World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Blizzard Entertainment

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
77
Top Critic Average
66%
Critics Recommend
Based on 39 critic reviews
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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Rating Summary

Based on 39 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

66%

Critics Recommend

Based on 39 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCAug 14, 2018

Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Genres: MMO, RPG

DECLARE YOUR ALLEGIANCE
Azeroth paid a terrible price to end the apocalyptic march of the Legion’s crusade—but even as the world’s wounds are tended, it is the shattered trust between the Alliance and Horde that may prove hardest to mend. As this age-old conflict reignites, join your allies and champion your faction’s cause—Azeroth’s future will be forged in the fires of war.

RECRUIT ALLIED RACES
Explore Azeroth as new playable Allied Races, including four you've encountered in your campaign against the Legion. Embark on a quest to earn their favor and unlock each race, adding their strength to your faction. Create a new character and complete the full leveling experience to earn a distinctive Heritage Armor set.

PLUNDER UNCHARTED ISLANDS
Set sail for the previously unmapped isles of Azeroth. Battle in groups of three as you race against cunning rival intruders—or enemy players—to collect the island’s resources. Constantly evolving challenges await as you traverse frozen landscapes near Northrend, open the gates of an abandoned Gilnean castle, navigate a war between elementals and more.

STORM THE WARFRONTS
Head to the frontlines and take part in a large-scale 20-player cooperative Warfront to claim a key strategic location. Build up your faction’s forces, lead the charge as your troops lay siege to the objective, and battle the enemy commanders as they make their last stand in this new PvE mode inspired by classic Warcraft RTS battles.

INFUSE ARMOR WITH TITANIC MIGHT
Take control of the Heart of Azeroth—a legendary neck piece entrusted to you by Magni Bronzebeard. Imbue it with Azerite, an invaluable resource that’s emerged in the Legion’s wake, to customize your armor with new powers and traits.

ENTER A WORLD DIVIDED
Experience the relentless conflict at the heart of the Warcraft saga. Play through six new zones filled with new World Quests, new World Bosses, new raids and more as you determine whether the Horde or Alliance will shape Azeroth’s future.

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IGN

8 / 10.0
Joseph Bradford

Battle for Azeroth has a lot to live up to thanks to its stellar predecessor in Legion, and for the most part it delivers.

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PC Gamer

86 / 100
PC Gamer

Even if its new loot system is a bust, Battle for Azeroth is a vibrant expansion full of wondrous new locales to explore, characters to meet, and stories to tell.

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Game Informer

8.8 / 10.0
Game Informer

It may not break new ground in comparison to the preceding expansion, but Battle for Azeroth provides a wealth of activities for players to enjoy and experience

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Polygon

Unscored
Polygon

The greatest testament to Blizzard's design in this expansion is that it's worth wading through Battle for Azeroth's seemingly endless and frustrating grind, all in the hopes of helping your group of four friends push their keystone up one more level than you thought was possible — at least, for now.

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