If you're interested in watching the new animated short, it won't be revealed until Blizzard's main ceremony, which takes place on Wednesday, August 23 at 12:00 p.m. With this entry, it does say "newest", not "new", or "brand new", so this could be a map we already know about. While the event incites excitement in its own right, what is sure to make gamescom 2017 even more hype-worthy is the recent announcement that Blizzard will debut a new Overwatch map and an animated short during the event.
In addition to the new Overwatch material, Blizzard is also lined up to release new looks and extra details on a handful of its games, including Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, and StarCraft 2.
New details on the upcoming 7.3 patch on Wednesday, August 23.
As for World of Warcraft and Hearthstone, a new patch, with details, will be shown off for WoW and new Fireside Gathering features for Hearthstone players, plus a new group raid for the CCG featuring the Lich King. In a recent blog post, Blizzard teased some of the content players can expect to Blizzard to reveal at Gamescom next week.
Overwatch FX Artist Rachel Day will be presenting her work on the making of Doomfist live on Friday.
Twelve top-ranked Arena teams will battle it out in the WoW European Championship Finals on our World of Warcraft stage from Wednesday to Saturday for a share of the $100,000 United States dollars prize pool and the chance to compete in the WoW Arena World Championship Finals at BlizzCon later this year-watch the live stream on http://www.twitch.tv/warcraft.
Overwatch is out now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Blizzard will close things out on Saturday with a cosplay content, a panel hosted by the German Overwatch World Cup team and a variety of smaller events.
Blizzard booth visitors will be able to get some hands-on play time with our latest Hero-details will be revealed in our Monday preview video. Keep in mind to visit http://gamescom.blizzard.com for the full schedule of activities.