The halls of Anaheim Convention Center were bursting with activity, as Blizzard geared up to welcome and bloodthirsty guests of the occasion.
BlizzCon 2018, is over now but you can still take part by buying a virtual ticket to watch highlights of the show online
You can now only view the event as a virtual attendee ie by watching video streams. BlizzCon, which is an annual event that is held by Blizzard for two days to display the best of their franchises, is just around the corner. The event, which took take place between the 2nd and 3rd of November at the Anaheim Convention Center, is over and had sold out all its physical tickets anyway. However, you can tune in to the festivities from the comfort of your home.
You can catch up on a bunch of exciting video presentations, and you can view them all for $50 by purchasing a virtual ticket. Holders of virtual tickets will have complete access, whether live or video on demand, to all the content of the event, which includes the whole BlizzCon 2017 as well as the 2018 show, with exclusive videos of behind-the-scenes action and panels! Panels include Diablo, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Heros of the Storm and Overwatch.
The main stage of BlizzCon 2018 also featured "What's next" events for each of these franchises starting from 2nd November. Blizzard planned a number of exciting sessions for BlizzCon 2018, and you can see them all by looking at the event's schedule.
What's more, virtual ticket holders can still get epic loot from their favorite Blizzard games.
The rewards of BlizzCon 2018 included:
Keep in mind that Blizzard will not keep any major news locked because you're not a virtual ticket holder, meaning there's no cause for concern because they didn't make any announcements regarding Diablo 4. But you are likely to be engaged and have more fun if you hold a virtual ticket and want to tune into sessions from BlizzCon 2018.
The Nintendo Switch bundle is customized to perfection for fans of the portable version of Diablo III – there are only a couple of these bundles on the website, so get yours today before someone else snatches it up.
Want to take part in some Rifts with us on your Switch? You can digitally download the Diablo III: Eternal Collection from the Nintendo eShop or grab a physical copy at the Gear Store.
Note: We recommend that you download the game away from the show's floor, as it will be experiencing a high amount of traffic that could potentially slow down your download.
If you want to learn about the deadliest beasts born in the deepest depths of the Burning Hells, Sanctuary is where you will find them. Written by Adria, you will get a chance to discover all the foes you will fight against in the Diablo universe.
BlizzCon is the biggest bash of the year, and it is getting closer as each day passes. Whether you are attending the event live or virtually with your digital camera, the Blizzard team is more than excited to have you there in Anaheim.
We have a word of warning though, not everyone was enamoured with the offering (click here)
Click here to buy a virtual ticket for BlizzCon 2018.
Everyone loves treasure! It doesn't matter if you are Diablo III newbie or a seasoned veteran. But to whip you into shape, you have been invited to take part in a treasure hunt before the Nintendo Switch version of Diablo III, dubbed the Eternal Collection, launches. This is your chance to exercise your loot-chasing leg muscles and win some awesome rewards in the process.
Ready to begin the treasure hunt? Items have been hidden all over the internet and in the real world as well! But never fear - you will get clues to their whereabouts and it's then up to you to use your detective skills to track them down. Read on for more information about this exciting treasure hunt!
In the days to come, keep your eyes glued on the Blizzard Twitter page for clues. Once you have unlocked what the clue means, head on over to the location (on the internet or physically) and locate the QR code or item. You will be teleported to the collection page, where you can also keep track of all the items in the treasure hunt, after scanning the item or clicking the link.
You will be entered in the prize drawing, where all sorts of cool treasures are up for grabs, with every item you find. Be on the lookout for Legendary loot since the quality of the item you find affects the number of entries you get for the draw!
The Eternal Collection of Diablo III for Nintendo Switch is just weeks away, and we know you can't wait to slay demons, hunt for loot and make memories with the online and local co-op modes!
On top of giving you the chance to play the Burning Hells on the move, there is a surprise that will make it worth the wait. Blizzard has teamed up with Nintendo and created the Diablo III Eternal Collection Bundle for the Switch, and it's filled with plenty of goodies that even Greed would be envious of.
The Eternal Collection Bundle for Nintendo Switch contains a Diablo III Eternal Collection download code and a Switch console, dock and carrying case with a Diablo theme. This is the definitive edition of Diablo III, as it contains all the features and updates released thus far, as well as the expansion, Reaper of Souls, and content pack, Rise of the Necromancer. Fans of the Zelda series also get the Ganondorf cosmetic armour set, allowing them to play as one of the greatest villains of all time, as well as other goodies from the magical land of Hyrule.
Whether you are a newbie looking to kill their first demon or a seasoned pro who wants to collect more loot in the Eternal Conflict, playing Diablo III on the Switch is the best way to take this infinite adventure with you everywhere you go. Grab your special edition Switch console while stocks last. Don't let them get away from you like a Treasure Goblin making a b-line for a portal!
Want to know how you can grab one of these consoles? If you're in North America, head on to GameStop. If you're in Canada, go to EB Games. People in New Zealand and Australia should check with their local retailers.
Are you ready to party up with other Nintendo Switchers? November 2nd is around the corner so leave your thoughts in the comments section, and we'll talk again when the Diablo III's portable version launches!
Blizzard are giving out free Diablo 3-themed gaming devices. Find out how you can win one for yourself.
From today, Blizzard are giving away a Playstation® 4 Pro and an Xbox One® X, for which both feature a Kanai's Cube theme; the powerful Horadric artifact in Diablo III.
To find out more about the competiton and the competition rules, click here.
BlizzCon® is about to begin and we are more than delighted to give you access to everything you need to maximize your enjoyment, whether you plan on enjoying the show from the comfort of your home (online) or coming down to view the show yourself. You can get yourself ready to commemorate the show with us starting today by heading over to the Blizzard Gear Store and pre-ordering yourself a BlizzCon Goody Bag. (We promise to have it at your doorstep before the show begins).
For $55, which includes shipping, tax and all fees that apply, you can pre-order yourself one of the limited edition Goody Bags currently available. Although Virtual Tickets aren't needed to place your order, if you have one, you can get a discount and pre-order the Goody Bag for $45. Use the Blizzard account you used to buy the Virtual Ticket and visit the Blizzard Gear Store. There is a limited stock, meaning you have to hurry and grab a Goody Bag now!
The Goody Bag this year, which can be purchased for $55 (holders of Virtual Tickets can have it for $45), includes:
Navigate to the page with the Goody Bag to start the pre-ordering process when you visit the Gear Store.
Late October is when you can expect the Goody Bag to ship. Your Goody Bag will be shipped from the North American and European Gear Stores if you pre-order in the Americas and Europe. However, not every single country is eligible for participation. Plus, others fees may also be applicable on top of international shipping rates. If you want to know whether your region is eligible for shipping or just need more information, visit the FAQ section of the Gear Store.
A Goody Bag will be given to everyone attending BlizzCon with a ticket. There is a discount of $10 if you wish to pre-order an additional Goody Bag. It can be redeemed using the Virtual Ticket code you were emailed when you bought the ticket. Once you redeem it, just follow the above-mentioned steps.
Any use of the Virtual Ticket is covered under the BlizzCon® 2018 Virtual Ticket Agreement Terms and Conditions, which you can read for yourself here.
The English BlizzCon® stream will be broadcasted live in PST (Pacific Standard Time). Select content will be broadcasted and translated live into Chinese, Korean, Russian, Portuguese, German, French and Spanish. Selected content will also be available on VOD with subtitles in simplified Chinese, Korean, Russian, Portuguese, German, French and Spanish when the event is over.
To watch, a Blizzard® Account and internet connection are needed.
A majority of the replays will be available until 31st March, 2019. For about a month after the BlizzCon, closing night and Community Night celebrations replays will be available.
There will be no buying and shipping of physical items from Russia, North Korea and China. For this and more limitations, read the shipping policies found on the Blizzard® Gear Store.
For the best streaming experience, use the following browsers: Internet Explorer 11.x, Safari 10.x, Firefox 55.x and Chrome 60.x.
It is prohibited to rebroadcast or duplicate a BlizzCon® Virtual Ticket with no express written permission from Blizzard® Entertainment.