Upcoming Content Patch - Developer Live Stream
Patch 8.1 - Tides of Vengeance is coming to the PTR this week!

Tides of Vengeance
  • The Horde and Alliance conflict may feel more distant right now, but that's all about to change.
  • Tides of Vengeance is the next update!
  • Coming to the PTR by the end of the week!

New Content
  • The War Campaign continues.
  • Incursions are coming - Similar to Legion Assaults. Horde/Alliance forces will invade an area, turning off World Quests, and adding an objective for the area.
  • New World Quests are coming.
  • Saurfang, Tyrande, and Vol'jin story lines will be advanced.
  • Heritage Armor is coming for other races: Dwarves and Blood Elves. It is unlocked via a racial quest, Exalted and Max Level? You can log in, do the quest, and unlock it!
  • New Warfront - The Battle for Darkshore. Night Elves vs Forsaken. New Structures and Upgrades. Darkshore will have max level character content and zone updates.

Island Expeditions
  • Two New Island Expeditions - Jorundall (Vrykul) and Havenswood (Gilnean City)
  • Island Expeditions will have new events and enemies, more variety, holdouts that can be triggered, and Azerite Extraction points that you'll have to depend.
  • Island Expeditions will have major spawning improvements. Won't be uniformly blanketed by spawns. More clusters and hubs, more gaps, more navigability between hubs.

New Raids
  • Siege of Zuldazar
    • Different than any raid before.
    • The enemy is the opposite faction, with separate faction experiences.
    • Alliance start at the docks and climb the pyramid, eventually fighting King Rastakhan.
    • The Horde will defend the city, starting outside on the far north of the pyramid. They fight towards Rastakhan, which will be the middle of the raid for them. They then fight Alliance forces down towards harbor, ending with Alliance commanders and Jaina on the high seas.
    • This is two separate six boss experiences.
    • After completing the faction specific experience, you'll be able to experience the other 3 faction bosses that you didn't get to experience firsthand.
    • There are a total of nine new boss encounters.
    • We'll see a new interior of the pyramid that we've never seen before.
  • Crucible of Storms
    • This raid has two bosses and is located under Stormsong Valley,
    • It will be released after Zuldazar.
    • There will be supporting world content.
    • Hints at influence of Queen Azshara

System Improvements
  • Class updates, new Azerite Traits, new profession recipes, Gnomeregan Pet Battle Dungeon, and more!
  • Team has learned from the Azerite Traits, current ones are a floor in terms of complexity, new traits with more complexity coming.
  • Replacements are coming for traits that are not interesting or effective.
  • In the past, first Tier set bonuses were simpler, with more complex ones coming later.
  • Map and Reputation improvements are coming.
  • Champion of Azeroth reputation will be effectively account wide. If you are already Revered, you can level an alt and go get your upgrades right away at Level 120.
  • Reputation restricted transmog items will have restrictions removed.
  • Progress towards the X Number of Exalted reputations achievements will be account wide.
  • In the events following the raid, we should be able to recruit the Kul Tiran and Zandalari Allied Races. If you are Exalted with the Zandalari / Proudmoore and played through the War Campaign, that's enough, nothing additional to do.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Upcoming Content Patch - Developer Live Stream started by chaud View original post
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  1. Luji's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rejacked View Post
    They will be obviously on the PTR. Do people even think before asking questions?
    So, given that you are the one who "thinks", are the racials on the PTR yet?

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