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Online-only ‘BlizzConline’ announced for February 2021

By Dom Peppiatt,
Monday, 21 September 2020 20:40 GMT

Activision Blizzard has introduced BlizzConline, an all-digital, online-only occasion that would be the various to a bodily BlizzCon 2020.

Earlier this 12 months, Blizzard introduced that it might cancel this 12 months’s occasion – BlizzCon 2020 – ‘in gentle of all of the well being and security concerns’ the corporate would need to make.

Now, to make up for the occasion’s cancellation, the studio has introduced BlizzConline. The brand new occasion will happen on February 19 and February 20, 2021. On the time of writing, it’s unclear whether or not or not the occasion goes to be free, ticketed, or a mixture of each.

“Whereas circumstances are protecting us from gathering in individual this 12 months, we’re placing collectively somewhat one thing early subsequent 12 months to channel the spirit of BlizzCon into the type of an internet present,” says a put up over on the BlizzCon web site. “We nonetheless have quite a lot of planning on doing, and it’ll be a while earlier than we’re able to share extra particulars—however we needed to offer a heads-up on how one can be part of the net enjoyable.”

Up to now, Blizzard has revealed that there will probably be a set of community-facing actions over the course of the 2 days. Blizzard intends to run a cosplay contest, a pet cosplay contest, a digital storytelling contest, an artwork contest, and a expertise present. Oh, and there’s a particular March of the Murlocks digital precession, too.

Final 12 months’s BlizzCon was one of many greatest occasions the corporate has ever held and was host to the reveals of  Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2.

It’s not clear for the time being whether or not the corporate plans to make any main bulletins concerning new titles, or supply updates on titles presently in growth, throughout BlizzConline 2021.

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