WoW: The War Within – Everything You Need to Know About the Upcoming Expansion

World of Warcraft (WoW) is gearing up for another major update with its next expansion, The War Within. Set to release in the fall of 2024, this expansion promises to bring a host of new features, content, and gameplay changes to keep players engaged.

Here’s everything we know so far about The War Within.

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The Most Important Points

  • Release Date: Fall 2024
  • Alpha Start: April 18, 2024
  • Editions: Base Edition, Heroic Edition, Epic Edition
  • New Zones: Azj-Kahet, Thorn Isle, The Ringing Deeps, Hallowfall
  • New Allied Race: The Earthen
  • New Features: Hero Talents, Warbands, Delves
  • Pre-Order: Available now starting at €49.99

Release Date

The War Within is scheduled for release in the fall of 2024. While an exact date has not been announced yet, the expansion is expected to launch in the early autumn months.

The Alpha phase started on April 18, 2024, followed by a Beta phase for which players can sign up or gain access by purchasing the Digital Deluxe Edition.

WoW Logo The War Within

Expansion Editions

Base Edition:

  • Price: €49.99
  • Includes the The War Within expansion
  • Character boost to level 70
  • 500 Trader’s Tender

Heroic Edition:

  • Price: €69.99
  • Includes all content from the Base Edition
  • Additional 250 Trader’s Tender (750 total)
  • Mount: Algarian Stormrider with dynamic flying
  • Transmog Set: Stormrider’s Vestments

Epic Edition:

  • Price: €89.99
  • Includes all content from the Heroic Edition
  • Additional 500 Trader’s Tender (1000 total)
  • 30 days of game time
  • Beta access for The War Within
  • 3 days early access to The War Within
  • Pet: Pustule the Stormling
  • Toy: Sandbox Stormgriffon
  • Earthen Depths Hearthstone


The expansion The War Within has been available for pre-order since December. Pre-orders can be made through the official World of Warcraft website and various digital retailers.

Main Features and Content of the Expansion

New Zones:

  • Azj-Kahet: A dark area, home to the Nerubians
  • Thorn Isle: A mountainous area on the surface, home to the Earthen
  • The Ringing Deeps: A green underground zone with many creatures
  • Hallowfall: An underground zone illuminated by a giant crystal, home to the Arathi

New Allied Race:

  • The Earthen, a new dwarf race

New Class Features and Hero Talents:

  • Each class will receive new Hero Talents, unlocked starting at level 71, that will adjust the playstyle of the classes.

New Endgame Content:

  • Delves: New mini-instances for one to five players
  • Warbands: Account-wide progression system that shares reputation, bank contents, and achievements across all characters

New Dungeons and Raids

The War Within will also introduce a variety of new dungeons and a new raid to provide fresh challenges. Here is an overview of the new instances:

Level-Up Dungeons:

  • The Rookery
  • The Stonevault
  • Priory of the Sacred Flame
  • City of Threads

Max-Level Dungeons:

  • Cinderbrew Meadery
  • Darkflame Cleft
  • The Dawnbreaker
  • Old City

New Raid:

  • Nerub’ar Palace


The announcement of The War Within marks a significant moment in the history of World of Warcraft. With new zones, features, and an exciting new progression system, players have thrilling times ahead. Blizzard has once again demonstrated their ability to captivate their loyal player base. The future of World of Warcraft looks bright, and players can’t wait to dive into the new adventures.


What is the release date for WoW: The War Within?

The release date for The War Within is planned for the fall of 2024.

How much does the expansion cost?

The Base Edition costs €49.99, the Heroic Edition €69.99, and the Epic Edition €89.99.


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