World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Adds Raid, Warfront

Posted by | September 06, 2018 | News, PC, Video | No Comments

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth released last month to huge sales numbers for the 14-year old MMO. More than 3.4 million units sold on launch day alone, making the seventh expansion for WoW one of the fastest-selling PC games of all time.

This week Blizzard Entertainment has announced new content coming to Battle for Azeroth, including the new Raid and the first of the co-op PvE Warfronts.

The new Raid, Uldir, is available in four separate difficulties for parties of level 120, and features eight Raid Bosses. At the time of launch, only two difficulties will be available, Normal and Heroic, with more opening up in the coming weeks. Uldir is described as an ancient underground facility once used to harness the energy of the Old Golds and construct titans. Naturally, things went horribly wrong.

Warfronts are the new PvE warzones meant to invoke classic Warcraft real-time strategy matches, and a way for players to engage in the ongoing war between horde and alliance without actually attacking other players. The first is Warfront: The Battle for Stormgarde, and it’s designed for a cooperative party of 20 players. Factions are fighting over control of a the Warfront, and the winner will gain access to new content and areas in the Arathi Highlands, including a new World Boss.

You can join the queue for the Warfront in Boralus Harbor (Alliance) or the Port of Zandalar (Horde).

Also arriving this week is the first Mythic Keystone dungeon season. Each season will include a unique suffix to level 10 and higher Keystones, altering those dungeons with new challenges. This season’s is Infested.

Finally the first season of Rated PvP begins with new rewards and two new Arenas: Hook Point and The Mugambala.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is available now in physical and digital form for $49.99 and $69.99 (Digital Deluxe), plus monthly subscription. It includes all previously released expansions and content. It’s rated T for Teen.

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