World of Warcraft's new expansion available for pre-order

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World of Warcraft will be getting a little bigger this year with the release of Battle for Azeroth expansion, which is set to arrive this summer and is now available to pre-order.

In addition to early access to Allied Races, Digital Deluxe preorders will get immediate access to two faction-specific mounts and an adorable pet Tortollan, one of the new races you'll encounter in Battle for Azeroth. You will discover the kingdom of Kul Tiras and the lands of the ancient empire of Zandalar, plunder uncharted islands, and be able to unlock six new race variants, including the Nightborne Elves, Highmountain Tauren, and Zandalari Trolls as part of the Horde, and the Void Elves, Lightforged Draenei and Dark Iron Dwarves if you join the Alliance. The Standard Edition of the expansion will be $49.99, but the Digital Deluxe Edition offers a bit more for $69.99.

We're not sure yet specifically when Battle for Azeroth will arrive. Players who want to unlock these Allied Races must be Exalted with that race's associated Legion faction. Blizzard has been offering these instant boosts since Warlords of Draenor, the game's fifth expansion, was available for pre-purchase back in 2014. If you're good to go with those requirements, you can begin a quest to unlock the Allied Race.

Pre-purchasing the expansion - buying it outright ahead of time - comes with benefits.

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Battle for Azeroth is heavily inspired by Warcraft's real-time strategy past and aims to push the Horde and Alliance back into competing against each other.

Ride proudly astride the Seabraid Stallion mount as you fight for the Alliance, or prove your allegiance to the Horde with the Gilded Ravasaur mount. The Hearthstone bonus is an Azeorth Is Burning card pack, while the StarCraft II goodies are sprays themed around the Horde and Alliance.

Prowl into the Nexus with your new Primal Flamesaber mount.

The latest expansion to genre-defining MMORPG World of Warcraft will be released later this Summer, Blizzard has confirmed.

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