years of Azeroth in future Earth! Genji will seek vengeance as Illidan. Symmetra will call on the (hard-)light of Elune as Tyrande. In-game before BlizzCon!
- Hearthstone: Get the BlizzCon 2019 Card Back to show off in a duel! A mysterious Golden Legendary card will also be revealed at BlizzCon. In-game after BlizzCon!
- Heroes of the Storm: Enter the Nexus with a commemorative BlizzCon spray and portrait! You’ll also be able to ride the Celestial Deepcrawler. Watch out for those claws… Available in-game starting today!
- Starcraft II: A trio of Brood War-era unit skins and portraits will be available to you! Get the Classic Battlecruiser, Classic Ultralisk and the Classic Carrier. Available in-game starting today!
- Stay tuned for more BlizzCon bonuses, like commemorative wings for Diablo III players (PC/Mac only)!
Watch BlizzCon Live Online and On the Go
Those of you at home, here’s more details on what you can get from your BlizzCon Virtual Ticket:
- BlizzCon All-Access Channel: A virtual tour guide through both full days of the main event 1 and 2 November. Explore every corner of the convention, get up to the main stage, check out the esports tournaments, and get exclusive interviews with Blizzard developers and more.
- In-depth Developer Panel Coverage: Get even further behind the scenes of your favourite games! Get all panel content on the Mythic, Legendary and Epic stages. Full schedule to be revealed in the coming weeks.
- Community Night: The stage will feature the legendary creativity of the Blizzard community! Tune in Friday evening for the BlizzCon costume contest, talent contest, art contest, and movie contest.
- Closing Festivities: Musical performances will be available live from multiple stages on Saturday night. Details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Even if you don’t get the Virtual Ticket, more free streaming content will be available than ever before! Start off with the opening ceremony, scheduled for 11AM PDT, 1 November, Friday. More free panel broadcasts will be open! Esports tournaments at BlizzCon will be all available free for fans, including the Overwatch World Cup, the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship, WoW Mythic Dungeon International, Hearthstone Global Finals, and Starcraft II World Championship Series. Again, stay tuned for details once the complete BlizzCon schedule becomes available later on.
For more information on BlizzCon 2019 and the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, visit the official website.