The Battle For Azeroth Launches Summer 2018

Posted February 01, 2018

Almost three months since its announcement at Blizzcon 2017, World of Warcraft's latest expansion, Battle for Azeroth, is now up for preorder. That being said, players won't simply be able to jump in and grab these new races, a number of requirements will need to be met in order for them to become accessible. Horde players can unlock the Highmountain Tauren and Nightborne Elves, while the Alliance gains access to Lightforged Draenei and Void Elves. Once unlocked, the Allied Races will be available account-wide, but they have to be rolled on a server with an existing Level 110 character. The latest of these, Battle for Azeroth, is coming this summer. Blizzard has been offering these instant boosts since Warlords of Draenor, the game's fifth expansion, was available for pre-purchase back in 2014. Once you have completed a few Alliance quests and earned yourself the respect of an Allied Race, you will unlock the ability to use that race in character creation. The Standard Edition of the expansion will be $49.99, but the Digital Deluxe Edition offers a bit more for $69.99.

Battle for Azeroth will bring several new additions to the game, including the party based Island Expeditions, the 20 player based large scale battles of Warfronts, and the variations on the current races of the game that come in the form of 'Allied Races.' It likewise comes with the usual level cap increase, bringing the total up to 120, as well as continuing the ever expanding storyline of the MMO.

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth will continue the story of the ongoing fight between the Horde and the Alliance. In Starcraft II, you'll get Horde and Alliance sprays.

Prowl into the Nexus with your new Primal Flamesaber mount. I don't know what had to change at Blizzard Entertainment to pump out new, quality content at a faster clip, but World of Warcraft's next expansion is closer than I could have reasonably expected.

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