All the BlizzConline 2021 Announcements So Far - Day 1 Recap
20.02.2021 um 01:11
The first day of BlizzConline 2021 has ended, but it was packed with major announcements and tons of news! Just in case you missed something in the flurry of activity, here's a recap of everything announced and all our coverage.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
Patch 9.1 is on the horizon, featuring a ton of new content and the terrifying reveal of the Jailer's newest agent.
Patch 9.1 is Chains of Domination
, featuring a new zone (Korthia), new Maw content, a new dungeon and raid, as well as Mythic+ and PvP Season 2.
Chains of Domination Cinematic
shows the Jailer's newest agent attacking the covenants directly.
9.1 Sanctum of Dominion Raid featuring the Tarragrue, Kel'Thuzad, and Sylvanas Windrunner
Megadungeons return in Patch 9.1, with the
8 boss Broker Trade City
, featuring a pirate dragon! Yes, you read that right.
Players will unlock flying in the primary (non-Maw) zones, along with
Covenant-specific flying mounts
Flying won't be available in the Maw, but players will be able to use
any of their mounts in the Maw
, rather than just the special Shadehounds.
Players will continue earning renown with their covenants, unlocking new
cosmetic Covenant armor sets
The new zone,
Korthia, will have several new rewards in 9.1
including the Spectral Steed and Severed Hand mounts!
Season 2 will reward new Vicious Gorm mounts
though Gladiator and Keystone Master mounts will be recolors from season 1.
The Wandering Ancient will become available and we got a look at the
making of the Shadowlands mount poll winner
Two new battle pets will be available, Bananas and Daisy the Sloth, both
supporting Doctors Without Boarders
Voice Actor panel
showcased the awesome talents of Max Mittelman, Ray Chase, Debra Wilson, Alex Désert, and Josh Keaton bringing the characters of Warcraft to life!
Shadowlands: What's Next? Liveblog
recapped the story behind Patch 9.0, including Sire Denathrius, the Maw and Torghast, Tower of the Damned.
Ion Hazzikostas, Jeremy Feasel, and Steve Danuser gave several
interviews to Eurogamer, PCGamer, and Polygon
, covering new content coming in 9.1.
World of Warcraft: Classic
The Burning Crusade is coming to Classic!
The Burning Crusade Classic
was officially announced, releasing this year!
Players who want to use their existing characters can
copy Classic characters to TBC realms
Or if they want to start fresh, they can use
level 58 boosts for TBC Classic
However, there won't be a
gold cap on transfers
, further detailed in this
TBC Classic will have
, starting with Karazhan and ending with the Sunwell.
TBC Classic Beta Opt-In
Though there will be #SomeChanges, including
, along with Seals of Blood & Vengeance for
TBC: Deep Dive Panel
shared developer nostalgia and experiences updating the client for the modern game.
Diablo 4 has a new class, and an HD remaster of Diablo 2 has been officially announced! Diablo Immortal reviewed lessons learned from the technical alpha.
Diablo 2: Resurrected
is coming to PC & Console in 2021.
It's already available for
Pre-Order and Tech Alpha sign ups
, although we don't have an exact release date yet.
Q&A during the Diablo 2: Resurrected Deep Dive
shared developer insights.
Rogue Class is coming to Diablo 4
, a versatile close combat assassin and ranged archer.
Diablo 4: What's Next? panel
talked about PvP and the return of ear trophies. Yuck!
Alpha and Beyond
reviewed lessons learned from the technical alpha and mentioned a planned level 60 cap.
Hearthstone announced the Year of the Gryphon, the upcoming Forged in the Barrens expansion, and a new single-player experience called Hearthstone Mercenaries!
Overwatch announcements gave additional details on Overwatch 2, including hero appearance updates to reflect the passage of time, 7 tier talent trees for each hero and PvE campaign details, and a brief look at the newest railgun toting hero: Sojourn!
BlizzConline 2021 Opening Ceremony
showcased everything Blizzard has been working on so far.
President J. Allen Brack announced the
Blizzard Arcade Collection
of classic 90's games coming to PC & Console, free with any purchase of the BlizzConline bundles.
The first musical guest,
played a song which was quickly replaced with a hilarious overlay by Twitch's copyright protection, though the audio has since been restored.
The second musical guest,
the K-pop group MAMAMOO
surprised and everyone and generated quite the following on social media!
We got to see an amazing
BlizzConline art gallery
featuring prints from each of their franchises.
BlizzConline art prints
were even added to the store, featuring Classic, TBC, Hogger, & Barrens art collages.
We've also got a giveaway going, so make sure you enter before BlizzConline ends!
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