Quests up to and including the scenario are available starting August 7, 2018 for those who pre-ordered World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Battle for Azeroth; it becomes available for all players on August 13 - 14, 2018.

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The Battle for Lordaeron, sometimes referred to as the Siege of Lordaeron,[1] serves as the beginning for the Battle for Azeroth expansion. After players pick up an introductory breadcrumb quest, the Alliance lay siege to the Undercity while the Horde defend. It is only available for 110-level characters. These events occur after the War of the Thorns pre-expansion event.

Official description

The call to battle resounds throughout Azeroth. For the Alliance, the time has come to take Warchief Sylvanas Windrunner and her Horde to task for the innocent lives claimed in Teldrassil — and retake the former human city of Lordaeron as their own. For the Horde, their task is to defend the Undercity, home to the Forsaken, from the Alliance and retain their foothold within the Eastern Kingdoms.

Story

As mentioned in the official description above, this story shows the repercussions of the War of the Thorns and the burning of Teldrassil by the Horde. In retaliation, Anduin Wrynn musters the might of the Alliance to lay siege to the Undercity, hoping to bring Sylvanas to justice and fold the kingdom of Lordaeron back into the Alliance.

Sylvanas expects such an attack and readies her blight, much to the horror of Saurfang, who largely abandons her side. As the Alliance approaches, she lets loose with the plague, killing and raising both Alliance and Horde soldiers into undeath. Only the sudden appearance of Jaina Proudmoore counters this, as she uses her magic to dissipate the blight in order for Anduin and the Alliance leadership to push through to the throne room.

There, Anduin, Genn Greymane, Jaina, and Alleria Windrunner confront Sylvanas in the throne room. Despite a bitter exchange of words and the Alliance clearly having the upper hand, Sylvanas gets the last laugh as Nathanos Blightcaller, under her orders, detonates more of the blight throughout the entirety of the capital. She escapes in the explosions, thinking her foes vanquished, but Jaina has teleported them all to safety. Thus, the Battle for Azeroth officially begins.

Quests

Both Alliance and Horde players have a quest line to follow that includes the Battle for Lordaeron scenario, acquiring the Heart of Azeroth, and leading to the introductory zone for each faction.

Alliance

Quest chain

  1. A [110] Hour of Reckoning
  2. A [110] The Battle for Lordaeron
  3. B [110] A Dying World
  4. B [110] The Heart of Azeroth
  5. B [110] Infusing the Heart
  6. A [110] The Speaker's Imperative
  7. A [110] Tides of War
  8. A [110] The Nation of Kul Tiras
  9. A [110] Daughter of the Sea
  10. A [110] Out Like Flynn
  11. A [110] Get Your Bearings
  12. A [110] The Old Knight
  13. A [110] Sanctum of the Sages & Ferry Pass
  14. A [110] A Nation Divided

Horde

Quest chain

  1. H [110] Hour of Reckoning
  2. H [110] The Battle for Lordaeron
  3. B [110] A Dying World
  4. B [110] The Heart of Azeroth
  5. B [110] Infusing the Heart
  6. H [110] The Speaker's Imperative
  7. H [110] Mission Statement
  8. H [110] The Stormwind Extraction
  9. H [110] Welcome to Zuldazar
  10. H [110] Rastakhan
  11. H [110] Speaker of the Horde
  12. H [110] To Matters at Hand
  13. H [110] We Need Each Other

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