At this year’s Blizzcon, World of Wacraft creator, Blizzard, confirmed a fifth expansion for its popular MMORPG.
Entitled “Warlords Of Draenor” this latest add-on throws a bit of history into the mix, allowing players to jump back in time and relive the ancient battle between Orc and Draenei.
In terms of WoW lore, this conflict (also referred to as “The Shattering”) is fairly significant, having been a focal points for several tie-in novels. In Warlords of Draenor you will encounter a number of iconic characters from both sides including Durotan, Velen, and Grommash.
Draenor will be open for exploration, offering a spread of new locales to visit. Of course, this means a wealth of new quests and NPCs will also be on hand, bumping the current level cap from 90 to 100.
For those wanting to experiment with new characters, the expansion also offers the option for players to boost immediately to level 90. It’s a cool feature though one mainly targeted at WoW veterans.
Sadly, unlike previous add-ons, there are no new classes or races to play as. Instead, Warlords of Draenor dishes up a slew of new features, including Garrisons, an improved UI, and refined character models. Garrisons are essentially upgrade-able settlements with their own cache of quests and mechanics, supporting players’ war efforts in Draenor.
Blizzard has yet to confirm a release date for the expansion.