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BlizzCon may be virtual this year, but the annual event from game publisher Blizzard Entertainment was still replete with exciting announcements as it went live on Friday afternoon.

Here’s everything Blizzard revealed during Blizzcon 2021’s opening ceremony.


A new trailer was released for the highly anticipated Diablo IV, unveiling a new Rogue class for players to dive into. The Rogue joins the starting classes of Druid, Barbarian and Sorceress, bringing swift and deadly with “unparalleled versatility.” The fifth class for Diablo IV has not yet been revealed.

Diablo IV doesn’t have a release date yet, but is expected to be ready in 2022.

Check out the Rogue trailer here:

Diablo II: Resurrected was also announced, a full remastering of 2000’s Diablo II and its expansion Lord of Destruction. Resurrected will be available later this year on PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch consoles.


Forged in the Barrens is Hearthstone’s latest expansion, slated this spring. Fans can monitor the card release schedule here.

For those unfamiliar with Hearthstone, the Barrens is commonly known as “the anvil upon which the Horde as we know it was founded,” where trolls, orcs and tauren came together for the first time. The Barrens expansion introduces a new keyword: frenzy and a new unnamed ranked spell.

Check out the trailer here:

The Forged in the Barrens’ announcement also signals the start of a new Hearthstone year, the Year of the Gryphon. The new year will bring future expansions, events, updates, a new game mode, and more. A roadmap on the BlizzCon website teases three phases of content to be released.

World of Warcraft

Following the massive success of the Shadowlands expansion last November, Blizzard unveiled World of Warcraft’s next major content update, Chains of Domination, which will be available later this year. A new charity pet program was also unveiled for World of Warcraft, which will unlock two pets (Bananas the monkey and Daisy the sloth) once donation goals are met.

Burning Crusade Classic, the first World of Warcraft expansion, is also getting a remaster to be released later this year at no charge to current WoW subscribers.

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