BlizzCon 2019 Panel Transcripts

BlizzCon 2019 featured revelations and details about World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, Overwatch 2, Diablo IV, and Hearthstone: Descent of Dragons. This page collects some of the BlizzCon 2019 panel transcripts.

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BlizzCon 2019 World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Panel Transcript
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Announced (Press Release)
Blizzard Arcade Photo Gallery
Pre-BlizzCon 2019 Speculation: Nozdormu, the Elephant in the Room

BlizzCon 2019 World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Panel Transcript

Narrator: Welcome to the World of Warcraft: What’s Next.

Hazzikostas: BlizzCon! Hello, once again. It has been so long. I love you all, too. This is the best. Shadowlands. Like Diablo IV, we can finally say it outloud; and this is the time to tell you a bit more about where we are going, and what is next in World of Warcraft.

So, last time in World of Warcraft, this happened. The sky shattered, and we are left staring across the veil between life and death, into a small piece of the Shadowlands; but what does that mean for us exactly?

BlizzCon 2019: Blizzard Arcade Hall Photos

Danny Perschonok took a batch of photos of the Blizzard Arcade room that shows products released by Blizzard partners over the past 25 years.

BlizzCon 2019: Battle.net Launcher Beta Overhaul

Starting today, players can choose to download the Battle.net Launcher Beta for a completely different launcher experience. The main feature is that players are able to customize which games they want seen at all times in the Blizzard Launcher. You want to remove Activision’s Call of Duty? Now you can with a click by removing it from your favorites. You don’t have StarCraft and StarCraft II? You can remove them from favorites and they won’t ever be shown in the Blizzard Launcher.

The second overhaul to the Blizzard Launcher is the news is not limited to one rectangle frame anymore. You can view several news pieces at once, as if the Blizzard Launcher was a news aggregator, and you can scroll down. If you wish to read older news, you can click the Load More button.

Here is how to switch from Standard version to Beta version.

BlizzCon 2019: World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Announced

Blizzard Entertainment blew up our minds with the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands cinematic. Sylvanas has destroyed the Lich King’s helmet which secretly held the key to shatter the veil between the living and the shadowlands. The game is coming in 2020, and you can pre-purchase now.

More details coming today. Follow @blizzplanetcom for updates.

Warcraft III: Reforged Beta Starts This Week

Blizzard Entertainment announced the Warcraft III: Reforged Beta test will begin this week. We have been surprised by something else in the Spoils of War in-game rewards that had not been previously disclosed at BlizzCon 2018, nor throughout 2019 to date.

The Spoils of War will introduce four new Warcraft III: Reforged skins: Champion of the Horde Thrall (his World of Warcraft: Cataclysm skin), Emerald Nightmare Cenarius, Fallen King Arthas, and Daughter of the Seas Jaina.

Why is this big? Because, though Blizzard didn’t specify in this announcement, it is obvious that plans might be in development to create custom skins for Warcraft III: Reforged players. Don’t know what I am talking about? Think StarCraft II War Chests.

Read the complete scoop below:

The multiplayer beta for Warcraft III: Reforged begins this week* with limited access to the orc and human races within 1v1 and 2v2 matchmaking. The undead and night elf races, and more game modes will be added in the weeks ahead.

Invitations to the multiplayer beta will be sent out over the coming weeks. Initial invitations will go out in waves to those who have pre-purchased the Spoils of War edition of the game and subsequent waves of invitations will go to additional players, such as those who have pre-purchased the standard edition of Warcraft III: Reforged.

 

BlizzCon 2019 Speculation – Nozdormu, The Elephant in the Room

Early in World of Warcraft vanilla, players could read books found throughout Azeroth. One of them, the Charge of the Dragonflights, which says:

“Aman’Thul, the Highfather of the Pantheon, bestowed a portion of his cosmic power upon the massive Bronze dragon, Nozdormu. The Highfather empowered Nozdormu to guard time itself and police the ever-spinning pathways of fate and destiny.”

In the World of Warcraft: War of the Ancients trilogy (by New York Times Best Selling Author, Richard A. Knaak), we learned that Aman’Thul showed Nozdormu the exact moment of his own demise.

“As the essence of Time, he had been granted by his creators with the knowledge of his own demise. That had been given as a lesson, so that he would never think his power so great and terrible that he had to answer to no other. Nozdormu knew exactly how he would perish and when.”

8.3 Questline: The Rajani, Wrathion’s Legendary Cloak, and Unlocking Horrific Visions

The latest PTR 8.3 Patch build 32272 introduced the questline that sends you into Pandaria to search for the Rajani clan, the mogu who follow Ra-Den as their master. You enter the Mogu’shan Terrace dungeon to align its Engine of Nalak’sha with the Chamber of Heart.

Ra-Den then comes with you to the Chamber of Heart. MOTHER attempts to align the Engine of Nalak’sha and the Forge of Origination to the Chamber of Heart, but an anomaly impedes the procedeure. From there, you go to the Halls of Origination to fix the problem.

Wrathion intercedes and tricks you into entering an Horrific Vision. Something Magni disapproved after the fact. From there, you enter the Blackwing Descent with Wrathion to recover an item that will create the Legendary Cloak in order to protect you while inside a Horrific Vision.

The questline ends with the unlocking of Horrific Vision of Stormwind and Orgrimmar — accessed through gateways inside the Chamber of Heart.

For the Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms Daily Quests, World Quests, and Rare Elite Maps visit this archive page.

8.3 Horrific Vision of Stormwind and Orgrimmar

In order to survive the Horrific Vision of Stormwind and Orgrimmar, players need to acquire Wrathion’s Legendary Cloak: “Ashjra’kamas, Shroud of Resolve.” The cloak can be upgraded up to Rank 15 with Horrific Core. At Rank 15, the cloak reduces Sanity loss from all sources by 75% — which helps at the most difficult areas of the Horrific Vision of Stormwind and Orgrimmar.

Below is a map of both cities, and the amount of Sanity lost per second in the most difficult areas.

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