BlizzCon 2024 is canceled

BlizzCon 2024 is canceled

Blizzard still plans to bring back the fan event in future years.

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World of Warcraft, Diablo and Overwatch fans who were looking forward to getting together at BlizzCon in November may be disappointed to learn that Blizzard has canceled this year’s edition of the event. The publisher didn’t give a clear reason as to why it made that decision, but said it was “not made lightly as BlizzCon remains a very special event for all of us, and we know many of you look forward to it.”

Even so, BlizzCon isn’t necessarily gone for good, unlike E3. “While we’re approaching this year differently and as we have explored different event formats in the past, rest assured that we are just as excited as ever to bring BlizzCon back in future years,” Blizzard wrote in a blog post.

The publisher plans to spill the beans about expansions (including the upcoming three-part WoW saga and Diablo IV DLC) for its franchises at other events, such as industry trade shows and Gamescom. Now that Blizzard is under Microsoft’s umbrella, we can probably expect some news from the publisher at the annual Xbox showcase in June. There are also in-person events lined up for Overwatch esports and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Warcraft.

BlizzCon 2023 was the first in-person edition since 2019, so to miss out once again in 2024 may come as a blow for many fans. Now they’ll likely need to wait until at least late 2025 to meet up with a bunch of their peers and Blizzard developers again.

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