BlizzCon 2016 virtual ticket now available, here's what it gets you
Blizzard has revealed details of this year's BlizzCon virtual ticket.
The tenth BlizzCon takes place this November, but not everyone has to attend in person. For a few years now, Blizzard has been offering a stay-at-home option in the form of a virtual ticket.
As always, the main offering is the HD livestreams available only to ticket holders. These shows bring extensive coverage of the event across two days, through two online channels.
In terms of video coverage, here's what you get:
- Developer panels – Get a first look at the latest developments in World of Warcraft, StarCraft 2, Diablo 3, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch — all live from the main and panel stages.
- Exclusive interviews – Want to go deeper into your favourite Blizzard games? Get even more insider info from members of Blizzard’s development teams in exclusive in-depth interviews.
- Community contests – Watch your fellow players put their creativity on display in the costume, talent, art, and movie contests on Friday evening.
- Closing ceremony – Snag a front-row seat for the Saturday-night closing celebration, and help us give a weekend full of Blizzard gaming and esports action a raucous send-off—more information to come!
- On-Demand replays – Miss a panel or just want to revisit your favourite moment? The Virtual Ticket provides access to on-demand replays of main-stage and panel-stage events for three weeks after the show.
There's also in-game content exclusive to ticket holders.
- Epic in-Game items – Unlock commemorative BlizzCon in-game goodies for World of Warcraft, StarCraft 2, Diablo 3, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch. More details coming soon!
- Access to BlizzCon loot – Shop for BlizzCon merch from home with access to this year’s online BlizzCon sale, scheduled to run from October 10 through November 6, and grab some snazzy new Blizzard gear debuting at the show.
- Pre-purchase the BlizzCon Goody Bag (in a Box) – For the second year running, Virtual Ticket buyers have the option to pre-purchase a BlizzCon Goody Bag (though this year, it’s in a box).
You can learn more about the goody bag through here, and buy your own virtual ticket from here. Tickets are priced $40/€40.
If you're not interested in paying, some content will still be available to all for free. The opening ceremony and various tournament finals for StarCraft 2, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and more will be livestreamed on BlizzCon's official site.
In addition, DirectTV customers in the US will have the option to order a virtual ticket (as a pay per view event), for the same price. This provides access to the same perks and content above.
BlizzCon takes place November 4-5 in Anaheim, California.