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The Return of the Burning Legion

The Return of the Burning Legion

WoW Legion Image from Blizzard Website

These are excit­ing times for all World of War­craft fans, with the announce­ment of the lat­est World of War­craft expan­sion, Legion. The expan­sion was just announced at Gamescom 2015 and since then Bliz­zard has released a raft of infor­ma­tion which includes the key fea­tures and nec­es­sary lore to enable all fans can get up to speed before jump­ing into the action.

Legion will be set on The Bro­ken Isles, which is a new and expan­sive con­ti­nent com­pris­ing sev­eral small islands in the heart of Aze­roth: The Bro­ken Shore, Sura­mar, Stormhein, High­mount­ian, Val’sharan, and Azsuna. In War­craft lore, before the Great Sun­der­ing, the region that would become the Bro­ken Isles was a part of Ancient Kalim­dor . It was here that the ancient for­est of Val’sharah, home of Cenar­ius, was located, as well as the city of Sura­mar, home­town of Tyrande Whis­per­wind, Mal­fu­rion Storm­rage, and Ill­i­dan Stormrage.

The Broken Isles Map

In this new expan­sion, the mutual enemy of the Horde and the Alliance, the Burn­ing Legion, has returned. In order to com­bat the armies of the Legion invad­ing Aze­roth, both Alliance and Horde must secure mighty arti­facts and join forces with a new hero class, the Demon Hunter — an elven out­cast shunned for dar­ing to wield the ter­ri­ble pow­ers of the Legion. The objec­tive is to find the Pil­lars of Cre­ation which are the secret to Azeroth’s salvation.

Apart from the set­ting and the famil­iar addi­tion of new Dun­geons and Raid, World of War­craft Legion will also be bring­ing plenty of addi­tional con­tent into the game­play. The new fea­tures are sum­marised below:

  • New con­ti­nent: The Bro­ken Isles
  • New class: Demon Hunter (Tank and DPS available)
  • 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
  • Re-vamped PvP pro­gres­sion system
  • Improved trans­mo­gri­fi­ca­tion system
  • Improved social features
  • Char­ac­ter Boost — imme­di­ately raise one char­ac­ter to level 100

You can sign up now to opt in for Beta test­ing later this year. All you have to do is log in to your Battle.net account, go to Beta Pro­file Set­tings and check the War­craft option, mak­ing sure you click Update Pref­er­ences to save your choice. You will then be eli­gi­ble to be ran­domly selected for a Legion beta invi­ta­tion once the test­ing process begins.

I hope you are look­ing for­ward to see­ing what Legion has to offer as much as I am.  For more infor­ma­tion on the lat­est expan­sion and more details about the new Demon Hunter class, new arti­facts and expan­sion lore you can visit Bliz­zards ded­i­cated Legion site at www.battle.net/wow/en/legion.

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