World of Warcraft Legion Releases August 30th

Kingdoms Will Burn.

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It’s time to return to Azeroth.

It was announced during Gamescom in August 2015, but gamers will experience the final release version of the sixth expansion a whole year later. On August 30th 2016, the online World of Warcraft will be on the brink of destruction in the new Legion expansion pack.

In this expansion chronicling the events following Warlords of Draenor, all hellfire breaks loose when the warlock Gul’dan, betrayer of the orcs and twisted servant of the Burning Legion, unleashes a demonic invasion force upon Azeroth unlike any the Horde and the Alliance have ever faced. To save their world from annihilation, heroes must unlock the mysteries of the mythic Broken Isles, master powerful Artifact weapons, and strike a forbidden pact with the Demon Hunters of the Illidari—vengeful disciples of the dreaded Illidan Stormrage.

The game comes in three editions. The Standard Edition will be $49.99, while the $69.99 Digital Deluxe version includes an array of bonuses. A Illidari Felstalker mount and pet for World of Warcraft, a helm transmog and wings for Diablo III, a pair of fel-infused Starcraft II portraits, and a Felstalker mount for Heroes of the Storm.

The retail-specific Collector’s Edition goes for $89.99, but comes with a hardcover art book, a behind the scenes Blu-Ray set, a Legion mousepad, and a CD soundtrack, along with everything in the Digital Deluxe Edition.

The Legion expansion will have a new hero class called the Demon Hunter. It’ll need to be unlocked much like the Death Knight of Wrath of the Lich King. Another new feature, artifact weapons, will have unique abilities and traits that can be customized.

Players will have the chance to boost their characters to level 100, but the new continent, The Broken Isles, will level scale with you as you explore. Level boosting will give an opportunity for newcomers to fight in a redesigned PvP with a new honor system, and learn directly from the pros in Legion‘s new Class Halls.