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All confirmed allied features in WoW: Battle for Azeroth

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Sylvanas and Anduin battling with horde and alliance respectively aiding them
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

World of Warcraft's seventh expansion, Battle for Azeroth, will be adding slews of new content to the game as per usual. Blizzard thinks about introducing more features to standard races apart from the new allied races to mix it up a little

As we found out, the most prominent changes coming to the game are the introduction of a new continent and allied races. Six of those allied races were announced in 2017, but rumours of an additional two have sprung up. Last week dataminers have all but confirmed the release of Alliance's possible final allied race.

Blizzard Entertainmenttwo of the allied races from battle for azerothWorld of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth - Allied Races

The first to be announced were the Mag'har Orcs which will be joining the Horde. We all know Mag'hars from Warlords of Draenor, and they are more than just "brown orcs". When creating a Mag'har, the players will choose which of the 10 orcish clans they will join, with each clan offering different heritage armour sets and possibly storylines.

The second allied race, the Kul Tiran Humans, will be joining the Alliance. Instead of the basic model of humans we've had for 14 years, we will now be able to create a seemingly stronger, burlier race of humans hailing from the island of Kul'tiras. 

WowheadA shapeshift form of kul tiran human for guardian druidsWorld of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth - Kul Tiran Guardian Druid Form

We already know the race will be customisable so it is all but officially confirmed they will be a playable race. One interesting fact about them are their Druid forms. Humans can finally shape-shift and they look like a crossbreed between a tree and a bone-y animal. 

WowheadA slim human model in wowWorld of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth - Slim Human model customisation

There is a possibility of Blizzard introducing the ability to change the body types of the original human models as well as the Kul Tiran Humans, but those are still rumours yet to be confirmed officially. Additionally, you can read more about the Mag'har Orcs on our article about them.

Blizzard Entertainment still holds their existing IPs away from the clutches of Activision, despite their merger in 2008. That still doesn't stop Blizzard from pushing out expansions every two years. On BlizzCon 2017 they announced WoW's seventh expansion Battle for Azeroth, slated for a mid-2018 release.