New World of Warcraft expansion will be announced at Gamescom next week

Blizzard will be announcing the next expansion for World of Warcraft in a live stream event at Gamescom next week.


Blizzard has announced it will be holding a special event at Gamescom where it plans on discussing the next expansion for its popular MMORPG, World of Warcraft.

The event will take place on August 6 at 9am PDT, and lucky for fans around the world, it will be live streamed for all to watch.

World of Warcraft’s previous expansion, Warlord of the Draenor, was released in November 2014. While today’s news of a new expansion is one many World of Warcraft players have met with excitement, it’s rare for Blizzard to announce a new expansion so close to the release of another one.

We should note, however, next week’s announcement doesn’t mean we’ll be getting the next expansion any time soon. Blizzard could announce WoW’s next expansion and release it several months later after working with its community to help tweak it.

Tune in next week as we'll be sure to report what the next expansion for World of Warcraft will be.

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    July 29, 2015 10:47 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, New World of Warcraft expansion will be announced at Gamescom next week

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      July 29, 2015 10:47 AM

      Sounds like the rumored movie tie in...

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      July 29, 2015 11:36 AM

      Here I was hoping they would drop the next D3 expansion at gamescom...

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        July 29, 2015 12:27 PM

        They just announced a huge patch for Diablo

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          July 29, 2015 1:07 PM

          Yeah but there's gotta be another expansion at some point, I doubt they're all still fully invested in these patches. I'm really looking forward to seeing what they do with it, the game is better than ever with 2.3. Don't care much about the plot though, that'll probably be a hot mess no matter what.

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        July 30, 2015 4:05 AM

        That surprised me as well. I figured they would do Diablo at Gamescom, and WoW at Blizzcon.

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      July 29, 2015 12:36 PM

      This feels like they're losing faith in their product to announce this at anywhere other than blizzcon

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        July 29, 2015 12:53 PM

        I think you're projecting. They've made quite a few announcements outside of Blizzcon, and Blizzcon is still a few months away.

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          July 29, 2015 1:17 PM

          This. The D3 expansion was announced at Gamescom. Hearthstone was announced at PAX or something.

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          July 29, 2015 1:19 PM

          Wasn't ROS announced at gamescom?

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        July 29, 2015 2:19 PM

        Sounds like a teaser and name reveal at Gamescom and perhaps a full reveal at Bilzzcon

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        July 30, 2015 3:49 AM

        Dunno about that but surprising it isnt at blizzcon

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      July 29, 2015 1:24 PM

      Any bets on the general gist of the next expansion? Kul Tiras and Lady Vashj? Emerald Dream? More timeline-hopping madness?

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      July 29, 2015 1:49 PM


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      July 29, 2015 1:51 PM

      They seem to get them out quicker when they don't do a New Class/Race with it. It's main story content, but I'm fine with that, the way they tell stories in WOW has greatly improved compared to having mountains of Text.

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        July 29, 2015 1:53 PM

        If the article linked above has legitimacy, there is a new class.

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          July 29, 2015 1:54 PM

          Those articles are about a dime a dozen and generally false whenever there's talk of a new announcement.

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      July 29, 2015 2:16 PM

      Well, at this point they NEED a new expansion, since they haven't released good content in quite some time, just facebook... i mean, garrison content.

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        July 29, 2015 2:18 PM

        They just released a new raid about 4 weeks ago.

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          July 29, 2015 6:26 PM

          Yeah, but it's like a bandaid after finding out this expac is basically over. My guilds are empty and none of my friends who came back for this expac still play. This last raid is better than Highmaul, but I preferred the last raid more and shipyard and island reps have left me bitter already.

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          July 30, 2015 3:57 AM

          Has the LFR version for it opened yet? Ill go through it to check it out

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            July 30, 2015 4:27 AM

            First three wings are available in LFR.

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      July 29, 2015 7:30 PM

      Damn, the box art's already been leaked:

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        July 30, 2015 4:16 AM

        All must fear the unearthly power of Corgis and his demon army.

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      July 30, 2015 7:00 AM

      Hopefully they innovate in this expansion. People won't play it if it has the same boring fight mechanics. Get some Dodge rolling in there, get some more targeted enemy attacks that you have to avoid. Come on Blizzard be INNOVATIVE!

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