Next on our list for the rumour mill is World of Warcraft. Naturally, it wouldn’t be a Blizzcon without a leak of the next World of Warcraft expansion.
Players are currently battling their way through WoW: Classic and are eagerly anticipating the introduction of Phase Two, which will be bringing the Honor system and Rankings to the game.
Players that are still battling through Azeroth in the latest expansion will be keen to hear more on the next expansion pack, as Battle for Azeroth has hardly been the hit that Blizzard expected.
The next World of Warcraft expansion pack, it’s seventh expansion, is rumoured to be called World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. The original leak featured art of the current Lich King; Bolvar Fordragon, who famously took the mantle of Lich King, sacrificing himself on the process in order to take control of the Scourge and protect the world of Azeroth at the end of the third expansion: Wrath of the Lich King
The image leak depicts Bolvar, where some enthusiasts feel this leak is fake due to the helmet having the traditional blue eyes of the Lich King, however, there’s no reason the Lich King has not taken over Bolvar’s mind and is back in charge.
Once again, this leak was seen via the Gear store. For shame merchandise uploaders!
As well as this, another image that started circulating on social media lends further proof to this leak.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands – The Old Leaks
As well as this new information, we do have some supposed information that was leaked back in July about the new expansion which will have the players adventure into the Shadowlands (the land players inhabit when they die) where they will be helping in a war taking place between Helya, Tyrande, and other forces.
Rumours were rife that there will also be a new class named the “Tinkerer” which will be a mail armour using class that can both tank and heal, as well as the new area map, with Xiros being the new “Capital city”
No matter what you think in regards to these rumors, real or not, the information from July this year is looking to match up to what we know for the current leaks. To add further meat to this, the current 8.3 PTR supposedly contains Bolvar’s daughter, as well as information on what Bolvar is up to in regards to his Death Knight army.
It’s all exciting stuff, however, we won’t know anything for sure until Blizzcon at the end of this week. Be sure to tune into Blizzcon on the 1st November and get all the information you need about the next stage for World of Warcraft.