Everything From BlizzCon 2023’s Opening Ceremony - With Live Updates

Today marks the opening for Blizzard Entertainment’s massive BlizzCon celebration, the first since 35,000 people gathered for the event in 2019.

Longdale returns to talk about World of Warcraft expansion The War Within. An ancient civilization, led by Xal’atath, harbinger of the Void, will be featured.

New zones will include the Isle of Dorn, The Ringing Deeps, Hallowfall. A Delves mode will be included, with end-game rewards for 1-5 players.

The Earthen will be an Allied Race that players can choose for making characters. Dynamic flight was shown with all mounts.

12:41 p.m. — A cinematic features Anduin talking with Thrall, about both of them returning. The style is remarkably lifelike, for WoW.

The 10th expansion will be The World of Warcraft: The War Within. It will go into the subterranean heart of Azeroth itself, and include Earthens and Nerubians.

A new Hearthstone Battleground mode will allow players to team up: Battlegrounds Duos. Players will have a shared health pool and can share cards between them.

Five class-specific rings will drop, Wilson said. An enchanting preview window will show you what affixes are possible before you spend gold.