The other day Blizzard promised to reveal a new World of Warcraft expansion at Gamescom and sure enough they did in the form of World of Warcraft: Legion. This is the six expansion in the game and it looks like based on the story of the game, it seems that some of the speculators were wrong (there was rumors it would be a troll expansion, or an underwater expansion).

As the name suggests, Legion is an expansion that will continue the Burning Legion story, which last we checked “ended” in The Burning Crusade, but it looks like the armies of the Burning Legion weren’t too happy with their initial defeat and are back for revenge. It will also see the level cap raised from 100 to 110.

Due to the increased level cap, Blizzard will now be letting players boost from 1 to 100 for a fee, which we’re assuming will be kept at $60. As expected there will be new zones, new raids, new gameplay mechanics, and new items, such as Artifact Weapons, and best of all, there will also be a new class in the form of the Demon Hunter, which will only be available for Night Elves and Blood Elves.

It also looks like Illidan, whom players had defeated in The Burning Crusade, is back. Unfortunately no word on when Legion will be released but it is expected that there will be a beta released this year, so fans can try and get in on that if they want. Some might argue that Blizzard is simply recycling content, but who knows, perhaps the expansion will surprise us all, something we reckon Blizzard needs if they want to maintain their subscribers.

Plus it would seem like this would mark an epic battle between the Burning Legion and the denizens of Azeroth, so if you’re a huge fan of the lore, there is a good chance this expansion will bring more of the lore to life, and who knows, maybe we might even get to show down with the boss of the Burning Legion himself, Sargeras.

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