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This Month in WoW: December 2017

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December is here and it's time to take a closer look at events that await us in Azeroth! What's going on in December?

Antorus will be available on Mythic difficulty on December 5 along with the 1st LFR Wing. The 2nd Wing opens December 19. Every other week, there's a new PvP Brawl. Keep an eye out for our "This Week in WoW" series, where we cover the most important events on a weekly schedule every Tuesday!

Here's an overview to guide you through December.

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Put on your dancing shoes. This month is about to get merry and ends with a fantastical light show over the cities of Azeroth!

ANTORUS, THE BURNING THRONE

The Horde and Alliance continue to push further into Sargeras’ seat of power in Antorus, the Burning Throne Raid dungeon as both Mythic and Raid Finder difficulties become available.

Mythic and Raid Finder Wing One Opens
MYTHIC AND RAID FINDER WING ONE OPENS [DECEMBER 5]

Mythic difficulty of Antorus, the Burning Throne awaits the boldest of adventurers, and players may now use the Raid Finder to access the first section of the raid: Light’s Breach.

Raid Finder Wing 2 Opens
RAID FINDER WING 2 OPENS [DECEMBER 19]

Players may now use the Raid Finder to access the second section of Antorus, the Burning Throne: Forbidden Descent.

View the complete release schedule in our preview blog.

IN-GAME EVENTS

HOLIDAYS

‘Tis the season for delightful delicacies and treats and a grand end to another year in Azeroth with a night full of color and celebration.

Feast of Winter Veil
FEAST OF WINTER VEIL* [DECEMBER 16–JANUARY 2]

Greatfather Winter is visiting the cities of Ironforge and Orgrimmar, courtesy of Smokywood Pastures. And throughout Azeroth, it is the season to be jolly!

Fireworks Celebration
FIREWORKS CELEBRATION [DECEMBER 31–1]

Azeroth celebrates! Each racial capital holds fireworks shows every hour, all night long!

TIMEWALKING

Step back in time and visit the dungeons of Cataclysm and Mists of Pandaria with two Timewalking events this month.

Cataclysm Timewalking
CATACLYSM TIMEWALKING [DECEMBER 5–12]

While this event is active, players level 86 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from the Cataclysm expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player’s regular level.

Mists of Pandaria Timewalking
MISTS OF PANDARIA TIMEWALKING [DECEMBER 26–JANUARY 2]

While this event is active, players level 91 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from the Mists of Pandaria expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player’s regular level.

PVP EVENTS

Dust off your battle gear and ready yourself to scramble in Warsong Gulch and have gravity (or the lack thereof) send your feet flying in this month’s Brawls. But first, you’ll be able to head into the Arena to take part in some skirmishes and hone your skills against some of the most challenging foes there are in Azeroth–other players.

Arena Skirmish Bonus Event
ARENA SKIRMISH BONUS EVENT [DECEMBER 12-19]

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

PvP Brawl: Gravity Lapse
PVP BRAWL: GRAVITY LAPSE [DECEMBER 12–19]

Gravity getting you down? Step into the Eye of the Storm and be prepared for an en-lighten-ing experience. Every minute, players on the battlefield will find themselves launched into the air, only to gently fall toward the ground once more in a perpetual aerial ballet as they try to accrue enough resources to take the win home for their team.

PvP Brawl: Warsong Scramble
PVP BRAWL: WARSONG SCRAMBLE [DECEMBER 26–JANUARY 2]

Warsong Gulch has always been the scene of an epic capture-the-flag battle, but what happens when you can capture your enemy’s flag without having your own at your base? Find out when you step into this PvP Brawl! We’ve also added a few more power-ups to the field of battle to stir things up a bit. To win, your team must be the first to capture five flags.

QUEST EVENTS

Get out into the world, meet interesting new people, and sway them with your heroic deeds to earn their favor and fabulous rewards.

World Quest Bonus Event
WORLD QUEST BONUS EVENT [DECEMBER 19-26]

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

EACH MONTH

Take a trip to the greatest of great (and only) faires in Azeroth. It has all the best food, and items, and games. You won't want to miss a moment! But if you do, don't worry, it will be back again next month.

Darkmoon Faire
DARKMOON FAIRE [DECEMBER 3—9]

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!

PROMOTIONS AND EVENTS

ADOPT SHADOW THE FOX

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.

Once you have the in-game pet, you’ll want to cuddle up to the real thing! The Shadow plush features a light-up rune and poseable ears, and comes in a collector’s box to keep Shadow safe. Between November 9, 2017 and December 31, 2017, sales of the plush will help support the American Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies—visit Shadow’s page on the Blizzard Gear Store for more information.


*Shamelessly brought to you by Smokywood Pastures fine purveyors of Graccu’s Mincemeat Fruitcake—Timelessly Preserved!

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