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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth has officially launched

Published: 12:17, 14 August 2018
Sylvanas Windrunner and Anduin Wrynn are looking angrily at each other.
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth has officially launched, bringing new ways for players to murder the opposing faction while cheering their faction leader. Well, the latter might not be correct with some Horde players, but still.

The Alliance will finally be able to go to Kul Tiras, Jaina Proudmoore's homeland where they will be able to recruit Kul Tiran humans and actually make characters in their liking. Meanwhile, the Horde will set off to recruit trolls of Zandalar, and possibly get themselves a spare leader since right now it looks like Blizzard are setting Sylvanas up for removal.

Battle for Azeroth introduces new Expeditions where factions will fight over resources, mainly Azerite which is basically the new Artifact Power. Speaking of which, Artifact Weapons are gone and their talents have been incorporated in their respective specialisations for the most part. Therefore, players will need to farm Azerite in order to power up their new Azerite talents, which are separate from the regular ones tied to leveling.

Leveling systems have been changed for a while and memes are already popping up how players just need to level in three zones in total now, with Warfront matches in between each zone. This is not too terrible for fashion enthusiasts though as they will be hard pressed to resist the call of the new Warfront armour sets for Horde and Alliance.

As per usual, this expansion will come in different editions - Standard Edition will cost £39.99 while Deluxe will be at £52.99 and will contain two additional mounts which are for the Alliance and for the Horde. Collector's Edition will cost £89.99 that will contain real life loot such as an art book, mark of allegiance and other bits.

Blizzard Horde and Alliance versions of the Warfront Tier 3 plate armour sets World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Tier 3 Warfront plate sets

Each edition comes with a character boost that will immediately propel them to level 120 but it's worth noting that Starter Edition players who upgrade their account will have to wait for 72 hours until restrictions have been lifted in order to use the boost.

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