World of Warcraft‘s next big expansion, Battle for Azeroth, is set to launch this Summer, Blizzard has revealed. Pre-purchase for the expansion has also opened, though servers have been struggling with demand.

Battle for Azeroth is set to be the next big expansion since Legion and will see both the Alliance and the Horde, who previously came together to take down the Legion, at logger-heads once again, however this time they’re seeking the help from several allies to become the true victors of Azeroth.

Since its announcement, players have been unsure exactly when they’ll be joining the Battle for Azeroth, but now Blizzard has revealed that they’ll be doing so this Summer. The company also opened pre-purchases for the expansion, which in itself comes with a handful of rewards.

Those who pre-purchase will receive a character boost for any of their characters, instantly levelling them up to 110, the current level cap ahead of Battle for Azeroth. What’s more, the pre-purchase will also allow players to start unlocking Nightborne Elves, Hightmountain Tauren, Void Elves, and Lightforged Draenei, four of the six new Allied Races being introduced with Battle for Azeroth.

As for The Zandalari Trolls and Dark Iron Dwarves, these won’t be available until players get a hold of the expansion and have played threw the new levelling experience. That being said, players won’t simply be able to jump in and grab these new races, a number of requirements will need to be met in order for them to become accessible.

While World of Warcraft numbers have dwindled in the past, the past couple of expansions have proven popular amongst fans and Battle for Azeroth is proving no different. As soon as pre-purchases went live, the game’s servers were struggling to keep up with demand.

Battle for Azeroth’s pre-purchase costs $49.99. A digital deluxe edition is also available for $69.99 that’ll offer a bunch of rewards for other Blizzard games.

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