A 20GB background download has popped up on Battle.net. Historically, these appear several weeks before a patch goes live and with less than two months before Legion, it's likely this is related to the pre-patch.
To learn more about what's coming in the pre-expansion patch, check out our overview.
The Midsummer Fire Festival comes to an end very soon, and Azeroth is celebrating with fireworks today! Besides hourly evening firework shows, there are also special festive NPCs in major cities that have set up tables with mugs and kegs--if you /dance with them, they'll give you Celebrate Good Times! and +10% to all stats. Meanwhile, the goblin guards in Booty Bay are all asleep.
Hunter Tier 19 Armor Sets and Artifact Weapon Appearances Preview - Sun, 03 Jul 2016 13:18:49 -0500 Today we are highlighting Hunter Tier 19 and Artifact Weapon Appearances. We are unveiling updated videos of the tier sets and artifact appearances, as well as publishing more in-depth posts to each artifact. This includes the recently-added LFR tier colors! For more sets and Dressing Room links check out the Legion Armor Preview.
Learn more about Hunters in Legion with the Talent Calculator, PvP Calculator, and Artifact Calculator.
For Wowhead Weekly #85, we cover some big topics like the camera distance change and an explanation of the Titanforged raid system, as well as the PVP Q&A, new SDCC Merchandise, Class Guide System, and Legion World Quests.
Wowhead's Legion Beta Key Giveaway: Week 8 - Fri, 01 Jul 2016 21:44:31 -0500 The Legion returns on August 30th: are you prepared? The fine folks at Blizzard Entertainment have graciously given Wowhead tons of Legion beta keys to give away and we want you to join in on the fun.
We have thousands of Legion beta keys to give away, spread out over many weeks! This week we have 750!
Each week, enter to win a Legion beta key by completing in-game achievements, which we'll track here on Wowhead. We'll keep things interesting by picking new achievements each week.
Blizzard has published a new comic, "Fault Lines," covering the lore of the dwarves leading into Legion. Currently in Warlords, Magni is frozen as a crystal in Old Ironforge, while three clans form an uneasy peace in the Council of the Three Hammers. Learn about how the council was formed in Cataclysm in the short story Fire and Iron.
Now, leading up to Legion, some big changes are about to take place:
New Site Feature: Guide System for User-Submitted Class Information - Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:33:49 -0500 In preparation for all the class changes coming in the 7.0 Legion Pre Patch, the Wowhead staff has spruced up the guide system! In addition to our Class Guides for all specs, we also want to encourage users to share their builds used for different situations. With more spec-specific talents and the brand-new Artifact and Relic system, there's a ton of variety to share!
Legion PvP Q&A - Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:56:54 -0500 Each Thursday at 11am PT, a different Legion developer will be answering community questions about the expansion. We have summarized the highlights of today's PvP Q&A with Senior Game Designer Brian Holinka in this article. To submit your question for future weeks, use the hashtag #LegionQA on twitter.
SDCC 2016 Blizzard Exclusives, Upcoming Legion Raid Testing, Outlaw and Subtlety Rogue Feedback, Titanforged Feedback - Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:17:44 -0500 The SDCC Unofficial Blog has revealed some Blizzard exclusives! Each year Blizzard unveils a few collectibles exclusive to SDCC ticket-holders, and usually recolors are available from later merchandise unveiled around BlizzCon. Last year for example, the Nexus Whelpling was available at SDCC and kicked off a line of Whelpling plushies several months later. Blizzard has not yet made an official merchandise post, so even more could be on the way.
The Legion PvP Q&A with Brian Holinka is tomorrow, so we've updated our Legion PvP Overview. Check out the guide for information on the Dalaran Underbelly, Prestige rewards, new gearing system, mounts and pets, new Honor Talents, and more.
Submit your questions over on this forum thread or on twitter using the hashtag #LegionQA.
Legion Build 22053 Data Updates - Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:05:52 -0500 The weekly Legion build is on the way! The database is fully updated, including new items, Talent Calculator, PvP Calculator, and Artifact Calculator. Of particular note are the BoP Rhinestone Sunglasses and new Unclaimed Black Market Container, Adventurer's Footlocker, and Trailseeker Spear for Hunters.
There are also items which grant 1k artifact power: Omnibus: