Blizzard has announced that the next expansion for World of Warcraft, Legion, will launch on August 30, 2016. The expansion will see the return of the Burning Legion to the game, with a host of new enemies to fight. The expansion will also boost World of Warcraft's level cap to 110, add the new Artifact weapons, and introduce the new Demon Hunter

World of Warcraft: Legion goes to war on August 30

Here's what you can expect from Legion, according to Blizzard:

  • New Hero Class: Demon Hunter—Unleash the demon within as an all-new melee hero class gifted with preternatural mobility—and the ability to metamorphose into hellish new forms.
  • New Feature: Artifact Weapons—Smite the Legion with class-specific weapons of lore. Unlock abilities and traits, and customize your weapon to suit your needs.
  • New Continent: The Broken Isles—Discover the fate of a lost night elf civilization, confront twisted fragments of the Emerald Nightmare, and hunt agents of the Legion in all-new zones. Forge your own path through the Broken Isles as you explore content that dynamically scales to your level.
  • Boost to Level 100—Come fully prepared to battle the Legion with a level-100 character boost, and fight alongside your friends in this epic new chapter of World of Warcraft—available immediately upon pre-purchase†.
  • New Feature: Class Hall—Gather with fellow members of your class and unite followers of your order—including iconic characters from Warcraft lore—to carry out missions at your command.
  • New PvP Honor System—Fight for fame, glory, and a range of new PvP-specific powers as you face the opposing faction in Arenas and Battlegrounds.

You can pre-purchase the standard edition for $49.99, or the digital deluxe edition for $69.99. Those who pre-purchase will be able to access the Demon Hunter prior to the expansion's official launch.

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