World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Latest News

World of Warcraft's Patch 6.2 drops on June 23, adds new Tanaan Jungle zone and the Hellfire Citadel raid

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Patch 6.2 is coming to World of Warcraft next week, and it's bringing with it a whole new zone to explore, a new raid in the Hellfire Citadel to repeatedly wipe in, and a bunch of other new features.

Tricksy orc shaman Gul'Dan has constructed a stronghold in the Tanaan Jungle, surrounded by hellfire and corrupted by the demon armies of the Burning Legion. Your job is to infiltrate and cleanse it.

Blizzard to 'lift flight ban' in World of Warcraft's Draenor, "appreciate the spirited discussion"

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The mob can put away their pitchforks and torches because Blizzard will in the future allow players to take to the skies on their mounts in World of Warcraft's Draenor. Why was it restricted airspace anyway?

The studio says it was a design decision for the "best moment-to-moment gameplay" with the thrill of discovery 'only possible by ground'. They also "recognize that breaking free" is just as fun and exciting.

World of Warcraft's Patch 6.2 raid preview details Hellfire Citadel

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Blizzard has posted a lengthy preview on the Hellfire Citadel raid, accessible through the Tanaan Jungle. It's a "fel-twisted bastion" with power items levels ranging 675 to 685, and up to 735 in Mythic difficulty.

There's a new rare pet too called the Corrupted Nest Guardian. World of Warcraft heroes will initially fight off waves of enemies and salvage ammunition to use in Hellfire Cannons ready to blast the Citadel open.

World of Warcraft drops 3 million subs in the first financial quarter of 2015

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World of Warcraft is still the biggest deal in the MMO world, but subscription numbers have dropped quite significantly in the period since latest expansion Warlords of Draenor launched last October.

The brief bump in subs after Draenor pushed the player count up past 10 million in November, but since then it's slid back down to 'just' 7.1 million. That's still a huge number, but it's a big drop-off for Blizzard.

Director reveals World of Warcraft film pushed to June 2016

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The upcoming film for Blizzard's World of Warcraft has some "good news and bad news" from director Duncan Jones. It will no longer be coming in March 2016, but instead will take an extra 3 months and release in June 2016.

It just wouldn't really be an authentic Blizzard release if there weren't some kind of delay. Obviously this extra time will be spent on the Murloc musical number in the second act. It will change lives.

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