The seventh expansion of Blizzard Entertainment’s long-running MMORPG World of Warcraft has now arrived. In World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, the Alliance and Horde march to war in the new kingdoms of Kul Tiras and Zandalar. New content and features include an increased level cap, improved gear, new locations to explore, and more.
Kul Tiras is the ancestral homeland of Jaina Proudmoore, a recurring character in Warcraft lore. Meanwhile, Zandalar is home to the ancient Zandalari trolls. It is here where Defenders of the Alliance and Champions of the Horde must recruit allies for a battle over resources in Island Expeditions. Using the power of Azerite, players can also customise their armour to infuse new powers and abilities. Aside from that, Allied Races allows players to bolster their ranks through recruiting characters with unique racial abilities. When all is prepared, players can then march into the Stromgarde Warfront for a large scale 20-man cooperative battle. Last but not least, the player level cap is getting a bump up to 120, so players will be stronger than ever by the end of their journey.
“Battle for Azeroth builds upon nearly 25 years of faction rivalry, history, and pride to challenge World of Warcraft players with the question of what it truly means to be a member of the Alliance or the Horde,” says Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “This expansion is loaded with new content and features that draw upon that core conflict, but today’s launch is just the beginning—we’re excited for players to experience everything we have planned as the Battle for Azeroth unfolds.”
You can get World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth both physically and digitally. The physical and digital standard edition contains the Battle for Azeroth expansion and goes for $49.99.
The Digital Deluxe edition contains a slew of in-game bonuses, such as a Seabraid Stallion mount (Alliance), Gilded Ravasaur mount (Horde), and Tottle the Baby Tortollan pet. Blizzard is also throwing in a few extras for other games such as an Azeroth Is Burning card back for Hearthstone, a Primal Flamesaber mount for Heroes of the Storm, Horde and Alliance sprays for StarCraft II, as well as faction-themed cosmetic loot for Overwatch. The Digital Deluxe edition costs $69.99.
Lastly, the Collector’s Edition is a retail-exclusive purchase. Aside from the in-game bonuses of the Digital Deluxe edition, you’ll also get a cache of faction-themed loot, including a collectible Horde and Alliance Double-Sided Mark of Allegiance, a limited-edition hardback of the novellas Elegy and A Good War, featuring exclusive artwork, and a Battle for Azeroth digital soundtrack.
Whether you haven’t been on World of Warcraft in a while or are just starting out, all purchases include a level 110 character boost. Purchasing Battle for Azeroth and subscribing to World of Warcraft will unlock full access to the original game and all its previous expansions.
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is available now. To learn more about the expansion, visit its official webpage.