Wowhead's Battle for Azeroth Beta Key Giveaway: Week 2 - Mon, 04 Jun 2018 22:44:22 -0500 The tides of war draw near, as Battle for Azeroth launches on August 14th! The fine folks at Blizzard Entertainment have graciously given Wowhead tons of Battle for Azeroth beta keys to give away and we want you to join in on the fun.
We have thousands of Battle for Azeroth beta keys to give away, spread out over many weeks! This week we have 750 keys for our traditional site giveaway and even more from Discord giveaways over the weekends!
The next build's version will no longer have the requirement that you be out of Voidform to cast it. The goal with that requirement in the original design was to prevent players from wasting/incorrectly using it during Voidform to extend Voidform a bit via the Insanity it generates.
Blizzard Launches EU Version of Gear Store - Mon, 04 Jun 2018 17:07:33 -0500 Blizzard has launched an EU version of the Gear Store, leading to lower shipping costs, no import duties, and faster deliveries if you live in the 28 EU member states! The site is currently available in English, French, and German.
You can access the EU Gear Shop via https://gear.blizzard.com/eu/ and change your preferences at the bottom of the page.
The Blizzard Gear Store offers many collectible items for all Blizzard products. We've made collector guides to some of these products!
New Comic Reveal - Windrunner - Three Sisters - Mon, 04 Jun 2018 15:13:38 -0500 Blizzard has shared a sneak preview of the third Battle for Azeroth Comic - Windrunner - Three Sisters with some EU fansites. Thanks to WoW Chakra, one of the sites with the reveal, for sending us this tip!
This comic follows Alleria, Vereesa, and Sylvanas Windrunner as they reflect on events after Legion. The cover references the necklace Alleria made before leaving for the Dark Portal--she kept the emerald fragment, gave the ruby to Vereesa, and the sapphire to Sylvanas.
Heroes of the Storm Echoes of Alterac Event - Yrel and Alterac Valley - Mon, 04 Jun 2018 13:02:29 -0500 Blizzard has announced that Yrel, a character originally from Warlords of Draenor in World of Warcraft, is the next playable hero in the special Heroes of the Storm event, Echoes of Alterac! The event will start on June 12 and continue until July 9! The Alterac Pass Battleground and new skins will be releasing later on June 19.
Keep our sister site HOTS Logs bookmarked if you'd like to see how Yrel stacks up against the other heroes when she makes her debut!
Support Ending for World of Warcraft 32-Bit Client This Summer - Mon, 04 Jun 2018 12:56:30 -0500 Blizzard has announced the end of support for the 32-bit operating systems with Battle for Azeroth. They recommend updating to the 64-bit version of the game before July 1st, 2018, which could imply a Battle for Azeroth pre-patch date is soon after, such as Tuesday, July 3rd.
When World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth™ is live, we will no longer support the World of Warcraft game client for 32-bit operating systems.
WoW Classic Spotlight: Alterac Valley - Mon, 04 Jun 2018 12:44:38 -0500 Hello, and welcome to WoW Classic Spotlight! In this series of articles, we will highlight what made Vanilla so special for the players who did play during that time and help increase the hype for the upcoming WoW Classic servers.
In this article, we will go through the longest battleground in the history of WoW: old Alterac Valley!
Heroes of the Storm is releasing Alterac Pass as a new map, as an homage to the original Alterac Valley battleground.
New Before the Storm Excerpt - The Netherlight Temple - Mon, 04 Jun 2018 11:44:09 -0500 As we approach closer to the release date of the upcoming WoW novel Before the Storm, more material starts to surface about it. This time it comes from Blizzard Watch, which published the new excerpt today on their website.
Before the Storm takes place after the Legion epilogue and before the Burning of Teldrassil. In this novel, we learn more about how the old wounds between the Alliance and Horde reopened.
The full novel is available on June 12, 2018, and you can buy it here.
PC Gaming & Wowhead-Themed Merchandise Surveys and Game Time Giveaway! - Sun, 03 Jun 2018 21:20:25 -0500 Every few months Wowhead runs surveys regarding market research here and this time we're looking to get some insight about our users PC Gaming Hardware. Additionally, we have a second survey dedicated to getting your thoughts on Wowhead-themed merchandise! In the past we've had brief T-Shirt campaigns but nothing continuous.
Proudmoore Cadets Playing D&D in Boralus - Sun, 03 Jun 2018 20:55:18 -0500 Over the past few weeks, the Kul Tiras city of Boralus has received fun updates such as a house of puppies, house full of cats, and a cake shop. Now Reddit user Slap-Control has discovered another fun bit of flavor--cadets playing D&D in the basement.
These cadets are hidden away in a cellar accessed through an overgrown part of the Boralus hedge maze. Above them, their teachers look for their students, puzzled by their disappearance.
How to Use ALL THE THINGS - New Addon Guide - Sun, 03 Jun 2018 17:03:37 -0500 We're happy to present a new guide for collectors - All The Things - Collection Tracking Addon by Slumber! Find this guide easily in the future by simply typing "All the Things" into the search bar.
ALL THE THINGS is a World of Warcraft add-on that will help you collect, well, all the things. Instead of having to navigate through multiple panes to track different aspects of your collection (pets, illusions, collected transmogrification items and sets, toys, etc.
Darkmoon Faire (June 3 - 10th 2018) - Sun, 03 Jun 2018 13:09:20 -0500 The Darkmoon Faire is back in town for one week. Make sure to get Darkmoon Top Hat and WHEE!, which provide 10% experience and reputation buffs, to help you either grind out reputation for Allied Race Unlock Requirements or level an Allied Race for Heritage Armor.
Tortollan Seekers - Battle for Azeroth World Quest Preview - Sun, 03 Jun 2018 09:32:00 -0500 The Tortollan Seekers are a new faction in Battle for Azeroth with their own World Quests. Their World Quests consist of playing one of two mini-games, similar to the Kirin Tor World Quests from Legion.
There are currently only two types of Tortollan Seekers World Quests in Battle for Azeroth, Beachhead and Shell Game, which are spread across all 6 zones. Complete 3 Tortollan Seekers World Quests while the Tortollan Seekers Emissary Quest is active to receive a bonus reward!
Mage Tower is Active Again on NA Realms - Sat, 02 Jun 2018 22:37:00 -0500 The Mage Tower Building is active again on NA realms as of Saturday night! It should stay active until Tuesday night! Players that have at least 35 traits on their Artifact (Power Unbound) can work on solo challenges for an Artifact Appearance. We have guides to beating the challenges for all 36 specs as well as detailed comments on all challenge quest pages.
Battle for Azeroth Beta - In-game Guild/Community UI Updates Available - Sat, 02 Jun 2018 19:32:20 -0500 In-game Community Assets were initially previewed during BlizzCon 2017, and there was even a sneak peek at a very incomplete version of the feature during Battle for Azeroth alpha. As of Build 26734, the Guild/Community UI has gone through a revamp! Although it still has incomplete features, most of it is available for testing on Battle for Azeroth Beta.
Below, you can see a preview of all the functions for the new In-game Guild/Community UIs.
Now on Wowhead - Azerite Calculator and Filters - Sat, 02 Jun 2018 13:09:13 -0500 We're pleased to announce some updates to Azerite Trait tools in Wowhead's Battle for Azeroth database. All item pages now display an updated UI, similar to the in-game UI, and we've added filters making it easier to find all items using a certain trait.
Azerite Powers are Battle for Azeroth's version of the Artifact system, providing gameplay customization options through extra abilities unlocked through helms, shoulders, and chests.
User Guide Spotlight: Class-Specific Items by Kittyx - Sat, 02 Jun 2018 04:34:55 -0500 Welcome to the eleventh edition of the guide feature! By now you're aware of the user-submitted guides on Wowhead, but with over 1500 guides published on the site right now, it can be hard to find a guide, even when searching through a specific category.
As a long-time writer of over two dozen guides, I've seen what works and what doesn't in the guide system. In this feature, selected impressive guides that may be lesser known are being brought to your attention in a quick newsflash.
Continuing the Warlock spell animation revamp, Build 26734 added new animations for the Warlock spells that are affected by The Codex of Xerrath! The spells on Beta that are currently affected by the Codex and have new animations are Immolate, Incinerate, Conflagrate and Rain of Fire.
Warcraft Movie Auction - Stats and Popular Items - Fri, 01 Jun 2018 15:26:56 -0500 The Warcraft movie auction recently closed with a record number of bidders. In this post, we're looking back at some of the stats and popular items for this auction.
Prop Store auctioned off over 500 Warcraft Movie Props between 05/14/2018 9:00 AM PDT - 05/25/2018 11:59 PM PDT.
Total Revenue (With Buyer's Premium): $1,448,295
Average item hammer price (out of a total 565 lots): $2,084