Blizzcon 2017

Do you want full-world level scaling? At BlizzCon this year, we finally got something a lot of players have been asking for: zone scaling when leveling in older expansions. Granted, it’s not full-blown, uncapped scaling for every single level, but it’s a good start.

Enjoy this horrifying, hilarious early Overwatch gameplay footage We wrote up the Overwatch BlizzCon 2017 panel last week, but given the surplus of information to come out of it, you may have missed one of the most incredible bits. And when I say “incredible,” I mean it — if anything, that’s not emphatic enough.




What will it take for you to opt into world PVP? During Blizzcon, the developers announced major changes to the way PVE and PVP servers work. While they spent an admittedly appreciate amount of time explaining exactly what the changes meant, our own Anna Bell found a way to sum it up nice and succinctly: “The rules are simple. Opt in to PVP, now you’re essentially on...

New cards coming to Hearthstone arena courtesy of BlizzCon BlizzCon audiences had the unique pleasure of being in the enviable situation where they could pick what cards would be added to the Hearthstone Arena in a future update. During the Hearthstone Q&A panel, Game Director Ben Brode introduced three cards per class, and the audience would be able to vote on the card or...

New skins, sprays and more coming to Overwatch early 2018 In the deluge of news from BlizzCon 2017, Overwatch got its fair share of announcements. Overwatch’s latest hero, Moira, is coming to the game, as well as the new Blizzard World map.

How was your BlizzCon 2017 experience? Whether you watched it on the Virtual Ticket or were there in person, this year’s BlizzCon had a lot of surprises for everyone. World of Warcraft is seeing a new expansion, Battle for Azeroth, and an old friend returns in the guise of Classic servers.




BlizzCon 2017: Hands-on with Battle for Azeroth’s Dungeons Two five-man instances from Battle for Azeroth were available on the show floor. With the renewed emphasis on the Horde versus Alliance conflict, each faction had a representative dungeon from the leveling experience.

BlizzCon 2017: Behind Blizzard’s Worlds panel explored failure and bad ideas BlizzCon 2017‘s Behind Blizzard’s Worlds panel focused just as much on the company’s failures as it did on the company’s successes — and, perhaps, how the successes were only possible as a result of those failures. Hosted by Blizzard Entertainment vets Allen Adham (Executive Producer and Co-Founder of Blizzard Entertainment), Ben Thompson (Art Director of...



BlizzCon 2017: How Overwatch rose from Titan’s failure Ever wonder just how Blizzard went from the utter failure of Titan the overwhelming success of Overwatch? At BlizzCon, Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan and Assistant Art Director Arnold Tsang gave us a behind the scenes look Overwatch’s origins.

BlizzCon 2017 day two recap Day two of BlizzCon 2017 — and BlizzCon 2017 as a whole — has concluded. If you weren’t able to follow the festivities live, you’ll find links to all of our coverage today below.  Live blogs While these live blogs aren’t technically live anymore, they’re still available to read.

BlizzCon 2017: Get more backpack slots with an authenticator Whether or not Blizzard will ever allow World of Warcraft players to increase the size of their basic backpack has been a lingering question for years — almost as long as World of Warcraft itself has been existed. There was a long-standing rumor that the backpack could never be increased due to issues with the...

BlizzCon 2017: You will get more character slots in Battle for Azeroth People want more character slots per realm. How do I know this?

BlizzCon 2017: Hands on with BlizzCon-only Diablo 3 Challenge Rift Though there were no special Diablo announcements at BlizzCon 2017, there was a little something on the floor for fans of the franchise. Blizzard set up demo stations with a special Challenge Rift that will only be available during the convention.

BlizzCon 2017: Interview with World of Warcraft Senior Game Designer Steve Burke Blizzard Watch had a chance to sit down with Steve Burke, Senior Game Designer on World of Warcraft at BlizzCon 2017. In Legion, you’ll see his handiwork in the beautiful city of Suramar where he was responsible for the overall design of city.

BlizzCon 2017: WoW Q&A Live Blog We will be live blogging BlizzCon 2017’s WoW Q&A panel. This page will be automatically updated with the latest news as it happens.

BlizzCon 2017: Hearthstone Q&A Live Blog We will be live blogging BlizzCon 2017’s Hearthstone Q&A panel. This page will be automatically updated with the latest news as it happens.