This Month in WoW: October 2017

7 posts in this topic


A new month is here and it's time to look at events that await in Azeroth in the month of October 2017.

The Great Gnomeregan Run returns on October 14 and at the end of the month, players can get additional reputation gains from world quests with Argus factions (Sign of the EmissarySign of the Emissary). What would October be without Hallow's End? You can queue up for the Headless Horsemen at lower levels this year. We'll provide more details and 2017 updates in our "This Week in WoW" series.

Don't miss the Mythic Dungeon Invitational Finals! Here are the remaining teams:



Coverage of the second week (Americas / Europe) can be found here. If you're looking for interesting data, read Slanderman's MDI global spec breakdown.

ShadowShadow can be adopted until December 31. Blizzard is giving 100% of the $10 to Red Cross to support recent natural disasters across the world.

Blizzard LogoBlizzard (Source)

The month of Octoberhas some spooktacular events that will have gnomes running their little legs off. From Hallow's End to the Running of the Gnomes, you'll want to take part in these sweet treats!

In-game Events


Brewfest (September 20 - October 6)

First celebrated by the dwarves, Brewfest now holds appeal among all the races of Azeroth! Visit the Alliance camp outside Ironforge, or the Horde camp outside Orgrimmar, and join the party!

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival (September 29 - October 6)

The Harvest Festival is a time to commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives to help friends and allies. Feasts are held outside Orgrimmar and Ironforge in honor of these fallen heroes.

Darkmoon Faire

Darkmoon Faire (October 1 - 7)

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!

Legion Dungeon Event

Legion Dungeon Event (October 3 - 10)

While this event is active, the final boss of each Legion dungeon awards an extra item when defeated.

PvP Brawl Southshore vs. Tarren Mill: October 3–10

PvP Brawl: Southshore vs. Tarren Mill (October 3 - 10)

Originally introduced as a part of the World of Warcraft 10-Year Anniversary event, this Brawl harkens back to the early days of WoW PvP, with an epic battle between the two towns of Tarren Mill and Southshore. In this game of war, you’ll need to work as a team and deplete your foes’ resources to claim victory.

Pet Battle Bonus Event: October 10–17

Pet Battle Bonus Event (October 10 - 17)

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

The Great Gnomeregan Run: October 14

The Great Gnomeregan Run (October 14)

Join the Gnomes as they celebrate their unrelenting moxie! Race across the Eastern Kingdoms, from Gnomeregan down to Booty Bay!

PvP Brawl: Packed House: October 17–24

PvP Brawl: Packed House (October 17 - 24)

We’ve put more PvP in your PvP! In Packed House, there’s nowhere to hide as you face not 2, not 3, not 5, but 15 adversaries in this 15 vs. 15 Arena battle.

Timewalking Dungeon Event: The Burning Crusade: October 17–24

Timewalking Dungeon Event: The Burning Crusade (October 17 - 24)

While this event is active, players level 71 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players and their itmes down to revisit past dungeons from The Burning Crusade expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player’s regular level. During Burning Crusade Timewalking, you may assemble a raid group of between 10 and 30 players, travel to Shattrath City in Outland, and speak with Vormu to access a Timewalking version of the Black Temple raid.

Hallow’s End: October 18–November 1

Hallow's End (October 18 - November 1)

Hallow’s End celebrates the break of the Forsaken from the Scourge. Fun and mischief reign as the Innkeepers of Azeroth give treats, and tricks, to whomever asks.

Arena Skirmish Bonus Event: October 24–31

Arena Skirmish Bonus Event (October 24 - 31)

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

PvP Brawl: Temple of Hotmogu: October 31–November 7

PvP Brawl: Temple of Hotmogu (October 31 - November 7)

Enter the Temple of Kotmogu for this fast-paced match. For a whole new twist, players will be able throw the Orb of Power to friendly players in a game of hot potato. Beware, they’ll also gain the debuffs along with the orb so choose wisely. We’re turning things up (to 11) by changing resurrection time to a quick 5 seconds. Who will be able to hold on to the power to claim victory?

World Quest Bonus Event: October 31–November 7

World Quests Bonus Event (October 31 - November 7)

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

Promotions, Esports, and Events

Mythic Dungeon Invitational Finals: October 1

Don’t miss the Mythic Dungeon Invitational Finals Sunday, October 1 at 9:00 a.m. PDT live on the Warcraft Twitch channel as the final four teams from around the globe face off to see who comes out on top!

Ride Into BlizzCon® 2017 with the Virtual Ticket

BlizzCon® 2017 takes place November 3–4, but we’re kicking off the celebration early with the BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Ticket—available to order now through the Blizzard Shop! With the BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Ticket, you’ll unlock access to a variety of features. As just one of these, Azeroth’s heroes can show their BlizzCon spirit in World of Warcraft with the Stormwind Skychaser mount (for the Alliance!) and Orgrimmar Interceptor mount (for the Horde!)—available in-game now!

Adopt Shadow the Fox and Help Support Disaster Relief Efforts

Lost on Argus and overtaken by darkness, this playful fox can shrug off the void just being by your side. Your new companion can use its cunning to shift its way through Shadow and Light directly into your heart and home. Adopt between now and December 31, 2017 and 100% of the adoption fee will go to support disaster relief efforts for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, flooding in South Asia, and countless other crises.

Social Media

Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 30/09/2017 at 3:01 AM, VictorVakaras said:

I will get the Horseman's mount this year. Oh yes, I will.

That is pretty much me with the Raven Lord. So many years farming that motherfucker. EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Edited by Valhalen

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/2/2017 at 3:34 PM, Valhalen said:

That is pretty much me with the Raven Lord. So many years farming that motherfucker. EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Have you had that moment where you realise you won't even use it? But you still want it?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Blainie said:

Have you had that moment where you realise you won't even use it? But you still want it?

Man, I'd use the shit out of it. LOL. Except in areas where you can fly. Too bad I never got the "flying Anzu" that was a bonus from the WoD Collector Edition.

I wish Blizzard would add the Raven Lord mount in HotS, at least. That way I could get it from shards rather than RNG.

Edited by Valhalen

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Stan
      Two Sides to Every Tale is a new achievement that rewards two interesting mounts in Patch 8.1.5. Alliance players will unlock a Wolf mount, whereas the Horde can get a Horse mount. You can earn them by completing the Tides of Vengeance War Campaign and the A Nation United / Zandalar Forever! achievements on both factions.
      Check out our Patch 8.1.5 for the latest World of Warcraft news.
      Bloodflank Charger
      "Stolen from the Arathi Basin stables, this fire-hearted charger now steeds for the Horde."

      Ironclad Frostclaw
      "Captured in the snows of Alterac Valley, this bloodthirsty hunter now roars for the Alliance."