BlizzCon 2023 announces several exciting news for its games like Diablo 4, World of Warcraft and more

With BlizzCon 2023 finally kicking off, exciting news has been revealed through its opening ceremony. It was filled with big announcements such as Diablo 4's first expansion called Vessel of Hatred, three new expansions for World of Warcraft in The Worldsoul Saga, a new Overwatch 2 hero named Mauga, and many more.

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To keep you in the loop, here’s everything you need to know that has been revealed in BlizzCon 2023 along with trailers.

Diablo 4's First Expansion: Vessel of Hatred

Diablo 4's first expansion called Vessel of Hatred will include a new, never-before-seen class. However, not much was known but it was confirmed that it will take place in Diablo 2’s region Nahantu and it will affect the fate of Mephisto and his plans for Sanctuary.

The Next Three Expansions in World of Warcraft: The Worldsoul Saga

Blizzard announces The Worldsoul Saga, which is a larger narrative that has the next three expansions for World of Warcraft. The first expansion is called The War Within and it will be released in 2024. Through Chris Metzen, who recently returned as executive creative director of the Warcraft franchise, he revealed that these coming expansions will be the "culmination of the first 20 years of our storytelling" that will "vector us into the next 20 years of adventure."

The War Within will happen in the subterranean kingdoms in Azeroth where Nerubians and an Allied race called the Earthen Dwarfs reside. Including the promised return of former talking knife Xal'atath, new zones like Azj-kahet, Isle of Dorn, The Ringing Deeps, and Hallowfall, a new treasure hunting adventure activity called Delves, a community feature called War Bands, and new dungeons and raids, there still so much more that this upcoming expansion will offer to the players.

The second expansion is called Midnight but not much was revealed about it. However, what we do know is that it will take place in Azeroth's "Old World" in Quel'thalas, where Void forces have invaded and are trying to destroy the Sunwell to plunge the world into darkness. The third expansion is called The Last Titan and this marks World of Warcraft's 12th expansion. It will happen in the Old World, but in Northrend.

World of Warcraft: Classic will be adding the Cataclysm Expansion

The Cataclysm expansion will soon be added to the World of Warcraft: Classic. Players will now have the chance to revisit the adventure in the revamp Azeroth. The giant dragon Deathwing is also within the Cataclysm. Races, such as the Worgen and Goblins, have been added as playable characters. Archaeology will also be introduced.

Aside from that, the Classic's Season of Discovery has been announced as well, which will start on November 30. It was described as "Vanilla World of Warcraft with a twist." Players will be able to create new characters and level them up to its maximum capacity 25. Discover "class-altering abilities” by being Warlocks, mage healers, and more.

Overwatch 2’s First Samoan Hero Mauga

Mauga was previously leaked and now, Blizzard has officially revealed him. He’s the first Samoan hero of the game and is a heavy assault character. He uses two heavy artillery weapons, which are the incendiary chaingun and the volatile chaingun with nicknames Gunny and Cha Cha. He has a charge move called Overrun that when he uses, he will destroy everything in his path.

Hearthstone's Next Major Expansion is the Showdown in the Badlands

The card game's next expansion is called Hearthstone: Showdown in the Badlands. It will take place in Azeroth's wild west and it will serve as the origin story for Hearthstone's Reno Jackson and Elise Starseeker. The new expansion will be released on November 14, 2023, and it will feature the game's neutral hero card. Reno Jackson and Elise Starseeker must work together to save the Badlands from a wicked mining operation.

Diablo Tabletop RPG Announced

A tabletop role-playing game adaptation of Diablo has been announced by Blizzard Entertainment, Glass Cannon Unplugged, and Genuine Entertainment. It will be released in Fall 2024 but before that, it will be first launched through a pre-order campaign on Kickstarter. With Diablo 4 as TTRPG’s main inspiration, it "will further explore the overworld and underworld of Sanctuary, embarking on adventures above and below with fan-favourite mechanics torn straight from the screen."

Phil Spencer Makes Surprise Appearance at BlizzCon 2023 Opening Ceremony

BlizzCon 2023 is the first BlizzCon event after Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Making his first appearance in the event is Xbox boss Phil Spencer.

"Throughout Blizzard's history, they've pioneered and refined so much across the gaming industry and many of you today have been a part of that journey," Spencer said on stage. "Think of Diablo - it propelled the action RPG genre forward. StarCraft spawned the foundation for what esports would eventually become, and StarCraft 2 was a major catalyst for the evolution of games as live entertainment."

"World of Warcraft changed not only how people developed and supported games, but, really, it introduced a much wider audience to the concept of online communities,"
he went on. "And Overwatch not only reimagined gameplay but also the representation possible in class-based shooters."

Warcraft Rumble releases a Launch Cinematic and Launch Gameplay Trailer

As Warcraft Rumble is now officially released in iOS and Android, the developers have released a launch cinematic and launch gameplay trailer for the game.

Launch Cinematic Trailer

Launch Gameplay Trailer