Blizzard realizes that the cutscenes for World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor were bound to get leaked before the expansion pack launches. They embraced the inevitable leak by just releasing most of the cinematics in advance.

Warlords of Draenor has more cutscenes than any previous expansion. They're not as flashy as the cinematic trailer because they're in-game footage rather than polished CGI. Still, they serve their purpose: punctuating some of the big moments throughout Draenor's story.

"While we generally like to keep story beats like these a surprise, we know some players enjoy seeking out spoilers, and there are always plenty of people who find these files in the beta or on the PTR and share them," Blizzard said today. "To help mitigate the potential for unsuspecting players to accidentally come across these and spoil their own adventure ahead of time, we’ve decided to go ahead and upload them ourselves—and provide plenty of caution and safeguards against watching them accidentally."

The expansion starts with the Iron Horde storming through the Dark Portal in the Blasted Lands. Alliance and Horde troops repel the invasion and end up in Draenor, the orc homeworld:


After players arrive in Draenor, they'll head to one of two different zones depending on their faction. Here are the closing cutscenes for Shadowmoon Valley (Alliance) and Frostfire Ridge (Horde) as well as two other zones:




The other two cutscenes released today are for garrisons. Warlords of Draenor allows level 90+ players to build their own custom fortress and staff it with NPCs. Each faction has a different video introducing the feature:

It's possible that there are other cinematics within the game as well. There are three zones that weren't seen in today's batch of videos. Blizzard will probably add a few more cutscenes over Draenor's lifespan as well to set up major events in patches. These are more than enough spoilers for one day, though.

Warlords of Draenor will be released in November. The huge patch that prepares for the expansion is can be tested by the public now.

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