Blizzard is currently preparing to unveil the next steps for its Warcraft franchise, which will be released on April 19th. It will give players a first look at the next World of Warcraft expansion to follow Shadowlands 2020. Also Read – Activision Announces New Call of Duty Game, New Warzone Experience for 2022
The developer announced in a blog post that they will be releasing a first look at the next World of Warcraft expansion on April 19th. Also Read – Microsoft Intends to Bring Call of Duty and Other Activision Blizzard Games to Nintendo Switch
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Note that Blizzard didn’t reveal the first look at the next expansion until April 19 and didn’t announce when the expansion would be released to the public. No details have been revealed about the upcoming features either, which we will see as part of the expansion. However, it will likely address the aftermath of the current Shadowlands expansion.
This will be the ninth expansion for World of Warcraft and the 10th edition of the entire game, with the original release dating back to 2004. This marks the second time an expansion has been revealed outside of BlizzCon, with the first being Legion that was revealed at Gamescom 2015.
With the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Blizzard may be trying to recover from criticism it had for Shadowlands’ weak storyline and convoluted endgame progression system.
The company released this latest major content patch for Shadowlands last month, and a smaller patch is expected to be released ahead of the next expansion’s release date. According to a developer update from World of Warcraft Game Director Ion Hazzikostas, the company intends to allow crossplay between Alliance and Horde characters before the release of the next expansion.
Apart from that, Blizzard has also announced that it will be revealing a mobile game that will take place in the Warcraft universe sometime in May. The company did not give an exact date for the release of the game.