Battle for Azeroth Pre-Purchase & Unlock Allied Races Today!

Battle for Azeroth Pre-Purchase & Unlock Allied Races Today!

We finally got the news we have been waiting for which is an estimate for the release of Battle for Azeroth. Officially the expansion will be live on or before September 21st. Keep in mind we could see the expansion sooner. Along with this news, pre-purchase is now available for BFA. You can get yours today either via the launcher. 

The pre-purchase comes with the ability to unlock the Allied Races. Let's talk about what the pre-purchase looks like.

Standard Digital Version - $50

  • Access to Battle for Azeroth when the expansion is live.
  • A level 110 character boost which is usable right away
    • The boosted character ilvl is 855.
    • It comes with the class hall & artifact weapon of the spec you chose to boost.
    • Includes 3 relics to socket right away.
    • Most of the traits are added to the weapon already however, you will need to finish off some of the ¾ ranks and the additional traits added in a previous patch.
    • You get a few flight paths for Legion zones.
    • You also get your Dalaran Hearthstone.
  • Unlock and play 4 of the 6 Allied Races.

Digital Deluxe Version - $70

  • Access to Battle for Azeroth when the expansion is live.
  • A level 110 character boost which is usable right away.
  • Unlock and play 4 of the 6 Allied Races
  • World of Warcraft in-game items:
  • Hearthstone in-game items:
    • Battle for Azeroth Card back
  • Heroes of the Storm in-game items:
    • Primal Flamesaber Mount
      • The mount comes with 3 color variants: white, green and toast.
    • Starcraft II in-game items:
      • 2 Sprays: Horde & Alliance
    • Overwatch in-game items:
      • 2 Torbjorn voice lines: For the Alliance & For the Horde.
      • Emotes: 2 Tracer: Horde & Alliance Banner
      • 4 Sprays: Anduin, Sylvanas, Jaina, Vorak
      • 2 Player Icons: Kul Tiras & Zandalar
    • No mention of Diablo as of yet.

We do not currently have any information on the physical Collector’s Edition outside of this quote from Blizzard: "Later this year we will announce our retail-only Collector’s Edition, featuring art, music, and lore to celebrate the release of Battle for Azeroth".

Let’s talk about what you really want to know, Allied Races.

Allied Races

With the pre-purchase of either Digital version, you get the ability to unlock and play the 4 allied races now which are:

The Zandalari Trolls and the Dark Iron Dwarves will not be unlocked until the expansion as they are part of the story for BFA.

You will need to meet the requirements in order to get the quest instructing you to go see your faction leader at your embassy.

  • You need a level 110 on the server for the allied race faction you want to create.
  • If you want to unlock both Horde and Alliance allied races you will need to have a maxed character for both.
  • Each of the Allied Race unlocking quests is tied to the reputation and storyline achievements for that faction. Do not worry, this is account bound.

Allied Race Breakdown

Nightborne - Horde

  • Exalted with The Nightfallen
  • Insurrection achievement

Highmountain Tauren - Horde

Void Elves – Alliance

Lightforged Draenei - Alliance

The reward for unlocking each Allied Race outside of having more character creation options also includes that race's mount that you can use on other characters of that faction. Honestly, this alone was enough for me to unlock even the Allied Races I likely will not play. Free is free.

Once you have unlocked the Allied Race of your heart’s desire, you can create a new character and start leveling.

A few things to note:

  • Each allied race has its own heritage armor, you must level the character from its starting level which is 20 to 110. Once you do that you get an achievement and you unlock that races armor.
  • If you are not interested in the armor but rather just want to race change a current character to the allied race you unlocked, you can do that as well.

I also did a video highlighting which you can check out here:

Guides for unlocking the Allied Races can be found on Wowhead.

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