Confirming earlier rumours World of War: Cataclysm was announced at Blizzcon by vice president of creative development at Blizzard Chris Metzen. This is the third expansion for World of Warcraft and brings a lit of new changes to the world of Azeroth. The new expansion will give players two new playable races, achieve new levels of power, take on new challenging quests and dungeons and witness massive changes to already familiar aspects of the game in the wake of a world shattering disaster.
In addition to revitalizing some of the most familiar and iconic areas of the game world, this third World of Warcraft expansion will add new features and a large amount of new content for players to explore, said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. Were excited to be offering a first glimpse of Cataclysm for attendees of BlizzCon, and we look forward to sharing more information with everyone as development progresses.
Cataclysm will see the corrupted Dragon Aspect Deathwing awaken from his slumber underground, leaving ruin and destruction in his wake. The kingdom of Azeroth will see a seismic shift in power, the kindling of a war of the elements and the emergence of heroes rising up to protect their scarred and broken world.
Heres a list of the new features and content that players can expect to see from the new expansion.
Two New Playable Races: Adventure as the cursed worgen with the Alliance or the resourceful goblins with the Horde.
Increased Level Cap: Advance to level 85 and earn new abilities, tap into new talents, and progress through the path system, a new way for players to customize characters.
Classic Zones Remade: Quest to level 60 as you never have before. Familiar zones across the original continents of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms have been reforged by the cataclysm and updated with new quests and content
Flying Mounts in Azeroth: Explore Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms from a whole new perspective.
Guild Advancement: Progress as a guild to earn guild levels and guild achievements.
New High-Level Content: Explore newly opened parts of the world, including Uldum, Grim Batol, and the great sunken city of Vashj’ir beneath the sea, and enjoy even more high-level raid content than in previous expansions.
New PvP Zone & Rated Battlegrounds: Take on PvP objectives and daily quests on Tol Barad Island, a new Wintergrasp-like zone, and wage war in all-new rated Battlegrounds.
Archaeology: Master a new secondary profession to unearth valuable artifacts and earn unique rewards.
New Race and Class Combinations: Explore Azeroth as a gnome priest, blood elf warrior, or one of the other never-before-available race and class combinations.