‘World of Warcraft: Legion’ Cinematic Trailer & Features Trailer

World of Warcraft‘s next expansion is revealed. Legion. I’ll return. For like three weeks. But I’ll return. Here are the two trailers from the reveal, and some details.


As first announced last week, Blizzard has officially unveiled the sixth expansion for World of Warcraft today during an event at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. The expansion will be titled World of Warcraft: Legion.

The expansion will build off of last year’s World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. A CG video that game director Tom Chilton called a “connecting piece” to the next expansion showed off evil orc warlock Guldan discovering what appeared to be well-known World of Warcraft antagonist Illidan Stormrage.

World of Warcraft: Legion will include a new continent called The Broken Isles. The level cap will be increased from level 100 to level 110. A reworked player-versus-player honor system will also be in effect.

New artifact weapons are being introduced which will allow players to customize legendary weapons. The two artifact weapons revealed so far include Ashbringer and Doomhammer, weapons with long histories in the Warcraft universe. However, Blizzard says there will be 36 artifacts in total, one for each class specialization. Artifact weapons will have their own talent trees for players to level up and improve as they play, but they’ll also include visual customization so players don’t feel like they’re all wielding the exact same weapon.

Blizzard revealed that Legion will include players going to the Broken Isles, a new continent, and discovering the Tomb of Sargeras, a focal point for the invasion of the Burning Legion demon army. Players will be searching the new zones for the “Pillars of Creation,” relics leftover from the Titans who once ruled the world of Azeroth.

Dalaran, a floating city that was previously the main hub for the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King expansion, will now be headed down to the Broken Isles to once more serve as a meeting place for players. The Night Elf-centered zone of Val’Sharah will include a trip to the Emerald Dream, another realm frequently rumored as the setting for a future World of Warcraft expansion.

Blizzard also showed off a new hero class, the Demon Hunter, which seems to be based around Illidan. The developer says it will show us “the story of the Demon Hunters, the Illidari, through the eyes of Illidan.” When beginning a new Demon Hunter character, players will actually play through flashbacks going back to the World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade expansion.