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This Month in WoW: July 2017 (Official)

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We're getting look at what's coming up in July, including the long awaited Black Temple timewalking, the Fireworks spectacular, the Auction House Dance Party, Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl, along with the usual weekly events and more.

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July in Azeroth starts off with bursts of flying color throughout the capital cities as the Midsummer Fire Festival comes to a close. While the holiday may be ending, the work within the Tomb of Sargeras continues this month as raiders continue to plumb its danger-filled depths. But, don’t worry. It won’t all be serious business when the main auction houses in Orgrimmar and Stormwind set up Azeroth’s biggest dance parties. 

In-Game Events

Darkmoon Faire

Darkmoon Faire [July 2–8]

Meet Silas Darkmoon and his troupe, play games that test mind and nerve, and behold exotic sights from the four corners of Azeroth and beyond! A new band has been added to the playbill. Make sure you check them out!

Fireworks Spectacular

Fireworks Spectacular [July 4]

The Midsummer Fire Festival ends with a spectacular light show in the sky every hour over the capital cities and Booty Bay.

Pet Battle Bonus Event

Pet Battle Bonus Event [July 4–11]

While this event is active, your pets will earn experience at triple the usual rate! Get out there and battle!

Tomb of Sargeras – Raid Finder Wing 2 and 3 Open

Tomb of Sargeras – Raid Finder Wing 2 and 3 Open [July 11 & July 25]

With the Pillars of Creation at hand, the Class Orders have paved the way to The Tomb of Sargeras where they will seal the Burning Legion’s portal into Azeroth. Two more Raid Finder wings open this month. [More...]

Burning Crusade Timewalking Event

Burning Crusade Timewalking Event [July 11–18]

While this event is active, players level 71 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players’ levels and gear down to revisit past dungeons from The Burning Crusade expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a players’ regular level.

Black Temple Timewalking Event

Black Temple Timewalking Event [July 11–8]

Travel back in time with your group of stalwart heroes and take on this iconic raid dungeon from The Burning Crusade expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player’s regular level.attle!

PvP Brawl: Deep Six [July 11–18]

Deep Six pits teams of six players against each other in three iconic Battlegrounds: Warsong Gulch, Silvershard Mines, and Temple of Kotmogu. Each Battleground offers a little variation on the traditional format, such as flags that area bit closer in Warsong Gulch, less carts to keep track of in Silvershard Mines, and only two orbs within the Temple of Kotmogu.

Auction House Dance Party

Auction House Dance Party [July 11–18]

The main auction houses in Orgrimmar and Stormwind have been cleaned out and turned into dance parties for the day! Crowd on in and show some faction pride!

Arena Skirmish Bonus Event

Arena Skirmish Bonus Event [July 18–25]

While this event is active, Arena Skirmishes will award Honor at an increased rate. Will you answer the call to battle?

World Quest Bonus Event

World Quest Bonus Event [July 25–August 1]

While this event is active, completing Broken Isles World Quests awards bonus reputation with the appropriate faction.

Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl

Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl [July 31]

The mages of Azeroth like to relax, too. Hop into a portal at your local watering hole and join the Tavern Crawl!

This Month: Fashion Is Key in the Tomb of Sargeras

With more raiders heading deeper into the Tomb of Sargeras this month, we thought we’d cast our eye on the new high-quality armor sets you can earn. From Raid Finder to Mythic, you can look your very best while slaying the forces of the Burning Legion with these prêt-à-porter sets. We’ve gone into the dressing room and pulled out one iconic set from each armor class to show you the possibilities.

Tomb of Sargeras Raid Set
Tomb of Sargeras [Tier 20]: Paladin- Radiant Lightbringer Armor, Shaman- Regalia of the Skybreaker, Priest- Vestments of Blind Absolution, Druid- Stormheart Raiment

If you’re not quite ready to head into the Tomb, but still want this incredibly stylish look—while staying within budget—then you’re in luck! This month provides a great opportunity to collect the original set that inspired it all from the dark halls of the Black Temple*. Collect any set and you’ll earn the Black is the New Black Achievement. A little less bling than what you'll find in the Tomb, but you'll still look great everywhere you go. 

Black Temple-Tier 6
Black Temple [Tier 6]: Paladin- Lightbringer Battlegear, Shaman- Skyshatter Regalia, Priest- Absolution Regalia, Druid- Thunderheart Raiment

*Not all items of the 5-piece set found within the Black Temple (3 of 5). A trip to Hyjal Summit highly recommended (2 of 5) to complete your look. Ask for Tydormu for more shopping options. Dry clean only. Light iron. No Starch. All sales (mostly) final.

Promotions and Events

In the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship, teams from across the globe battle their way through their respective regions to prove themselves worthy on the field of battle. The top 12 teams will meet up at BlizzCon to compete for their share of the prize pool and to see who takes home the title of Arena World Champion.

WoW® European Arena Championship Cup #4 and #5 [July 8 & 22]
Don’t miss a moment of the action as the WoW European Arena Championship continues during Cup #4 and Cup #5 Saturday, July 8 and July 22 at 8:00 am PDT. Visit the World of Warcraft esports site to stay on top of all the latest news from around the globe.

WoW® NA Arena Championship Cup #4 [July 29]
The action continues for competitors taking part in the WoW NA Arena Championship when Cup #4 takes place at 11:00 a.m. PDT on Twitch. Visit the World of Warcraft esports site to stay on top of all the latest news from around the globe

Another Chance at Tickets for BlizzCon® 2017—On Sale July 5!
Good news, adventurers! We’re excited to announce that this year, BlizzCon is expanding into a brand-new hall in the Anaheim Convention Center…which means we now have some more tickets available for BlizzCon 2017. 

In Development

Patch 7.3 on the Public Test Realm
Patch 7.3 is now on the Public Test Realm. Visit the World of Warcraft PTR DiscussionBug Report, and Class Development forums to learn more about the ongoing development of the patch.

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