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August 14th is the day! Battle for Azeroth is less than 5 months away and we're getting a better idea of what's coming, with a lot of info coming today. The Mag'har and Dark Irons will be coming first, with Zandalari and Kul Tirans arriving later in the expansion. The trailer itself shows us in-engine footage of the Battle for Lordaeron already depicted in the cinematic and there's a bunch of new info there as well:

Meanwhile you can check out all the info we've gathered up of the new expansion so far in our BfA hub, from all the Allied Races, Azerite armor, class changes, old race customization options, Island expeditions, the Heart of Azeroth and more!

Blizzard LogoCollector's Edition

While Azeroth bleeds, the armies of the Horde and Alliance meet again on the fields of battle. Prepare for all-out war with this limited edition collector’s set, featuring rare and commemorative items to boost morale for the coming conflict.

Double-Sided Story Book: Elegy & A Good War

Every great war story has two sides. This limited edition hardback version collects two new World of Warcraft novellas depicting the Burning of Teldrassil from the point of view of the Alliance (Elegy, by Christie Golden) and the Horde (A Good War, by Robert Brooks). Each story includes original artwork exclusive to this edition*.

Horde & Alliance Double-Sided Mark of Allegiance

Declare your allegiance with this hefty, double-sided Mark of Allegiance. Place it somewhere prominent, with your chosen faction proudly facing out into the world for all to see. Includes stand.

Collector’s Edition Digital Soundtrack

A digital key to download the stirring orchestral pieces from the Battle for Azeroth soundtrack, the perfect mood music for laying siege to your enemies. 

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth PC/Mac Game Key

Digital key to unlock the full version of Battle for Azeroth.

Epic In-Game Content

Unlock a treasure trove of Horde- and Alliance-themed in-game content within World of Warcraft and across other Blizzard games:

World of Warcraft©

  • Gilded Ravasaur Horde Mount
  • Seabraid Stallion Alliance Mount
  • Tottle, The Baby Tortollan Pet
  • Character Boost to Level 110

Hearthstone©

  • Azeroth is Burning Card Back

Heroes of the Storm©

  • Primal Flamesaber Mount

Overwatch©

  • Tracer Alliance Banner & Horde Banner Emotes
  • Torbjorn For the Alliance & For the Horde Emotes
  • Zandalar & Kul’Tiras Icons
  • Anduin, Jaina, Sylvanas and Varok Sprays

StarCraft II©

  • Alliance & Horde Sprays

The Battle for Azeroth Collector’s Edition costs $99.99 and is available to pre-order now. Check with your local retailer for details.

Upgrading from Standard or Digital Deluxe to Collector’s Edition

If you’ve purchased a digital copy of Battle for Azeroth, but want to upgrade to the Collector’s Edition, we will automatically credit you the cost of the digital copy in Blizzard Balance - as long as you enter the Collector’s Edition key before 11:59pm PST on December 31, 2018. When you enter the key from your Collector’s Edition, we will see the original transaction on your account and the credit will kick in. Remember, you will need to enter the Collector’s Edition key before the end of the year, as automatic Blizzard Balance credits will be turned off at 11:59pm PST on December 31, 2018.

Please note, if you bought a standard edition then upgraded to a digital deluxe, you will be credited for the original copy only.

Standard Digital / Digital Deluxe > Collector’s Edition

If you bought the Standard OR Digital Deluxe copy of Battle for Azeroth and pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition, your Blizzard Balance credit will be the price you paid for the original copy.

Standard Digital > Digital Deluxe > Collector’s Edition

If you bought the Standard digital copy, upgraded to Digital Deluxe at a later date, then pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition of Battle for Azeroth, your Blizzard Balance credit will be the price you paid for the original Standard Edition.

*Both stories will become available online later this year, but buying the Collector’s Edition will remain the only way to own the exclusive hardback version containing original artwork.

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34 minutes ago, Starym said:

The Mag'har and Dark Irons will be coming first, with Zandalari and Kul Tirans arriving later in the expansion.

Why, just WHY blizzard? 

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2 minutes ago, Syktris said:

Why, just WHY blizzard? 

It's not quite sure what "later in the expansion" means though, so it could be just i terms of "after you hit max level". Or ofc it could be in 8.3.5 :D

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48 minutes ago, Syktris said:

Why, just WHY blizzard? 

I assume to give people the time to meet the requirements without feeling the need to rush it.

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can some one explain me better on buying Collector´s edition when u already brought the digital deluxe edition. dont quite understand how that works

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Honestly getting less excited for this expansion as time goes on. DKs have gotten no significant changes really and we are getting no allied races as of now.

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1 hour ago, pvp979 said:

can some one explain me better on buying Collector´s edition when u already brought the digital deluxe edition. dont quite understand how that works

So i guess what they mean is that, you buy Collectors edition for full price, then you write in the code you get from the Collectors edition box into your account, Blizzard notices that you already have deluxe edition of the game and send you some money back! Correct me if im wrong

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22 hours ago, Syktris said:

Why, just WHY blizzard? 

Skytris,

Ion mentioned that they would come out more at the end of the expansion because it wouldn't make sense for you to make a Zandalari without having to do the reputation gains needed. Dark Iron and Mag'har are gimmes compared to Nightborne/HM Tauren/Void Elves/Lightforged Draenei, which all four required questing and reputation. So, it only makes sense that in endgame you would work towards getting the reputation and finishing the three zones per faction before unlocking the allied races.

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7 hours ago, Nazamber said:

Ion mentioned that they would come out more at the end of the expansion because it wouldn't make sense for you to make a Zandalari without having to do the reputation gains needed.

Never even met a Zandalari Troll - create a zandalari troll.  :D

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On 4/5/2018 at 12:36 PM, SMOrcMan said:

Honestly getting less excited for this expansion as time goes on. DKs have gotten no significant changes really and we are getting no allied races as of now.

It was kind of a given that there would be no DK in the initial Allied Races - since they made them to start at 20 and not sure where DK's fall into the lore for other races. I mean DH could make the same complaint, I guess....

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21 hours ago, Hentryk said:

It was kind of a given that there would be no DK in the initial Allied Races - since they made them to start at 20 and not sure where DK's fall into the lore for other races. I mean DH could make the same complaint, I guess....

They made original classes start at 1, they could easily raise it to 55 for DKs. And as for DH, they are a much much newer class and although the burning legion is basically defeated for now so there is no true need for DH, the lich king is still active, creating new horsemen and presumably new DKs. 

 

But the main difference is that DH received way more attention than DK in legion, rightly so since they were new. DKs have been missing out for a while.

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