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Hotfix for Slip’kik’s Savvy Buff in WoW Classic

Hotfix for Slip’kik’s Savvy Buff in WoW Classic

Blizzard has pushed a hotfix so Slip’kik’s Savvy can be obtained once again. Since the patch today, three different DMT groups have had this issue in a row, where the Slip’kik’s Savvy buff is not available from the guard, after getting…

Former WoW and Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan Leaves Blizzard Entertainment

Former WoW and Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan Leaves Blizzard Entertainment

Former World of Warcraft and Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan announced his departure from Blizzard Entertainment today. In nearly 20 years at Blizzard Entertainment, Kaplan worked on both Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and World of Warcraft as a Game Designer,…

Patch 1.13.7 Live on Classic World of Warcraft – Chronoboon Displacer, No Spell Batching

Patch 1.13.7 Live on Classic World of Warcraft – Chronoboon Displacer, No Spell Batching

Patch 1.13.7 is now live on Classic World of Warcraft servers, making the purchase of Chronoboon Displacers available from Chromie in Western Plaguelands and removing Spell Batching. Continue reading »

Level 70 PvP Battlegrounds and Arena Skirmishes Available for Testing on Burning Crusade Beta

Level 70 PvP Battlegrounds and Arena Skirmishes Available for Testing on Burning Crusade Beta

Blizzard has announced that Battlegrounds and Arena Skirmishes are now available for testing on the Burning Crusade Beta. The testing will occur at level 70 with vendors where players can pick up gear suitable for PvP. Burning Crusade PvP Overview BlizzardWe’ve…

WoW Classic Patch 1.13.7 Patch Notes – Launching April 20th (NA) / April 21th (EU)

WoW Classic Patch 1.13.7 Patch Notes – Launching April 20th (NA) / April 21th (EU)

Blizzard has announced that WoW Classic Patch 1.13.7 will be launching on the next weekly reset on April 20th (NA) / April 21th (EU). Here are the patch notes which includes the removal of spell batching, the Chronoboon Displacer to save…

New Murloc Onesie and Leaders of the Covenant Art Print for Sale on Blizzard Gear Shop

New Murloc Onesie and Leaders of the Covenant Art Print for Sale on Blizzard Gear Shop

Blizzard released two new art prints this week: Leaders of the Covenant, available in multiple sizes, and a Diablo IV print of Scosglen. Recently Blizzard announced they’d be releasing items each month from “The Vault”, and we covered the first drop…

Progress Sets #1 World Record Speedrun Time in Naxxramas in Classic World of Warcraft

Progress Sets #1 World Record Speedrun Time in Naxxramas in Classic World of Warcraft

The Naxxramas raid speed clear world record in Blizzard’s World of Warcraft Classic has just been broken. The guild Progress has put up a clear time of only 45 minutes and 18 seconds! Tetsu Twitch Clip of the Sapphiron Kill with…

Former Starcraft 2, Diablo IV, and WoW Game Designer David Kim Leaves Blizzard Entertainment

Former Starcraft 2, Diablo IV, and WoW Game Designer David Kim Leaves Blizzard Entertainment

Former Starcraft 2 Game Balance Designer, Diablo IV Lead Systems Designer, and World of Warcraft Principle Game Designer David Kim announced his departure from Blizzard Entertainment yesterday. In nearly 14 years at Blizzard Entertainment, he worked on almost every major franchise…

Burning Crusade Classic Beta Notes – Attunements, Main-Hand-Only Weapons, No TCG Redemption

Burning Crusade Classic Beta Notes – Attunements, Main-Hand-Only Weapons, No TCG Redemption

Blizzard has posted Burning Crusade Classic Beta notes, which includes answers to common questions about the upcoming expansion! This includes information about attunements, dungeon and raid tuning, TCG and much more. Raid testing in the Burning Crusade Classic Beta is now…

Top Questions Remaining for Burning Crusade Classic – Drums, Arena, LFG

Top Questions Remaining for Burning Crusade Classic – Drums, Arena, LFG

In Blizzard’s Burning Crusade Classic Beta Notes Post, Blizzard clarifies many of the questions the community has had while playing the Beta. Unfortunately, concerns surrounding various issues are still a question mark. Clarifications The most recent Blue Post from Blizzard shed…

Datamining Hints at Achievements on Classic Era Public Test Realm

Datamining Hints at Achievements on Classic Era Public Test Realm

A new update was pushed to the World of Warcraft Classic Public Test Realm with interesting internal data pointing to statistics and achievement-tracking criteria for Classic Era servers. Achievement CriteriaThe Achievement_Category.db2 file was updated with Classic Era categories such as Mounts,…

Why the Blacksmithing Weapon Change has Melee Players Upset

Why the Blacksmithing Weapon Change has Melee Players Upset

In the most recent update to the Burning Crusade Classic Beta, Drakefist Hammer is now listed as a main hand only weapon, no longer being dual wieldable as a one-handed weapon, reverting to its pre-2.4.2 state. Many melee players are not…

Fanbyte Weekly News Picks – Outriders Success, Build-A-Bear Animal Crossing Oops

Fanbyte Weekly News Picks – Outriders Success, Build-A-Bear Animal Crossing Oops

Welcome back to another news roundup by Fanbyte: Wowhead sister site and Palm Pre historical archive (I guess). Specifically speaking, this edition is brought to you by Fanbyte News Editor Imran Khan, who also wrote most of the stories featured here.…

New Update on Burning Crusade Beta – Instant Level 70 Realm, Item Changes, Vendors Removed

New Update on Burning Crusade Beta – Instant Level 70 Realm, Item Changes, Vendors Removed

Blizzard just pushed an update to the Burning Crusade Classic Beta, adding an entirely new realm called “Badge of Justice”, which contains level 70 premade characters. New Realm on the Beta For about 5 minutes total, the new realm was live…

New Burning Crusade Beta Testing Available – Ogri’la and Sha’tari Skyguard

New Burning Crusade Beta Testing Available – Ogri’la and Sha’tari Skyguard

Blizzard has announced that the Ogri’la and Sha’tari Skyguard quests and daily quests are available for testing over the weekend on the Burning Crusade Beta! BlizzardThe Ogri’la and Sha’tari Skyguard quests and daily quests are now available for testing in the…

Upcoming Burning Crusade Classic Beta Raid Testing – Karazhan, Gruul, Magtheridon

Upcoming Burning Crusade Classic Beta Raid Testing – Karazhan, Gruul, Magtheridon

Blizzard has announced raid testing on the Burning Crusade Classic Beta for next week! This includes raid testing for Karazahn, Gruul and Magtheridon’s Lair. Next week, please join us at the following times to test the initial raids in Burning Crusade…

Lich King Arthas Premium Statue On Sale – New Monthly Collectible Series “From the Vault”

Lich King Arthas Premium Statue On Sale – New Monthly Collectible Series “From the Vault”

Blizzard has announced a new monthly collectible series to celebrate their 30th anniversary, highlighting a different character or franchise with each drop. For April 2021, players can purchase a special Original Concept Art Print of Prince Arthas, as well as the…

NanoNost Shares the Full Story of Nostalrius and the Blizzard Meeting

NanoNost Shares the Full Story of Nostalrius and the Blizzard Meeting

NanoNost shared a video on Youtube, explaining what the Nostalrius Developer team went through from launching Nostalrius, leading up to Blizzcon’s announcement of World of Warcraft Classic servers. NanoNost’s video goes in depth, with talking points covering moments between Nostalrius launching…

Zul’Gurub Bloodlord Mandokir Soloed by Zeroji Over 76 Minutes

Zul’Gurub Bloodlord Mandokir Soloed by Zeroji Over 76 Minutes

Classic WoW streamer Zeroji has successfully soloed Bloodlord Mandokir with his Hunter Sathele, in a 76 minute encounter using the infamous bridge pathing trick to continually kite the dangerous raid boss. The first half of the fight only took about 7…

New Boosted Character Experience for Burning Crusade Classic

New Boosted Character Experience for Burning Crusade Classic

In the most recent update to the Burning Crusade Classic Beta, Blizzard has included an entirely new starting quest chain for boosted Level 58 characters. The quest chain introduces the player to class trainers, how to train a new ability, how…

New Sealed Package Items Added in Latest Burning Crusade Classic Update

New Sealed Package Items Added in Latest Burning Crusade Classic Update

Today’s Burning Crusade Classic update added some new items, Sealed Packages, that were not part of vanilla or TBC. We’re unsure what they are used for currently, just that they are meant to be delivered to townspeople in various cities. Continue…

New Update on Burning Crusade Beta – Level Cap increased to 70, Battlegrounds, Arenas

New Update on Burning Crusade Beta – Level Cap increased to 70, Battlegrounds, Arenas

Blizzard just pushed an update to the Burning Crusade Classic Beta, increasing the level cap to the maximum level of 70, as well as the ability to queue for Battlegrounds and Arenas. While there isn’t an accompanying Blue Post just yet,…

Viridian Phase-Hunter Renamed to Reawakened Phase-Hunter

Viridian Phase-Hunter Renamed to Reawakened Phase-Hunter

We still don’t have official confirmation where the Viridian Phase-Hunter is from, but it appears to still be actively worked on, as today’s Burning Crusade Classic update changed the name. The mount is now called the Reawakened Phase Hunter. Previous datamining…

Story of the Burning Crusade Expansion with Nobbel87

Story of the Burning Crusade Expansion with Nobbel87

With the start of the Burning Crusade Classic beta, we thought it was a great opportunity for our monthly Nobbel87 lore collaboration to cover the story of the Burning Crusade expansion. The Dark PortalCrossing the Dark Portal, an iconic landmark in…

10 Items Nerfed in Burning Crusade Classic

10 Items Nerfed in Burning Crusade Classic

During the transition between Classic and Burning Crusade, Blizzard took a hard look at many items that the community deemed overpowered and decided to make some changes. One of the most surprising “rules” in Arena is all abilities, spells, and items…

Omar Gonzalez No Longer at Activision Blizzard, Joins Dreamhaven

Omar Gonzalez No Longer at Activision Blizzard, Joins Dreamhaven

Omar Gonzalez, developer at Activision Blizzard has left the company, joining Mike Morhaime at Dreamhaven. Omar Gonzalez was an integral part of bringing back Classic World of Warcraft, developing the first prototype for the game, which was shown at the Blizzcon…

Burning Crusade Classic Modelviewer Now Live – Create Blood Elves and Draenei in Dressing Room

Burning Crusade Classic Modelviewer Now Live – Create Blood Elves and Draenei in Dressing Room

We’re pleased to announce that our modelviewer for Burning Crusade Classic is live, including the ability to create Blood Elves and Draenei in the Dressing Room. You can’t change your character’s appearance or race in Classic WoW, so going with the…

Hotfixes to Burning Crusade Classic Beta – Addons and Dungeon Bug Fixes

Hotfixes to Burning Crusade Classic Beta – Addons and Dungeon Bug Fixes

Blizzard just pushed a hotfix update to the Burning Crusade Classic Beta, turning on addons and fixing dungeon bugs. BlizzardHello! Today’s hotfixes to the beta realms include: The use of third-party addons are now enabled. Fixed an issue where engaging certain…

Addons Now Enabled on Burning Crusade Classic Beta

Addons Now Enabled on Burning Crusade Classic Beta

Addons are now enabled on the Burning Crusade Classic beta! Continue reading »

New WoW Classic Survey – Cost of Cloning, Reporting, and Botting

New WoW Classic Survey – Cost of Cloning, Reporting, and Botting

Blizzard has just randomly selected some users for a new World of Warcraft Classic Survey. Images from the survey have been circulating online, where Blizzard is asking the community about an acceptable price for “Cloning” services, how many times the report…

How the Chronoboon Displacer Preserves World Buffs on the Classic Era PTR

How the Chronoboon Displacer Preserves World Buffs on the Classic Era PTR

Blizzard is introducing a major change to the upcoming Classic Era servers, which allows players to avoid the dreaded problem of “raid logging” and actually play their characters after getting world buffs. While this system is a unique solution to the…

Area of Effect Spell Cap Not Stopping Mages in Burning Crusade Classic

Area of Effect Spell Cap Not Stopping Mages in Burning Crusade Classic

In the most recent update to the Burning Crusade Classic Beta, Blizzard implemented the area of effect spell damage caps. After the update, Mages are still able to solo farm Slave Pens without any trouble. Is the area of effect spell…

New Update on Burning Crusade Beta – New Level Cap at 68, Spell Fixes

New Update on Burning Crusade Beta – New Level Cap at 68, Spell Fixes

Blizzard just pushed an update to the Burning Crusade Classic Beta, increasing the level cap, implemented the AoE Spell cap, and numerous bug fixes. Today’s update to the beta realms introduces a new level cap and bug fixes: The level cap…

Forged in the Barrens: The Beginning of Hearthstone’s Faction War

Forged in the Barrens: The Beginning of Hearthstone’s Faction War

2020 has been full of ups and downs for Hearthstone and its players, and that is why Team 5 tries to kick off the new year of Blizzard’s card game with a bang: Patch 20.0, which heralds the beginning of the…

How Each Race Changes in Burning Crusade Classic

How Each Race Changes in Burning Crusade Classic

When stepping through the Dark Portal, many races in Azeroth will experience some changes to their racial bonuses. Weapon Skill turns into Expertise, some PvP related abilities are nerfed or buffed, and some racial abilities benefit from a other changes, whether…

Blizzard Further Explains Burning Crusade Leatherworking Drums on Beta

Blizzard Further Explains Burning Crusade Leatherworking Drums on Beta

Following Blizzard’s controversial decision to simply make two versions of drums in Burning Crusade Classic, the community has been questioning the decision. Tonight, Blizzard has explained in greater detail why they’ve made their decision, and the main reason seems to be…

10 More Useful Items to Grab Before Burning Crusade Classic

10 More Useful Items to Grab Before Burning Crusade Classic

Recently, we highlighted 20 Useful Items to Grab Before Burning Crusade Classic, and many players wanted to share items they felt were equally deserving of a spot! We’re going to list 10 more of the most recommended items to pick up…

New Shield for Blizzard Employee Service Awards Revealed

New Shield for Blizzard Employee Service Awards Revealed

One thing that Blizzard excels at is employee gifts. The creativity and detail that goes into planning rewards for employees is stunning and the final products are so appropriate. The LifeatBlizzard Twitter account just shared a new design that has been…

Initial Burning Crusade Classic Database Now Live on Wowhead

Initial Burning Crusade Classic Database Now Live on Wowhead

We’ve launched an initial version of our Burning Crusade Classic database, with items, spells, comments, and filters. Wowhead’s Initial Burning Crusade Classic DatabaseOur database sections for items, tier sets, spells, recipes, hunter pets, and more is now live! You can browse…

Blizzard Adjusts Russia’s Local Price for WoW Subscription and Services

Blizzard Adjusts Russia’s Local Price for WoW Subscription and Services

Blizzard has announced adjustments to local pricing for Russian players. These changes increase the subscription prices for these players in the 18-29% range, but reduce the cost of various services in the 15-25% range. The reductions in price are already in…

Burning Crusade Classic Talent Calculator Now Live on Wowhead

Burning Crusade Classic Talent Calculator Now Live on Wowhead

We’re pleased to announce the Burning Crusade Classic Talent Calculator is now live on Wowhead. We started off as a humble talent calculator and now we’re back with how it all started. You can fill in your talent points across the…

Blizzard Explains Greater Leatherworking Drums in Burning Crusade – Drops from Zul’Aman

Blizzard Explains Greater Leatherworking Drums in Burning Crusade – Drops from Zul’Aman

Blizzard has provided more context for the Greater Leatherworking Drums datamined on the Burning Crusade beta. BlizzardConfirmed. Leatherworking drums have been a hot topic since we first started working on Burning Crusade, since they would make Leatherworking feel mandatory. In the…

Hotfixes to Burning Crusade Classic Beta

Hotfixes to Burning Crusade Classic Beta

Blizzard just pushed a hotfix to the Burning Crusade Classic Beta servers, fixing a game breaking bug for anyone attempting to participate and test Player versus Player interactions. Before the fix, if a player experienced any crowd control while falling or…

Raid Gear and Raid Consumable Vendor on Burning Crusade Classic Beta

Raid Gear and Raid Consumable Vendor on Burning Crusade Classic Beta

Three new NPCs have been spotted in Shattrath, Orgrimmar, and Stormwind, selling raid gear, raid consumables, and offering teleportation services on the Burning Crusade Beta. When you speak to the <PTR Gear> vendor, she says the following, “I can sell you…

Primal Nether Not Bind On Pickup in Burning Crusade Classic Beta

Primal Nether Not Bind On Pickup in Burning Crusade Classic Beta

During Burning Crusade’s release, Primal Nether was a Bind on Pickup item. It wasn’t until Patch 2.4.0, which released 15 months after the Dark Portal originally opened, that Primal Nether was changed to no longer be a Bind on Pickup item.…

Beta Invitation Emails for Burning Crusade Classic Sent Out

Beta Invitation Emails for Burning Crusade Classic Sent Out

Blizzard has sent out Beta invitation emails for Burning Crusade Classic to accounts flagged for access. If flagged, players can download the Client and begin playtesting the Burning Crusade Classic Beta! Beta players are able to copy live characters to the…

Melee Leeway in Burning Crusade Classic Beta – Implications for Arena

Melee Leeway in Burning Crusade Classic Beta – Implications for Arena

As players make their way into Outland on the Burning Crusade Classic Beta, community figures are streaming their beta testing on Twitch. Recently, Twitch user Sonii went straight to Nagrand Arena and Blade’s Edge Arena to test Male Tauren melee leeway,…

New GlobalStrings for Updated Burning Crusade Dungeon Finder Tool

New GlobalStrings for Updated Burning Crusade Dungeon Finder Tool

As Blizzard mentioned during Blizzcon, the Looking for Group / Dungeon Finder Tool would be getting upgrades in Burning Crusade Classic. Through Datamining, new GlobalStrings are shedding light on these updates. ERR_MATCHMAKING_IN_PROGRESS You are still seeking more members through the LFG…

The WoW Classic Burning Crusade Closed Beta Has Officially Begun

The WoW Classic Burning Crusade Closed Beta Has Officially Begun

Blizzard has released a blog post, officially announcing that the WoW Classic Burning Crusade Closed Beta has begun! Everything We Know About TBC Classic We’ve recently begun testing WoW Classic: The Burning Crusade in a closed beta environment. This means that…

Burning Crusade Beta Testing Availability — Content Up to Level 64

Burning Crusade Beta Testing Availability — Content Up to Level 64

Blizzard has released information about the content that is available for testing on the Burning Crusade Beta. This includes content up to level 64 and no PvP content. At this time, the Burning Crusade Beta is configured to allow testing of…

Blizzard Was Not Prepared – The Burning Crusade Classic Beta Officially Not Live

Blizzard Was Not Prepared – The Burning Crusade Classic Beta Officially Not Live

With confusion surrounding the appearance of the Burning Crusade Classic Beta, Blizzard Community Manager Devolore has stated on twitter that the Beta was not intended to added to the battle.net launcher and that downloading it in the launcher will not necessarily…

Ray Tracing Support in Burning Crusade Classic

Ray Tracing Support in Burning Crusade Classic

Although the Burning Crusade Classic Beta is not yet playable, customization options are accessible, including support for Ray Traced shadows! Ray Tracing was added to the Shadowlands beta last year, and you can see some of those comparisons in our earlier…

The Burning Crusade Classic Beta Accessible on Battle.net

The Burning Crusade Classic Beta Accessible on Battle.net

The WoW Burning Crusade Classic Beta has officially started, appearing on the Battle.net launcher for those lucky few who have been selected for early testing. We don’t yet know when the servers will actually be up and playable, but our Wowhead…

Two Players Bring Down Classic Onyxia in a 57 Minute Encounter

Two Players Bring Down Classic Onyxia in a 57 Minute Encounter

On Friday, March 19, 2021, two players on Netherwind were able to bring down Onyxia in a 57 minute long encounter. We’ve seen a 53.9 Second kill of Onyxia by 32 Warriors, an entirely naked raid killing Onyxia, a three man…

Activision Blizzard Preparing for More Layoffs in European and Latin American Offices

Activision Blizzard Preparing for More Layoffs in European and Latin American Offices

Following this week’s layoffs in Esports and live events divisions, Activision Blizzard is preparing another round of layoffs intended to scale back non-development teams and consolidate support operations across Europe and Latin America, consolidating publishing offices in five European countries down…

Activision Blizzard Alumni Networking Community for Former Employees Coming Soon

Activision Blizzard Alumni Networking Community for Former Employees Coming Soon

Activision Blizzard is launching a new initiative in the Activision Blizzard Alumni Community, open to anyone who has been a full-time employee, part-time employee, or intern at Activision Blizzard, King, or any of the sub studios such as Blizzard Entertainment. Continue…

Activision Blizzard CEO Criticized Over $200 Million Stock Bonus

Activision Blizzard CEO Criticized Over $200 Million Stock Bonus

The sustained performance of Activision Blizzard stock over the past three months has triggered the Shareholder Value Creation Incentive clause in CEO Bobby Kotick’s contract, resulting in criticism from the CtW Investment Group. Calculated at nearly $200 million in additional stocks,…

How the PvP Honor System Changes in Burning Crusade Classic

How the PvP Honor System Changes in Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard created a helpful Frequently Asked Questions Page back in 2006, explaining how the new PvP Honor System introduced in Patch 2.0.1 will function. Since this information is useful and many of these questions are being asked once again, 15 years…

Support Doctors Without Borders for Bananas and Daisy the Sloth Charity Battle Pets

Support Doctors Without Borders for Bananas and Daisy the Sloth Charity Battle Pets

Blizzard released a blue post talking about the previously-announced BlizzCon 2021 Charity pets, Bananas and Daisy the Sloth! Donate to Doctors Without Borders! Donations can be made via the Doctors Without Borders donate page linked above. Donations can be done as…

20 Useful Items to Grab Before Burning Crusade Classic

20 Useful Items to Grab Before Burning Crusade Classic

As more and more players are returning to Classic WoW in preparation for Burning Crusade, we thought we’d take the time to list some items that hold their value through the Dark Portal, or actually become even more valuable–ranging from Consumables,…

Activision Blizzard Lays Off 50 Employees in Esports Division

Activision Blizzard Lays Off 50 Employees in Esports Division

Activision Blizzard is laying off roughly 50 employees from their Esports division, affecting Overwatch League and Call of Duty League. As reported by Sports Business Journal, Activision Blizzard President of Sports & Entertainment Tony Petitti had a meeting this morning discussing…

WoW Classic Beta Product Updated for Burning Crusade Classic Beta

WoW Classic Beta Product Updated for Burning Crusade Classic Beta

The Wow Classic Beta product that was used for Classic beta testing has been updated for The Burning Crusade, now called Burning Crusade Classic Beta. While we do not have a release date for either Burning Crusade launch or beta yet,…

How to Prepare for Burning Crusade Classic as a Returning Classic Player

How to Prepare for Burning Crusade Classic as a Returning Classic Player

With Burning Crusade Classic potentially right around the corner, many Classic WoW players are returning to the game in preparation for Burning Crusade. To maximize the last few weeks and Pre-Patch time before the Dark Portal opens, here is a list…

World of Warcraft Classic PTR Updated with Burning Crusade Classic Assets

World of Warcraft Classic PTR Updated with Burning Crusade Classic Assets

The World of Warcraft Classic PTR has been updated with some Burning Crusade Classic assets! New Burning Crusade Classic Assets Here are the new TBC Classic assets on the Classic PTR. These assets help explain the decision that every player will…

WoW Classic PTR New Global Strings – Burning Crusade Transition Default Clone Date

WoW Classic PTR New Global Strings – Burning Crusade Transition Default Clone Date

This WoW Classic PTR build contains many new Global Strings. One of the strings is BURNING_CRUSADE_TRANSITION_DEFAULT_CLONE_DATE and mentions a date! BURNING_CRUSADE_TRANSITION_DEFAULT_CLONE_DATE In the data for the Classic PTR, there’s the following interesting Global String that was added: BURNING_CRUSADE_TRANSITION_DEFAULT_CLONE_DATE May 18, 2021…

How Bad Can Botting Get in Burning Crusade Classic?

How Bad Can Botting Get in Burning Crusade Classic?

Botting has always been a major issue in the MMO genre and will likely always be an issue. The gold botting can generate is just too valuable when compared to the risk of being banned. Especially in Classic World of Warcraft,…

Wowhead’s Artist’s Corner and Giveaway – Junkie Slasher

Wowhead’s Artist’s Corner and Giveaway – Junkie Slasher

Welcome to the latest installment of our Artist’s Corner series! Here at Wowhead we love art – drawing, painting, sculpting, woodworking, metalworking, jewelry making, papercrafting, badge making, everything under the sun. In an effort to share what our wonderful community does,…

Burning Crusade Classic Spotlight: Attunement Guide

Burning Crusade Classic Spotlight: Attunement Guide

Today’s spotlight focuses on the long and arduous attunement for Burning Crusade Raids. Thankfully, Blizzard is separating Tempest Keep and Serpentshrine Cavern for Phase 2 of Burning Crusade Classic, which is a deviation from the actual Burning Crusade release! This means…

WoW Classic Survey – Significant Changes or New Features on Classic Era Servers

WoW Classic Survey – Significant Changes or New Features on Classic Era Servers

A new World of Warcraft: Classic survey has been making the rounds on social media and discord, gathering feedback on the recently announced Classic Burning Crusade expansion and asking players how they would feel about making significant changes or adding brand…

The Burning Crusade Classic Internal Alpha Build Discovered

The Burning Crusade Classic Internal Alpha Build Discovered

A Classic Burning Crusade Alpha build has been discovered! As this is an internal build (and thus encrypted), it will be only available to Blizzard employees, not available for public testing for the time being. However, this does mean that internal…

Fanbyte Weekly News Picks – Final Fantasy VII Remake, PlayStation VR, Anthem NEXT Canceled, Cyberpunk 2077 Patch Delayed

Fanbyte Weekly News Picks – Final Fantasy VII Remake, PlayStation VR, Anthem NEXT Canceled, Cyberpunk 2077 Patch Delayed

This week we’re back with another collection of news stories from the week at Fanbyte, Wowhead’s sister site! What a week it was, too, as both Sony and The Pokemon Company had big announcements across multiple platforms. Ironically, while Sony had…

How to Prepare for Burning Crusade Classic – What To Do In Advance of Launch

How to Prepare for Burning Crusade Classic – What To Do In Advance of Launch

The Burning Crusade is on the horizon and many players are wanting to prove Illidan wrong, and actually be prepared. For some players, this could be as simple as having enough gold for Epic Flying right away. For others, this means…

What Changes Between Burning Crusade and WoW Classic? PvE Meta, No World Buffs, New Races

What Changes Between Burning Crusade and WoW Classic? PvE Meta, No World Buffs, New Races

With Classic Burning Crusade on the horizon, many new features, changes, and overhauls are coming to Classic WoW. In addition to the new level cap, new races, new dungeons, new raids, and new profession, there will be a significant shake-up in…

Battle.net App Catalog Updated for TBC Internal Alpha

Battle.net App Catalog Updated for TBC Internal Alpha

We’re one step closer to the Burning Crusade alpha with an update today on the Battle.net App: the catalog has updated for the TBC Internal Alpha. This term refers to a version of the game only Blizzard employees can access, historically…

Warcraft Mobile Games in Development at Blizzard Entertainment

Warcraft Mobile Games in Development at Blizzard Entertainment

More Warcraft mobile news, with an updated job listing for 3D Enviroment Artist on the Blizzard website confirming the existence of an unannounced Warcraft mobile game. Continue reading »

Level 58 Boosts Apply Only to Burning Crusade Classic, Not 1-60 Classic Era Realms

Level 58 Boosts Apply Only to Burning Crusade Classic, Not 1-60 Classic Era Realms

Blizzard has clarified that the level 58 boosts announced for Burning Crusade Classic at BlizzConline will NOT apply to Classic Era servers, Everything We Learned About Burning Crusade Classic Hello.I think it might be helpful to note that what we’re now…

Fanbyte Weekly News Picks – Mortal Kombat Movie, Nintendo Direct, Apple Subpoenas Valve

Fanbyte Weekly News Picks – Mortal Kombat Movie, Nintendo Direct, Apple Subpoenas Valve

Hey folks! This is Steven from Fanbyte.com: the Wowhead sister site that covers a lot of stuff and games that aren’t World of Warcraft. We do our best to put funny, entertaining, and deeply informative spins on a lot of games…

Classic Burning Crusade Official Forums Are Available

Classic Burning Crusade Official Forums Are Available

With Classic Burning Crusade announced at BlizzConline 2021, the WoW forums have been updated with Burning Crusade discussion boards for both US and EU forums! You can check the forums for your region on the links below: Classic Burning Crusade US…

All the BlizzConline 2021 Announcements – Day 2 Recap

All the BlizzConline 2021 Announcements – Day 2 Recap

BlizzConline 2021 has come to a close, but despite not getting to see our friends, we came away with a ton of great information! Here’s a recap of everything announced and all our coverage from day two of the online convention.…

Everything We Know About Burning Crusade Classic from BlizzConline

Everything We Know About Burning Crusade Classic from BlizzConline

Blizzconline has just wrapped up and there is a ton of new information for WoW Classic fans! Because this information is spread out across so many different deep dive panels, Blizzard Developer Q&A’s, and other publications, we’ve done our best to…

All the BlizzConline 2021 Announcements So Far – Day 1 Recap

All the BlizzConline 2021 Announcements So Far – Day 1 Recap

The first day of BlizzConline 2021 has ended, but it was packed with major announcements and tons of news! Just in case you missed something in the flurry of activity, here’s a recap of everything announced and all our coverage. World…

Highlighting BlizzConline’s Exclusive Apparel, Books, Deskmats & Collectibles

Highlighting BlizzConline’s Exclusive Apparel, Books, Deskmats & Collectibles

Now that we’ve entered Day 2 of BlizzConline, it seemed appropriate to share the Blizzard Gear Store items we hadn’t previously covered, such as the ‘You’re Not Prepared’ shirt and the ’30th Anniversary Deskmat’. If you missed it, check out our…

Burning Crusade Classic LFG Tool May Use Modern Group Finder Conveniences

Burning Crusade Classic LFG Tool May Use Modern Group Finder Conveniences

In keeping with the spirit of embracing #SomeChanges, The Burning Crusade Classic production director Patrick Dawson stated that the team was currently discussing the inclusion of modern conveniences, using elements from the retail group finder instead of the original Looking for…

BlizzConline 2021 Opening Ceremony Recap and Liveblog

BlizzConline 2021 Opening Ceremony Recap and Liveblog

The opening ceremony for BlizzConline is starting soon! We’ll be liveblogging and recapping all the announcements during BlizzConline 2021’s opening ceremony in this post. Check out Wowhead’s Discord to discuss BlizzConline and get the News Webhook for all BlizzConline 2021 news…

BlizzConline 2021 – Musical Guest MAMAMOO

BlizzConline 2021 – Musical Guest MAMAMOO

BlizzConline 2021 closed out its first night with the first ever BlizzCon performance by the South Korean K-pop group MAMAMOO. Unfortunately, Twitch appears to be automatically copyright striking some of the music, but the performance is still available on Youtube starting…

Classic Burning Crusade Beta Opt-In Available on the World of Warcraft Site

Classic Burning Crusade Beta Opt-In Available on the World of Warcraft Site

With the announcement of Classic Burning Crusade, Blizzard has also opened opt-ins for a chance at beta testing Burning Crusade. To opt-in for a chance at the Classic Burning Crusade on Beta, you will need to go to the Classic Burning…

Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund Purchases $1.4 billion in Activision Blizzard Stock

Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund Purchases $1.4 billion in Activision Blizzard Stock

The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund has purchased $1.4 billion in shares of Activision Blizzard, $1.07 billion in Electronic Arts, and $825 million in Take-Two Interactive, boosting the investment fund’s U.S. equity exposure to nearly $12.8 billion. This purchase represents a…

Burning Crusade Classic Confirmed in BlizzConline Leak

Burning Crusade Classic Confirmed in BlizzConline Leak

The Burning Crusade Classic has been confirmed in a BlizzConline leak from an official press kit accidentally uploaded by Blizzard. We do not have a release date in the press kit, but we do know it is coming in 2021. Burning…

Blizzard’s Preview of Creative Panels at BlizzConline

Blizzard’s Preview of Creative Panels at BlizzConline

Blizzard has posted a preview of the various creative panels coming to BlizzConline such as art and cooking. While BlizzConline is a great time to learn about Blizzard game updates, it’s also a time to celebrate the creative side of the…

BlizzConline World of Warcraft Panels – Schedule and How to Watch

BlizzConline World of Warcraft Panels – Schedule and How to Watch

Blizzard has posted a schedule of the World of Warcraft BlizzConline panels, including details on where to watch. What do you think will be announced at BlizzConline? We’ve compiled our predictions for all games. Also don’t forget, new merchandise will be…

Submit Your Questions for BlizzConline’s Q&A

Submit Your Questions for BlizzConline’s Q&A

Blizzard is now accepting questions for BlizzConline’s Q&A sessions! If you’ve got a question that you want to ask the development team, you can submit a text question or even an audio or video question for consideration. There are three submission…

Fanbyte Weekly Picks – Final Fantasy XIV, Genshin Impact, Dyson Sphere Program

Fanbyte Weekly Picks – Final Fantasy XIV, Genshin Impact, Dyson Sphere Program

Hey folks! This is Steven from Fanbyte.com: the Wowhead sister site that covers a lot of stuff and games that aren’t World of Warcraft. We do our best to put funny, entertaining, and deeply informative spins on a lot of games…

PJB bekommt erstes Atiesh, Hohestab des Wächters – Gratulation Timmy!

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BlizzConline 2021 Schedule Now Live

BlizzConline 2021 Schedule Now Live

Blizzard has revealed the BlizzConline 2021 Schedule, featuring many panels for World of Warcraft. Remember, BlizzConline runs February 19th through 20th, and is free to watch for everyone! Click here for the full schedule The opening ceremony begins at 2pm Pacific…

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – Coming to PC on the Battlenet Launcher

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – Coming to PC on the Battlenet Launcher

Battle.net users may have noticed a new game available on the launcher and Blizzard Shop, as Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time has been added to the Activision section under All Games. Released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last October,…

Get Blizzard 30th Anniversary Merch and More at BlizzConline

Get Blizzard 30th Anniversary Merch and More at BlizzConline

Blizzard has revealed a new line of merchandise commemorating their 30th Anniversary and BlizzConline which will be available to purchase on February 19th. This merchandise will launch alongside the Helm of Domination statue previewed last week. In addition to products with…

Blizzard Celebrates 30th Anniversary Today – Welcome Home Cinematic

Blizzard Celebrates 30th Anniversary Today – Welcome Home Cinematic

Blizzard Entertainment celebrates their 30th anniversary today! Blizzard was founded on February 8, 1991, under the name Silicon & Synapse, Inc. by Michael Morhaime, Frank Pearce and Allen Adham. To celebrate, Blizzard has published a 30th Anniversary cinematic with clips from…

BlizzConline 2021 Predictions – Shadowlands Patch 9.1, TBC Classic, Wandering Ancient Mount

BlizzConline 2021 Predictions – Shadowlands Patch 9.1, TBC Classic, Wandering Ancient Mount

BlizzConline takes place February 19th and 20th, 2021. Here’s our predictions for what will be announced, including the next phase of Shadowlands content, Burning Crusade Classic, and the Wandering Ancient mount. Warcraft – ShadowlandsNormally at this point in an expansion’s cycle,…

Activision Blizzard Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Results – More Mobile Titles in Development

Activision Blizzard Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Results – More Mobile Titles in Development

Activision Blizzard just finished their fourth-quarter financial results conference call, announcing better than expected results for Q4 and the full year of 2020. Major topics include the tremendous success of the Call of Duty model, Shadowlands launch, and multiple mobile titles…

WoW Classic 1.13.7 PTR Updates – Retaining Seal Twisting After Spell Batching Changes

WoW Classic 1.13.7 PTR Updates – Retaining Seal Twisting After Spell Batching Changes

Blizzard has updated the Classic PTR notes with more changes including a way to keep Seal Twisting after the spell batching change. We’ve made the following additional bugfixes and changes to the 1.13.7 PTR.Classes Paladin seals will now persist on the…

Moon-Touched Netherwhelp Pet Hints at TBC Classic Announcement at BlizzConline

Moon-Touched Netherwhelp Pet Hints at TBC Classic Announcement at BlizzConline

The Moon-Touched Netherwhelp Pet is the latest in a series of hints pointing to a TBC Classic announcement at BlizzConline. Over the past few months we’ve seen surveys sent out by Blizzard asking for opinions about TBC Classic, Blizzard reviving the…

Get Ready for BlizzConline on February 19-20 – BlizzConline Event Trailer, Key Art

Get Ready for BlizzConline on February 19-20 – BlizzConline Event Trailer, Key Art

Blizzard has released a post on the official BlizzCon website, giving more information about BlizzConline 2021! The digital BlizzCon event will happen on February 19 and 20. Denizens of Azeroth, defenders of Sanctuary and the Koprulu Sector, heroes of Overwatch and…

Moon-Touched Netherwhelp Pet and Snowstorm Mount – BlizzCon Celebration Collection Bundle Now on Sale

Moon-Touched Netherwhelp Pet and Snowstorm Mount – BlizzCon Celebration Collection Bundle Now on Sale

In preparation for BlizzConline, Blizzard has added a special Celebration Collection to the online shop. There are three tiers of goodies, ranging from $19.99 to $59.99, with items from all Blizzard games. This bundle will be available through September 15, 2021.…

Get Arthas’ Helm of Domination During BlizzConline – Replica Statue to Celebrate Blizzard’s 30th Anniversary

Get Arthas’ Helm of Domination During BlizzConline – Replica Statue to Celebrate Blizzard’s 30th Anniversary

The Helm of Domination may be shattered in Shadowlands, but you can purchase your own intact replica at BlizzConline! Today Blizzard has revealed the Arthas Helm of Domination Blizzard Exclusive Replica, hand painted and standing over a foot tall. The helm…

Activision Blizzard Resisting Rooney Rule Mandating Diversity Hiring

Activision Blizzard Resisting Rooney Rule Mandating Diversity Hiring

In an article published by VICE’s Motherboard magazine, Activision Blizzard is resisting a shareholder proposal by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) requesting the company institute a Rooney Rule, mandating that women and minorities be interviewed…

Claim Your Own Wowhead 15th Anniversary Commemorative Postcard

Claim Your Own Wowhead 15th Anniversary Commemorative Postcard

Wowhead turned 15 years old in December 2020 and we’ve been celebrating in style! Last month we commemorated our 15th Anniversary with a combined Winter Veil / Anniversary giveaway larger than anything we’ve done in the past. It was a great…

Schachtreinigung abgeschlossen – PJB cleart Naxxramas

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Darkmoon Races – Hearthstone’s First Remedy of 2021?

Darkmoon Races – Hearthstone’s First Remedy of 2021?

A lot has happened in Hearthstone’s 2020, and Blizzard’s card game community embraced the good and the bad alike. The new year starts with a world premiere: For the first time ever, Team 5 decided to release a mid-expansion mini-set that…

Activision Studio Vicarious Visions Merged into Blizzard Entertainment

Activision Studio Vicarious Visions Merged into Blizzard Entertainment

GamesIndustry.biz has reported that Activision subsidiary studio Vicarious Visions is being merged into Blizzard Entertainment, in order to provide long-term support to existing Blizzard games and initiatives. Formed in 1990, Vicarious Visions was a leading developer of several minor Game Boy…

Blizzard Classic Games Division Dismantled – Vicarious Visions Working on Diablo 2 Remake

Blizzard Classic Games Division Dismantled – Vicarious Visions Working on Diablo 2 Remake

More news following today’s report that Activision subsidiary studio Vicarious Visions was being merged under Blizzard Entertainment, as Jason Schreier released an exposé detailing the dismantling of Blizzard’s Classic Games division. While there’s still no official announcement, the Diablo 2 remaster…

WoW Classic Version 1.13.7 PTR is Now Available

WoW Classic Version 1.13.7 PTR is Now Available

Blizzard has announced the Classic 1.13.7 PTR for Classic WoW. With this PTR testing, Blizzard is looking to reduce Spell Batching from 400ms to 10ms with this patch and is looking for feedback about this change. Today, we’ve opened the WoW…

Battle.net Launcher 2.0 Makeover Going Live in North America

Battle.net Launcher 2.0 Makeover Going Live in North America

In addition to their interview with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas, PC Gamer also announced that the Battle.net 2.0 update for the Activision Blizzard games launcher would be going live in North America. This may not be news to some, since many…

Activision Blizzard Donates $1.6 Million to Charities on Behalf of Employees

Activision Blizzard Donates $1.6 Million to Charities on Behalf of Employees

Last month, Activision Blizzard began their Holiday Giving Initiative, in which each employee was given $200 to donate to a charity of their choice. With more than 8,000 participants across Activision Blizzard, Activision Publishing, Blizzard Entertainment, and King, the company announced…

Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian Completed by Players in WoW Classic

Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian Completed by Players in WoW Classic

At the moment, it looks like Caranthir of the guild <Welcome> on US Realm Kromcrush might have completed the first Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian on Classic WoW! A massive achievement for Caranthir and Welcome! To complete Atiesh after only 6…

Blizzard Under DDoS Attack – High Latency and Disconnections

Blizzard Under DDoS Attack – High Latency and Disconnections

Blizzard has announced on Twitter that their services are currently under a DDoS attack, which may lead to players experiencing higher latencies and disconnections when playing. What is a DDoS Attack?From Wikipedia: Distributed DoSA distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack occurs when multiple…

Jarod “The South Park Guy” Nandin Cosplayer Has Passed Away Due to Covid-19

Jarod “The South Park Guy” Nandin Cosplayer Has Passed Away Due to Covid-19

We are deeply saddened to report that Jarod “NWBZPWNR” Nandin, aka The South Park Guy cosplayer from BlizzCon 2013, has passed away after contracting Covid-19. Nandin reported his worsening condition on Facebook and Twitter on December 18th, tested positive just a…

Wowhead’s 2020 Winter Veil Giveaway – We’re Celebrating Our 15th Anniversary!

Wowhead’s 2020 Winter Veil Giveaway – We’re Celebrating Our 15th Anniversary!

As the snow falls outside of Ironforge and Orgrimmar, the Wowhead team is taking a moment to reflect how great 2020 has been to us. We’ve been kept busy with Shadowlands and Classic, and 2020 is an extra-special year for us…

Wowhead’s 2020 Year in Review and Happy New Year

Wowhead’s 2020 Year in Review and Happy New Year

2020 for the Wowhead team was very challenging and rewarding, and your support makes it all worthwhile. Warcraft served as a refuge for many during the pandemic, and so we welcomed more players than ever to Wowhead this past year, striving…

This Year in World of Warcraft 2020

This Year in World of Warcraft 2020

2020 has been a busy year in Azeroth, highlighted in the culmination of the Battle for Azeroth and our venture into the Shadowlands. There have been an enormous amount of events, celebrations, and discoveries over the past year – it turns…

Former Blizzard Designer Ghostcrawler Working on Riot Games’ Unannounced MMO Game

Former Blizzard Designer Ghostcrawler Working on Riot Games’ Unannounced MMO Game

Former World of Warcraft Lead Systems Designer Ghostcrawler has announced on Twitter that he is working with Riot Games to create a new MMO game. There aren’t any details about the game, but from his tweet it seems to have the…

WoW Classic Feast of Winter Veil Holiday Event Guide (December 15 – January 2nd)

WoW Classic Feast of Winter Veil Holiday Event Guide (December 15 – January 2nd)

Feast of Winter Veil is one of the oldest holidays in WoW, and it’s active in WoW Classic through January 2nd! While the event differs from the version in Battle for Azeroth, as it lacks achievements, many battle pets, and toys,…

WoW Classic “Not A Bug” List – Cannot Return to Lower Naxx After Entering Frostwyrm Lair

WoW Classic “Not A Bug” List – Cannot Return to Lower Naxx After Entering Frostwyrm Lair

Another entry for the Not a Bug list – Once players have cleared all four wings and entered Frostwyrm Lair there is no teleporter or other method to return to the lower levels of Naxxramas. So if you want to talk…

Blizzard Changing Zone-In Location in Classic Naxxramas to Lower Entrance Platform

Blizzard Changing Zone-In Location in Classic Naxxramas to Lower Entrance Platform

Blizzard has announced that they will be changing the zone-in location of Classic WoW’s Naxxramas to the lower entrance platform, despite the original not allowing players to return to the lower levels once they have entered Frostwyrm Lair. The original Classic…

WoW Classic “Not A Bug” List – Naxxramas Edition Updated Dec 3, 2020

WoW Classic “Not A Bug” List – Naxxramas Edition Updated Dec 3, 2020

Blizzard updated their “Not A Bug” article with details about Naxxramas. I’ve just updated the OP with the following:Updates for Patch 1.13.6 (12/03/2020) & Class Mechanics Consecration, , , , , Blizzard, and are correctly counting as a debuff, but not…

Blizzard Posts the World First WoW Classic Naxxramas Kills

Blizzard Posts the World First WoW Classic Naxxramas Kills

Blizzard has posted a list of the World First WoW Classic Naxxramas kills for each wing and the final boss, Kel’thuzad! We’ve really enjoyed following along as the first guilds in the world completed each wing of Naxxramas, and then the…

World First WoW Classic Naxxramas Clear by Progress

World First WoW Classic Naxxramas Clear by Progress

The guild Progress has achieved the World First clear of Classic Naxxramas! Progress has a number of achievements in WoW Classic, including EU First AQ40 and World First Blackwing Lair. You can watch the full clear as a VOD on Tetsu’s…

Classic Zul Gurub Clear with 20 Mages

Classic Zul Gurub Clear with 20 Mages

The team behind the all-Mage Molten Core clear is back with an all-Mage clear of Classic Zul Gurub! Classic Warcraft Logs – Hakkar, Jin’do, Mandokir Similar to the Molten Core clear, the Mages got creative with the lack of tanks, creating…

Blizzard’s Shadow of the Necropolis Trailer for WoW Classic Naxxramas

Blizzard’s Shadow of the Necropolis Trailer for WoW Classic Naxxramas

Blizzard has released a trailer for Shadow of the Necropolis, the WoW Classic content update featuring Naxxramas! Note: the source tweet has been removed (although the tweet in this post still works), perhaps it was posted early as the raid opens…

Blizzard on Timing of Classic Kel’Thuzad’s Abilities

Blizzard on Timing of Classic Kel’Thuzad’s Abilities

Blizzard has published a deep-dive article explaining why Kel’Thuzad in WoW Classic doesn’t use abilities on strict timers. Original Message: He seems to sometimes be going incredibly long periods without casting it, something I can’t find in any video or recall…

WoW Classic Patch 1.13.6 is Live – Naxxramas Coming December 3rd

WoW Classic Patch 1.13.6 is Live – Naxxramas Coming December 3rd

Patch 1.13.6 is now live in WoW Classic. Don’t forget that Naxxramas releases a few days later on December 3rd. The patch notes are in our WoW blog.While the bugfixes listed in the 1.13.6. patch notes are now effective, all of…

World of Warcraft Classic Patch Notes: Version 1.13.6

World of Warcraft Classic Patch Notes: Version 1.13.6

WoW Classic Phase 6 launches tomorrow, December 1st, and Blizzard has posted the complete patch notes for this content update including bugfixes in a striking departure from “nochanges.” Don’t forget, Naxxramas opens several days later on December 3rd! Continue reading »

ReadyRaider Gulch League Finals

ReadyRaider Gulch League Finals

In an ongoing Warsong Gulch League which lasted for a month, over twenty teams participated in the league, sending their best into the gulch to wage war with other teams. This weekend, the top six teams from the league will go…

Naxxramas WoW Classic Fan Movie Teaser by IKEdit

Naxxramas WoW Classic Fan Movie Teaser by IKEdit

IKEdit, the creator of famous fan-made cinematics like recreation of the Warcraft movie trailer using WoW assets, and the Wrathgate Remastered fan film, has created a new Naxxramas movie teaser! For nostalgia, check out the original Naxxramas trailer made by Blizzard,…

WoW Classic Naxxramas and Scourge Invasions Open December 3rd at 2pm PST – Invasions Extended Thru December

WoW Classic Naxxramas and Scourge Invasions Open December 3rd at 2pm PST – Invasions Extended Thru December

WoW Classic Naxxramas and Scourge Invasions will start at 2pm Pacific on December 3rd with a global-wise release. Blizzard has announced, in a departure from vanilla WoW, that Scourge Invasions have been extended through December and given higher zone requirements to…

Best Black Friday Deals for WoW and Blizzard Fans – Gamer Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Best Black Friday Deals for WoW and Blizzard Fans – Gamer Holiday Gift Guide 2020

It’s the season of shopping again for most and that means it’s time for Wowhead’s Black Friday deals post! We’ve looked around to see what sort of deals we feel are the most interesting to Warcraft and Blizzard fans alike, ranging…

New Apparel for World of Warcraft and Overwatch by Antigua Now on Sale in Gear Store

New Apparel for World of Warcraft and Overwatch by Antigua Now on Sale in Gear Store

Blizzard has now released additional apparel by Antigua for World of Warcraft and Overwatch. Most of which are currently on sale for 25% off (though that’s subject to change). These designs appear to strive for minimalism, so if that’s your thing,…

Wowhead’s Artist’s Corner and Giveaway – Schneissy

Wowhead’s Artist’s Corner and Giveaway – Schneissy

Welcome to the latest installment of our Artist’s Corner series! Here at Wowhead we love art – drawing, painting, sculpting, woodworking, metalworking, jewelry making, papercrafting, badge making, everything under the sun. In an effort to share what our wonderful community does,…

Heroes of the Storm Twitter Teasers – Hogger is Possibly Next Hero

Heroes of the Storm Twitter Teasers – Hogger is Possibly Next Hero

Based on teasers posted on the official Heroes of the Storm twitter, it’s very likely that Hogger will be next hero coming to the game. WoW is not enough for Hogger, this boss needs more bones to gnaw on in the…

WoW Classic Naxxramas Frost Resistance Gear Shopping List

WoW Classic Naxxramas Frost Resistance Gear Shopping List

In preparation for Naxxramas, we’re highlighting our new guide to Frost Resistance gear and consumables you may want to farm for Sapphiron. WoW Classic Frost Resistance Gear Naxxramas in Phase 6 of WoW Classic will bring Sapphiron, a giant undead dragon…

Unions Call for Second Strike to Protest Closing Versailles Office

Unions Call for Second Strike to Protest Closing Versailles Office

Last month, French representative unions CGT, SPECIS-NUNSA, and CFE-CGC called on Activision Blizzard employees to go on strike in protest of the planned closure of their Versailles location. Today, we’ve learned of a second mobilization planned for November 24th, as the…

Blizzard Starting to Send Out Bans to Multiboxers Using Input Broadcasting Software

Blizzard Starting to Send Out Bans to Multiboxers Using Input Broadcasting Software

Following the recent announcement that Blizzard has updated their policies to take actionable offense against input broadcasting software, Blizzard is now banning multiboxers that remain in violation of the terms of service. LetMeSpoilThisForU on the Classic subreddit shared an image from…

WoW Classic Phase 6 Fixes – Patchwerk Hateful Strike, Might of the Scourge, Jom Gabbar in Shapeshift Forms

WoW Classic Phase 6 Fixes – Patchwerk Hateful Strike, Might of the Scourge, Jom Gabbar in Shapeshift Forms

Blizzard has confirmed they are fixing bugs with Ranged Attack Power on the shoulder enchant Might of the Scourge as well as the AQ trinket Jom Gabbar not working in shapeshift forms. Edit: Blizzard has made another post confirming a bugfix…

Exclusive Shadowlands Interview with Ion Hazzikostas – Class Balance, Covenants, Season 1

Exclusive Shadowlands Interview with Ion Hazzikostas – Class Balance, Covenants, Season 1

The Wowhead team sat down with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas for an exclusive interview on Shadowlands, the upcoming expansion for World of Warcraft! We learned about some of their design goals for Class Balance in Shadowlands, how Blizzard plans to handle…

Blizzard’s Official Survival Guide Video for Shadowlands

Blizzard’s Official Survival Guide Video for Shadowlands

Blizzard has released their Official Survival Guide Video for Shadowlands, which is releasing on November 23rd / 24th! Looking for more Shadowlands information? Then check out our Shadowlands guides! Continue reading »

Old Gods and More Blizzard Franchise Art Prints On Sale

Old Gods and More Blizzard Franchise Art Prints On Sale

Blizzard has added even more merchandise to the store today, including art prints for every franchise. Earlier we covered apparel drops, a Bolvar print, and the Arbiter. This post will cover the remaining fine art prints now available. Each art piece…

Naxxramas Attunement Now Available in WoW Classic

Naxxramas Attunement Now Available in WoW Classic

Blizzard has announced that you can now start the Naxxramas attunement in WoW Classic, in order to prepare for its release on December 3rd! Naxxramas Attunement Guide BlizzardWe have updated WoW Classic to make the NPC Archmage Angela Dosantos available at…

New Record Time for WoW Classic Onyxia Three-Player Kill

New Record Time for WoW Classic Onyxia Three-Player Kill

A trio of Horde players has set a new record for 3-manning Onyxia. Congrats to Cowmmunist (Shaman), Zura (Hunter), and Shadrick (Warrior) for defeating Onyxia in 32:09! Onyxia Kill on Warcraft Logs Onyxia was initially three-manned towards the end of vanilla…

New Apparel for All Franchises Now on Sale for Blizzard GearFest – Featuring Bolvar and The Jailer

New Apparel for All Franchises Now on Sale for Blizzard GearFest – Featuring Bolvar and The Jailer

Blizzard has released their 2nd wave of products as part of the Blizzard GearFest celebration just in time for the holidays! This wave currently consists entirely of apparel. The first wave of products, released Nov. 2nd, included special Illidan, Murloc, and…

Prince Arthas Statue, Shadowlands Art Prints, Apparel and More 25% Off Today!

Prince Arthas Statue, Shadowlands Art Prints, Apparel and More 25% Off Today!

The Blizzard Gear Store is currently offering 25% off several popular items today until 9:00 PM Pacific on purchases greater than $34 with code MASTER. We’ve highlighted a few items below. If you missed our past earlier this month containing new…

Massive Ban Wave on Classic WoW – Possibly Terrain Exploitation Related

Massive Ban Wave on Classic WoW – Possibly Terrain Exploitation Related

Today in Classic WoW, many players through the game have received a ban, with the ban reasons marked as item/gold exploitation. It is currently unknown what caused such a ban wave, which seems to have caught thousands of players, but a…

Updates to the 1.13.6 WoW Classic Patch Notes – Weapon Proc GCD Changes, AQ Shoulder Color Fix, WSG Terrain Exploits

Updates to the 1.13.6 WoW Classic Patch Notes – Weapon Proc GCD Changes, AQ Shoulder Color Fix, WSG Terrain Exploits

Blizzard has published some updates to the 1.13.6 WoW Classic patch notes, including the previously-announced changes to weapon procs and the GCD, a fix for plate AQ shoulders showing the wrong colors, and resolving some WSG terrain exploits. Find the earlier…

WoW Classic Deep Dive into Sapphiron’s Frost Aura – Frost Damage Dealt Every 2 Seconds

WoW Classic Deep Dive into Sapphiron’s Frost Aura – Frost Damage Dealt Every 2 Seconds

Blizzard has published a deep dive into WoW Classic Sapphiron, explaining why they’ve chosen to have Frost Damage dealt every 2 seconds instead of 1 second. Edit: Blizzard has returned to say they are replicating the inconsistent behavior present in vanilla,…

Blizzard Changing Weapon Proc Behavior in 1.13.6 – Effects Can Proc While Bearer is on GCD

Blizzard Changing Weapon Proc Behavior in 1.13.6 – Effects Can Proc While Bearer is on GCD

In patch 1.13.6, Blizzard will be removing the data flag that prevents many items such as Nightfall, Hammer of the Northern Wind, and Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros from proccing while the bearer is on the Global Cooldown. While this is a…

WoW Classic Not A Bug List – Neretzek’s Proc Doesn’t Scale with Spell Damage

WoW Classic Not A Bug List – Neretzek’s Proc Doesn’t Scale with Spell Damage

Blizzard has confirmed that the proc effect from Neretzek, The Blood Drinker (Drain Life) does not scale with spell damage. BlizzardI’ve just updated the OP with the following item: Neretzek, The Blood Drinker’s proc effect does not scale with Spell Damage.…

Blizzard Opens Pre-Orders for Face Masks – Warcraft Alliance and Horde Masks Now Available

Blizzard Opens Pre-Orders for Face Masks – Warcraft Alliance and Horde Masks Now Available

Blizzard has started to sell face masks with patterns from various games, now including World of Warcraft! Each mask is sold in a pack of 3 and costs $24.99. Masks are set to ship no later than December 15, 2020. Purchase…

Blizzard Experimenting with Changes to Warsong Gulch on Classic WoW PTR to Fix Terrain Exploits

Blizzard Experimenting with Changes to Warsong Gulch on Classic WoW PTR to Fix Terrain Exploits

Blizzard has announced that they’ve been experimenting with some changes to Warsong Gulch and Arathi Basin on the Classic WoW to fix some terrain exploits. Some of those have been reverted but are looking for feedback for any testers that want…

WoW Classic Naxxramas Frostwyrm Lair Guides Now Live – Sapphiron and Kel’Thuzad

WoW Classic Naxxramas Frostwyrm Lair Guides Now Live – Sapphiron and Kel’Thuzad

With more Classic Naxxramas testing today, we’ve published our strategy guides to the Frostwyrm Lair by Rokman. Sapphiron StrategyKel’Thuzad Strategy Sapphiron is the first boss in the Frostwyrm Lair and second to last boss of Naxxramas. Sapphiron is infamous for being…

Multiboxing is Not Bannable – Blizzard Clarifies ToS Measures Taken to Prevent Botters & Cheating

Multiboxing is Not Bannable – Blizzard Clarifies ToS Measures Taken to Prevent Botters & Cheating

In order to clarify their stance on Multiboxing, which many players were confused after their policy update, Blizzard has released a Support Article about Multiboxing, clarifying that the act of Multiboxing is not against the Terms of Service. However, using input…

Upcoming WoW Classic PTR Naxxramas Testing for November 4th – Sapphiron and Kel’thuzad

Upcoming WoW Classic PTR Naxxramas Testing for November 4th – Sapphiron and Kel’thuzad

Blizzard have announced more raid testing on the WoW Classic PTR for Naxxramas, this time testing the Sapphiron and Kel’thuzad encounters! Blizzard Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 4, we will continue our raid tests in Naxxramas. 2:00 p.m. PDT (5:00 p.m. EDT) to…

Policy Update for Input Broadcasting Software Which Will Impact Multi-boxing

Policy Update for Input Broadcasting Software Which Will Impact Multi-boxing

Blizzard is updating their policies to be able to take actionable offense against input broadcasting software which allows a single keystroke to be automatically mirrored to multiple game clients. This software will no longer allowed while playing World of Warcraft and…

AQ Nature Resist Catchup Gear Now Available in WoW Classic

AQ Nature Resist Catchup Gear Now Available in WoW Classic

Blizzard has announced that they’ve hotfixed in WoW 1.11 gear into WoW Classic. BlizzardWith a hotfix that was deployed earlier today, the original WoW 1.11 gear is now obtainable in WoW Classic: Continue reading »

Blizzard’s Fireside Chat 2020 with J. Allen Brack – BlizzConline Will Be Free to Watch

Blizzard’s Fireside Chat 2020 with J. Allen Brack – BlizzConline Will Be Free to Watch

With no BlizzCon this year, president J. Allen Brack has addressed the community recapping Blizzard’s developments in 2020, as well as revealing that BlizzConline in February 2021 will be free to watch! February 2021 also marks the 30th anniversary of the…

New Merch on Sale for Blizzard GearFest – Season 7 Collector’s Pins, Sylvanas, Illidan, Murloc Funkos

New Merch on Sale for Blizzard GearFest – Season 7 Collector’s Pins, Sylvanas, Illidan, Murloc Funkos

Blizzard has released a new line of merchandise as part of the Blizzard GearFest celebration just in time for the holidays! The first wave of products includes special Illidan, Murloc, and Sylvanas Funkos, as well as Season 7 of Blizzard’s Collector’s…

How To Get Attuned to Wow Classic Naxxramas – Argent Dawn Rep, Materials, Gold

How To Get Attuned to Wow Classic Naxxramas – Argent Dawn Rep, Materials, Gold

The release date has been announced for WoW Classic Naxxramas–December 3rd. You’ll be able to get attuned to Naxx with the content unlock, but there are things you can do in advance to prepare for the attunement. Attunement requires Argent Dawn…

WoW Classic Phase 6 (1.13.6) Live on December 1st, Naxxramas Raid December 3rd

WoW Classic Phase 6 (1.13.6) Live on December 1st, Naxxramas Raid December 3rd

Blizzard has announced that WoW Classic 1.13.6, the final major content patch of Classic WoW, will release on December 1st, with the Naxxramas raid following on December 3rd as a global release. With no more major content for WoW Classic after…

Activision Blizzard Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results – Ahead of Expectations

Activision Blizzard Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results – Ahead of Expectations

Activision Blizzard just finished their third-quarter financial results conference call, announcing better than expected third quarter results, with tremendous success in the Call of Duty franchise and Shadowlands driving unprecedented engagement ahead of an expansion release. The total player base has…

Mythic Castle Nathria Opens on December 15th / 16th – Full Raid Unlock Schedule

Mythic Castle Nathria Opens on December 15th / 16th – Full Raid Unlock Schedule

Blizzard has revealed the full Castle Nathria raid schedule, including Mythic opening on December 15th (NA) / December 16th (EU). This raid release appears to be cutting it close to Christmas and December vacations for employees; however the first raid tier…

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Story Trailer

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Story Trailer

With the November 23 Shadowlands announcement, Blizzard has also released a story trailer! The trailer has glimpses of relevant Shadowlands storyline characters such as Bolvar, Sylvanas, Anduin, the Jailer, the Winter Queen, Sire Denathrius, Nathanos and Tyrande. Scenes included in the…

Former Lead Narrative Designer Dave Kosak Leaves Blizzard After 12 Years

Former Lead Narrative Designer Dave Kosak Leaves Blizzard After 12 Years

Former Lead Narrative Designer Dave “Fargo” Kosak announced he is leaving Blizzard Entertainment after 12 years at the company. While Kosak was best known for his recent Hearthstone work, serving as the face of the game in popular announcement trailers, he…

Chris Metzen Announces Warchief Gaming Tabletop Company

Chris Metzen Announces Warchief Gaming Tabletop Company

Chris Metzen, former Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development at Blizzard Entertainment, has announced his new tabletop gaming company, Warchief Gaming, alongside co-founder Mike Gilmartin, former Vice President of Quality Assurance at Blizzard. They’re joined by Ryan Collins, former…

California Wildfires in Orange County Near Blizzard HQ

California Wildfires in Orange County Near Blizzard HQ

We reported earlier that Shadowlands would have gone live today, had the expansion not been delayed, but it’s very likely that it wouldn’t have happened anyway, as Irvine and the greater Orange County area of southern California has been beset by…

Wowhead’s Artist’s Corner and Giveaway – imdrunkonTea

Wowhead’s Artist’s Corner and Giveaway – imdrunkonTea

Welcome to the latest installment of our Artist’s Corner series! Here at Wowhead we love art – drawing, painting, sculpting, woodworking, metalworking, jewelry making, papercrafting, badge making, everything under the sun. In an effort to share what our wonderful community does,…

Naxxramas WoW Classic Phase 6 Fan Trailer – Awakening by IKEdit

Naxxramas WoW Classic Phase 6 Fan Trailer – Awakening by IKEdit

IKEdit, the creator of famous fan-made cinematics like Silithus: Extinction and the recreation of the Warcraft movie trailer using WoW assets, has created a new video hyping up WoW Classic Phase 6. Here we see the raid summon the giant undead…

New Blizzard Gear Store Merch – Shadowlands CE Pin, Calendar, Desk Mats, Ceramic Stein

New Blizzard Gear Store Merch – Shadowlands CE Pin, Calendar, Desk Mats, Ceramic Stein

Following the release of the Warchief Thrall statue, Blizzard added even more items to the gear store, all themed around Shadowlands. These items include a Collector’s Edition pin, a 2021 calendar, two desk mats, and a ceramic stein. Continue reading »

New Warchief Thrall Statue Available at the Blizzard Gear Store

New Warchief Thrall Statue Available at the Blizzard Gear Store

Blizzard has updated their gear store with a new Warcraft Statue: Warchief Thrall! The statue comes in two different versions: Limited Edition and Premium, which we have previewed below. This statue draws upon looks throughout Thrall’s history, including elements from Warcraft…

WoW Classic Naxxramas Abomination Quarter Guides Now Live – Grobbulus, Patchwerk, Gluth, Thaddius

WoW Classic Naxxramas Abomination Quarter Guides Now Live – Grobbulus, Patchwerk, Gluth, Thaddius

With more Classic Naxxramas testing today, we’ve published our strategy guides to the Abomination Quarter by Rokman. Grobbulus StrategyPatchwerk StrategyGluth StrategyThaddius Strategy Grobbulus is the second boss in the Abomination Wing of Naxxramas. Grobbulus is a flesh giant with a massive…

BlizzCon 2020 Would Have Started Today, October 23rd

BlizzCon 2020 Would Have Started Today, October 23rd

BlizzCon 2020 would have started today, October 23rd, were it not for the pandemic. Instead, Blizzard will host BlizzConline from February 19th through 20th. While Blizzard never officially revealed the intended date for the event, Blizzard employee Saralyn Smith tweeted the…

Madness at the Darkmoon Faire – The Old Gods Return to Hearthstone

Madness at the Darkmoon Faire – The Old Gods Return to Hearthstone

World of Warcraft fans across the globe celebrate the long-awaited release of Shadowland’s Pre-Patch 9.0.1 which introduced tons of fresh content and a plethora of gameplay changes. As a result, “Visions of N’Zoth”, better known as Patch 8.3, has finally been…

Upcoming WoW Classic PTR Naxxramas Testing for October 23rd – Abomination Quarter

Upcoming WoW Classic PTR Naxxramas Testing for October 23rd – Abomination Quarter

Blizzard have announced more raid testing on the WoW Classic PTR for Naxxramas, this time testing the Abomination Quarter. BlizzardTomorrow, Friday, October 23, we will continue our raid tests in Naxxramas, with the Abomination Quarter. 2:00 p.m. PDT (5:00 p.m. EDT)…

Classic Beta Back to the Battle.net Catalog – Classic TBC Soon?

Classic Beta Back to the Battle.net Catalog – Classic TBC Soon?

Blizzard has readded the Classic Beta client to the Battle.net app catalog. Currently, it has outdated information and is marked as deprecated, but this could mean that Blizzard is preparing to use it for a Classic The Burning Crusade beta testing.…

WoW Classic Naxxramas Plague Quarter Guides Now Live – Noth, Heigan, Loatheb

WoW Classic Naxxramas Plague Quarter Guides Now Live – Noth, Heigan, Loatheb

With more Classic Naxxramas testing today, we’ve published our strategy guides to the Plague Quarter by Rokman. Noth the Plaguebringer StrategyHeigan the Unclean StrategyLoatheb Strategy Noth the Plaguebringer is the first boss in the Plague Wing of Naxxramas. This boss encounter…

Upcoming WoW Classic PTR Naxxramas Testing for October 21st – Plague Quarter

Upcoming WoW Classic PTR Naxxramas Testing for October 21st – Plague Quarter

Blizzard has announced more raid testing on the WoW Classic PTR for Naxxramas, this time testing the Plague Quarter with bosses Noth, Heigan, and Loatheb. Naxxramas Overview Tier 3 Overview BlizzardTomorrow, Wednesday, October 21, we will continue our raid tests in…

Former Blizzard Developers at Frost Giant Studios Raise $4.7 Million to Create new Real Time Strategy Game

Former Blizzard Developers at Frost Giant Studios Raise $4.7 Million to Create new Real Time Strategy Game

Frost Giant Studios is a small new game company made up of eight former Blizzard developers focused on revitalizing the real-time strategy genre. As reported by Venturebeat, the company has raised $4.7 million to create a new game, insisting that the…

PvP Rank 42 – Three Grand Marshals on One WoW Classic Account

PvP Rank 42 – Three Grand Marshals on One WoW Classic Account

The path to Rank 14 is one of the most arduous grinds in Classic WoW, famed for not days but weeks of sleepless nights. Because of that, reaching PvP Rank 14 just once is an achievement which players hold with them…

WoW Classic Hallow’s End Event Guide

WoW Classic Hallow’s End Event Guide

Hallow’s End is live in WoW Classic! While the holiday is not as intricate as the retail version, there are still some activities to complete including trick or treating, apple bobbing, the Wickerman Festival, and acquiring buffs. Hallow’s End LoreHallow’s End…

WoW Classic Naxxramas Arachnid Quarter Guides Now Live – Anub’Rekhan, Faerlina, Maexxna

WoW Classic Naxxramas Arachnid Quarter Guides Now Live – Anub’Rekhan, Faerlina, Maexxna

With more Classic Naxxramas testing today, we’ve published our strategy guides to the Arachnid Quarter by Rokman. Anub’Rekhan StrategyFaerlina StrategyMaexxna Strategy Anub’Rekhan is the first boss in the Spider Wing of Naxxramas. Anub’Rekhan will be accompanied by two Crypt Guard in…

Blizzard To Stop Major Development Updates for StarCraft II

Blizzard To Stop Major Development Updates for StarCraft II

Blizzard has announced they are halting major development updates for StarCraft II, such as additional for-purchase content. StarCraft II esports will continue through ESL Gaming and GSL. The open letter to the community takes pains to state that this is not…

WoW Classic Naxxramas Military Quarter Guides Now Live – Four Horsemen, Gothik, Instructor Razuvious

WoW Classic Naxxramas Military Quarter Guides Now Live – Four Horsemen, Gothik, Instructor Razuvious

With Classic Naxxramas testing opening on the PTR today, we’ve published our strategy guides to the Military Quarter by Rokman. Instructor Razuvious StrategyGothik the Harvester StrategyFour Horsemen Strategy Instructor Razuvious is the first boss in the Military Wing of Naxxramas. Instructor…

Upcoming WoW Classic PTR Naxxramas Testing for October 16th – Arachnid Quarter

Upcoming WoW Classic PTR Naxxramas Testing for October 16th – Arachnid Quarter

Blizzard have announced more raid testing on the WoW Classic PTR for Naxxramas, this time testing the Arachnid Quarter. BlizzardTomorrow, Friday, October 16, we will continue our raid tests in Naxxramas, with the Arachnid Quarter. 2:00 p.m. PDT (5:00 p.m. EDT)…

Classic Naxxramas PTR Testing on October 15th – Military Quarter

Classic Naxxramas PTR Testing on October 15th – Military Quarter

Blizzard is kicking off Naxxramas testing on the Classic PTR with the Military Quarter tomorrow. The bosses in this wing are Instructor Razuvious, Gothik the Harvester, and The Four Horsemen. Naxxramas Overview Tier 3 Overview BlizzardTomorrow, Thursday, October 15, we will…

WoW Classic Scourge Invasion Testing Now Available on Classic PTR

WoW Classic Scourge Invasion Testing Now Available on Classic PTR

Blizzard has announced that the WoW Classic’s Scourge Invasion is now available for testing on the WoW Classic PTR. BlizzardA little while ago, we enabled the Scourge Invasion on the Public Test Realm (PTR). This event was first released with original…

Unions Call for Strike in Response to Activsion Blizzard Closing Office in Versailles

Unions Call for Strike in Response to Activsion Blizzard Closing Office in Versailles

A week ago, we learned of Activision Blizzard’s move to close their Versailles office in France. Today, as shared by Taliesin & Evitel, the elected unions CGT, SPECIS-UNSA, and CFE-CGC are calling for employees to go on strike, citing previous denials…

Wowhead’s Dressing Room Receives a New Design Just in Time for Shadowlands!

Wowhead’s Dressing Room Receives a New Design Just in Time for Shadowlands!

We’re excited to announce that Wowhead’s Dressing Room has received a UI revamp just in time for Shadowlands! We’ve added many fun features over the years to the Dressing Room, and with WoW’s own character customization system receiving an overhaul in…

Blizzard Has Delayed PvP Rank Pools Hotfix Planned for October 13th

Blizzard Has Delayed PvP Rank Pools Hotfix Planned for October 13th

Blizzard has delayed the hotfix to PvP Rank Pools, originally scheduled for October 13th. The hotfix was intended to make deleted player characters no longer count towards the PvP pool. BlizzardFollowing further review, we’ve decided to wait to address this issue.…

Humble Bundle Releases World of Warcraft Legends Library: An E-Book Bundle

Humble Bundle Releases World of Warcraft Legends Library: An E-Book Bundle

Humble Bundle has released a World of Warcraft books bundle! Featuring 25 e-books previously published by Blizzard and $538 worth of content, all proceeds are donated towards the Call of Duty Endowment charity! You can purchase the Humble Bundle through October…

Save 30% on Select Game Services – Race Change, Faction Change and Character Transfer

Save 30% on Select Game Services – Race Change, Faction Change and Character Transfer

Blizzard announced that they’re holding a 30% off promotion on the Race Change, Faction Change, and Character Transfer services in the Blizzard Shop. This promotion will last through November 15. US Blizzard ShopEU Blizzard Shop It won’t be long until the…

Classic Phase 6 Patch Notes Update – Scarab Brooch Bugfix

Classic Phase 6 Patch Notes Update – Scarab Brooch Bugfix

Blizzard has made a small update to the Classic Phase 6 patch notes, including a change which fixes a bug with the Scarab Brooch trinket’s Persistent Shield proc. BlizzardUpdated the bug fixes list in the original post with the following fix:…

WoW Classic PvP Rank Pools Hotfix Coming October 13th

WoW Classic PvP Rank Pools Hotfix Coming October 13th

Blizzard has announced a hotfix coming to WoW Classic honor calculations. Deleted player characters will no longer count towards the PvP pool. BlizzardWith a hotfix to WoW Classic that will take effect before the next weekly honor calculations on October 13,…

73 Year Old Dad Achieves Rank 13 in WoW Classic

73 Year Old Dad Achieves Rank 13 in WoW Classic

WoW Classic is truly a game for everyone, as HeavyHammerVR has shared the news that his 73 year old dad has hit Rank 13 in the GM Grind! The heartwarming story touched many players, who shared stories of gaming with their…

Hunter Buffs – Auras and Buffs Will Properly Apply to Ranged Attack Power in WoW Classic Phase 6

Hunter Buffs – Auras and Buffs Will Properly Apply to Ranged Attack Power in WoW Classic Phase 6

Many helpful auras and buffs that improve Attack Power will properly apply to Ranged Attack Power in WoW Classic Phase 6, making Hunters more viable! With this change, World Buffs like Fengus’ Ferocity and Rallying Cry of the Dragonslayer will benefit…

WoW Classic 1.13.6 PTR Patch Notes – Naxxramas!

WoW Classic 1.13.6 PTR Patch Notes – Naxxramas!

Blizzard has released patch notes for WoW Classic PTR Build 1.13.6 which includes Naxxramas, and new Items and Content! When do you think Phase 6 Classic WoW is coming? The notes imply this is a staggered launch, with possibly some content…

WoW Classic Phase 6 PTR Build 1.13.6.36149

WoW Classic Phase 6 PTR Build 1.13.6.36149

A new PTR build for Classic WoW just appeared, titled 1.13.6.36149. Following previous naming conventions, with Classic WoW itself being patch 1.13, this would point toward the launch of Phase 6 and Naxxramas as the final raid tier of Classic WoW!…

WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire in Mulgore for October 2020

WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire in Mulgore for October 2020

The WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire is now active in Mulgore for October 2020, running from the 5th through 11th. The Faire will be available in Elwynn in November 2020. WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire Event Guide The Darkmoon Faire has a variety…

Blizzard Devs React to Henry Cavill as Arthas Fan Concept

Blizzard Devs React to Henry Cavill as Arthas Fan Concept

Last month, a faux Wrath of the Lich King movie poster featuring Henry Cavill as Arthas Menethil took the internet by storm, inspiring the dreams of fans everywhere. Reactions have since been overwhelmingly positive, even among Blizzard devs, with former Senior…

Blizzard Offers Refunds for Shadowlands Pre-Order After the Delay Announcement

Blizzard Offers Refunds for Shadowlands Pre-Order After the Delay Announcement

Yesterday, Blizzard has made the decision to delay the Shadowlands expansion release for later this year. People who have pre-ordered the Shadowlands expansion have received e-mails from Blizzard mentioning that refunds for the pre-order are available, should you want to refund…

Blizzard Announces Ahn’Qiraj War Effort Will Auto Complete After Several Realms Notice Less Automatic Turn Ins

Blizzard Announces Ahn’Qiraj War Effort Will Auto Complete After Several Realms Notice Less Automatic Turn Ins

This morning, Blizzard announced that the War Effort would automatically complete next week, on October 6th, after players on both US and EU servers had begun to notice that the automatic turn-ins intended to complete the war effort over time had…

Shadowlands – World of Warcraft Expansion Delayed Until Later This Year

Shadowlands – World of Warcraft Expansion Delayed Until Later This Year

John Hight, Executive Producer of World of Warcraft, has made a blog post announcing that Shadowlands will be delayed until later this year. BlizzardTo the WoW community, I wanted to let you know that we’re delaying the release of Shadowlands to…

Face Mask & Window Decal Now Available on the Wowhead Shop

Face Mask & Window Decal Now Available on the Wowhead Shop

You’ve asked for it, even demanded it, and we’re happy to oblige! Announcing the Wowhead Face Mask & Window Decal, now available on the Wowhead Shop. The masks are available in three sizes: Adult Large, Adult Small and Kids/Child. As this…

Classic WoW Harvest Festival – Good Quest Experience and Free Food for Alts

Classic WoW Harvest Festival – Good Quest Experience and Free Food for Alts

The Harvest Festival is a small celebration to honor the fallen heroes of the Horde and Alliance. In Classic WoW, this holiday rewards some free food/water as well as good quest experience for alts. Honoring a HeroThere is only one short…

Viewer’s Guide to WoW Classic Fall Conquest – Arathi Basin

Viewer’s Guide to WoW Classic Fall Conquest – Arathi Basin

Blizzard has released a complete viewer’s guide to the WoW Classic Fall Conquest, starting on Saturday with the EU qualifiers. Check out the full broadcast schedule and the casters below, which includes our own Class & Raid guide writer Rokman! BlizzardThe…

GideonAI’s List of Hidden Internal Cooldowns for WoW Classic Items, Set Bonuses, and Spells

GideonAI’s List of Hidden Internal Cooldowns for WoW Classic Items, Set Bonuses, and Spells

In WoW, many items and spells have internal hidden cooldowns on their effects. GideonAI has compiled a list of all these cooldowns in WoW Classic, which is quite useful for theorycrafters. This list was compiled through many players working together in…

40 Paladins from Sulfuron-EU Clear Classic Molten Core

40 Paladins from Sulfuron-EU Clear Classic Molten Core

We have another Classic world first, as a group of 40 Paladins cleared Molten Core on the French realm Sulfuron-EU in another outstanding example of community achievement, organized by Mevanwy of the guild <Slayer>. While 40 Paladins previously cleared the raid…

21 Exalted Reputations in Classic WoW – A Rep Grinder’s Tale

21 Exalted Reputations in Classic WoW – A Rep Grinder’s Tale

Scarab Lord Hycran has already earned rare and impressive achievements in Classic WoW, such as obtaining the Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal, forging Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros, being the first player to reach exalted with Shendralar and achieve the Classic version of…

Blizzard Plans to Fix Improved Weapon Totems Bug – Party Should Benefit from Increased Attack Power

Blizzard Plans to Fix Improved Weapon Totems Bug – Party Should Benefit from Increased Attack Power

Blizzard has announced they will fix the talent bug in a future Classic update, allowing everyone in the party to benefit from the increased attack power gain which could have a significant impact on melee compositions. While the current talent behavior…

Mike Morhaime Announces New Game Company: Dreamhaven

Mike Morhaime Announces New Game Company: Dreamhaven

Co-founder and former Blizzard Entertainment President Mike Morhaime announced the launch of Dreamhaven, a new games development company based in Irvine, California which will provide guidance, support, and funding to subsidiary game development studios. The two initial studios, Moonshot Games and…

Warcraft 2 Movie Unconfirmed Rumors

Warcraft 2 Movie Unconfirmed Rumors

Rumors about a possible Warcraft 2 movie have been flying around the WoW community for a few days now. The movie might actually be a reality, as Blizzard legend Chris Metzen has tweeted about it! Please be mindful that this is…

BlizzConline is February 19-20, 2021 – Virtual BlizzCon Event

BlizzConline is February 19-20, 2021 – Virtual BlizzCon Event

BlizzConline is February 19th and 20th, 2021. This virtual convention hopes to capture the BlizzCon community spirit after BlizzCon 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic. Many events you’re familiar with from BlizzCon are returning in virtual form! The deadlines for…

Wowhead’s Artist’s Corner and Giveaway – Ruthie

Wowhead’s Artist’s Corner and Giveaway – Ruthie

Welcome to the latest installment of our Artist’s Corner series! Here at Wowhead we love art – drawing, painting, sculpting, woodworking, metalworking, jewelry making, papercrafting, badge making, everything under the sun. In an effort to share what our wonderful community does,…

Crashgaming Earns World First Level 59 PvP Rank 14 Grand Marshal

Crashgaming Earns World First Level 59 PvP Rank 14 Grand Marshal

It’s only been a few days since we highlighted Crashgaming’s quest to reach PvP Rank 14 before level 60, and he’s finally done it, becoming the first known Grand Marshal of the Alliance at level 59. Update: Although not confirmed, we’ve…

Blizzard Bans Thousands of Bots a Day in WoW Classic

Blizzard Bans Thousands of Bots a Day in WoW Classic

Blizzard has posted some additional information about hacks and cheats in WoW Classic. They’ve announced that they ban over a thousand bots a day with the anti-cheat team focusing on popular botting spots such as Dire Maul. BlizzardNo hacks or cheats…

Wowhead’s Rocket Coloring Giveaway Winners & Staff Favorites

Wowhead’s Rocket Coloring Giveaway Winners & Staff Favorites

Last week we hosted a giveaway requiring the community to submit a drawing/coloring of our rocket outline and you all really delivered! We received over 5,000 entries and so much talent and effort was seen in those submissions. It definitely brought…

World of Warcraft Classic Fall Conquest – Arathi Basin Esports

World of Warcraft Classic Fall Conquest – Arathi Basin Esports

Blizzard has introduced another WoW Classic esports tournament–this time in Arathi Basin! The tournament will take place between October 3rd and 18th and signups are open now. Last time Blizzard ran a WoW Classic esports event, it took place in Warsong…

September 14th Hotfixes – Resetting Ossirian the Unscarred

September 14th Hotfixes – Resetting Ossirian the Unscarred

Blizzard has updated the Classic hotfix blog to address the last boss of the Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj, Ossirian the Unscarred, not properly resetting when repeatedly engaged in combat. Blizzard Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj Fixed an issue that caused Ossirian the Unscarred to…

Reaching Rank 14 Grand Marshal in WoW Classic at Level 59

Reaching Rank 14 Grand Marshal in WoW Classic at Level 59

After a long and arduous grind, Crashgaming247 is set to become a Grand Marshal of the Alliance, but unlike everyone else who has reached PvP Rank 14, Crash is only level 59. While picking up PvP ranks in lower brackets is…

The Ten Hour War Before the Ten Hour War on Wyrmthalak

The Ten Hour War Before the Ten Hour War on Wyrmthalak

On Sunday, the Classic Russian server Wyrmthalak, from which 40 Shamans raided Molten Core, engaged in a civil war to delay an unexpected early completion of the War Effort to open the gates of Ahn’Qiraj. Unlike the Ironforge lockdown on Gandling…

Blizzard’s Concept Art for the CraftWars Heroes of the Storm Event – WoW and StarCraft Fusion

Blizzard’s Concept Art for the CraftWars Heroes of the Storm Event – WoW and StarCraft Fusion

The CraftWars event has started in Heroes of the Storm, and Blizzard has released concept art for the new hero skins fusing WoW and StarCraft together, including King of Blades Arthas. This event includes StarCraft themed skins for Arthas, Anduin and…

WoW Classic Horde Three-Player Kill of Onyxia

WoW Classic Horde Three-Player Kill of Onyxia

Today we’re highlighting another Classic feat: a three-player Horde kill of Onyxia, featuring a Shaman, Hunter, and Warrior. While an Alliance trio took Onyxia down in Vanilla and Classic, this is the first time a Horde trio has succeeded. Congratulations to…

WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire in Elwynn Forest for September 2020

WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire in Elwynn Forest for September 2020

The WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire is now active in Elwynn Forest for September 2020, running from the 7th through 13th. The Faire will be available in Mulgore in October 2020. WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire Event Guide The Darkmoon Faire has a…

Ahn’Qiraj War Effort – Automatic Turn-Ins for Small Servers Starting Over the Next Couple Days

Ahn’Qiraj War Effort – Automatic Turn-Ins for Small Servers Starting Over the Next Couple Days

Blizzard released a blue post talking about the Ahn’Qiraj War Effort automatic turn-ins for small servers, as 30 days have passed since the start of the War Effort and the automatic turn-ins not working for these servers through the week. Continue…

90 Scarab Lords on the Flamegor-RU Server

90 Scarab Lords on the Flamegor-RU Server

Last week we reported on the 49 Scarab Lords of Fairbanks after they finally opened the gates of Ahn’Qiraj. This week, we’ve learned that the Russian sever Flamegor has amassed a record breaking 90 Scarab Lords! As far as we know,…

Ahn’Qiraj War Effort – Automatic Turn-Ins for Small Servers Not Working

Ahn’Qiraj War Effort – Automatic Turn-Ins for Small Servers Not Working

Shortly before the launch of Ahn’Qiraj, Blizzard told players that War Effort materials would start automatically turning in after 30 days, in order to make sure smaller servers keep up with the pace of content. Now 38 days past, that doesn’t…

Craft Wars Heroes of the Storm Event – King of Blades Arthas, Emperor Anduin, Draenei Artanis

Craft Wars Heroes of the Storm Event – King of Blades Arthas, Emperor Anduin, Draenei Artanis

Blizzard released details for the new Heroes of the Storm event, Craft Wars – A mash-up of Warcraft and StarCraft! This event includes StarCraft themed skins for Arthas, Anduin and Gazlowe, and Warcraft themed skins for Artanis and Mei. You can…

Classic Warrior and Paladin Ahn’Qiraj Tier 2.5 Armor Sets Have Duller Colors Than Intended

Classic Warrior and Paladin Ahn’Qiraj Tier 2.5 Armor Sets Have Duller Colors Than Intended

Since the release of WoW Classic Ahn’Qiraj, players have noticed that colors on some of the Tier 2.5 armor sets are less vibrant than intended. Earlier in WoW Classic, there was a similar issue with Perdition’s Blade glow effects which has…

Heroes of the Storm Twitter Teasers – Possible Warcraft x StarCraft Crossover Event?

Heroes of the Storm Twitter Teasers – Possible Warcraft x StarCraft Crossover Event?

Blizzard has released two images on the official Heroes of the Storm twitter account over the weekend, presumably teasing a Warcraft x Starcraft event! On the first tweet, posted last Saturday, the Heroes of the Storm official Twitter account posted a…

August 28th Hotfixes – Permanent Combustion Bug

August 28th Hotfixes – Permanent Combustion Bug

Blizzard has updated the Classic hotfix blog to fix a bug which untentionally allowed to permanently buff critical strike chance by changing zones before the buff wears off. Blizzard Fixed a bug that unintentionally allowed Combustion to apply a permanent buff…

The 49 Classic Scarab Lords of Fairbanks – US/PVP

The 49 Classic Scarab Lords of Fairbanks – US/PVP

Although they fell a bit behind other servers in the War Effort, the gates of Ahn’Qiraj have finally been opened on Fairbanks-US/PvP. Going a bit slower isn’t necessary a bad thing though, as it’s given the server time to amass an…

Castle Nathria and Shadowlands Season 1 Start November 10th – Castle Nathria Opening Schedule

Castle Nathria and Shadowlands Season 1 Start November 10th – Castle Nathria Opening Schedule

Blizzard has posted the official schedule for Castle Nathria opening and Shadowlands Season 1. Season 1 will begin on November 10th with Mythic Castle Nathria releasing on November 17th. Season 1 Guides Castle Nathria, the Seasonal Prideful Affix, 3 New Mythic+…

Shadowlands Global Launch on October 26th (NA) / 27th (EU)

Shadowlands Global Launch on October 26th (NA) / 27th (EU)

Shadowlands is releasing on October 26th (NA) / October 27th (EU) with a global launch! The Global Launch Times are as follows: Americas (PDT): October 26th 4:00 PM Europe (CET): October 27th 12:00 AM Taiwan (CST): October 27th 7:00 AM Korea…

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Release Date Is October 26th/27th

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Release Date Is October 26th/27th

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, the next WoW expansion after Battle for Azeroth, will release on October 27th, 2020. Not sure what to do to prepare? Check out our Things To Do Before the Shadowlands Prepatch Guide and What is Coming in…

World of Warcraft: Classic Launched One Year Ago Today

World of Warcraft: Classic Launched One Year Ago Today

World of Warcraft: Classic launched one year ago today, August 26, 2019. This was Blizzard’s first attempt at restoring an archival version of Warcraft, allowing players to reconnect with their friends from decades past and relive their first steps in Azeroth.…

#LayerArugal – Large Servers Suffer Queue Times After Layering Removed

#LayerArugal – Large Servers Suffer Queue Times After Layering Removed

We previously reported on Blizzards announcement that all WoW Classic realms were now down to one layer, which many players who didn’t like the idea of their server’s community artificially split up. Since that happened though, many of the bigger servers…

Wowhead’s Artist’s Corner and Giveaway – Midsummer1942

Wowhead’s Artist’s Corner and Giveaway – Midsummer1942

Welcome to the latest installment of our Artist’s Corner series! Here at Wowhead we love art – drawing, painting, sculpting, woodworking, metalworking, jewelry making, papercrafting, badge making, everything under the sun. In an effort to share what our wonderful community does,…

All WoW Classic Realms Now One Layer & Character Transfers Restrictions Removed

All WoW Classic Realms Now One Layer & Character Transfers Restrictions Removed

Blizzard has announced that all US and EU WoW Classic Realms are now one layer and that the character transfer restrictions have been removed. There’s a blue post on both the US Forums and EU Forums announcing the update. Blizzard Over…

Horde Ironforge Lockdown to Delay the Ten Hour War on Gandling

Horde Ironforge Lockdown to Delay the Ten Hour War on Gandling

Horde on the Gandling-EU server took over Ironforge yesterday, locking down the capital city to prevent Alliance players from turning in the material needed for the Ahn’Qiraj war effort. Continue reading »

Deep Dive by Blizzard Engineers on Recreating the Ahn’Qiraj War Effort

Deep Dive by Blizzard Engineers on Recreating the Ahn’Qiraj War Effort

Blizzard Engineers have published a deep dive blog explaining how they recreated the Ahn’Qiraj War Effort many years later, without nearly as much lag and server instability as the original vanilla event. This blog delves into the technical complexities of hosting…

World First Onyxia Three-Player Kill in WoW Classic

World First Onyxia Three-Player Kill in WoW Classic

Onyxia has been defeated by a trio of players in WoW Classic–the world first group to complete this achievement! While Onyxia was also defeated by three players in vanilla WoW, this was done after the release of Naxxramas with significantly better…

Classic Player Levels All Eight Alliance Classes to 60 Without Mage Boosts

Classic Player Levels All Eight Alliance Classes to 60 Without Mage Boosts

A player from Pyrewood Village PVE EU has leveled all eight Alliance classes to 60. While Mage boosts have trivialized the leveling experience in WoW Classic, this player’s feat is notable as he avoided using boosts on his leveling journey. Over…

Soft Reserve – Raid Loot Distribution Utility

Soft Reserve – Raid Loot Distribution Utility

Soft Reserve is a new tool in development by Codzima of <Ragequit> on Stormspire-EU aka SilentSpy on Reddit, allowing group leaders to setup loot allocations across their raid. In addition to manually setting up item reservations, there are also a few…

AQ geht auf! Lucifron-EU als 4. Server fertig mit dem War Effort für AQ (99% Horde)

Pull jetzt Bruder bedankt sich besonders bei Obscure und deren Einsatz alle benötigten Mats zusammen zusammeln und zu transferieren. Speziell Zpm, Sharae, Ninerya und Purginpaula sind dabei zu erwähnen! Stabile Leistung auch an alle Farmer, Crafter & Helfer die sich in…

Gehennas World PvP and  23 Hour Scarab Lord Videos

Gehennas World PvP and 23 Hour Scarab Lord Videos

The race to restore the Scepter of the Shifting Sands and open the gates of Ahn’Qiraj is the single largest world event in all of Classic WoW, particularly on large PvP servers. With so many players either racing to become Scarab…

WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire in Mulgore for August 2020

WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire in Mulgore for August 2020

The WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire is now active in Mulgore for August 2020, running from the 10th through 16th. The Faire will be available in Elwynn in September 2020. WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire Event Guide The Darkmoon Faire has a variety…

The Guildless Scarab Lord of Faerlina

The Guildless Scarab Lord of Faerlina

Scarab Lord is typically a well planned, guild-wide effort, coordinated months in advance to decide who will attempt the quest chain, ring the gong, and earn the mount for their organization. But what happens when someone is given the Head of…

August 7th Classic Hotfixes – Trade Qiraji Quest Items

August 7th Classic Hotfixes – Trade Qiraji Quest Items

Blizzard has updated the Classic hotfix blog to allow Qiraji Ornate Hilt, Qiraji Martial Drape, and Qiraji Ceremonial Ring type items used in quests such as Blade of Vaulted Secrets, Cloak of Veiled Shadows, and Band of Unending Life to be…

Warlock Tanking Guide for Twin Emperors – Talent Builds, Gearing, Strategy

Warlock Tanking Guide for Twin Emperors – Talent Builds, Gearing, Strategy

With the gates of Ahn’Qiraj opening all over the Classic world, today we’d like to highlight our Warlock Tanking Guide for Twin Emperors written by our Classic Warlock Writer, Terryn. Warlock Tanking Guide for Twin EmperorsTwin Emperors Strategy Guide Twin Emperors…

Scholomance Academy – Hearthstone’s “Warcraft” Master Class

Scholomance Academy – Hearthstone’s “Warcraft” Master Class

Class is in session! On August 7th, Hearthstone’s newest expansion, “Scholomance Academy”, hit the servers and reimagines one of Warcraft’s most infamous dungeons: Scholomance. Despite the usual ridiculousness of Hearthstone’s initial expansion trailers, Scholomance Academy wants to be more than Blizzard’s…

WoW Classic Hotfixes for August 5th – Frost Wands Now Work on Viscidus

WoW Classic Hotfixes for August 5th – Frost Wands Now Work on Viscidus

Blizzard has now fixed the bug that prevented Frost Wands from working on Viscidus. Time to break out Wand of Biting Cold again! Earlier today, we covered the community unearthing this bug, looking at Twitch streams and Warcraft Logs data. The…

Blizzard Workers Organize List of Workplace Requests for Management Including Fair Pay

Blizzard Workers Organize List of Workplace Requests for Management Including Fair Pay

Following the Bloomberg report that Blizzard employees created a spreadsheet to share salaries and document being underpaid in the video games industry, we now have a follow-up report from Bloomberg that Blizzard workers are creating a list of workplace demands to…

EU First Classic AQ40 C’Thun Kill by Progress on Firemaw

EU First Classic AQ40 C’Thun Kill by Progress on Firemaw

<Progress> on Firemaw, the first realm to bang the gong on EU realms, has achieved the EU First kill of Classic C’Thun in AQ40! Congratulations to them! Their Ahn’Qiraj run took approximately 49 minutes, as the guild rushed to C’Thun, skipping…

Classic Viscidus Possibly Bugged – Frost Wands Not Counting Towards Freezing The Boss

Classic Viscidus Possibly Bugged – Frost Wands Not Counting Towards Freezing The Boss

Viscidus, an encounter that relies on freezing attacks to transition into the next phase, appears to be bugged in Classic as damage from Frost Wands do not count. While Mages can spam Frostbolt and contribute to the encounter, Priests and Warlocks…

Activision Blizzard Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results Exceed Expectations

Activision Blizzard Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results Exceed Expectations

Activision Blizzard just finished their second-quarter financial results conference call, announcing surpassed expectations with second quarter revenue growing 38% to $1.93 billion. Continue reading »

The First Scarab Lords from the Five Fastest NA Realms to Open Classic Ahn’Qiraj

The First Scarab Lords from the Five Fastest NA Realms to Open Classic Ahn’Qiraj

Five NA Realms completed the Classic Ahn’Qiraj War Effort and the Scepter of the Shifting Sands questline today. Here is a list of the first three players to ring the gong on these realms, earning the Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal. Congratulations…

Race to Ring the Gong – Recapping the NA Release of Classic Ahn’Qiraj

Race to Ring the Gong – Recapping the NA Release of Classic Ahn’Qiraj

In a recent Blue Post, Blizzard highlighted which realms across North America were the first to complete the war effort. But before players can begin to zone into the Temple of Ahn’Qiraj, they have to ring the gong with The Scepter…

Bloomberg Report Reveals Blizzard Employees Are Underpaid

Bloomberg Report Reveals Blizzard Employees Are Underpaid

Frustrated by wage disparities and poor compensation, Blizzard employees have started a spreadsheet documenting their underwhelming salaries and pay increases, as reported by Jason Schreier for Bloomberg News. One employee then created a spreadsheet and encouraged staff to share their compensation…

Blizzard Clarifies How Proc and GCD Interactions Work in WoW Classic

Blizzard Clarifies How Proc and GCD Interactions Work in WoW Classic

Following up their previous discussion, Blizzard added a new post to discuss about how the GCD affects proc effects in Classic WoW. In the post, Blizzard clarifies that while the result they shared was correct previously, the reasoning was wrong, being…

WoW Classic Class Guides Updated for Phase 5 and Ahn’Qiraj – BiS and New Talent Builds

WoW Classic Class Guides Updated for Phase 5 and Ahn’Qiraj – BiS and New Talent Builds

With the next weekly reset, we should have the first Classic realms opening the gates of Ahn’Qiraj. In order to help you with this new raid, our guide writers have worked to update our guides to support the new raid. These…

The Best Items in Ahn’Qiraj WoW Classic Phase 5

The Best Items in Ahn’Qiraj WoW Classic Phase 5

The ringing of gongs will soon herald the opening of Ahn’Qiraj, and with the new raid instance comes the availability of several new items which aren’t just Best in Slot for various classes, but offer advantages beyond Phase 5. Continue reading…

Blizzard Targeting Scarab Lord Griefing – Actions to Reduce Disruption

Blizzard Targeting Scarab Lord Griefing – Actions to Reduce Disruption

Blizzard has made a bluepost related to today’s earlier reports of griefing the Scepter of Shifting Sands questline in Classic WoW. While they were quick to clarify that the incident in question was not the result of mass reporting, this most…

AQ40 (Temple of Ahn’Qiraj) Boss Strategy Guides for WoW Classic

AQ40 (Temple of Ahn’Qiraj) Boss Strategy Guides for WoW Classic

To prepare for the opening of the Ahn’Qiraj raids, which will happen as early as next Tuesday for some US realms, we’ve published our guides for all Temple of Ahn’Qiraj bosses, as well as notable trash. Trash Mobs Overview Main Bosses…

Classic Scarab Lord Griefing – Mass Reporting Leads to Automated Ban

Classic Scarab Lord Griefing – Mass Reporting Leads to Automated Ban

A Horde player working on the Scarab Lord quest chain has seemingly received an automatic suspension after being mass reported by a coalition of Alliance competitors, prompting the question of whether automated moderation tools are simply too powerful and easily exploitable…

July 31st Hotfixes – Anachronos PvP & Draconic For Dummies

July 31st Hotfixes – Anachronos PvP & Draconic For Dummies

Blizzard has updated its hotfix blog with a handful of small changes, including the previously reported Ectoplasmic Distiller threat generation. Blizzard July 31, 2020Classic WoW Attacking Anachronos now flags you for PvP. The Ectoplasmic Distiller quest item no longer generates threat.…

New Profession Recipes from Drops in WoW Classic Phase 5 – AQ Enchants, Stormshroud Gloves

New Profession Recipes from Drops in WoW Classic Phase 5 – AQ Enchants, Stormshroud Gloves

In addition to the profession recipes available from profession vendors, WoW Classic Phase 5 introduced a large number of desirable recipes from drops and quests, as well as a couple new profession reagents. New Recipes from Rep Vendors in Phase 5…

Scarab Lord Reputation Grind Completed Within Days of Phase 5

Scarab Lord Reputation Grind Completed Within Days of Phase 5

Several guilds have now completed their Scarab Lord reputation grinds, waiting only to clear Blackwing Lair a second time this coming reset before they ring the gong, start the 10 hour war, and earn their Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal. Continue reading…

Ectoplasmic Distiller Threat Generation Has Been Fixed

Ectoplasmic Distiller Threat Generation Has Been Fixed

Earlier today, the Classic Warrior discord, better known as Fight Club, and Classic Druid discord servers made a huge discovery regarding the Ectoplasmic Distiller used in the Tier 0.5 quest chain. As relayed on Reddit, the item has a visible pulse…

Hunter Levels to 60 in WoW Classic Without Pets or Ranged Weapons

Hunter Levels to 60 in WoW Classic Without Pets or Ranged Weapons

We continue to see players push their classes to the limit in WoW Classic, with Hunter Veryconfused leveling to 60 without the hallmarks of his class–no ranged weapons or pets. As seen in the screenshot shared to Reddit, Veryconfused hit 60…

Tier 2.5 Raid Sets from Ahn’Qiraj Coming in Classic WoW Phase 5

Tier 2.5 Raid Sets from Ahn’Qiraj Coming in Classic WoW Phase 5

Phase 5 is currently underway in Classic WoW, and with it, a new raid set will become available with the release of AQ40! This tier set is nicknamed Tier 2.5 due to the fact that these sets have 5-pieces in total…

First Classic Ahn’Qiraj War Effort Completed in 14 Hours on Sulfuras

First Classic Ahn’Qiraj War Effort Completed in 14 Hours on Sulfuras

The first Ahn’Qiraj war effort has been completed on the Sulfuras (US-PvP) server in just 14 hours, showcasing the servers dedication to stockpiling material turn ins well ahead of Phase 5. The only thing left for them to do now is…

Relics Added in 1.11 Now Dropping in WoW Classic Phase 5

Relics Added in 1.11 Now Dropping in WoW Classic Phase 5

Patch 1.11 in WoW introduced some relics which are reported to drop in Phase 5. As 1.11 also introduced Naxxramas and more Nature Resistance recipes, content confirmed for Phase 6, it was widely assumed these relics would also come later–which is…

Classic WoW Phase 5 – The Ahn’Qiraj War Effort Has Begun On US Servers

Classic WoW Phase 5 – The Ahn’Qiraj War Effort Has Begun On US Servers

Classic WoW Phase 5 has officially started, and as of right now, US servers are able to contribute for the Ahn’Qiraj War Effort! EU servers will have their War Effort started with their raid resets on Wednesday, 9am CEST. Looking for…

New Consumables Added in Classic WoW Phase 5 – Greater Firepower, Enchanting Oils

New Consumables Added in Classic WoW Phase 5 – Greater Firepower, Enchanting Oils

Classic WoW Phase 5 has added a handful of new consumables, mostly focused around casters and healers. We have a list below of the newly added consumables in Phase 5, as well as their recipe locations. Alchemy The main Alchemy addition…

Dungeon Updates in WoW Classic Phase 5 – New Loot, Changed Sources, Tier .5 Quests and Bosses

Dungeon Updates in WoW Classic Phase 5 – New Loot, Changed Sources, Tier .5 Quests and Bosses

While the Ahn’Qiraj War Effort is the highlight of today’s WoW Classic Phase 5 update, there are a number of dungeon changes coming as well, from new loot to the Dungeon Set 2 questline. We’ll see a big dungeon loot revamp,…

Tier 0.5 Dungeon Sets Coming in Phase 5

Tier 0.5 Dungeon Sets Coming in Phase 5

Phase 5 launches tomorrow, and with it new dungeon tier sets for every class! Nicknamed Tier 0.5, as they don’t require stepping into raid, the sets are much more competitive than the name might imply. While the quest chains involved in…

Blizzard on Proc Effects and the GCD

Blizzard on Proc Effects and the GCD

Blizzard has taken another look at Nightfall and other proc-based weapon effects and responded on the forums with some of their findings about proc effects and the GCD. This came after an active discussion on forums and Reddit: Blizzard After some…

Raid Reset Downtime for July 28 Will Now End at 9:30 PDT / 12:30 EDT

Raid Reset Downtime for July 28 Will Now End at 9:30 PDT / 12:30 EDT

Blizzard has announced that the Raid Reset downtime for WoW Classic is now scheduled to end at 9:30 a.m. PDT / 12:30 p.m. EDT. Continue reading »

Biggest Class Changes in Phase 5 of Classic WoW and Ahn’Qiraj

Biggest Class Changes in Phase 5 of Classic WoW and Ahn’Qiraj

Phase 5 and the release of Ahn’Qiraj is adding a whole lot to World of Warcraft Classic, including new tier, gear changes, spell ranks, crafted items, and not the least of which finally stepping away from the fire-resistant raids of Molten…

Nature Resistance in Classic Phase 5 and the Temple of Ahn’Qiraj

Nature Resistance in Classic Phase 5 and the Temple of Ahn’Qiraj

One of the most important things coming with Classic Phase 5 and the Ahn’Qiraj raids is the emphasis on Nature Resistance, where it comes from, and what bosses it’s useful for. Vanilla veterans will remember stacking it throughout their raids, but…

Blizzard Details What to Expect From the AQ Events

Blizzard Details What to Expect From the AQ Events

Blizzard has made a long blue post on the forums detailing what to expect from the AQ events when they release next week. Highlights include: The War Effort will start the minute Phase 5 is available. If the War Effort isn’t…

July 22nd Hotfixes – Turning in World Buffs on Layered Relams

July 22nd Hotfixes – Turning in World Buffs on Layered Relams

Blizzard has updated the Classic Hotfix blog with a fix for turning in the Head of Onyxia, Head of Nefarian, Head of Rend Blackhand, or Heart of Hakkar on layered realms, so that each layer will properly receive the quest dialogue…

New Spell Ability Books Coming with Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj in Classic WoW Phase 5

New Spell Ability Books Coming with Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj in Classic WoW Phase 5

One of the new raids released in Classic WoW Phase 5 is Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj, a new 20-man raid instance. In AQ20, some of the most sought-after loot drops are books that teach you new max ranks for several spells! In…

New Blizzard Gear Shop Merch Drop for SDCC 2020 – Vol’jin Statue, Midsummer Art Print, Shadowlands T-Shirts

New Blizzard Gear Shop Merch Drop for SDCC 2020 – Vol’jin Statue, Midsummer Art Print, Shadowlands T-Shirts

SDCC 2020 may be cancelled, but that hasn’t stopped Blizzard from launching a new line of summer collectibles including a Midsummer Art Print and Vol’jin Statue. New SDCC Merch The Vol’jin Statue – Warcraft Legends stands 8 inches tall and ships…

List of New Recipes from Reputation Vendors in Classic WoW Phase 5

List of New Recipes from Reputation Vendors in Classic WoW Phase 5

WoW Classic Phase 5 introduces a number of new recipes from reputation vendors including weapon oils and the Agility to 2H Weapon enchant. Here is a complete list of the new recipes available July 28th. Alchemy Recipe: Transmute Elemental Fire –…

List of Changed Loot Sources from Dungeons in Classic WoW Phase 5

List of Changed Loot Sources from Dungeons in Classic WoW Phase 5

Many items in Blackrock Depths and several other dungeons had their drop locations changed during 1.10 Vanilla WoW. These drop changes are coming in Classic WoW with the release of Phase 5. This is part of a larger dungeon loot revamp,…

Incendius’ Race to Open the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj on a Small Server

Incendius’ Race to Open the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj on a Small Server

Redditor FrigginFargo of the Incendius (US-PvP) server has posted a spreadsheet on Reddit showing the servers progress in collecting materials in preparation for the upcoming Ahn’Qiraj War Effort. While news to no one that many servers have been stockpiling for this…

List of New Items from Tier 0.5 Questline Bosses in Classic WoW Phase 5

List of New Items from Tier 0.5 Questline Bosses in Classic WoW Phase 5

During the Tier 0.5 Questline added in Classic WoW Phase 5, you will be required to summon and kill several new bosses in dungeons. Each boss from this questline has a loot table with all-new drops, including some of the new…

List of New Dungeon Drops Arriving in Classic WoW Phase 5

List of New Dungeon Drops Arriving in Classic WoW Phase 5

In Vanilla WoW, several dungeons received new loot drops during Patch 1.10, Storms of Azeroth, which would serve as catch-up gear for more casual players looking to start their raiding career later in the Vanilla WoW development cycle. These drop additions…

Upcoming Relic Equipment for Druids, Paladins and Shaman in Classic WoW Phase 5

Upcoming Relic Equipment for Druids, Paladins and Shaman in Classic WoW Phase 5

Relics are a new type of equipment being released in Phase 5 of Classic WoW. These pieces are meant to be equipped by Druids, Paladins and Shaman, in what would be their ranged equipment slot. Previously, these classes had no suitable…

July 17th Classic WoW Hotfixes – World Buff Cancelation Fix, Casting Animations, Tyrion Quests

July 17th Classic WoW Hotfixes – World Buff Cancelation Fix, Casting Animations, Tyrion Quests

Blizzard has updated their hotfix blog with bugfixes for Classic WoW, including the World Buff cancelation fix. Read more about the World Buff NPC Cancelation Casting animations should no longer break when briefly pausing in between spell casts. Using Sap on…

Is Dispelling Buffs a Bannable Offense? GM Watching Stream Bans Enemy Player

Is Dispelling Buffs a Bannable Offense? GM Watching Stream Bans Enemy Player

Dispelling enemy players is a common tactic in World PvP, but when does it cross the line between PvP and griefing? In Classic WoW, buffs are everything – particularly those hard to replace world buffs such as Rallying Cry of the…

Crowd Controlling NPCs During Rallying Cry of the Dragonslayer Event No Longer Prevents Buff Application

Crowd Controlling NPCs During Rallying Cry of the Dragonslayer Event No Longer Prevents Buff Application

Blizzard released a blue post talking about how sapping the NPCs that participated in the roleplay that led to the Rallying Cry of the Dragonslayer would prevent the buff from being given to everyone in Stormwind or Orgrimmar. According to the…

Classic Speed Record: Onyxia in 58 Seconds with 33 Hunters

Classic Speed Record: Onyxia in 58 Seconds with 33 Hunters

Only a day after an all naked raid group took down Onyxia, the daughter of Deathwing has been bullied once again as a raid group from <Fully Exposed> on Herod-US has set a new world speed record, slaying the dragon in…

Onyxia Defeated by Naked Raid Group in Classic WoW

Onyxia Defeated by Naked Raid Group in Classic WoW

Have you ever been so angry that you decided to punch a dragon? This group has proven this is a good strategy and defeated Onyxia without any Armor, Weapons, Rings, or Trinkets equipped. The raid group used a caster (Frost Mage)…

Players in CN/TW/KR Regions Get Panda Cub on WoW Classic from 6 Months of Game Time Promotion

Players in CN/TW/KR Regions Get Panda Cub on WoW Classic from 6 Months of Game Time Promotion

Players in CN/TW/KR regions, upon purchasing the 6 months of game time promotional bundle that includes the Steamscale Incinerator mount, will also receive the Panda Cub pet for use on WoW Classic. This pet is not available as part of the…

July 8th Classic Hotfixes – Time Based Instance Limit Now Character Based

July 8th Classic Hotfixes – Time Based Instance Limit Now Character Based

Blizzard has hotfixed Classic servers to change how the new instance time locks work, changing them to be character-specific. Now the 30 instances per day limit is only upheld per character and not account-wide. This change makes this anti-bot measure less…

Authenticator Bag Slots, AV Updates, Threat API Improvements Now Live in WoW Classic

Authenticator Bag Slots, AV Updates, Threat API Improvements Now Live in WoW Classic

Several parts of WoW Classic Patch 1.13.5 went live this morning, notably Blizzard activating an additional 4 bag slots for any player who has an authenticator attached to their WoW Classic account. This is ahead of the bulk of the 1.13.5…

Progress and Onslaught Set New Speed Clear Records in Blackwing Lair and Molten Core

Progress and Onslaught Set New Speed Clear Records in Blackwing Lair and Molten Core

With the Darkmoon Faire active in Classic WoW, this week is one for speed clearing, as we’ve already seen two new speed records set. <Onslaught> of Skeram (US) powered through both Blackwing Lair in 19:14 and Molten Core in 18:55 yesterday,…

World of Warcraft Classic Patch Notes Version 1.13.5 – July 7, 2020

World of Warcraft Classic Patch Notes Version 1.13.5 – July 7, 2020

Blizzard has published an updated version of the World of Warcraft Classic Patch notes for 1.13.5, the AQ patch. The notes were originally published 24 days ago, covering the AQ War Effort, new raids, Threat API improvements, and bag space for…

WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire in Elwynn Forest for July 2020

WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire in Elwynn Forest for July 2020

The WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire is now active in Elwynn Forest for July 2020, running from the 6th through 12th. The Faire will be available in Mulgore in August 2020. WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire Event Guide The Darkmoon Faire has a…

Blizzard Clarifies that Extra Elemental Damage from Weapons is Working As Intended

Blizzard Clarifies that Extra Elemental Damage from Weapons is Working As Intended

Blizzard has clarified that the extra elemental damage from weapons like Thunderfury is working as intended in WoW Classic. Blizzard User report:Pretty much all of these types of weapons don’t do any additional frost damage or other school of damage, only…

Characters That Transfer Servers Cannot Open AQ Gates and Obtain Mount for 90 Days

Characters That Transfer Servers Cannot Open AQ Gates and Obtain Mount for 90 Days

Blizzard has announced that after using a character transfer service in Classic WoW, a player will be prevented from opening the AQ gates and obtaining the mount for 90 days. Continue reading »

Community Tributes to Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein

Community Tributes to Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein

We are saddened to hear of Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein’s passing. He was a pillar of the WoW community and inspired so many players. From his 3000 rating in PvP to trailblazing the way on Twitch for other World of Warcraft players,…

Blizzard Has Banned 40,000 More WoW Classic Accounts Since June 17th

Blizzard Has Banned 40,000 More WoW Classic Accounts Since June 17th

Following the massive banwave earlier in the month, Blizzard has banned over 40,000 more accounts since June 17th. The damage caused by botting and RMT has been extensively documented across Reddit and other feedback avenues recently, including Classic WoW and Retail…

Classic Phase 5 Arrives July 28 – Scepter of Shifting Sands and War Effort

Classic Phase 5 Arrives July 28 – Scepter of Shifting Sands and War Effort

Blizzard has announced that the Ahn’Qiraj content will arrive in Classic July 28th. At that date, the Scepter of the Shifting Sands questline will become available and the War Effort will begin. Continue reading »

List of Nature Resist Pieces NOT Coming with Phase 5

List of Nature Resist Pieces NOT Coming with Phase 5

Blizzard has released a list of Nature Resist pieces that ARE NOT coming with Phase 5 and the Ahn’Qiraj War Effort. These pieces were introduced in Naxx to help guilds clear AQ40, so they don’t have a place in P5 at…

Replacements for Damaged World of Warcraft Charity Server Blades Set to Ship July 2020

Replacements for Damaged World of Warcraft Charity Server Blades Set to Ship July 2020

Emails are going out from the Blizzard Shop announcing that players who received damaged World of Warcraft Charity Server Blades will have their replacements ship in July. Below is an email Wowhead Staffer Ketsuki received. Back in January 2020, we learned…

Reminder: Silithus Stress Test Today at 3:00 PM Pacific

Reminder: Silithus Stress Test Today at 3:00 PM Pacific

In around one hour after the publication of this article, Blizzard will start the second stress test of Silithus for events of the opening of the gates of Ahn’Qiraj for Classic WoW. We’re about an hour away from logging into the…

June 22nd Hotfix – Combat Log Range Increased in Classic Instances

June 22nd Hotfix – Combat Log Range Increased in Classic Instances

Blizzard has announced a hotfix to increase the range of detection for the combat log inside dungeons and raids, emphasizing that the out of instance range remains unchanged. BlizzardJune 22, 2020WoW Classic The combat log range has been increased for players…

Wowhead’s Artist’s Corner – Daybreaker

Wowhead’s Artist’s Corner – Daybreaker

Welcome to the latest installment of our Artist’s Corner series! Here at Wowhead we love art – drawing, painting, sculpting, woodworking, metalworking, jewelry making, papercrafting, badge making, everything under the sun. In an effort to share what our wonderful community does,…

40 Paladins Clear Molten Core on the Classic Test Realm

40 Paladins Clear Molten Core on the Classic Test Realm

We have another full class clear of Molten Core, as 40 Paladins have managed to bubble their way through the Classic raid in just over 2 hours without a single wipe! The run was organized, led, and main tanked by Wowhead’s…

Midsummer Fire Festival in WoW Classic – Bonfire, Buffs, Captured Flame Pet

Midsummer Fire Festival in WoW Classic – Bonfire, Buffs, Captured Flame Pet

The WoW Classic Midsummer Fire Festival runs from June 21st through July 5th. You can earn buffs from tossing Burning Blossoms into the fire, as well as stat food and other items from quests. Check out our guide to the Classic…

Classic World First: 40 Druids Clear Molten Core

Classic World First: 40 Druids Clear Molten Core

40 Druids on the Benediction (US-PvP) server set out to achieve the impossible – clearing Molten Core! Previously attempted by a Moonkin heavy group on the Zandalar Tribe server, the Benediction Druids managed to overcome Firelord in just under 4 hours,…

Classic WoW Hotfixes for June 19 – 40-Man Raids Unaffected by 30 Instances/day Limit

Classic WoW Hotfixes for June 19 – 40-Man Raids Unaffected by 30 Instances/day Limit

Blizzard has just released a blue post talking about the previously added limit of 30 dungeons per day, mentioning that 40-man raids will not affect this limit. This was added so that players that eventually reach the dungeon limit are still…

Blizzard Announces Actions to Support Black Community, Colleagues, And Partners

Blizzard Announces Actions to Support Black Community, Colleagues, And Partners

Blizzard President, J. Allen Brack, has published an article talking about actions to support the Black Community in Blizzard games. Blizzard community, Our world has a long history of racism. Humans create groups, and then create divisions between groups unlike themselves.…

Silithus Stress Test Ends with Elementals, Dragons, and Death Knights – Oh My!

Silithus Stress Test Ends with Elementals, Dragons, and Death Knights – Oh My!

Yesterday’s Classic WoW Silithus stress test ended with a bang, spawning in world bosses, current raid bosses, and more! Players on the heavily packed test realm put up a valiant fight, even managing to defeat the green dragon Emeriss, though hundreds…

Reminder – Silithus Stress Test Today – Starts 3 PM Pacific

Reminder – Silithus Stress Test Today – Starts 3 PM Pacific

Blizzard is holding a stress test for Silithus today, to ensure a smooth opening to content coming in Phase 5 of Classic. Please join us on June 18, on the WoW Classic PTR for a stress test. We’ll turn our attention…

Actions Taken to Address Exploitative Gameplay – Blizzard Suspends Over 74,000 Accounts

Actions Taken to Address Exploitative Gameplay – Blizzard Suspends Over 74,000 Accounts

Blizzard continues to take actions to address exploitative gameplay such as botting, recently closing or suspending over 74,000 WoW accounts. The damage caused by botting and RMT has been extensively documented across Reddit and other feedback avenues recently, including Classic WoW…

Wowhead Pride Pin & Fundraiser to Benefit The Trevor Project + more new pins!

Wowhead Pride Pin & Fundraiser to Benefit The Trevor Project + more new pins!

This month we’re excited to release four new collectible pins to the Wowhead Shop! Each of these four new pins are limited edition (we won’t be making multiple runs) and are only for pre-order. We estimate shipments will be sent out…

Additional Limit of 30 Instances Per Day Added in WoW Classic

Additional Limit of 30 Instances Per Day Added in WoW Classic

Blizzard has announced a new limit has been added to WoW Classic of 30 instances per day which is in addition to the previous 5 instances per hour cap. Blizzard As part of our ongoing efforts to eliminate exploitative and automated…

WoW Classic AQ Opening Event PTR Stress Test on June 18th

WoW Classic AQ Opening Event PTR Stress Test on June 18th

Blizzard is holding a stress test on the WoW Classic PTR to test the opening of Ahn’QIraj. Blizzard Please join us on the WoW Classic PTR at 3:00 p.m. PDT / 6:00 p.m. EDT / 11:59 p.m. CEST on Thursday, June…

Help Blizzard By Reporting Bots in Classic WoW Bluepost

Help Blizzard By Reporting Bots in Classic WoW Bluepost

Blizzard has published a blue post thanking players for their effort in reporting the increasing number of bots and RMT present in Classic WoW. They also reinforce that the best way to make sure bots are banned is always to report…

Soloing Zul’Gurub Naked for Fun and Profit as a Paladin

Soloing Zul’Gurub Naked for Fun and Profit as a Paladin

Youtuber Tedj is a Paladin main who has worked tirelessly to find the best way to farm gold in Classic WoW. A month ago, he was making 120 gold per hour soloing Zul’Farrak, but soon set his sights on even greater…

WoW Classic PTR 1.13.5 Patch Notes – Ahn’Qiraj, Threat API, Authenticator Bag Slots

WoW Classic PTR 1.13.5 Patch Notes – Ahn’Qiraj, Threat API, Authenticator Bag Slots

Blizzard has posted the notes for the latest WoW Classic PTR, including Ahn’QIraj and the Scepter event open for testing, improvements to the threat API, and the ability to earn additional bag slots when attaching an authenticator. While the extra bag…

Activision Blizzard Pledges $4 Million to Fight Against Systemic Inequality

Activision Blizzard Pledges $4 Million to Fight Against Systemic Inequality

Activision Blizzard issued a statement on Twitter, pledging several million dollars in donations to the United Negro College Fund, the Equal Justice Initiative, and Management Leadership for Tomorrow. CEO Bobby Kotick has pledged $2 million, with a stated goal of raising…

The Increasing Impact of Botting and RMT in Classic WoW

The Increasing Impact of Botting and RMT in Classic WoW

Last month, we highlighted the increasingly dire situation regarding real money transactions (RMT), botting, and advertisements in the Chinese version of World of Warcraft. Yesterday, redditor oldeasysleepyhero detailed how botting and RMT are flooding other regions of Classic WoW. In February,…

Classic Moonkin Madness – 40 Druids Attempt Molten Core

Classic Moonkin Madness – 40 Druids Attempt Molten Core

Following in the footsteps of their Shaman brethren, a group of 40 Alliance Druids from the Zandalar Tribe (EU RP-PvP) server attempted Molten Core yesterday and hilarity ensued. Unfortunately we can only say attempted, because they didn’t see a whole lot…

Blizzard Announces the World of Warcraft Classic Summer Bowl PvP Tournament

Blizzard Announces the World of Warcraft Classic Summer Bowl PvP Tournament

Blizzard has released a blue post talking about the first official PvP tournament in Classic WoW – the Summer Bowl. The Summer Bowl is a 10v10 Warsong Gulch tournament beginning on June 17, with teams in North America and Europe competing…

Zeegers Sets New Speedrun World Record for Leveling 1-60 in WoW Classic (Real Time Aided Category)

Zeegers Sets New Speedrun World Record for Leveling 1-60 in WoW Classic (Real Time Aided Category)

WoW Classic streamer Zeegers just set a new speedrun world record for leveling 1-60 in 36 hours, classified under the Real Time Aided category. Congratulations! For the Aided category, the leveled character relies on the help of other players killing mobs…

Second Layer Added to Arugal and Faerlina Realms on Classic WoW

Second Layer Added to Arugal and Faerlina Realms on Classic WoW

Blizzard has announced that they are adding a second layer to the Arugal and Faerlina realms on Classic WoW due to extended queues. Blizzard At this time, we’re enabling a second layer for the Arugal and Faerlina realms, in order to…

World Buffs Now Tracked in Classic Raid Logs

World Buffs Now Tracked in Classic Raid Logs

Blizzard has hotfixed in the ability for Classic raid logging to track the presence of world buffs at the start of raid encounters. This may be related to a conversation earlier today discussing the reliance on world buffs for parsing and…

Speedrunning Raids in Classic WoW

Speedrunning Raids in Classic WoW

In World of Warcraft: Classic, many players realized that raids aren’t quite as difficult as they might have remembered them from 15 years ago. Thanks to the competitive scene that formed during private servers and paved the way, many Classic players…

Classic Molten Core Full Clear with 40 Shaman

Classic Molten Core Full Clear with 40 Shaman

Today in Classic WoW, 40 Shamans from the EU/RU server Змейталак (Wyrmthalak) have gathered together to defeat Molten Core! This run was organized and streamed by Xacy, GM of <Нам Везёт Мы Играем>. Congratulations to them! You can watch the nerd…

WoW Esports Twitter Teases Mystery WoW Classic Esports Event

WoW Esports Twitter Teases Mystery WoW Classic Esports Event

The WoW Esports twitter account has teased a potential WoW Classic event. In their tweet, they show an image of the Warsong Gulch loading screen with a logo and title obscured. This tweet also coincides with Blizzard adding a WoW Classic…

Classic Second Layer Returns to Herod and Whitemane May 29th

Classic Second Layer Returns to Herod and Whitemane May 29th

Blizzard has announced that the US realms Herod and Whitemane will be receiving a second layer today, in order to fight high queue times in peak hours. Over the next few minutes, we’re enabling a second layer for the Herod and…

Upcoming Hotfixes to Black Lotus Spawn Rate and Warsong Gulch Exploits

Upcoming Hotfixes to Black Lotus Spawn Rate and Warsong Gulch Exploits

Blizzard has announced several upcoming hotfixes for WoW Classic, focused on improving the spawn rate of Black Lotus and hindering WSG exploits. Blizzard Via hotfixes, we’re working on several quality-of-life improvements that should go live in the next few days. Black…

Updated Classic Character Transfer Restrictions – May 28th Update

Updated Classic Character Transfer Restrictions – May 28th Update

Blizzard has updated their Classic Character Transfer Restrictions to add a few new realms to both EU and US lists. These restrictions have been put in place in an effort to control the population growth of the largest realms. While restrictions…

BlizzCon 2020 Cancelled – Possible Virtual Event Early 2021

BlizzCon 2020 Cancelled – Possible Virtual Event Early 2021

Blizzard has officially announced that there won’t be an edition of BlizzCon in 2020 in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, they are planning an event for early 2021 to have in its place. Hello Blizzard community, Several weeks…

Player Levels to 60 Only Killing Boars in Classic WoW, Inspired by South Park

Player Levels to 60 Only Killing Boars in Classic WoW, Inspired by South Park

A player in Classic WoW has finally gone through the same journey to level cap as the South Park children once did. YouTuber Dr Five managed to level all the way to level 60 only by killing boars! Thanks to the…

Classic Layering Being Disabled Today for US Realms – Transfer Restrictions Staying

Classic Layering Being Disabled Today for US Realms – Transfer Restrictions Staying

Blizzard has published a blue post announcing that Layers are being disabled in Classic for US realms. Layers were re-enabled a couple of weeks ago to fight long queue times. At this time, we’re contracting from two layers to one on…

Small World of Warcraft – New Board Game Coming Soon

Small World of Warcraft – New Board Game Coming Soon

Blizzard and Days of Wonder have teamed up for Small World of Warcraft, a board game designed for 2-5 players based on the Small World universe. Days of Wonder is a board game publisher owned by Asmodee, which has also created…

Wargames in Classic WoW

Wargames in Classic WoW

In a recent player discovery by Twitch streamer yesmasterx, Classic WoW fully supports wargames in Warsong Gulch, Arathi Basin, and even Alterac Valley. The feature even supports Horde versus Horde and Alliance versus Alliance wargames. Back in February, the idea of…

15th Anniversary of Leeroy Jenkins Meme Video

15th Anniversary of Leeroy Jenkins Meme Video

The birth of the very first meme, and to this day the most known meme in the history of WoW, happened 15 years ago on this day! The video of Leeroy Jenkins ruining the Upper Blackrock Spire run for his guild,…

J. Allen Brack on the World of Warcraft Social Experience

J. Allen Brack on the World of Warcraft Social Experience

Last week, former Blizzard Entertainment president Mike Morhaime stated that World of Warcraft has become less social in an effort to become more accessible over the years, sparking a series of opinions and debates around the subject. Continue reading »

Blizzard Hiring for Unannounced Mobile Project

Blizzard Hiring for Unannounced Mobile Project

Blizzard Entertainment put up a new job listing for an unannounced mobile project, looking for a Senior Test Lead in their Quality Assurance department. While this isn’t news in of itself, as Blizzard is virtually always hiring a variety of different…

WoW Classic Hotfixes for May 5th – Raid Lockout Warning When Party Member has Defeated Gahz’ranka

WoW Classic Hotfixes for May 5th – Raid Lockout Warning When Party Member has Defeated Gahz’ranka

WoW Classic hotfixes for May 5th now include a raid lockout warning when a player enters ZG with a party member that has defeated Gahz’ranka. Zul’Gurub Raid Guide Blizzard Fixed a bug that prevented players from receiving the correct amount of…

Activision Blizzard Q1 2020 Earnings Report – Warcraft’s Active Player Community Growing

Activision Blizzard Q1 2020 Earnings Report – Warcraft’s Active Player Community Growing

Activision Blizzard had its 1st Quarter 2020 Results Conference Call today, highlighting the company’s results for the first three months of 2020. For those unfamiliar with those conference calls, they are held by Activision Blizzard to inform their investors about financial…

WoW Classic Children’s Week Holiday – Complete Orphan Quests for Reputation

WoW Classic Children’s Week Holiday – Complete Orphan Quests for Reputation

Classic will have its first edition of Children’s Week starting today, May 1st. In the Classic version of the event, players can complete orphan quests for reputation and experience. Structurally, Children’s Week is very similar in both Classic and Retail: take…

Earthfury Realm Returned to Single Layer on Classic WoW

Earthfury Realm Returned to Single Layer on Classic WoW

Blizzard has announced that the Earthfury Realm has been returned to a single layer on Classic WoW. Blizzard A few moments ago, the Earthfury realm was successfully returned to a single layer. This reflects a recent decrease in peak population on…

Classic Free Realm Transfers Closing Today

Classic Free Realm Transfers Closing Today

Blizzard has announced that the Free Realm Transfers for Classic are closing today. Those transfers were available to fight the overpopulation on select realms. At around 3:00 p.m. PDT today, we will close the Free Character Move service on all realms…

Mike Morhaime on Accessibility and Declining Social Experiences in WoW

Mike Morhaime on Accessibility and Declining Social Experiences in WoW

Mike Morhaime, cofounder and former CEO of Blizzard Entertainment, spoke with Seth Schiesel of the New York Times at the VentureBeat GameBeat Summit yesterday, and while many topics were discussed, the former president had some interesting things to say about the…

WoW Classic Hotfixes for April 28th – Battleground Holiday Start Time, Item Enchantment Fixes

WoW Classic Hotfixes for April 28th – Battleground Holiday Start Time, Item Enchantment Fixes

The WoW Classic hotfixes for April 28th include a change to the Battleground holiday start time across all American realms, as well as bugs related to green dragon spawns and ZG item enchantments. You can learn more about how the enchants…

How the Nightfall Proc Works in Classic WoW

How the Nightfall Proc Works in Classic WoW

Blizzard has responded to concerns that the Nightfall proc in Classic WoW, which can apply a debuff increasing the spell damage taken by the target by 15%, was not working as intended. The proc is behaving as expected and they detailed…

Blizzard’s Virtual Take Your Child to Work Day – Samwise Didier Tutorials, Chris Metzen Storytime

Blizzard’s Virtual Take Your Child to Work Day – Samwise Didier Tutorials, Chris Metzen Storytime

Blizzard shared their virtual Take Your Child to Work Day celebration, which included art tutorials by Samwise Didier, and a video of Chris Metzen reading his book Snow Fight: A Warcraft Tale. BlizzardThis past Thursday was Take Your Child to Work…

Blizzard Explains Bug Preventing ZG Enchants From Working

Blizzard Explains Bug Preventing ZG Enchants From Working

ZG enchants have been bugged in several different ways since the launch of WoW Classic Phase 4. They didn’t stack with items that had identical bonuses, and also consumed buff slots which knocked off helpful consumable effects. A fix should be…

Zul’Gurub Enchant Exploit Hotfixed

Zul’Gurub Enchant Exploit Hotfixed

Blizzard has pushed a hotfix correcting the Zul’Gurub enchant exploit, which allowed players to trade class enchants between one another. While the fix does not stop the ability to trade them, the enchant effects will be disabled if the equipped character…

WoW Classic Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza Is Here For First Time This Sunday

WoW Classic Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza Is Here For First Time This Sunday

Grab your fishing poles, the WoW Classic Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza is here for the first time on Sunday, April 19th! The WoW Classic Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza takes place every Sunday between 2-4pm (14:00-16:00) server time, allowing players to catch special fish…

Blizzard’s Response on the Zul’Gurub Class Enchant Exploit

Blizzard’s Response on the Zul’Gurub Class Enchant Exploit

Blizzard has responded to reports about players trading ZG class enchants, which is unintended behavior as the enchants are BoP. They have called it an exploit and recommend players don’t enchant gear in this way. Blizzard people are trading their class…

Layers Return to Classic High Population Realms – Shorter Queues, Character Creation Restriction

Layers Return to Classic High Population Realms – Shorter Queues, Character Creation Restriction

Continuing their measures to improve the queue time on the highest populated Classic realms, which were over 3 hours for some realms, Blizzard has announced the return of the 2nd layer for select realms. Realms affected have also had their new…

The Great Noblegarden Egg Hunt 2020

The Great Noblegarden Egg Hunt 2020

.news-post-style-full .news-post-content .tabbed-contents {background:none; box-shadow:none; border-top:2px solid #333; padding-bottom:0; padding-left:0; padding-right:0}Spring is in the air and Noblegarden is coming to Azeroth! For the tenth consecutive year, it’s coming to Wowhead as well! We’ve got tons of prizes to create a Brightly…

Dragons of Nightmare Bug – Fix Made Some Locations Spawn Dragons Twice

Dragons of Nightmare Bug – Fix Made Some Locations Spawn Dragons Twice

Blizzard had a bug with Dragons of Nightmare spawning earlier today, and as part of the fix, some locations had a second dragon spawn. Dragons of Nightmare Guide Blizzard This is a known issue. We had a bug on rollout that…

Classic WoW Restricted Realms and Free Character Transfers

Classic WoW Restricted Realms and Free Character Transfers

Blizzard has restricted character creation on a few overly popular realms realms and enabled free character transfers in an effort to reduce overpopulation and long queues on those servers. Blizzard UPDATED April 16 – 11:30 a.m. PDT We have restricted new…

Nachtschicht: Zul’Gurub durchballern

Zul’Gurub clear. Gute Nacht Brüder und Brüderinnen!

Classic WoW Dragons of Nightmare Will Spawn Thursday April 16th

Classic WoW Dragons of Nightmare Will Spawn Thursday April 16th

While Phase 4 of WoW Classic started today, Blizzard has just made a bluepost specifying that the Green Dragons of Nightmare won’t spawn until 3 PM PST tomorrow afternoon. Blizzard As in original World of Warcraft, the Dragons of Nightmare have…

Classic Phase 4 – Rise of the Blood God Patch Notes

Classic Phase 4 – Rise of the Blood God Patch Notes

Phase 4 of Classic is finally upon us! Blizzard has released an article highlighting the changes happening with the launch of Zul’gurub and the Dragons of Nightmare. Within the jungles of Stranglethorn Vale, distant drums beat in an ancient ritual, calling…

WoW Classic Zul’Gurub Guides – Overview, Tier Sets, Reputation, Boss Tips and Strategy

WoW Classic Zul’Gurub Guides – Overview, Tier Sets, Reputation, Boss Tips and Strategy

Zul’Gurub is arriving in Classic WoW today! We have released several guides to help you prepare for the first 20-man raid of Classic. Zul’Gurub Overviews and Loot We have guides that overview the entire raid, as well as loot guides and…

Best Enchants in Phase 4 of Classic WoW

Best Enchants in Phase 4 of Classic WoW

Zul’Gurub goes live with Phase 4 of Classic WoW on April 15th, and with it comes a new reputation, tier sets, and several new rewards. Today, we’re taking a look at all the best new enchants players will gain access to…

Blizzard Requesting Feedback on Re-Added Layering to Shorten Queues

Blizzard Requesting Feedback on Re-Added Layering to Shorten Queues

With some WoW Classic realms experiencing hour long queues, Blizzard is looking for feedback. They’re asking if players would want to have layering re-enabled on these high population servers to add a second layer to these servers to shorten the queue.…

Classic Noblegarden Holiday Guide – Hunt Eggs for RP Gear

Classic Noblegarden Holiday Guide – Hunt Eggs for RP Gear

Classic will have its first edition of Noblegarden starting tomorrow, April 12th. In the Classic version of the event, players can hunt for Brightly Colored Egg for rewards. Inside eggs players will normally find candy that increases 2 Stamina and Spirit…

Classic Transfers Closing Soon – Horde to Incendius Realm, Paid Transfers

Classic Transfers Closing Soon – Horde to Incendius Realm, Paid Transfers

Blizzard has announced that Free Character Moves from Horde players to the Incendius realm will close today at 10 am Pacific Time. Along with the Free Character Moves, Paid Transfers to Incendius, Faerlina, and Whitemane will be also disabled at the…

WoW Classic Zul’Gurub Raid Resets – EU Will Reset 9 Hours After Launch

WoW Classic Zul’Gurub Raid Resets – EU Will Reset 9 Hours After Launch

Blizzard has clarified that Zul’Gurub in WoW Classic will have a 3-day reset timer, and the EU reset time will occur at 9am CEST on April 16th, 9 hours after the raid launches. Continue reading »

A Note About BlizzCon 2020 – BlizzCon Might Not Be Feasible

A Note About BlizzCon 2020 – BlizzCon Might Not Be Feasible

Blizzard has posted an official note about BlizzCon 2020 on its website, explaining the current situation. Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they aren’t sure if the event will happen and are still evaluating the situation. They will share more information…

Classic Free Character Transfer – Incendius, Faerlina, Whitemane, Firemaw

Classic Free Character Transfer – Incendius, Faerlina, Whitemane, Firemaw

Together with the announcement of Zul’Gurub release date, Blizzard has announced Free Character Transfers from the following servers, starting later today. This setting has been enabled in order to reduce the queue times on those realms. Affected realms: US RealmsIncendius Faerlina…

WoW Classic Zul’Gurub and Green Dragons Unlock April 15th

WoW Classic Zul’Gurub and Green Dragons Unlock April 15th

The next WoW Classic content phase, featuring Zul’Gurub and the Dragons of Nightmare, unlocks 3pm Pacific on April 15th. With this announcement, make sure to check out our related Zul’Gurub guides, as well as how to win the Stranglethorn Vale Fishing…

Ashes of Outland – Hearthstone goes Burning Crusade

Ashes of Outland – Hearthstone goes Burning Crusade

The Year of the Phoenix comes to Hearthstone, and with it its first expansion, Ashes of Outland! Continue reading »

WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire in Mulgore for April 2020

WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire in Mulgore for April 2020

The WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire is now active in Mulgore for April 2020, running from the 6th through 12th. The Faire will be available in Elwynn Forest in May 2020. With the opening of the Darkmoon Faire, Classic players can turn…

Wowhead’s Artist’s Corner and Giveaway – Cher Ro

Wowhead’s Artist’s Corner and Giveaway – Cher Ro

Welcome to the latest installment of our Artist’s Corner series! Here at Wowhead, we love art – drawing, painting, sculpting, woodworking, metalworking, jewelry making, paper crafting, badge making, everything under the sun. In an effort to share what our wonderful community…

Classic Burning Crusade Character Creation Survey Sent by Blizzard

Classic Burning Crusade Character Creation Survey Sent by Blizzard

Blizzard has sent a survey about Classic Burning Crusade character creation preferences to many players today. While Classic Burning Crusade has not officially been announced, it is clear Blizzard is considering the option as they are asking players how they would…

The Year of the Phoenix and Ashes of Outland come to Hearthstone

The Year of the Phoenix and Ashes of Outland come to Hearthstone

March Madness has come upon the Hearthstone community in the best possible way: During yesterday’s Hearthstone announcement stream, Team 5 – represented by Dean “Iksar” Ayala and Chadd “Celestalon” Nervig – bombarded not only host Brian Kibler but also the whole…

Corrupted Blood Incident Is Helping Researchers With The Fight on Coronavirus

Corrupted Blood Incident Is Helping Researchers With The Fight on Coronavirus

For long-time WoW players, the recent Coronavirus pandemic is not the first time they have been dealing with a global-scale disease. In September of 2005, with the original release of the Zul’Gurub raid, a virtual plague broke out of the raid…

Blizzard Implementing Work-From-Home Policies in Answer to Coronavirus Pandemic

Blizzard Implementing Work-From-Home Policies in Answer to Coronavirus Pandemic

In light of the global COVID19 pandemic, Blizzard has announced that they will be implementing work-from-home policies for both their Irvine and Austin offices. Other global offices will follow instructions by local governments and health authorities to follow the same path.…

Rokman’s Warsong Gulch Advanced Guide – Rules, Timers, Strategies, Jumps, Class Roles, Team Composition

Rokman’s Warsong Gulch Advanced Guide – Rules, Timers, Strategies, Jumps, Class Roles, Team Composition

To celebrate the first Warsong Gulch Battleground Holiday in Classic, we are happy to announce the Advanced Warsong Gulch Guide, written by Rokman. Since the launch of Battlegrounds in World of Warcraft: Classic, players have been putting together “premades” of 10…

WoW Classic Battleground Holiday Delays on Oceanic Realms

WoW Classic Battleground Holiday Delays on Oceanic Realms

Blizzard has confirmed that the first Battleground Holiday is delayed on Oceanic realms due to a bug. During Battleground Holidays, players earn additional Honor and Reputation in a specific battleground. Blizzard The first Battleground Holiday should have gotten underway on Oceanic…

Wowhead is Looking for WoW Classic Paladin and Balance Druid Writers

Wowhead is Looking for WoW Classic Paladin and Balance Druid Writers

The Wowhead team is hiring a few more freelancers to assist us with Classic content! This is a paid opportunity. Writer Opportunities We are currently looking for writers to maintain our Holy Paladin and Retribution Paladin guides for Phase 4, 5,…

Daniel Alegre Announced as New Activision Blizzard President and COO

Daniel Alegre Announced as New Activision Blizzard President and COO

Activision Blizzard has named Daniel Alegre as their new President and Chief Operating Officer. Daniel will assume its new roles starting April 7th, reporting directly to Activision Blizzard CEO, Bobby Kotick. Daniel currently works at Google as President of their Global…

Making WoW – Challenges of Filming a Game Trailer, AMA with Author John Staats

Making WoW – Challenges of Filming a Game Trailer, AMA with Author John Staats

Last year, John Staats published The WoW Diary, a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of vanilla Warcraft. Today we’re bringing you another essay on vanilla development from Staats, so sit back and enjoy the nostalgia! This week’s essay is Challenges of…

WoW Classic Arathi Basin Battleground Strategy and Reputation Guides

WoW Classic Arathi Basin Battleground Strategy and Reputation Guides

With the launch of WoW Classic Arathi Basin today, we have prepared a series of guides to the new content including battleground strategy and reputation grinds. Learn more about the patch with Blizzard’s official patch notes. Continue reading »

WoW Classic – Actions Taken Against Unfair Gameplay

WoW Classic – Actions Taken Against Unfair Gameplay

Blizzard has announced that they have issued numerous suspensions to WoW Classic accounts that were violating the Code of Conduct. They have mentioned that many of these suspensions were found to be using anti-AFK cheats or bots that automate movement, especially…

Patch 1.13.4 WoW Classic Official Patch Notes

Patch 1.13.4 WoW Classic Official Patch Notes

The official Patch Notes for WoW Classic Patch 1.13.4 are now available. This patch contains Arathi Basin, Battleground Holidays and some bug fixes! Arathi Basin Guide League of Arathor The Defilers Blizzard March 10, 2020FeaturesArathi BasinJoin the League of Arathor or…

WoW Classic Battleground Holiday Schedule

WoW Classic Battleground Holiday Schedule

Blizzard has revealed the Battleground Holiday schedule in WoW Classic–Warsong Gulch will be first up on March 13th. Blizzard With the WoW Classic 1.13.4 patch, Battleground Holidays will begin. Each of these lasts for about 4 days, during which players will…

WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire in Elwynn Forest for March 2020

WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire in Elwynn Forest for March 2020

The WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire is now active in Elwynn Forest for March 2020, running from the 9th through 15th. The Faire will be available in Mulgore in April 2020. With the opening of the Darkmoon Faire, Classic players can turn…

Website Notifications Now Available for Wowhead News

Website Notifications Now Available for Wowhead News

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added a notification system for Wowhead News to the site. The next time you visit you should see a dialog popup at the top allowing you to subscribe to these notifications. These notifications will inform…

WoW Classic Arathi Basin Battleground Unlocks March 11th

WoW Classic Arathi Basin Battleground Unlocks March 11th

The WoW Classic Arathi Basin battleground will unlock on March 11th at 3:00 pm PDT. Prepare for this battleground with our strategy guide: Arathi Basin Guide League of Arathor The Defilers Blizzard At 3:00 p.m. PDT (6:00 p.m. EDT) on Wednesday,…

Making WoW – The Art of Herding Developers, AMA with Author John Staats

Making WoW – The Art of Herding Developers, AMA with Author John Staats

Last year, John Staats published The WoW Diary, a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of vanilla Warcraft. Today we’re bringing you another essay on vanilla development from Staats, so sit back and enjoy the nostalgia! This week’s essay is The Art…

Upcoming WoW Classic Content Unlocks – Arathi Basin March 10th, Zul’Gurub and Green Dragons April 2020

Upcoming WoW Classic Content Unlocks – Arathi Basin March 10th, Zul’Gurub and Green Dragons April 2020

Blizzard has announced that Arathi Basin will open on March 10th, with Zul’Gurub and Dragons of Nightmare in April 2020. Arathi Basin is a 15v15 battleground located in Arathi Highlands. This battleground is based on the conflict of the supply forces…

WoW Classic PTR Now Playable – Character Copy Enabled for ZG and AB Testing

WoW Classic PTR Now Playable – Character Copy Enabled for ZG and AB Testing

The WoW Classic PTR is now available, with character copy enabled for the two test realms. Phase 4 content is available to test, including the Zul’Gurub raid and Arathi Basin battleground. To access the WoW Classic PTR, just change the game…

Taking Your First Steps in World of Warcraft Classic

Taking Your First Steps in World of Warcraft Classic

It’s been some time since World of Warcraft Classic launched, so Blizzard has released a beginners guide for anyone that missed the launch hype and information last year. In their post, they detail the different types of realms, races, and class…

Blizzard’s Response to Resetting the Rallying Cry of the Dragonslayer NPCs

Blizzard’s Response to Resetting the Rallying Cry of the Dragonslayer NPCs

Blizzard has gone to the forums to reply to concerns from players about the use of strategies to reset the timer for acquiring the Rallying Cry of the Dragonslayer buff. Currently, Blizzard has no plans to change the behavior, since it…

Best Healer Tier List / Rankings for WoW Classic – Phase 3 Blackwing Lair

Best Healer Tier List / Rankings for WoW Classic – Phase 3 Blackwing Lair

Rounding out our Phase 3 tier lists, we’re looking at healers in Blackwing Lair. Just like our previous article for Molten Core, we’re using the parses record on WarcraftLogs in order to see what healers are being used in Blackwing Lair…

Best Tank Tier List / Rankings for WoW Classic – Phase 3 Blackwing Lair

Best Tank Tier List / Rankings for WoW Classic – Phase 3 Blackwing Lair

Today we’re taking a look at the best tanking classes in Phase 3 of Classic WoW, based on Warcraft Logs analytics, and how the community utilizes them. Like our previous article during Molten Core, this is largely community driven – classes…

Best DPS Tier List / Rankings for WoW Classic – Phase 3 Blackwing Lair

Best DPS Tier List / Rankings for WoW Classic – Phase 3 Blackwing Lair

Blackwing Lair has been live for over a week now, so we’re diving back into the data recorded on Warcraft Logs in order to see how the different Classic WoW DPS classes are doing. With several thousand boss kill logs in…

A WoW Music Festival Will Be Held in Shanghai, China on March 14

A WoW Music Festival Will Be Held in Shanghai, China on March 14

Russian Fansite noob-club.ru posted news of a World of Warcraft Music Festival! The festival will happen in Shanghai, China on March 14th, and will feature classical WoW music remixed in more modern music styles. The promoters of the event released a…

Making WoW – Griefing Other Developers, AMA with Author John Staats

Making WoW – Griefing Other Developers, AMA with Author John Staats

Last year, John Staats published The WoW Diary, a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of vanilla Warcraft. Today we’re bringing you another essay on vanilla development from Staats, so sit back and enjoy the nostalgia! This week’s essay is Griefing Other…

WoW Classic Not A Bug List – Thunderfury Can be Equipped by All Sword Classes

WoW Classic Not A Bug List – Thunderfury Can be Equipped by All Sword Classes

Blizzard has updated their “not a bug” list for WoW Classic with a clarification concerning the legendary sword Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker. Don’t forget that Mages and Warlocks can use swords in addition to standard melee classes! Blizzard I’ve…

WoW Classic PTR – New Game Product

WoW Classic PTR – New Game Product

Blizzard has just pushed a new game product – the WoW Classic PTR. It is unclear how this will be used as there’s been no official statement by Blizzard, but perhaps it could be used to test raids in later phases…

Diablo Anime on Netflix and Overwatch Cartoon Reportedly In The Making

Diablo Anime on Netflix and Overwatch Cartoon Reportedly In The Making

Diablo and Overwatch are both getting animated series based on them, according to the LinkedIn profile of Nick van Dyk, President of the film and television division of Activision Blizzard. Nick van Dyk, who worked 9 years at Walt Disney Company…

BWL Clear – Pull jetzt Bruder säubert den Blackrock komplett

Gestern Abend war es endlich soweit – nachdem seit Donnerstag Phase 3 geöffnet wurde, warten wir alle heiß auf unseren ersten PJB-Raid in den Blackwing Lair. Nefarian und seine Ottos sollten doch kein Problem für die stabilen Brüder und Brüderinnen sein!…

Wowhead’s Artist’s Corner and Giveaway – SkogDesigns

Wowhead’s Artist’s Corner and Giveaway – SkogDesigns

Welcome to the latest installment of our Artist’s Corner series! Here at Wowhead we love art – drawing, painting, sculpting, woodworking, metalworking, jewelry making, papercrafting, badge making, everything under the sun. In an effort to share what our wonderful community does,…

Exit Portals Disabled in WoW Classic Warsong Gulch Due to Exploits

Exit Portals Disabled in WoW Classic Warsong Gulch Due to Exploits

Blizzard will be disabling the exit portals from the Warsong Gulch battleground, due to players using these portals in unintended ways. If you want to leave the battleground, you will have to /afk. Blizzard In approximately two hours, we will deploy…

WoW Classic Assault on Blackwing Lair Key Art and Patch Trailer

WoW Classic Assault on Blackwing Lair Key Art and Patch Trailer

With WoW Classic Blackwing Lair now live, Blizzard has released official key art for the content update, as well as a patch trailer in the style of old-school vanilla ones. Below you can compare the new patch trailer to the one…

World First Classic Blackwing Lair Clear by Progress and Calamity

World First Classic Blackwing Lair Clear by Progress and Calamity

With Blackwing Lair opening just a single hour ago, we’ve already seen Classic World First clears, with <Calamity> of Mograine-EU and <Progress> from Firemaw-EU defeating Nefarian and clearing the highly anticipated raid only 42 minutes after launch! Edit: Blizzard has weighed…

WoW Classic Buffs Available Week of February 12th – Sayge Fortunes, Love is in the Air Chocolates

WoW Classic Buffs Available Week of February 12th – Sayge Fortunes, Love is in the Air Chocolates

With the opening of Blackwing Lair in Phase 3 of WoW Classic, players may be interested in some extra buffs to acquire that are only available for a short period of time – Love is in the Air chocolates and Sayge…

Speedrunning in Classic WoW – No Invisibility Potions for Blackwing Lair and World’s Fastest Molten Core

Speedrunning in Classic WoW – No Invisibility Potions for Blackwing Lair and World’s Fastest Molten Core

Speedrunning is a competitive meta which has gripped the gaming world for decades. Seeing who can complete a game or objective within a game the fastest is a source of great pride and competition for many players, as it displays mastery…

WoW Classic Blue Posts February 11th – Darkmoon Faire Gone by Accident, Scoreboard Hotfix

WoW Classic Blue Posts February 11th – Darkmoon Faire Gone by Accident, Scoreboard Hotfix

Blizzard has announced a WoW Classic hotfix for battleground scoreboards, as well as acknowledged a bug where the Darkmoon Faire has vanished after maintenance today! The Darkmoon Faire had spawned for the first time in WoW Classic yesterday, and players were…

WoW Classic Blackwing Lair (BWL) Raid Strategy Guides and Boss Tips

WoW Classic Blackwing Lair (BWL) Raid Strategy Guides and Boss Tips

We’re happy to announce our set of WoW Classic Blackwing Lair raid strategy guides is now live, with tips for all bosses! Blackwing Lair (BWL) is a raid with 8 bosses, available in Phase 3 of WoW Classic for players that…

World of Warcraft: Exploring Azeroth: The Eastern Kingdoms – New Book Coming October 2020

World of Warcraft: Exploring Azeroth: The Eastern Kingdoms – New Book Coming October 2020

World of Warcraft: Exploring Azeroth: The Eastern Kingdoms is an upcoming art book published by Blizzard Entertainment and authored by Senior Writer Christie Golden. You can now pre-order the book on Amazon for $25 and it’s scheduled to release on October…

WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire Now Live in Mulgore for February 2020

WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire Now Live in Mulgore for February 2020

The WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire is now active in Mulgore for February 2020, running from the 10th through 16th. The Faire will be available in Elwynn Forest in March 2020. With the opening of the Darkmoon Faire, Classic players can turn…

Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker Available with WoW Classic Blackwing Lair

Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker Available with WoW Classic Blackwing Lair

Did someone say Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker? While players have been able to collect the bindings since WoW Classic launch, Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker will finally be obtainable in Phase 3 of WoW Classic when Blackwing Lair…

New Reputation Items Available When WoW Classic Blackwing Lair Opens

New Reputation Items Available When WoW Classic Blackwing Lair Opens

With the launch of Blackwing Lair, many more recipes will be available to purchase from reputation quartermasters, including Argent Dawn, Timbermaw Hold, and Thorium Brotherhood. Below is a list of all the recipes added during Patch 1.6 in vanilla WoW which…

Love is in the Air in Classic WoW – Collecting Love Tokens, Gifts of Adoration, Lovely Dresses

Love is in the Air in Classic WoW – Collecting Love Tokens, Gifts of Adoration, Lovely Dresses

Love is in the Air is coming to WoW Classic February 11-16, so we have prepared a guide to this version of the event covering love tokens, Gifts of Adoration, and Lovely Dresses. Classic Love is in the Air Guide Classic…

Activision Blizzard Q4 2019 Earnings Call – Diablo Immortal Testing Mid-2020, WoW Classic Success

Activision Blizzard Q4 2019 Earnings Call – Diablo Immortal Testing Mid-2020, WoW Classic Success

Activision Blizzard had its 4th Quarter 2019 Results Conference Call today, highlighting the company’s results for the final three months of 2019. For those unfamiliar with those conference calls, they are held by Activision Blizzard to inform their investors about financial…

Darkmoon Cards Now Available in WoW Classic – Collect Cards for Epic Trinkets

Darkmoon Cards Now Available in WoW Classic – Collect Cards for Epic Trinkets

Players can now farm Darkmoon Cards in WoW Classic, collecting them in advance to make epic trinkets when the Darkmoon Faire starts on February 10th. Darkmoon Faire Trinket Overview WoW Classic Darkmoon Faire Event Guide To create a deck, collect all…

Darkmoon Faire Coming to WoW Classic February 10th

Darkmoon Faire Coming to WoW Classic February 10th

Blizzard has released their official preview of the Darkmoon Faire in WoW Classic, coming on February 10th. The main attraction at the Classic Darkmoon Faire are four powerful Darkmoon trinkets, but you can also collect some frog pets, get your fortune…

Making WoW – Stormwind Inside Jokes, AMA with Author John Staats

Making WoW – Stormwind Inside Jokes, AMA with Author John Staats

Last year, John Staats published The WoW Diary, a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of vanilla Warcraft. With Blackwing Lair launching soon in Classic WoW, we’ve bringing you another essay on vanilla development from Staats, so sit back and enjoy the…

Pull jetzt Bruder MC/ONY 2019 – Lucifron EU – World of Warcraft Classic Video

Pull jetzt Bruder MC/ONY 2019 – Lucifron EU – World of Warcraft Classic from NealZ on Vimeo.

Blizzard Offering Replacements or Refunds for Damaged Charity Server Blades

Blizzard Offering Replacements or Refunds for Damaged Charity Server Blades

Back in late 2019, Blizzard sold limited-edition World of Warcraft Charity Server Blades. However, many of them arrived damaged due to poor packaging, which caused great disappointment as the price tag was steep and players were looking forward to receiving these…

Lunar Festival is Live in Classic WoW – Profession Schematics, Elder Locations, Elune’s Lantern

Lunar Festival is Live in Classic WoW – Profession Schematics, Elder Locations, Elune’s Lantern

To celebrate the Lunar Festival in Classic WoW, we prepared a new guide, focusing on the Festival incarnation in Classic. The guide highlights all you can obtain during the Lunar Festival in Classic WoW. Our database is now updated with all…

Upcoming WoW Classic Alterac Valley Changes

Upcoming WoW Classic Alterac Valley Changes

Blizzard has announced some upcoming Classic WoW changes that are coming to Alterac Valley in the near future, including making honorless targets unlootable, allowing parties of 5 to queue together, removing the number in the name of the battleground screen and…

Making WoW – The Games Magazine Industry, AMA with Author John Staats

Making WoW – The Games Magazine Industry, AMA with Author John Staats

Last year, John Staats published The WoW Diary, a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of vanilla Warcraft. With Classic WoW now launched, we thought it was the perfect time to check back in with Staats and highlight the book again! We’re…

Making WoW – The Pros and Cons of Making a Game Engine, AMA with Author John Staats

Making WoW – The Pros and Cons of Making a Game Engine, AMA with Author John Staats

Last year, John Staats published The WoW Diary, a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of vanilla Warcraft. With Classic WoW now launched, we thought it was the perfect time to check back in with Staats and highlight the book again! We’re…

<div>Blackhand’s Command and Blackwing Lair Attunement Now Available in Classic WoW</div>

Blackhand’s Command and Blackwing Lair Attunement Now Available in Classic WoW

Blizzard has announced that Schwarzfausts Befehl, an item required to start the process to attune yourself to Blackwing Lair, has started dropping in Classic WoW. Just confirming that it should have started dropping about an hour ago. Check out our guides…

2020 Fanbyte Marketing Survey and Giveaway

2020 Fanbyte Marketing Survey and Giveaway

Every few months Wowhead runs surveys regarding market research here and it’s that time again! To this end we’re running a survey this month asking Wowhead users to answer some questions on their gaming and purchase behaviors. Click here to fill…

Classic WoW Content Drop on Feb 12th! – Blackwing Lair, Level 50 Class Quests, Eternal Quintessence

Classic WoW Content Drop on Feb 12th! – Blackwing Lair, Level 50 Class Quests, Eternal Quintessence

Blizzard has announced that a new Classic WoW content drop will be going live on February 12th! This includes Blackwing Lair, Level 50 Class Quests, Eternal Quintessence and more! The Blackwing Lair attunement quest Schwarzfausts Befehl will also become available starting…

Update your AddOns: WoW Classic Threat Meters Switch to a New Library

Update your AddOns: WoW Classic Threat Meters Switch to a New Library

Last week a major update to the Classic threat library, the backbone of threat meters such as the Details TinyThreat plugin and ClassicThreatMeter, was released. The new release fixes bugs such as “You are not in a raid group” in Alterac…

<div>Wowhead’s 2019 Year in Review and Happy New Year</div>

Wowhead’s 2019 Year in Review and Happy New Year

2019 for the Wowhead team was very rewarding and busy with the launch of Classic WoW as well as major BFA updates like Rise of Azshara! This was the first year we supported two different games on Wowhead and it was…

This Year in World of Warcraft 2019

This Year in World of Warcraft 2019

2019 has been a busy year for Azeroth, continuing the Battle for Azeroth to the heart of the Zandalari Empire, encountering Azshara, and unleashing the horrors of N’Zoth back on the world. There have been an enormous amount of events, celebrations,…

Pull jetzt Bruder wünscht frohe Feiertage

Wir wünschen euch allen frohliche Feiertage und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr. Auf viel Loot, Ehre und Level!

Classic Hotfix – December 20, 2019

[With realm restarts] Paladins should no longer lose stacks of Reckoning if they are not facing their target or are out of range to attack the target when the Reckoning stacks are gained.

Paid Character Transfers

Paid Character Transfers are now available for players in WoW Classic who are looking to relocate their characters to a different realm within their region. There are a few things to keep in mind before you take the leap into making…