Blizzard’s annual money-making extravaganza has been dated. BlizzCon 2018 will be taking place over the weekend of November 2-3 at the Anaheim Convention Centre in Southern California.
Tickets for BlizzCon will be going on sale on May 9th and May 12th, and they’re likely to be in incredibly high demand as always. Don’t worry though, they’ve also got a ridiculously high price too. Admission will set you back $199 each, plus taxes and booking fees, and will grant you two days admission to the main event, along with a BlizzCon goody bag.
The first round of tickets for BlizzCon will go on sale on May 9th at 7pm PT, or 3am BST on May 10th in the UK.
At the event itself there’ll be meet and greets, developer panels, Q&A sessions, contests, cosplay, and tournaments for Blizzard’s biggest titles including Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft II, World of Warcraft Arena, Hearthstone, and the Overwatch World Cup.
Should you not want to make the pilgrimage to the main event, Blizzard will be selling its usual Virtual Tickets again, which will grant access to live streams beamed directly from the event. It’s kind of mindblowing that people will actually pay to watch what amounts to an extended advert, particularly in a world of endless free Twitch streams. Details on Virtual Tickets for BlizzCon have yet to be announced, but last year these could be picked up for $40, roughly the price of a quality game.
BlizzCon Tournament Dates
- Heroes of the Storm Global Championship: October 25-28, November 2-3
- StarCraft II World Championship Series: October 26-28, November 2-3
- World of Warcraft Arena Global Championship: October 29, November 2-3
- Overwatch World Cup: November 2-3
- Hearthstone Global Games: November 2-3
Of course, what I think most people are going to be interested in is the inevitable game announcements. Blizzard always keeps one or two surprises up its sleeve for BlizzCon, and it would be fantastic to hear, perhaps, about a new game. At the very least we can expect new content details for the likes of Hearthstone, Overwatch, and WoW.
What are you hoping to see announced at BlizzCon 2018? And what do you think we actually will see announced? Let us know in the comments below!