After last year’s somewhat disappointing showcase, there’s no question that BlizzCon 2019 needs to come back strong. Blizzard Entertainment has already taken the first steps on doing so and has provided year’s official dates.
The company has announced that BlizzCon 2019 will take place on November 1 and 2. It will once again be held in California, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center. However, for this year’s show, it’ll be expanding the space. This will accommodate the thousands of fans and attendees that will fill its halls. It didn’t say exactly how it would be expanding it, but more than likely it’ll use more of the convention center itself. It’s possible we may see some events in the surrounding hotel spaces as well.
Like the previous year’s show, BlizzCon will once again be home to an opening showcase, as well as panels, esports competitions and developers. On top of that, there should be a huge musical act to close the show, though they haven’t been confirmed just yet.
Hopefully this will be the year that the company finally confirms Diablo 4. It was expected last year, but Blizzard opted to hold the announcement at the last second, disappointing its many fans. Blizzard president J. Allen Brack did promise that the company would be “sharing some of our latest developments” at the show, indicating some new announcements could be made. Fingers crossed.
The first round of tickets are set to go on sale Saturday, May 4, with a second round coming just days later on Wednesday, May 8. They’ll be available in three tiers, including a special benefit dinner coinciding with the show. The range is expected to be around $229 to $750, depending on what you go for. You can see all the ticket packages here. No word yet if Virtual Ticket will be available, but it’ll likely be an option closer to the event.
Here’s hoping that this year’s BlizzCon lives up to the hype. It definitely deserves a comeback.Related: Blizzard Entertainment, Blizzcon, BlizzCon 2019, Diablo 4, News, PC