World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is now up for preorder
Get ready to stoke the flames of war between the Horde and Alliance once more: World of Warcraft's latest expansion is now up for preorder.
Nearly three months since its announcement at Blizzcon 2017, World of Warcraft's latest expansion, Battle for Azeroth, is now up for preorder. Available from Blizzard's online store, the preorder comes in two flavors, with the standard edition securing the expansion alone, while the Digital Deluxe Edition includes a few extra in-game goodies.
Battle for Azeroth sees the armies of the Horde and Alliance turn their attention back toward one another following their shared victory over the demonic Burning Legion. Set to play out across two new island regions, Kul Tiras and Zandalar, Battle for Azeroth will allow players to adventure to level 120 while befriending new allies, exploring new dungeons and raids, and seeking to take down the other faction.
Battle for Azeroth itself is due for release "on or before September 21, 2018," according to Blizzard. But, while you've got a while to wait before you can jump into the game, preordering allows players to get early access to the first four races to be part of the new Allied Race system. Horde players can start leveling new Highmountain Tauren and Nightborne elf characters, while Alliance players can get a jump on leveling Lightforged Draenei and Void Elves.
In addition to early access to Allied Races, Digital Deluxe preorders will get immediate access to two faction-specific mounts and an adorable pet Tortollan, one of the new races you'll encounter in Battle for Azeroth. A number of cross-promotional goodies are also included for Blizzard's other games, including a Hearthstone card back, Overwatch sprays and emotes, and a Heroes of the Storm mount. Every preorder, whether standard or Digital Deluxe, also includes a free boost to level 110 for one character.
If you're ready to hit the ground running ahead of Battle for Azeroth's release, you can preorder the expansion now from Blizzard for $49.99 for the standard edition, or $69.99 for the Digital Deluxe edition.
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Will it ever end? Eventually it needs to be retired in favor of a whole new game.
As long as it's profitable, they'll continue releasing new expansions. And as long as they're good, people will continue to play them (myself included), since it's a timeless game. There's really nothing that compares to it.
I must say I started in the back end of lich king, and left mid Pandaria. I now play Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, which I'm having an absolute blast with. Won't deny WoW is successful and therefore obviously a good game (since all successful games are good but not all good games are successful), just not the MMORPG for me. But this latest WoW expansion I expect will be one of the best now it's going back to the Horde vs Alliance roots.
No, this is exactly how online games should be, instead of forcing you to start over every other year, simply add to the game that already exists. Otherwise if they followed the model of most developers you'd just get a new WoW every year which is just the same thing with slight adjustment's yert you get the privilege of paying 80 bucks for it.
I left when the Panda expansion was announced. Up to Catalyst included I was all hooked.
Love this game! Would like to see a next gen version of Warcraft though!