World of Warcraft: Legion goes to war on August 30

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

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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Joseph Keller
  • Too bad Warlords of Draenor was a let down. Blizzard is trying too hard to simplify the game mechanism to appease the casual gamers, but it ends up watering down the content.
  • Mist of Pandaria wasn't that big of a deal either... then again, I never really played it much, just like a month before Draenor, but it did feel like hell lvling up all my characters
  • Vanilla and BC were certainly the best, largely because the mechanics didn't change much. Even WOTLK was actually pretty good, but things have started to go downhill since.
  • The single "thing" I wish the new xpacs offered is a change to combat mechanics used in GW2 and ESO.  I would love that!  That said, yeah, I do agree.  I want to play the content for story, but it is becoming somewhat of a challenge to stay interested; particularly if you're already accustomed to dodging to um, dodge, etc.  I'm sure I'll still pick it up, but it would be a lot of fun with those changes! :D
  • Armory link please.
  • I miss Vanilla/Outland days.  
  • Same here. I stopped playing after WOTLK...didn't like the direction it was it was consuming too much of my time.
  • They should have started working on WoW 2.0 a long time ago.  The game has been horribly mismanaged for the past two years and trying to lock players to ground travel in Draenor really showed its age.
  • Bought WoD and never played it. Doubt I will buy Legion. I hate the way wow took. It is focused purely on endgame which is instanced. Crafting besides gems, enchants, bags has no meaning. Non instanced world is dead. If they worked on MOBA based BGs, story driven scenarios and raids, I would say nobody would miss a new Zone. Levelling in wow is not fun. It is only time sink nothing else. With current state I would like to have instant top level and PVP gear that scales equally for everyone. No gems no enchants. Equal instanced PVP. Being forced to sink time into EQ gathering, playing arenas (which I hate) just to obtain gear for battlegrounds is not fun and certainly not worth to pay money each month. EQ in wow has no value unlike in Lineage 2 for example. There it had some meaning to gather sets, which I could have used with other characters... Here you spend time and "sweat" only to reach next season to sell it to vendor for a few g...
  • The first company that makes these games' chat systems into games wins the game.
  • Oh c'mon NCSOFT...
    I'm playing l2 since c4 and until now you have make 0 updates and expansions at your game(even c7,c9,c12 are just some little updates with no meaning even the kamael class)
    Blizzard make expansions and updates every 2 years...
    We need Lineage3 !!!!! Posted from my NoteBook.
    I don't have autocorrect at my pc Keyboard so I have to apologize for my English. Sorry if after this you have to make suicide or kill me...
    Keep Calm Because P.A.O.K. you are...
  • I just started playing again after an 8 yr break - I stopped playing just before WoTLK. I just got my rogue to 100 and soon my lock. Questing is certainly dumbed down.
  • I like other fantasy mmorpgs much better. Neverwinter for example has a far more interesting gameplay, graphics, quests and what you call "end game". And its free.
  • I stopped playing this game because I was addicted to it, my last play was on 2013, I even told Blizzard the reason I was leaving my guild and their subscription. I almost lost my familly cause this new drug. Subscribers are less and less, but there are still in the millions, if you play this game be aware is just a game, you shouldn't stop living your real life because of this.
  • I hope they have content that will maintain interest for a while.  The leveling was way too easy in MoP and WoD, but then again the content wasn't nearly as comprehensive as BC or WotLK.  You had people at max level in less than a day, even for casuals a week wasn't unreaistic to hit the cap.  Then you hit the daily grind in MoP or the garrision grind in WoD. Unless the non-raiding part of the game is much better this time around I imagine I'll pick it up, play a couple of months to experience the content and run through the dungeons, and then cancel my subscription until the next expansion.