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For possible future races for these expansions, see Future race ideas.

It was rumored that there would be 5-6 expansions to the world of Azeroth, mentioned in an interview by a leading person within Blizzard ("We have made concepts for this expansion, and we already have enough ideas for 5-6 more").[citation needed] 

Below are ideas by users where future World of Warcraft expansions could possibly visit after World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, the latest announced official expansion. The following are undeveloped regions that have enough content for an expansion pack. These ideas are grouped geographically:

General expansion ideas

The Emerald Dream

  • Related areas: Emerald Dream, Emerald Paradise, Emerald Nightmare, lesser, unfinished Emerald Dreams.
  • Possible new hero classes: dragonsworn, spirit walker.
  • Related intelligent/playable races: Children of Cenarius, sprite, furbolg, treant, dryad and satyr.
  • Related opposing forces: The Nightmare, Druids of the Nightmare, N'Zoth
  • Nethaera says: "As for the Emerald Dream, there are no plans for anything as of yet but it is a consideration for the future. The Emerald Dream opens up a lot of different opportunities and the Burning Crusade is definitely not going to be the last of the expansion packs. There are many different places and storylines that can be pursued. The story is going to keep growing and as it does so, people will get to experience it."
  • Metzen said: "The Emerald Dream is a nice idea and the team has talked about making it into an expansion many times. Building an entire expansion worth of zones around a green lush forest theme would get very boring, so the Emerald Dream would be better used as raid, dungeon, or a subzone, not an entire expansion."
  • Possible extra stuff: Spirit mounts you can use while corpse running, portals and/or shortcuts to several places in the world. Lore states that powerful druids can obtain supernatural abilities in the Dream, unknown if playable druids are powerful enough.


shortcut iconSee also: Emerald Dream expansion ideas

The Great Sea


shortcut iconSee also: Great Sea expansion ideas, Great sea race ideas, Cataclysm

Underground Azeroth

Time travel

Ancient Kalimdor before the Sundering

Old Horde/Alliance Wars

Great Dark

Return to Argus

Twisting Nether

  • Related areas: Other parts of former Draenor, because it is said that Draenor was much larger than Azeroth, so it is probable that Outland is not the only inhabited part. And maybe portals to other worlds that Illidan sealed.
  • Related opposing forces: Burning Legion, The Void, maybe some new currently unknown faction. Gul'dan's surviving death knights.
  • Related playable races: Broken, arakkoa, and ethereal.

Miscellaneous ideas

User expansion ideas

We welcome users to be creative and add their expansion ideas per policy. After your idea has been added in full, feel free to link to it on this page. Please use the subsection most relevant to your expansion idea's theme.

When you add your idea use the template {{fanfic user idea}}, and remember to help keep the list organized by placing your idea in alphabetical order (by user name).

This template assumes you created your expansion idea as a sub-page of your user page (User:username/expansion idea).
Example: {{fanfic user idea|user=Coobra|idea=Goblins are among us}}

See also