We made a video and screenshots comparing the versions from live to beta.
Why the need for an update? One possible reason is that Western Plaguelands could play a larger role in future patches. With an Arathi Highlands Warfront and the Battle for Lordaeron, the Alliance could be pushing further north.
Alliance War Campaign Part 2: Blood and Sand - Sun, 13 May 2018 13:51:30 -0500 The next segment of the Alliance War Campaign has been added on the Battle for Azeroth Beta. The following set of quests continue the War Campaign after you set up your footholds in Zandalar.
The first part of the War Campaign is to establish the mission table and set up footholds in each Horde zone. Click here to see Part 1 of the Alliance War Campaign: Establishing Footholds.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!
Uniting Kul Tiras
From the end of the last part, you must now unite Kul Tiras.
Guide Spotlight: PvP Guides - Sun, 13 May 2018 10:22:50 -0500 With the start of the Arena Championship summer season this weekend, we're excited to present our next series of PvP guides! These guides will cover general PvP topics and are written by high-calibre PvPers. They are an accompaniment to Method's Arena PvP Guides, which were launched earlier this year. For comprehensive guides on your favourite arena specialisations, click here!
New to PvP? Check out our PvP Glossary for a list of commonly used terms and team compositions.
PvP Talent Changes in Battle for Azeroth - Sat, 12 May 2018 14:14:48 -0500 With the opening of War Mode, a new World PvP system in Battle for Azeroth, players can select four PvP talents to utilize in outdoor content. These are based on the Legion Honor System, but with a few changes:
These talents are active in all Outdoor content.
They are accessed from the main Talent tab instead of a separate Honor Talent Tab.
You do not need to grind out Prestige in order to unlock PvP talents.
Blizzcon Tickets On Sale Saturday May 12 at 10am PDT - Sat, 12 May 2018 11:00:55 -0500 The second round of BlizzCon 2018 tickets go on sale today, Saturday May 12, at 10am PDT. It is highly recommended that you create an account on Universe in advance and log in to save time.
BlizzCon takes place on November 2nd and 3rd and there are always major WoW announcements! Last year we learned about Battle for Azeroth, and the year before that was still interesting for fans with the Class Mounts reveal.
Mage Tower Now Active Again on NA Realms - Sat, 12 May 2018 09:55:00 -0500 The Mage Tower Building is active again on NA realms as of Saturday Morning! 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.
User Guide Spotlight: Mount Grinds with Lolstorm - Fri, 11 May 2018 23:16:07 -0500 Welcome to the eighth edition of the user guide spotlight series! There are over 1500 user-submitted guides on Wowhead to date, but have you considered writing one of your own? There are so many ways to convey the information for a guide to the greater population of Wowhead, though readers will agree that they appreciate a clear and comprehensive guide!
As a long-time writer of over two dozen guides, I've seen what works and what doesn't in the guide system.
Tameable Unicorns in Battle for Azeroth? - Fri, 11 May 2018 21:07:02 -0500 Horse2 models, which resemble unicorns, may be tameable in Battle for Azeroth. We learned about this information on Twitter where Senior Game Designer Jeremy "Muffinus" Feasel was dropping hints about upcoming Battle for Azeroth beta content.
He first revealed that players should be seeing lots of new content up on the beta soon:
And then dropped the hint that the horse2 model will be tameable:
He also clarified that more species could be tameable in the future as well:
This video humanizes the Antorus Ending cinematic that players see after defeating Argus the Unmaker. In the Blizzard cinematic, the Titans jail Sargeras, but not before Sargeras stabs Azeroth with his sword.
The Cats of Battle for Azeroth - Fri, 11 May 2018 13:34:05 -0500 Cats are beloved pets by millions and they're getting some attention in Battle for Azeroth with new models, a Crazy Cat Lady, Cat Herder, Suramar cat fan, and more! Here is our overview of important cat updates in Battle for Azeroth.
Cat Herder in Stormsong Valley
Jim Wick owns many cats in Stormsong Valley. While Jim Wick is exhausted and fast asleep, the kitties are wide-awake, lounging on top of their piles of toys, plushies, food bowls, and pillows. Thanks to Maylin for the pics.
MOTHER Uldir Raid Boss Preview with FatbossTV - Fri, 11 May 2018 09:13:28 -0500 Uldir, Battle for Azeroth's first raid, recently opened for testing on the beta. In preparation for the upcoming raid, FatbossTV created early previews of all the bosses. Closer to the launch of BFA, Fatboss will be creating in-depth video guides, as well as written raid strategy guides published on Wowhead.
In today's Uldir preview, Fatboss is highlighting MOTHER -- the second boss of Uldir. Her abbreviation stands for Matron Of Tenacity, Herald of Endless Research.
New Mythic+ Records - First +29 Keystone Completed In Time - Thu, 10 May 2018 22:07:29 -0500 Many Mythic+ teams were excited for last week's affixes of Sanguine, Grievous and Fortified. These affixes mean that many previous dungeon records have now been broken, including a new record for keystone level at +29!
First +29 Keystones Completed
Two +29 Keystones were completed this past week within 90 minutes of each other. The first team's run was completed in 38 minutes and 22 seconds and was the first ever +29 keystone completed in time.
Horde War Campaign Part 2: The Threat of Bridgeport - Thu, 10 May 2018 18:42:02 -0500 The next segment of the Horde War Campaign has been added on the Battle for Azeroth Beta. The following set of quests continue the War Campaign after you set up your footholds in Kul Tiras.
The first part of the War Campaign is to establish the mission table and set up footholds in each Alliance zone. Click here to see Part 1 of the Horde War Campaign: Establishing Footholds.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
From the end of the last time, we must now unite Zandalar.
Balloons are everywhere in Azeroth and hot air balloons are particularly notable as a form of transportation added in Pandaria. Previously, you could take a relaxing hot air balloon ride in The Suffering of Shen-zin Su and Fisherman's Tale. Balloons are also non-battle companions like Darkmoon Balloon, Green Balloon, and Yellow Balloon.