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Blizzard's Upcoming BlizzConline Will Be Free To Watch

A Fireside Chat With J Allen Brack

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Blizzard's Upcoming BlizzConline Will Be Free To Watch

Earlier today, Blizzard president J Allen Brack announced via a new YouTube video that the company's upcoming BlizzConline will be free for all to watch online.

Brack also touched on some interesting statistics in World of Warcraft as the team at Blizzard gears up for the newly announced November 23rd release date of Shadowlands

Some of the more interesting statistics include:

  • Players have used the new barber shop over 10 million times
  • Over 100 Million characters inhabit World of Warcraft, while 1.5 billion levels have been dinged
  • World of Warcraft: Classic players crafted over 6.5 million Greater Frost Protection potions
  • Over 9 billion ghosts and wisps in Classic this year
  • February 2021 will see the 30th anniversary of Blizzard's founding

Brack also touched on the efforts his team has made to create more inclusive environments in their games, including leveraging AI and machine learning to help validate player reports of offensive behavior and language, originally in Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch, but now expansded to WoW's public channels.

You can check out the full video in the embed above. It's about 8 minutes long, but definitely worth a watch, especially if you're missing BlizzCon right now like many of us are.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore