It’s official: World of Warcraft‘s Battle for Azeroth preorders are live on the official store. You’re looking at $49.99 for the base package and $69.99 for the digital deluxe. The expansion has a release date stamp of “on or before September 21, 2018,” elsewhere in the PR referred to as “summer.” As usual, preorders come with multiple goodies accessible now, including the level 110 character booster and some (but not all) of the allied races.
“Players who pre-purchase Battle for Azeroth today can begin their journey to recruit four of the expansion’s new Allied Races, each representing comrades they’ve fought alongside on the Broken Isles and Argus in the game’s most recent expansion, Legion™. Upon winning the respect of an Allied Race by completing quests and earning reputation, players will unlock the ability to create characters of that race and set out on a new adventure across Azeroth.† Alliance players can add the shadow-touched Void elves and valiant Lightforged draenei to their ranks, while members of the Horde will be able to bring the ancient Nightborne and noble Highmountain tauren into their faction’s fold—with additional Allied Races to come in the future.”
The Q&A with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas is ongoing; so far the big news, besides the expansion, is that expanded solo queues aren’t likely. You can catch the rest below.