- Author: Luxrah
- Date: November 5, 2023
- Updated: November 5, 2023
- Expansion: World of Warcraft
We just saw the first BlizzCon since 2019, and boy was this a big weekend for World of Warcraft! Blizzard announced not one, but three new expansions in the pipeline: The Worldsoul Saga. They also had multiple announcements for Classic WoW.
Here’s a quick list of the World of Warcraft expansions and game modes that were announced at BlizzCon:
- New Retail WoW Storyline: The Worldsoul Saga
- WoW Expansion 10: The War Within
- WoW Expansion 11: Midnight
- WoW Expansion 12: The Last Titan
- New Season of Vanilla Classic WoW: Season of Discovery
- Cataclysm Expansion Coming to WoW Classic
- New Optional Self Found Ruleset for Classic Hardcore
Friday we saw the Opening Ceremonies, which included an overview of all Blizzard games. Later we had two What’s Next panels for World of Warcraft: one for retail WoW and one for Classic. Saturday brought the WoW Deep Dive for retail, with even more details about the new expansion trilogy. Throughout the weekend, streamers on Twitch and YouTube could be seen playing the new Season of Discovery on the BlizzCon floor.
This BlizzCon saw the return of fan-favorite Chris Metzen to the stage. Ion Hazzikostas was also well-received, with his “What Sword?” t-shirt, acknowledging the Sword of Sargeras meme that is finally being addressed in the new storyline. You can see the sword again in the shiny new cinematic trailer for The War Within later in this post – a video worth watching for its impressive fidelity as well as for the story. (Apparently Chris Metzen also wrote the trailer.)
And now, here’s all of the news that came out of the event for retail World of Warcraft:
- The Worldsoul Saga Announced at BlizzCon: 3 Expansions for World of Warcraft!
- Next Expansion:
- New Race:
- Talents and Builds:
- PVE Content:
- New Zones in The War Within
- Eight New Dungeons Coming in The War Within
- Dragonflight is the New Default Leveling Expansion in The War Within
- PVP Content:
- Dynamic Flying:
We’ll continue covering any late news out of BlizzCon, and we’ll be sharing more details and speculation about this new expansion trilogy, so keep your Hearthstone set to Warcraft Tavern for more updates!
BlizzCon 2023 has ended but we have the latest World of Warcraft news coverage right here.
During the World of Warcraft®: Deep Dive panel at BlizzCon 2023, Game Director Ion Hazzikostas took viewers deeper into the features coming in the next chapter of World of Warcraft: The War Within™. Learn more in our panel recap.
World of Warcraft Classic: What’s Next Panel Recap
During the World of Warcraft Classic: What’s Next panel at BlizzCon 2023, WoW Classic, Lead Software Engineer Ana Resendez, Senior Game Producer Josh Greenfield, Lead Software Engineer Nora Valletta, and Assistant Lead Designer Tim Jones opened the door to take a closer look at some of what’s coming next to Classic Azeroth. Learn more in our panel recap article.
World of Warcraft®: What’s Next Panel Recap
During the World of Warcraft®: What’s Next panel at BlizzCon 2023, Cinematic Narrative Director Terran Gregory, Associate Design Director Maria Hamilton, and Associate Game Director Morgan Day dove into an overview of the world, story, and features coming in the next chapter of World of Warcraft—The War Within™. Visit our article to learn more.
World of Warcraft®: The War Within™ has just been announced! Prepare to descend beneath the surface of Azeroth to explore subterranean worlds full of hidden wonders, earn the trust of the new Earthen allied race, and face an ancient evil lurking in the darkness.
The Worldsoul Saga™ Begins
The wings of a grand new adventure spread widely across the next three expansions!* Be a part of the epic story that celebrates the first 20 years of World of Warcraft and sets new foundations for Azeroth’s future.
EXPLORE THE VAST DEPTHS OF AZEROTH
Journey deep beneath the surface through the four expansive zones of Khaz Algar, the home of the titan-forged Earthen. Start your adventure on the Isle of Dorn off the western shores of Pandaria and descend into The Ringing Deeps. Then marvel at the brilliant sights of Hallowfall before plunging into Azj-Kahet, the high capital of nerubian society.
ENJOY A TROVE OF FRESH FEATURES
Earn the trust of the Earthen and unlock an all-new playable Allied Race. Explore Delves, new bite-sized world instances you can tackle alone or with up to four friends, plus an NPC companion. Grow in strength as you level to 80 and earn new skills with Hero Talent trees, share progress across your family of characters with the Warbands system, and take to the skies with Dynamic Flying, now available for hundreds of existing mounts!
Learn more on the official site.
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World of Warcraft Classic: Season of Discovery Announced at BlizzCon
In Season of Discovery, players will discover new secrets by scouring Azeroth to find class-altering abilities. Tanking Warlocks, Mage healers, and more will be possible. The Season will launch with an initial level cap of 25, and upon reaching max level, players will be met with a new level-25 endgame! Discover a 10-player Blackfathom Deeps raid with new and reimagined bosses, mechanics, and rewards. Not long after, the level cap will be increased by a few levels, bringing even more endgame content.
Mark your calendars; WoW Classic: Season of Discovery launches the week of November 30. Keep your eyes on the official World of Warcraft news site for more information.
WoW Classic: Cataclysm Classic Announced at BlizzCon
World of Warcraft Executive Producer Holly Longdale took to the BlizzCon 2023 stage to announce the next expansion for World of Warcraft Classic. Next year, Classic progression realms will advance from Wrath Classic to Cataclysm Classic, with a few changes based on player feedback and requests.
Prepare to face Deathwing in Cataclysm Classic in the first half of 2024.
Ignite Your Cataclysm Classic Journey with Fiery Upgrades
The maddened Deathwing the Destroyer will erupt from his lair once again, shattering Azeroth as we know it. With Cataclysm Classic™, your journey will continue into the era of fire and destruction. This time, however, you’ll enjoy a much faster content cadence, improvements to Leveling, expanded Collections, and more!
Warcraft Rumble Now Live Worldwide!
Experience the dazzling new sensation that’s been sweeping Azeroth. Blizzard Entertainment’s mobile action strategy game Warcraft Rumble™ is now live worldwide* on Android and iOS devices! In taverns from Winterspring to Booty Bay, Horde and Alliance alike are gathering around a marvelous new machine, which brings miniature versions of their famous heroes and villains to life to do battle in strategic, frantic skirmishes.>
DOWNLOAD WARCRAFT RUMBLE TODAY
GNOMELIA DELIVERS WARCRAFT RUMBLE’S JOYFUL CHAOS TO WOW
Complete the Warcraft Rumble tutorial and defeat Hogger to unlock the Gnomelia S.A.F.E. Pilot Battle Pet in World of Warcraft®.
World of Warcraft Post BlizzCon Q&A
Submit your questions during BlizzCon beginning Friday, November 3 after the opening ceremony in-person at the Darkmoon Faire and on the official forums for a special post-BlizzCon Q&A. You’ll be able to ask your World of Warcraft and Classic World of Warcraft questions and we’ll answer as many as we can in the special BlizzCon edition WoWcast the following week.
If you missed the live show, don’t worry. You’ll be able to watch video-on demand (VOD) replays..