This expansion has Azeroth's heroes come back from crossing the Dark Portal after thwarting Illidan Stormrage and Kil'jaeden's plans to defend their homeland from the Lich King, Arthas, and his scourge army.
At first, both the Alliance and Horde factions begin the story by fending for themselves, but eventually, they realize that they must work together in order to defeat this formidable foe.
Knowing this, players will want to be able to go through the experience as either of the factions as each one has a unique experience during the expansion, including new racial abilities as well.
That begs the question: will WoW Classic WotLK have Faction Changes?
Will WoW Classic WotLK have Faction Changes?
After much deliberation from Blizzard's side, both Faction changes and Race changes will be available for WoW Classic WotLK. However, it won't be doable during the expansion's initial release.
Originally, the devs planned to not offer Faction and Race changes for the new frozen-themed expansion as in their eyes "it removed some of that fantasy feeling of having dramatically different physical attributes that affect" player gameplay.
This was until plenty of player feedback called for the features to be able to play with friends without having to create an entirely new character.
Once a player faction changes they will keep their achievements, accomplishments, and any mounts earned on that specific character.
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How to Faction Change in WoW Classic WotLK
As of right now, presumably due to the expansion not having been released yet, Blizzard hasn't confirmed how Faction changes will work. However, if character server transfers can serve as any indication, players could possibly expect it to work the same way.
In order for players to server transfer their characters all they have to do is log on, click on "Shop" in the bottom left-hand corner, peruse through the available servers, choose the character they want to Faction change, and that's it.
Once inside the Faction changing menu, they'll have the ability to choose between any of the races of the opposite faction. It's worth noting that in order to be able to Faction change the class being Faction changed must be available in the race that is being chosen. This means that if you're a Troll Shaman you can't change into a Human, and so on and so forth.