‘World Of Warcraft’ Expansion ‘Warlords Of Draenor’ Now Part Of The Base Game

Like all World of Warcraft expansions, Warlords of Draenor is now part of the base game. Players can no longer redeem Warlords of Draenor product codes and copies of the game are now removed from retail shelves. Even the Blizzard Store on Battle.net no longer offers copies of the expansion since it is now integrated into the base World of Warcraft purchase.

News of the expansion’s inclusion with the base game purchase broke last week on the World of Warcraft subreddit on Reddit. A Blizzard employee soon confirmed the news notifying players that codes for Warlords of Draenor are not redeemable anymore. It is advised that players with an unused Warlords of Draenor code contact support if they choose to use it.

“Separate Warlords copies should no longer be available from retailers, as the registration code for the expansion can no longer be redeemed through Battle.net. If someone has an unregistered code for the Warlords of Draenor expansion, my recommendation would be to reach out to us via the options this page, and then be able to provide the registration code once you’re in touch with us.”

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An Alliance Gnome ready for PvP [Image via Blizzard Entertainment]

A purchased copy of Warlords of Draenor includes a free level 90 boost making them somewhat valuable if not yet used. As part of the base game, players will not be given a free level 90 boost. However, new character boosts are still available from the in-game shop, and they now boost a character to level 100, the current level cap.

As GameSpot points out, Warlords of Draenor released in 2014 and included new models for nearly all of the game’s playable races. The expansion did not offer a new class or playable race, but it does feature a personal garrison, new dungeons, new raids, and other features like Twitter integration. The expansion wrapped up with patch 6.2.3 in November 2015. Luckily, the expansion to follow Warlords of Draenor is expected to release on August 30.

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Demonology Warlocks will be summoning plenty of demons [Image via Blizzard Entertainment]

Legion, the sixth expansion to World of Warcraft, will add a new Demon Hunter hero class, Artifact weapons for each specialization, a revamped transmogrification system, a restructured PvP experience, and much more. Players will travel to the Broken Isles, level to 110, explore new dungeons, conquer new raids, and more in the new expansion. Legion can be pre-purchased now from Battle.net granting an immediate level 100 boost and early access to the Demon Hunter hero class when the expansion pre-patch occurs. Any digital deluxe items, if purchased, will also be immediately available.

“The Burning Legion surges into Azeroth in countless numbers while the warlock Gul’dan seeks the hidden remains of Illidan the Betrayer—the final component in a ritual to summon the Dark Titan Sargeras. As your world crumbles beneath the invasion, you must take up ancient artifact weapons of unbridled power and forge a forbidden pact with the vengeful demon hunters of the Illidari. For only you and your accursed allies can end the Legion’s apocalyptic ambitions and prevent Azeroth from falling beneath the Great Burning Shadow.”

The expansion is currently being beta tested by selected players. As the Inquisitr reported, alpha testing ended in May with the beta phase starting soon thereafter. Players invited to the beta will be able to experience new class changes, discover new quests, try upcoming dungeons, and help test features coming to the MMORPG when Legion releases.

Legion is set to drastically change the way many classes play in World of Warcraft. For instance, Balance Druids will no longer manage Eclipse, Shadow Priests will use Insanity to cast spells, and Combat Rogues will be known as Outlaw Rogues. Although keeping many of their existing abilities, Outlaw Rogues now carry a pistol to harass foes with some range.

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