New Overwatch Content Will Be Announced At Blizzard's Gamescom 2018 Panel

Maybe we'll get another cinematic short too.

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Blizzard just revealed its Gamescom 2018 schedule, as well as a number of games that the developer will feature at the event. The company also teased new content announcements for Overwatch.

Blizzard's opening statements are scheduled for August 22 at 10:30 AM GMT+2 / 9:30 AM BST / 4:30 AM ET on Gamescom's main stage. Later that morning, at 11:30 AM GMT+2 / 10:30 AM BST / 5:30 AM ET, Blizzard has a 30-minute Overwatch presentation of new content coming to the game. Blizzard has not revealed what types of announcements we can expect, but the "new content" is separate from an animated short that will make its debut.

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Last year, Blizzard used Gamescom to unveil the Overwatch Rise and Shine cinematic short, which detailed a portion of Mei's backstory as well as how she came to create her equipment. Blizzard also revealed the Junkertown map during Gamescom 2017.

Aside from Overwatch, Blizzard has also planned Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo panels and presentations. The full schedule can be found on the "Blizzard at Gamescom 2018" app, but we've outlined it below. Times are listed as they are in the app, in GMT+2.

Blizzard Gamescom 2018 Schedule

August 22

  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Opening and Quiz (Main Stage)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Overwatch Event (Main Stage)
  • 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. – World of Warcraft Event (Main Stage)
  • 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage)
  • 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – StarCraft Event (Main Stage)
  • 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage)
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Heroes of the Storm Event (Main Stage)
  • 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage)
  • 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Diablo Event (Main Stage)
  • 4:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage)
  • 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Guest Event (Main Stage)
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage)
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Video Games Live Concert (Main Stage)
  • 7:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Closing and Recap (Main Stage)

August 23

  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Opening (Main Stage)
  • 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. – Starcraft: Commander Co-op (Main Stage) – Starcraft II developer Kevin Dong demonstrates the new co-op commander with YouTubers Lowko and Winter.
  • 11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Heroes of the Storm: Live Drawing with Carbot (Main Stage) – Carbot Animations is back this year, drawing characters from Heroes of the Storm live on stage.
  • 12:45 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Overwatch: Lucioball Challenge (Main Stage) – German Overwatch World Cup team members play Lucioball live on stage against members of the Gamescom audience.
  • 2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth: Island Expeditions Showcase (Main Stage) – Top German guilds Aversion and Set Sail For Fail compete live on stage in Island Expeditions.
  • 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Blizzard Dance Contest (Main Stage) – Perform dances from your favorite Blizzard characters for the chance to win awesome prizes.
  • 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Guest: Bungie Presents Destiny 2: Forsaken (Main Stage)
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Vide Games Live Concert (Main Stage) – Enjoy an epic concert packed with music from Blizzard’s games with the Video Games Live orchestra.
  • 7:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Closing (Main Stage)

August 24

  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Opening (Main Stage)
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Overwatch: German Voice Actors Panel (Main Stage) – Hear from your favorite Overwatch characters as their German voice actors perform on stage.
  • 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Hearthstone: Puzzle Time! (Main Stage) – Teams of Gamescom audience members race to complete challenges in Hearthstone‘s new Puzzle Lab.
  • 1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. – Diablo: Live Drawing with Chris Amaral (Main Stage) – Blizzard artist Chris Amaral creates some evil artwork before your eyes.
  • 2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Heroes of the Storm: Escape from Braxis (Main Stage) – Streamers MFPallytime and chu8 team up with Heroes of the Storm developer Matthew Cooper and two members of the audience in this Heroic Brawl.
  • 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. – Overwatch: Lucioball Challenge (Main Stage) – German Overwatch World Cup team members play Lucioball live on stage against members of the Gamescom audience.
  • 5:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. – World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth: Island Expeditions Showcase (Main Stage) – Top German guilds Aversion and Set Sail For Fail compete live on stage in Island Expeditions.
  • 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth: Cosplay Showcase (Main Stage) – World of Warcraft cosplayers show off creations inspired by the latest expansion.
  • 7:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Closing (Main Stage)

August 25

  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Opening (Main Stage)
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Diablo: Live Drawing with Chris Amaral (Main Stage) – Blizzard artist Chris Amaral creates some evil artwork before your eyes.
  • 12:00 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Hearthstone: Puzzle Time! (Main Stage) – Teams of Gamescom audience members race to complete challenges in Hearthstone‘s new Puzzle Lab.
  • 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Overwatch: Lucioball Challenge (Main Stage) – German Overwatch World Cup team members play Lucioball live on stage against members of the Gamescom audience.
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. – StarCraft: One vs. Many – YouTubers Lowko and Winter take on Gamescom audience members in one-versus-three battles live on stage.
  • 4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Quiz (Main Stage) – Prove your knowledge of Blizzard games for the chance to win prizes.
  • 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Blizzard Cosplay Contest – Top cosplayers from Europe compete for amazing prizes, including a ticket to BlizzCon.
  • 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Closing (Main Stage)

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