The next BlizzCon has been rescheduled and will now premiere as a digital presentation early next year. Blizzard revealed the new date on its website, saying that fans will be able to tune into BlizzConline Feb. 19-20, 2021. The original plan was to hold its usual in-person event later this year, though the company later reconsidered due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
To help make sure fans remain a key part of the next BlizzCon, Blizzard provided details on how those interested can be involved in various portions of a Community Showcase, such as the Cosplay Contest, Art Contest, and Talent Spotlight.
Blizzard also uses BlizzCon to put a spotlight on game announcements and reveals. How the company plans to incorporate announcements during BlizzConline remains to be seen.
📢 BlizzConline is set to take place February 19-20, 2021!
There's lots of planning left to do, but we wanted to provide an early heads-up on how you can take part in the online festivities! 🎉
Check out the blog for more details on the fun! 👀
— Blizzard Entertainment (@Blizzard_Ent) September 21, 2020
Last year, Blizzard revealed the long, long-awaited Diablo IV, showing off some crisp new visuals for one of its oldest franchises. The company also officially revealed Overwatch 2, which will sport a shared multiplayer experience with the original game. Hopefully, by the time the upcoming event rolls around, the company will be willing to share more details and release plans for Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV. Both titles are a long time in the making and still have a way to go before release, so it’s probably safest to assume that we won’t see any similarly large reveals at BlizzConline.