BlizzCon is this week! Tuskarr Totemic may be disappointed and it's not because he was nerfed, but because we didn't bring any fish for him to eat. But thanks to Blizzard we so have five BlizzCon Virtual Tickets to give away!
Over the weekend we shared our top five hopes for the upcoming Gadgetzan expansion which we hope you've checked out.
Now you're probably asking how you get your digital hands on the code, right? Well we're making this one very simple, just leave a comment on this post describing what your biggest hope is for the upcoming expansion. You can talk about class balancing, better legendary minions, or whatever else you can think of.
We're excited to see what you think! We'll choose a winner
Thursday, November 3 at 4 PM PDT and email winners shortly after. We ask that you check your email around that time so we can get you your code before the expo starts the following day!
Update: Five potential winners have been contacted. If they don't respond by tomorrow, we'll pick new winners!
Have questions? Here are some answers.
BlizzCon® 2016 Virtual Ticket FAQ
What is the BlizzCon® 2016 Virtual Ticket?
The BlizzCon 2016 Virtual Ticket offers comprehensive live HD coverage of Blizzard Entertainment’s two-day gaming celebration, taking place November 4 and 5, via a multichannel Internet stream.
When you purchase the Virtual Ticket, you’ll be able to switch freely between multiple high-definition (up to 720p) channels dedicated to different areas of BlizzCon, allowing viewers expanded access to the content they're most interested in. The Virtual Ticket grants you complete access to the main stage and panel stage channels, featuring the following BlizzCon content:
- Developer Panels: Get the latest news and firsthand developer insight into the creation of your favorite Blizzard games.
- Exclusive Interviews: Dig deeper into the Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, and Overwatch universes in exclusive interviews with Blizzard developers.
- Costume and Talent Contests: Get a great view of the creativity on display in the legendary BlizzCon Costume Contest and epic Talent Contest.
- Closing Ceremony: Be there for the closing festivities on Saturday night, celebrating two full days of Blizzard gaming and community.
Limited high-definition coverage of the opening ceremony and BlizzCon esports tournaments will be available online for free, including the Global Finals of the 2016 StarCraft® II World Championship Series, World of Warcraft® Arena World Championship, Hearthstone® World Championship, Heroes of the Storm® Fall Championship, and more. Keep an eye on www.blizzcon.com for more information.
If I order the BlizzCon 2016 Virtual Ticket, will I receive the commemorative BlizzCon 2016 in-game goodies?
Yes, Virtual Ticket holders will also receive commemorative BlizzCon 2016 in-game goodies for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch (details to be announced at a later date). The goodies will be linked to the Battle.net account used to purchase or redeem the Virtual Ticket, and will be available in-game at or before the start of BlizzCon. Stay tuned for more information.
Note that to redeem the Overwatch in-game content for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, players must link their Battle.net account to a PlayStation Network® account or Xbox Live® account respectively. For more information on account linking, visit https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/linking-your-battlenet-account-on-consoles. Diablo III in-game content is available on PC and Mac only.
Once I purchase my Virtual Ticket, how do I pre-purchase an optional BlizzCon 2016 Goody Bag in a Box?
This year, Virtual Ticket buyers have the option to purchase one “Goody Bag in a Box”—and just like the name implies, it’s a lot like the usual BlizzCon Goody Bag, only in a box instead of a bag.
Once you’ve completed your Virtual Ticket purchase or redeemed your Virtual Ticket code, log in to the Blizzard Gear Store (http://gear.blizzard.com) using the same Battle.net account. Look for the callout on the front page, or click BlizzCon 2016 in the top navigation bar, where you’ll be able to pre-purchase (limit 1 per Virtual Ticket and Battle.net account).
Please note that supplies are limited, and buying a Virtual Ticket does *not* guarantee that you’ll be able to also buy a Goody Bag in a Box. Orders will be shipped closer to the start of BlizzCon. For more information, see the Goody Bag in a Box FAQ.
Will replays of Virtual Ticket content be available after BlizzCon is over?
Yes! Anyone with a Virtual Ticket will be able to access on-demand replays of the main and panel stage streams for at least three weeks after the end of the event. VODs of the esports events will also be available for free.
How will I access the BlizzCon online merchandise sale for Virtual Ticket buyers?
The pre-BlizzCon merchandise for BlizzCon attendees and Virtual Ticket holders is scheduled to begin October 10.
After purchasing or redeeming a code for a Virtual Ticket, your Battle.net account will automatically be flagged to get access to the merchandise sale when it begins. Visit www.blizzcon.com closer to the sale for more information.
Please note that items purchased in this sale will be shipped from the United States. Not all countries may be eligible to participate, and international shipping rates and other fees may apply. For more information, see the Blizzard Gear Store Shipping article on our support site.
How do I order the Virtual Ticket?
You can order the Virtual Ticket directly through the Battle.net Shop. Be sure to make your purchase on the Battle.net account you wish to use to watch the show, receive the in-game goodies, and access the “Goody Bag in a Box” presale and BlizzCon merchandise sale. Also make sure you have a valid, updated payment method associated with your Battle.net account. If you do not yet have a Battle.net account, you can create one for free on the Battle.net website.
How can I watch online?
You can watch the Virtual Ticket streams directly through BlizzCon.com. You’ll also be able to download the free BlizzCon 2016 mobile app (coming soon) and watch Virtual Ticket content there—stay tuned for more information.
In what languages will the Virtual Ticket Internet stream be available?
The BlizzCon 2016 Virtual Ticket Internet stream and DIRECTV broadcast will be available in English only.
In which regions is the Virtual Ticket available for purchase?
The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket is available through the Battle.net Shop in the Americas, Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Korea, and Southeast Asia (pricing and availability varies by region). The Virtual Ticket will also be available in China (sold separately). Keep in mind the Virtual Ticket stream purchased through the Battle.net Shop will be available only in English.
What are the system requirements and minimum bandwidth requirements to view the live stream?
We’ll have more information on the system requirements and minimum bandwidth requirements to view the stream closer to the event.
Do I need to purchase a Virtual Ticket if I’ve already purchased a ticket to attend BlizzCon in person?
Live BlizzCon attendees also get a Virtual Ticket with their BlizzCon ticket purchase. BlizzCon ticket purchasers will very shortly be receiving a code (one per ticket purchased) which can be used to unlock the Virtual Ticket and associated perks on a single Battle.net account. These codes will be emailed directly to the BlizzCon ticket purchaser.
I plan to purchase the BlizzCon 2016 Pay Per View event through DIRECTV. Do I need to purchase the Virtual Ticket separately to also watch online?
For those who opt to purchase the BlizzCon 2016 DIRECTV Pay Per View (coming soon), the Virtual Ticket Internet stream will be included with your order. After ordering through DIRECTV, you will receive an email from DIRECTV containing a code that will grant one Battle.net account access to the Virtual Ticket and associated bonuses. You will be able to redeem your code here—just make sure to redeem the code using the Battle.net account on which you wish to receive your in-game goodies.
Note that the DIRECTV Pay Per View broadcast is not included with purchases of the Virtual Ticket made through the Battle.net Shop. More information on the DIRECTV BlizzCon 2016 Pay Per View event, including how to order through DIRECTV, will be available at a later date.