Blizzard increased draw distance of World of Warcraft with Legion Update

Jun

6

2016

Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft: Legion not only includes new content, but also presents a graphical improvement of the game. Because the draw distance is increased, it becomes possible to look further and see objects at greater distances.

The graphical improvements are made ​​with the arrival of Legion, will not only be visible in the new area Broken Isles, but also in the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor, writes Blizzard. Compared to World of Warcraft: Warlords is the distance from where players can watch, doubled in the virtual world. When ultra-setting is currently 1300 game units in Legion is that equivalent institution in 2600 units.

Blizzard says it can enable the enhanced draw distance by implementing “level of detail” in 3D models in the game. Objects, such as trees and buildings that are located at a distance, can therefore be represented with fewer polygons, which requires less processing power. Also, the developer has optimizations carried out in the manner in which water and ground are displayed.

In Legion will the graphics settings to be adjusted. The options Low, Fair, Good, High and Ultra disappear and give way to a scale of 1 to 10. According to Blizzard 3 corresponds to Low and 7 similar to High. The highest possibility of setting 10 offers a higher picture quality than current Ultra-setting, the draw distance this rises to 3,500 units game.

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