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Even though World of Warcraft is approaching fourteen years old, Blizzard shows no sign of stopping development on new content. The next expansion, called Battle for Azeroth, releases this summer, and recently Blizzard gave a glimpse of what you can expect from the next chapter of WoW.
With Battle for Azeroth, Blizzard is focusing on making WoW more accessible to new players while also bringing the story back to Warcraft’s roots. You’ll be a witness to and participant in a reignited conflict between the Horde and Alliance, and both factions must mobilize their naval might. Further, Blizzard is introducing numerous new mechanics and modes such as Warfronts, which are 20-player cooperative experiences meant to evoke missions from the RTS Warcraft games.
In the video embedded above, the GameSpot team takes a look at Battle for Azeroth in action. You’ll see some of the new Island Expeditions, which involve three players working together on a rotating set of objectives. The team will compete against another group of three—either AI or real players—from the opposing faction to be the first to complete everything.
Battle for Azeroth launches on August 14 on PC; you can pre-purchase it now for $50 and get immediate access to several quests that unlock four new playable character races. You need WoW and the previous expansion, Legion, to access Battle for Azeroth, but a bundle of all WoW content including BfA costs $90. You can also read about the Battle for Azeroth Digital Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition here.