World of Warcraft’s upcoming expansion, ‘Legion,’ finally has a release date


It’s been a long time coming: Blizzard today announced that its highly anticipated expansion for World of WarcraftLegion, will launch on August 30th, 2016!

The expansion will breathe some much-needed life into the ageing game, which hasn’t had a substantial content addition since October 2015, leaving fans stuck playing the same content to run for nearly 10 months – the longest ever wait.

Legion will see the return of the Burning Legion to Azeroth and an entirely new continent to explore: the Broken Isles!

The Tomb of Sargeras has been reopened, and the demons of the Burning Legion pour into our world. Their full, terrifying might is fixed on summoning the Dark Titan to Azeroth—and they’ve already located the key to his return.

With the Alliance and Horde devastated, only you can take up Warcraft’s most legendary artifacts, scour the ancient Broken Isles for relics of the Titans, and challenge the Legion before Azeroth’s last hope dies.

Steel yourself, champion. Extinction is imminent.

Some of the expansion’s more popular additions will include:

  • New continent: The Broken Isles
  • New class: Demon Hunter
  • Artifacts: customizable weapons that grow in power as you do
  • Class-specific Halls and followers
  • All New Dungeons and Raids
  • Level cap raised to 110
  • Revamped PvP progression system
  • Improved transmogrification system

A pre-expansion patch will introduce a world event leading up to Legion‘s release, offering players new content to enjoy ahead of the expansion’s launch. Additionally, those who pre-order the game will gain early access to the Demon Hunter class.

World of Warcraft: Legion will release on August 30th, 2016!


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