BlizzCon 2023 schedule: Dates, times, and rewards detailed

BlizzCon 2023
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The BlizzCon 2023 schedule enters its second day. Blizzard Entertainment's two-day global gaming convention kicked off yesterday with massive announcements across the Diablo, Overwatch, and Warcraft franchises. Whether you plan on attending in-person in Anaheim, California, or will be joining panels from the comfort of your own home, there's plenty to get involved in. After four years away, BlizzCon 2023 is being treated as an opportunity to celebrate some of the best Blizzard games, and you don't want to miss out. 

Fast Facts

When is it: November 3 – November 4, 2023
Where is it: Anaheim Convention Center, C
How to watch BlizzCon 2023

Whether the BlizzCon 2023 schedule is used to unveil surprises, or tease out any collaborations with the wider Xbox Game Studios portfolio following the Activision Blizzard acquisition, remains to be seen. For now, it looks like World of Warcraft will return to a position of prominence. Below you'll find information on how you can watch BlizzCon 2023 online, as well as more detail on the full BlizzCon 2023 broadcasting schedule. 

BlizzCon 2023 schedule

BlizzCon 2023 schedule

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Blizzard has confirmed the BlizzCon 2023 schedule, which will broadcast in-person and virtually on November 3 and November 4. The publisher has set dedicated panels for its biggest active titles, with World of Warcraft set to lead events following the Opening Ceremony with sessions on WoW Classic, Diablo 4, Hearthstone, and Overwatch 2 to follow. The first day also closes with a celebration of Warcraft Rumble, the new mobile action strategy game that is set to undergo its worldwide launch on November 3.  

Friday, November 3

  • Opening Ceremony – 11AM PT / 2PM ET / 6PM GMT
  • World of Warcraft: What's Next – 1:30PM PT / 4:30PM ET / 8:30PM GMT
  • Overwatch 2: Deep Dive – 2:30PM / 5:30PM ET / 9:30PM GMT
  • WoW Classic: What's Next – 3:30PM PT / 6:30PM ET / 10:30PM GMT
  • Hearthstone: What's Next – 4:30PM PT / 7:30PM ET / 11:30PM GMT
  • Warcraft Rumblings – 5:30PM PT / 8:30PM ET / 12:30AM GMT

Saturday, November 4

  • World of Warcraft: Deep Dive – 12PM PT / 3PM ET / 7PM GMT
  • Overwatch 2: What's Next – 1:30PM PT / 4:30PM ET / 8:30PM GMT
  • Diablo 4: Campfire Chat – 2:30PM PT / 5:30PM ET / 9:30PM GMT
  • Community Night – 4:45PM PT / 7:45PM ET / 11:45PM GMT
  • LE SSERAFIM Appearance – 6:15PM PT / 9:15PM ET / 1:15AM GMT

How to watch BlizzCon 2023

You can watch BlizzCon 2023 live from the comfort of your home without a Virtual Ticket. The entire show is being streamed for free on Blizzard's Twitch or Blizzard's YouTube channels, although you'll need to be logged into your account to access the broadcast on the latter due to some age-restricted content. If you miss any of the panels, you can also watch VOD replays at your leisure. 

BlizzCon 2023 Everything announced

World of Warcraft: Worldsoul Saga trailer stil

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Blizzard had a smattering of announcements at the BlizzCon 2023 opening ceremony. Chief among them was three expansions for World of Warcraft, with the Worldsoul Saga set to commence in 2024. There was also word on new Overwatch 2 heroes, the first expansion to Diablo 4, and plenty more. To get caught up on everything announced, check out our BlizzCon 2023 live coverage

BlizzCon 2023 dates

BlizzCon 2023 predictions

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Blizzard has set the BlizzCon 2023 dates, confirming that the celebration will run between November 3 and November 4, 2023. Across the two days, the studio will host a number of panels around the Diablo, Overwatch, and Warcraft franchises which can be viewed online for free, as well as in-person events just for in-person attendees. 

BlizzCon 2023 location

The BlizzCon 2023 location is the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. This is the first in-person BlizzCon in four years, following the virtual presentations that were used throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees can expect updates on Blizzard's key titles, as well as immersive art installations celebrating each of the franchises.

BlizzCon 2023 tickets

BlizzCon 2023 tickets

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There are two types of BlizzCon 2023 tickets. There's the BlizzCon General Admission ticket and the BlizzCon Portal Pass ticket if you want to attend in-person. General Admission costs $299 which includes access to all halls, exclusive in-game items, and a limited edition BlizzCon backpack. The Portal Pass costs $799, bundling in the General Admission content along with access to an exclusive Portal Pass lounge, early entry, and separate security and registration lines. 

BlizzCon 2023 virtual ticket

There won't be a BlizzCon 2023 virtual ticket. If you aren't able to attend in-person, the entire event will be live-streamed free of charge across November 3 and November 4, and available as video-on-demand after it's all said and done. We have details on the BlizzCon 2023 rewards available below, which replace the in-game items that typically came attached to the virtual ticket in previous years. 

BlizzCon 2023 rewards

BlizzCon 2023 rewards

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The BlizzCon 2023 rewards package takes the form of BlizzCon Collections. If you aren't able to make it to the event in-person, Blizzard is releasing two limited-time collections which include digital rewards and in-game items for the likes of World of Warcraft, Diablo 4, Overwatch 2, and more. Purchasing the BlizzCon Collection will also give you a 10% BlizzCon Gear Store discount. If you're attending the event in-person, all ticket tiers include a BlizzCon Collection Legendary Pack. 

BlizzCon Collection Epic Pack – $29.99 / £25.99

  • World of Warcraft: new Ysergle pet and the Chilling Celebration Banner toy
  • Diablo 4: the ferocious Lapisvein mount, the Cobalt Ensign mount trophy, and the Demon-Mother Countenance mount trophy
  • Overwatch 2: 1,000 credits, a Murky weapon charm, and a mystery name card
  • Hearthstone: a BlizzCon 2023 cardback plus 5 standard packs and 5 golden standard packs
  • Warcraft Rumble: the Murloc Kobold portrait and skin

BlizzCon Collection Legendary Pack – $49.99 / £42.99

  • Everything included in the Epic Pack, plus:
  • World of Warcraft: the Bound Blizzard flying mount
  • Diablo 4: the fearsome Midnight Harness armor for your mount and a Premium Battle Pass redeemable for any one season
  • Overwatch 2: the Drowned Warrior Sigma Epic skin as well as a Season 7 Premium Battle Pass
  • Hearthstone: a mystery signature legendary card
  • Warcraft Rumble: the Murloc Tower skin

BlizzCon 2023 predictions

BlizzCon key art

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My BlizzCon 2023 predictions are that Blizzard Entertainment will use the returning live event to take a bit of a victory lap. Expect updates on Diablo, Overwatch, and Warcraft to lead celebrations, with an outside chance that we'll receive information surrounding the new Blizzard survival game or any type of collaboration with the wider Xbox Game Studios portfolio following the acquisition. 

GamesRadar+ will be on the ground in Anaheim, California to cover BlizzCon 2023 live. For all of the latest news, as well exclusive reports and interviews, be sure to keep an eye on our BlizzCon 2023 coverage starting November 3, 2023. 

Josh West
Editor-in-Chief, GamesRadar+

Josh West is the Editor-in-Chief of GamesRadar+. He has over 15 years experience in online and print journalism, and holds a BA (Hons) in Journalism and Feature Writing. Prior to starting his current position, Josh has served as GR+'s Features Editor and Deputy Editor of games™ magazine, and has freelanced for numerous publications including 3D Artist, Edge magazine, iCreate, Metal Hammer, Play, Retro Gamer, and SFX. Additionally, he has appeared on the BBC and ITV to provide expert comment, written for Scholastic books, edited a book for Hachette, and worked as the Assistant Producer of the Future Games Show. In his spare time, Josh likes to play bass guitar and video games. Years ago, he was in a few movies and TV shows that you've definitely seen but will never be able to spot him in.