BlizzCon 2016 - The Opening Ceremony has Started!













Update 12:13 PM PDT: The Necromancer is coming to Diablo 3 in 2017 in the Rise of the Necromancer character pack, which includes the Necromancer character class, additional stash and character slots, and cosmetic goodies.
Update 12:11 PM PDT: Two new zones coming to Reaper of Souls.
Update 12:07 PM PDT: The Diablo patch will be on the PTR next week!
Update 12:07 PM PDT: Diablo is being recreated in Diablo 3. The Darkening of Tristram will send you back into the cathedral, facing four main bosses from the original game. Will be available to all current characters. Many secrets to discover!
Update 12:02 PM PDT: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan is coming in December
Update 11:55 AM PDT: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan is the next Hearthstone expansion!
Update 11:54 AM PDT: Hearthstone is getting a new expansion, sending players to Gadgetzan.
Update 11:53 AM PDT: Nov 15 to Jan 4th, Nexus Challenge is live. Team up with one or more friends to unlock free rewards in Heroes and Overwatch. 15 games for Oni Genji skin, Zarya Hero. 30 games grant four additional heroes, 30 day stim pack, and more!
Update 11:48 AM PDT: Varian and Ragnaros heroes are coming to Heroes of the Storm! Varian is a multiclass hero, becoming a Warrior or Assassin depending on the talents you select. Ragnaros has a Molten Core trait that takes over any fort, standing or not, and become gigantic. You become the raid boss, defending against an enemy siege or bolstering your push. Varian comes out the week of November 15th with Ragnaros following in December.
Update 11:41 AM PDT: Heroes of the Storm is getting a new brawl, Blackheart's Revenge. In this brawl, only one team has a core. You defend it or sail the seas to blow it up. Coming November 15th.
Update 11:33 AM PDT: Overwatch League is a new eSports initiative forming regional teams, team owners, baseline salaries, benefits for players. Coming in 2017.
Update 11:30 AM PDT: A Heroes of the Dorm documentary releases next week to the world and tomorrow at BlizzCon.
Update 11:26 AM PDT: Blizzard is opening out SC2 to AI researchers around the world. Releasing an API to allow people to build code that will play SC2.
Update 11:25 AM PDT: Oriol Vinyals from the DeepMind team is here to talk about AI
Update 11:22 AM PDT: The rest of the SC2 missions are coming out this year.
Update 11:21 AM PDT: Sombra, Arcade mode, and more are coming to the PTR next week. Oasis map is coming in December.
Update 11:21 AM PDT: New game modes are coming to Overwatch.
Update 11:21 AM PDT: Eco Point Antarctica is one of the upcoming Overwatch maps, for the new Arena, 1v1, and 3v3 game modes.
Update 11:21 AM PDT: Sombra will be the next hero in Overwatch, playable at BlizzCon!
Update 11:15 AM PDT: Sombra has taken over the ceremony!
Update 11:11 AM PDT: The new Make a Wish pet is a Fel Kitty named Mischief!
Update 11:10 AM PDT: Allen Adham is rejoining Blizzard!
Update 11:04 AM PDT: Mike Morhaime is taking the stage

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Comments 226 Comments
  1. Killmaim Deathbringer's Avatar
    Mike Morhaime is talking about guff.
  1. Shudder's Avatar
    This is the most boring commercial ever.
  1. papajohn4's Avatar
    Warcraft on Xbox??
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Charity pet is a nice gesture again.
  1. mmoc01cf66d7bc's Avatar
    Pathetic horde neckbeards booing again..
  1. Aeula's Avatar
    Those lackluster alliance screams.
  1. mmoc2810eb85ec's Avatar
    Fel kitty looks nice.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Steik View Post
    Fel kitty looks nice.
    Actually does as well and it's for a good cause.
  1. mingarrubia's Avatar
    Allen who?
  1. Mazzic518's Avatar
    Stream is glitchy
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Sombra seems quite the badass.
  1. Bobby B's Avatar
    Meh Overwatch.
  1. Arrashi's Avatar
    Jesus, morhaime lacks charisma to lead ceremony like this.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    The hell does AI have to do with Blizzard?
  1. Aeula's Avatar
    Oh great, they're going to be using blizzard games to train the AI that will one day kill us all.
  1. Segus1992's Avatar
    This must be the most boring opening ceremony of any BlizzCon ever.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeula View Post
    Oh great, they're going to be using blizzard games to train the AI that will one day kill us all.
    Dw already forming the resistance.
  1. mingarrubia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Segus1992 View Post
    This must be the most boring opening ceremony of any BlizzCon ever.
    I agree. It's about as exciting as watching paint dry.
  1. Eleccybubb's Avatar
    Oh great an AI to teach players how to six pool -,-. Hell or base building on the enemy as Protoss.
  1. Segus1992's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mingarrubia View Post
    I agree. It's about as exciting as watching paint dry.
    All of it is really a proof that there's nothing exciting happening this BlizzCon at all. Sombra, a fucking hero introduction, was the first reveal. What?

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