This is the motorcycle that will appear in WoW

For the Horde!

World of Warcraft will be receiving a new motorcycle design based on the winner of the Azeroth Choppers web series.

The winning design was announced on the World of Warcraft blog today, with the Horde team taking the win by vote count. Fans from all around the world were able to participate in voting.

The chopper will be launched in the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor expansion, which is scheduled to be released in Fall this year.

The Azeroth Choppers web series kicked off in April this year and finished with eight episodes. The show featured two teams of Blizzard developers who were led by custom motorcycle designer Paul Jr. in building two real-life motorcycles to represent the warring Horde and the Alliance factions respectively. The winning team would see their design implemented in-game.

Blizzard's senior vice president Chris Metzen took the lead for Team Alliance and art director Samwise Didier led Team Horde. For more on World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Zorine Te is an associate editor at GameSpot, and you can follow her on Twitter @ztharli
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Zorine “harli” Te is a long time Australian competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

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15 comments
Darkhol0w
Darkhol0w

Of course we would gonna get the Horde one..FOR THE HORDE! :D


Can't wait to use this in game once WoD hits.

Gigas_Yuu
Gigas_Yuu

Lol

this just proves the sheep Horde players that clamored "alliance iz bigger and is moar catered to" were dead wrong.

Faction loyalty and higher density wins. And it's Horde representation that are always at events. This bike looks awful and I look forward to 1 v 3ing anyone who rides this thing (since Horde always roll deep like gutless thugs)

King's Honor. 


Rusmurf
Rusmurf

So it will look exactly like that? LOL.....

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

So are there oil and rafineries in Azeroth now, or does it work on pure magic? Or is this going to be one of those "stop questioning everything I like" type of things where we should leave logic at home?

Minasodrom
Minasodrom

thx for spoiling the ending for me gs! :P

BrokenChaos666
BrokenChaos666

This isn't a surprise. I didn't watch any episodes and knew the Horde would win even if the bike was hideous.

billzihang
billzihang

Yawn.


Play Wildstar instead. It's like playing World of Warcraft as if it was a 2014 release, rather than a 2005 one.

zura_janai
zura_janai

now the alliance have something else to qq about

normanislost
normanislost

@xsonicchaos the type of thing that requires you to have played the games before spouting "logic" like warcraft 2 having oil as a resource

Mega_Skrull
Mega_Skrull

@xsonicchaos I remember there actually were refineries for you to build on oil spots on the sea in the old Warcraft 2, it was the third type of resource with gold and wood.

It also had the zeppelins and the gnome little helicopter thingies, so bikes aren't anything special.

I don't like the picture though, the look is a bit too modern