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Activision Blizzard Request to Pause DFEH Investigation Denied – May Continue to Look Into Ethics Violation

Activision Blizzard Request to Pause DFEH Investigation Denied – May Continue to Look Into Ethics Violation

Earlier this week, Activision Blizzard filed a motion to temporarily suspend California’s sexual harassment and discrimination case, due to the alleged conflict of interest and ethics violations revealed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The Los Angeles Superior Court came…

The World of Warcraft Student Art Contest 2021 is Now Accepting Entries

The World of Warcraft Student Art Contest 2021 is Now Accepting Entries

It is time once again for Blizzard’s annual World of Warcraft Student Art Contest. This is the eleventh opportunity for aspiring game artists to strut their stuff for the World of Warcraft art team. If you are a student and an…

Blizzard Offering One-Time Free Battletag Name Change Until November 5th, 2021

Blizzard Offering One-Time Free Battletag Name Change Until November 5th, 2021

Blizzard is offering a one-time free Battletag name change until November 5th, 2021 for players who have already used their one-time Battletag name change. If you’ve previously used up your one-time Battletag name change, but wanted to change your Battletag again,…

Season of Mastery Beta Raid Testing Ends at 4:00 PM PDT

Season of Mastery Beta Raid Testing Ends at 4:00 PM PDT

Blizzard has released a Blue Post announcing that Molten Core and Onyxia’s Lair raid testing is scheduled to end at 4:00 PM PDT on the Classic Season of Mastery Beta. Blizzard intends to make some tweaks to the raids and will…

Blizzard Explains Bug Fix Regarding Spell Resist in Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard Explains Bug Fix Regarding Spell Resist in Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard has shared a Blue Post explaining a Bug Fix that took place during Patch 2.5.2 for Burning Crusade Classic, addressing spell resist and spell hit changes. This Bug Fix took place previously and Blizzard explained the reasoning of this change.…

Blizzard Hotfix to Spell Resist in Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard Hotfix to Spell Resist in Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard has shared a Blue Post detailing the latest hotfix to Burning Crusade Classic, addressing spell resist changes. This hotfix to Spell Hit and Spell Resist will impact PvP and in particular the arena, where Rogues have been dealing with 80%…

Season of Mastery Raid Testing, Templates and Vendors Now Available

Season of Mastery Raid Testing, Templates and Vendors Now Available

Blizzard has announced that raid testing for Season of Mastery is now available, as well as templates and gear/consumables vendors. You should now be able to create level 60 template characters in the Season of Mastery Beta. Continue reading »

Activision Blizzard Cleaning House – Dozens Fired and Disciplined Following Internal Investigation

Activision Blizzard Cleaning House – Dozens Fired and Disciplined Following Internal Investigation

Our last update noted that Activision Blizzard had been remained silent throughout the fight between the California DFEH and federal EEOC over the company’s $18 million discrimination settlement, though now it appears that they’ve busy been cleaning house. In an internal…

Classic Season of Mastery Soul of Iron Mechanics – Hardcore Support

Classic Season of Mastery Soul of Iron Mechanics – Hardcore Support

Blizzard has added support for the Classic Hardcore community! Here is a series of screenshots on where to go and what obtaining a “Soul of Iron” will look like in Classic Season of Mastery, as well as some new mechanics and…

Classic Season of Mastery Beta Updates for October 19 – Hardcore Support and Mage Boosting Nerfs

Classic Season of Mastery Beta Updates for October 19 – Hardcore Support and Mage Boosting Nerfs

Blizzard has updated the Classic Season of Mastery Beta, adding many new features that were datamined previously. The level cap has been raised to 60, Adventure Awaits has been buffed, the debuff limit has increased, new mechanics to nerf Mage Boosting,…

Hallow’s End Comes to Burning Crusade Classic October 18 – November 1 2021

Hallow’s End Comes to Burning Crusade Classic October 18 – November 1 2021

Hallow’s End comes to Burning Crusade Classic, starting October 18th and ending November 1, 2021. Level 65+ character will have a chance to battle the Headless Horseman in the Scarlet Monastery graveyard, giving a chance on ilvl 110 rings and plate…

Hallow’s End Event Buff & Candy Working Inside Raids in Burning Crusade Classic

Hallow’s End Event Buff & Candy Working Inside Raids in Burning Crusade Classic

Hallow’s End has come to Burning Crusade Classic, adding a slew of new consumables and holiday buffs for players to enjoy. As of right now, the Victory buff and Hallow’s End candy buffs are not being removed when zoning into high…

Classic Season of Mastery Patch 1.14.1 Build 40666 – Possible Hardcore Support and Diamond Flask Nerf

Classic Season of Mastery Patch 1.14.1 Build 40666 – Possible Hardcore Support and Diamond Flask Nerf

Blizzard pushed new Classic Season of Mastery data to a different branch, which isn’t currently live on the Beta. In this data, there are new IDs for Bonus Experience, a spell called Relentless Dead, new spells which seem to look like…

New Looking For Group Global Strings for Classic Season of Mastery Beta

New Looking For Group Global Strings for Classic Season of Mastery Beta

In the latest patch for Classic Season of Mastery, there was updates to global strings which seem to be centered around Looking For Group mechanics. Looking For Group is a significant change to Classic and is a notable quality of life…

World of Warcraft Development Update for October 14th

World of Warcraft Development Update for October 14th

Blizzard has released a World of Warcraft development update, summarizing the recent changes on for the Patch 9.1.5 PTR, Retail WoW, Burning Crusade Classic and Classic WoW’s Season of Mastery Beta. Continue reading »

Season of Mastery Beta Development Notes for October 14th – 40% Bonus Experience from Quests

Season of Mastery Beta Development Notes for October 14th – 40% Bonus Experience from Quests

Blizzard has posted development notes for the upcoming Classic WoW Season of Mastery, noting that the “Adventure Awaits” buff now grants 40% bonus experience from quests, up from 25%. Week 2 of open Beta (October 13) Player levels will now be…

DFEH Expedited Request Denied, CWA Files Separate Intervention Against Activision Blizzard Settlement

DFEH Expedited Request Denied, CWA Files Separate Intervention Against Activision Blizzard Settlement

Two new legal developments today, as the Central District Court of California has denied the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) application for an expedited intervention over the $18 million settlement between the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)…

California Intervenes Against Activision’s $18 Million Discrimination Settlement, EEOC Reveals Conflict of Interest

California Intervenes Against Activision’s $18 Million Discrimination Settlement, EEOC Reveals Conflict of Interest

The Activision Blizzard legal argument is heating up once again, but this time the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are the ones locking horns. The DFEH started by filing an…

Blizzard Announces The Return of Large Groups in Battlegrounds in TBC Classic

Blizzard Announces The Return of Large Groups in Battlegrounds in TBC Classic

Blizzard has announced large pre-made groups will be allowed to queue for battlegrounds in TBC Classic next week, with the matchmaker now matching raid groups of at least 6 players against another group of at least 6 players. Continue reading »

Blizzard on WoW Classic Season of Mastery Design Intentions and Details

Blizzard on WoW Classic Season of Mastery Design Intentions and Details

Blizzard has posted a large blue post on the design intentions of the World of Warcraft Classic Season of Mastery, shedding some light on design choices regarding world buffs, loot drop rates, opening the gates of Ahn’Qiraj, and the PvP honor…

Blizzard Adds Development Note about “Adventure Awaits” Buff on Season of Mastery

Blizzard Adds Development Note about “Adventure Awaits” Buff on Season of Mastery

Characters on World of Warcraft Classic “Season of Mastery” Open Beta logged in to find themselves with a Seasonal Buff, “Adventure Awaits” granting a bonus to quest experience. Many players were concerned that this experience buff would work for max level…

Global Maintenance on October 6th – Players Likely Unable to Log-In

Global Maintenance on October 6th – Players Likely Unable to Log-In

Blizzard has commented on the upcoming global maintenance on October 6th, noting that this maintenance is for a global infrastructure upgrade which will likely prevent players from logging in, but realms will not go online. We previously reported on this Global…

World of Warcraft Classic “Season of Mastery” Open Beta Now Live

World of Warcraft Classic “Season of Mastery” Open Beta Now Live

Less than one week ago, Blizzard announced World of Warcraft Classic “Season of Mastery”, which is now live for open beta. To participate in open beta, choose “Classic Season of Mastery Beta” from your WoW Launcher. We previously covered a list…

World of Warcraft Classic “Season of Mastery” – Questions from the Community

World of Warcraft Classic “Season of Mastery” – Questions from the Community

Blizzard has announced World of Warcraft Classic “Season of Mastery”, which goes into Open Beta starting on October 5th, 2021. In the news post, Blizzard detailed many upcoming changes, such as no world buffs in raids and faster phase cadence. The…

Brewfest is Back On in Burning Crusade Classic – Ends October 5th at 11:59 PM Server Time

Brewfest is Back On in Burning Crusade Classic – Ends October 5th at 11:59 PM Server Time

Blizzard has announced that Brewfest is back for one extra day, and will now end at 11:59 PM Server time on October 5th. TBC Brewfest Details We initially set up Brewfest 2021 in Burning Crusade Classic to run for the same…

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – A Pandemic System Board Game Now Available

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – A Pandemic System Board Game Now Available

Blizzard has announced that the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – A Pandemic System Board Game is now available for purchase! You can purchase this game on Z-man’s website, the Blizzard Gear Store, and at Target. Journey to…

World of Warcraft Classic Restarting Fresh with the “Season of Mastery” in Open Beta October 5th

World of Warcraft Classic Restarting Fresh with the “Season of Mastery” in Open Beta October 5th

Blizzard has shared a blog post detailing the new World of Warcraft Classic Season of Mastery, a fresh start for Vanilla-Classic servers which will introduce changes to world buffs, leveling rates, quality of life updates, increased debuff limits, tuned up difficulty…

Blizzard Looking at Mage Boosting in World of Warcraft Classic “Season of Mastery”

Blizzard Looking at Mage Boosting in World of Warcraft Classic “Season of Mastery”

In the discussion around World of Warcraft Classic “Season of Mastery”, Blizzard made a blue post explaining that they will be looking at Mage Boosting in the Beta and has some ideas for adjustments. With the increase in experience rewarded from…

Lady Vashj Bugged and Uncompletable – Hotfix Will Be Reverted Overnight

Lady Vashj Bugged and Uncompletable – Hotfix Will Be Reverted Overnight

Blizzard has confirmed that their recent hotfix to avoid Lady Vashj evading around the Shield Generators have made players unable to dunk Tainted Cores entirely. As such, the hotfix will be reverted overnight so that guilds can continue to kill Lady…

Free Character Transfers Now Available on WoW Classic Era Realms

Free Character Transfers Now Available on WoW Classic Era Realms

Blizzard has opened up free Character Transfers on Classic Era Realms, which includes transfers from OCE realms to NA Realms. Opening up free character transfers on Classic Era realms isn’t that surprising, as many Classic Era Realms have extremely low populations.…

Reference to Former Game Director Jeff Kaplan Removed from Overwatch 2

Reference to Former Game Director Jeff Kaplan Removed from Overwatch 2

As fans watched the Bastion rework video revealed during the Overwatch League Grand Finals last night, a diligent Redditor noticed that a reference to former game director and longtime Blizzard developer Jeff Kaplan appears to have been removed from Overwatch 2.…

Minimum GCD Raised to 1.0 Second – Mind Quickening Gem Nerf on Burning Crusade Classic

Minimum GCD Raised to 1.0 Second – Mind Quickening Gem Nerf on Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard has shared a Blue Post detailing an upcoming change to Spell Haste and Global Cooldowns, raising the minimum global cooldown time to 1.0 seconds. This change will be applied on the next scheduled Maintenance for realms. This particularly changes how…

TBC Hotfixes for September 23th, 2021 – Kael’thas & Lady Vashj Threat Drop Fix

TBC Hotfixes for September 23th, 2021 – Kael’thas & Lady Vashj Threat Drop Fix

Blizzard has published TBC hotfixes for September 23rd, 2021 which includes a fix for Kael’thas and Lady Vashj dropping threat off their primary target. Here you’ll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to World of Warcraft: Shadowlands,…

Blizzard Update on Kael’thas Threat Bug in Tempest Keep

Blizzard Update on Kael’thas Threat Bug in Tempest Keep

Blizzard has given an update on the Kael’thas threat bug in Tempest Keep, noting that they’re closing in on a fix and once the hotfix is ready, the fix will likely require restarts. We’ve been working on this for several weeks,…

Burning Crusade Classic September 22nd Hotfixes – SSC and TK Loot Tables Fixed

Burning Crusade Classic September 22nd Hotfixes – SSC and TK Loot Tables Fixed

In the latest Burning Crusade Classic hotfixes, Blizzard has announced that the loot tables for SSC and TK have been fixed, and that Shartuul has once again been re-enabled. HotfixesSEPTEMBER 21, 2021Burning Crusade Classic The Shartuul’s teleporter event has been enabled…

Overwatch Executive Producer Chacko Sonny Leaving Blizzard Entertainment

Overwatch Executive Producer Chacko Sonny Leaving Blizzard Entertainment

Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier has reported that Overwatch 2 Executive Producer Chacko Sonny will be leaving Blizzard Entertainment this Friday. The five year production director and executive producer announced his departure in an email to staff, saying that working at Blizzard “has…

Chief Legal Officer Claire Hart Leaves Blizzard Entertainment

Chief Legal Officer Claire Hart Leaves Blizzard Entertainment

Chief Legal Officer Claire Hart left Blizzard Entertainment today after more than three years with the studio, sharing a brief farewell message over Linkedin. While there’s nothing to directly link her departure to the recent legal issues at the company, she…

Blizzard Says Shartuul Ogri’la Event Should Work After Reset Tomorrow

Blizzard Says Shartuul Ogri’la Event Should Work After Reset Tomorrow

Blizzard has announced that the Shartuul event should be re-enabled after tomorrow’s weekly maintenance. The teleport event unlocked at Honored reputation with the Ogri’la faction and was previously disabled in a hotfix. This should resume working as intended following the deployment…

“Honorary Brewer” Hand Stamp Added to Burning Crusade Classic

“Honorary Brewer” Hand Stamp Added to Burning Crusade Classic

The Brewfest event launched on Burning Crusade Classic realms this morning. Hours after launching, Blizzard added in the “Honorary Brewer” Hand Stamp item to the Brewfest Token Redeemer, which costs 600 Brewfest Prize Tokens. The “Honorary Brewer” Hand Stamp was added…

Brewfest in Burning Crusade Classic, September 20-October 6, 2021

Brewfest in Burning Crusade Classic, September 20-October 6, 2021

Brewfest has made its Burning Crusade Classic debut in on September 20, 2021, and runs until October 6. This Oktoberfest-inspired holiday was first introduced in 2007, undergoing some changes in 2008 that changed the way the special Brewfest mounts were handled.…

SEC Investigating Activision Blizzard Regarding Improper Disclosures of Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination

SEC Investigating Activision Blizzard Regarding Improper Disclosures of Sexual Misconduct and Discrimination

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been added to the list of agencies investigating Activision Blizzard. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, the SEC is requesting information to discern whether Activision and its executives properly disclosed allegations of…

Ogri’la Bugged Quest Fixed on Burning Crusade Classic

Ogri’la Bugged Quest Fixed on Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard has implemented a fix to the Ogri’la pre-requisite quest “Our Boy Wants To Be A Skyguard Ranger”, which was previously disabled. Players can now complete the quest and access the Ogri’la Daily Quest Hub. The Bug in question allowed players…

Phase 1 Warcraft Logs Analysis for Burning Crusade Classic – Arcane Mage Takes Top Damage

Phase 1 Warcraft Logs Analysis for Burning Crusade Classic – Arcane Mage Takes Top Damage

Phase 1 of Burning Crusade Classic has come to an end and raids have completed numerous clears of Gruul’s Lair and Magtheridon’s Lair. Today, we will breakdown the DPS Rankings from Warcraft Logs for Tier 4 of Burning Crusade Classic. We’ve…

Darkmoon Cards Not in Burning Crusade Classic Phase 2

Darkmoon Cards Not in Burning Crusade Classic Phase 2

The four new Darkmoon Cards added in the original Burning Crusade are not available with the release of Phase 2, Overlords of Outland on Burning Crusade Classic. Darkmoon Card: Crusade Darkmoon Card: VengeanceDarkmoon Card: Madness Darkmoon Card: Wrath In the original…

Ogri’la Pre-Requisite Quest Bugged on Burning Crusade Classic

Ogri’la Pre-Requisite Quest Bugged on Burning Crusade Classic

The pre-requisite quest “Our Boy Wants To Be A Skyguard Ranger” is currently bugged or intentionally disabled by Blizzard, preventing players from completing the quest. This quest is a pre-requisite for the Ogri’la Reputation Quest Hub, meaning players can not access…

Progress Gets World First Clear of Tier 5 Content – Serpentshrine Cavern and Tempest Keep

Progress Gets World First Clear of Tier 5 Content – Serpentshrine Cavern and Tempest Keep

EU Guild Progress from realm Firemaw achieves the World First clear on Serpentshrine Cavern and Tempest Keep, including the World First kill of Lady Vashj. Warcraft Logs Rankings SALAD BAKERS achieved the world first kill of Kael’thas due to clearing Tempest…

Burning Crusade Classic Phase 2 Known Issues – Kael’thas Threat, Guild Banks

Burning Crusade Classic Phase 2 Known Issues – Kael’thas Threat, Guild Banks

Blizzard has published a list of known issues for Phase 2 of Burning Crusade Classic, including a bug where Kael’thas wipes threat from the main tank during the encounter. Greetings and welcome to Burning Crusade Classic Patch 2.5.2!Below is a list…

September 15th Hotfix – Shartuul Transporter Event Temporarily Disabled

September 15th Hotfix – Shartuul Transporter Event Temporarily Disabled

Blizzard has updated its classic hotfix blog to note that the Shartuul Transporter event has been temporarily disabled due to a bug. The Shartuul’s Transporter event has been temporarily disabled, due to a bug.Developers’ note: We expect to have it fixed…

Overlords of Outland Now Live on Burning Crusade Classic

Overlords of Outland Now Live on Burning Crusade Classic

Overlords of Outland is live, meaning Serpentshrine Cavern, Tempest Keep’s The Eye, Engineering Goggles, and Druid’s Swift Flight Form are now available on Burning Crusade Classic. Lady Vashj and Kael’thas Sunstrider—the cunning Overlords of Outland—have long served Illidan Stormrage, the Betrayer.…

Goggles, Class Trinkets, Tier 5 Sets Releasing in Burning Crusade Classic Phase 2

Goggles, Class Trinkets, Tier 5 Sets Releasing in Burning Crusade Classic Phase 2

Tomorrow, the final portion of Phase 2’s content will unlock in Burning Crusade Classic. The highly anticipated Engineering Goggles will become available, as well as Class Specific trinkets and Tier 5 Set tokens. Engineering Goggles Recipes for the Engineering Epic Goggles…

Communications Workers of America Files Unfair Labor Charges Against Activision Blizzard

Communications Workers of America Files Unfair Labor Charges Against Activision Blizzard

The Communications Workers of America union has filed unfair labor charges against Activision Blizzard, alleging the company has used coercive rules and tactics in an attempt to prevent employees from organizing to demand a more equitable workplace, such as the previous…

Burning Crusade Classic Arena Season 2 Items Available

Burning Crusade Classic Arena Season 2 Items Available

Arena Season 2 has just started in Burning Crusade Classic and new Arena Point and Honor Point gear is available for purchase. The Arena Point to Honor Point conversion also just happened, so players have 0 Arena Points going into Arena…

Arena Points Reminder for Burning Crusade Classic

Arena Points Reminder for Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard is reminding players that all Arena Points will be converted to Honor during the next weekly reset at a rate of 1 Arena Point = 10 Honor Points. Hello!Please be reminded that all of Arena Points will be converted to…

Burning Crusade Classic Arena Offseason & PvP Gear Cost Changes

Burning Crusade Classic Arena Offseason & PvP Gear Cost Changes

Arena Season 1 of Burning Crusade Classic has now come to an end, ushering in the Arena Offseason and PvP Gear Cost changes. Players will need to spend any Arena Points remaining before they are turned into Honor Points on September…

Fanbyte Weekly News Picks – FFXIV Cruise Chaser Mount, EA Shares Assets for Disabled Gamers, FFXIV’s 8th Birthday Cake

Fanbyte Weekly News Picks – FFXIV Cruise Chaser Mount, EA Shares Assets for Disabled Gamers, FFXIV’s 8th Birthday Cake

The Fanbyte team is back with more news stories from the greater world of gaming! We’re Wowhead’s sister site, and we’re trying to spin up weekly highlight articles here on Wowhead as we’ve had some exciting announcements of our own. Notably,…

World of Warcraft Classic Era PTR Updated to Patch 1.14

World of Warcraft Classic Era PTR Updated to Patch 1.14

Blizzard has shared a Blue Post explaining that the Classic Era PTR has been updated to Patch 1.14. While there isn’t any new content, this patch will be pushed to live Classic realms in the coming weeks. We’ve just opened the…

Shadowlands 30% Off Through September 12th – Blizzard Announces Battle.net Game Discounts

Shadowlands 30% Off Through September 12th – Blizzard Announces Battle.net Game Discounts

Blizzard has announced a series of discounts on Battle.net games, including 30% off the Shadowlands base edition through September 12th. Other Battle.net bundles are on sale through September 6th, such as 20% off the Celebration Collection. BlizzardNow through September 6, we…

Burning Crusade Classic Same-faction Battlegrounds Enabled

Burning Crusade Classic Same-faction Battlegrounds Enabled

Blizzard has re-enabled Same-faction Battlegrounds and is leaving the system in place for the rest of Burning Crusade Classic. Along with scheduled weekly maintenance in each region, we’re re-enabling same-faction Battlegrounds. A same-faction Battleground will now occur when an opposite-faction match…

Swift Flight Form and Engineering Goggles Not in Burning Crusade Classic Today

Swift Flight Form and Engineering Goggles Not in Burning Crusade Classic Today

Servers are now live on Burning Crusade Classic, updated to Patch 2.5.2 “Overlords of Outland”. Unfortunately, the Travel Form quest chain for Druids and the new Profession Recipes are not yet implemented. Edit: Blizzard has confirmed with Wowhead that the profession…

Burning Crusade Classic: Looking for Group Preview

Burning Crusade Classic: Looking for Group Preview

Blizzard has posted a preview of the LFG system coming in Phase 2, with some additional changes since the PTR version. The new LFG Tool will debut on August 31 with Phase 2 and Patch 2.5.2. Part of being in a…

Burning Crusade Classic 2.5.2 Patch Notes and Content Unlock Timeline

Burning Crusade Classic 2.5.2 Patch Notes and Content Unlock Timeline

Blizzard has released the official Patch Notes for “Overlords of Outlands” Patch 2.5.2. In addition to these Patch Notes, there is an accompanying Blue Post detailing at what times different content will be unlocking, which we will outline below. Continue reading…

Blizzard Renaming Characters and Cities to Remove References to Former WoW Developers

Blizzard Renaming Characters and Cities to Remove References to Former WoW Developers

Following the announcement that the Overwatch hero McCree would be renamed, Blizzard is taking further action to remove references to former developers from their games. In an article by The Washington Post, employees have let it be known that similar changes…

Burning Crusade Classic Arena Season Timeline for Phase 2

Burning Crusade Classic Arena Season Timeline for Phase 2

In a Blizzard Blue Post, Community Manager Kaivax shared information regarding the timeline for Arena Season 2, going into Phase 2 of Burning Crusade Classic. Arena Season 1 will end on September 7th and Season 2 will begin on September 14th.…

Burning Crusade Classic Phase 2 Launches on September 15th

Burning Crusade Classic Phase 2 Launches on September 15th

In a recent Blizzard News Post, Blizzard shared information about Shadowlands 9.1.5, Burning Crusade Classic Phase 2 Launch, and an upcoming Fresh Classic realm. Phase 2 of Burning Crusade Classic will be going live on September 15, 2021. SSC & TK…

World of Warcraft Classic Fresh Confirmed

World of Warcraft Classic Fresh Confirmed

In a recent Blizzard News Post, Blizzard teased upcoming information regarding new World of Warcraft Classic Fresh realms, confirming many theories around the recent addition of the Classic Era PTR. With an upcoming Classic Fresh, the community still has many questions…

Two Years of World of Warcraft: Classic

Two Years of World of Warcraft: Classic

World of Warcraft: Classic launched two years ago today, on August 26, 2019. Since then, Classic has gone through all six phases of the original game’s content and stepped through the Dark Portal, into Burning Crusade. Today, let’s celebrate what World…

Overwatch Team Announces They Will Rename Hero Known As McCree

Overwatch Team Announces They Will Rename Hero Known As McCree

The Overwatch team has announced they will rename the hero currently known as McCree. The namesake of the hero, Jesse McCree, was let go from Blizzard two weeks ago. Diablo 4 game director Luis Barriga, Blizzard lead level designer Jesse McCree,…

Activision Blizzard Responds to Allegations of Shredding Documents – Outlines Reforms Implemented So Far

Activision Blizzard Responds to Allegations of Shredding Documents – Outlines Reforms Implemented So Far

Following reports that the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing was expanding its lawsuit, which included allegations of shredding human resource documents pertinent to the investigation, Activision Blizzard released a statement to Engadget, stating that the claims were untrue and…

California Expands Discrimination Lawsuit Against Activision Blizzard Citing Interference from HR

California Expands Discrimination Lawsuit Against Activision Blizzard Citing Interference from HR

An amended complaint in the State of California’s lawsuit against Activision Blizzard was filed yesterday, expanding the scope of their investigation into widespread harassment and discrimination. Continue reading »

The Eye & SSC Phase 2 Raid Strategy Guides for Burning Crusade Classic

The Eye & SSC Phase 2 Raid Strategy Guides for Burning Crusade Classic

With Phase 2 looming on the horizon and the Burning Crusade Classic PTR still available for testing, we’ve prepared the following strategy guides for the 2 upcoming 25 man raids, Serpentshrine Cavern and Tempest Keep: The Eye. Serpentshrine Cavern Strategy Guides…

New Classic Era PTR – Possible FRESH?

New Classic Era PTR – Possible FRESH?

This past week, a new Classic Era Public Test Realm quietly went live. We had a chance to roam around and take a few screenshots, trying to figure out what Phase the realm was on. Now that the servers are offline,…

Classic Era PTR – Patch 1.14 adds DirectX 12 and Ray Traced Shadows

Classic Era PTR – Patch 1.14 adds DirectX 12 and Ray Traced Shadows

Classic Era and Classic Era PTR are currently on Patch 1.13.7, but Patch 1.14’s data has been leaked on Blizzard’s CDN, during the update to Shadowlands for Patch 9.1.0 Build 39804. Looking into the Graphic settings of the new Patch, there…

Upcomer Details Allegations of Workplace Harassment at Blizzard Entertainment, Looks Towards Future Change

Upcomer Details Allegations of Workplace Harassment at Blizzard Entertainment, Looks Towards Future Change

An article by Upcomer has detailed more of the allegations of workplace harassment and discrimination at Blizzard Entertainment, including allegations surrounding one of the Tespa founders. Employees at Blizzard Entertainment also discussed the pros of the two newly-appointed co-leads. Continue reading…

Senior Environment/Prop Artist Ashleigh Warner Leaves Blizzard

Senior Environment/Prop Artist Ashleigh Warner Leaves Blizzard

Senior Environment/Prop Artist Ashleigh Warner has announced that she is leaving Blizzard after 8 years on the on the World of Warcraft Prop Art team. She also headed off inevitable questions, stating that her leaving was likely affected by the lawsuit…

ABetterUbisoft – Employees Sign Open Letter in Solidarity with Activision Blizzard Demands

ABetterUbisoft – Employees Sign Open Letter in Solidarity with Activision Blizzard Demands

Over a thousand current and former Ubisoft employees have signed an open letter in solidarity with Activision Blizzard employees and their demands for a better work environment. Referring back to Ubisoft’s own history of discrimination and misconduct, the letter calls on…

More Corporate Sponsors Abandon the Overwatch League – IBM and Kellogg Company Pull Support

More Corporate Sponsors Abandon the Overwatch League – IBM and Kellogg Company Pull Support

Two more corporate sponsors have removed their support from the Overwatch League in the wake of widespread allegations of sexual harassment and a discrimination lawsuit brought forth by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing against Activision Blizzard. We previously…

Updates on Burning Crusade Classic PTR – Arena Reward Cutoffs and Whistle Emote Change

Updates on Burning Crusade Classic PTR – Arena Reward Cutoffs and Whistle Emote Change

An update to the Burning Crusade Classic Public Test Realm just went live, implementing the Arena Reward Cutoffs and an interesting change to the whistle emote sound. Arena Reward Cutoffs Behind the Arena Battlemasters in Shattrath is an “Arena Bulletin Board”…

Diablo 4 Game Director, Blizzard Lead Level Designer, and WoW Designer Let Go From Blizzard Entertainment

Diablo 4 Game Director, Blizzard Lead Level Designer, and WoW Designer Let Go From Blizzard Entertainment

We have several more high-profile Blizzard Entertainment departures this week, with Diablo 4 game director Luis Barriga, Blizzard lead level designer Jesse McCree, and World of Warcraft designer Jonathan LeCraft let go from the company. This news was first broken by…

SOC Investment Group Writes Letter to Activision Blizzard Petitioning for More Improvements

SOC Investment Group Writes Letter to Activision Blizzard Petitioning for More Improvements

The SOC Investment Group has sent a formal letter to Robert Morgado, Lead independent Director of Activision Blizzard, calling on the company to address the “deep and widespread issues with equity, inclusion, and human capital management at the company. Continue reading…

Best in Slot Gear Guides for Burning Crusade Classic Phase 2

Best in Slot Gear Guides for Burning Crusade Classic Phase 2

Wowhead’s Best in Slot Gear Guides for Burning Crusade Classic are now live, with detailed lists for useful items to acquire during Phase 2. Phase 2 introduces two new 25 man Raids, The Eye’s The Eye and Serpentshrine Cavern. Along with…

Bloomberg Report Highlights “Rock Star” Blizzard Culture Fostering Misbehavior Towards Female Employees and Fans

Bloomberg Report Highlights “Rock Star” Blizzard Culture Fostering Misbehavior Towards Female Employees and Fans

Jason Schreier of Bloomberg has published an explosive article about the toxic culture at Blizzard Entertainment, detailing how men at the top were treated as rock stars who viewed female employees and fans as groupies, getting away with sexual harassment, discrimination,…

Fan Booed At Blizzcon 2010 Q&A Reflects on the Reaction from Developers and Fans

Fan Booed At Blizzcon 2010 Q&A Reflects on the Reaction from Developers and Fans

The woman who asked the question about female diversity in a recently-resurfaced 2010 Blizzcon Q&A has spoken up about the experience, reflecting on the crowd booing her, the unsatisfactory replies from the developers, and why the interaction is back in the…

Frances Townsend Has Stepped Down as Executive Sponsor of the ABK Women’s Network

Frances Townsend Has Stepped Down as Executive Sponsor of the ABK Women’s Network

Frances Townsend has stepped down as Executive Sponsor of the ABK Women’s Network, following her ill-fated email deflecting allegations of systemic sexual harassment within Blizzard Entertainment, which Activation Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick later called a tone deaf response. Continue reading »

Overwatch League Corporate Sponsors Remove Ads Pending Reevaluation

Overwatch League Corporate Sponsors Remove Ads Pending Reevaluation

The allegations surrounding Activision Blizzard are hitting more than just World of Warcraft, as several corporate sponsors of the Overwatch League are rethinking their relationships, following the investigation and lawsuit filed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Continue…

Burning Crusade PTR Notes – Outland Faction PvP Gear Coming in Phase 2, Honor Not Reset Before Season 2

Burning Crusade PTR Notes – Outland Faction PvP Gear Coming in Phase 2, Honor Not Reset Before Season 2

Blizzard has updated the Burning Crusade Classic PTR notes, noting that Outland Faction PvP gear will be coming in Phase 2 and Honor will not reset before Season 2. These changes will help many PvP players that stopped playing Battlegrounds and…

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick Delivers New Mission Statement During Investor Conference Call

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick Delivers New Mission Statement During Investor Conference Call

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick began the quarterly investor earnings conference call with a strongly worded opening statement, stating emphatically that discrimination, harassment, or unequal treatment would not be tolerated. Calling for Activision Blizzard to become a company that sets an…

Blizzard Entertainment’s Head of Global Human Resources Leaves Company

Blizzard Entertainment’s Head of Global Human Resources Leaves Company

Blizzard Entertainment’s head of Global Human Resources, Jesse Meschuk, has left the company this week, as confirmed by an Activision Blizzard representative to Bloomberg. A human-resources executive, Jesse Meschuk, also left the company this week, according to an Activision Blizzard spokesperson.…

Activision Blizzard Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results – Two Mobile Warcraft Titles in Internal Testing

Activision Blizzard Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results – Two Mobile Warcraft Titles in Internal Testing

Activision Blizzard just finished their second quarter financial results conference call, having announced exceeding prior outlooks for the months of April through June of 2021, although the company’s performance has declined slightly compared to last quarter and the previous year’s performance.…

Social Media Images Created to Show Support for Activision Blizzard Employees

Social Media Images Created to Show Support for Activision Blizzard Employees

An official Twitter account has been created for the employees at Activision Blizzard who are currently calling for an improvement in working conditions at the company. This Twitter account, @ABetterABK (A Better Activision Blizzard) has recently created and uploaded images that…

Spit Emote Removed on Burning Crusade Classic PTR

Spit Emote Removed on Burning Crusade Classic PTR

On the Patch 2.5.2 Burning Crusade Classic PTR, the Spit Emote has been removed. Players can still “/spit” on the ground, but if used while targeting another player, the emote does nothing. This change came quietly, without any accompanying Blue Post…

Photos from the #ActiBlizzWalkout Protests – Employes and Players Rally Together

Photos from the #ActiBlizzWalkout Protests – Employes and Players Rally Together

Employees and players gathered on Wednesday, July 28, to stage a walkout in protest of the official handling of the discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit that Activision Blizzard is facing, and to call for an improvement in working conditions for employees,…

Engineering Epic Goggle Recipes on the Burning Crusade Classic PTR

Engineering Epic Goggle Recipes on the Burning Crusade Classic PTR

On the Patch 2.5.2 PTR for Burning Crusade Classic, the Engineering Epic Goggle Recipes are available for testing. Recipes for the Engineering Epic Goggles can be trained from any Master Engineering Trainer in Outland. The trainers nearest Shattrath are Zebig in…

Druid’s Swift Flight Form Coming in Phase 2 of Burning Crusade Classic

Druid’s Swift Flight Form Coming in Phase 2 of Burning Crusade Classic

On the Patch 2.5.2 PTR for Burning Crusade Classic, the Druid Travel Form Quest Chain is available for testing. To begin the quest chain, the Druid needs to be level 70 with 300 Riding Trained. Continue reading »

Patch 2.5.2 Content on Burning Crusade Classic PTR

Patch 2.5.2 Content on Burning Crusade Classic PTR

Blizzard has just shared a Blue Post detailing the upcoming tests for the Burning Crusade Classic Public Test Realm, as well as a helpful Blue Post on how to join the PTR. Serpentshrine CavernSlay the twisted Lady Vashj and her vicious…

More Details Surface on Alex Afrasiabi’s “Cosby Suite” and Lawsuit Allegations

More Details Surface on Alex Afrasiabi’s “Cosby Suite” and Lawsuit Allegations

Kotaku has published a detailed report on Alex Afrasiabi’s “Cosby Suite” mentioned in the Activision Blizzard Lawsuit allegations, as pictures and chat messages from a 2013 group chat called the “Blizzcon Cosby Crew” have surfaced. Continue reading »

#ActiBlizzWalkout Organizers Respond to Bobby Kotick’s Statement

#ActiBlizzWalkout Organizers Respond to Bobby Kotick’s Statement

Yesterday, on the wake of the walkout organized by Activision Blizzard employees, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick released a statement, calling the initial response from ActiBlizz Executive Fran Townsend tone-deaf. Continue reading »

More Blizzard Employees Come Forward With Support for Victims and Condemnation of Activision Blizzard’s Handling

More Blizzard Employees Come Forward With Support for Victims and Condemnation of Activision Blizzard’s Handling

We have already reported how many Blizzard Employees have been resolutely coming forward to make statements condemning Activision Blizzard’s official response to the discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit that the company is facing. More have given us their permission to publish…

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick Responds to Lawsuit, Calls Their Initial Response “Tone Deaf”

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick Responds to Lawsuit, Calls Their Initial Response “Tone Deaf”

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has responded to the lawsuit allegations, detailing actions the company will take moving forward and calling Activision Blizzard’s initial responses “tone deaf.” Blizzard This has been a difficult and upsetting week. I want to recognize and…

Warcraft Team Releases Statement On Activision Blizzard Lawsuit And Removing Inappropriate References

Warcraft Team Releases Statement On Activision Blizzard Lawsuit And Removing Inappropriate References

The World of Warcraft team has released a statement talking about the Activision Blizzard lawsuit. In their team statement, they also mention they’re working on removing in-game references from offending parts of the game. While no specifics were given, one could…

Activision Blizzard Employees Are Staging a Walkout Protest on Wednesday – #ActiBlizzWalkout

Activision Blizzard Employees Are Staging a Walkout Protest on Wednesday – #ActiBlizzWalkout

Activision Blizzard employees are staging a walkout in protest of the official handling of the discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit that the company is facing, and to call for an improvement in working conditions for employees, especially those from marginalized groups.…

Activision Blizzard Employees Publish Open Letter Criticizing Activision’s Official Statement on the Lawsuit

Activision Blizzard Employees Publish Open Letter Criticizing Activision’s Official Statement on the Lawsuit

Over 800 Activision Blizzard employees have signed an open letter to leadership criticizing the official statement on the lawsuit, calling it “abhorrent and insulting,” and demanding one that reflects the seriousness of the allegations. This letter has been sent to various…

Activision Zoom Meeting with Employees Doubles Down on Appalling Official Statement

Activision Zoom Meeting with Employees Doubles Down on Appalling Official Statement

In sharp contrast to the open letter criticizing Activision’s official statement, Activision leadership held a dissatisfying Zoom meeting with employees today, which called Fran Townsend’s poorly received message an “apology” and stated the corporate headquarters intent to fight against the California…

Serpentshrine Cavern & The Eye Raid Tests – Phase 2 Testing coming to Burning Crusade Classic PTR

Serpentshrine Cavern & The Eye Raid Tests – Phase 2 Testing coming to Burning Crusade Classic PTR

During the Holly Longdale interview on the Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament, Holly Longdale shared some announcements for upcoming Changes for Burning Crusade Classic. Starting next week on the Public Test realm, testing will begin for 25 man raids Serpentshrine Cavern…

LFG Tool – Phase 2 Testing coming to Burning Crusade Classic PTR

LFG Tool – Phase 2 Testing coming to Burning Crusade Classic PTR

During the Holly Longdale interview on the Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament, Holly Longdale shared some announcements for upcoming Changes for Burning Crusade Classic. Starting next week on the Public Test realm, testing will begin on the Looking For Group Tool.…

Holly Longdale Interview – Upcoming Burning Crusade Classic PvP Changes and Phase 2 Testing Soon

Holly Longdale Interview – Upcoming Burning Crusade Classic PvP Changes and Phase 2 Testing Soon

Prior to the Finals for the Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament, Holly Longdale joined the broadcast for an interview and shared some thoughts on Burning Crusade Classic. In addition, Holly Longdale shared some announcements for upcoming Changes for Burning Crusade Classic.…

Blizzard Employees Tweet Support for Victims and Condemnation of Activision Blizzard’s Handling

Blizzard Employees Tweet Support for Victims and Condemnation of Activision Blizzard’s Handling

Many Activision Blizzard employees have taken to Twitter to denounce the company’s official response to the discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit. While the company’s official statements have been largely confusing, dismissive, and inconsistent, many Blizzard employees themselves are showing their discontent…

Former Blizzard Vice President Chris Metzen Shares Apology

Former Blizzard Vice President Chris Metzen Shares Apology

Another former Blizzard developer has released a message of sympathy and remorse following allegations made in a lawsuit by the California DFEH against Activision Blizzard, with former Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development Chris Metzen sharing an apology over…

Former Blizzard President Mike Morhaime Shares Thoughts on Activision Blizzard Lawsuit

Former Blizzard President Mike Morhaime Shares Thoughts on Activision Blizzard Lawsuit

Former Blizzard Entertainment President and Cofounder Mike Morhaime shared his thoughts on the Activision Blizzard lawsuit, apologizing for failing his old employees. While Morhaime left Blizzard Entertainment in 2018 before the DFEH investigation started two years ago, many of the claims…

Bloomberg Report Unveils Warcraft III: Reforged Development Issues

Bloomberg Report Unveils Warcraft III: Reforged Development Issues

In an in-depth article, Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier sheds light on the complications during development leading up to the problematic release of Warcraft III: Reforged in early 2020. After reports of Activision Blizzard being sued by the State of California over discrimination…

Midsummer Fire Festival and Spirit of Competition in Burning Crusade Classic – July 23, 2021

Midsummer Fire Festival and Spirit of Competition in Burning Crusade Classic – July 23, 2021

The delayed Midsummer Fire Festival is live on Burning Crusade Classic servers on July 23, 2021, along with the Spirit of Competition, a Battlegrounds-based event that has not been held since 2008! Midsummer Fire Festival in Burning Crusade Classic The Midsummer…

Blizzard President J. Allen Brack Emails Staff About Lawsuit

Blizzard President J. Allen Brack Emails Staff About Lawsuit

Blizzard President J. Allen Brack sent an internal email to staff about the lawsuit filed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Below are the contents of this staff email, as reported by Jason Schreier. Hello Blizzard – I…

Activision Blizzard Being Sued by California Over Discrimination Against Female Employees

Activision Blizzard Being Sued by California Over Discrimination Against Female Employees

Bloomberg Law has reported that Activision Blizzard is being sued by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing following a two-year investigation into claims the company discriminated against female employees. Content warning: this article describes explicit examples of sexual harassment…

Alliance Enlistment Package Contents during Same-Faction Battleground Test

Alliance Enlistment Package Contents during Same-Faction Battleground Test

Blizzard has implemented an Enlistment Package for Alliance players to incentivize Alliance to participate in the Battleground Tests for Same-Faction Queues. The exact contents of are now becoming known as Alliance players queue into Battlegrounds to earn the Enlistment Packages. Some…

New Test and Updates to Same-Faction Battlegrounds

New Test and Updates to Same-Faction Battlegrounds

Blizzard released a Blue Post detailing the decision around enabling same-faction Battlegrounds, what changes will be coming to the feature, as well as announcing an upcoming week long test. Continue reading »

New Trailer from Platinum WoW for the Classic Arena Tournament

New Trailer from Platinum WoW for the Classic Arena Tournament

The WoW Esports Twitter Page shared a new trailer for the upcoming Classic Arena Tournament, made by Platinum WoW. Platinum WoW is a Youtube creator, specializing in Lore Videos for World of Warcraft. The Classic Arena Tournament is an upcoming 3v3…

Warcraft Movie is Now Available on Netflix in Australia, South America, and Eastern Europe

Warcraft Movie is Now Available on Netflix in Australia, South America, and Eastern Europe

Warcraft: The Beginning is once again available on Netflix in Australia, South America, Western Europe, India, and Japan – skyrocketing to the top of the streaming service’s viewership charts this week. Although considered a box-office bomb which only generated modest interest…

Blizzard on Same-Faction Battlegrounds in TBC Classic – Testing Results and More Tests Planned

Blizzard on Same-Faction Battlegrounds in TBC Classic – Testing Results and More Tests Planned

Blizzard has commented on the same-faction battleground test that took place last week in TBC Classic, revealing some of their initial findings and announcing that they are planning to test more soon. First and foremost, thank you to everyone who played…

New Blizzard Collectibles – Sylvanas Figurine, Kerrigan Art Print, and More!

New Blizzard Collectibles – Sylvanas Figurine, Kerrigan Art Print, and More!

Blizzard has released a series of collectibles to celebrate [email protected]! These include original concept art prints like Kerrigan and Annoy-o-Tron. StarCraft Kerrigan Concept Art PrintHeroes of the Storm Firelord Zul’jin Concept Art PrintHearthstone Annoy-o-Tron Concept Art Print Blizzard will be releasing…

Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes – Updated July 6

Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes – Updated July 6

Blizzard just pushed a hotfix to Burning Crusade Classic servers, fixing an issue with quests not granting completion on Heroic dungeon difficulty and Warchief Kargath Bladefist not casting Blade Dance. HotfixesJULY 6, 2021Burning Crusade Classic “Tear of the Earthmother”, “The Lexicon…

New Class Categories on Warcraft Logs for Burning Crusade Classic

New Class Categories on Warcraft Logs for Burning Crusade Classic

Warcraft Logs has created three new Class Specialization categories for rankings on Burning Crusade Classic, the Gladiator, the Champion, and the Smite. Gladiator The Warrior Gladiator Specialization is for Protection Warriors that are not main tanking. This specialization is essentially for…

Same-Faction Battlegrounds Test Live in Burning Crusade Classic

Same-Faction Battlegrounds Test Live in Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard has just activated Same-Faction Battlegrounds for Burning Crusade Classic. To submit feedback on this new feature, post on this thread on the official World of Warcraft Classic Forums. Continue reading »

Testing Same-Faction Battlegrounds in Burning Crusade Classic

Testing Same-Faction Battlegrounds in Burning Crusade Classic

The Honor Problem that has been an issue for Burning Crusade Classic players has finally been addressed by Blizzard and will be going through a test tomorrow, Friday, July 2nd. Blizzard will be testing same-faction battlegrounds in Burning Crusade Classic. After…

Interview with David Kim’s Newest RTS Studio – Uncapped Games

Interview with David Kim’s Newest RTS Studio – Uncapped Games

Following his departure from Blizzard Entertainment in April, former StarCraft 2 developer David Kim is back and answering questions about his newest adventure in real-time strategy, Uncapped Games! Described as a collaborative development effort between passionate real-time strategy developers and the…

Last Call for Wowhead Pride Pin & Fundraiser to Benefit The Trevor Project

Last Call for Wowhead Pride Pin & Fundraiser to Benefit The Trevor Project

We wanted to send out a final reminder that our 2021 Pride fundraiser benefitting The Trevor Project ends very soon on June 30th! We’ve been blown away by the support so far, surpassing our goal of $15k and adding additional rewards…

Burning Crusade Classic Feral Druid Energy Change Coming With Regional Restarts

Burning Crusade Classic Feral Druid Energy Change Coming With Regional Restarts

Blizzard has announced that the much-anticipated change to Feral Druid energy is coming with regional restarts this week. Blizzard Feral Druids now receive 20 Energy every 2 seconds, and their Energy should never get a partial tick outside of that 2-second…

Burning Crusade Gear Guide Updates – Aldor vs Scryer, Best Badge of Justice Items, BiS Setup

Burning Crusade Gear Guide Updates – Aldor vs Scryer, Best Badge of Justice Items, BiS Setup

We have made several updates to our popular Burning Crusade gear pages, adding sections detailing Aldor vs Scryer benefits, the best Badge of Justice items for your class, and a BiS configuration using the Gear Planner for those who just want…

Wowhead’s Burning Crusade Collector’s Edition Giveaway

Wowhead’s Burning Crusade Collector’s Edition Giveaway

We’re giving away 20 Burning Crusade Collector’s Editions, courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment. This includes the “Art of the Burning Crusade” book, exclusive in-game pet Netherwhelp’s Collar, behind-the-scenes DVD, Trading Card Game cards, mouse pad with map of Outland, and official soundtrack…

New Blizzard Survey – Classic Fresh, Classic Updates, And Phase Cadence

New Blizzard Survey – Classic Fresh, Classic Updates, And Phase Cadence

A new Blizzard Survey just went out to random recipients, asking the community for feedback about the possibility of Classic Fresh servers, updates to Classic, and a preferred Phase cadence after launch. In a recent reddit post, user liljoey300 also shared…

Upcoming Change to Feral Druid Energy and Powershifting in TBC Classic

Upcoming Change to Feral Druid Energy and Powershifting in TBC Classic

Blizzard has released a large blog post explaining an upcoming change to Feral Druid energy and powershifting in TBC Classic! TLDR: We’re bringing back WoW Classic Feral Druid powershifting by moving Druid Energy regeneration to the constant 2-second slow tick loop.…

Reduced Pay for Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick Narrowly Approved by Shareholders

Reduced Pay for Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick Narrowly Approved by Shareholders

Activision Blizzard shareholders have approved CEO Bobby Kotick’s reduced compensation by a narrow 54% vote, following a one week delay on the Say-On-Pay Proposal issued at the 2021 Annual Shareholder Meeting. Criticized for receiving $41 million in stock bonuses due to…

The Honor Problem in Burning Crusade Classic

The Honor Problem in Burning Crusade Classic

In Burning Crusade Classic, there is a massive problem for players trying to farm honor through battlegrounds in hopes of purchasing off pieces for Season 1 Arena gear. This issue began to present itself during the Pre-Patch event leading up to…

Best Consumables For Each Class in the Burning Crusade Classic

Best Consumables For Each Class in the Burning Crusade Classic

As more players hit level 70 and try out Burning Crusade raiding, we’re highlighting the best consumables for each class in the expansion. Patch 2.1 contains several changes to the way consumables are handled compared to Classic, with players limited to…

Arena Points & Useful Tools for Burning Crusade Classic

Arena Points & Useful Tools for Burning Crusade Classic

The first week of Arena is coming to a close with the upcoming weekly reset. We wanted to highlight how arena points are calculated and recommend some useful tools for PvP players in Burning Crusade Classic. Season 1 Arena PvP setsPvP…

Midsummer Fire Festival and Spirit of Competition Coming July 20th in Burning Crusade Classic

Midsummer Fire Festival and Spirit of Competition Coming July 20th in Burning Crusade Classic

The Midsummer Fire Festival in Burning Crusade Classic has been delayed to July 20th, and the Spirit of Competition event is also returning to coincide with the Summer Olympics! With Burning Crusade Classic launching only three weeks ago, we decided to…

Auction House Service Responsiveness – Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes for June 21st

Auction House Service Responsiveness – Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes for June 21st

Blizzard has released more Burning Crusade Classic hotfixes – today’s address the Auction House and missing Tempest Keys. Hotfixes June 21, 2021 Burning Crusade Classic A new upgrade to Auction House service responsiveness was implemented for all realms. Players who have…

Burning Crusade Classic Arena Match Making System Details

Burning Crusade Classic Arena Match Making System Details

Blizzard has shared a Blue Post, detailing how the Arena Match Making System works in Burning Crusade Classic, explaining why players get 1,000 rating when joining certain teams, and shedding some light on how matchmaking is calculated. Over the first few…

Wowhead’s Artist’s Corner and Giveaway – uzZzy

Wowhead’s Artist’s Corner and Giveaway – uzZzy

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, we are trying out what we like to call the…

Gear Check From Anywhere with “GearCheck” Weak Aura in Burning Crusade Classic

Gear Check From Anywhere with “GearCheck” Weak Aura in Burning Crusade Classic

In Burning Crusade Classic, many players are joining “pug” groups formed through Trade Chat and LookingForGroup Channels, for raids, heroics, or normal dungeons. If all players in the group have the “GearCheck” Weak Aura, they can share their equipped gear in…

Prayer of Mending Behavior – Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes for June 18th

Prayer of Mending Behavior – Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes for June 18th

In the latest round of Burning Crusade hotfixes, the behavior for Prayer of Mending was adjusted, the quests Deathblow to the Legion and Turning Point were fixed, and you should acquire Halaa Battle Tokens normally now. Area 52 Bruisers are no…

Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament Interview on Gaming Verdict

Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament Interview on Gaming Verdict

Adrian “Healingstat” Archer-Lock and Anthony Vitale spoke with Gaming Verdict about the launch of Burning Crusade Classic, how different Arena is in 2021 versus 2007, Tornados in Nagrand, the OTK Asmongold Invitational tournament, and the upcoming Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament.…

Blizzard on Season 2 PvP Arena Ring Bug and Resolution in TBC Classic

Blizzard on Season 2 PvP Arena Ring Bug and Resolution in TBC Classic

Blizzard has commented on the bug that occurred earlier in this week, which allowed 81 players to buy Season 2 Arena rings in Burning Crusade Classic, noting that they are in the process of removing and refunding the purchases. Continue reading…

TBC Classic Hotfixes for June 17, 2021 – Magtheridon Blast Wave, Shade of Aran Dragon’s Breath

TBC Classic Hotfixes for June 17, 2021 – Magtheridon Blast Wave, Shade of Aran Dragon’s Breath

Blizzard has posted TBC Classic hotfixes for June 17th, 2021 which includes a fix for the Magtheridon’s Blast Wave bug and Shade of Aran’s Dragon’s Breath doing more damage than intended. Here you’ll find a list of hotfixes that address various…

Wowhead Pride Pin & Fundraiser to Benefit The Trevor Project

Wowhead Pride Pin & Fundraiser to Benefit The Trevor Project

Welcome to Wowhead’s 2021 Pride fundraiser! This year we’re working with Tiltify to process donations benefiting The Trevor Project. Donate to the Fundraiser via Tiltify The 2021 Wowhead Pride Pin is designed to embrace and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, their families…

Return to Outland with the Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament

Return to Outland with the Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament

Blizzard has announced the dates, qualifiers, and prize pool for the upcoming Burning Crusade Classic Arena Tournament. The event will be a 3v3 Arena Tournament with qualifiers on July 17-18 and the main event taking place July 23-25 with the top…

PvP Guides & Arena Guides now Live for Burning Crusade Classic

PvP Guides & Arena Guides now Live for Burning Crusade Classic

Burning Crusade Classic introduces an entirely new form of Player versus Player content, Arena. In the Arena, players can form teams of 2 players, 3 players, or 5 players, to face one another in three different locations for a last man…

Deathblow to the Legion Quest Fixed – Burning Crusade Classic June 15th Hotfixes

Deathblow to the Legion Quest Fixed – Burning Crusade Classic June 15th Hotfixes

For the latest round of Burning Crusade Classic hotfixes, Blizzard has fixed an issue with the Deathblow to the Legion Netherstorm quest. June 15, 2021 Burning Crusade Classic Short term buffs are no longer removed upon the Arena gates opening, true…

The Burning Crusade Classic Arena Season 1 Has Started

The Burning Crusade Classic Arena Season 1 Has Started

Blizzard has announced that Burning Crusade Classic Arena Season 1 has started, providing a recap of the arena system. Season 1 Arena PvP setsPvP DPS Tier ListPvP Healer Tier List Are you ready to rumble? Continue reading »

World Bosses Doom Lord Kazzak and Doomwalker Coming to Burning Crusade Classic, June 15 2021

World Bosses Doom Lord Kazzak and Doomwalker Coming to Burning Crusade Classic, June 15 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 heralds the triumphant return of the world bosses Doom Lord Kazzak and Doomwalker to Outland. Doom Lord Kazzak spawns in the Throne of Kil’jaeden in northeastern Hellfire Peninsula, and the mighty Fel Reaver Doomwalker appears near the…

Burning Crusade Classic PvP Healer Arena Tier List for Season 1

Burning Crusade Classic PvP Healer Arena Tier List for Season 1

Welcome to Wowhead’s Burning Crusade Classic PvP Healer Arena Tier List. This Tier list is to compare each Class’s strengths and weaknesses in the Arena setting. If you are the type of person who likes to choose your class based on…

Magtheridon Back-to-Back Blast Nova Bug in Burning Crusade Classic

Magtheridon Back-to-Back Blast Nova Bug in Burning Crusade Classic

Players have discovered that Magtheridon in the Burning Crusade Classic is slightly bugged and can cast two Blast Novas back-to-back when entering Phase 3. Magtheridon Strategy Guide Magtheridon Blast Nova Bug Over the last week, players have found out that Magtheridon…

Blizzard Working on Fixing Prot Paladin Threat Bug in Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard Working on Fixing Prot Paladin Threat Bug in Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard is working on a fix for an issue affecting Protection Paladin threat, where it appears that Consecrate may not be generating threat. BlizzardSeveral, but not all, Prot paladins are experiencing threat problems today that we have not had prior to…

TBC Classic Hotfixes for June 11, 2021

TBC Classic Hotfixes for June 11, 2021

Blizzard has posted TBC Classic hotfixes for June 11th which includes fixes for Nightbane! Here you’ll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and WoW Classic. Some of the hotfixes below take effect…

Free Character Transfers Now Available For Some Realms on Burning Crusade Classic

Free Character Transfers Now Available For Some Realms on Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard has released a Blue Post detailing free character transfers from select realms on Burning Crusade Classic for both North American Realms and European Realms. North American Realms Update June 11 5:00 p.m. Continue reading »

Addon Spotlight – Simplify LookingForGroup Channel with LFG Bulletin Board

Addon Spotlight – Simplify LookingForGroup Channel with LFG Bulletin Board

On many high population realms, the LookingForGroup Channel is very hard to use, as too many posts are being spammed in the channel. Because of this high flow of traffic, a popular addon is being recommended that will truncate the LookingForGroup…

Burning Crusade Classic Auction House Updates

Burning Crusade Classic Auction House Updates

Blizzard just hotfixed the Auction House, adding in changes to tackle the lag larger servers were dealing with when searching, listing, or purchasing items from the Auction House. Continue reading »

TBC Classic Hotfixes for June 10th, 2021 – Rift Keepers Reputation in Black Morass

TBC Classic Hotfixes for June 10th, 2021 – Rift Keepers Reputation in Black Morass

Blizzard has posted TBC Classic hotfixes for June 10th, 2021 which includes fixing a bug with Rift Keepers’ reputation in Black Morass. BlizzardBurning Crusade Classic Rift Keepers in The Black Morass once again grant Keepers of Time reputation up until Exalted.…

TBC Classic Hotfixes for June 9, 2021 – Mordenai Spawned in Shadowmoon Valley

TBC Classic Hotfixes for June 9, 2021 – Mordenai Spawned in Shadowmoon Valley

Blizzard has posted TBC Classic hotfixes for June 9th, which includes Mordenai now spawning in Shadowmoon Valley. Here you’ll find a list of hotfixes that address various issues related to World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and WoW Classic. Some of the hotfixes…

New Burning Crusade Merchandise for Sale – Dark Portal Art Print, Collector’s Edition Pin, and More!

New Burning Crusade Merchandise for Sale – Dark Portal Art Print, Collector’s Edition Pin, and More!

Blizzard has released a new set of merchandise themed around The Burning Crusade, including a Dark Portal Concept Art Print and Collector’s Edition Pin. The concept art print will only be available for purchase for 30 days, as part of Blizzard’s…

Welcome to a New, Global Battle.Net – Blizzard Official Announcement

Welcome to a New, Global Battle.Net – Blizzard Official Announcement

Blizzard has published the official announcement about the global friends list that was spotted yesterday. In this announcement they talk of efforts being made to allow all games using Battle.Net to have global play, which might indicate that cross-region grouping for…

Blizzard Acknowledges Auction House Lag on TBC Classic Realms

Blizzard Acknowledges Auction House Lag on TBC Classic Realms

Blizzard has announced that they are aware of some TBC Classic servers having some lag on the auction house, and are working to address it. We’re aware of issues with the Auction House on some realms. Continue reading »

Shattrath Dailies – General Tips for Burning Crusade Classic

Shattrath Dailies – General Tips for Burning Crusade Classic

With Burning Crusade Classic’s launch, many players are going through the Dark Portal for the first time or coming back to the game after a long hiatus. We’re highlighting some general tips and terms for new players–this spotlight is on Shattrath…

Design: Relentless Earthstorm Diamond Hotfixed into Burning Crusade Classic

Design: Relentless Earthstorm Diamond Hotfixed into Burning Crusade Classic

In a recent hotfix that wasn’t listed in the June 7th Hotfixes, Design: Relentless Earthstorm Diamond has been added to Reputation Vendors in Burning Crusade Classic. Hotfix for Relentless Earthstorm Diamond The reason this Meta Gem Design was hotfixed into the…

Global Cross-Region Friends Lists Coming to Battle.net

Global Cross-Region Friends Lists Coming to Battle.net

Blizzard has announced that Global Friends Lists are coming to Battle.net in a June 8th update. Thanks to stanzillaz for spotting this. You still can’t play with friends in different regions, but you can communicate with players across Europe, the Americas,…

Bank Alts – General Tips for Burning Crusade Classic

Bank Alts – General Tips for Burning Crusade Classic

With Burning Crusade Classic’s launch, many players are going through the Dark Portal for the first time or coming back to the game after a long hiatus. We’re highlighting some general tips and terms for new players–this spotlight is on Bank…

Wailing Caverns Mini-Set – Hearthstone Runs a WoW Dungeon!

Wailing Caverns Mini-Set – Hearthstone Runs a WoW Dungeon!

While World of Warcraft players have made their way through the Dark Portal yet again with the release of The Burning Crusade Classic, Hearthstone keeps it the “real Classic way” and further explores the wilderness of the Barrens. With the year’s…

Layer Hopping – General Tips for Burning Crusade Classic

Layer Hopping – General Tips for Burning Crusade Classic

With Burning Crusade Classic’s launch, many players are going through the Dark Portal for the first time or coming back to the game after a long hiatus. We’re highlighting some general tips and terms for new players–this spotlight is on Layer…

Wowhead Economy Weekly Wrap-Up 180 | Burning Crusade Gold Making

Wowhead Economy Weekly Wrap-Up 180 | Burning Crusade Gold Making

WoW Economy Weekly Wrap-UpHello! Welcome to the 180th edition of the WoW Economy Weekly Wrap-up! My name is Samadan and I am a content creator focusing on making gold using Professions and TSM. I have a number of guides over on…

Budget Hearth – General Tips for Burning Crusade Classic

Budget Hearth – General Tips for Burning Crusade Classic

With Burning Crusade Classic’s launch, many players are going through the Dark Portal for the first time or coming back to the game after a long hiatus. Here are some General Tips for maximizing your time in Burning Crusade Classic. Budget…

Epic Gems from Patch 2.1.0 Available in Burning Crusade Classic

Epic Gems from Patch 2.1.0 Available in Burning Crusade Classic

Players in Burning Crusade Classic are noticing that Epic Quality Gems are available, even though they weren’t added into the original Burning Crusade until Patch 2.1.0 with Black Temple, as a trash drop inside the raid. Epic Quality Gems In a…

Wowhead’s Burning Crusade Classic Launch Giveaway

Wowhead’s Burning Crusade Classic Launch Giveaway

We’re throwing a special giveaway to celebrate TBC Classic launch week, with prizes including Warcraft Game Time, Peripherals, Murloc Plushies, Apparel, Dark Portal Passes and Deluxe Editions. Thanks for all your support of TBC Wowhead so far this week! Wowhead’s Burning…

Jewelcrafting Patch 2.3.0 Recipe available in Burning Crusade Classic

Jewelcrafting Patch 2.3.0 Recipe available in Burning Crusade Classic

Design: Chaotic Skyfire Diamond has been found in game, dropping from the Coilskar Siren in Shadowmoon Valley. This item was not added into the original Burning Crusade until Patch 2.3.0. Zephan is the TBC Class Writer for Warlock, this was his…

Burning Crusade Hotfixes for June 4th – Random Suffix Items Now Apply Effects To Players

Burning Crusade Hotfixes for June 4th – Random Suffix Items Now Apply Effects To Players

The latest round of Burning Crusade Classic hotfixes addresses the issues with random suffix items not properly applying those effects to players. For more details on this bug, you can check out our explanation from earlier in the week. Here you’ll…

Burning Crusade Classic Lore in Short: The Burning Legion

Burning Crusade Classic Lore in Short: The Burning Legion

Blizzard has released a short lore video covering the history of the Burning Legion. This 90 second refresher focuses on the cosmic level, briefly depicting the origins of the Burning Legion and Sargeras’ betrayal of the Titan Pantheon – events which…

Healing and Spell Power on Green Items Bugged on Burning Crusade Classic

Healing and Spell Power on Green Items Bugged on Burning Crusade Classic

A bug related to random modifiers on Green Bind on Equip Items that was reported on the Burning Crusade Classic Beta and thought to be fixed by launch has created a new wave of issues, causing some Green Bind on Equip…

Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes for June 2

Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes for June 2

Blizzard has posted Burning Crusade Classic hotfixes for June 2nd which includes a fix for the tower buffs in Hellfire Penninsula, Zangarmarsh and Terokkar Forest not working inside instances. HotfixesJUNE 2, 2021Burning Crusade Classic Classes Shaman Shaman that were boosted with…

World First Burning Crusade Classic Tier 4 Raid Clear by  – Karazhan, Magtheridon, & Gruul’s Lair

World First Burning Crusade Classic Tier 4 Raid Clear by – Karazhan, Magtheridon, & Gruul’s Lair

After securing the first group of level 70 players, <Progress> on Firemaw-EU is now the first group to clear not just one, but all three of the initial Phase One Burning Crusade Classic raid instances – Karazhan, Magtheridon, and Gruul’s Lair!…

Burning Crusade Classic Street Art – Dark Portal Building Mural in Sydney Australia

Burning Crusade Classic Street Art – Dark Portal Building Mural in Sydney Australia

Blizzard Entertainment’s Australia & New Zealand account has tweeted a short video depicting the creation of a new Burning Crusade building mural on the streets of Redfern, an inner-city suburb of Sydney, Australia. Continue reading »

World First Burning Crusade Classic Level 70 Group by  on Firemaw-EU

World First Burning Crusade Classic Level 70 Group by on Firemaw-EU

A five man group from <Progress> on Firemaw-EU appear to be the first Burning Crusade Classic players to reach level 70, beginning with Hacez and quickly followed by group members Kennygodx, Dt, Nigoshima, and Kynmagetwo! According to Hellspawnl, the group could…

Burning Crusade Classic Global Launch Now LIve

Burning Crusade Classic Global Launch Now LIve

The Burning Crusade Classic expansion has now globally launched! Have fun! Continue reading »

Blizzard Experiencing DDoS Attack – Possible High Latency and Disconnections

Blizzard Experiencing DDoS Attack – Possible 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…

Free Character Transfers For Some Burning Crusade Classic Realms – Faerlina, Mankrik, Whitemane

Free Character Transfers For Some Burning Crusade Classic Realms – Faerlina, Mankrik, Whitemane

Blizzard has announced free character transfers to players on some Burning Crusade Classic realms, in an effort to help smooth out population imbalances on the Faerlina, Mankrik, and Whitemane servers. BlizzardWe’ve opened the Free Character Transfer service to players on some…

Druid Flight Form in TBC Classic – Fly for Cheap at Level 68

Druid Flight Form in TBC Classic – Fly for Cheap at Level 68

Druids can learn Flight Form at level 68 in Burning Crusade Classic, flying earlier than everyone else and for much cheaper! However, Flight Form only provides a 60% movement speed bonus and Swift Flight Form, providing a 280% movement speed bonus,…

How to Earn Tabard of the Protector – Limited Burning Crusade Pre-Patch Item

How to Earn Tabard of the Protector – Limited Burning Crusade Pre-Patch Item

The Dark Portal isn’t just one way – demons from Outland are pouring into the Blasted Lands from now until the Opening of the Dark Portal event concludes on June 1st. During this shortened Burning Crusade Classic pre-patch event, level 55+…

Best in Slot Pre-Raid Gear Recommendations for Burning Crusade Classic

Best in Slot Pre-Raid Gear Recommendations for Burning Crusade Classic

We’re spotlighting our pre-raid Best in Slot lists for Burning Crusade Classic to help you plan out your early gearing strategies before you set foot in Phase 1 TBC raids. With our Burning Crusade Classic Best in Slot lists, we highlight…

Reputation Guides for Burning Crusade Classic Now Live – Rewards and Gaining Reputation

Reputation Guides for Burning Crusade Classic Now Live – Rewards and Gaining Reputation

We’ve published guides for the reputations available at Burning Crusade Classic’s launch, including notable rewards, quartermaster locations, and how to gain reputation quickly. There are many reasons to earn reputation in Burning Crusade, whether you are interested in unlocking Heroics or…

EU Players Unable to Redeem Original The Burning Crusade Collectors Edition

EU Players Unable to Redeem Original The Burning Crusade Collectors Edition

European players looking to redeem their Burning Crusade Collector’s Edition codes from 2007 have been surprised to learn that they are no longer able to redeem its code for their Netherwhelp’s Collar in both Shadowlands and The Burning Crusade Classic. The…

Choosing Aldor or Scryer in Burning Crusade Classic – Benefits of Each Faction

Choosing Aldor or Scryer in Burning Crusade Classic – Benefits of Each Faction

When visiting Shattrath City and completing the City of Light, you will be faced with a momentous decision: The Aldor or The Scryers? Which faction should you pick? Are there benefits to remaining Neutral to both? The Aldor and The Scryers…

Best Addons for WoW TBC Burning Crusade Classic

Best Addons for WoW TBC Burning Crusade Classic

We’ve compiled an initial list of the best and essential addons for TBC Classic, including UI, Questing, Auction House, Raids, and Bags. Addons can be a very personal thing. Some people don’t use them at all, which certainly makes life easier…

Burning Crusade Classic Profession Leveling Guides (300-375) Now Live

Burning Crusade Classic Profession Leveling Guides (300-375) Now Live

We’re happy to announce that our Burning Crusade Classic profession leveling guides, covering how to skill up from 300-375, are now live. For every profession, we have created several pages targeting different types of information: an overview explaining the perks of…

Blizzard’s Custom Throwback PC Sweepstakes for Burning Crusade Classic Launch

Blizzard’s Custom Throwback PC Sweepstakes for Burning Crusade Classic Launch

Blizzard has announced a new Custom Throwback PC Sweepstakes to celebrate Burning Crusade Classic Launch, where one lucky winner will win the “Fel PC Build”. To enter, contestants will need to call the phone number 1-888-284-3200 and the Official Rules can…

Blizzard Reverting Oceanic Realm Connections Change for PvP in Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard Reverting Oceanic Realm Connections Change for PvP in Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard has announced that they are reverting the Oceanic Realm connections for PvP on the weekly maintenance. BlizzardYesterday, we opened up region-wide PvP matchmaking for Oceanic players, to ensure that all players in this region who compete for rewards actually play…

Gentle Monster Collaborates with Blizzard to Give Away Illidan Inspired Sunglasses

Gentle Monster Collaborates with Blizzard to Give Away Illidan Inspired Sunglasses

Gentle Monster, the South Korean maker of striking, whimsical, and unique optical products, aka. glasses and sunglasses, is getting in on the World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic hype with a special pair of sunglasses inspired by Illidan. The Spectral Sight…

Burning Crusade Classic Blizzard Blog: The Story So Far

Burning Crusade Classic Blizzard Blog: The Story So Far

Blizzard has published a new blog detailing the story of World of Warcraft heading into the Burning Crusade expansion. We also recently hosted our own Story of the Burning Crusade Expansion lore collaboration with Nobbel87, including additional database links and articles…

Burning Crusade Classic Promotional Video: An Ode to the Returning Heroes

Burning Crusade Classic Promotional Video: An Ode to the Returning Heroes

Blizzard has released a new live action promotional music video celebrating the launch of Burning Crusade Classic, titled An Ode to the Returning Heroes. Join your fellow heroes and step through the Dark Portal into World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic!…

Oceanic Realms Intended to Share Battle Group with American Realms

Oceanic Realms Intended to Share Battle Group with American Realms

Responding to concerns that Oceanic realms now appear to share a Battle Group with American servers, resulting in considerable latency when playing against teams on the other side of the world, Blizzard has confirmed that it was a deliberate change in…

WoW Addon Developer Jon “Sylvanaar” Akhtar Has Passed Away

WoW Addon Developer Jon “Sylvanaar” Akhtar Has Passed Away

Unfortunate news today, as we are deeply saddened to learn that Jon S Akhtar, aka Sylvanaar, has passed away. A professional and open source developer, Jon was the author of several well known World of Warcraft addons including Prat, Addon Control…

Chinese Commemorative Edition Burning Crusade Retired Server Blades Going on Sale – Special Plexiglass Display and Silver Coin

Chinese Commemorative Edition Burning Crusade Retired Server Blades Going on Sale – Special Plexiglass Display and Silver Coin

Blizzard collectors check this out! Available only in China, this special Commemorative Edition “The Burning Crusade” Retired Server Blade is going on sale on June 2nd. Housed in a plexiglass container, this special edition is unique from its predecessors in that…

May 25th Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes – Bloodthirst Benefits from Attack Power Talents

May 25th Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes – Bloodthirst Benefits from Attack Power Talents

Blizzard has updated the hotfix blog for Classic and Burning Crusade. Although previously listed in Blizzard’s Not A Bug list, Bloodthirst will now benefit from and . Burning Crusade Classic Classes Fixed an issue where boosted character skills weren’t leveled up.…

No BlizzCon 2021, But Blizzard Planning a Global Event for Early 2022

No BlizzCon 2021, But Blizzard Planning a Global Event for Early 2022

Blizzard has announced that there will be no BlizzCon 2021, but teased plans for a global event with small in-person gatherings for early 2022. While COVID restrictions are starting to lift in California, BlizzCon is a massive event that requires months…

Blizzard to Hotfix Bloodthirst Attack Power Scaling in Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard to Hotfix Bloodthirst Attack Power Scaling in Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard has removed an entry about Bloodthirst from their “Not a Bug” list for Burning Crusade Classic. It turns out this was not working as intended and Blizzard is dispatching a hotfix. Blizzard Bloodthirst damage does not scale from attack power…

Increasing Feral Druid’s Energy Regen Using Weak Troll’s Blood Potion in Burning Crusade Classic

Increasing Feral Druid’s Energy Regen Using Weak Troll’s Blood Potion in Burning Crusade Classic

About the Author I am an avid Classic WoW fan and theorycrafter with roots back in retail TBC. I mained a warlock during TBC and Wrath, and frequented the Elitist Jerks theorycrafting forums back then as a lurker. One of my…

180 Day Ban Wave Targets iMorph & ConsolePort – Some Overturned on Appeal

180 Day Ban Wave Targets iMorph & ConsolePort – Some Overturned on Appeal

A wave of 180 day suspensions went out today, targeting users of third-party software associated with iMorph, JMorph and ConsolePort. While Morphs have long been ignored by Blizzard, they are a well known violation of the ToS, though ConsolePort and its…

Blizzard Confirms Caverns of Time Teleport Not Available in Early Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard Confirms Caverns of Time Teleport Not Available in Early Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard has confirmed that Zephyr will not be available to give players a teleport to the Caverns of Time in the early part of Burning Crusade Classic. Zephyr is an NPC located in Shattrath that was added in Patch 2.4, which…

Summer Game Fest 2021 – Digital Video Game Expo Featuring Blizzard Entertainment

Summer Game Fest 2021 – Digital Video Game Expo Featuring Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment has been confirmed as one of the 35 major industry attendees of Summer Game Fest 2021, an all-digital video game expo in which developers will be showing off their latest projects! We don’t yet know what Blizzard will be…

Blizzard on Limited Supply Vendor Recipes in Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard on Limited Supply Vendor Recipes in Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard has commented on limited supply vendor recipes, noting that these recipes are now unlimited and bind-on-pickup in Burning Crusade Classic. Yes. Continue reading »

The Inside Story of Blizzard’s Departures – IGN Special Report

The Inside Story of Blizzard’s Departures – IGN Special Report

IGN has released a special report by Senior News Editor Kat Bailey, detailing the string of high profile departures over the last several years; from Senior Vice President Chris Metzen, to CEO Mike Morhaime, and more recently Overwatch Game Director Jeff…

Dive Into the Breach to Earn the Tabard of the Protector

Dive Into the Breach to Earn the Tabard of the Protector

The Dark Portal isn’t just one way – demons from Outland are pouring into the Blasted Lands from now until the Opening of the Dark Portal event concludes on June 1st. During this shortened Burning Crusade Classic pre-patch event, level 55+…

Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes for May 21st – Boosted Hunters Learn Dual Wield

Burning Crusade Classic Hotfixes for May 21st – Boosted Hunters Learn Dual Wield

Blizzard has released Burning Crusade Classic hotfixes for May 21st. Notably, boosted hunters now learn Dual Wield. HotfixesMAY 21, 2021Burning Crusade Classic Classes Hunter Hunters that were boosted with a Character Boost now learn Dual Wield. Those that do not have…

Blizzard Will Hotfix Burning Crusade Characters Missing PvP Ranks

Blizzard Will Hotfix Burning Crusade Characters Missing PvP Ranks

Blizzard will hotfix a bug that did not properly calculate a player’s honor the week of May 11th when transferring to a Burning Crusade server. Hi,I paid for a character clone for my level 60 Orc Warrior on Kromcrush.Last week, I…

Blizzard Identified Bug Causing Burning Crusade UBRS to be 5 Players

Blizzard Identified Bug Causing Burning Crusade UBRS to be 5 Players

UBRS should not be 5 players in Burning Crusade Classic. Blizzard has acknowledged that this is a bug, and they are working on a fix to restore UBRS to a 10-player raid. Continue reading »

Blizzard Commissions Hench and Scrap Foundry to Create the Twin Blades of Azzinoth

Blizzard Commissions Hench and Scrap Foundry to Create the Twin Blades of Azzinoth

There is excitement all around with the impending launch of Burning Crusade Classic. To commemorate this launch, Blizzard asked propmakers Hench and Scrap Foundry to create life-sized versions of Illidan’s Twin Blades of Azzinoth. The love that Oarin “Scrap Shop” Tremont…

Blizzard Confirms Burning Crusade Crossrealm Grouping is a Bug

Blizzard Confirms Burning Crusade Crossrealm Grouping is a Bug

Blizzard has confirmed the Burning Crusade crossrealm grouping from yesterday was an unintended bug that has since been hotfixed. Hello.There was a bug in Burning Crusade Classic that made it possible to invite player-characters from other realms. The bug was fixed…

Recover Lost Battleground Marks Using Item Recovery System

Recover Lost Battleground Marks Using Item Recovery System

Blizzard has announced that they made a change yesterday, that allowed lost battleground marks to be picked up by the item recovery system. Just wanted to highlight this thread.We made a change yesterday that allowed these items to be picked up…

Paid Character Transfers Once Again Available for Burning Crusade Classic – NA and EU Regions

Paid Character Transfers Once Again Available for Burning Crusade Classic – NA and EU Regions

Blizzard has announced this morning that they have enabled Paid Character Transfers for Burning Crusade Classic once again following difficulties these past few days. EU issues were resolved earlier today, with NA issues resolved a few minutes ago. Continue reading »

World First Level 60 Blood Elf Paladin in Burning Crusade Classic

World First Level 60 Blood Elf Paladin in Burning Crusade Classic

Tommymaze is the world first level 60 Blood Elf Paladin in Burning Crusade Classic. This is the first time players can make Paladins on the Horde side, as previously they were only available as Alliance in Classic. While level 58 boosts…

Burning Crusade Classic Maintenance for May 20th Announced (NA)

Burning Crusade Classic Maintenance for May 20th Announced (NA)

Blizzard has announced that Burning Crusade Classic for NA servers will be undergoing maintenance on May 20th at 7:00 AM PDT to 8:00 AM PDT. Continue reading »

Faerlina and Mankrik Server Have Long Queue Times (US) in BC Classic Pre-Patch

Faerlina and Mankrik Server Have Long Queue Times (US) in BC Classic Pre-Patch

It’s reaching prime time on NA servers, and many players are excited to play the Burning Crusade Classic Pre-Patch. As of 2:30 PM PDT. The Faerlina and Mankrik servers are the only servers currently at capacity and have long queues, so…

Burning Crusade Classic Maintenance (US) Extended Again

Burning Crusade Classic Maintenance (US) Extended Again

Blizzard has tweeted another tweet, explaining that Maintenance has been extended again to 10pm PDT. You can convert this to your local time at Time and Date. Continue reading »

Warcraft Realm Status Page Updated with Burning Crusade Classic Category

Warcraft Realm Status Page Updated with Burning Crusade Classic Category

Blizzard has updated their Warcraft Realm Status page to include Burning Crusade realms this afternoon. Realm Status Page While maintenance continues to be extended and the realm status page doesn’t seem to properly list all the realms, it should be working…

Tauren Hitbox Issues in Burning Crusade Classic

Tauren Hitbox Issues in Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard has found an issue affecting Tauren hitboxes, shrinking characters that have been Polymorphed. This bug should be fixed before Burning Crusade Classic launches. BlizzardHi Everyone, Thanks for the commentary and replies about this. I wanted to take a quick second…

Guide to Everything Coming in the Burning Crusade Pre-Patch

Guide to Everything Coming in the Burning Crusade Pre-Patch

With the Burning Crusade Classic Pre-Patch coming on May 18, 2021, we’ve prepared a helpful Guide to walk players through all the upcoming changes in the Pre-Patch. This Guide covers all the major changes coming in the Pre-Patch, the new Draenei…

Set Nameplate Distance Between 0 and 41 Yards in Upcoming Burning Crusade Classic Beta Build

Set Nameplate Distance Between 0 and 41 Yards in Upcoming Burning Crusade Classic Beta Build

BlizzardIt looks like in the original code, the original development team intended to create a checkbox that toggled nameplate distance between 20 and 41 yards, but ran into a technical limitation. In an upcoming build of the Burning Crusade Classic Beta,…

Jewelcrafting Recipe and Leveling Guides Live – New Profession in Burning Crusade Classic Pre-Patch

Jewelcrafting Recipe and Leveling Guides Live – New Profession in Burning Crusade Classic Pre-Patch

Jewelcrafting is a new profession coming in the Burning Crusade pre-patch. While you cannot max out the profession in the pre-patch, or acquire gear with sockets, you can use the time during the pre-patch to level the profession to 300. To…

Raid Composition Tool Updated for Burning Crusade Classic – Plan Class Buffs and Debuffs

Raid Composition Tool Updated for Burning Crusade Classic – Plan Class Buffs and Debuffs

We’ve updated our Raid Composition tool for the Burning Crusade, reflecting the new buffs and debuffs coming in the expansion, as well as giving the tool a new look. Raid Composition Tool With the addition of Alliance Shamans, Blood Elf Paladins,…

How to Get to Exodar and Silvermoon City in Burning Crusade Classic

How to Get to Exodar and Silvermoon City in Burning Crusade Classic

Exodar and Silvermoon are two new cities coming in the Burning Crusade. As they’re a bit out of the way, we’ve made transportation guides for these cities, as well as spotlights on the various trainers available there. Travel to Silvermoon CityHow…

Burning Crusade Classic Beta Arena Rating Update – May 15

Burning Crusade Classic Beta Arena Rating Update – May 15

Blizzard made more adjustments to the Arena Rating system in Burning Crusade Classic, including increasing the Arena points granted to teams and players with less than a 1500 rating. Continue reading »

Class Trainer Locations in Burning Crusade Including Alliance Shaman and Horde Paladin Trainers

Class Trainer Locations in Burning Crusade Including Alliance Shaman and Horde Paladin Trainers

Learn where all the new class trainers are located in Burning Crusade, including Alliance Shaman and Horde Paladin trainers, with our guides featuring maps and coordinates. All Class Trainers in Burning Crusade Classic Grouped by CityThe city guides highlight which trainers…

Blood Elf and Draenei Speed Leveling Guides for Burning Crusade Classic

Blood Elf and Draenei Speed Leveling Guides for Burning Crusade Classic

We have published guides to leveling Blood Elves and Draenei in Burning Crusade Classic from level 1 to level 60, including how to handle the starting zones and recommending zones and dungeons for all leveling ranges. While players can purchase the…

Healing Numbers Will Be Present in Burning Crusade Classic

Healing Numbers Will Be Present in Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard has announced that healing numbers will be present in Burning Crusade Classic, when the Pre-Patch goes live next Tuesday. This looks like it was fixed, and the fix was pushed to the PTR yesterday.It should be good to go for…

Blizzard Announces No Guild Banks on Burning Crusade Classic Launch

Blizzard Announces No Guild Banks on Burning Crusade Classic Launch

Blizzard has announced their plans for Guild Banks in Burning Crusade Classic, noting that there will be no guild banks on launch. Hello.We have not been planning to open guild banks with the launch of Burning Crusade Classic.They’re going to come…

Mail Sent to Own Characters Will Be Instant in Burning Crusade Classic

Mail Sent to Own Characters Will Be Instant in Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard have announced that mail sent between your own characters will be instantly delivered in Burning Crusade Classic, as intended. This will be live on the PTR shortly and be in the same on when the Burning Crusade Pre-Patch goes live…

New Video from Blizzard – The Burning Crusade Classic Pre-Expansion Patch Is Almost Here!

New Video from Blizzard – The Burning Crusade Classic Pre-Expansion Patch Is Almost Here!

Blizzard just released a video detailing new features coming in the Burning Crusade Classic Pre-Expansion Patch, covering Blood Elves, Draenei, and what these races can do as new classes joining each faction. Blizzard The time is nearly at hand to step…

Blizzard Lowering WoW Classic Cloning Service Price to $15 USD

Blizzard Lowering WoW Classic Cloning Service Price to $15 USD

Blizzard has announced that they are lowering the price to clone a character in WoW Classic to $15.00 USD or your regional equivalent. The cloning service will now cost: €15 (£12) $15.00 USD ($20.00 CAD, $20.00 AUD, $24.00 NZD) Salutations, WoW…

The Weekly Reset by Taliesin and Evitel – The True Cost Of Monetizing A More Innocent Time

The Weekly Reset by Taliesin and Evitel – The True Cost Of Monetizing A More Innocent Time

In the latest edition of “The Weekly Reset,” Taliesin and Evitel discuss the upcoming Burning Crusade Classic expansion and share their feelings regarding its optional monetization model, which includes cosmetics, character boosts, and character cloning services. World of Warcraft: The Burning…

Testing Burning Crusade Classic Launch Again on May 13

Testing Burning Crusade Classic Launch Again on May 13

Burning Crusade Launch will be tested again tomorrow, May 13, at the same time, 11:00 a.m. PDT (1:00 p.m. CDT, 2:00 p.m. EDT). Thank you very much to everyone who logged on to the Launch Test beta realm today and helped…

WoW Classic Character Transfer Reopening After Pre-Patch – Maximum Transfer Gold Amount Raised to 5000g

WoW Classic Character Transfer Reopening After Pre-Patch – Maximum Transfer Gold Amount Raised to 5000g

Blizzard has announced that character transfers will reopen soon after the Burning Crusade pre-patch, and the gold cap maximum for transfers is increased to 5000g. Hello yes! We intend to turn on the character transfer service soon after realms go live…

Burning Crusade Classic Expansion Roundup

Burning Crusade Classic Expansion Roundup

With one week before the Burning Crusade Classic pre-patch, we’re doing roundup of all the information leading up to World of Warcraft’s first Classic expansion. While the expansion itself is free and only requires a regular World of Warcraft subscription to…

Increased Nameplate Distance Coming in Burning Crusade Classic

Increased Nameplate Distance Coming in Burning Crusade Classic

Blizzard has announced that increased nameplate distance will be coming to Burning Crusade Classic. It looks like in the original code, the original development team intended to create a checkbox that toggled nameplate distance between 20 and 41 yards, but ran…

PvP Weekly Honor Calculations End Early Due to Character Snapshotting

PvP Weekly Honor Calculations End Early Due to Character Snapshotting

Blizzard has announced that the PvP week in WoW Classic will end a day early due to character snapshotting. NA Blue Post BlizzardYour PvP activities this week will count toward your rank in both Classic Era as well as the Burning…

Burning Crusade Classic Beta Invite Wave and Launch Test

Burning Crusade Classic Beta Invite Wave and Launch Test

Blizzard has announced that a Beta Invite Wave has gone out and there will be a “Launch Test” on Wednesday May 12th. On Wednesday, May 12, at 11:00 a.m. PDT (2:00 p.m. Continue reading »

WoW Classic Auction House to Temporarily Close on May 14

WoW Classic Auction House to Temporarily Close on May 14

Blizzard has announced that the Auction House will temporarily close on May 14th, to prepare for the cloning service that will become available on May 18th, allowing players to clone their characters to Classic Era servers. In order to prepare our…

Chronoboon Displacer Removed in Burning Crusade Classic Pre-Patch

Chronoboon Displacer Removed in Burning Crusade Classic Pre-Patch

The Chronoboon Displacer has been removed in the Burning Crusade Classic Pre-Patch. Players will no longer be able to preserve World Buffs in the Pre-Patch on May 18th. Chronoboon Displacer Removed With the Pre-Patch launching on May 18th, you only have…

Blizzard Clarifies Chronoboon Displacer Will Be Usable in Burning Crusade Pre-Patch

Blizzard Clarifies Chronoboon Displacer Will Be Usable in Burning Crusade Pre-Patch

Blizzard has clarified that the Chronoboon Displacer will be usable in the Burning Crusade Pre-Patch. However, currently on the Burning Crusade Pre-Patch, the Chronoboon Displacer has actually turned into . So this will probably be reverted at some point. Blizzard Hello.…

Classic PTR Now Updated to Burning Crusade Classic Pre-Patch

Classic PTR Now Updated to Burning Crusade Classic Pre-Patch

The Classic PTR has now been updated to the Burning Crusade Pre-Patch! You can now copy your character over to test how things will function in the Pre-Patch. Planning on boosting a character? You can also create a level 58 premade…

Arena Season 1 Coming a Few Weeks after Burning Crusade Classic Launch

Arena Season 1 Coming a Few Weeks after Burning Crusade Classic Launch

In an interview hosted by Screenrant, Holly Longdale and Brian Birmingham answer some burning questions the community has about the upcoming Burning Crusade Classic Launch. In the very first question in the interview, Holly Longdale shares that Arena Season 1 is…

Burning Crusade Classic Deluxe Edition Costs $69.99

Burning Crusade Classic Deluxe Edition Costs $69.99

Blizzard has announced that the Burning Crusade Classic Deluxe Edition will cost $69.99 USD! The Deluxe Edition includes many items that can be used in the TBC pre-patch such as a leveling boost and Hearthstone, but also contains a mount that…

Burning Crusade Classic Dark Portal Pass and Character Boost Price is $39.99

Burning Crusade Classic Dark Portal Pass and Character Boost Price is $39.99

In an Investor Press Release from Blizzard, Blizzard has announced that the “Dark Portal Pass” (which includes the Level 58 Character Boost) will cost $39.99. Continue reading »

Multi-Boxing in World of Warcraft Update – All Forms of Command Mirroring Now Against EULA

Multi-Boxing in World of Warcraft Update – All Forms of Command Mirroring Now Against EULA

Blizzard has published an update on their Policy for Input Broadcasting. Now, any mechanism, software or hardware, that mirrors commands to multiple accounts at the same time will be against the EULA. This change seems to be broader approach from their…

Viridian Phase-Hunter – Burning Crusade Classic Promotional Mount on 9.1 PTR

Viridian Phase-Hunter – Burning Crusade Classic Promotional Mount on 9.1 PTR

The Viridian Phase-Hunter, a reward from the long-speculated Burning Crusade Classic Deluxe Edition, has been added to the 9.1 PTR! A few days ago, promotional assets were added practically confirming a Deluxe Edition with a TBC mount, Shadowlands mount, and two…

Activision Blizzard First Quarter 2021 Financial Results – Intent to Hire 2000+ Developers Over Next Two Years

Activision Blizzard First Quarter 2021 Financial Results – Intent to Hire 2000+ Developers Over Next Two Years

Activision Blizzard just finished their first-quarter financial results conference call, announcing significantly better than expected results for Q1 of 2021. Major topics include the the intent to hire 2,000+ new developers across all major franchises over the next two years, plans…

Rated Arena Testing and World Bosses Coming to Burning Crusade Beta

Rated Arena Testing and World Bosses Coming to Burning Crusade Beta

Later today, players can test Rated Arenas and World Bosses on the Burning Crusade beta. Update May 4Later this morning, we’re enabling rated Arena testing in the Burning Crusade Beta. Please leave your feedback on it in the dedicated feedback thread…

Battle.net Launcher Leak Reveals Burning Crusade Classic Releasing June 1st

Battle.net Launcher Leak Reveals Burning Crusade Classic Releasing June 1st

Burning Crusade Classic will release on June 1st, according to several screenshots shared on reddit, after users reported seeing the advertisement pop-up on the Battle.net launcher. The images quickly disappeared upon changing tabs or scrolling news, indicating this may have been…

Karazhan Raid Testing to Resume April 30 on Burning Crusade Beta

Karazhan Raid Testing to Resume April 30 on Burning Crusade Beta

Karazhan Raid testing will continue on April 30th! We’re all fixed up.Tomorrow (April 30), please join us in resuming testing of Karazhan in Burning Crusade Classic, starting at 12:00 Noon PDT (3:00 p.m. Continue reading »

Burning Crusade Classic Beta Notes on Leatherworking Drums Change

Burning Crusade Classic Beta Notes on Leatherworking Drums Change

Blizzard has just released a Blue Post detailing an upcoming change to Leatherworking Drums, adding in the Tinnitus debuff. Throughout Burning Crusade Classic, using Leatherworking drums will invoke the Tinnitus debuff, preventing reuse for two minutes. Over the first few weeks…

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 20% Off From April 29th to May 3rd

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 20% Off From April 29th to May 3rd

Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft Shadowlands is now 20% off from April 29th to May 3rd! There’s no better time to upgrade your account or introduce a friend to the world of Azeroth. Purchase World of Warcraft Shadowlands and…

Best in Slot Gear Guides for Burning Crusade Classic Pre-Patch, Pre-Raid, and Phase 1

Best in Slot Gear Guides for Burning Crusade Classic Pre-Patch, Pre-Raid, and Phase 1

Wowhead’s Best in Slot Gear Guides for Burning Crusade Classic are now live, with detailed lists for useful items to acquire during the pre-patch and Phase 1. We have split out the gear recommendations into several pages (Pre-Patch, Pre-Raid, Phase 1)…

New The Burning Crusade Classic Deluxe Edition Rewards Images Found – Mount in TBC and Shadowlands?

New The Burning Crusade Classic Deluxe Edition Rewards Images Found – Mount in TBC and Shadowlands?

Following last month’s discovery of indications of a The Burning Crusade Classic Deluxe Edition, Blizzard has pushed a new submission build to their CDN with images that support the datamined information. The image will likely be used for the in-game shop…

Burning Crusade Classic Beta Key Giveaway: 200 Keys Up for Grabs from Wowhead!

Burning Crusade Classic Beta Key Giveaway: 200 Keys Up for Grabs from Wowhead!

Burning Crusade Classic is on the horizon and you can help speed things along by participating in beta! Report those bugs, give that feedback, have fun while doing so with a beta key, courtesy of Blizzard! We have 200 keys to…

Karazhan Raid Testing on Burning Crusade Beta Cancelled for April 27th

Karazhan Raid Testing on Burning Crusade Beta Cancelled for April 27th

Blizzard has announced that the Karazhan raid testing planned for April 27th has been cancelled. Hopefully it will be available later in the week! BlizzardDue to unforeseen technical difficulties, we have to cancel this test. We’ll let you know as soon…

Fanbyte Weekly News Picks – Ace Attorney on Switch, PS4, and PC; Sony Backtracks Some; Nier Replicant Remaster

Fanbyte Weekly News Picks – Ace Attorney on Switch, PS4, and PC; Sony Backtracks Some; Nier Replicant Remaster

We’re back again after a short delay with more writing from Fanbyte, the Wowhead sister site devoted to all things not World of Warcraft. You can see everything we do over at the website (including our wonderful podcast network). But for…

Burning Crusade Classic Beta Raid Testing – Karazhan

Burning Crusade Classic Beta Raid Testing – Karazhan

Blizzard will be re-enabling Karazhan for testing on the Burning Crusade Classic Beta starting on Tuesday April 27, 2021 and lasting for “a few days”. Tomorrow, please join us in resuming testing of Karazhan in Burning Crusade Classic. Raid Date Start…

Ion Hazzikostas on Burning Crusade Classic and 9.1 Chains of Domination Release

Ion Hazzikostas on Burning Crusade Classic and 9.1 Chains of Domination Release

LingHunFuSu (aka Neo), a Douyo streamer and Community figure recently interviewed Game Director Ion Hazzikostas. One question touched on a subject related to Burning Crusade Classic Beta and Shadowlands 9.1 Public Test Realm doing testing simultaneously, and what the release of…

Spirit of Zandalar Shows Up In Player’s Spellbooks on Classic World of Warcraft – FIXED

Spirit of Zandalar Shows Up In Player’s Spellbooks on Classic World of Warcraft – FIXED

Randomly, Spirit of Zandalar has shown up in player’s spellbooks in Classic World of Warcraft, allowing them to give the buff to everyone in their entire zone. Is this related to the ? Why did this just happen in the last…

Classic WoW Hotfixes for April 22nd – Chronoboon Displacer, Eye of the Dead Trinket

Classic WoW Hotfixes for April 22nd – Chronoboon Displacer, Eye of the Dead Trinket

Blizzard has published hotfixes for April 22nd on Classic WoW which affects the Chronoboon Displacer and Eye of the Dead Trinket. BlizzardWoW Classic The Chronoboon Displacer can now suspend and restore all of Sayge’s Dark Fortunes. Fixed an issue where the…

Blizzard Confirms Dispels Can be Resisted in Classic WoW

Blizzard Confirms Dispels Can be Resisted in Classic WoW

Blizzard confirms that dispels can be resisted in Classic WoW. Khlause:Could be that there was a built in chance to resist dispel we did not know about and its now working correctly? This pretty much nails it on the head. This…

WoW Classic Character Transfer Temporary Closure Starting on April 30th

WoW Classic Character Transfer Temporary Closure Starting on April 30th

Blizzard will close the character transfer service in WoW Classic on April 30th to prepare the systems which will handle snapshotting WoW Classic player-characters for Burning Crusade and WoW Classic Era realms. Note that the actual snapshotting occurs at a later…

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…