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Island Expeditions Enabled for Testing on Battle for Azeroth Alpha

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Blizzard enabled Island Expeditions for testing in this week's Battle for Azeroth Alpha Build 26231.

Island Expeditions

  • New dynamic 3-player player content available in Battle for Azeroth.
  • The goal is to collect Azerite to empower the Heart of Azeroth.
  • There's always an ideal way to play through the scenarios.
  • Island Expeditions have four difficulties and variable content.
  • Advanced NPCs can be found there. The new AI makes smart tactical decisions.
    • Example: A mob will polymorph you, mount up and leave.

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A new Battle for Azeroth feature, Island Expeditions, is now available for testing for characters at level 110 or higher. Your level and item level will be automatically adjusted to level 120 values.

Alliance players can queue from the Expedition table in Boralus Harbor, near the Tradewinds Market. Look for the green ship occupying the second slip. 

Horde players can queue from the Expedition table in Zuldazar Harbor, at the Port of Zandalar, on the west side. Look for the red ship.

What are we testing?
We are currently testing Un’gol Ruins on Normal difficulty.
There are 12 NPC teams available for testing (6 per faction).

What is the goal of an Island Expedition?
The goal of an Island Expedition is to collect Azerite. The first team to 6000 Azerite wins.
A group of NPCs from the opposing faction will also be present, competing with you for the Azerite.
Many things on the Island reward Azerite: chests, Azerite crystals, powerful creatures, friendly NPCs in need of aid, killing enemy NPCs, and more.
You’ll find things you can interact with, scattered all across the Island to help you.

Good luck!

Disclaimer: this feature is currently in an alpha state. There are several placeholder elements and missing pieces. Many updates are on their way.

Thank you for testing, and we’re looking forward to your feedback.

And watch out for Sneaky Pete :]
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This has the feeling to me almost to be like the next mythic plus, depending on how its exactly operating/implemented.  Varying teams, varying challenges, apparently a few different maps and goals. 

I have high expectations for this.  Higher than 'warfronts' or whatever theyre called.

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Made me smile to ready the first two comments. One underwhelmed, one hipped! 

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