Battle for Azeroth descends on World of Warcraft this summer

Posted February 01, 2018

The preorder page for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is now live.

Pre-orders are available right now and include the Standard Edition for €44,99 (~R664,55) or $49,99 (~R592,23) and the Digital Deluxe Edition for €59,99 (~R886,12) or $69,99 (~R829,17). The new expansion will feature two new kingdoms Zandalar and Kul Tiras, the aforementioned Allied Races, the 3-player scenario-based Island Expeditions, 20-player cooperative battles called Warfronts, and an increased level cap of 120.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, which was announced at BlizzCon previous year, will be released sometime this Summer.

With the pre-purchase, players will be able start unlocking the Nightborne Elves, Hightmountain Tauren, Void Elves, and Lightforged Draenei. Every preorder, whether standard or Digital Deluxe, also includes a free boost to level 110 for one character. Once you have completed a few Alliance quests and earned yourself the respect of an Allied Race, you will unlock the ability to use that race in character creation.

Players who buy the expansion today can begin recruiting four of the new Allied Races - two for each faction.

The Standard Edition costs £39.99 and the Deluxe a slightly more expensive £52.99. In Hearthstone, there's a new card back.

Overwatch: Torbjorn gets Horde and Alliance voice lines, Tracer will have some new emotes, and everyone will have access to WoW-themed sprays and player icons.

StarCraft II: Horde and Alliance sprays will let you cover the map while declaring your allegiance. A Baby Tortollan pet also comes along for the ride. Considering Battle for Azeroth seems to be focused on bringing the conflict between the Alliance and the Horde back to the forefront, the reference is probably a telling sign of things to come.

Heroes of the Storm: You can ride into battle on a Primal Flamesaber mount, available in green, white, and toast colours.