Torghast is an upcoming feature of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, the next significant expansion for what is arguably the most successful MMO of all time. We got to try it out for ourselves recently, and we’re pretty optimistic.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is an upcoming expansion for Blizzard’s wildly successful MMO, taking players into the depths of the Azerothian afterlife.
Each World of Warcraft (WoW) expansion has come with a new leveling experience, complete with hundreds of new quests, story beats, and dungeons. In recent years, WoW expansions have come with additional systems too, which feed into the endgame content that gives players incentives to stay in the game.
The previous expansion, Battle for Azeroth, launched with several systems that simply didn’t land well. We wrote in our review how Island Expeditions were arbitrary AoE grind fests, feeing an unrewarding Azerite necklace system that only really came into its own with several post-launch updates. Blizzard’s attempt to add some RTS flavor with the Warfronts system also fell flat, owing to their relatively simplistic (and tedious) gameplay flow.
It’s with this in mind that I came into World of Warcraft Shadowlands’ “Torghast” roguelike dungeon system, which might actually shed the curse of Battle for Azeroth’s supporting systems, with potential to become a pillar feature of all WoW expansions moving forward.
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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
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15-years still going strong
Despite some issues, Battle for Azeroth’s endgame raids and dungeons remain a ton of fun to experience with friends, especially if you’re a returning player.