Blizzard Promises Big Changes to Azeroth in WoW: Cataclysm Expansion


During its BlizzCon 2009 convention being held this week in Anaheim, Calif., Blizzard Entertainment unveiled Cataclysm, an upcoming World of Warcraft expansion pack that promises big changes to Azeroth as the Dragon Aspect called Deathwing returns to wreak havoc on the land. Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms will see new zones revealed, bringing with them new quests, new loot, and more.


Cataclysm will also debut two new playable races: the Alliance's cursed Worgen and the Horde's resourceful Goblins. In addition, the level cap has been raised to 85, players will be able to earn new abilities and tap into new talents, characters will be able to combine races and classes in new ways, and flying mounts will take players on an aerial tour of Azeroth's changes.

A Worgen character

Blizzard has posted a trailer on the World of Warcraft web site, but, in keeping with the company's past precedent, no information regarding shipping date, system requirements, and pricing has been revealed.