The flames of war will be reignited once again when World of Warcraft receives its new expansion pack called Battle for Azeroth, Blizzard announced at BlizzCon 2017.
According to game director Ion Hazzikostas, it is finally time for the expansive lore to return to its roots and reboot the original conflict between the Alliance and Horde.
Battle for Azeroth will introduce two new continents called Kul Tiras and Zandalar, along with several islands that can be explored for their secrets and treasures. The Alliance will call Kul Tiras as its home, while the Horde will control Zandalar.
Both factions will work in their own zones to recruit new “allied races” that can be controlled by players once unlocked. The Alliance will join hands with Void Elves, Lightforged Draenei, and Dark Iron Dwarves; while the Horde will sign pacts with the Nightborne, Highmountain Tauren, and Zandalari Trolls.
Battle for Azeroth will also introduce “Island Expeditions” as a unique activity for players to team up in a party of three to explore areas where the enemies and situations encountered can change each time. In addition, the new expansion pack is bringing “Warfronts” to relive the glorious Warcraft III days. Groups of twenty players will siege fortresses by building bases, research upgrades, and pumping units on the battlefield.
The artifact weapon system from Legion, the last expansion pack, has not been forgotten. It is being upgraded into a new but similar system through a legendary neck piece called the Heart of Azeroth. While wearing it, players will be able to unlock new powers and traits.
Battle for Azeroth is slated for a release next year but the beta servers will go online very soon. Like always, Blizzard will be increasing the level cap to 120 and also offer a purchasable level boost to instantly get a character of level 110.