World of Warcraft developer Blizzard confirmed that the next expansion for the blockbuster MMORPG will be titled “Warlords of Draenor” and will take place in the past.

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Despite what the naysayers will tell you, World of Warcraft is still a juggernaut of the MMORPG genre, and developer Blizzard isn’t letting up on the gas just yet.

Today, the newest expansion in the long running franchise was revealed. Dubbed Warlords of Draenor, the latest update will take players back in time to Draenor, the homeworld of the orcs. In the present timeline, this piece of land has been fragmented into the ‘Outland’.

“It is the era of an Old Horde, forged with steel rather than fel blood. A union of great orc clans, the Iron Horde, tramples the planet Draenor beneath terrifying war machines. Azeroth falls next. Worlds uncounted will follow”, says the official page of the expansion. “You must mount a desperate charge on Draenor – savage home of orcs and adopted bastion of stoic draenei – at this pivotal moment. Your allies are legends from across time; your fortress a foothold in an alien land. Lead the armies of one world against another…before the future itself is unmade.”

Warlords of Draenor is the fifth expansion for World of Warcraft, and it comes with some new features to add some spice to the aging formula, aside from the new area to explore, of course. The garrisons feature headlines the changes, adding the ability to create a home base on the world of Draenor and customize it to your liking. Other tweaks include an instant level up option for newcomers, new raids, and six new 5-player dungeons.

The Warlords of Draenor expansion will fight its way to PCs everywhere sometime in 2014.

Source: Eurogamer