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Steel yourself, champion. Extinction is imminent.
- Unknown[2]

World of Warcraft: Legion is the 6th World of Warcraft expansion after Warlords-Logo-Small Warlords of Draenor announced to be released on August 30, 2016.[1] It was officially announced on Thursday, August 6, 2015 by Tom Chilton at Gamescom 2015.[3] It was expected to be released on or before August 30, 2016.[4][5]

Plot and setting Edit

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Doom comes for the Alliance and the Horde as a great burning shadow falls over Azeroth. In this dire new chapter of the Warcraft saga, the demonic Burning Legion has returned, seeking to call forth their fallen leader — the dark titan Sargeras, Ravager of Worlds. As destruction rains across Azeroth, its heroes must seek salvation among the ruins of the Broken Isles, doomed center of ancient night elf civilization and birthplace of myths dating back to the world’s creation. In the face of hopeless odds, they must learn to master mighty Artifacts — legendary weapons that hold the potential to bring down the corrupted armies of the Legion — and strike an infernal pact with the dread Demon Hunters of the Illidari ... accursed followers of the infamous Illidan the Betrayer.

The expansion is set after the events of Warlords-Logo-Small Warlords of Draenor and returns to the prime universe where heroes brace to defend Azeroth from a third invasion of the Burning Legion. To prevent a successful attempt to bring Sargeras back into Azeroth, heroes must retrace the steps of Maiev Shadowsong to the Broken Isles as she chased Illidan to the Tomb of Sargeras in hopes of finding some forgotten tools in their new fight, including the Pillars of Creation. They also need to find the new portal in the mysterious island chain that was opened by Gul'dan (a powerful orc warlock), who came from the alternate-timeline universe of Draenor. Players must be careful, as Gul'dan may know more about the region than potentially anyone who was still alive.

At the end of Warlords-Logo-Small Warlords of Draenor, the combined Alliance-Horde forces believe they have stopped Gul'dan from completing the full return of the Burning Legion in the alternate timeline. Khadgar fortells that Gul'dan was not destroyed during the assault on Hellfire Citadel, and was sent to Azeroth in the original timeline, and has found a way to bring the original Burning Legion to attack Azeroth once again and ultimately summon Sargeras, the Legion's creator. Due to its remote location, the Burning Legion had waited patiently to invade Azeroth the third time in the original timeline, and has managed to grow larger and stronger than any in the history of Azeroth.

The events leading up to this expansion see the combined forces of both the Horde and Alliance attempt to push back the demons at their foothold on the broken shore. The Battle on the Broken Shore turns out to be a complete disaster, with both factions suffering significant casualties and causing some of the most respected leaders of each faction to be slain in battle. Despite their losses, the people of Azeroth are able to regroup and begin a campaign to purge the legion invaders from the Broken Isles and Azeroth as a whole.

Pre-expansion events Edit

New features Edit

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  • Level cap raised to 110.
  • Additional character slot added.
  • To help the heroes of Azeroth prepare for the coming invasion, World of Warcraft: Legion will allow players to boost one character to level 100, including a newly created character, quickly getting them primed and ready to battle the Burning Legion alongside their friends.
  • Honor System: Fight for fame, glory, and a range of new PvP-specific powers as you face the opposing faction in Arenas and Battlegrounds.
    • Introduction of Honor Ranks and Honor Bonuses.
    • Introduction of Prestige Ranks.
    • Portrait badges based on PvP ranks.
  • Class Orders, Order Halls and followers: Whether you’re paladin or warlock, unite fellow NPC members of your class’s order to carry out missions at your command.
  • New hero classDemon Hunter: Unleash the demon within as an all-new melee hero class gifted with preternatural mobility—and the ability to metamorphose into hellish new forms.
  • New continent - Broken Isles: Discover the fate of a lost night elf civilization, confront twisted fragments of the Emerald Nightmare, and hunt agents of the Legion in all-new zones.
  • New worlds - Mar'dun: Created by Sargeras before his fall to capture demons and part of the demon hunter starting experience
  • New world bosses
  • Artifact Weapons (36 to encompass all specializations): Smite the Legion with legendary weapons of lore. Earn Artifact power to unlock abilities and traits, and customize your weapon to suit your needs.
    • Trees for further spell/ability customization
    • Appearance customization
    • Artifact forms for Feral Druids
  • World Quests at level cap
  • Improved transmogrification system
  • Improved social features

Other features Edit

Dungeons and raids Edit

New dungeons
Classic updates
New raids
Not available at expansion launch
Datamined

Scenarios Edit

For everyone
Legion Assaults
Pet battles
Mostly related to Artifact Weapon acquisition and Order Hall advancement.
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Major characters and mobs Edit

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Main characters
Boss mobs

New races Edit

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Pre-purchase/Pre-order details Edit

US

Available for pre-purchase after BlizzCon 2015.

  • Pre-purchase: Has been enabled since November 5th 2015.
  • Pre-purchasing Legion grants early access to the new Demon Hunter class prior to the expansion's release and also to an instant character boost token to level 100.
  • Internet connection, Battle.net registration, and desktop application required.
  • Digital Deluxe items will be available on or before the release of the game.
  • Subscription required.
  • Requires World of Warcraft (with expansions up through Warlords-Logo-Small Warlords of Draenor).
EU

Available for pre-order after BlizzCon 2015 (not sure when pre-purchase will be available).

  • Pre-order: Game is expected to release on or before September 21, 2016.
  • Pre-ordering Legion grants early access to the new Demon Hunter class prior to the expansion's release.
  • Internet connection, Battle.net registration, and desktop application required.
  • Digital Deluxe items will be available on or before the release of the game.
  • Subscription required.
  • Requires World of Warcraft (with expansions up through Warlords-Logo-Small Warlords of Draenor).
  • All applicable VAT included.

Removed before release Edit

Zones
  • Thal'Dranath[8] is not going to be in Legion according to Ion Hazzikostas and will be replaced by something "cooler", but there was no indication what that might be.[9]

Media Edit

Images Edit

From BlizzCon 2015
Artwork

The making of the Legion cinematic Edit

Start with a bunch of sketches
King Wrynn
Sylvanas Windrunner
The Alliance Gunship & the Horde Airship
The Environment
The Demons
Building the Fleet
Putting it all together

Pre-BlizzCon 2015 Edit

From Gamescom 2015
Screenshots
Misc

Audio Edit

From BlizzCon 2015

Videos Edit



Fan videos 2016
From BlizzCon 2015
From Gamescom 2015

Notes Edit

  • Dalaran will be moving to the Broken Isles similar to when it moved to Crystalsong Forest for Wrath-Logo-Small Wrath of the Lich King, but will remain largely unchanged except for likely changes to the Underbelly.[10] Northrend will still have Dalaran for those leveling around there.[10]
  • There was lots of media coverage about the supposed "leak" of Legion's release date being on or before September 21, 2016, but it seems strange that a leak would be on a pre-order advertising banner[4] on the official site for weeks after BlizzCon 2015.

References Edit

See also Edit

Fandom
Pre-patch
Beta
Alpha
BlizzCon 2015
Other

External links Edit

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Artifact and class previews
Legion pre-purchase/pre-order
DBs
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Guides
Official press releases
Official info

Alpha or Beta Edit

Alpha/Beta news

Pre-expansion Edit

News Edit


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