Reins of the Admiralty Stallion - Battle for Azeroth Reputation Mount Preview - Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:03:56 -0500 Today's Battle for Azeroth mount preview is the Reins of the Admiralty Stallion! This is a mount available to purchase when you reach Exalted with Proudmoore Admiralty, an Alliance faction in Battle for Azeroth. Other fun rewards from this faction include Gnoll Targetting Barrel and Cursed Spyglass.
Mage Tower is Active Again on NA Realms - Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:57:00 -0500 The Mage Tower Building is active again on NA realms as of Wednesday afternoon! It should stay active until Saturday Afternoon! 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.
Powerlevel Pets with Squirt on NA Realms for June 13th - Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:35:27 -0500 Squirt is now up in the Garrison on NA realms for June 13th. This is an amazing day to powerlevel pets during the Pet Battle Bonus Event due to Sign of the Critter. With Squirt up, you can repeatedly farm this Menagerie battle with one main pet and two "carry" pets that need experience. If you do this on an alt below level 110, you can get some actual leveling experience as well.
World of Warcraft Storytelling Panel at E3 - Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:32:47 -0500 Blizzard is holding a special World of Warcraft Storytelling panel at E3 with Steve Danuser (Sr. Narrative Designer), Terran Gregory (Project Director - Cinematics), Christie Golden (Sr. Writer) and Matthew Mercer.
The stream is now over and the VOD can be seen below.
In recent years, Blizzard has been making a conscious effort to tie the storylines between expansions together and provide more cinematics and cutscenes for crucial moments in the story.
In Before the Storm, Anduin and Sylvanas allow torn families to reunite for one day in Arathi Highlands. The event ends in tragedy when Sylvanas kills all Forsaken present, both those wanting to stay with Calia Menethil and those fleeing back to Sylvanas.
How to Unlock Each Warfronts Stage and Available Content - Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:03:22 -0500 Starting last week, Blizzard added the full Warfronts feature on the Battle for Azeroth Beta. Control of Arathi Highlands will flip between the factions and one faction's players will be allowed to access the Warfronts feature right before Arathi Highlands flips control.
Having control of Arathi allows access to bonus quests and a unique World Boss!
Echoes of Alterac: Yrel Now Live in Heroes of the Storm - Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:46:38 -0500 A new Warcraft-themed event has started in Heroes of the Storm, Echoes of Alterac, running from June 12th through July 9th. On June 12th, the new hero Yrel launches and players can start completing quests for Alterac-inspired mounts. Read on for our overview and event tips, as well as a giveaway for a free Yrel hero!
Throughout Battle for Azeroth's development, we've gotten tidbits of the Burning of Teldrassil storyline, culminating in Malfurion building a wall of wisps to keep the Horde out, Sylvanas causing chaos with Azerite to distract the wisps and break down the wall, and Malfurion facing Saurfang directly, only losing when Sylvanas shows up too.
Blood Trolls Not Planned As Allied Race - Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:14:38 -0500 Blizzard has clarified that Blood Trolls are not planned as an Allied Race in Battle for Azeroth. At the Battle for Azeroth E3 presentation, Blood Trolls were discussed in a way that led some players to believe they'd be coming in the future:
While Allied Race hype is always high, Blood Trolls did not make sense as we spend much of Nazmir fighting them and we're already getting a troll-themed Allied Race--the Zandalari.
Build 26788 removed Pillar of Frost as a baseline ability, tweaked the level 100 talent Obliteration, and renamed that to Pillar of Frost. In the next build, Pillar of Frost will once again be a baseline ability:
Wowhead's Battle for Azeroth Beta Key Giveaway: Week 3 - Mon, 11 Jun 2018 21:55:08 -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!
Battle for Azeroth World Quest Emissary Rewards and Factions - Mon, 11 Jun 2018 16:09:38 -0500 World Quest Emissaries will be returning in Battle for Azeroth. Emissaries will give you bonus rewards for completing World Quests for a certain faction, but unlike Legion they won't be awarding a crate of goodies this time.
Similar to Legion, players will have three Emissary slots and each Emissary quest will last for 3 days.
Learn more about the expansion features in Wowhead's Battle for Azeroth Expansion Overview and get into the nitty-gritty with our datamining changelog. Important features in the expansion include Warfronts, Islands, and the Heart of Azeroth.
While we know the launch date for Battle for Azeroth, we are still missing the prepatch date.