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Battle for Azeroth (might) let you play as an anthropomorphic fox

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The Vulpera are a race of adorable fox people who will be added to World of Warcraft in the upcoming expansion, Battle for Azeroth. The question is whether they’ll be a playable race in the expansion, and the datamines are increasingly pointing to an affirmative answer on that one.

Check out details on all the (confirmed) Allied Races in Battle for Azeroth.

The latest comes from Wowhead, showcasing new sets of animations and fur markings for Vulperan characters. Check out their adorable SleepUp animation, or any number of others in the dressing room model viewer. All this is a bit more elaborate than you’d expect from a purely NPC race, and that’s been the story for a while now, but it’s worth keeping your expectations in check.

In response to similar speculation a month ago, a Blizzard community manager said that “as we mentioned when race information for Lightforged Draenei and Void Elves was datamined during development of Patch 7.3, we’ve found that setting up certain races as though they were player characters can be highly advantageous for NPC customization in story content.”

The catch, of course, is that both those example races did become playable Allied Races. At this point, it may be more surprising if the Vulpera don’t make a playable appearance in Battle for Azeroth, but we’re still left to await official word. (It’s totally happening, right?)