In September, Blizzard announced the 2021 Blizzcon Online after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled this year’s regular tournament. Now, in a new fireside chat, company president J. Allen Brack has revealed that the online version of Blizzcon will be completely free.
PC Gamer reports that it will not deploy the previously used virtual ticket system. Instead, anyone who wants to access Blizzcon can access it for free from home. The event, which runs from February 19th to 20th, 2021, costs less than a cent.
Of course, this can mean that some of the rewards normally associated with Blizzcon tickets (such as unique character skins) can eventually cost some money. You have to wait for what happens.
Black also revealed that 95% of Blizzard employees are currently working from home. BlizzCon 2021 can look very different from last year’s event.
Blizzard’s upcoming game slate will include Diablo IV, mobile spin-off Diablo Immortal, and Overwatch 2. More information from these games is expected during the event. Hearthstone will continue to be updated, but Starcraft II has received the final major update as the studio looks to the future of the franchise. Meanwhile, World of Warcraft will receive an extension of Shadowlands before the end of 2020.