BlizzCon 2019 Overview

BlizzCon 2019 Overview

BlizzCon 2019 announcements, reveals, and treats seem too many to cover all in one post. But, this weekend was definitely marked with three main presentations, and those are Diablo 4, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, and Overwatch 2. However, the fun doesn’t stop there as each title was followed up by some juicy info, marvelous trailers, and even a glimpse at the gameplay. Now, in the aftermath, the community is marking release dates and counting upcoming blessings.

First off, Overwatch 2 announcement trailer precedes, as it can be viewed, many new and exciting upcoming features. The sequel seems to go to a whole new level of intertwining the story and the characters with the gameplay that will bear new features on every turn. Our familiar Overwatch characters will be the first and last line of defense against a global invasion by a still unknown enemy. The sequel brings Story Missions, Hero Missions, replayable Co-Op, new hero customizable abilities, a new PvP mode called Push, new cosmetics, new zones, and new Heroes!

On November 1, during the BlizzCon 2019 main event, the unveiling of Diablo 4 caused explosive ovations in the crowd. The trailer showed three classes: Sorceress, Barbarian, and Druid. According to the press release statement, the upcoming game will bring visceral combat, a wide array of monsters, legendary loot. The core gameplay will remain the same dungeon crawling, hack n’ slash action-adventure fun we are all used to, but it does look really next-gen in terms of graphics and rendering. Animations and abilities also look out of this world and the entire game seems to be taking a darker and bloody path, which is unanimously approved by all.

Lastly, the third big reveal was World of Warcraft Shadowlands. The game is scheduled to be released before December 31st, 2020, but the exact date is yet unknown. The pre-orders are available as of November 1, 2019. As tradition dictates, it brings new areas to explore, new abilities and talents. Also, the storyline now evolves beyond what we knew so far, to the ominous Shadowlands. It is a realm where all the dead from the Warcraft lore go to. However, for the first time ever, the next expansion will reduce the level cap. In fact, it will reduce the levels of all currently existing characters, with the Battle for Azeroth cap being 120, and bring it down to level 50, and the WoW Shadowlands cap will be level 60.

With the three major releases and Diablo Immortal gameplay presented during BlizzCon 2019, it was another successful manifestation filled with major news. However, with no release dates on these three set, the fans are left to wait and speculate about when will they be able to play their upcoming game of choice next.