WORLD OF WARCARFT: BATTLE FOR AZEROTH
All the details on WoW’s new Island Expeditions from our exclusive hands-on at Blizzard HQ.
Get the lowdown on the new Island Expeditions, and how you can beat them!
islands conjure glorious imagery. Sandy beaches. Shady palms. Salty goblins ready to cut your throat to beat you to the Azerite.
Yes, this is an island expedition of the World of Warcraft variety, and we have good news from our hands-on access on a visit to Blizzard HQ in Irvine, California. This new feature coming to the Battle for Azeroth expansion is looking like the standout upgrade when it comes to replayable content.
Put simply, if you’re the kind of player who doesn’t really like PvP but want something more dynamic than running the same raids and dungeons on a loop, this is going to light your fire.
THE ISLAND BROCHURE
When your first character reaches a certain milestone in the Battle for Azeroth War Campaign (expected to be around halfway to the new level cap of 120), it will be time to explore the high seas to bring home critical resources for the war effort. And that’s where Island Expeditions will unlock.
Once you have access to Island Expeditions on your first character, it is unlocked for your whole account, so you will be able to dive straight into Island Expeditions as a levelling experience for any characters that follow.
An Island Expedition is a three-player group experience, labelled as ‘role agnostic,’ so you won’t need to make sure you have tankdps-heal combos to succeed. That said, based on our hands on, having some kind of healing on hand will make things a LOT easier.
It’s designed as a PvE experience from the outset, a race against an opposing faction AI team to collect a target count of Azerite from