- The official trailer appeared on Youtube.
Patch 4.1 on Live Servers this Week
The patch is now available in weird places of the internet and we reached the point where we can pretty much confirm that the patch will be deployed on live realms this week. The "pretty much" is only here if an apocalypse happens and Blizzard has to postpone the patch (but it never happened).
It's time for the super-giant recap of the patch features, with highlights on the most interesting stuff. Enjoy!
Patch 4.1 Dungeon Call To Arms Interface/Mechanics
The new Dungeon Call to Arms feature allows you to get extra rewards if you are one of the most needed role in the LFD dungeon system. If the screenshots below aren't enough, check out the official posts!
The Call to Arms work as follow:
New Valor Points and Daily Dungeons gains in Patch 4.1
One of the fairly awesome change of this patch is the change to daily dungeon bonus rewards. You no longer have to run the daily dungeon every day to get your valor points, there is now a weekly cap of 7 dungeons that you can run at any time: You can run 7 dungeons on sunday and get all your valor points for the week!
New Dungeons - Zul'aman and Zul'gurb (Heroic 5-Man)
Originally Posted by Lylirra
Zul'aman and Zul'Gurub are back as heroic-only dungeons! You can check out the video previews from OMFGCata
and the Yogscast
, the official preview from the link below, and the loot list (with screenshots)!
Heirloom Tanking Items introduced in Patch 4.1
A new set of tanking heirloom has been added in this patch, this set is available from your regular sources of heirlooms (vendors, guild rewards, etc ...). I also included the legs part of this set but it is not available in game yet
Maelstrom Crystals and Honor/Justice conversion in Patch 4.1
In this patch you can buy Maelstrom Crystal
from your honor and justice reward vendors. You can also convert your Honor Points into Justice Points and vice versa.
Patch 4.1: Guild Challenges
Patch 4.1 Archaeology Rewards
Originally Posted by Blizzard
Patch 4.1 adds a couple of Archaeology rewards to the game. The Fossile and Troll branches are getting some love and you should be able to find these new rare items after the patches.
Poseidus and Reins of Poseidus on PTR 4.1
ChaosStorm posted on the forums during PTR testing
and confirmed that the Reins of Poseidus
now drop from Poseidus in the Abyssal Depths (Vashj'ir). According to his post the mount is usable in other water environment
, the mount has a 270% speed in Vashj'ir
and 108% speed in other areas
Also, all the group rare elites spawning in Cataclysm zones got new ilvl 359 Bind on Equip epic items in Patch 4.1
Winged Guardian Video Preview
The Winged Guardian
is included in the game files and could be available shortly after the release of the patch. The mount will be available from the Blizzard store at some point after the release of Patch 4.1 and includes a very nice light effect on the wings, check out the video!
Target position on Minimap in Patch 4.1
Patch 4.1 adds a very useful feature to the game, anything you target will now have its position displayed on the minimap! It's obviously very useful when you're looking for a NPC after using the /target command and I'm sure it will make a couple of rare elite hunters happy. (Unless you have NPCScan
, in this case you're probably already happy)
Patch 4.1 Cooking and Fishing Daily Quests
New Cooking and Fishing Dailies have been added to Darnassus, Ironforge, Thunder Bluff, and Undercity in this patch.
Patch 4.1: Rise of the Zandalari Features
Last but not least, the official preview and patch notes!
Originally Posted by Blizzard