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WoW: Legion releases August 30th, 14 months of no content

On April 19, 2016 by Aaron Meehan

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Blizzard Entertainment has announced that Legion, the sixth expansion to their popular MMORPG, World of Warcraft will be released on August 30th, more than a year after the last content patch.

With World of Warcraft: Legion offering a new class in the form of the Demon Hunter, new zones, a new max level cap and more, the release date raises a few eyebrows. The main reason why the release date is interesting is that it means World of Warcraft will be without any new content for 14 months as the last piece of content was in June 2015 with the release of patch 6.2: Fury of Hellfire.

Patch 6.2 to Legion will be the longest content drought the game has seen, before this, the longest content drought was between patch 5.4 in September 2013 to the release of the game’s fifth expansion in November 2014, which was around 14 months of no content. The shortest content drought between content update and expansion was from patch 1.12 to The Burning Crusade-the game’s first expansion- this drought lasted 4 months.

The long wait for Legion also makes people wonder about Blizzard Entertainment’s promise to speed up the release of expansions. The promise in question was made by World of Warcraft executive Producer J Allen Brack in November 2015 when he told Polygon, “Legion is still speeding up our expansion release schedule quite a bit, We definitely want to continue to shrink that time.”

For information on World of Warcraft: Legion, visit http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/legion/.


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