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by Published on 2024-04-20 11:48 PM

The War Within Alpha - Build 54311 - Required XP to Level Changes
The War Within Alpha updated the amount of experience required to level:
  • Level 1-10: Experience increased slightly
  • Level 11-50: Experience reduced by 16-18%
  • Level 51-70: Experience reduced significantly

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LevelDF XP RequirementTWW XP RequirementDifference
1 - 22502500.00%
2 - 35905950.85%
3 - 4106510851.88%
4 - 5167517152.39%
5 - 6242024852.69%
6 - 7330534053.03%
7 - 8432544603.12%
8 - 9548556603.19%
9 - 10677570053.39%
10 - 11820584903.47%
11 - 1297658135-16.69%
12 - 13110309195-16.64%
13 - 141236010315-16.55%
14 - 151375511490-16.47%
15 - 161522012720-16.43%
16 - 171675014010-16.36%
17 - 181834515355-16.30%
18 - 192000516755-16.25%
19 - 202173018215-16.18%
20 - 212352519730-16.13%
21 - 222538521305-16.07%
22 - 232731022930-16.04%
23 - 242930524620-15.99%
24 - 253136526360-15.96%
25 - 263349028160-15.92%
26 - 273568030015-15.88%
27 - 283793531925-15.84%
28 - 294026033895-15.81%
29 - 304265035920-15.78%
30 - 314510538000-15.75%
31 - 324559038355-15.87%
32 - 334600538655-15.98%
33 - 344636038895-16.10%
34 - 354665539080-16.24%
35 - 364688039210-16.36%
36 - 374704539280-16.51%
37 - 384714539295-16.65%
38 - 394718539255-16.81%
39 - 404716039155-16.97%
40 - 414707039000-17.14%
41 - 424691538785-17.33%
42 - 434670038520-17.52%
43 - 444642038195-17.72%
44 - 454607537810-17.94%
45 - 464567037370-18.17%
46 - 474520036875-18.42%
47 - 484467036325-18.68%
48 - 494407035715-18.96%
49 - 504341035050-19.26%
50 - 514269034330-19.58%
51 - 524756536235-23.82%
52 - 535260038195-27.39%
53 - 545778540195-30.44%
54 - 556313542250-33.08%
55 - 566863544350-35.38%
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57 - 588011048690-39.22%
58 - 598608550935-40.83%
59 - 609221553225-42.28%
60 - 6119481555560-71.48%
61 - 6221454057945-72.99%
62 - 6323480560380-74.29%
63 - 6425561062860-75.41%
64 - 6527694565390-76.39%
65 - 6629882067965-77.26%
66 - 6732123570590-78.03%
67 - 6834418573260-78.71%
68 - 6936767575980-79.34%
69 - 7039170078750-79.90%
70 - 71272685
71 - 72299660
72 - 73327295
73 - 74355580
74 - 75384525
75 - 76414120
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by Published on 2024-04-20 10:00 PM

Show Me Your Moves Achievement Soloable in Patch 10.2.6
The achievement Show Me Your Moves! is finally soloable after many years, being discovered as a hidden change in Patch 10.2.6. Thanks to Micwini from the Achievements Discord for the notice!

To prevent overlapping Devastating Combos, players have to use an ability or pet to tank the bosses away from one another. This can be done on the following classes:



Show Me Your Moves Achievement Guide
To complete Show Me Your Moves!, players have to dodge the five attacks from the Devastating Combo, use the Opportunistic Strike extra action button on any boss, and then complete the encounter.

NamePointsCategory
Show Me Your Moves!Defeat the Will of the Emperor in Mogu'shan Vaults on Normal or Heroic difficulty after all members of the raid execute an Opportunistic Strike on the same construct within a single Unbalanced phase.
10Pandaria Raid

Devastating Combo
Devastating Combo consists of five attacks in a random order of the following spells:
  • Devastating Arc - The boss strikes in a 25-yards hemispherical area to the left, right, or in the front of them.
    • How to avoid: Move away from the indicated blue slashes!
  • Stomp - The boss stomps the ground, damaging and stunning players within 12 yards.
    • How to avoid: Move away from the boss; however, not to far away to avoid getting pulled back in!

Opportunistic Strike


Achievement Tips
  • There is no time limit; take your time to learn the Devastating Combo attacks and how to dodge them.
  • Target yourself to prevent autoattacking the bosses by mistake and one-shotting them on high level characters.
  • You can teleport out quickly by using Garrison Hearthstone or Dalaran Hearthstone (5 second cast).
  • Set the Max Camera Distance to 2.6 with the Advanced Interface Options Addon or the following command:
    • /console cameraDistanceMaxZoomFactor 2.6
by Published on 2024-04-19 06:35 PM

Dragonflight Season 4 Content Update Notes
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dragonflight Season 4 arrives to World of Warcraft on April 23!

DRAGONFLIGHT SEASON 4


Powerful rewards await in Season 4 to deliver the best of what the Dragonflight expansion offers. Jump into the new Mythic+ dungeon rotation, rally your forces for new challenges in raids, prepare for the new PvP season, and ready yourselves for The War Within. [LEARN MORE]

Awakened Raids

  • Every week during Dragonflight Season 4, one of the three Dragonflight raids will become Awakened: Vault of the Incarnates; Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible; or Amirdrassil, the Dream's Hope. Enemies within Awakened raids are stronger and drop upgraded loot with a higher item level.
  • A buff that increases reputation gain with Dragonflight reputations will be enabled whenever a specific raid is Awakened:
    • Schedule
      • Vault of the Incarnates: Sign of Awakened Storms – Dragonscale Expedition, Maruuk Centaur, and Iskaara Tuskaar
      • Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible: Sign of Awakened Embers – Loamm Niffen, Soridormi, and Sabellian/Wrathion
      • Amirdrassil, the Dream's Hope: Sign of Awakened Dreams – Dream Wardens and Valdrakken Accord
      • All raids Awakened: All the above reputations are increased
  • All three raids will also drop a new tier token to exchange for new tier pieces with the appearance and set bonus combination that players voted for.
  • Earn 1 Antique Bronze Bullion a week per character by defeating Awakened bosses, with the cap rising by 1 each week. Note that if you miss a week, you'll be able to catch up to the current weekly max.
    • Exchange 2 Bullion for weapons and powerful items from the Dragonflight raids from the vendors in the Parting Glass in Valdrakken.
    • An additional vendor nearby sells Jigglesworth Sr mount for 3 Bullion and cosmetics that grant you the choice of any raid weapon appearance at any difficulty color for 1 Bullion each.
  • Legendary items will drop as usual from raids, but players who have previously obtained them can purchase a Scale of Awakening to upgrade their items to the Season 4 ilvls (base is 502 and can be upgraded further through Crests and Flightstones).
  • Rewards
    • Complete all three Awakened Dragonflight raids on Normal difficulty to receive the Voyaging Wildering dynamic flying mount.
    • Earn the new title, "Awakened Hero", for completing the Awakened raids on Heroic difficulty.
    • Those who complete the Awakened raids on Mythic difficulty are rewarded with Path Portals to the three raids.

Mythic+

  • Return to all eight Dragonflight dungeons for a refined and rewarding progression curve for Heroic, Mythic, and Mythic+ with better pacing and meaningful rewards: Ruby Life Pools, Brackenhide Hollow, The Nokhud Offensive, Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr, Neltharus, The Azure Vault, Halls of Infusion, and Algeth’ar Academy.
  • Rewards
    • Dedicated defenders can obtain the new Keystone Master mount, Infinite Armoredon, once the Dragonflight Keystone Master: Season 4 achievement is attained.
    • Earn the new title "The Draconic" after obtaining Dragonflight Keystone Conqueror: Season 4 when you reach a Mythic+ Rating of 1500 during Dragonflight Season 4.
    • "The Draconic Hero" can be earned from the achievement Draconic Hero: Dragonflight Season 4 when reaching a Mythic+ Rating in the top 0.1% of all players in your region.

PvP

  • Season 4 arrives with PvP rankings reset, new gear sets, mounts, titles, and more!
  • Rewards
    • Earn the Vicious Dreamtalon (Horde or Alliance version) for Rated Arena and Rated Battleground, and the Draconic Gladiator’s Drake and "Draconic Gladiator" title for earning the Draconic Gladiator: Dragonflight Season 4 achievement.
    • "Draconic Legend" title can be earned after attaining Draconic Legend: Dragonflight Season 4 when ending the season in the top 0.1% of the Solo Shuffle ladder.



DUNGEON CHANGES


Dragonflight Season 4 brings with it a variety of changes, including new adjustments to dungeons, their progression, and rewards. [LEARN MORE]

  • One of the most notable changes players can look forward to is the removal of the timer for Mythic Keystone dungeons for what are currently 0 and 10. Players can run through these dungeons at their own pace without the need to watch the clock while still honing their skills.
  • Heroic difficulty and rewards will move up to roughly the current level of Mythic 0. These dungeons will remain available to queue into via Group Finder (default hotkey: “I”), though the item level requirement to queue will also go up accordingly.
  • Mythic 0 difficulty and rewards will move up to roughly the current level of Mythic 8-10 (this is a bit hand-wavy - numerically it’s close to M10 but not having a timer at all or affixes really offsets that quite a bit).
  • The existing Mythic+ system will pick up where that leaves off, such that a Mythic 5 in Season 4 is roughly equivalent in difficulty, rewards, and M+ Rating awarded, to a Mythic 15 today.
    • Normal
      • This difficulty is unchanged.
    • Heroic
      • The tuning and rewards of this difficulty are increasing to be equivalent to a baseline Mythic (Mythic 0) dungeon in the current system.
      • Mythic difficulty changes and mechanics will not be present in this difficulty.
      • This remains a queueable experience.
    • Mythic
      • The tuning and rewards of this difficulty are increasing to the equivalent of a +10 dungeon with affixes in the current system.
      • There are no timers, affixes, or limitations on changing specializations or talents while in the dungeon.
      • The goal is to create a mega-dungeon like difficulty for this experience. This difficulty should present a meaningful challenge and provide commensurate rewards without the pressures of the current Mythic+ system.
      • Mythic 0 is still on a weekly lockout under this model.
    • Mythic+
      • The Mythic+ system will have rewards up to level 10, with +2 starting from what would regularly be a +11 in the current Mythic+ system.
        • A +5 should be as hard as a +15 and +10 should be as hard as a +20 in the current Mythic+ system etc.
      • Affixes would slot in at +2, +5, and +10
        • +2 - Fortified/Tyrannical
        • +5 - Entangling / Incorporeal etc.
        • +10 - Bursting / Bolstering etc.
      • Dungeon ratings should be equivalent to what they represent in the current system.
      • There should be a smaller range of keystone levels to find groups for, and more meaningful progression between each level.
  • At the beginning of Season 4, all Keystones will be reset to level 2, regardless of levels. This is done due to our difficulty refactoring of Mythic and Mythic+.
  • It’s important to note that the basic structure of dungeon rewards is not changing significantly, so what you would have earned for completing a Mythic 0 will be earnable in the Heroic difficulty dungeon instead.
  • Crest and Flightstone rewards are changing to match the same difficulty with only some minor adjustments.
    • Flightstone earnings for any given Mythic+ will match the equally challenging Mythic+ from previous seasons. This means that a Mythic +2 in Season 4 will give the same number of Flightstones as a Mythic +12 in Season 3 currently does. The rewards will continue to match difficulty, even if what we’re calling those difficulty changes.
    • Bonus Flightstone awards for increasing any party member’s Mythic+ score remain unchanged.
    • Whelpling Crests are no longer available from Mythic+ dungeons, as those difficulties no longer exist. Players can continue to collect Whelpling Crests from many outdoor sources.
    • Players will earn 10 Drake Crests on successful completion of a Mythic 0 dungeon, as there is no timer to beat.
    • Wyrm Crests will be available in Mythic +2 to Mythic +5 dungeons in the same quantities as existing Mythic+ dungeons.
    • Aspect Crests will be available in any Mythic difficulty from +6 and up, also in the same quantities as existing Mythic+ dungeons.



NORTHREND CUP

On April 30 through May 14, soar through the Northrend skies with the dragonrider racing event, Northrend Cup.

Challenge twelve races across Northrend in Normal, Advanced, and Reverse variations to earn Riders of Azeroth Badges to exchange for rewards with Maztha in Valdrakken. Complete all Northrend Cup races on Gold to earn the achievement Northrend Racing Completionist: Gold, Northrend Racer title, and Ruby Riders of Azeroth tabard. Head to Valdrakken and speak to Lord Andestrasz near the Rostrum of Transformation to pick up the initial quest.

New rewards are available for purchase with Riders of Azeroth Badges: Icy Drake Racer's transmog set and Checkered Pennant.



CLASSES

Developer's note: In Season 4, we're reducing the overall throughput of some healers to better align with our tuning goals as well as increase the comparative power of Holy Paladin, Preservation Evoker, and Holy Priest without needing to further escalate the capabilities of healers.

  • DRUID
    • Restoration
      • All healing done reduced by 5%. Does not apply in PvP combat.
  • MONK
    • Mistweaver
      • All healing done reduced by 13%. Does not apply in PvP combat.
  • PRIEST
    • Discipline
      • Developer's note: As part of our goal for balancing healers in raids, we would like to reduce raid healing output for Discipline Priest without affecting them in other content.
      • Atonement transfers 35% of damage to healing (was 40%).
      • Atonement healing increased by 70% outside of raids (was 50%).
  • SHAMAN
    • Restoration
      • All healing done reduced by 5%. Does not apply in PvP combat.



DUNGEONS AND RAIDS

  • LOOKING FOR RAID
    • In-combat resurrection spells in Looking for Raid difficulty now use the same shared-charge system as other raid difficulties.
    • Groups in Looking for Raid difficulty now start combat with six in-combat resurrection charges, and gain a charge every 90-150 seconds, depending on group size.
  • ABERRUS, THE SHADOWED CRUCIBLE
    • Echo of Neltharion
      • Volcanic Heart now targets 4 players on Mythic difficulty (was 5).
  • VAULT OF THE INCARNATES
    • Raszageth
      • Hurricane Wing's pushback strength reduced by 10% on all difficulties.
      • Lightning Devastation cast time increased to 4 seconds (was 3 seconds).
      • Flame Shield reduced by 23%.
      • Shattering Shroud healing absorb reduced by 20%.
  • DAWN OF THE INFINITE: HARD MODE
    • Dawn of the Infinite: Hard Mode tuning and rewards have been updated.
    • Hard mode does not have a timer and rewards a Hero track item. Hard mode is intended to be more challenging than a standard Mythic difficulty dungeon.
  • ALGETH’AR ACADEMY
    • General
      • Spellbound Scepter Arcane Rain has been removed.
      • Spellbound Scepter Mystic Blast can no longer be interrupted.
      • Spectral Invoker's Arcane Missiles damage reduced by 50%.
    • Encounters
      • Crawth
        • Firestorm frequency reduced to 8 seconds (was 5 seconds).
        • Savage Peck's initial damage reduced by 13%.
        • Savage Peck's periodic damage reduced by 33%.
        • Addressed an issue where Deafening Screech can go off after the cast is interrupted.
      • Vexamus
        • Mana Bomb periodic damage reduced by 20%.
        • Corrupted Mana now has a slight delay before inflicting damage to players inside of its effect.
      • Echo of Doragosa
        • New Mythic mechanic: Unleash Energy – The Echo of Doragosa unleashes powerful arcane energy, inflicting Arcane damage to all players and opening Arcane Rifts in nearby locations.
        • Astral Breath cast time has been increased to 3 seconds (was 2 seconds).
  • THE AZURE VAULT
    • General
      • Increased the Mythic+ timer by 2 minutes.
      • Crystal Fury
        • Piercing Shard now has a precast visual.
        • Piercing Shard impact area reduced by 25%.
      • Conjured Lasher Mystic Vapors will now be cast less frequently.
      • Arcane Tender's Erratic Growth cast time increased to 3.5 seconds (was 2.5 seconds).
      • Unstable Curator's Heavy Tome will now be cast less frequently.
      • Drakonid Breaker
        • Shoulder Slam's knockback has been removed.
        • Shoulder Slam now inflicts Physical damage and increases Physical damage taken by 10%.
        • Shoulder Slam will now be cast less frequently.
    • Encounters
      • Leymor
        • Erupting Fissures now follows current target player.
      • Azureblade
        • Reduced the frequency of periodic damage from Overwhelming Energy to every 2.5 seconds (was every 2 seconds).
      • Umbrelskul
        • Oppressive Miasma removed in Mythic difficulty.
        • Crystalize now pulses Arcane damage while the crystal is shielded.
        • Crackling Vortex now has a larger movement radius.
        • Detonating Crystals and Hardened Crystal now spawn closer to Umbrelskul's location
        • Addressed an issue where Detonating Crystals can fail to spawn.
  • BRACKENHIDE HOLLOW
    • General
      • Withering debuff
        • No longer stacks.
        • Periodic damage reduced by 16%.
        • Haste reduction increased to 10% (was 2%).
        • Movement reduction increased to 10% (was 2%).
      • Fetid Rotsinger
        • Decay Totem health reduced by 20%.
        • Addressed an issue where Withering cast by Decay Totem is inflicting more periodic damage than Withering from other sources.
      • Rotbow Stalker
        • Renamed to Rotbow Ranger.
        • Shoot now has a recast of 6 seconds.
        • Diseased Meat renamed to Rotten Meat, and is now a Poison dispel.
      • Brackenhide Shaper Summon Lashers and Touch of Decay have been removed.
      • Stinkbreath
        • Violent Whirlwind radius reduced to 6 yards (was 7 yards).
        • Stink Breath now locks facing after targeting a player.
        • Stink Breath now has a visual while casting.
      • Wilted Oak
        • Necrotic Breath's casting visual has been updated.
        • Necrotic Breath's cone width has been adjusted to match with the new visual.
      • Gutstabber Withering Poison has been removed.
      • Bracken Warscourge Bloody Bite has been removed.
      • Claw Fighter Bloody Bite has been removed.
      • Decay Speaker Rotchanting Totem has been removed.
    • Encounters
      • Hackclaw’s War-Band
        • Predatory Instincts Haste bonus reduced to 5% (was 10%).
        • Mark for Butchery damage frequency increased to 1 second (was 0.5 seconds).
        • Gash Frenzy damage reduced by 21%.
        • Gash Frenzy duration reduced to 15 seconds (was 45 seconds).


  • HALLS OF INFUSION
    • General
      • Dungeon checkpoint added after defeating Gulping Goliath.
      • Normalized the spawn rate of Crashing Tsunami during the gauntlet.
      • Containment Apparatus' Containment Beam damage reduced by 42%.
      • Primalist Galesinger
        • Wind Buffet and Thunderstorm have been removed.
        • New ability: Thunderstrike – Inflicts Nature damage to all players within 7 yards of impact.
      • Primalist Earthshaker Rumbling Earth rim visual will no longer clip into the terrain.
    • Encounters
      • Watcher Irideus
        • Titanic Fist now has a visual during cast.
        • Power Overload now has a rim visual around afflicted player.
        • Power Field now gradually grows to its full size.
      • Khajin the Unyielding
        • Added rim visuals on Ice Boulders that will trigger Avalanche.
      • Primal Tsunami
        • Cast Away now occurs at 60% health (was 100% energy).
  • NELTHARUS
    • General
      • Each Burning Chain can only be used once.
      • Burning Chain now stuns all enemies in it and increases their damage taken by 50% for 5 seconds.
    • Encounters
      • Chargath
        • Fiery Focus pulsing damage near the Chargath has been removed.
        • Fiery Focus now channels damage on current target.
        • Grounding Chain now persists on defeated player.
        • Grounding Chain now does a small knockback to the player when applied.
      • Warlord Sargha
        • Curse of the Dragon Hoard now stacks.
        • Curse of the Dragon Hoard duration reduced from to 30 seconds (was 5 minutes).
        • Azure Stone of Might has been removed.
  • THE NOKHUD OFFENSIVE
    • General
      • Nokhud Longbow
        • Multi-Shot has been removed.
        • Rain of Arrows will now be cast less frequently.
      • Nokhud Beastmaster Hunt Prey damage bonus reduced by 25%.
      • Desecrated Ohuna Rotting Wind initial damage reduced by 30%.
      • Ukhel Beastcaller Desecrating Roar frequency reduced by 25%.
      • Nokhud Thunderfist Storm Shock has been removed.
      • Primalist Stormspeaker Storm Bolt has been removed.
    • Encounters
      • Balakar Khan
        • Frequency of Stormwinds during intermission has been reduced to every 10 seconds (was every 6 seconds).
  • RUBY LIFE POOLS
    • General
      • Primal Terrasentry Stone Missiles has been removed.
      • Primalist Flamedancer
        • Blaze of Glory now has a 1 second delay before inflicting damage around the caster.
        • Flame Dance’s end of channel damage reduced by 25%.
    • Encounters
      • Kyrakka and Erkhart Stormvein
        • Infernocore duration increased to 4 seconds (was 3 seconds).
        • Infernocore periodic damage reduced by 25%.
        • Flamespit targets reduced to 2 (was 3).
  • ULDAMAN: LEGACY OF TYR
    • General
      • Reduced the Mythic+ timer by 1 minute.
    • Encounters
      • The Lost Dwarves
        • Fiery Surge damage reduced by 75%.
        • Fiery Surge's frequency has been significantly reduced – One dwarf reduced by 33%, two dwarves reduced by 50%, and three dwarves reduced by 100%.
        • Burning Pitch maximum radius reduced to 6 yards (was 10 yards).
        • Fiery Surge and Burning Pitch now properly scales with key level.
        • Fixed an issue where Heavy Arrow was damaging pets.
      • Sentinel Talondras
        • Earthen Shards initial damage reduced by 20%.
        • Earthen Shards periodic damage reduced by 12.5%.
      • Emberon
        • Burning Heat duration reduced to 6 seconds (was 10 seconds).
        • Seeking Flame’s visual has been adjusted to no longer clip into the terrain.



ITEMS

  • Revival Catalyst charges have been reset to 1. One charge is earned each week (was every 2 weeks).



PLAYER VERSUS PLAYER

  • Honor gained from the Battleground Blitz Brawl now contributes towards the PvP track in the Great Vault.
  • MONK
    • Mistweaver
      • Ancient Teachings healing transfer amount reduced to 375% in PvP combat (was 412%).
  • PRIEST
    • Discipline
      • Atonement healing increased by 35% in PvP combat (was 15%).
by Published on 2024-04-19 06:26 PM

The War Within Alpha - Delves Feature Overview
Blizzard has posted an overview of Delves, the new dynamic experiences that can be played solo or with up to four friends in The War Within.

by Published on 2024-04-19 05:46 PM

This Week in WoW - April 19, 2024
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Catch up on all the latest World of Warcraft news from the last week—take a tour through The War Within in the WoWCast developer chat, pre-purchase the World of Warcraft®: The War Within™ 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition, get a closer look at the new Warbands System, and more!



WoWCast Developer Chat: Go Into the War Within

Join Game Director Ion Hazzikostas and Associate Art Director Tina Wang as they sit down with Community Manager and host Bethany Stout to take you into The War Within™.


The alpha test is right around the corner and we look forward to moving into the next phase of development of The War Within with you. Learn more about what’s ahead from The War Within™ website.



Pre-Purchase the World of Warcraft®: The War Within™ 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition


World of Warcraft®: The War Within™ arrives this year1, and the wings of a grand new adventure will spread widely across the next three expansions.2 Be a part of the epic story that commemorates the first 20 years of World of Warcraft and sets new foundations for Azeroth's future!3

The World of Warcraft: The War Within 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition is now available for pre-purchase and comes with an array of rare and commemorative items to aid in your journey into the depths of Azeroth.

  • The Art of The War Within—Leaf through the visual evolution of The War Within expansion with this beautifully bound lexicon filled with exclusive art.
  • Collectible Pin—Featuring Thrall, Anduin, and Alleria primed for battle.
  • World of Warcraft 20th Anniversary Gryphon Rider Statue—Perched and ready to defend from above.


The collector's edition is available for pre-purchase exclusively on the Blizzard Gear Store. It includes everything in The War Within Epic Edition—an Enhanced Level 70 Character Boost, 1,000 Trader's Tender4, 30 Days of Game Time, plus more!
Already pre-purchased an edition of The War Within? No problem! These three new commemorative collectibles can still be added to your trove. When you purchase the World of Warcraft: The War Within 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition, you’ll receive a Battle.net® balance reimbursement for your previous purchase to use in-game or on Battle.net.

Additional retail options for residents in Australia and New Zealand: EB Games (AU) | EB Games (NZ) | JB Hi-Fi (AU) | The Gamesmen (AU) | Mighty Ape (NZ) |

1Available on or before December 31, 2024. Requires World of Warcraft Subscription or Game Time.
2Future expansions not included in WoW®: The War Within™ purchase.
3Requires World of Warcraft Subscription or Game Time. If you already have Dragonflight on your account, it will not be re-granted.
4An active World of Warcraft Subscription or Game Time is required to acquire and use Trader's Tender. Trader's Tender does not expire regardless of Subscription or Game Time status.



The War Within: Warbands Preview

Get a closer look at the new Warbands System with the World of Warcraft development team.

With public access to The War Within test phase just around the corner, we want to share more details about what’s in development for Warbands.

What are Warbands?


The new Warbands system being introduced in The War Within will encompass all of the characters on a player’s Battle.net account as well as the items, collections, and progression they share.

It’s important to note that your Warband is limited to characters within a single region (i.e., Americas, Europe, Korea, Taiwan) but spans every realm, faction, and even subscription you may have within that region

Many aspects of World of Warcraft have been shared across your account for a long time—essentially a Warband. This includes your collection of pets, mounts, transmogs, heirlooms, and more. With the release of Warbands, we are significantly expanding what additional aspects of the game have Warband integration. To name just a few changes:

  • New reputations and Renown tracks will be Warband-wide.
  • A new Warband bank will allow you to easily store and share items between your characters.
  • The ability to collect most item appearances with any character in your Warband, regardless of their ability to equip the gear.

Goals of the Warband System

  • Make playing alternate (alt) characters easier and more enjoyable – Data shows that many players already have an alt or two (or ten) and enjoy playing them, so we want to make playing them even better.
  • Switch between characters without falling behind – There will always be a lot of character-specific progression in World of Warcraft, such as high-end gearing, but wherever it’s appropriate, moving progression onto your Warband should allow you to freely play multiple characters without losing efficiency or long-term progress.
  • Acknowledge the player behind the screen – In other words, wherever possible, we want to celebrate your accomplishments within your Warband, not only on your character, so you can carry those accomplishments with you to whichever character you choose to play.
  • Clarify which aspects of the game are account-wide versus character-specific – It hasn’t always been clear which parts of the game apply to your characters versus your account. We've taken this opportunity to clarify these differences in the UI, as well as replacing the term "account" with "Warband" throughout the game.

Learn more about Warbands in our previously published article.



Sign Up To Test The War Within

Make an early descent into World of Warcraft®: The War Within™. You'll journey through never-before-seen subterranean worlds filled with hidden wonders, earn the trust of the new Earthen allied race, and face an ancient evil lurking in the darkness when you sign up for the beta!



Getting Started

Join us in testing The War Within. Players who have opted in can be selected to be testers, and invitations will go out regularly throughout the test. If selected to participate in the beta test, your Battle.net account will already be flagged for access.

  • Make sure your graphics drivers are up to date.
  • Run the Battle.net® desktop app—it may need to update itself if you haven't run it recently. If you don't have the app installed, get started here.
  • Once Battle.net is installed and updated, select World of Warcraft from the list of games.
  • In the Game Version drop-down menu above the Play button, choose The War Within (listed under In Development) option, then click Install.
  • Allow installation to complete, click Play, and select any available Test Servers.
  • Create a new test character or use the character copy to import your existing Dragonflight character.
  • Enter the game and test the available content.

If you have issues installing and operating The War Within Beta, please check our Common Technical Issues and Solutions to begin troubleshooting.



Take a Dive into Plunderstorm’s Plundersurge Now!


Hoist the sails and batten down the hatches; a Plundersurge has arrived!

Dive into the battle-royale-inspired Plunderstorm1 event now to double the reputation earned (including the winner's bonus) from all sources of Plunder during the Plundersurge! This bootyful opportunity lasts until Plunderstorm ends on April 30, helping scallywags catch up on rewards.

Set Sail for the Plunderstorm

Plunge into a challenging battle that earns excellent rewards for World of Warcraft® Modern and Classic progression realms. All you have to do is survive…and plunder. Can't seem to stay in the realm of the living? No problem. Plunderers still gain progression that helps unlock new rewards.

Each match is 10-15 minutes long and has 60 players per match, with the winner being the last one standing. Level up and acquire new abilities and spells by killing creatures and enemies, looting chests, and avoiding the encroaching storm.

Prepare to Plunder

Plunderstorm is perfect for pick-up and play! No expansion purchase is required, but a World of Warcraft Subscription or Game Time is needed to participate in a high-stakes, play-by-the-seat-your-pants match. This means that Classic players can also participate in a plethora of plundering fun by simply installing the modern (Live) World of Warcraft client:

  • Launch the Battle.net desktop app.
  • Click the World of Warcraft icon at the top. If the icon is missing, click on All Games and select the game from the list.
  • On top of the Install button is a drop-down menu. Confirm that you wish to install World of Warcraft.
  • Click Install.

Once you’re in modern WoW:

  • Select Plunderstorm2 from the World of Warcraft game menu to get into the action.
  • Create a new, ready-to-play character—player characters are unique to this event. You don't need previous knowledge of races and classes to chart your course for mayhem.
  • Choose between Solo or—to play with your Battle.net friends—make a group from the Plunderstorm character screen and select Duo. If queued for a Duo without a partner, you'll be automatically matched with one. You can also access chat, customize characters, and see the queue from the Character Select Screen.

1 Requires World of Warcraft® Subscription or Game Time.
2Plunderstorm is accessed from the World of Warcraft® game menu but exists outside of player progression in World of Warcraft® and Wrath of the Lich King Classic™.



The War Within alpha test begins this weekend. Check in each week to stay up to date on World of Warcraft news and all the latest developments!

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