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.


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Comments 301 Comments
  1. girltoy26's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Khaza-R View Post
    So Jaina is going to die?

    Holy shit
    And resurrect as.... THE LICH QUEEN.
  1. Mirabai's Avatar
    So what will they show us on blizzcon? Looks like damage control
  1. tyrlaan's Avatar
    JFC so much whining and salt on this site.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mchamster View Post
    This is why bitching on a massive scale about problems with the game appears to be the only way to make effective changes for the good. They could have listened to beta feedback on a lot of this.
    Well, not quite what you said, but generally speaking, yes. Blizzard isn't going to make changes to things when a handful of people raise complaints.
  1. Treeh's Avatar
    Number of Exalted reputations achievement progress will be account wide.
  1. Sesto's Avatar
    Blood Elf Heritage Armour / Racial Quest is absolute based.
  1. Ozzyorcborne's Avatar
    A very lackluster announce so far. Doesnt sound very interesting. The new raid sounds like a mess.
  1. Rhovanir's Avatar
    While Kultirans and Zandalari won't be in yet, it's good to know that they're not adding more grinding to the unlock.
  1. Donnicton's Avatar
    Siege of Zuldazar? Really? They're making Horde the whipping boy raid again?
  1. Fappy's Avatar
    Jaina isn't going to die, lol.

    Rastakhan might though.
  1. morph4037's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Velvet View Post
    Yeah, we'll see about that. For now ,you sure you don't wanna return to your High elf circlejerk thread, sweetie?
    Funny, I never wanted or asked for High Elves. Sure you don't wanna get back to some random horde circlejerk thread, hun?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    2 boss raid and faction specific bosses sounds pretty cool actually.
    My trial of the crusader ptsd is acting up lol.
  1. Glowbear's Avatar
    As long as Jaina doesn't die, this all sounds good to me.
  1. Eternal2u's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by marty096 View Post
    If Shaman changes aren't on the PTR, I'm going to be really disappointed.
    yea im gonna be pretty pissed. im still wondering if we even get a buff in hotfixed but they seem fine with letting us hang in the wind currently
  1. Varitok's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Donnicton View Post
    Siege of Zuldazar? Really? They're making Horde the whipping boy raid again?
    I love it, Gotta complain after being handed two fucking victories.
  1. Snorri's Avatar
    So we don't get to fight Azshara just yet. Probably being saved for 8.2.
  1. Lady Velvet's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by morph4037 View Post
    Funny, I never wanted or asked for High Elves. Sure you don't wanna get back to some random horde circlejerk thread, hun?
    Not really, I am super happy that we're going to be getting some sweet heritage armor that will make some people jealous, so wanted to share my happiness!

    Not that they should feel jealous, the Horde is there for them if they ever wanted to play as the superior elves~
  1. morph4037's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by girltoy26 View Post
    And resurrect as.... THE LICH QUEEN.
    Spoilers, that's the end of BfA. We capture Sylvanas, she uses the infinite flight to go to Alternate World Northrend and de-thrones Arthas.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Velvet View Post
    Not really, I am super happy that we're going to be getting some sweet heritage armor that will make some people jealous, so wanted to share my happiness!

    Not that they should feel jealous, the Horde is there for them if they ever wanted to play as the superior elves~
    I'm happy as is with the dwarf armor personally, classic Dwarven with a hint of Tolkien-esque Dwarf.
  1. Danuel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Donnicton View Post
    Siege of Zuldazar? Really? They're making Horde the whipping boy raid again?
    Yeah where is my Siege of Stormwind? I gues goodie alys boyz need do some goodie deeds.
  1. Varolyn's Avatar
    Seems pretty similar to 7.1 tbh, which I guess isn't a bad thing. Not a huge content patch like Argus but still big enough to not be a joke like 6.1.
  1. Ezyah's Avatar
    People complaining about THIS amount of content shortly after release is lackluster ...
  1. MalfLFT's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Donnicton View Post
    Siege of Zuldazar? Really? They're making Horde the whipping boy raid again?
    Are you just looking for shit to complain about? Its pretty clear from what he said that the Horde will effectively win that raid.

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