WoW: Wrath of the Lich King - 7.31.2007

The name of the next WoW expansion has been officially leaked.

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

Earlier today over at MMO-Champion, someone posted an apparent 'leak' on the forums (with VERY bad grammar I may add). While Boubouille, the owner of MMO-Champion, has been recently deleting all threads with apparent 'leaks' in them, he kept this one up. I began to think. Have we got something here? Sure enough, Boubouille posted in the thread saying that this is definitely true. Still don't believe random people on the 'interwebz'? Go to and then do the same thing in another window, except replace 'wrath' with ANY other word. See it?

One odd thing though. The same poster who ended up knowing next expansion's name also claims that it will include Northrend (duh!) and Arthas (duh again!), the new level cap will be 75 (hmmm), and finally that a new class will be announced but not playable at BlizzCon - the Death Knight.

Personally, I like that level cap. I don't think that it should be 80, at least for this expansion. (I think 80 [or maybe 85] should be the final level cap.) Now, for the class, it may seem cliche, but I've always wanted to play a Death Knight. I just love the idea.

What I really think is weird is that we believe this 'leakster' about the name of the next expansion, but not about the new level cap and class? Come on people, if he's right about one thing that's very specific, I'm sure we can believe him about two other things that could possibly even be guesses.

UPDATE: Want more proof? The Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK), the German version of the ESRB, has rated a title called World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King for ages 12 and up.

P.S. - Sorry TB, looks like it's Northrend.

-Matt Graham

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