Blizzard Announce New World of Warcraft Expansion ‘Legion’


If you’re one of the 5.4 million people left playing World of Warcraft, then you’ll be excited to hear that the new expansion is on the way, and Legion has teased a familiar face… Illidan

Despite recent subscriptions plummeting, Blizzard are still pretty happy about how WoW is performing, and they’ll be hoping that Legion will boost player numbers back up.

The expansion adds a new continent called ‘Broken Isles’, raises the level cap to 110 and introduces a new class called Demon Hunter. Here’s a quick run down of the other new features.

-Artifacts: customizable weapons that grow in power as you do

-Class-specific Order Halls and followers

-All New Dungeons and Raids

-New World Bosses

-Level cap raised to 110

-Revamped PvP progression system

-Improved transmogrification system

-Improved social features

-Character Boost–immediately raise one character to level 100

-Beta starts this year–you can opt in here

Here’s what Blizzard had to say about the new Demon Hunter:

Dominate your foes as a Demon Hunter, an elven outcast shunned for daring to wield the terrible powers of the Legion. Exhibiting superior mobility and a preternatural sense of awareness, Demon Hunters can tap into forbidden powers at times of dire need, metamorphosing into terrifying fel forms. Focus on Havoc to demolish any who stand in your way with fiery demonic attacks, or specialize in Vengeance and go toe to toe with even the most powerful demons, withstanding massive punishment as their attacks fuel your hatred.

They also had this to say about new the new Broken Isle continent:

Twisted satyrs, savage drogbar, and cursed Kvaldir prowl the Isles alongside the Legion’s marauding army. To overcome these threats, you will claim an Order Hall unique to your character class and lead your followers on a hunt for the Pillars of Creation–the secret to Azeroth’s salvation.

Legion doesn’t currently have a release date but it’s expected to be coming fairly soon, either this year or early 2016. Check out the trailer and feature overview below for more info.