Patch 8.1.0 PTR - Build 28048
A new build is on the way! Keep checking back as we update our notes.

It looks like several parts of this build are encrypted, so our normal list of changes will take a little longer.


New Models



New Icons








New Maps



New Difficulty
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • World PvP Scenario



New Quest Lines
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Norwington Assault - The Alliance and Kul Tirans have gathered their Azerite weapons in the Norwington estate. Stealing these weapons will help turn the tide of the war.
  • Adventures of Gallywix and the G.M.O.D. - Gallywix needs help fighting the Alliance using his mech of death, the G.M.O.D.
  • The Fury of the Zandalari - The Alliance attack on Zandalar has begun! Their forces march through Nazmir under the guise of a mysterious fog.
  • Diverging Paths - King Rastakhan is dead, and the Zandalari fleet is crippled. Lady Sylvanas Windrunner seems to have a plan to recover the Horde from defeat.
  • Beware the Daughter of the Sea - Lady Jaina Proudmoore is now Lord Admiral of Kul Tiras and needs help ensuring her home is safe from the Horde.
  • Fog of War - The Kul Tiran fleet is preparing to attack Zuldazar. To guarantee victory, the Alliance must create a distraction in Nazmir to lure away the armies of the Horde and Zandalari.
  • The Price of Victory - The Alliance have decimated the Zandalari fleet and killed King Rastakhan, but they have paid a heavy price.
  • Escape from Tol Dagur - Sylvanas Windrunner has ordered Priscilla Ashvane be broken out of Tol Dagor. She believes Ashvane has information critical to her master plan. There are also resources to be had.
  • The Treasury Heist - The Horde have stolen the Abyssal Scepter, an artifact capable of destroying the Kul Tiran fleets. The Alliance must retrieve it to have any hope of attacking Zuldazar.



New Map
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Icecrown Citadel (8.1)



New Dungeon Journal Encounters
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Ivus the Corrupted - Ivus the Decayed
    • Ivus the Forest Lord often uses abilities to attack several players at random and will retreat to the safety of his Petrified Bark when at low health.
    • Ivus will cast Plague Breath in your direction, leaving a Plagued Bog on the ground beneath you.
    • Fungal Bloom will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading.
    • Plaguelings summoned while Ivus is Petrified fixate on players at random and cannot be controlled through threat generation.
    • Hurl Blight will hit players at random.
    • Fungal Bloom will leave a few clear areas on initial impact before spreading.
    • Plaguelings will channel Devour on a random player until they are dispatched.
    • Ivus will remain immune to damage while Petrified. Dispatch all active Plaguelings to make Ivus end the Petrification.



New Strings
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • SPELL_FAILED_CUSTOM_ERROR_379 - This item's level is too high for this upgrade.
  • UNITNAME_SUMMON_TITLE39 - %s's Evil Twin
  • ERR_TRAVEL_PASS_NOT_SAME_REGION - You are not in the same region, or have incompatable versions.
  • INVITE_CONFIRMATION_REQUEST_FROM_COMMUNITY_QUICKJOIN - %s from %s has requested to join your group through Quick Join.
  • INVITE_CONFIRMATION_REQUEST_FROM_COMMUNITY - %s from %s has requested to join your group.
  • INVITE_CONFIRMATION_REQUEST_COMMUNITY - %s's community mate %s has requested to join your group.
  • INVITE_CONFIRMATION_REQUEST_COMMUNITY_QUICKJOIN - %s's community mate %s has requested to join your group through Quick Join.
  • COMMUNITY_REFERENCE_FORMAT - [%s]



New Factions
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Voldunai (Paragon) - Comprised of exiles and scavengers, the Voldunai use their knowledge of the sands to thrive where others would wither and die.
  • Order of Embers (Paragon) - An ancient Kul Tiran order resurrected to battle the threat of witchcraft, the Order of Embers fights with knowledge guiding their blades.
  • 7th Legion (Paragon) - A elite special force delegation of the Alliance army, currently focused on disrupting Horde operations in Zandalar.
  • The Honorbound (Paragon) - A special delegation of the Horde army, focused on disrupting Alliance operations in Kul Tiras.
  • Champions of Azeroth (Paragon) - Enlisted by Magni Bronzebeard, the Champions of Azeroth seek to heal the wounds caused by Sargeras' burning blade and save a dying world.
  • Tortollan Seekers (Paragon) - Traversing the world, the Tortollan Seekers wield their immense wealth to catalogue and preserve forbidden knowledge.



Adventure Journal Entries
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • Battle for Darkshore - The war effort intensifies. Report to the Port of Zandalar to depart to the front. Make the Alliance regret their return to Darkshore! For the Horde!
  • Battle for Darkshore - The war effort intensifies. Report to Boralus Harbor for transport to the warfront. Save Darkshore from the ravages of the Horde! For the Alliance!


New Areas
Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
  • 81OutdoorRuinsofMathystra - Ruins of Mathystra
  • 81OutdoorRuinsofAuberdine - Ruins of Auberdine
  • 81OutdoorTowerofAlthalaxx - Tower of Althalaxx
  • 81OutdoorCliffspringFalls - Cliffspring Falls
  • 81OutdoorBashalAran - Bashal'Aran
  • 81OutdoorAmethAran - Ameth'Aran
  • 81OutdoorGroveoftheAncients - Grove of the Ancients
  • 81OutdoorTheMastersGlaive - The Master's Glaive
  • 81OutdoorRemtravelsExcavation - Remtravel's Excavation
  • 81OutdoorMistsEdge - Mists's Edge
  • 81OutdoorTheLongWash - The Long Wash
  • 81OutdoorWildbendRiver - Wildbend River
  • 81OutdoorLorgal - Kor'gar
  • 81OutdoorCliffspringRiver - Cliffspring River
  • 81OutdoorTwilightVale - Twilight Vale
  • 81OutdoorTheVeiledSea - The Veiled Sea
  • 81OutdoorAuberdineRefugeeCamp - Auberdine Refugee Camp
  • 81OutdoorLordanel - Lor'danel
  • 81OutdoorRuinsofLornesta - Ruins of Lornesta
  • 81OutdoorCliffspringHollow - Cliffspring Hollow
  • 81OutdoorShatterspearWarCamp - Shatterspear War Camp
  • 81OutdoorWitheringThicket - Withering Thicket
  • 81OutdoorTheEyeoftheVortex - The Eye of the Vortex
  • 81OutdoorBlackwoodCamp - Blackwood Camp
  • 81OutdoorMawoftheVoid - Maw of the Void
  • 81OutdoorShatterspearVale - Shatterspear Vale
  • 81OutdoorTheBlazingStrand - The Blazing Strand
  • 81OutdoorMoontouchedDen - Moontouched Den
  • 81OutdoorShatterspearPass - Shatterspear Pass
  • 81OutdoorEarthshatterCavern - Earthshatter Cavern
  • 81OutdoorWreckageoftheSilverDawning - Wreckage of the Silver Dawning
  • 81OutdoorGloomtideStrand - Gloomtide Strand
  • 81OutdoorTwilightShore - Twilight Shore
  • 81OutdoorNazjvel - Nazj'vel
  • PredatorPass - Predator Pass
  • EmmasRetreat - Emma's Retreat
  • WarfrontsDarkshoreAllianceTheVeiledSea - The Veiled Sea
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Comments 54 Comments
  1. Schmilblick's Avatar
    let's hope for some big class changes.
  1. Paraka's Avatar
    I dunno what armor class that helmet is from, but guessing it's for the Forsaken WF and I need it.
  1. deviantcultist's Avatar
    Will we finally get some class changes? Been a while and nothing on Shadow still.
  1. Exeris's Avatar
    "It looks like several parts of this build are encrypted, so our normal list of changes will take a little longer. "

    Blizzard tired of data mining?
  1. Shishikyu's Avatar
    Encrypted to not spoil Zandalari Paladins? Hehhee
  1. Omedon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Exeris View Post
    "It looks like several parts of this build are encrypted, so our normal list of changes will take a little longer. "

    Blizzard tired of data mining?
    While I wouldn’t jump to that conclusion just yet, if they were ever to make a move against data mining, it stands to reason that this expansion would be a good place to start, as their “cards to the vest” storytelling angle is kind of made a joke by data miners.
  1. Foolicious's Avatar
    Ability_Racial_ChildoftheSea.png
    Ability_Racial_RimeoftheAncientMariner.png
    Ability_Racial_WardoftheLoaArcane.png

    are we finally getting zandalari and kultiran racials?

    kinda sad right now that there is no jani symbol :/
  1. Crixes1's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Exeris View Post
    Encrypted to not spoil Zandalari Paladins? Hehhee
    Don't even start that. Once they find out they aren't getting Zandalari Paladins, they will Cry cry cry.
  1. madmossy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by deviantcultist View Post
    Will we finally get some class changes? Been a while and nothing on Shadow still.
    Wouldnt count on it, just logged on to the PTR and no changes for Prot Warriors yet it would seem.
  1. tru's Avatar
    Their shadow and shaman community are still ever so patiently waiting.
  1. DarkAviator's Avatar
    Paragon reputations
    Hated the grind in Legion, and now there is no WQ that grants decent rep (apart from seekers and champions).
  1. Regalbeast's Avatar
    Why can't they implement paragon from the start?
  1. xcitng's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Omedon View Post
    While I wouldn’t jump to that conclusion just yet, if they were ever to make a move against data mining, it stands to reason that this expansion would be a good place to start, as their “cards to the vest” storytelling angle is kind of made a joke by data miners.
    Lucky the people who care don't have to visit places that give spoilers!
  1. BlueRemedy's Avatar
    Wow, Lorthemar has a new robe model. Dawn of a new era.

    RIP sole original robe model, 2003-2018. The accumulated might of fifteen years and literally billions of net income from one game have allowed Blizzard to make a single new robe... that players will never get.
  1. Guyviroth's Avatar
    God damnit I thought that was the Belf heritage armor NNNNNG!
  1. AxellSlade's Avatar
    Dude, that Lor'themar model...
  1. Th3Scourge's Avatar
    Encrypted data?? Incoming zandalari paladins!!
  1. johnnymcdanger's Avatar
    Surprised no one is talking about what

    "New Map
    Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

    Icecrown Citadel (8.1)"

    could mean
  1. Exeris's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Crixes1 View Post
    Don't even start that. Once they find out they aren't getting Zandalari Paladins, they will Cry cry cry.
    You managed to put my name on Shishikyu's comment.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnymcdanger View Post
    Surprised no one is talking about what

    "New Map
    Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

    Icecrown Citadel (8.1)"

    could mean
    I have no clue, maybe an update for a scenario?
  1. javierdsv's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by johnnymcdanger View Post
    Surprised no one is talking about what

    "New Map
    Originally Posted by MMO-Champion

    Icecrown Citadel (8.1)"

    could mean
    They go there to ask the Lich King who ordered Vol'jin to make Sylvanas Warchief, and why Vol'jin spirit can't remember. As seen on previous texts.

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