Watch us beat back the demonic hordes in World of Warcraft: Legion

Update: The stream is over! But you can watch the VOD here, and watch James stream from our Facebook here.

Original: World of Warcraft: Legion finally launched during the wee small hours of last night. And though I stayed up late to play it, a bit of sleep deprivation isn’t going to stop me from jumping back in this afternoon—and I'm inviting you to join me. At 4 pm PDT (7 pm EDT) I'll be hopping onto Twitch to showcase the opening volleys of Azeroth's war with the Burning Legion and, just like the heroes of Warcraft, I need your help so that I don't dissolve into a quivering puddle of Doritos and energy drinks.

In all of World of Warcraft's long history, there has likely never been a more crucial moment in deciding future. Following the release of Warlords of Draenor, which we loved the first few weeks of, Warcraft began bleeding subscribers by the millions as a result of barely any updates for players and a few features that really sucked the fun out of adventuring in Azeroth.

That means Legion is very much a make-or-break moment for World of Warcraft, and Blizzard has pulled out a lot of stops to make sure it's an expansion worth remembering. From taking inspiration from unlikely places to finally letting us play as Demon Hunters, Legion is certainly impressive, but will that good impression last? 

We'll have our full review out later this week, but for now, tide yourself over on our guide to the things Legion changes about WoW and, if you're new, some quick tips on how to prepare for the Burning Legion's invasion. And then come and join us online as we take the fight to the Broken Isles.

Steven Messner

With over 7 years of experience with in-depth feature reporting, Steven's mission is to chronicle the fascinating ways that games intersect our lives. Whether it's colossal in-game wars in an MMO, or long-haul truckers who turn to games to protect them from the loneliness of the open road, Steven tries to unearth PC gaming's greatest untold stories. His love of PC gaming started extremely early. Without money to spend, he spent an entire day watching the progress bar on a 25mb download of the Heroes of Might and Magic 2 demo that he then played for at least a hundred hours. It was a good demo.