Tomorrow, World of Warcraft receives its seventh expansion in the factionally-charged Battle For Azeroth. It kicks off tomorrow (or midnight tonight, if you’re willing to wait up that long). Here’s the schedule for release all of which is effectively just saying that it launches tonight at midnight, local South African time.
- Los Angeles: 3pm PDT
- New York: 6pm EDT
- Sao Paulo: 7pm BRT
- London: 11pm BST
- Paris: 12am CEST
- South Africa: 12am SAST
Tuesday August 14
- Moscow: 1am MSK
- Taipai 6am CST
- Seoul 7am KST
- Sydney: 8am AEST
Here’s a very brief overview of what’s new:
- Battle for Azeroth Class updates: The arrival of the pre-patch will bring with it significant changes for many of the classes and specs in the game. Players will be able to start practising their updated spells and abilities, This gives them an edge as they set out to Kul Tiras or Zandalar in the expansion to seek out more power.
- War Mode and PvP updates: With the arrival of the Pre-Patch, the long-awaited War Mode will be available. Players will be able to toggle War Mode on or off when in Orgrimmar or Stormwind. When the mode is enabled, players are able to engage in world PvP – no matter what realm they’re on. The update includes an arsenal of changes to PvP talents and the Honor system.
- Cross-realm communities: Players will be able to create and join cross-realm communities. This new kind of social group makes it easier to connect with and play alongside others in your faction.
Of course, you’re not really here for any of that. You were lured in by the promises of the chance to win a Collector’s Edition of the new expansion. Yes, thanks to the lovely people at Megarom and Blizzard, we’ve got a Collector’s Edition to give away. According to Blizzard, the CE contains:
Double-Sided Story Book: Elegy & A Good War
Every great war story has two sides. This limited edition hardback version collects two new World of Warcraft novellas depicting the Burning of Teldrassil from the point of view of the Alliance (Elegy, by Christie Golden) and the Horde (A Good War, by Robert Brooks). Each story includes original artwork exclusive to this edition*.
Horde & Alliance Double-Sided Mark of Allegiance
Declare your allegiance with this hefty, double-sided Mark of Allegiance. Place it somewhere prominent, with your chosen faction proudly facing out into the world for all to see. Includes stand.
Collector’s Edition Digital Soundtrack
A digital key to download the stirring orchestral pieces from the Battle for Azeroth soundtrack, the perfect mood music for laying siege to your enemies.
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth PC/Mac Game Key
Digital key to unlock the full version of Battle for Azeroth.
Epic In-Game Content
Unlock a treasure trove of Horde- and Alliance-themed in-game content within World of Warcraft and across other Blizzard games:
WORLD OF WARCRAFT
- Gilded Ravasaur Horde Mount
- Seabraid Stallion Alliance Mount
- Tottle, The Baby Tortollan Pet
- Character Boost to Level 110
- Azeroth is Burning Card Back
HEROES OF THE STORM
- Primal Flamesaber Mount
- Tracer Alliance Banner & Horde Banner Emotes
- Torbjorn For the Alliance & For the Horde Emotes
- Zandalar & Kul’Tiras Icons
- Anduin, Jaina, Sylvanas and Varok Sprays
- Alliance & Horde Sprays
How to win this? Honestly, it’s easy peasy. All you need to do is fill in the form and you’re entered. You do need to reside within South Africa though. You can enter once per unique email address, and entries close on Sunday 19 August. Winners will be announced on Monday 20 August 2018.
Last Updated: August 13, 2018
August 13, 2018 at 13:52
Good luck to all!
Will be giving this one a skip for a worthy fan