World of Warcraft: Legion releasing on August 30

World of Warcraft's sixth expansion will be ready to play later this Summer.


Blizzard Entertainment has announced the sixth expansion for its still-popular MMORPG, World of Warcraft: Legion, will launch on August 30.

"Legion opens a dark and thrilling new chapter in one of the Warcraft series' greatest conflicts, and things will never be the same for some of Azeroth's most iconic heroes and villains," said Blizzard Entertainment co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime. "This expansion is loaded with features and content that give players whole new ways to explore the world and customize their heroes. We're looking forward to sending everyone into battle against the Burning Legion this August."

World of Warcraft: Legion was announced back in early August 2015, and since then, we’ve watched its opening cinematic, discussed the expansion with its producer, and learned of its system requirements.

Blizzard Entertainment has a few pre-purchase bonuses planned for World of Warcraft: Legion. Before we get into these bonuses, players should know there will be two versions of the expansion available. The Standard Edition will retail for $49.99 for either its physical or digital version, while a Digital Deluxe Edition will retail for $69.99 and will include a number of in-game bonuses for a number of Blizzard games, including an Illidari Felstalker mount and pet for World of Warcraft, a Felstalker mount for Heroes of the Storm, a helm transmog and wings for Diablo III, and a pair of fel-infused StarCraft II portraits.

A retail-only Collector’s Edition will retail for $89.99 and will include all digital bonuses from the Digital Deluxe Edition along with a full-color hardcover art book, a behind-the-scenes two-disc Blu-ray/DVD set, a CD soundtrack, and a Legion mouse pad.

Those who pre-purchase either version will be able to immediately boost one of their characters to level 100, which will allow them to experience Legion alongside their friends or clan members. Pre-purchasing will also allow players early access to the Demon Hunter prior to Legion’s release. This will allow players to complete the Demon Hunter’s unique starting experience on the Legion-corrupted world of Mardum.

When the Demon Hunter early-access period will begin and its duration will be announced at a later date.

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