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August 15, 2016

Preview: Leveling Through the Broken Isles

World of Warcraft: Legion introduces a whole new kind of questing and leveling experience, and you’ll want to prepare to make some choices out there.

In previous World of Warcraft expansions through Warlords of Draenor, zones were designed specifically for characters who were with in a certain level range. In Mists of Pandaria, Kun-Lai Summit was meant for those who’d reached level 87. Warlords of Draenor’s Nagrand was intended for characters who were level 98 or higher. In Legion, the questing zones you’ll discover among the Broken Isles work a bit differently. . . .

A Whole New World

Early on in your journey to the Broken Isles, you’ll be able to freely choose among a number of zones that adapt to your character’s level: Azsuna, Highmountain, Stormheim, and Val’sharah. Whether you’re level 101 or 108, the quests, enemies, and drops in each of those four zones dynamically scale to your level, giving you the freedom to explore this mysterious new domain as you see fit. Each of these zones has a very different feel, with distinct factions to meet, fantastic stories to uncover, and experiences that you won’t soon forget.

To get started in these zones, you’ll first need to travel to your Class Order Hall and open up the mission table’s scouting map. Select one of the four leveling zones and accept the related quest to go to Dalaran—then travel to Dalaran, and you’ll be sent to your chosen zone.

the-broken-isles-the-circle-of-lifeThe Circle of Life

Beyond the experience to be earned and stories to take part in, each dynamic zone has its own unique rewards and treasures. For example, Azsuna is the only place to acquire the Mystical Frosh Hat toy and the Court Scribe battle pet. Only in Highmountain can you get yourRocfeather Skyhorn Kite toy or a Baby Elderhorn pet.

These zones are also good places for you to earn Artifact Power to improve your Artifact—and increase your own chances of defeating the Burning Legion. To maximize the Artifact Power you gain, you may find that it’s best to complete a zone. As you level up, you may also find it valuable to reach at least Friendly reputation with each faction that you come across, since doing so unlocks World Quests to participate in later.

Ultimately, the path you take through the Broken Isles is up to you—and more than ever, your destiny is in your own hands.

the-broken-isles-azunaAzuna

the-broken-isles-highmountainHighmountain

the-broken-isles-stormheimStormheim

the-broken-isles-val-sharahVal’sharah

To learn more about Artifacts and Order Halls, both of which play key roles in questing in the Broken Isles, check out the Legion Q&A with Craig Amai from July 7.

August 3, 2016

Invasions and Demon Hunters Arrive August 9

We’re pleased to announce that the next stage in the World of Warcraft: Legion pre-expansion experience will kick off on August 9!

With maintenance in each region, starting on August 9, the Burning Legion’s incursion on Azeroth will get underway, and players who have pre-purchased the expansion will begin creating their first Demon Hunters.

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We have more for you in our Demon Invasions preview, our Demon Hunter guide, and our Legion digital comic series.

We’ll see you at the defense of Azeroth!