BlizzCon 2017 will tell us ‘what’s next’ for Overwatch, Starcraft, World of Warcraft, and more

By James O'Connor, Wednesday, 4 October 2017 03:34 GMT

Blizzard has released the schedule for BlizzCon 2017, giving us some idea of what we’re going to see and learn about at the end of the month.

We already know that there won’t be a new Diablo at BlizzCon, but it looks like most of Blizzard’s other major current franchises will have something revealed.

Generally, a lot of news comes out of BlizzCon, so hopefully we’ll learn plenty across the numerous panels, but several of their games have ‘What’s Next’ panel lined up.

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All of these panels will happen on November 3. Here are the official descriptions from the schedule page.

    World of Warcraft – What’s Next
    12:30PM – 1:30PM PDT

  • Join the World of Warcraft development team for an overview of what’s in store next for the heroes of the Horde and the Alliance, including updates on the latest content and features.
  • StarCraft 2 – What’s Next
    12:30PM – 1:15PM PDT

  • Join the development team as they set the stage for the future of StarCraft 2. You’ll also get a first look at the latest updates—plus some other surprises.
  • Hearthstone – What’s Next
    1:45PM – 2:30PM PDT

  • Greetings, travelers! Gather at the inn as the Hearthstone team gives you a look at what they’re serving up next and delve deep into how the Year of the Mammoth will come to a close!
  • Blizzard Social – What’s Next
    1:30PM – 2:30PM PDT

  • Join the Blizzard Battle.net team to see the newest tools we’ve created to help connect our players.
  • Overwatch – What’s Next
    2:45PM – 3:45PM PDT

  • Agents of Overwatch, assemble your team and get ready for a briefing on your next objective. Join the developers for an in-depth look at the newest updates coming to Blizzard’s team shooter.
  • Heroes of the Storm – What’s Next
    5:00PM – 5:45PM PDT

  • Take a look into the eye of the storm as we unveil some of the exciting new updates and gameplay changes brewing in the Nexus.

Some of these sound a bit more exciting than others, of course – the World of Warcraft description really sounds like set-up for another expansion, details of which might have already leaked, and we’re wondering what surprises Starcraft 2 still has to offer.

If you’re not near Anaheim but want in on the action, it might be worth buying a virtual ticket. Plus, you’ll still get to see the band Muse close out BlizzCon with a live performance.

BlizzCon runs on November 3 and 4, although there are various esports qualifiers running from October 26 to 30 as well.

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