New World of Warcraft expansion to be revealed at Gamescom

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Blizzard will reveal the next World of Warcraft expansion at 9 am PDT on August 6, in a livestreamed event at Gamescom. Alas, we don't know any more about it than that: This is an announcement of an announcement, something Blizzard seems keen on these days.

Whatever it is, further information will be revealed during a livestreamed developer chat that will take place at 8am PDT on August 9, just prior to the close of the show. Gamescom takes place in Cologne, Germany, and this year runs from August 5-9. Blizzard has a dedicated Gamescom page, with information on scheduling, prizes, and other such things at

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Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.