A particular form of aspect that makes this event a huge success is the kind of announcements made by top developers. Yes, that’s right. With these announcements, gamers were also allowed to try various versions of games for the very first time. So, here’s a list of some of the best surprises that rocked BlizzCon tournaments.
- 2005 – the attendees for the event were welcomed to play one of the two playable races, namely, Bloody Elves that was part of the expansion based in Outland for World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade.
- 2008 – playable versions of Diablo Ⅲ, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King and StarCraft Ⅱ was readily available to test.
- 2010 – a Diablo Ⅲ class was revealed to be the demon hunter and “Blizzard DotA”, a modification for Starcraft Ⅱ was also revealed. The event became all the more interesting, as the crowd got to play StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.
- 2013 – a cinematic trailer of the Heroes of the Storm was presented with a version of the game that was also available to play.
- 2017 – the next expansion to the gaming franchise of World of Warcraft, called Battle of Azeroth formed to be the primary announcement.
- 2019 – the news that stated Diablo Ⅳ to be under development was enough to set the crowd into a frenzy for last year’s BlizzCon. Apart from that, developers also went ahead to confirm that Overwatch 2 would be coming and a World of Warcraft expansion called Shadowlands to be out this year.
A lot of information for BlizzCon 2020 is yet to be realised since the event is still taking shape. Thanks to its scale and popularity, the 2020 version is eagerly being awaited and can be classified as one of the most anticipated events for 2020.