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BlizzCon 2018
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Key Art 2018
(clockwise from middle)
Heroes of the Storm The Raven LordWarcraft Varok SaurfangDiablo (franchise) Diablo
Overwatch McCreeHearthstone (franchise) Ava (with Sarge) • StarCraft Tychus
Other Names BlizzCon XII
Announced April 9
Dates November 2 - 3
Attendance TBD
← 2017 2019 →

BlizzCon 2018 is the BlizzCon event by Blizzard Entertainment that was held at the Anaheim Convention Center on November 2-3, 2018.

The Grand Finals for the Heroes Global Championship will also be held here.

Announcements[edit | edit source]

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

  • 2019 Gameplay Update
    • Structure Adjustments
      • Removed all Experience earned from destroying a Fort or Keep
      • Decreased Experience earned from destroying Towers by 50%
    • EXP gain
      • Passive Experience gain increased by 15%
      • Increased Experience gained by defeating defending Mercenaries by 100%
        • Defeating Laning Mercenaries will now grant 100% of Defending Mercenaries Experience
    • Catapults
      • After destroying a Fort, spawns every 3rd minion wave.
  • Armor Revamp
    • Armor no longer stacks, like Movement Speed buffs, the game will apply only the highest (or lowest) amount of Armor to a hero.
  • Matchmaking Improvements
    • The matchmaker prioritizes Tanks, Healers and Ranged Assassins.
    • Call of the Nexus: Players who queue for roles that are in short supply will receive bonus experience for being team players. Just look for the Bonus Experience icon located above each Hero when viewing the Hero Selection screen.
  • Stimpacks
    • Boosts are replacing Stimpacks.
    • Same functionality
    • After the end of the game, every player receives an 5% extra XP for each activate Boosts.

Tickets[edit | edit source]

  • $199.00 USD per ticket (same as BlizzCon 2017)
  • Sold in two batches:
    • Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. PDT
    • Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. PDT
  • $49.99 USD per virtual ticket (up from BlizzCon 2017, +$10 USD)
    • Available for purchase since September 12
  • Benefit Dinner Ticket Sale: Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. PDT

Virtual Rewards[edit | edit source]

BlizzCon 2018 in-game goodies

The Virtual Rewards for 2018 will be revealed over the coming weeks to BlizzCon, starting with Overwatch.[1]

  • Overwatch - Legendary Skin: Demon Hunter Sombra (September 12)
  • Heroes of the Storm - Nexus Razorgrin Mount, Banner, Spray, and Portrait
  • World of Warcraft - Alliance / Horde mantle & war banner, early access to WoW: Classic demo
  • Hearthstone - "BlizzCon 2018" Card Back and 2 packs from Classic, Journey to Un'Goro, Knights of the Frozen Throne, Kobolds & Catacombs and The Witchwood expansions.
  • StarCraft - Console Skin for StarCraft Remastered, Brood War skins for Terran, Protoss and Zerg workers for StarCraft 2
  • Diablo III - Mini Azmodan pet

Tournaments[edit | edit source]

  • Heroes of the Storm Global Championship: October 25–28, November 2–3
  • StarCraft II World Championship Series: October 26–28, November 2–3
  • World of Warcraft Arena Global Championship: October 29, November 2–3
    • Mythic Dungeon Invitational All-Stars
  • Overwatch World Cup: November 2–3
  • Hearthstone Global Games: November 2–3

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Blizzard Entertainment conventions
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