Blizzard Entertainment announced a new World of Warcraft expansion with more details coming at Gamscom 2015. You don’t need to wait for the live stream to learn more about the World of Warcraft 6th expansion, thanks to important leaks.
In early August at Gamescom in Germany Blizzard will unveil the new World of Warcraft expansion to gamers and will offer a developer chat to shed more light on what’s new in the World of Warcraft expansion pack.
Here’s a fast look at the exciting new World of Warcraft expansion details that we know, that leaks share and what to expect.
New World of Warcraft Expansion Confirmed
Blizzard confirmed today that there is a new World of Warcraft expansion coming to the game. The company did not announce the name of the sixth World of Warcraft expansion at this time, but there will be two events to watch at Gamescom 2015 in Germany.
This suggests that the new World of Warcraft expansion release date is coming in 2015, and that we will learn about it at Gamescom 2015.
World of Warcraft: The Dark Prophet
Leaks indicate that the new World of Warcraft expansion is, World of Warcraft: The Dark Prophet, but this is unconfirmed for now.
This traces back to leaks in early July, and it certainly looks like the new World of Warcraft expansion pack will use this name when it arrives.
New World of Warcraft Expansion Live Stream
You don’t need to go to Germany and attend Gamescom 2015 to see what’s new in the World of Warcraft expansion pack. Blizzard Entertainment confirmed there will be a live stream from Gamescom 2015, sharing,
“Join us Thursday, August 6 at 9 a.m. PDT for a special World of Warcraft event streamed live from gamescom 2015 in Cologne, Germany—where we’ll be unveiling the next chapter of the World of Warcraft saga.”
On Sunday August 8th at 8 AM Pacific Blizzard will host a World of Warcraft Developer chat to share more details.
New World of Warcraft Expansion Details
Leaks on Reddit and 4chan outlined what to expect from the new World of Warcraft expansion. Although the posts are no longer online, MMO Champion shares the important details in the forums.
“Zul and Azshara are the main villains.
After the last defeat Zul has asked Rastakhan for more support, but Rastakhan has lost the confidence in Zul and refuses support. In a big coup, Zul has Rastakhan assassinated and assumes control of the Zandalari.
The Zandalari trolls ally with the naga, whose goal it is to flood the continents and raise the ocean level.
The big focus of the expansion will be on night elves and trolls, with Malfurion and Vol’jin being the main heroes.
This is Vo’jin’s big opportunity to prove himself as the warchief of the Horde.
A big emphasis will be on Vol’jin’s loyalty to the Horde, despite the opportunity to be part of a newly risen troll empire. His story will be about resisting the temptation to join the Zandalari and stay with his family.
This is the South Seas expansion that so many players want.”
We also learn that the new levelcap is 110, there will be eight zones in the expansion and likely two to three dungeons in each zone. MMO Champions shares more details about the story including the starting zones, settings and ship travel.
New World of Warcraft Expansion Class
With the new World of Warcraft: The Dark Prophet expansion gamers can expect a new class. The leak republished on MMO Champions outlines the Shadowstalker class. The rumored new class details include,
“Trolls, Blood Elves, Orcs, Goblins, Forsaken, Humans, Dwarves, Worgen, Night Elves and Gnomes will be able to be this class.
The class will be a ranged class that uses bows, crossbows and guns, and it will have a heavier focus on magic attacks.
Specs are Dark Ranger, Spirit Mending and Shadow Hunter. Dark Ranger and Shadow Hunter are dps specs and Spirit Mending is a healing spec.”
If you buy the new World of Warcraft expansion the leak indicates that you will be able to make one Shadowstalker character at level 100.