Following on from the Warlords of Draenor expansion, World of Warcraft: Legion is the sixth expansion for Blizzard's long running MMORPG and will be released on the 30th August. Although paid subscription numbers are going down for World of Warcraft, it's still a good time to be a part of the franchise, as this new expansion comes along and a blockbuster movie is due to be released this June.
World of Warcraft: Legion begins just after warlock Gul’dan, betrayer of the orcs and twisted servant of the Burning Legion, unleashes an invasion force upon Azeroth. The fate of the world lands in the hands of the Horde and the Defenders of the Alliance, but only if they unlock the mysteries of the mythic Broken Isles, master powerful Artifact weapons, and form an alliance with the Demon Hunters of the Illidari - vengeful disciples of the dreaded Illidan Stormrage – will they be able to defeat the Burning Legion.
"Legion opens a dark and thrilling new chapter in one of the Warcraft series’ greatest conflicts, and things will never be the same for some of Azeroth’s most iconic heroes and villains," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "This expansion is loaded with features and content that give players whole new ways to explore the world and customize their heroes. We’re looking forward to sending everyone into battle against the Burning Legion this August."
Players can now pre-order the expansion fromfor £34.99 – or the Digital Deluxe Edition for £49.99 – and receive an instant level 100 character boost, as well as early access to the new Demon Hunter hero class that will be featured in the Legion Expansion. Blizzard say details on the timing and duration of the early-access period will be announced at a later date.
The Digital Deluxe Edition is certainly worth getting if you play other Blizzard games like Heroes of the Storm or Diablo III, as it comes with a variety of in-game bonuses, including an Illidari Felstalker mount and pet for World of Warcraft, a Felstalker mount for Heroes of the Storm, a helm transmog and wings for Diablo III, and a pair of fel-infused StarCraft II portraits.
World of Warcraft: Legion will be released on 30th August for the PC.