The Future of World of Warcraft - Next Expansion Announcement on April 19th
  • March 15 - Hearthstone Expansion Reveal
  • March 18 - Arena World Championship Begins
  • April 19 - World of Warcraft Expansion Reveal
  • May - Warcraft Mobile Game Reveal

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
For nearly 28 years, the Warcraft Universe has ignited imaginations across the globe through rich storytelling and expansive worlds. It has built the very foundation for World of Warcraft and Hearthstone, providing entertainment, community, and competition for millions globally.

This year, we have a lot of exciting news in store for the heroes of Azeroth and the patrons of the Hearthstone Tavern.

Playing Your Hand in Hearthstone

To kick off the first of our announcements, on March 15, the Hearthstone development team will share details about the first of three expansions this year. Shortly after, they'll provide a deeper look into the plans for Hearthstone for 2022—including the annual core set changes.

Until then, you’ll want to cozy up by the fireside for the first season of Hearthstone Grandmasters now in progress. Exclusively on YouTube, you can earn Fractured in Alterac Valley drops while watching the top players in the world compete for their shot at the playoffs, a share of the $250,000 (USD) prize pool, and regional invites to the 2022 World Championship.

Don’t forget to tune in on April 2-3 for Lobby Legends: Raid Leaders—Hearthstone Esports' first Battlegrounds event of the year. It’s an exciting time for Hearthstone and you won’t want to miss a moment in the Tavern.

The Worlds of World of Warcraft

On April 19, the World of Warcraft development team will reveal the next expansion. We’re excited to show you what we've been working on and where your adventures in Azeroth will go next.

Until then, we hope you are enjoying Eternity’s End, the newest content update and final chapter of the Shadowlands saga. The heroes of Azeroth have been called forth to this intriguing new land of Zereth Mortis to thwart the Jailer's efforts and stop him from rewriting reality as we know it. This past week we have seen brave adventurers make their way into the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid zone on Normal and Heroic difficulty, and this week they will finally come face-to-face with the Jailer himself as Raid Finder and Mythic difficulties become available. I’m eager to see who will achieve world first!

In WoW Classic, players have gathered their strongest allies to go beyond the gates of the ancient troll city of Zul’Gurub, face the Blood God Hakkar, and reap the rewards in Season of Mastery. Players have also been taking on the challenges in Burning Crusade Classic Phase 3 as they make their way into the Black Temple to face Illidan within his stronghold, engage in the Battle for Mount Hyjal to preserve history, and much more.

The competition is fierce as WoW Esports celebrates 15 years this April with more seasons of epic competition ahead. For those looking to test themselves against the best players in the world, the Arena World Championship and Mythic Dungeon International are gearing up for more fast-paced action. For dungeon-runners, players who register by March 28 and complete the MDI Time Trials have a chance to earn the in-game Encrypted Banner of the Opportune. Sign-ups for the MDI Time Trials are open now on GameBattles. We wish the best of luck to all competitors. May your cooldowns be with you and your buffs strong.

In Bloom for May

Beyond World of Warcraft and Hearthstone, we're preparing to get the first game in the Warcraft Universe designed for mobile into your hands. We will tell you more about it in May.

The future of Warcraft is bright. On behalf of all of us at Blizzard working to bring even more exciting Warcraft experiences to you, we thank you for being a part of the community. We're excited about the journey in front of us and are grateful that you're joining us for it.

Thank you for playing, and we'll see you in Azeroth, the Tavern, and beyond!

—John Hight, General Manager Warcraft
This article was originally published in forum thread: The Future of World of Warcraft - Next Expansion Announcement on April 19th started by Lumy View original post
Comments 299 Comments
  1. molster's Avatar
    I have a phone, Pog
  1. 3liiil3's Avatar
    Please be a dragon
  1. Ashtar Higorei's Avatar
    Oh fuck off, letting us know 6 weeks in advance, suck a dick, Ion. John. Whatever.
  1. Matsumotto's Avatar
    At this point only WoW2 would get me REALLY excited. A new expansion? Sure, I have enough battlenetbalance and gold to buy it for free, but it's gonna be just another short stop like in BFA and SL.
  1. Relapses's Avatar
    Hype!

    Also, inb4 people proudly proclaiming how unhyped they are for the next expansion after the "failure" of Shadowlands despite, for some unknown reason, still posting actively on this fan forum
  1. Donald Hellscream's Avatar
    Cool, I am looking forward to see if any of the leaks are actually true, it has happened before, albeit on rare occasion.

    I just wish they wouldn't tease us with an announcement date so far in advance lol.
  1. VinceVega's Avatar
    Aaaaaaand of course people are pissed. Say nothing. Pissed. Tell them exactly when they will get the announcment. Pissed. Rofl.
  1. Sugho's Avatar
    My bet, even in November, was late March or April, got that one right. Still more than a month away tho.
  1. Ashtar Higorei's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by VinceVega View Post
    Aaaaaaand of course people are pissed. Say nothing. Pissed. Tell them exactly when they will get the announcment. Pissed. Rofl.
    Yeah people are pissed that we have a date, that's what happened.
  1. Calfredd's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ashtar Higorei View Post
    Yeah people are pissed that we have a date, that's what happened.
    That is what happened unless you're going to tell us the reason you're mad about this is that it means 6 more weeks of low tier trash "leaks".
  1. Mardux's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Matsumotto View Post
    At this point only WoW2 would get me REALLY excited. A new expansion? Sure, I have enough battlenetbalance and gold to buy it for free, but it's gonna be just another short stop like in BFA and SL.
    And Legion and Wod and Mists and Cata...
  1. Ashtar Higorei's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Calfredd View Post
    That is what happened unless you're going to tell us the reason you're mad about this is that it means 6 more weeks of low tier trash "leaks".
    That's actually a pretty good fucking reason.
  1. Zankai27's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ashtar Higorei View Post
    Yeah people are pissed that we have a date, that's what happened.
    What, people think they're justified in being pissed they have to wait longer? Sucks to suck. If that's not what you're saying, then that's literally why people are pissed.
  1. Mardux's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ashtar Higorei View Post
    That's actually a pretty good fucking reason.
    But clearly not the reason you got pissed.
  1. Zigrifid's Avatar
    Im 100% sure this mobile game will be like raid shadow legends
  1. Ashtar Higorei's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zankai27 View Post
    What, people think they're justified in being pissed they have to wait longer? Sucks to suck. If that's not what you're saying, then that's literally why people are pissed.
    It's Blizzard that has to deal with people not being willing to return to the game. Go ahead, make them wait longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mardux View Post
    But clearly not the reason you got pissed.
    I'm not pissed.
  1. Enter Name Here's Avatar
    they need another month to collect more fan fiction leaks to cobble together something that might be worth logging in to
  1. enigma77's Avatar
    rejoice people, leak season will soon be at an end!
  1. Sugani's Avatar
    Well, a bunch of 'leaks' just got slaughtered.
  1. TheSails's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ashtar Higorei View Post
    Oh fuck off, letting us know 6 weeks in advance, suck a dick, Ion. John. Whatever.
    When should they have let us know?

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