Everyone knows World of Warcraft. It’s not a video game, it’s pop culture. For years it was the game. Everyone knew it. Everyone referenced it. Even South Park did an incredible parody episode on it. The game still has millions of active subscribers and is celebrating the franchise’s storied history with the newest expansion: Battle for Azeroth.
If you’re new to the franchise or have slipped out of touch recently, the expansion included a 110 level character boost. Buying this expansion and subscribing to Warcraft also grants access to all previous content. Considering this is a franchise running for nearly quarter of a century and the game has been around for well over a decade, it’s refreshing to see Blizzard be so accessible to newcomers. What else does the expansion feature then?
- Two new kingdoms: The Horde can visit the Troll land of Zandalar whereas the alliance head to Kul Tiras to seek support.
- New playable allied races: Several new factions can be added to your cause or you can create a character and play as them.
- Island expeditions: Set out in groups of three and explore islands and compete or cooperate to earn treasure.
- 20 player co-op Warfront: Battle to claim strategic battlefield locations, capture resources and take on enemy commanders to claim territory.
- New armor powers and traits: A new resource, Azerite, brings new aspects of customization to your gear.
- New level cap: Now you can hit level 120 thanks to a wealth of new content.
Head here for much more in depth details. There are numerous pre-order options available:
- Physical: £39.99
- Digital Deluxe: £52.99 and includes “Seabraid Stallion mount (Alliance), Gilded Ravasaur mount (Horde), and Tottle the Baby Tortollan pet for World of Warcraft; an “Azeroth Is Burning” card back for Hearthstone; a Primal Flamesaber mount in Heroes of the Storm®; Horde and Alliance sprays for StarCraft II; and a collection of faction-themed cosmetic loot for Overwatch” and more.
- Collector’s Edition: £89.99 and retail exclusive. “n addition to the in-game items from the Digital Deluxe Edition, the Collector’s Edition contains 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.”
It really is incredible that Warcraft is still going strongly in 2018. With the vast majority of shared world titles, MMOs and just simple online multiplayer games there is considerably more competition today than there was back in 2004 and Warcraft is holding it’s own. For all your gaming news, from Spyro to We Happy Few, stick to thelootgaming.com.