BlizzCon, Blizzard Entertainment’s annual convention where the company shares updates and information on its products from Diablo to Warcraft, is finally back. For the first time in four years, the event will be held in person, in addition to a digital event for those not traveling to Anaheim, California.
Whether you’re watching BlizzCon from home or attending in person, you’ll find full details below, including the schedule for the entire two-day event and start times for each panel.
Where to watch BlizzCon 2023
BlizzCon 2023 will stream on the BlizzCon website in addition to the official Blizzard Entertainment Twitch and YouTube channels. If you miss any of the panels or the opening ceremony, don’t worry. Blizzard confirmed that fans will be able to watch replays of all panels.
BlizzCon 2023 schedule
Here is a full schedule for BlizzCon 2023, starting Friday, November 3rd and ending Saturday, November 4th.
Friday, November 3rd:
- BlizzCon 2023 opening ceremony – 11:00 a.m. PT – 12:45 p.m. PT
- World of Warcraft: What’s Next – 1:30 PM PT – 2:15 PM PT
- Overwatch: Deep Dive – 2:30 p.m. PT – 3:15 p.m. PT
- World of Warcraft Classic: What’s Next – 3:30 p.m. PT – 4:15 p.m. PT
- Hearthstone: What’s Next – 4:30pm PT – 5:15pm PT
- Warcraft Rumblings – 5:30pm PT – 6:30pm PT
Saturday November 4th:
- World of Warcraft: Deep Dive – 12:00 PM PT – 12:45 PM PT
- Overwatch: What’s Next – 1:30 PM PT – 2:15 PM PT
- Diablo IV: Campfire Chat – 2:30pm PT – 3:30pm PT
- Community Night – 4:45pm PT – 6:15pm PT
- Special Show: LE SSERAFIM – 6:15 p.m. PT – 6:45 p.m. PT
What to expect at BlizzCon 2023
As with previous BlizzCons, expect plenty of announcements from the company’s major franchises. We know that Bizzard is working on a new survival game set in a brand new universe, but details have been slim since the official announcement over a year ago.
Diablo IV released this year, so expect some updates from Blizzard on its plans for post-launch content. News about Diablo IV Season 3 is likely, and the company could use BlizzCon as an opportunity to announce the first expansion, as Diablo boss Rod Fergusson previously mentioned that the game will receive annual expansions.
The upcoming BlizzCon is also notable because it will be the first time that Blizzard Entertainment will hold the event after Microsoft acquired its parent company Activision Blizzard. With the opening ceremony to kick off the event, we expect the company to acknowledge the historic acquisition in some way.
Taylor is a reporter at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.