World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Expansion
Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment
Warcraft
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft: Legion
Successor title
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
MMO, RPG
Microsoft Windows and macOS
Blizzard Battle.net
Retail Features
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Ratings
This title has been rated T by the ESRBThis title has been rated 12 by PEGI
United Nations International Release Date(s)
Microsoft Windows and macOS
August 142018
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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is the seventh expansion pack for World of Warcraft announced at BlizzCon 2017 on November 4, 2017. The expansion was initially set to be launched towards the end of August 2018, but was pushed forward to August 14th at 12:00pm PST. The release date was then pushed up several hours earlier to have a unified launch across all regions.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The main story focuses on the escalating tensions between the Horde and the Alliance after the defeat of the Legion and returning from Argus. Sylvanas launches a full scale attack on Darkshore, which ultimately leads to the destruction of Darnassus and the burning of the World Tree. The Alliance, unable to save the Night Elf capital, retreat and formulate a plan to attack Lordaeron. As the Alliance begins their assault, plague spreaders halt their advance until more allies, Alleria Windrunner and Jaina Proudmoore arrive and help the weakened Alliance army. Jaina is able to dispel the plague, allowing the Alliance to successfully infiltrate Lordaeron. As the battle rages on, the Alliance encounter Saurfang, which after a fierce battle, results in the captivity of the orc. Saurfang is spared his life, and is instead taken to the Stormwind Stockade. Afterwards, Anduin and his allies confront Sylvanas in her throne room. After a tension-filled exchange, Sylvanas unleashes her banshee powers, causing what's left of Lordaeron to start collapsing. Jaina is able to teleport the King and allies to the airship, which Anduin spots the Horde warship moving in the opposite direction. Anduin returns to Stormwind to plan his next course of action.

Sylvanas, after knowing of Saurfang's capture, organizes a infiltration team to free him from the Stockades. Meanwhile, the princess of the Zandalar empire has been captured as well. In exchange for helping them, the princess demands the horde return to Zandalar with them to meet her father, the King.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • New Alliance Continent: Kul Tiras
  • New Horde Continent: Zandalar
  • Allied Races; sub-races that grant Transmog bonuses when levelled to 110.
    • Players were granted early access to the following allied races if they preordered the expansion and met all requirements: Nightborne, Highmountain Tauren, Void Elf, Lightforged Draenei.
    • Even more allied races planned for the actual release including Dark Iron dwarves, Zandalar trolls, Kul Tiran humans and Mag'har orcs.
  • Level Cap raised to 120
  • New Dungeons and Raids
  • New Battleground and Arenas
  • New features including island expeditions and warfronts
  • Six more character slots per server
  • Incoming item squish
  • "Upright" orc, golden blood elf eyes to be a new cosmetic options