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This Week in World of Warcraft - July 12 News Recap
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Catch up on the latest World of Warcraft news from the last week in This Week in WoW!



The War Within™ Pre-Expansion Content Update Goes Live July 23


Big changes arrive with the introduction of Warbands, Skyriding, class and system updates, and more with the pre-expansion content update.

Take part in a new event, Radiant Echoes, and begin your first steps into the continuing story that will take you into the unexplored depths of Azeroth. The War Within goes live on August 26 at 3:00 pm PDT globally. Players who have purchased the Epic Edition of The War Within will take part in Early Access beginning August 22.

Visions of Azeroth

Strange visions are calling to the heroes of Azeroth. Players who have reached level 70 and have completed the final chapter of the Dragonflight questline will be called to take their next steps into the story leading into The War Within with the first part of the "Visions of Azeroth" questline.

Take to the Skies with Skyriding


Dragonriding is here to stay and available for many flying mounts in all flyable areas. Players can also toggle between Skyriding (previously known as dynamic flight) or the flying style introduced originally in The Burning Crusade (TBC), which we’re calling Steady Flight. Learn more about Skyriding in our previously published article.

To learn more about what is coming with The War Within Pre-Expansion content update, read through our previously published article.



Season of Discovery Phase 4 Now Live!

Level to 60, discover new class runes, enter the Molten Core raid dungeon to face Ragnaros, and more in the latest phase.


New World Event: Blackrock Eruption

The raw power of Ragnaros’ summoning is causing an upheaval in Blackrock Mountain. Players can experience more of the story behind this upheaval and take part in the recurring event and the associated quests while this event is active.

This timed event occurs every 2 hours with additional creature spawns, daily quests, and bonus honor rewards from PvP within Blackrock Mountain.

Increase your reputation with the Thorium Brotherhood and earn access to valuable crafting materials and other rewards.

Raid Boss Schedule

World Bosses

Experience Lord Kazzak and Azuregos on July 18 at 1:00 p.m. PDT globally as brand-new instanced versions of these encounters. These encounters can be experienced with up to 40 players but will be tuned as 20-player content, making them both pick-up-group-friendly with 40 players, but also giving players the option to maximize their rewards by attempting them with 20-players.

Molten Core and Onyxia’s Lair Raid Dungeons

Prepare to take on Ragnaros and Onyxia in their lairs on July 25 at 1:00 p.m. PDT globally.

Experience Molten core as a 20-player dungeon with 10 classic bosses (+1,) revamped loot, redesigned Tier 1 sets, and more. Players will also be able to turn up the heat with a new variable difficulty mechanic allowing players to earn more rewards from undertaking a higher difficulty. Don’t forget your fire resist gear! You are going to need it. We’ll be adding one more surprise to this classic raid dungeon for intrepid adventurers to discover.

Onyxia will also be adjusted to accommodate 40 or fewer players along with some additional loot adjustments.

New Raid Lockout interval

Raid lockouts for all raids in Season of Discovery Phase 4 will now occur two times a week on static reset days. Players in North America will have their resets on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Europe on Wednesdays and Sundays, and players in Asia on Thursdays and Mondays.



Get the Band Together for Warbands

Expand the potential of all your World of Warcraft® characters with account-wide progression across your Battle.net® account, regardless of faction—including shared Renown, a Warband bank, Achievements, Collections, and more!


With the arrival of The War Within, upon first logging into World of Warcraft, the Warband conversion process automatically enables many of the game's progression systems to be account-wide. Players will not need to log into each character individually for all progression, items, etc., to convert; however, there may be a short wait for the system to completely process your Warband the first time you log in. The Warband conversion process can take up to 20 minutes or longer, and depending on the amount of data being processed, there could be a login queue.

The new Warbands system is effective for all characters on a player's Battle.net account and the items, Collections, and progression they share. It's important to note that your Warband is limited to characters within a single region (for example, the Americas or Europe) but spans every realm, faction, and even subscription you may have within that region.

Learn more about Warbands in our overview article.



The War Within: Radiant Echoes Event Overview


Confront the memories of Azeroth during the new pre-expansion event and collect Residual Memories to purchase new items to add to your Warband collection.

When: July 30 – August 26
Where: Dalaran (hub), Dragonblight, Dustwallow Marsh, and Searing Gorge
Currency: Residual Memories – Half-forgotten memories can be glimpsed in the light playing across this iridescent powder.
Levels: 10-70

Players with and without The War Within™ will be able to take part in this event for its duration. Learn more about this event in our overview article.



Have a Hoot with Owlsome Friends


Expand your collection of mounts and pets with some owlsome friends—the Charming Courier Mount and the Swoopy owl pet—in the skies and on the ground. Your adventures will owlways be a hoot.

Add the Charming Courier owl mount (with Skyriding!) to your multitude of mounts, spread your wings, and swiftly swoop into the skies! Purchase a 6-Month Subscription and get the Charming Courier mount for Modern, along with the Swoopy owl pet to journey with your Cataclysm Classic™ characters. The mount and pet are also available for separate purchase through the Battle.net Shop.

Players on existing 6-Month or 12-Month recurring subscription plans with a future renewal date will receive the Charming Courier mount and the Swoopy pet at no additional charge, no later than July 23, 2024 (must be redeemed by January 31, 2025) through the Battle.net launcher.




Paid Character Transfer Service Update Ahead


With the launch of The War Within™ pre-expansion content update arriving on July 23, we will be disabling the Paid Character Transfer (PCT) service for transfers between Battle.net® accounts.

This service will still be available to use between realms and between World of Warcraft® accounts within a single Battle.net account. Please be aware that transfers between Battle.net accounts will not be available after the pre-expansion update has gone live. Any transfer tokens that you have saved to use on a transfer between Battle.net accounts should be used before this time.



Follow along on the official World of Warcraft news site for all the latest developments as we journey through the week together.
by Published on 2024-07-12 06:07 PM

Paid Character Transfer Service Update on July 23
Blizzard has announced that the Character Transfer Service for different Battle.net accounts will be disabled on July 23rd, when the War Within Pre-Expansion Patch goes live.

Note that account merging (moving World of Warcraft accounts from one Battle.net account to another) was already disabled last year.

With these two changes in place, players will no longer have the option to participate in illicit activities such as purchasing characters with extremely rare and prestigious rewards like Corrupted Ashbringer, Black Qiraji War Tank, Reins of the Black Proto-Drake, and Gladiator Mounts.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With the launch of The War Within™ pre-expansion content update arriving on July 23, we will be disabling the Paid Character Transfer (PCT) service for transfers between Battle.net® accounts.

This service will still be available to use between realms and between World of Warcraft® accounts within a single Battle.net account. Please be aware that transfers between Battle.net accounts will not be available after the pre-expansion update has gone live. Any transfer tokens that you have saved to use on a transfer between Battle.net accounts should be used before this time.
by Published on 2024-07-11 11:33 PM

The War Within - Warbands Official Preview
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Expand the potential of all your World of Warcraft® characters with account-wide progression across your Battle.net® account, regardless of faction—including shared Renown, a Warband bank, Achievements, Collections, and more!



Getting The Band Together

Upon first logging into World of Warcraft, the Warband conversion process automatically enables many of the game's progression systems to be account-wide. Players will not need to log into each character individually for all progression, items, etc., to convert; however, there may be a short wait for the system to completely process your Warband the first time you log in. The Warband conversion process can take up to 20 minutes or longer, and depending on the amount of data being processed, there could be a login queue.

The new Warbands system is effective for all characters on a player's Battle.net account and the items, Collections, and progression they share. It's important to note that your Warband is limited to characters within a single region (for example, the Americas or Europe) but spans every realm, faction, and even subscription you may have within that region.



Just Hangin' Out


When you log in to the game, you'll see a selection of your characters on the login screen, waiting for you to choose who you will go on your next adventure with.


You can assign four characters to one scene, with more scenes planned for you to collect in the future. In addition, to make it a little easier to see who's who in your Warband at any given moment, there’s additional information about each character during character selection.

Once in a Warband, you will no longer need to swap between realms to see characters on those realms. The one exception is if you have multiple World of Warcraft subscriptions within one Battle.net account. In this case, you will only see the characters on the account you're logged in to, even though all your characters across subscriptions are included as a part of your Warband.



Carting Around Your Band Equipment

Share Items between your characters on a single Battle.net account in one convenient place—your Warband Bank.

The Warband Bank can be accessed by bankers throughout the game, and all characters in your Warband can access the bank to deposit and withdraw items freely. It will provide up to five tabs with ninety-eight available inventory slots each. Each tab can be purchased for an increasing amount of gold, customized with an icon, and organized like a Guild Vault. This bank is in addition to your individual character bank vault.


Any non-soulbound item can be stored in the Warband Bank. The bank will also behave like the reagent bank, allowing you to craft using reagents from it without having to withdraw them. In addition, the bank will allow you to deposit and manually withdraw gold across characters in your Warband.

Also, similar to pet battles, players who play multiple characters simultaneously on multiple World of Warcraft accounts will find that only the character that logs into the realm first will have access to the Warband Bank.

The UI and functionality of the character-level bank will be adjusted in the future, and tabs like the Warband bank will also be adjusted. Bags will no longer be needed in the character bank when this change occurs. This change won't alter the number of slots currently available in your bank but will shift them from bags to tabs.

Warbanding Together for Better Banking

Completing the"Warbanding Together" storyline quests in and around Gadgetzan will get you access to heaps of storage for your Warband. You will be rewarded the Warband Bank Distance Inhibitor spell after finishing up. This spell allows you to summon a personal portal directly to your Warband Bank, where you can make withdrawals and deposits for 10 minutes (4hr Cooldown).

"Now that we've got all the transpositional data we could ever for, all we need to do is set up a wormhole in a suitable banking establishment, and we'll be dropping gear into each other's pockets from the field in no time!"



Sharing is Caring. Friend!

While gear is one of the primary forms of character-specific progression in World of Warcraft, Warbands makes managing and collecting them more convenient and alternate character-friendly.

Warbound until Equipped

Warbound until Equipped (WuE) is a new type of gear. Gear that is WuE can be freely traded across your Warband but becomes Soulbound once it's equipped by a character.


WuE gear will be available within Raids, Dungeons, and Delves. Whenever you earn loot, you will have a slight bonus chance to gain an additional piece of WuE gear as personal loot. This gear will be at least one lower tier than other loot from that source (currently a whole upgrade track lower (e.g., Hero-> Champion), and it could be gear usable by any class.

Also, simply playing the game can occasionally earn you a single-tier gear lower than your current gear. Consider sending it to help an alternate character or take a chance and try a new class you've been meaning to try.



Enhancing Your Transmog Collection

To help players continue expanding their collections and style their alternate characters how they want, any character can collect any item appearance, regardless of whether they can equip the item. Class-specific appearances are an exception and will still be collectible only by that specific class.

It's important to note that these changes only affect your ability to collect appearances. Existing rules on which characters can use any given appearance are not changing (e.g., a Priest getting a plate helm drop will unlock the appearance for your plate-wearing characters, even though they cannot use plate appearances themselves). You can view appearances on any character of any class or race within the appearances UI.


It's also easier to collect appearances from unbound items. You will no longer need to equip the item to add it to your collection. Any time an item is destroyed via disenchanting, deleting, selling, etc., you will automatically collect the appearance. You can also collect the appearance from Bind on Equip (BoE) gear by converting it to "Warbound until Equipped" instead.

Existing gear in your character-level bank or bag inventory will be automatically added to your Transmog collection when you first log into that character.

Any gear that drops with a transmog appearance you haven't collected yet will have the Transmog option to roll for it rather than the Greed option (Transmog has higher priority). This system will expand to allow players on one character to add class-specific items they can't equip to their Transmog collection. It will allow a player on a mage character to collect a warrior item and add it to the Transmog collection for use on a warrior character instead.


When rolling for Transmog, any gear that drops that can be equipped by your current character will get a higher rolling priority than those rolling with characters who cannot equip the item (e.g., a priest will always beat a warrior when both roll Transmog on a piece of cloth gear).



Warband-Wide Reputation

When you have a Warband reputation, any progress made on one character will be shared with all your characters. Rewards will also be unlocked for all characters, although the form this takes will vary per reward. Warband-wide rewards will be granted only once, while some rewards will remain character-specific and need to be collected on each character.

Once a reputation is converted to Warband-wide, reputation progress will display as the furthest any character in your account has achieved. For example, if you were at Renown 5 for Valdrakken Accord on one character and Renown 10 on another, your new Warband Valdrakken Accord Renown will be 10.

Several reputations will not be converted for various reasons. Like the Winterpelt Furbolg and Glimmerogg Racer, due to not fitting within the fantasy for those reputations—Winterpelt Furbolg has a language learning component that doesn't make sense to be shared across characters, and the Glimmerrogg Racer reputation is more of a personal standing in the snail races. These are also minor reputations that are not as impactful Warband-wide.

Additionally, converting reputations in previous expansions will take some time to implement, so it will happen over time. A limited number won't be converted; for example, Aldor and Scryer in the Burning Crusade and the Covenants in Shadowlands won't be converted because they represent per-character choices.

First-Time Quest Rewards

Players can earn a bonus quest reward for any quest completed for the first time on their Warband. An additional, unique bonus will be granted for completing a quest additional times.


Quests will only deliver Reputation as a first-time completion bonus. On additional completions of the same quest on alts, players will earn a bonus reward currency similar to Dragon Isles Supplies instead of Reputation. This currency will be freely transferable across the Warband and can be used to purchase various Warband-level rewards such as cosmetics, mounts, and pets.

This allows you to complete quests for any character you want without impacting your Reputation or progress. Whichever character completes them first will earn the Reputation for your Warband.



Achieving Greatness


With Warbands, all achievements are considered "Warband". A total Warband achievement score will be tracked and displayed, and this score will be the sum of all account-wide achievement points plus the points from any character-specific achievements completed on any character.

Many achievements have become account-wide—approximately 2000 across all expansions, with a few rare exceptions. Specifically for achievements, doing the activity on one character is part of what makes it hard or interesting, such as Insane in the Membrane, since the hard part of this achievement is maxing out diametrically opposed reputations.


In addition, any achievements that would not benefit from shared progression across characters, such as Memories of Teldrassil, will be left character-specific so you can see what cool things you have done on specific characters. This will not impact your achievement score, rewards, or ability to complete achievements.


Most of the rewards granted by achievements are Warband-wide. In many cases, the reward will span across the entire Warband, such as for most titles. In other cases, the whole achievement will be converted, and its reward will be account-wide. For example, dungeon teleports earned by Keystone Hero achievements will become account-wide, both in the achievement and the reward.


The primary exception to Warband-wide rewards is those intrinsically per character, such as Dreaming of Wyrms.


Another exception is achievements celebrating highly prestigious accomplishments on a specific character, like the Gladiator: Dragonflight Season 3 achievement, whose title and progress will remain character-specific.


For most achievements, we are adding your progress across all your characters. For example, if you have done 200 personal crafting orders on each of three different characters, the Personal Crafter achievement will immediately be completed upon login.


There are a few achievements where it only makes sense to take the highest value across your characters, such as the Reach Level 70 achievement. In most cases, these are not converted as there is no benefit. We will use the highest value you have reached on any character for the exceptions where there are.



Map Exploration


For those who may not be as interested in re-exploring every map on all your characters, we are adding The Warband Map to Everywhere All At Once toy that will reveal all maps of regions fully explored by a member of your Warband. Have two max-level characters and this map can be yours!



Share the Wealth

To help avoid confusion over spending the wrong currency on the wrong character, the currency is not fully Warband-wide; instead, it can be transferred between individual characters in your Warband. So, instead of relying on buying a unique item and mailing it to an alt, you can directly transfer any shareable currency from other characters to the one you are currently playing within the currency User Interface (UI).






Currencies intended to purchase Warband-wide items such as cosmetics, pets, and mounts will usually be completely free to transfer between members of your Warband.

In cases where a currency is earned on a character with the intent that the character will be the primary user of the currency, but an excess needs to be moved to an alternate character, there will be a slight loss in the transfer of that currency, specifically for older currencies where this value loss was accomplished via an item purchase, such as Cosmic Flux from Shadowlands.

Adjustments will be made to older currencies, and Warband transfer will be enabled on many where appropriate.

Note that there will still be many currencies that will remain non-transferable because they represent important character-based progression. Two examples of these are the Crest and Flightstone equivalents in The War Within.

Shared Flight Points for Your Warband

Flight points will also be account-wide. For standard flight points you have yet to learn, you will only have to collect these on one character, and they will be unlocked across your Warband. Flight points that have already been collected on any character across your account will be unlocked for your Warband.



Get out there and expand your troupe of brave defenders of Azeroth. Happy alting!
by Published on 2024-07-11 11:11 PM

The War Within: Radiant Echoes Event Overview
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Confront the memories of Azeroth during the new pre-expansion event and collect Residual Memories to purchase new items to add to your Warband collection.

When: July 30 – August 26
Where: Dalaran (hub), Dragonblight, Dustwallow Marsh, and Searing Gorge
Currency: Residual Memories – Half forgotten memories can be glimpsed in the light playing across this iridescent powder.

Players with and without The War Within™ will be able to take part in this event for its duration.



Confronting Memories


Players who have reached level 70 will receive a quest pushed to them which will direct them to visit Dalaran to start.

The event occurs in four stages and cycles between three zones. Portals in Dalaran will be available to take you directly to the event staging area and a return portal is available in each of the event zones so that players can quickly return to Dalaran and head into the next occurrence of the event. When the event is active in a zone, the portal will have an additional golden glow to indicate that it is active.

  • During the first week of the event, zones will cycle every 90 minutes.
  • During the second week of the event, zones will cycle every 60 minutes.
  • During the third and fourth weeks of the event, zones will cycle every 30 minutes.

Stage 1

During the first stage of the event, players will need to defeat the Congealed Memories that will appear in the zone and the memories around it.

Stage 2


Defeat the radiant echoes causing havoc in the zone. There are six random events that are active within the zone that can be seen on the map (M). Event locations throughout the stages are marked by a multicolor globe.

Stage 3


You’ll be able to undertake a quest in each zone during the event that will ask for you to defeat one of the event bosses as follows:

  • Only Darkness: Remembered Lich King Slain (Dragonblight)
  • Broken Masquerade: Remembered Onyxia Slain (Dustwallow Marsh)
  • Champion of the Waterlords: Remembered Firelord Slain (Searing Gorge)

Please note that once the boss is defeated by players, Stage 4 will begin and the boss will no longer be available to kill for the quest completion until the event begins in the zone again.

Stage 4

In stage four, the Radiant Echoes have subsided. Players can choose to return to Dalaran or stay within the zone to slay lingering memories to continue to accrue Residual Memories. A timer within the zone the Residual Memories are still active in will count down to the next zone event. Players can return to Dalaran and take the portal to the next zone that goes active.



Rewards

Players will be able to accumulate Residual Memories to use to purchase items from various vendors in each of the zones. You can keep track of how much Residual Memories you’ve collected by opening Character Info (Hotkey- C) and the currency tab under the War Within dropdown.


  • Dalaran: Remembrancer Amuul in Chamber of the Guardian
  • Dragonblight: Echo of the Silver Hand at Wyrmrest Temple
  • Dustwallow Marsh: Forgotten Hero at Tabetha’s Farm
  • Searing Gorge: Memory of a Duke in the Iron Summit

Players who purchase the Lifeless Stone Ring will be able to collect memories throughout the three event zones to combine into essences and infuse it with power creating the Band of Radiant Echoes (item level 227) heirloom ring.

  • Essence of the Eastern Kingdoms
  • Essence of Kalimdor
  • Essence of Northrend

Gear will begin at item level 480 with some room for upgrades. Here’s what you can look forward to:

Item Name Cost Item Type/Tooltip
Lifeless Stone Ring 25 Residual Memories Use: Infuse with the Essences of Azeroth to restore its power. "An ancient titan ring that has faded with time. Perhaps it can be restored." Heirloom Ring
Defender's Hefty Satchel 2000 Residual Memories 32 Slot Bag
Remembered Golden Gryphon 20000 Residual Memories Use: Teaches you how to summon this mount. The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location (Alliance only- Skyriding)
Remembered Wind Rider 20,000 Residual Memories Use: Teaches you how to summon this mount. The capabilities of this mount depend on your Riding skill and location (Horde only- Skyriding)
Recruit's Reagent Bag 2000 Residual Memories 30 Slot Reagent Bag
Remembered Spawn 10,000 Residual Memories Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Remembered Construct 10,000 Residual Memories Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Remembered Riverpaw 10,000 Residual Memories Use: Teaches you how to summon this companion.
Pendant of the Mage City 2000 Residual Memories Neck Item
Remembrancer's Radiant Jewels 2000 Residual Memories Neck Item
Dalaran Defender's Favor 2000 Residual Memories Finger Item/ring
Ring of Returning Memories 2000 Residual Memories Finger Item/ring
Faded Ebony Scale 2000 Residual Memories Trinket
Shriveled Ancient Tentacle 2000 Residual Memories Trinket
Weathered Northrend Sigil 2000 Residual Memories Trinket
Dalaran Defender's Shawl 2000 Residual Memories Back
Dalaran Defender's Drape 2000 Residual Memories Back
Dalaran Defender's Cloak 2000 Residual Memories Back
Dalaran Defender's Cape 2000 Residual Memories Back
Dalaran Defender's Clasp 3500 Residual Memories Waist (Plate)
Dalaran Defender's Greatbelt 3500 Residual Memories Waist (Cloth)
Dalaran Defender's Buckle 3500 Residual Memories Waist (Leather)
Dalaran Defender's Cinch 3500 Residual Memories Waist (Mail)
Dalaran Defender's Bracers 2000 Residual Memories Wrist (Plate)
Dalaran Defender's Wraps 2000 Residual Memories Wrist (Leather)
Dalaran Defender's Clasps 2000 Residual Memories Wrist (Cloth)
Dalaran Defender's Armguards 2000 Residual Memories Wrist (Mail)
Dalaran Defender's Grips 3500 Residual Memories Hands (Leather)
Dalaran Defender's Grips 3500 Residual Memories Hands (Mail)
Dalaran Defender's Mitts 3500 Residual Memories Hands (Cloth)
Dalaran Defender's Gauntlets 3500 Residual Memories Hands (Plate)
Dalaran Defender's Boots 3500 Residual Memories Feet (Plate)
Dalaran Defender's Loafers 3500 Residual Memories Feet (Cloth)
Dalaran Defender's Treads 3500 Residual Memories Feet (Leather)
Dalran Defender's Stompers 3500 Residual Memories Feet (Mail)
Dalaran Defender's Greaves 5000 Residual Memories Legs (Plate)
Dalaran Defender's Legguards 5000 Residual Memories Legs (Mail)
Dalaran Defender's Pants 5000 Residual Memories Legs (Leather)
Dalaran Defender's Leggings 5000 Residual Memories Legs (Cloth)
Dalaran Defender's Breastplate 5000 Residual Memories Chest (Plate)
Dalran Defender's Chainmail 5000 Residual Memories Chest (Mail)
Dalaran Defender's Tunic 5000 Residual Memories Chest (Leather)
Dalaran Defender's Robes 5000 Residual Memories Chest (Cloth)
Dalran Defender's Mantle 3500 Residual Memories Shoulder (Cloth)
Dalaran Defender's Shoulderblades 3500 Residual Memories Shoulder (Leather)
Dalaran Defender's Spaulders 3500 Residual Memories Shoulder ((Plate)
Dalaran Defender's Epaulets 3500 Residual Memories Shoulder (Mail)
Dalaran Defender's Helm 5000 Residual Memories Head (Plate)
Dalaran Defender's Helmet 5000 Residual Memories Head (Mail)
Dalaran Defender's Coronet 5000 Residual Memories Head (Cloth)
Dalaran Defender's Mask 5000 Residual Memories Head (Leather)
Dalaran Defender's Dirk 4000 Residual Memories Dagger
Dalaran Defender's Dagger 5000 Residual Memories Dagger
Dalaran Defender's Sabre 4000 Residual Memories One-Hand Sword
Dalaran Defender's Scepter 5000 Residual Memories One-Hand Mace
Dalaran Defender's Crusher 4000 Residual Memories One-Hand Mace
Dalaran Defender's Mace 4000 Residual Memories One-Hand Mace
Dalaran Defender's Wand 5000 Residual Memories Wand
Dalaran Defender's Spear 8000 Residual Memories Polearm
Dalaran Defender's Impaler 8000 Residual Memories Polearm
Dalaran Defender's Aegis 3000 Residual Memories Shield
Dalaran Defender's Hammer 8000 Residual Memories Two-Hand Mace
Dalaran Defender's Club 8000 Residual Memories Two-Hand Mace
Dalaran Defender's Broadsword 8000 Residual Memories Two-Hand Sword
Dalaran Defender's Greatsword 8000 Residual Memories Two-Hand Sword
Dalaran Defender's Battlestaff 8000 Residual Memories Staff
Dalaran Defender's Spire 8000 Residual Memories Staff
Dalaran Defender's Conduit 3000 Residual Memories Off-Hand
Dalaran Defender's Blade 4000 Residual Memories One-Hand Sword
Dalaran Defender's Spellblade 5000 Residual Memories One-Hand Sword
Dalaran Defender's Bolter 8000 Residual Memories Crossbow
Dalaran Defender's Carver 4000 Residual Memories One-Hand Axe
Dalaran Defender's Hatchet 5000 Residual Memories One-Hand Axe
Dalaran Defender's Battleaxe 4000 Residual Memories One-Hand Axe



We look forward to seeing which memories from Azeroth’s history you confront during this event!
by Published on 2024-07-11 11:04 PM

The War Within Pre-Expansion Patch Goes Live July 23
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Big changes arrive with the introduction of Warbands, Skyriding, class and system updates, and more with the pre-expansion content update. Take part in a new event, Radiant Echoes, and begin your first steps into the continuing story that will take you into the unexplored depths of Azeroth.



Get the Band Together for Warbands


Expand the potential of all your World of Warcraft® characters with account-wide progression across your Battle.net® account, regardless of faction—including shared The War Within™ renown, a Warband bank, achievements, collections, and more!

Learn more about Warbands in our overview article.



Visions of Azeroth

Strange visions are calling to the heroes of Azeroth. Players who have reached level 70 and have completed the final chapter of the Dragonflight questline will be called to take their next steps into the story leading into The War Within with the first part of the "Visions of Azeroth" questline.



Take to the Skies with Skyriding


Dragonriding is here to stay and available for many flying mounts in all flyable areas. Players can also toggle between Skyriding (previously known as dynamic flight) or the flying style introduced originally in The Burning Crusade (TBC) which we’re calling Steady Flight. Learn more about Skyriding in our previously published article.



Answer the Call of the Radiant Echoes


Confront the memories of Azeroth during the new pre-expansion event and collect Residual Memories to purchase new items to add to your Warband collection.

When: July 30 – August 26
Where: Dalaran (hub), Dragonblight, Dustwallow Marsh, and Searing Gorge
Currency: Residual Memories – Half forgotten memories can be glimpsed in the light playing across this iridescent powder.

Players with and without The War Within™ will be able to take part in this event for its duration. Learn more about this event in our overview article.



The War Within goes live on August 26 at 3:00 pm PDT globally. Players who have purchased the Epic Edition of The War Within will take part in Early Access beginning August 22.

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