BlizzCon Online official artwork with logo

[Update #2]: BlizzCon 2022 has been officially canceled as Blizzard works on reforging their own reputation.

[Update]: Blizzard has accidentally revealed World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic!

After being delayed due to the pandemic, Blizzard's massive convention BlizzCon will be starting this February 19 in a purely online form. Best of all, unlike some of the previous years, all of the developer panels and announcements will be entirely free to watch.

If you're curious which games these announcements will even cover, you'll be pleased to hear that Blizzard has now released the official schedule. The Diablo and World of Warcraft series will be taking up a considerable number of time slots, while the much-anticipated Overwatch 2 will only be making a brief appearance.

I can't tell you the exact details behind all of the panels as Blizzard has kept all of that information a secret, but if you're willing to indulge a bit of speculation, allow me to share my thoughts on what is likely to happen. I'm expecting to see the announcement of a brand new World of Warcraft update, the reveal of The Burning Crusade Classic, plenty of information about Diablo 4, a brand new Overwatch 2 cinematic and some new gameplay tidbits, as well as a deep dive into the Internet's favorite game - Diablo Immortal.

That said, considering how much time the Diablo series will be taking up, I'm also anticipating Blizzard to announce Diablo 2 Remastered. They've already given this treatment to most of their popular series, and given how important Diablo 2 is to the ARPG genre as a whole, it only makes sense to update it as well. If this does end up being the case, I can only hope Diablo 2 will fare better than poor ol' Warcraft 3 Reforged.

Once BlizzCon Online goes live I'll make sure to give you a detailed overview of everything Blizzard announces. Until then, I'll leave you with the brief pre-show welcome video. Enjoy!