Blizzard announced today that they'll be holding BlizzCon 2015 on November 6th and 7th. Tickets for the convention will be sold in two batches in the coming weeks.
BlizzCon 2015 tickets will be priced at $199. You'll have two chances to purchase them through Eventbrite. The first set of tickets will go on sale at 7 p.m. Pacific on Wednesday, April 15th. The second set will be sold at 10 a.m. Pacific on Saturday, April 18th.
Anyone unable to travel out to the Anaheim Convention Center for the event can opt for a Virtual Ticket. Virtual Ticket holders can watch live coverage of the event online. The price of the Virtual Ticket hasn't been announced yet but it's usually far cheaper than an actual ticket to the convention.
Whether you're attending the convention in person or virtually, you'll get a set of bonus items for Blizzard's games. BlizzCon 2015's freebies haven't been announced yet. In the past, Blizzard's given away cosmetic items like World of Warcraft pets, Hearthstone card backs, and StarCraft 2 decals.
BlizzCon is a near-annual celebration of all Blizzard's games. Here are the activities Blizzard has planned for this year's convention:
- Hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games
- Global Finals for Blizzard eSports, including the StarCraft® II World Championship Series and Hearthstone® World Championship
- In-depth discussion panels with Blizzard game developers and artists
- Community contests with great prizes
- Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard’s game universes
- More activities and attractions to be announced
Blizzard always manages to save one or two big announcements for each BlizzCon, too. Last year's big reveal was Overwatch, their upcoming free-to-play shooter. They also announced the Goblins vs. Gnomes expansion for Hearthstone during the show.
During BlizzCon 2015, we'll no doubt hear a lot more about Overwatch. The beta is scheduled to happen this fall so maybe Blizzard will announce its launch date? At the very least, we'll see a lot more gameplay footage from the game.
I'm also wondering whether Blizzard will finally announce a release date for StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void, too. SC2 fans have been waiting a long time for Void, the second and final expansion for the game. It's been two years since previous expansion Heart of the Swarm's release and over four years since StarCraft 2's release.
A less likely possibility is that Blizzard will reveal another World of Warcraft expansion. They said in the past that they'd love to do faster expansions to keep players hooked. However, Warlords of Draenor has proven to be very popular among the player base so maybe Blizzard will extend this era longer and wait until 2016 for an announcement.
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