Blizzard Entertainment revealed the first details on the sixth expansion for the long-running massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft.
The expansion called Legion will introduce a new hero class, Demon Hunter, and boost the level cap to 110. The Demon Hunter wields unique abilities such as Spectral Sight, a “preternatural perception that allows them to detect targets that regular mortals could not normally see,” says Blizzard in a statement released Thursday.
Legion was revealed during an event at the Gamescom conference in Germany.
Legion will allow players to equip customizable, legendary weapons called Artifacts that vary based on class and grows stronger as the player’s character boosts its level.
The expansion also features a new player-versus-player (PvP) honor system and new continent: The Broken Isles. A beta test of the expansion launches later this year.
Legion will arrive as Activision-Blizzard faces a plunge in subscribers to WoW. Earlier this week, the publisher reported 5.6 million subscribers at the end of their second quarter, down from 6.8 million during the same period last year.
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