‘World of Warcraft: Legion’ Set To Be Next Game In ‘World of Warcraft’ Expansion
Blizzard revealed the sixth expansion for World of Warcraft on Friday during an event at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, titled World of Warcraft: Legion.
‘World of Warcraft: Legion’ Will Be Next ‘World of Warcraft’ Expansion
World of Warcraft: Legion will reportedly include a new continent called The Broken Isles, but is still built off of previous expansion World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor.
The new game features an increase in level cap from 100 to 110 and an updated player-versus-player honor system.
New artifact weapons will be introduced, which will allow players to customize legendary weapons. Blizzard said there will be 36 artifacts in total, one for each class specialization, and the weapons will have their own talent trees for players to use.
Dalaran, a city that was the main hub for the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King expansion, will now be a part of the Broken Isles, to serve as a meeting place for players.
Blizzard presented a new hero class to fans at the event, the Demon Hunter, which appears to be based around Illidan.
The developer said it will show players “the story of the Demon Hunters, the Illidari, through the eyes of Illidan.”
To begin a new Demon Hunter character, players will play through flashbacks of the World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade expansion.
Blizzard admitted to doing a “disservice” to dungeons in World of Warcraft, and promised more dungeons and more re-playability in Legion compared to prior expansions.
The first raids announced for Legion include the Emerald Nightmare — where players will search for the legendary druid patron god Cenarius and fight the evil Xavius — and a raid called Suramar Palace — which the player ends with a fight against Gul’dan.
A release date has not been set for World of Warcraft: Legion, however, Blizzard sent out a press release saying that a beta test is scheduled to begin “later this year.”