World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth launches August 14

World of Warcraft’s next major expansion, Battle for Azeroth, launches on August 14th and received a new trailer.

Azeroth is a mammoth with four new Allied Races, including Dark Iron Dwarves and Mag’har Orcs.

It’s also been confirmed that Kul’Tiran and Zandalari Trolls will arrive at a later point, with 2.5D animation telling the story of the Burning of Teldrassil.


Arathi is an announced Warfront but there are more planned with a rotation on locations.

A pre-expansion patch has also been confirmed with content in Darkshore, including story quests and replayable skirmishes.


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