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Blizcon 2016: A Wrap Up

Blizzcon X gonna give it to ya!

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Jhudiel Lopez

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A crazy weekend for Blizzard Fans around the world ended yesterday as Blizzard Entertainment held their annual convention. Dubbed Blizzcon, the event is a celebration dedicated to both fans and developers of one of the world's most beloved company.

A lot happened during the weekend, and if you're one of the unlucky ones who did not have at least a Virtual Ticket, don't worry because Mineski.net has you covered.

There is a ton of Information dropped during the event, sadly, access was limited unless you were physically present in the event or had a Virtual Ticket. But do not fret because Mineski.net is here to help you out and distill all those delicious tidbits for your consumption! Here's a quick rundown of the amazing weekend:

  • Sombra Reveal
    • She actually hacks into the Opening Ceremony, crazy!
  • Overwatch League Announcement
  • Quick Match Adjustments
  • Arcade Mode
    • New Game mode that supports different game modes, 3v3, 1v1 and possibly PVE

  • Nova Covert Ops Part 3 Release Date: Nov 22!
  • Deepmind AI API
    • Yes, Blizzard and Google are now working to make actual AI for Starcraft 2
      • All hail our new Overlords
  • Alexei Stukov Commander
    • Literally Infested Terran Commander
  • War Chest
    • Seasonal Content
      • Has Faction Specific skins
      • Progression gives you more cosmetics
      • Purchases helps out the SC2 eSports Initiative
  • Digital Comics Initiative
    • Short stories that will continue the Universe story will be released side by side with mission packs

  • New Expansion announced: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
    • Introducing Tri-class Cards
      • Cards that can be used by 3 Classes (a Faction)
    • Factions Fighting for the streets
      • Grimy Goons: Hunter, Paladin, Warrior
      • Kabal: Mage, Priest, Warlock
      • Jade Lotus: Druid, Rogue, Shaman

  • Summary Video
    • New Hero: Varian Wyrnn
      • First Dual Class Hero Ever
        • Can be a Tank or an Assassin
    • New Hero: Ragnaros
      • Raidboss Hero
      • Can take over allied base structures, for better combat
    • New Map: Blackheart’s Revenge
      • Asymmetrical Map: Both Sides have different Win Conditions
    • New Skins and Mounts

  • Patch 7.1.5
    • Timewalking
    • Brawler’s Guild
    • Microholidays
      • 1 Day holidays that gives life to the world!
    • Blade’s Edge Arena
    • Class Balance Changes and Updates
  • Patch 7.2
    • Return to Broken Shore
      • Tomb of Sargeras
      • New/Retooled World Quests
      • FLIGHT!!
        • Epic Class Mounts!
    • Cathedral of Eternal Night
    • Pvp Brawls
    • Artifact Updates
    • Possible trip to Argus!

  • The Darkening of Tristram Anniversary Event
    • They're remaking the whole of Diablo 1 using the Diablo 3 Engine!!
      • Features include AI adjustments, state of the art pixelated graphics and 90s sound quality!
        • It's a free content patch!
  • New Character Class: Rise of the Necromancer
    • Includes:
      • A Pet
      • 2 Additional Stash Tab
      • Pennants and Portrait Border
  • Several New Quality of Life Changes
    • Materials are now counted like gold and bloodshards
  • New Zones
    • Shrouded Moors
    • Temple of the First Born
  • Challenge Rifts
  • D3 Armory
    • Gear Switch using a button!
  • Seasons are also coming to Consoles in 2017!

So, what's your favorite piece of Blizzard news? Did we miss anything? Tell us in the comments below!