The report leaked before the schedule time with an incorrect headline, causing their stocks to drop 5%, which lead to Nasdaq to freeze their stocks for an hour and 20 minutes. Activision Blizzard posted record-breaking First Quarter results.
World of Warcraft was mentioned briefly noting that pre-orders for Battle for Azeroth are ahead of plan.
Boralus City Updates in Build 26530 - Col. Tenders, Docks, Tradewind Markets - Thu, 03 May 2018 12:59:53 -0500 Boralus, the capital of Kul Tiras, continues to receive visual updates on the Battle for Azeroth beta. In build 26530, many NPCs and objects were added to the docks and Tradewind Markets, like Col. Tenders the Chicken Vendor. Gardeners and off-duty cadets were also added to Unity Square.
Blue Post Roundup: Prestige Levels Merging, Mistweaver Monk and Protection Warrior Feedback - Thu, 03 May 2018 08:16:32 -0500 As Battle for Azeroth Beta testing progresses, more questions get answered by the day. Blizzard clarified one of the most frequent questions about the new PvP System changes, in regards to what would happen with Legion Prestige Levels coming Battle for Azeroth, and provided replies to Mistweaver Monk and Protection Warrior feedback threads on the official forums.
Battle for Azeroth Reputation Tabards - Thu, 03 May 2018 05:23:51 -0500 Alliance and Horde can earn reputation with six factions in Battle for Azeroth, each rewarding a unique tabard at Exalted. In this post we'll highlight all of the tabard models, which can also be previewed in the BFA Dressing Room. Most factions will also reward mounts at Exalted, which we've covered in a separate post.
Interested in collecting tabards in Legion? Check out our Tabard Transmogrification Guide.
Returning Player Guides - If You Quit During Cataclysm - Wed, 02 May 2018 17:24:23 -0500 With Battle for Azeroth looming around the corner, there are many old players that get motivated to play World of Warcraft again, but, as we know, WoW is a game with constant change over the years, being pretty difficult for a player that quit the game long ago to return.
A new Battle for Azeroth dungeon – Siege of Boralus - is now available for testing on the Beta. This dungeon is only available on Mythic difficulty. In this thread, we'd like to gather as much of your feedback as possible regarding the new dungeon, once you've had a chance to run it.
Jay the Tavern Bard can be found near one of the buildings in Boralus, near the bridge to Fernwood Ridge in Tiragarde Sound, playing his trusty guitar. As of build 26530, he has no interactions, but you can listen to him riffing on his guitar in-game!
Jay won the BlizzCon 2017 Talent Contest with one of his classic Bard Tales, "Tales Of Azeroth".
Battle for Azeroth Beta New Spell Animations: Agony, Shadow Bolt, and Fireblood Racial - Tue, 01 May 2018 19:02:00 -0500 With the latest Battle for Azeroth Beta Build hitting the test servers, we were able to see that a couple of spell animations were added along with it. The animations added were for the Warlock spells Agony and Shadow Bolt and for the Dark Iron Dwarf racial Fireblood. Below you can check the preview of these animations.
Druid Travel Forms Separate Buttons on BFA Beta - Glyph Multiple Travel Forms - Tue, 01 May 2018 18:06:52 -0500 Aquatic and Flight Form on the Battle for Azeroth beta now have separate entries in the spellbook. While the general shapeshifting button remains, that automatically transitions between forms based on swimming, flying, and running, the separate entries will allow players to apply multiple cosmetic glyphs modifying travel forms at once.
Check out more BFA beta 26522 class changes here!
NEW Your Travel Form increases your swimspeed by 100% and allows you to breathe underwater.
May 1st Hotfixes - PvP Tank Survivability Nerfs and DPS Adjustments - Tue, 01 May 2018 15:24:35 -0500 Blizzard has just updated their Hotfixes Blog with new PvP template-focused hotfixes, adjusting the power from Blood Death Knights, Feral Druids, Monks, Destruction Warlocks and Protection Warriors. Tank specs aforementioned received some survivability nerfs, while DPS specs received slightly damage reductions.
Player versus Player
Blood Vampiric Aura now grants 8% Leech to you and your allies in PvP situations (was 20%).
World Bosses in Battle for Azeroth - Kul Tiras, Zandalar, Warfronts - Tue, 01 May 2018 13:27:15 -0500 Battle for Azeroth has several world bosses on the continents of Kul Tiras and Zandalar. The recent build also aded Warfronts world bosses to the journal. This is likely what the winning team encounters after they gain temporary control of the zone.
Note that the loot tables are placeholder.
The Lion's Roar
Overview: The Lion's Roar is a mobile war vehicle that switches in and out of a siege mode.
Warfronts Weapons and Tier 1 + 2 Armor Now in the Dressing Room - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 23:14:20 -0500 Several Warfronts armor tints and styles were added to the Wowhead Dressing Room in Battle for Azeroth Beta Build 26522. You can now preview several Tier 1 and Tier 2 Armor tints, as well as most weapons, in the Dressing Room.
See how these armor sets look on your own character, pick your favorite Warfronts weapon, or preview the armor on an upcoming Allied Race.
See more weapons and armor styles here. See all Gladiator Armor and Weapons here.
Many Gladiator Armor and Weapons were added to the database, many with correct models! We will have a separate post highlighting what is up in the Dressing Room, but for now you can explore all the pieces here.
Details on War Mode in Battle for Azeroth - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 21:12:56 -0500 PvP War Mode is not open for testing yet on the Battle for Azeroth beta, but Blizzard has posted some details on how this World PvP system will work, including permanently turned-on Honor Talents when War Mode is enabled outdoors.
For more PvP news, check out recent coverage including:
Large Battlegrounds Queue
Ashran Temporarily Removed
Strand of the Ancients Removed
Account-Wide Prestige and Conquest Points
Blizzard We hope to have War Mode up very soon for everyone to try out.