BlizzCon 2017 World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Panel Transcript

Ion: Hello, BlizzCon! It’s such an honor to be here with all of you. Thank you for coming. Thank you for tuning in online. I couldn’t be more excited, on behalf of the entire World of Warcraft team, to share with you what we have been working on pretty much since the moment Legion came out: The next chapter in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth.

 

BlizzCon 2017 – World of Warcraft Classic Server and World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth expansion

J. Allen Brack announced the new World of Warcraft Classic server that allows players to go back to the old vanilla gameplay.

 

The next expansion is World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth — and brings us back to the battle between the Horde and the Alliance. The game is playable at BlizzCon. New intro cinematic shown at the bottom.

  • New continent: Kul’Tiras
  • New continent: Zandalar
  • Level 120
  • New PvP maps: Tiragarde and Zuldazar
  • Allied races

 

Blizzplanet Gearing up for BlizzCon 2017

It’s been a tradition for Blizzplanet team members to attend BlizzCon, and this year we will interview game developers again. Stay tuned.

As November 3 approaches, some of our members are already in a hotel near the Anaheim Convention Center. We welcome our GamesCom reporter Handclaw to USA for the first time, who will interview the developers alongside Danny Perschonok (Naka). TheRedShirtGuy will be ready at the Q&A line to question the lore developers.

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If you plan to watch the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket livestream, don’t forget to join our new Discord channel. After the Opening Ceremony’s announcements we will gather questions for the interviews.

 

Potential Expansion Leak in the 7.3. PTR

UPDATE: As several people have pointed out on Twitter, I shamefully forgot to mention another expansion leak via-dataming, done by our very own contributor Handclaw. The article has been updated with this information.

WoWhead has broke news about the recent patch 7.3 PTR build which could potentially be a look into the next expansion. A set of armor named after Kul Tiras has been datamined, in a situation eerily similar to three previous expansion leaks accomplished via datamining. Read on past the jump to learn more about these past leaks and what this might mean for expansion seven.

BlizzCon 2017 Tickets on Sale in April

Blizzard Entertainment announced BlizzCon 2017 tickets will be on sale in April 5 and April 8. The Anaheim Convention Center will open its doors to BlizzCon attendees through November 3-4.

IRVINE, Calif. — Rally your raid group and find the nearest flight path to Southern California for BlizzCon® 2017, returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on November 3 and 4! Tickets to Blizzard Entertainment’s epic gaming convention and community celebration will be made available on two dates, April 5 and April 8 .

At this year’s event, attendees will get a chance to meet and chat with Blizzard developers, learn more about upcoming features and content, and experience their fellow players’ creativity on display through cosplay, art, and a variety of contests. BlizzCon also serves as center stage for Blizzard esports activity, with multiple global tournaments culminating at the show.

“BlizzCon will be here again before we know it, and we’re looking forward to catching up with the community, taking in the awesome esports action, and showing everyone what we’ve been working on,” said Mike Morhaime , CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment . “We’re already hard at work making this year’s show an unforgettable experience — we can’t wait to see everyone there.”

In 2017, BlizzCon attendees can expect:

  • A chance to play the very latest in Blizzard Entertainment games
  • World-class esports competition in Overwatch, StarCraft II, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and World of Warcraft
  • Epic community contests with exciting prizes
  • Panels and Q&A sessions with Blizzard developers and artists
  • Exclusive BlizzCon souvenirs and merchandise
  • More activities and attractions—keep an eye on www.blizzcon.com for updates

The first BlizzCon ticket sale is scheduled to take place Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. PT; the second ticket sale will be on Saturday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Tickets can be purchased for $199 USD each (plus applicable taxes and fees) through the online ticketing service Universe. Visit www.blizzcon.com for complete details.

An exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children’s Hospital of Orange County will take place the evening of Thursday, November 2 , and those who attend will have the chance to spend time with Blizzard developers, artists, and community representatives while supporting a great cause. A limited number of tickets (which include BlizzCon admission) will go on sale Wednesday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. PT , priced at $750 each, and Blizzard Entertainment will donate the net proceeds to the hospital.

Once again, gamers around the globe will also have the opportunity to enjoy BlizzCon from the comfort of home via the Virtual Ticket, which offers live streaming coverage of the event. More details on the Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, and programming information, will be announced at a later date.

Prospective BlizzCon attendees can make advance hotel reservations now and receive special BlizzCon rates by booking through the BlizzCon hotel website.

To keep up on the latest BlizzCon 2017 news, visit the official site at www.blizzcon.com.