BlizzCon 2021: see the best moments of the fair

BlizzCon 2021 was held on the night of Friday (19) and brought several exciting news. In addition to information about games yet to be released, Blizzard gave fans a little nostalgia and brought back games from the past.

THE Voxel, which broadcast BlizzCon 2021 live on YouTube, separated the best moments of the event for those who were unable to follow. See, below, all the best that happened at the online fair.

Blizzard Arcade Collection

To fuel the spirit of nostalgia for players who took advantage of the 90s, it was announced Blizzard Arcade Collection. The collection will bring back three great classics: Rock & Roll Racing, The Lost Vikings and Blackthorne.

It will be possible to play the titles in the original format or in the so-called “Definitive Edition”, which adds technical improvements such as mapping of controls and features that rewind the game to correct errors.

The collection will be released for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and also for the consoles of the recently launched generation (PS5 and Xbox Series X / S through backwards compatibility).

WoW Shadowlands: Chains of Domination

Shadowlands was an expansion launched for World of Warcraft last year. In 2021, the expansion will receive the first update: Chains of Domination. Among the novelties, the content will have unpublished missions, a new mega-dungeon and more.

According to Blizzard, Chains of Domination will also have new cosmetic armor sets, new mounts and pets. The exact release date has not been released, the only thing that is known is that the update will arrive “soon” for PC.

World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade

Still in the nostalgia section, Blizzard announced the re-creation of the WoW expansion “Burning Crusade”, which was launched for the first time in 2007. Also without a specific date, it will arrive on PC and Mac.

In addition to player-to-player arenas and the possibility to choose the preferred era to play (Crusade Era or Classic Era), all WoW subscribers will be able to play Burning Crusade at no additional cost.

Return of Diablo II

After much speculation, Blizzard confirmed: Diablo II is back. In case, Diablo II: Resurectered which will be released later this year for PC, Switch, PlayStation 5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One. The person responsible for production is Vicarious Visions, which recently worked on titles like Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.

The game is a remastering of the classic Diablo II and will bring, for example, the expansion “Lord of Destruction”. Everything will run in 4K resolution with sound in Dolby Surround 7.1.

Year of the Griffin at Hearthstone

For the popular Hearthstone, Blizzard announced the “Year of the Griffin”. Among the highlights, this update guarantees the game new cards and a new game mode. In all, players will have access to a selection of 235 new cards, including 29 unpublished ones.

For Brazil, the expansion “Forjado nos Sertões” was announced. It will have 135 new cards, the keyword Frenzy, spell schools, ranked spells and more. The promise is that the content will be available in the second half of this year.

Another great moment was the disclosure of the “Classic Mode”, format of the game that was launched in 2014. In this mode, the game will have a supported format, with its own rewards, rankings and the collection of original cards.

New class for Diablo IV

About the long-awaited Diablo IV, Blizzard showed the new class: Renegade. From now on, she joins the barbarian, druid and mage. The renegades’ strong point is their dexterity, with an incredible mastery of the art of long-range and hand-to-hand fighting.

The developer also gave a special taste and told a little more about the title. The story of the game takes place in a dark moment for the story of Sanctuary. As we had already seen in the past BlizzCon, Lilith is back as the main antagonist, so we will have to explore five different regions to save humanity.

Diablo IV will be released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and does not yet have a release date.

Diablo IV will have an open world and some details have been revealed

Although the opening ceremony showed only Renegade, a new class of Diablo IV, the game-specific panel continued to give a lot of details about what we can expect at launch, like details of the open world of the game.

According to the developers, the title will have a large map that players can explore, do class-specific quests scattered throughout the scene, clear areas corrupted by dark forces to create quick travel points (and other resources, such as blacksmiths and other NPCs).

In addition, the Diablo IV said there will be elements of PvP in the game. While exploring, you can collect “shards”, an important resource that must be purified to do some actions in the game.

According to the devs, as long as the shards are not cleared, other players can kill you to get the rewards. However, users who attack other players will have an accumulated curse that can make them hateful.

If you have this condition, all users will be able to see you over a wide range of the map as a threat.

Details about Overwatch 2

Already outside the opening ceremony, in a specific panel, Blizzard addressed Overwatch 2. After a long time without talking about the title, the company released behind the scenes images and released some details about the game (which also has no release date).

Among the novelties, two new scenarios were presented: Roma and New York. The new hero Sojourn also gained more details, including images about his railgun.

Still on characters, McCree, Reaper and Pharah had their new looks presented. One of the details that drew attention was the Reaper mask, which is completely silver, instead of white as before.

The developers also announced that the camera animations for the recoil of the weapons will change, to give more weight to the movement, that the maps will now have cycles of day and night and dynamic elements of the climate, such as snow and sand storms depending on the time of day. to play.

So, what did you think of the 2021 edition of BlizzCon? Did you consider the event good or bad? Tell us in the comments box below!

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