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World Of Warcraft: Legion Is The Next Expansion, Here's How To Get Into The Beta

Today Blizzard revealed World of Warcraft: Legion, the sixth expansion pack for the MMORPG. In Legion, players will defend Azeroth against a demonic invasion.

Legion will take players to the Broken Isles, a region players haven't visited since Warcraft 3. The main villains are the Burning Legion, the dark force that made an appearance in Patch 6.2:

The Tomb of Sargeras has been reopened, and the demons of the Burning Legion pour into our world. Their full, terrifying might is fixed on summoning the Dark Titan to Azeroth—and they’ve already located the key to his return.With the Alliance and Horde devastated, only you can take up Warcraft’s most legendary artifacts, scour the ancient Broken Isles for relics of the Titans, and challenge the Legion before Azeroth’s last hope dies.

The Artifacts mentioned on the expansion's official website are class-specific weapons that can be customized. For example, paladins can wield the legendary sword Ashbringer. The website shows three different color schemes for each artifact. Presumably you can modify the weapon to fit each class' three specializations.

Blizzard also says that each class will have access to special Order Halls and followers. These Halls are bases for your class. Each has its own distinct look. Paladins will convene at a chapel while shaman use a cave near the Maelstrom as their base. You'll manage a small group of Champions at the Hall and get quests for your artifacts. At the Order Hall, you'll also see other players of your class so they won't feel as desolate as Draenor's garrisons. Horde and Alliance players will apparently share these buildings, further blurring the lines between the two factions.

World of Warcraft: Legion will also bring a new player class: Demon Hunter. Demon Hunters can change into demonic forms to deal or withstand more damage. The class is also very mobile. Blizzard says they can double jump and use wings to swoop down on enemies from above. The class, only available to night elves and blood elves, is designed to fill melee DPS and tank roles in groups.

Like Warlords of Draenor, Legion comes with a free character boost. This time around, you'll be able to raise a character up to level 100. This will let you jump right into Legion's new content and start progressing to the new cap of 110.

World of Warcraft: Legion's beta test will start later in 2015. You can register for it in the usual fashion: log into your account and check the Warcraft option in your Beta Profile settings. Blizzard will then randomly select players to participate in the test.

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Pete Haas

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.