Blizzard announced today that World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, the massively multiplayer game's seventh expansion, will be released on August 14. You can go ahead and mark your calendar (and X out the rest of the month while you're at it). Additionally, players who pre-order will be provided a level-110 character boost so you can jump right into the action without worrying about the leveling grind. Unique to the Collector's Edition is the big box, a double-sided Horde/Alliance medallion, a double-sided Horde/Alliance novela and the Battle for Azeroth Digital Soundtrack.
In addition, starting today, anyone interested in joining the fight with the next expansion can pre-purchase Battle for Azeroth digitally through the Blizzard Shop and receive the current expansion, Legion™, for free. I may not be into WoW, but I appreciate the heck out of that Orcs & Humans-style artwork up top.
On the digital side, you'll get a soundtrack download featuring the game's orchestral pieces, as well as a Battle for Azeroth game key. Battle in groups of three as you race against cunning rival intruders-or enemy players-to collect each island's resources and fuel the war effort. Beginning August 14, WoW players will be able to get their hands on Battle for Azeroth, the newest expansion centered around the faction war between the Horde and Alliance.
"In Battle for Azeroth, the stakes for the Alliance and the Horde are incredibly high, and a player's faction will have a more meaningful impact on their experience than in any World of Warcraft expansion to date", said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. If you have prepurchased the expansion, you can already unlock the Lightforged Draenei, void Elves, Nightborne, and Highmountain Tauren.
Charge Into a Warfront: Fight on the battlefields of a large-scale, 20-player cooperative Warfront to claim a key strategic location.
WoW fans don't have to wait long for the Battle for Azeroth to arrive on PC. This bundle also includes a level-110 character boost, making it a ideal jumping-on point for new and returning players. We're glad to see World of Warcraft paying respects to its past by giving the game some RTS elements.