World of Warcraft Announces Major Expansion Called Battle for Azeroth

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In an extensive interview with Polygon, World of Warcraft director Ion Hazzikostas discussed the game's journey since Warlords of Draenor-an expansion with poor endgame content partly responsible for driving almost 4 million subscribers away. Exactly how strong is not known- Blizzard no longer shares subscriber numbers, but there are enough users to warrant releasing another expansion for its lucrative gaming franchise.

During the BlizzCon 2017 opening ceremony, Blizzard's J. Allen Brack announced World of Warcraft Classic.

Whilst no release date has yet been revealed for World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth, we imagine we'll find out much more about the expansion in the very near future. Sadly, the Blizzard Classic team didn't have announcements of any other projects in the works at Blizzcon this year. The Alliance will set foot on Kul'Tiras archipelago, and the Horde will wade through jungle terrain in Zandalar.

As a champion of the Horde, travel to the Zandalar empire to persuade the trolls to lend their naval might. Alliance defenders however seek the aid of equally capable seafaring kingdom Kul Tiras, home of Jaina Proudmoore.

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Take a new form for your adventures as several new playable Allied Races, each with unique racial abilities.

A new system of Uncharted Islands will allow groups of three players to explore discrete areas with randomized content. Of course, you won't just be able to create characters of these new races immediately; you'll have to first earn favour with the various factions, such as the Highmountain Tauren or the Void Elves, if you're to add their strength to your forces.

Fight on the battlefields of a large-scale, 20-player cooperative Warfront to claim a key strategic location. A new resource, called Azerite, feeds the necklace and lets players unlock new powers and traits in their armor. Otherwise, you can expect Blizzard to update the official World of Warcraft site with plenty of FAQs and features as the game moves through development. Battle for Azeroth will revisit the central conflict of the Warcraft series, the Alliance versus the Horde, but along with it comes a wide array of features brand new to the experience.

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