Stormsong Valley and the Old Gods - Sun, 08 Apr 2018 23:07:02 -0500 In this preview of Stormsong Valley, we're highlighting interesting quests related to the presence of the Old Gods. If you are interested in a spoiler-free zone preview of the environment, check out our Early Look at Stormsong Valley post.
Story spoilers in the post.
Previously in the Battle for Azeroth alpha, we've learned that Zul has teamed up with Azshara as part of the plan to overthrow the Zandalari Empire.
SpartySmallwood Interview with Morgan Day - Lead Encounter Designer - Sun, 08 Apr 2018 15:12:00 -0500 PAX East 2018 is coming to an end today, but more interviews are happening, showing more details and developer insights about Battle for Azeroth. Today we have the interview from Sparty Smallwood with Morgan Day, Lead Encounter Designer.
The number of tiers in Battle for Azeroth will depend on what makes sense to the story, Legion you had the Pillars of Creation and Nightborne storyline, which lead to the possibility to close Tomb of Sargeras and finally to Argus.
Arena World Championship 2018 Spring Finals Recap - Sun, 08 Apr 2018 09:19:47 -0500 On March 31st and April 1st, Blizzard went live from Columbus, Ohio with the Arena World Championship Spring Finals! With 8 teams, 4 European Teams and 4 North American Teams, this is the biggest battle of western teams to happen outside Blizzcon.
The winner of the AWC Spring Finals received a large chunk of the $100,000 dollar prize pool and a guaranteed spot at the year-end WoW Arena World Championship Tournament, slated to happen at Blizzcon!
Dark Hound Mount - Battle for Azeroth Mount Preview - Sat, 07 Apr 2018 17:26:31 -0500 Today's Battle for Azeroth mount preview is the Dark Hound Mount! The source of this mount is unknown, but we are speculating it is the Dark-Iron themed Vicious Saddle mount as the build which added the Dark Hound mount also updated the Mag'har Vicious Saddle mount.
Check out some of the animations below in our video, or click on the "View in Model Viewer" option to preview all available animations.
User Guide Spotlight: Everything about Ashran by HelloKitty - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 21:13:21 -0500 Welcome to the fourth edition of the guide feature! You know of the over 1500 user-submitted guides on Wowhead, but have you considered writing one of your own? With so many topics to choose from and a multitude of ways to display the information, how do you know how best to tackle the concept?
As a long-time writer of over two dozen guides on the site, I've seen what works and what doesn't in the guide system.
Pre-Purchase Battle for Azeroth and Get Legion Free - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:51:33 -0500 Blizzard has two special deals running related to Battle for Azeroth. You can pre-purchase Battle for Azeroth and get Legion for free ($49.99 / EUR 44.99) or buy the Complete Collection (base version of WoW, Legion, and BFA pre-purchase) for $59.99 / EUR 49.99.
We also recently learned that the Collector's Edition Box retails for $99.99 and comes with an illustrated two-sided novella, collectible Mark of Allegiance, and Digital Soundtrack.
Female Mag'har Orc Jewelry Customization Update - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 10:46:10 -0500 The female Mag'har Orcs have recently received some customization updates! When we first previewed them, their Jewelry Feature options were incomplete as they were lacking textures.
Now you can preview all of the earring and necklace options with proper visuals in the Wowhead Dressing Room.
We also recently learned at the BFA Press Event that Mag'har Orcs would be available as an Allied Race after completing the War Campaign in Patch 8.0. Learn more in the Mag'har Orc Allied Race Guide.
Mage Tower Now Active Again on EU Realms - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 06:34:00 -0500 The Mage Tower Building is now active again on EU realms! 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.
The Artifact Appearances from the Mage Tower will not be obtainable after Legion, so we are publishing articles reminding players when this building is up as Legion draws to an end.
Xorothian Cultists Channeling Countdown Once More - Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:58:23 -0500 On the Broken Shore, the Xorothian Cultists are casting Fel Channeling once more. With a countdown that leads to a date in late April, what are they counting down to this time?
Edit: Simca has posted an explanation on Reddit as to how the backend of the Xorothian Cultists might work. If so, the Xorothian Cultists may not actually be counting down to anything.
PvP Updates in Battle for Azeroth - Account-wide Prestige, War Mode, and Conquest Points - Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:47:00 -0500 Many systems are receiving updates and quality of life improvements in Battle for Azeroth, with a couple of them happening to PvP systems. We have learned more about those changes at the PAX Press Summit, where we also learned about Battle for Azeroth's release date! Most of the announced changes are part of the list of changes asked ever since the original systems were implemented, a signal that Blizzard is listening to player's feedback!
There was also a general Q&A session with Ion Hazzikostas and we also had an interview with Muffinus to learn more about Wrathion and Islands Expeditions, including Islands will be account-wide meaning you can level alts through them!
Battle for Azeroth Muffinus Interview - Island Expeditions, Wrathion - Thu, 05 Apr 2018 08:19:02 -0500 We recently got to interview two members of the World of Warcraft team about the upcoming expansion Battle for Azeroth! With questions for Wowhead and the sites' users, we got a lot of new information from Jeremy "Muffinus" Feasel, Senior Game Designer for World of Warcraft, and Frank Kowalkowski, Assistant Technical Director on World of Warcraft.
Island Expeditions will unlock via the War Campaign and this will be account-wide.
Battle for Azeroth Collector's Edition Rewards and FAQ - Thu, 05 Apr 2018 08:03:37 -0500 The World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Collector's Edition rewards have been revealed. Acquire a special Alliance/Horde novella, faction coin collectible, and more for $99.99. The best part is that if you've purchased the Digital Deluxe edition and wish to now purchase the physical collector's edition, you will be refunded in Battle.net balance.
The Collector's Edition is available for pre-purchase on Amazon.
Azerite Power Calculator Now Live! - Wed, 04 Apr 2018 23:19:37 -0500 Blizzard has finally added the first UI elements to the Heart of Azeroth system in the April 3rd Alpha Build. In order to help players explore this new system, our developers have created a brand-new calculator that adds the same UI elements to our item pages!
The calculator is really simple to use, all you need to do is go to the page of the item you want to see the traits from, for instance Robes of the Champion, and then select the class that you want to see the traits from!
Kul Tiran Allied Race Female Face Customization Options - Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:04:20 -0500 New face customization options have been added for the Kul Tiran Allied Race female models! You can preview these in Wowhead's Battle for Azeroth Dressing Room along with all the other customization options.
These faces don't just mimic the existing Human options, but provide new customization details such as freckles, wrinkles, scars, and a damaged eye. What other customization options are you hoping to see added?