Blizzard is getting rid of player-versus-player servers in World of Warcraft

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Blizzard is getting rid of player-versus-player servers in World of Warcraft

During the “World of Warcraft: What’s Next” panel at BlizzCon 2017, Blizzard revealed major changes coming to how it approaches player-versus-player content, particularly in the open-world. These changes will be coming as part of the game’s next expansion, Battle for Azeroth.

Previous to now, if players want to partake in PvP at any point, they would join a PvP server. But the game’s director, Ion Hazzikostas, noted that this system has remained more or less unchanged since 2005 despite massive changes to the game itself.

Allied races join the fight in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

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Allied races join the fight in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Allied races are coming to World of Warcraft. In the game’s next expansion, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, the Nightborne Elves, Highmountain Tauren and Zandalari Trolls will join the Horde, while the Void Elves, Lightforged Draenei and Dark Iron Dwarves will team up with the Alliance.

Unlike Warcraft’s other playable races, these must be unlocked through a quest line. Once players have played through the quests, they will be able to create a completely new character of their newly unlocked race. These new characters begin at level 20 and can be leveled up all the way up to 120.

World of Warcraft level scaling is expanding to the whole world

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World of Warcraft level scaling is expanding to the whole world

Following the announcement of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, the MMO’s next expansion, at BlizzCon 2017, Blizzard got into more details about what’s coming next for the game. The studio revealed details during a World of Warcraft panel following the convention’s opening ceremony, but not all of them were about the expansion.

At least one major change is coming to World of Warcraft before Battle for Azeroth launches, and it has to do with the recently introduced level scaling system. First revealed in the last expansion, Legion, level scaling allows for all of the zones in that expansion to be relevant no matter what level players enter them at. Blizzard is expanding that system to all of Azeroth and the other areas that are part of World of Warcraft.

Watch the full cinematic opening of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

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Watch the full cinematic opening of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Blizzard announced the newest expansion to World of Warcraft today, and, unusually for the developer, simultaneously released a full cinematic for it.

Above, you can watch the full opening cinematic of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. After years of expansions in which the Alliance and Horde, the quintessential player factions of Warcraft, have been forced to team up against a larger threat, Battle for Azeroth has no distractions. The Horde and Alliance are finally getting down to all-out warfare.

Watch the full opening cinematic of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

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Watch the full opening cinematic of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Blizzard announced the newest expansion to World of Warcraft today, and, unusually for the developer, simultaneously released a full cinematic for it.

Above, you can watch the full opening cinematic of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. After years of expansions in which the Alliance and Horde, the quintessential player factions of Warcraft, have been forced to team up against a larger threat, Battle for Azeroth has no distractions. The Horde and Alliance are finally getting down to all-out warfare.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is the MMO’s next expansion

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is the MMO’s next expansion

During the opening ceremony of BlizzCon 2017 this morning, Blizzard revealed a cinematic and the first details of the seventh expansion pack for World of Warcraft. Titled Battle for Azeroth, the new expansion will add the expected level cap bumps and new zones but will also feature a tighter focus on the conflict between the game’s two factions, the Alliance and the Horde.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth will see Horde players traveling to three new zones making up the islands of Zandalar, while Alliance players will focus on three zones set in the island nation of Kul Tiras. Within these zones, the factions will work to recruit new “allied races,” which players will then be able to play as themselves.

World of Warcraft Classic is an official vanilla server

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World of Warcraft Classic is an official vanilla server

Blizzard Entertainment announced that World of Warcraft will receive an official classic-style “vanilla” server. The news comes from the opening ceremony of this year’s BlizzCon event.

World of Warcraft Classic is Blizzard’s response to fans who have long begged for a server based on the original version of World of Warcraft.

New Overwatch short shows a younger, softer side of Reinhardt

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New Overwatch short shows a younger, softer side of Reinhardt

Blizzard debuted a new animated short based on Overwatch hero Reinhardt during the opening ceremony of this year’s BlizzCon event.

The short introduces us to a much younger version of the old German tank. Although he’s a lot more spry, he’s otherwise the same: ready and eager to take down any armored enemy he comes up against.

Heroes of the Storm is getting a major update in 2018

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Heroes of the Storm is getting a major update in 2018

Heroes of the Storm developer Blizzard Entertainment opened BlizzCon 2017 by revealing new features coming to the multiplayer online battle arena game. Voice chat and performance-based matchmaking will be hitting every match soon.

Blizzard is also completely reworking the stealth system, improving games with Nova and other stealth heroes. The early parts of the game are being improved as well, although the video didn’t specify how. Some maps will also see gameplay updates. Finally, the game is also getting a completely new camera.