Azeroth Burns under the Shadow of the Legion™—New World of Warcraft® Expansion Now Live!

Master the Demon Hunter hero class, take up mighty Artifact weapons,
and unlock the mysteries of the Broken Isles in the latest chapter of
the
Warcraft® saga

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Legion–A storm of fel fire rains from the heavens, and demonic armies flood
into Azeroth in terrifying numbers. The Burning Legion has returned,
and the sixth expansion to Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed massively
multiplayer role-playing game, World
of Warcraft
®: Legion
,
is now live!


In Legion, Azeroth faces complete obliteration as the warlock
Gul’dan brings forth a demonic army more powerful than any the Horde and
the Alliance have ever faced. To stop the Legion’s destructive crusade,
Azeroth’s defenders must embark on a quest to unlock the mythic secrets
of the Broken Isles, seek out and master Artifact weapons of
legendary might, and rally like-minded champions to their cause in their Order
Halls
. In this desperate hour, they must also strike a forbidden
pact with the outcast Demon Hunters of the Illidari, fel-twisted
disciples of the dreaded Illidan the Betrayer. Should the heroes of
Azeroth fail . . . kingdoms will burn.

“We’re excited to return to one of Warcraft®’s core
conflicts—the ongoing war against the Burning Legion—and send players on
their most epic adventure yet,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and
cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’ve filled Legion with
features and content that give players whole new ways to experience World
of Warcraft
, including a brand-new hero class, awesome Artifact
weapons that unlock a new progression path, and more freedom to explore
than ever before. We can’t wait for players to see everything in store
in this expansion.”

World of Warcraft: Legion introduces a host of new features and
content to aid heroes in their quest to save Azeroth:

  • New Hero Class: Demon Hunter—Unleash Havoc in the form of
    devastating and dextrous attacks, or seek Vengeance and use your
    demonic powers to protect allies from harm. Demon Hunters begin their
    quest at level 98, so you can quickly join the battle on
    the Broken Isles.
  • New Feature: Artifact Weapons—Seek out and master legendary
    Artifacts, mighty class-specific weapons from Warcraft lore—such as
    Ashbringer and Doomhammer—that grow in power as you use them in battle
    against the Burning Legion.
  • New Continent: The Broken Isles—Explore new zones that
    dynamically scale to your level. Brave the vrykul realm of Stormheim,
    where mythic titan Keepers clash for control; unlock the secrets of
    the night elf ruins of Azsuna; free Val’sharah from the grip of the
    Emerald Nightmare—your path is yours to forge.
  • Boost to Level 100—Head straight to the front lines of the
    battle against the Legion with an included level-100 character boost.
    Try out different classes before you commit to boosting, with Legion’s
    new Class Trial feature.
  • New Feature: Order Halls—Gather with fellow members of your
    class and plan your resistance against the Legion. Command troops and
    champions of your order—including iconic Warcraft characters—to carry
    out missions to further your cause.
  • New PvP Honor System—Earn all-new PvP-specific powers as you
    advance through the new Honor system, and earn rewards that benefit
    you whether you’re in the Arena, on the Battlegrounds, or engaging in
    PvE content.
  • New Feature: World Quests—Experience a vast and ever-changing
    array of adventures for max-level characters. Hunt for rare treasures,
    spontaneously join forces to conquer elite bosses, and much more.

World of Warcraft: Legion is available in a Standard Edition
(physical and digital versions available; SRP $49.99) as well as a
Digital Deluxe Edition (SRP $69.99), which contains a hoard of in-game
bonuses for a variety of Blizzard games: an Illidari Felstalker mount
and pet for World of Warcraft, a Felstalker mount for Heroes
of the Storm
®, a helm transmog and wings for Diablo® III,
and a pair of fel-infused StarCraft® II portraits.

World of Warcraft: Legion is also available in a retail-only Collector’s
Edition
(SRP $89.99), which includes the digital bonuses from the
Digital Deluxe Edition along with a full-color hardcover art book, a
behind-the-scenes two-disc Blu-ray/DVD set, a CD soundtrack, and a Legion mouse
pad. Supplies are limited, and players should check with their local
retailer for availability. Visit http://collectors.wowlegion.com
to learn more.

World of Warcraft: Legion is now live in the Americas, Europe,
Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia, and launches September 1 in
China, Korea, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. For more
information on the expansion, visit www.wowlegion.com.

Only one Demon Hunter per realm (per account); requires
at least one level-70 character on realm.

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®
and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo®
franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com),
a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer
and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of
the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s
track record includes twenty #1 games* and multiple Game of
the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®,
is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

*Sales and/or downloads. Based on internal company records and
reports from key distribution partners.

Contacts

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
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Communications
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rhilburger@blizzard.com
or
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Reynolds
Director, Global Public Relations
949.955.1380 x14301
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or
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