Today marks the launch of the World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, the seventh expansion for the prolific MMO. The expansion focuses on turning the cold war between the Alliance and the Horde into a hot one. It’s available now on PC in Standard, Digital Deluxe, and Collector’s Editions.
The expansion adds two new areas, one for each faction. Alliance players will travel to Kul Tiras, homeland to Alliance hero Jaina Proudmore. The Horde will seek out the trolls of Zandalar to aid in the war effort. Players will work toward unlocking these new allied races. Other new allied races include Void Elves, Lightforged Dranei, and Dark Iron Dwarves.
With the war theme it should be obvious that The Battle for Azeroth also adds new PvP content. New Island Expeditions feature 3v3 battles to collect resources and stymie the enemy. Warfront is a new 20-player co-op scenario where players capture resources, build forces, and lay siege to the enemy commander. It’s inspired by the original Warcraft strategy games.
Finally, the level cap has been raised to 120. Purchasing Battle for Azeroth includes a level-110 character boost so you can jump straight into the upper end of the new content.
“Battle for Azeroth builds upon nearly 25 years of faction rivalry, history, and pride to challenge World of Warcraft players with the question of what it truly means to be a member of the Alliance or the Horde,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. “This expansion is loaded with new content and features that draw upon that core conflict, but today’s launch is just the beginning—we’re excited for players to experience everything we have planned as the Battle for Azeroth unfolds.”
The Digital Deluxe Edition includes a pair of new mounts, a Tortollan pet, and several goodies for other Blizzard games, including a Hearthstone card back and Warcraft-themed sprays and banners for Overwatch. A retail-exclusive Collector’s Edition includes a hardback novella and the digital soundtrack.
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is available now on PC. Purchasing the expansion includes all previously released content for World of Warcraft (monthly subscription also required). It’s rated T for Teen.