Battle for Azeroth Replaces PvP Servers With Optional Switch

There's now no release date for World of Warcraft Classic, but we'll likely be hearing more about the server as we head into 2018.

Blizzard has a metric ton of upcoming content for World of Warcraft players, both those looking forward to the future and those pining for the past. As expected, we have a new expansion inbound, Battle for Azeroth, which gets back to the franchise's core conflict of the Alliance versus the Horde. As such, they seem to already be cautioning players that it will take them sometime to actually activate these servers for public use. Finally, fans' requests for a major turn back of the World of Warcraft clock are coming to life in the form of World of Warcraft Classic. Battle for Azeroth will revisit the central conflict of the Warcraft series, the Alliance versus the Horde, but along with it comes a wide array of features brand new to the experience. Earn the favor of the Highmountain tauren, Void elves, Dark Iron dwarves, and others to create a new character of that race and add their strength to your faction. On these new continents, players will recruit new "allied races" to bolster the ranks of their faction.

Announced during the Blizzcon 2017 opening ceremony, World of Warcraft Classic is now in development, although a specific release date remains unknown.

World of Warcraft has changed quite a bit since it's release back in 2004 and not many playing today got the original experience, but today at BlizzCon Blizzard announced that they would bring back the good old days with World of Warcraft Classic! Also, each race will come with their own unique cosmetic armor that can be unlocked once they are fully leveled. The level cap will go up to 120, and there will be new dungeons to explore in Freehold and Atal'Dazar.

Following on from the tensions that have grown through Legion, it's bringing numerous story beats that have built up over the last decade together, into the titular battles to take control of Azeroth.

"The original problem was that we would have to run two MMOs", Brack told PC Gamer.

  • Kara Saunders