Rock legends Metallica will play BlizzCon's closing ceremony on Sunday, November 10 NZDT.

BlizzCon is a two-day convention held in Anaheim, California. At the event, members of Blizzard’s gaming community meet, play, and celebrate their shared passion for all things Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm.

Virtual tickets to BlizzCon, which will include Metallica's performance, are still available.

The virtual tickets provide will viewers with real-time HD streams of every developer panel, community events such as cosplay competitions, and the closing ceremony headlined by Metallica.

Buyers of the virtual ticket will also receive codes to redeem items in-game across Blizzard’s current portfolio, including World of Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone. In addition, the virtual ticket will provide a discount on online purchases of collectible memorabilia that will be available to attendees of the show itself, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center over the weekend of November 8 and 9 (9 and 10, NZDT).

Blizzard has also announced that both the opening ceremony, and all eSports finals taking place at BlizzCon will be streamed free at

BlizzCon virtual tickets cost $US39.99 and can be bought here.