This does not require pre-purchase of Battle for Azeroth. Simply restart WoW to pick up the update.
Following Battle for Azeroth pre-purchase and Allied Races launch yesterday, Ion announced at the Battle for Azeroth Q&A that the extra character slots would be hotfixed in asap, and they were 24 hours later.
Special Void Elf Interaction in the Cathedral of Light - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:11:14 -0600 Even though the Void Elves, an Allied Race available through Battle for Azeroth pre-purchase, have joined the Alliance, they are not completely welcome in the Cathedral of Light in Stormwind.
This interaction was initially datamined through Broadcast Text and found yesterday on Reddit in-game.
We datamined some other lines implying the Alliance are still upset with the Void Elves - let us know if you find out which NPCs say these!
Battle for Azeroth Interview Roundup - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 06:42:32 -0600 Following Battle for Azeroth pre-purchase and Allied Races launch yesterday, there were multiple interviews about the current and upcoming content released.
This post links to all the interviews that we could find, as well as provide a brief summary of the interview.
Click here to view Wowhead's interview with Senior Game Designer Paul Kubit and Game Producer Shani Edwards.
Forbes - J. Allen Bracket, Jeremy Feasel - Classic Servers
Allied Race Unlock Scenario Videos - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 02:20:44 -0600 With Battle for Azeroth available for pre-purchase, players can access Allied Races, as well as special scenarios that explain why each faction joins the Alliance or Horde.
We've recorded each scenario so you can follow along with the lore! We've also datamined and added the related quests to our database, so you can leave comments and tips on how to complete them.
Doomsayers have a history of popping up every expansion and saying funny things. Prior to 7.3 they reappeared in Dalaran and had a number of wild predictions, ranging from treats as a threat to Azeroth to visions of a crooked serpent feeding on stars.
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Now Available for Pre-Purchase - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:16:23 -0600 Battle for Azeroth, World of Warcraft's latest expansion, is now available for pre-purchase on the Blizzard Shop for $49.99 USD. When you pre-purchase, you'll be eligible to start unlocking the Nightborne, Highmountain Tauren, Lightforged Draenei and Void Elf Allied Races immediately, by completing specific requirements in game.
Click here to head to the Blizzard Shop to pre-purchase Battle for Azeroth.
Liveblog of the January 30 Battle for Azeroth Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:52:22 -0600 Game Director Ion Hazzikostas is back with another developer Q&A and answering questions about the upcoming expansion, Battle for Azeroth. We'll be liveblogging all the answers from the Q&A and highlighting any important questions and answers from the stream.
Battle for Azeroth pre-purchase is now available. Click here for more information.
Battle for Azeroth preorders have gone live on January 30th and with them Allied Races have unlocked on the live servers. This update allows players to unlock 4 new Allied Races by completing various unlock requirements and a related scenario. Each Allied Race comes with its own Heritage Armor, Mount, Customization and more!
Battle for Azeroth's Pre-Order Has Started! Pre-ordering Battle for Azeroth unlocks access to the Allied Races!
We previously datamined the Collector's Edition rewards, but now in game you're able to find these items by searching in the Pet and Mount tabs. By purchasing the collector's edition, you will receive:
Kul Tiran and Thin Human Customization Options - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 22:18:56 -0600 Battle for Azeroth adds Kul Tiran and Thin Human Models. A few days ago, we added them to the Dressing Room and today we have a look at all of their customization options.
This is not an Allied Race, but the Kul Tiran and Thin Human races have data marking them as both player and NPC races.
Upcoming PvP Tuning - January 30 - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:34:00 -0600 With tomorrow's maintenance, Blizzard is applying a hotfix to adjust tuning for a couple of classes in PvP. Affected classes are Druids, Hunters, Mages, Monks, Paladins, Priests, Rogues and Shamans.
Tomorrow (January 30th) we plan to apply a few PvP-focused tuning changes via hotfix. Details below.
Allied Race Racial Abilities - Zandalari Names, Changes to Void Elf and Nightborne - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:11:05 -0600 With the start of Battle for Azeroth datamining, Allied Races are once again in the spotlight. Through datamining, we've learned the names of the Zandalari Troll racials! We also thought it would be a good opportunity to refresh players on some useful updates to Nightborne and Void Elf racials that slipped in earlier in the 7.3.5 PTR.
Through datamined icons, we've learned the names of the Zandalari Troll racials. What do you think they will do?
Battle for Azeroth 25902 Creature Models - Sun, 28 Jan 2018 23:07:36 -0600 This Battle for Azeroth model post contains a master list of all the creatures in the first beta build, as well as links to open each model and preview their animations in the model viewer. Over the course of the first few days of the Battle for Azeroth beta, we have continually updated and reformatted this post with more models and tints.
There are different types of Tortollan models and colors, which you can preview in our post below!
You'll be seeing a lot of the Tortollan in Battle for Azeroth as they're a faction you can grind reputation with, Tortollan Seekers (8.0), and scribes can create Contract: Tortollan Seekers to speed up reputation gains with world quests.
Blood Troll Models and Animations Now in Model Viewer - Sun, 28 Jan 2018 11:31:32 -0600 Battle for Azeroth features the Blood Trolls, a group found in Nazmir who draw their power from a corrupted titan monster. We've covered everything we know about their story in the Zandalari Troll Broadcast Text post.
We now have their models and animations available for viewing in our Model Viewer. Like the Vulpera, the Blood Trolls have quite the range of animations, including some class-specific combat effects.