Blizzard Entertainment announced the sixth expansion to their decade-old World of Warcraft MMORPG today at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Entitled World of Warcraft: Legion, the expansion continues the demonic invasion narrative first hinted at during the Mists of Pandaria storyline and begun in earnest during the current expansion, Warlords of Draenor.
Legion will raise the experience cap by ten levels to 110, as well as add a new Hero Class: the Demon Hunter. Blizzard detailed a number of new features in the coming expansion during their 90 minute conference at Gamescom, e.g. an overhauled PvP reward and ability system, new customizable artifact-class weapons, and a storyline that reads like a fan-service brochure. The World of Warcraft: Legion preview site is already online with details.
No release date was announced for Legion, but a beta is said to be coming later in 2015. World of Warcraft: Legion will likely release sometime in 2016 on Windows PC and Mac OS X.
The gameplay systems patch that will prepare Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft for next month’s Warlords of Draenor expansion is set to release on 14 October 2014. Patch 6.0.2, entitled “The Iron Tide,” will feature class ability updates, gameplay adjustments, and new content to usher in the expansion’s tone and story. Continue reading World of Warcraft Rolling Out Patch 6.0.2 on 14 October
Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft has evolved in many ways over its ten year history, but none more striking than the hardware and software requirements that have been revised for each of its five expansions. The developer has posted the latest minimums and recommended specifications for players who intend to play the coming Warlords of Draenor expansion. Continue reading Here Are Your Warlords of Draenor System Requirements
Names of long-disused World of Warcraft characters will be released and made available for use in the upcoming patch 6.0.2, the Warlords of Draenor pre-expansion systems update. Characters who have not logged into Blizzard’s venerable MMORPG since 13 November 2008 will have their names reclaimed for use by new characters or those who pay for the game’s Character Name Change service. Continue reading Character Name Reclamation Coming to World of Warcraft
Blizzard Entertainment has published a blog post previewing the user interface overhaul coming in the planned World of Warcraft patch 6.0.2. The patch also features the gameplay and graphical systems updates intended to prepare for the upcoming release of the game’s fifth expansion, Warlords of Draenor. Continue reading Warlords of Draenor UI Changes Revealed
Blizzard Entertainment announced details regarding the upcoming 10th anniversary of World of Warcraft, including the Hillsbrad deathmatch PvP battleground and the level 100 40-player Raid Finder version of Molten Core. Continue reading World of Warcraft 10th Anniversary Event Details Revealed
Patch 6.0.2, the pre-expansion systems update patch that serves as the prelude to World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor is now available for testing on Blizzard’s Public Test Realms. The patch introduces many of the upcoming expansion’s mechanical changes, as well as the long-awaited new character models, UI changes, and the stat squish. Continue reading Patch 6.0.2 Going Live on the PTR
Blizzard Entertainment’s Warlords of Draenor, the fifth expansion for the publisher’s venerable MMORPG World of Warcraft, is set to release on 13 November, 2014. The expansion returns the game’s ongoing story to the planet of Draenor first seen in The Burning Crusade expansion seven years ago. The forces of Azeroth will confront the Iron Horde, a united and untainted Orcish army from an alternate timeline created by the escape of the deposed Horde Warchief, Garrosh Hellscream.
There is no word yet on when the 6.0 systems patch will go live to World of Warcraft servers.