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Blizzard has taken the wraps off Shadowlands, the eight expansion pack for World of Warcraft. You know the drill by now - World of Warcraft: Shadowlands introduces a massive new land new land to explore, comprised of five zones, and the soft reset we saw with Battle for Azeroth continues. Sylvanas has slain the Lich King, taking his powers and opening up a portal to the afterlife, which is where Shadowlands will be set.
Time sure does fly because it’s now been well over a year since World of Warcraft. According to fresh leaks, Blizzard is gearing up for the reveal of WoW’s eight expansion pack at BlizzCon 2019.
Blizzard has announced World of Warcraft: Classic will be launching this summer, with testing due to kick off tomorrow. WoW Classic goes live around the world on August 27th, inviting players into WoW version 1.12. It’s the Drums of War patch from August 2006 and will be the same 13-year-old game, warts and all.
Microsoft has pulled a lot of about-turns this week, including bringing the Halo series to Steam, and now it’s just brought DirectX 12 to Windows 7 for the first time. Yesterday, Microsoft posted to its DirectX Developer Blog to confirm World of Warcraft is now running on DirectX 12 with Windows 7, a feat previously only possible on Windows 10.
If you’ve been holding out for World of Warcraft Classic since its announcement at Blizzcon last year, you’d best find a comfy seat. The seemingly simple task of loading the 1.12 version of WoW onto a few servers is a far, far, bigger task than we’d ever anticipated. It’s so big, in fact, that Blizzard’s ex-level designer thinks WoW Classic won’t be ready until at least 2022.
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Blizzard has proven itself more than a dab hand at cinematic trailers for its games. If only they’d be given full rein to make the World of Warcraft movie for themselves. Anyway, Blizzard has just dropped a new ‘Old Soldier’ cinematic for the feverishly anticipated new World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth expansion.
If you’re scratching around for something to do, Blizzard may now have the ultimate solution. World of Warcraft and each and every one of its expansion packs that are currently out are now totally free. That’s world of WarCraft plus six expansion packs, encompassing 110 levels of gameplay.
Say goodbye to your free time, MMO fans. Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft’s seventh expansion pack, Battle for Azeroth, will be launching on August 14th.
The unstoppable juggernaut that is World of Warcraft is hurtling towards its 7th expansion pack with Battle for Azeroth, raising the level cap to 120, adding the Kul Tiras and Zandalar continents, three new races, multiple dungeons, raids, and the 20-player PvE Warfront mode. There'll be heaps for long-time WoW players to get busy with then, and a major graphical upgrade means it's never looked better. This comes at a price, naturally, and World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth's PC system specs are significantly more demanding than Legion. 
The biggest new announcement from BlizzCon 2017 this weekend was undoubtedly the reveal of World of Warcraft’s new Battle for Azeroth expansion pack. The seventh expansion for WoW, Battle for Azeroth bumps up the level cap to 120 and adds in the all-new regions of Zandalur and the seafaring kingdom of Kul Tiras.
It’s that time again. When Blizzard attempts to lure us lapsed World of Warcraft players back with another epic expansion pack. World of Warcraft: Legion looks like a bit of a monster, so Blizzard’s put together an extended preview to help explain all of the goodies set to be included.