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BlizzCon Online 2021 full schedule: When to expect ‘Overwatch 2’ and ‘Diablo 4’ presentations; here’s where to watch

From the Overwatch 2 cinematic announcement trailer | Photo credit: Blizzard Entertainment via PlayOverwatch / YouTube screenshot

After months of waiting, Blizzard Entertainment finally unveiled the schedule of the next BlizzCon. While its upcoming celebration may be different than the previous years, it is still slated to be the venue of some major announcements from the studio.

Blizzard reveals BlizzCon Online full 2-day schedule

BlizzCon is officially called BlizzConline because its two-day festivities will happen entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On the bright side, this means all fans around the world get to enjoy the events and announcements at the same time and together, at least virtually.

Blizzard is also conducting the BlizzConline for two days -- Feb. 19-20 -- with separate “channels” for its popular franchises. There will be a channel each for “World of Warcraft,” “Hearthstone,” “Diablo,” “Overwatch,” and for Blizzard’s popular strategy titles such as “StarCraft,” “Warcraft 3: Reforged,” and “Heroes of the Storm.”

There will also be a main streaming channel for Blizzard where fans can watch select panels and highlight events from the other channels. For example, on day one, the Blizzard channel will also feature the event from the “World of Warcraft” channel at 7:10 a.m. CST / 8:10 a.m. EST / 5:10 a.m. PST. The main channel will also feature a rebroadcast of events from other channels throughout the day.

Each dedicated channel will have an event simultaneously streaming on Feb. 19 at 7:10 a.m. CST. For the “Diablo” channel, an event covering “what’s next” for the franchise is also scheduled for the said date and time. The official schedule does not say anything specific, but it will likely cover updates about “Diablo 4” and, hopefully, the announcement of the rumored remake of “Diablo 2.”

Also streaming on Feb. 19 at 7:10 a.m. through the “Overwatch” channel is a special behind-the-scenes into the making of “Overwatch 2.” The event description reads, “The Overwatch team gives a sneak peek behind the scenes of Overwatch 2. Join them as they dive into the development process and share some work in progress.”

“Diablo 4” and “Overwatch 2” are some of the biggest upcoming titles from Blizzard. Fans are likely looking forward to BlizzConline specifically for these games, especially after speculations that they might not be released anytime before 2022.

Where to watch BlizzCon Online 2021

Aside from the chance to watch the events as they unfold anywhere fans are in the world. They can also tune in to the two-day BlizzConline for free. The best way to keep up with the upcoming events is by going through the official BlizzCon website. Blizzard also confirmed that there will be online streams available through its Twitch and YouTube channels.

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