BlizzCon 2023 Unveils Diablo IV Expansion, New Overwatch 2 Hero, and More

During BlizzCon 2023, Blizzard announced the next three World of Warcraft expansions, the first expansion for Diablo IV, a new Overwatch hero, and more.

BlizzCon 2023 – All the Announcements

Here are all of the announcements made during BlizzCon 2023:

  • World of Warcraft: The War Within is the first installment of The Worldsoul Saga, an ambitious creative endeavor for the Warcraft universe. In this expansion, slated for release in 2024, players will travel to the new continent of Khaz Algar as an ancient civilization rises to power deep beneath the surface of the planet. 
  • The vision for The Worldsoul Saga was announced to players around the world live on stage, including two expansions following The War WithinWorld of Warcraft: Midnight and World of Warcraft: The Last Titan. 
  • Warcraft Rumble, the first Warcraft game designed from the ground up for mobile, is live now on iOS and Android! Rumble invites players to assemble armies with their favorite characters from the Warcraft universe and battle it out to test their tactical wits. With over 70 unique missions, as well as weekly and monthly challenges in the form of multipart dungeons, PvP, and more, Warcraft Rumble is full of authentic Warcraft vibes, created by a team with deep roots in the game universe.
  • World of Warcraft Classic invites players to return to Azeroth once again and begin a new journey—with a twist! In Season of Discovery, players will start a fresh adventure where exploration and experimentation will be key to unlocking new abilities for their characters. Then, in 2024, Classic players will witness the breaking of the world (again) in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic.
  • Two heads are better than one in Hearthstone Battlegrounds Duos, an exciting and truly collaborative way to play coming to the popular game mode in 2024. Two players can partner up and strategize together, sharing cards, health, and resources as they work with special Duos cards and synergies to take the crown together! 
  • With a campaign that continues the dark tale that began in Diablo IVVessel of Hatred brings players back to learn the fate of the prime evil Mephisto and his demonic plans for Sanctuary. Travel to the lush jungles known by the locals as Nahantu and explore fresh ways to play, with a completely new Class never seen before in the Diablo universe. Vessel of Hatred will be released in late 2024, with more details to be shared next summer.
  • Mauga is coming to Overwatch 2 as the game’s newest tank hero! Players can experience this new hero during a limited-time trial this weekend before his release in Season 8. The Overwatch team also revealed there’s much more to come, including the brand-new Clash PvP game mode where players will visit the new Hanaoka map, inspired by an original fan favorite, Hanamura. 

“BlizzCon isn’t just about the latest updates from Blizzard – it’s about all of you. Players are at the forefront of everything we do, and we’re devoted to supporting these incredible communities,” president of Blizzard Entertainment Mike Ybarra said. “All of us—gamers, developers, and fans—we are all united in our shared love for gaming.”

You can view the almost 2-hour BlizzCon 2023 opening ceremony below:

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