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13 Nov

Each week we’ll look ahead to what’s in store for World of Warcraft, share the latest news, and keep you in the know byte by byte. Dragonflight Season 3 begins this week along with the opening of Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope  raid dungeon and the race to World First!


News and Events This Week

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10 Nov

Thank you for all your WoW Q&A submissions! Join World of Warcraft Game Director Ion Hazzikostas, Associate Game Director Morgan Day, World of Warcraft Classic Lead Software Engineer Ana Resendez, Associate Production Director Clayton Stone, Assistant Lead Game Designer Tim Jones, and host Bethany Stout as they answer your questions and take a look at what’s going on behind the scenes of World of Warcraft and World of Warcraft Classic now, and cast a light on what’s coming in the future. (Video is in English Only)


Become a part of a thrilling new story 20 years in the making; ...

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08 Nov

Guardians of the Dream is now live and stouthearted champions are called to protect a new zone—The Emerald Dream, engage in new Public Events—Superbloom and Emerald Bounty, build Renown with the Dream Wardens for unique rewards, and save the new World Tree from Fyrakk's forces in a new Raid—Amirdrassil, the Dream's Hope.


Zone Overview: Enter the Emerald Dream

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The Guardians of the Dream content update becomes available the week of November 7, bringing with it a variety of updates to Dragonflight including: New Outdoor Zone: The Emerald Dream, New Raid: Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope, New Public Events: Superbloom, Emerald Frenzy, and Emerald Bounty, Dragonflight Season 3, Battleground Blitz Brawl, New World Boss: Aurostor the Hibernating, and more.

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THE EMERALD DREAM GROW SEEDS TO SAPLINGS IN NEW PUBLIC EVENTS
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07 Nov

It’s a great time to hop into the saddle of a dragon and soar the skies in Guardians of the Dream when you get 30% off select game services. Choose a fresh name with the Name Change pack introductory offer, and save on Faction Change, Race Change, and Character Transfer packs.


Name and Race Change Sale

The name you initially chose for your hero doesn’t have to stay the same forever. Whether your character name has lost its luster or doesn’t fit your craving for adventure, things change, and so can a name. Have you changed your mind or...

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Dragonflight’s latest update, Guardians of the Dream, takes players into the Emerald Dream and introduces a variety of new content, including new public events, a new raid dungeon—Amirdrassil, the Dream’s Hope— and much more. Commemorate the occasion with new Twitch Drops! Watch any Dragonflight stream on Twitch.tv from November 7, 10:00 a.m. PST, until November 14, 10:00 a.m. PST to earn Dottie the baby alpaca pet,  and November 14, 10:00 a.m. PST until November 21, 10:00 a.m. PST to earn the White Riding Camel mount.

Eligibility

To participate, you must link your Twitch account by visiting https://account.battle.net/connections. If you have changed your password or made any changes to your Twi...

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06 Nov

Each week we’ll look ahead to what’s in store for World of Warcraft, share the latest news, and keep you in the know byte by byte. Engage in new Public Events—Superbloom and Emerald Bounty, build Renown with the Dream Wardens for unique rewards, and save the new World Tree from Fyrakk's forces in a new Raid—Amirdrassil, the Dream's Hope, and more.


Join us for a Special BlizzCon 2023 Q&A

Join us this week as we answer your World of Warcraft and WoW Classic in a special post-BlizzCon 2023 WoWCast.


News and Events This Week

  • November 5
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The sun is high and a new Rewards Track is on the horizon, ready to ride into the Tavern. When the Rewards Track refreshes with the Showdown in the Badlands launch, all players will automatically be granted any unclaimed rewards on the current free Rewards Track and the Tavern Pass track (if purchased), before a completely new Showdown in the Badlands Rewards Track of excavated treasures takes its place.

TITANS Achievements will stop awarding XP with the launch of Patch 28.0 on November 7, whereas the Rewards Track will swap over with the launch of the Showdown in the Badlands expansion on November 14.

Showdown in the Badlands Rewards Track
 

Eureka! The free Rewards Track for Showdown in...

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Patch 28.0, launching tomorrow, saddles up for Showdown in the Badlands to come to Hearthstone on November 14!

The Showdown in the Badlands is About to Begin!

Hearthstone’s next expansion, Showdown in the Badlands, is riding into Hearthstone on November 14. The new 145-card expansion includes the new Quickdraw and Excavate keywords, Legendary outlaws, and more! See all the new cards in the official Card Library today. This is your last chance to wrangle your ...

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05 Nov

BlizzCon 2023 has ended but we have the latest World of Warcraft  news coverage right here.


During the World of Warcraft®: Deep Dive panel at BlizzCon 2023, Game Director Ion Hazzikostas took viewers deeper into the features coming in the next chapter of World of Warcraft: The War Within™. Learn more in our panel recap.


World of Warcraft Classic: What’s Next Panel Recap 

During the World of Warcraft Classic: What’s Next panel at BlizzCon 2023, WoW Classic, Lead Software Engineer Ana Resendez...

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04 Nov

Sanctuary beckons you forth, wanderer. At BlizzCon 2023, associate game director Brent Gibson, production director Tiffany Wat, lead game producer Kalyeigh Calder, game director Joe Shely, and associate director of community Adam Fletcher, gave a tantalizing glimpse into the future of Diablo IV. Toward the end of the Campfire Chat, the team answered questions from the community, collected from players at BlizzCon and afar. To watch the Developer Campfire Chat in full, check out the replay at the end of this article.

Diablo IV First Expansion: Vessel of Hatred

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During the World of Warcraft®: Deep Dive panel at BlizzCon 2023, Game Director Ion Hazzikostas took viewers deeper into the features coming in the next chapter of World of Warcraft: The War Within™.

During the World of Warcraft: What’s Next panel, the philosophy to continue to utilize evergreen content to make World of Warcraft better with every new feature addition was discussed. With The War Within expansion, the intention is to continue to build on the foundations of Dragonflight and carrying those philosophies forward with replayability, depth, and player agency while considering all the varying playstyles found in the game.


Introducing Delves

Delves are quick adventures for one to five players as a solo experience, with friends, or even as a dungeon group. These adventures are integrated into the outd...

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[Update 11/4] The Arsenal: Cosmic Weapons Cache now includes two additional swords!

New class armor sets and weapon sets are available for the Monk, Warlock, and Warrior in this month’s Trading Post offerings. This month’s signature item— Arsenal: Cosmic Weapons Cache—is out of this world. 

Visit T&W** (Tawney and Wilder) just outside the Mage District in Stormwind or the Zen’shiri Trading Post next to Grommash Hold in Orgrimmar to check out all the latest items*** they have available.

Ride the Final Surge to the Finish

This month, new activities are available to help players catch up on their activity bar. These events will begin one week before the end of the month.


Here’s What’s in Stock for November

Class Armor Sets and Weapon Sets

Monk
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The Tavern is booming with all the Hearthstone news from BlizzCon. From the opening ceremony to the Hearthstone: What’s Next panel, we’ve had an eventful day. But Battlegrounds is especially buzzing with excitement for the announcement of a new way to play coming next year: Battlegrounds Duos!

What is Battlegrounds Duos?
 

Battlegrounds Duos is a new way to play, being added alongside Battlegrounds next year. In Duos, you and a partner share a life total, pass each other cards, and join up in a tag-team fight to take down your opponents! Queue with a friend or join up as a solo player and make a new one; the Tavern is yours for the taking.

Today, we announced Duos will be coming next year, and shared a bit about what it will look like. If you were too busy playing the demo to watch it live, Lead Battlegrounds Designer Mitchell Loewen and Associate Game Designer Jia Dee talked all about Duos during the Hearthstone: What’s Ne...

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03 Nov

During the World of Warcraft Classic Classic: What's Next panel at BlizzCon 2023, Lead Software Engineer Ana Resendez, Senior Game Producer Josh Greenfield, Lead Software Engineer Nora Valletta, and Assistant Lead Designer Tim Jones opened the door to take a closer look at some of what's coming next to Classic Azeroth.


The Journey So Far

The panel was kicked off with a look at the Classic journey so far, with progression realms taking Classic players through Original WoW Classic, The Burning Crusade Classic, and Wrath of the Lich King Classic, where players are currently facing the Lich King in Icecrown Citadel.

As previously announced, Classic progression realms will advance to Cataclysm Classic next year, bringing players to the exciting aftermath of Deathwing's assault on Azeroth, along with playable Goblins and Worgen, new Race and Class combinations, the Transmogrification system, Archaeology, and Rat...

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During the World of Warcraft®: What’s Next panel at BlizzCon 2023, Cinematic Narrative Director Terran Gregory, Associate Design Director Maria Hamilton, and Associate Game Director Morgan Day dove into an overview of the world, story, and features coming in the next chapter of World of Warcraft—The War Within™.

Discover what lies in the depths of Azeroth and confront the shadows below. The War Within is the tenth expansion for World of Warcraft and the first chapter in the Worldsoul Saga™ taking players on a journey into the subterranean depths of Azeroth to reveal a new world full of mystery, wonder, and darkness.


Our Story Begins

In the cinematic reveal of the expansion, we witness Thrall and Anduin having a moment together after Anduin Wrynn has wandered alone for the last few years, lost in his own thoughts, and grappling with the experience he’s been throug...

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World of Warcraft®: The War Within™ has just been announced!  Prepare to descend beneath the surface of Azeroth to explore subterranean worlds full of hidden wonders, earn the trust of the new Earthen allied race, and face an ancient evil lurking in the darkness.

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The Worldsoul SagaBegins

The wings of a grand new adventure spread widely across the next three expansions!* Be a part of the epic story that celebrates the first 20 years of World of Warcraft and sets new foundations for Azeroth’s future.

Explore the Vast Depths of Azeroth

Journey deep beneath the surface through the four expansive zones of Khaz Algar, the home of the titan-forged Earthen. Start your adventure on the Isle of Dorn off the western shore...

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A New Age of Cataclysm

The maddened Deathwing the Destroyer will erupt from his lair once again, shattering Azeroth as we know it. With Cataclysm Classic™ 1, your journey will continue into the era of fire and destruction. This time, however, you’ll enjoy a much faster content cadence, improvements to Leveling, expanded Collections, and more!


Cataclysm Classic will require only a WoW® subscription or Game Time to play. However, these optional upgrades can heat up your experience during your adventures in Azeroth.

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World of Warcraft Executive Producer Holly Longdale took to the BlizzCon 2023 stage to announce a new WoW Classic seasonal experience: Season of Discovery.

In Season of Discovery, players will discover new secrets by scouring Azeroth to find class-altering abilities. Tanking Warlocks, Mage healers, and more will be possible. The Season will launch with an initial level cap of 25, and upon reaching max level, players will be met with a new level-25 endgame! Discover a 10-player Blackfathom Deeps raid with new and reimagined bosses, mechanics, and rewards. Not long after, the level cap will be increased by a few levels, bringing even more endgame content.


Mark your calendars; WoW Classic: Season of Discovery launches the week of November 30. Keep your eyes on the official ...

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Experience the dazzling new sensation that’s been sweeping Azeroth. Blizzard Entertainment’s mobile action strategy game Warcraft Rumble™ is now live worldwide* on Android and iOS devices! In taverns from Winterspring to Booty Bay, Horde and Alliance alike are gathering around a marvelous new machine, which brings miniature versions of their famous heroes and villains to life to do battle in strategic, frantic skirmishes.


Learn More About Warcraft Rumble

If you haven’t yet had the chance to get to know Warcraft Rumble, don’t worry. We have what you need to start planning your Mini adventures—for big fun.

Set in the beloved Warcraft universe, Warcraft Rumble invites players to build armies with their favorite heroes and villains from Warcraft and battle it out in exciting scenarios designed to test...

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