War never changes.
Warchief Sylvanas Windrunner and the Horde are on the march. Their destination: the night elf capital of Darnassus, one of the Alliance’s key positions in Kalimdor, located high in the boughs of the great tree Teldrassil. Starting today, World of Warcraft players around the world can experience the first of several dramatic events that spark the next great battle for Azeroth in War of the Thorns: Chapter 1, a new in-game story event.
Level 110 players are called upon to travel to Stormwind (Alliance) or the Undercity (Horde) to rally for their faction’s cause.
The War of the Thorns: Chapter 1 is part of the Battle for Azeroth Pre-Patch, an update that lays the groundwork for the next expansion. The Pre-Patch also includes:
- Access Every Expansion Up to Legion With Only a Subscription – New players can now access all World of Warcraft content up through and including the Legion expansion simply by becoming a subscriber—no need to purchase the original World of Warcraft base game. Plus, all existing World of Warcraft subscribers have automatically been upgraded to Legion at no additional cost.
- War Mode and PvP Updates: Players can now toggle War Mode on or off whenever they’re in Orgrimmar or Stormwind and engage in world PvP when and where they wish. We’ve also updated the PvP Talent and Honor systems.
- Class & System Updates: The class and specialisation changes for Battle for Azeroth are now live, along with additional system changes.
You can check out the Battle for Azeroth Pre-Patch Notes for all the details.