[WOW] Battle for Azeroth coming this summer

Blizzard has finally confirmed a release window for World of Warcraft's next expansion, Battle for Azeroth, which is expected to drop this summer.

That's still a bit vague, what with the last Friday of the season falling on September 21, but the good news is pre-orders are now live.



Players who pre-order  receive an immediate level 110 character boost, and can "begin the journey to unlock the expansion’s new playable Allied Races," Blizzard confirmed in an update.

The four new races are the Highmountain Tauren, Lightforged Draenei, Void Elves, and Nightborne. If you level a character from one of these races from 20 to 110, you'll be rewarded with the Heritage Armour set, lthough it's worth noting that to earn the armour, you can't use a character boost or gain levels through the Recruit-A-Friend program. You can't switch factions or races either.

The Standard Edition is priced at £39.99/ $50 and includes the 110 character boost.

The Deluxe Edition will set you back £52.99/ $70 and includes the 110 character boost as well as the following pre-order bonuses:

  • Zandalar Gilded Ravasaur (Horde) and Kul Tiras Seabraid Stallion (Alliance) mounts
  • Tottle, the baby Tortollan pet
  • Hearthstone card back
  • StarCraft II sprays
  • Heroes of the Storm Primal Flamesaber mounts
  • Overwatch voice lines, emotes, sprays, and icons

If you want to hold out for something a bit more extravagant, Blizzard will be announcing a Collector's Edition later this year, to feature "art, music, and lore to celebrate the release of Battle for Azeroth."

Recopied from IGN, Shabana Arif