Blizzard announces Gamescom reveal event

Marlene Weaver
August 19, 2017

The map preview will go live on August 21, while the animated short will become available when GamesCom opens on August 23.

Responding to a query on the official Blizzard forums, Kaplan thanked PS4 and Xbox One fans for their patience and noted that the feature and player punishments "are very much an ongoing development" for the team.

We'll find out which country's players will rise above the rest as the Hearthstone Global Games Finals take place live on our Hearthstone stage on Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26- choose your champion to win a card pack, and watch the tournament live-streamed on

We'll kick things off by releasing a special preview video of all the playable content we'll be showcasing at the event.

What are you excited for to see at this years Gamescon from Blizzard?

During gamescom 2017, Hearthstone players will get an early look at new Fireside Gathering features such as a Fireside Brawl with a group raid against the Lich King.

WoW European Championship Finals take place throughout the event. So many big games unintentionally put up a wall, implying through their communities, marketing or even gameplay, that they are only for one kind of player or another.

Published by parent company Activision, sci-fi shooter Destiny 2 has a 15-minute broadcast planned the following day, separate from the Blizzard reveal ceremony.

Blizzard says it'll also be showing a teaser video ahead of the Reveal Ceremony on Monday, 21st August, at 6PM local time, which you can watch on YouTube.

StarCraft is another game where we'll expect an update, this time shining some light on the latest StarCraft II co-op commander.

VG247 will be on the ground at gamescom 2017 so expect plenty of information on all sorts of gaming goodness during the week.

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