Blizzard Entertainment at gamescom 2017
Blizzard recently updated the beta build of WoW from Patch 7.1 to Patch 7.3, likely updating it from the previous BlizzCon build to the gamescom build.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Blizzard is heading back to Cologne, Germany next week for gamescom 2017! The event takes place from August 22–26, and we’ll be there to put on our best show yet.

We’ll kick things off by releasing a special preview video of all the playable content we’ll be showcasing at gamescom. Be sure to mark your calendar for 18:00 CEST on Monday, August 21, and head to YouTube to watch it. Subscribe to our channel to be sure you don’t miss it!

At 18:00 CEST on Wednesday, August 23, members of our game development teams will take to our main stage for the Blizzard Reveal Ceremony, which will be live-streamed on http://gamescom.blizzard.com.

Throughout gamescom, visitors to the Blizzard booth in Hall 7 of the Koelnmesse will have the chance to play the latest content for Overwatch, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft II, StarCraft: Remastered, and Diablo III. Of course, we’ll also have some epic entertainment in store, including our Blizzard Cosplay Contest and two performances from Video Games Live—these activities and more will be viewable via live stream on the website.

Our full schedule of activities is now available on http://gamescom.blizzard.com, and you’ll find an overview of each game below.

Overwatch
  • Visitors to the Blizzard booth will be able to experience a brand-new Overwatch map—tune in to our preview video on Monday when details will be revealed.
  • The world premiere of a new Overwatch animated short will take place on our main stage and via live stream during the Blizzard Reveal Ceremony on Wednesday.
  • We’ll be showcasing some impressive Doomfist cosplay on our main stage on Wednesday.
  • The German voice actors from Overwatch will be doing a live performance on Thursday.
  • Overwatch FX Artist Rachel Day will be presenting her work on the making of Doomfist live on Friday.
  • Members of the German Overwatch World Cup team will be doing an on-stage panel on Saturday.

Hearthstone
  • Hearthstone players can enjoy an early look at new Fireside Gathering features during gamescom, where they’ll join forces in a whole new kind of Fireside Brawl: a group raid against the Lich King.
  • We’ll find out which country’s players will rise above the rest as the Hearthstone Global Games Finals take place live on our Hearthstone stage on Friday and Saturday—choose your champion to win a card pack, and watch the tournament live-streamed on www.twitch.tv/playhearthstone.
  • To celebrate the latest expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, gamers in Cologne will be able to grab a free frozen treat and participate in Hearthstone activities at the gamescom city festival—where the Hearthstone traveling ice cream truck will be making its final European stop on the Ice Cream Citadel tour on Friday and Saturday from 15:00-23:00.

World of Warcraft
  • Gamers will be able to group up with other gamescom attendees and run through a dungeon from World of Warcraft’s upcoming Patch 7.3—details about this content update will be unveiled on stage and via live stream during the Blizzard Reveal Ceremony on Wednesday.
  • Twelve top-ranked Arena teams will battle it out in the WoW European Championship Finals on our World of Warcraft stage from Wednesday to Saturday for a share of the $100,000 USD prize pool and the chance to compete in the WoW Arena World Championship Finals at BlizzCon later this year—watch the live stream on http://www.twitch.tv/warcraft.
  • Visitors to the Blizzard booth will be able to attend a live Darkmoon Faire, which will include activities like an airbrush makeup station and photo opportunities with iconic WoW statues and items.
  • Top European World of Warcraft guilds Nova and Set Sail For Fail will race against each other in Mythic dungeons live on stage on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

Heroes of the Storm
  • Blizzard booth visitors will be able to get some hands-on play time with our latest Hero—details will be revealed in our Monday preview video.
  • Heroes of the Storm: Showdown will see community personalities and pros duking it out in live show matches on our main stage—including Team Liquid and Team Expert on Wednesday, and popular German YouTubers ApeCrime and PietSmiet on Friday.
  • Carbot Animations will be doing a Heroes of the Storm drawing session live on stage on Thursday.

StarCraft
  • Our newest co-op commander will be playable for the first time at the Blizzard booth—tune in to our preview video on Monday when details are unveiled.
  • StarCraft: Remastered, our recently released modernization of the classic award-winning real-time strategy game and its Brood War expansion, will also be available to play on the show floor.
  • Well-known StarCraft players White-Ra, iNcontroL and TLO will clash in exciting live StarCraft II and StarCraft: Remastered show matches on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Diablo III
  • Attendees at gamescom will be able to command legions of the risen dead and wield the dark arts with Diablo III’s Rise of the Necromancer pack, playable on PC and PlayStation 4.

We’ll also feature our famous dance contest on Friday and our cosplay contest on Saturday, as well as signing sessions, quizzes, and more on our main stage—including performances from Video Games Live on Thursday and Friday. Remember to visit http://gamescom.blizzard.com for the full schedule of activities.

In addition, gamescom attendees can pick up a selection of Blizzard merchandise, including some brand-new and convention-exclusive items, at the Blizzard store in Hall 5.

Daily Live Streams
Those who can’t make it to gamescom 2017 in person will still be able to catch all the excitement via daily live streams on http://gamescom.blizzard.com. Well-known streamers will also be bringing you live action from the Blizzard booth—visit the website for details, and follow our social media channels for the latest news live from the event!

Trial of Style - Do Your Little Turn on the Catwalk
Trial of Style is finally live this week!





Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
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  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_02 (New) - Theme: Winter Wear
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_03 (New) - Theme: Ready for Battle
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_04 (New) - Theme: Fun and Flirty
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  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_07 (New) - Theme: Dark and Deadly
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_08 (New) - Theme: Faction Pride
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_09 (New) - Theme: Primal Style
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_10 (New) - Theme: Heroes of Azeroth
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_11 (New) - Theme: Make Me Laugh
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_12 (New) - Theme: Tabard Time
  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_13 (New) - Theme: Everyday Heroes
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  • HOLIDAY_TRANSMOG_THEME_16 (New) - Theme: Freestyle!


Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Ladies and gentlemen of the Horde and Alliance, it’s time to synchronize your wardrobes and prepare to do battle. The Trial of Style has arrived and it’s time to put your transmogrification skills to the test.

You’re Invited!

When: August 17–21
Where: Queue for the 5-player scenario at your friendly neighborhood Transmog NPC
What: Contestants will have two minutes to create transmog sets from within their collection, based on themes in the scenario. Two players at a time will be pulled up on stage to strike a pose and show off their creation— leaving the remaining three to vote on who of the two has managed to capture the theme best.


No peeking! It comes as no shock that you'll be properly smocked before the competition begins.


Strike a pose and shake your little tush...on the catwalk. When the glitter settles, you'll earn your just rewards.

Once the glitter settles and the rounds of voting have completed First Place, Second Place, and Third Place winners will be awarded. Don’t worry, even if you don’t win, there’s always the Trial of Style Consolation Prize. These prizes contain Trial of Style Tokens which can be redeemed for special transmog gear in Dalaran.

Fashion conscious citizens of Azeroth can also take advantage of Transmogrification and Barbershop services for free during the Trial of Style. Even if you don’t participate, you can adjust your hairstyle and transmog for no gold cost while the event is active.

Are you ready to dress to impress?
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Comments 55 Comments
  1. Beardedfreak's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Guzzed View Post
    Warcraft 3 remastered for sure. It's coming
    Warcraft 3 remastered will come out at the same time as Half-Life 3.
  1. DesoPL's Avatar
    Either Kel'Thuzad or Firebat will be instant buy when they reveal on monday... Unless they will troll us and reveal playable peon...
  1. Gadzooks's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ukerric View Post
    So... expansion reveal on wednesday! Yay! Huzzah!
    Where did you get that from? They state that more info on the next patch will be on the reveal stage, which means the reveal is about the next patch. Why would they even bring up a patch, during an expansion reveal?
  1. Soeroah's Avatar
    Darn shirt's character-level unlocked, at the moment, not account-wide.
  1. bornlol's Avatar
    lmao it's obviously not an xpac announce, blizzcon is in 3 months...
  1. Beardedfreak's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bornlol View Post
    lmao it's obviously not an xpac announce, blizzcon is in 3 months...
    They did the Legion expac announcement at Gamescom 2015.
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bornlol View Post
    lmao it's obviously not an xpac announce, blizzcon is in 3 months...
    Blizzcon timing has nothing to do with whether or not they announce it. They announced Legion at Gamescom 2015, three months before Blizzcon.

    If they don't announce it, it's because they're not ready to announce it.
  1. Muh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kathranis View Post
    Blizzcon timing has nothing to do with whether or not they announce it. They announced Legion at Gamescom 2015, three months before Blizzcon.

    If they don't announce it, it's because they're not ready to announce it.
    Back then they had a huge problem with people leaving wow....
  1. Logwyn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vexali View Post
    The rewards for the Trial of Style are really bad. :/
    I'd go with they suck and whoever decided on using these should get fired...
  1. Narveid's Avatar
    I'm curious what they'd need so much time for though, during a reveal like this. Unless they are planning to put in a lot of talking, I don't see enough stuff here to be revealed. Some OW stuff and WoW, a little bit of SC and HotS.
  1. merex760's Avatar
    Diablo 3 officially in the garbage bin at Blizzard. Hopefully they're working on something new.
  1. Aeula's Avatar
    Apparently you need Legion to do the trial of style... which means I can't do it on my unsubbed secondary account.
  1. Lord Pebbleton's Avatar
    The trial of style is a good idea, but the rewards could be better. Maybe they'll rotate different sets every time it pops up?
    Also players have horrible tastes. 30 mins ago I was in a trial and a gnome made it in the top three. Luckily no pandas yet.
  1. EUPLEB's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vallorna View Post
    Not sure why they would a ceremony of 1 hour + for that, unless they are going to announce a new SC, Diablo or HS title.
    Nothing is gonna happen with SC/D3/HS/Overwatch.

    SC recently had the HD remaster, other than that the franchise is as good as dead.
    D3 franchise recently had necromancer, so nothing new coming from that.
    HS franchise recently had an expansion, the next one won't be announced until Blizzcon.
    Overwatch franchise is getting a new map soon, doubt they'll need an hour for it @GC.

    It's pretty much going to be WoW, it could be an expansion, or it could be some hyping for Sargeras/Titans/Argus for the new raid, and reveal a cinematic surrounding that, but the way it's worded, and it being on the exact time slot as Legion announcement, I'm going with an expansion reveal.

    Releasing the date of 7.3 isn't really a reveal, we all know it's dropping before the end of the month (raid not included).
  1. Azrajin's Avatar
    Well considering we know this:

    There's an overwatch cinematic reveal + new map reveal - that alone is about 5 minutes for the cinematic, 10 minute intro, 10 minute map intro and additionally some extra info leading to about 20-25 minutes on that.

    Wow 7.3. - A talk on the patch 15-20 minutes + the 7.3 trailer 2-3 minutes + anything potentially about 7.3.5 and if there's anything on that, another 10-15 minutes

    It's really not hard to fill up an hour for a reveal. Plus SC, HS and D3 will get some screentime on the main stage most likely.

    There won't be a wow expansion talk until Blizzcon at Blizzards showcase convention

    The only reason they announced it in 2015 was because the 18 month wod fest with no reveal would have left the game with no players due to the rate they were declining. If you're lucky we may get a 7.4 mention IF there is going to be one.
  1. Segus1992's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeula View Post
    Apparently you need Legion to do the trial of style... which means I can't do it on my unsubbed secondary account.
    Of all the non-issues people complain about, this is the most non-issuey.
  1. glowpipe's Avatar
    Only interresting thing here is the reveal thing. All the other bs they could have dropped
  1. The Black Widow's Avatar
    Wonder what the new Overwatch animated short will be. Junkrat/Roadhog seems most likely? Maybe a followup on the Sombra/Zarya stuff? Something different entirely?
  1. Tenjen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DesoPL View Post
    Either Kel'Thuzad or Firebat will be instant buy when they reveal on monday... Unless they will troll us and reveal playable peon...
    Lady DeathWhisper
  1. effs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Widow View Post
    Wonder what the new Overwatch animated short will be. Junkrat/Roadhog seems most likely? Maybe a followup on the Sombra/Zarya stuff? Something different entirely?
    Wouldn't it be the new Widowmaker map?

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