Blizzard Entertainment revealed three new World of Warcraft expansions this weekend during BlizzCon 2023, starting with The War Within, which launches next year. Midnight will follow that in the new Worldsoul saga, which the studio is calling an “ambitious creative effort in the Warcraft universe,” and will be followed by The Last Titan. Together, The War Within, Midnight, and The Last Titan make up the Worldsoul saga.
“Deep beneath the surface, an ancient Nerubian civilization is rising to power, aided by Xalatath, a vanguard of the Void first introduced in the Legion expansion,” reads the press release. “As players make their way deeper and discover a whole new world that has existed for centuries, players will need to enlist the help of the Earthan, a new allied race available to Team and Alliance players. On the horizon.”
Check out the World of Warcraft: The War with cinematic trailer for yourself below:
In The War Within, set to launch in 2024, Blizzard says the level cap will be increased to 80 as players discover enemies, loot, new allies and more in new zones such as the surface-level Isle of Dorne, Industrial, and Industry. Ringing Deeps, the bright and lush Halofall, and Azi-Kahet, the pinnacle of Nerubian society.
The War Within also introduces Delves to the game. These are scalable world instances for 1 to 5 players, and experience earned in them contributes to a new reward track in the Great Vault for world content players.
“New Hero Talents for each class specialty provide players with a way to progress their characters with evergreen self-contained talent trees that give a class fantasy flavor inspired by traditional Warcraft universe archetypes such as Mountain Thunder for Warriors or Dark Ranger for Hunters.” reads a press release. “With Warbands, players can enjoy account-wide progression with all characters on their Battle.net account, regardless of faction, which includes a shared battle in a famous battle, a warband bank, achievements and more. Additionally, a new change to the Transmog collection lets players learn the look of any gear type they equip. Even if it’s not possible.”
World of Warcraft: The War Within will hit PC and Mac in 2024.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic
Elsewhere during BlizzCon 2023, Blizzard pulled back the curtains on World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic.
“Deathwing the Destroyer returns to Azeroth, emerging from the elemental plane of the Defold and engulfing the world, leaving a rotting scar across the continents,” reads the press release. “Blizzard Entertainment’s third World of Warcraft expansion, originally released in December 2010, returns with an improved leveling experience, a new dungeon difficulty system and more.”
Two new playable races – Worgens and Goblins – join the fight between the Alliance and the Horde in Cataclysm Classic, with 85 new level caps, new zones, new power levels and more.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic will hit PC and Mac in 2024.
World of Warcraft Classic: Season of Discovery
The final World of Warcraft news from this year’s BlizzCon event is Discovery Season, which will go live later this year. In Discovery Season, players embark on a new adventure where exploration and experimentation are key to unlocking new abilities for their characters. Plus, classic dungeons and world player-versus-player events give players the chance to test their newly acquired abilities as they roam the world in search of more things to discover.
Other World of Warcraft-related announcements at this year’s BlizzCon event include Hearthstone Battlegrounds Duos, “an exciting and truly collaborative way to approach the popular game mode in 2024,” according to Blizzard, and the full release of Warcraft Rumble, formerly known as Warcraft Arclight Rumble, on iOS and Android devices. .
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