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Battle for Azeroth 8.0 Pre-patch Releases July 17th

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We finally have official word on the pre-patch release date, and it's next week! Check out everything that's coming (and going), including the stat squish, artifact changes, profession changes, War Mode, the PvP post-season and the pre-expansion event. It's also your final week to get those Mage Tower appearances done!

And you can also check out all the new features coming with Battle for Azeroth itself in our expansion hub, as well as the BfA class changes via our guides!

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Tensions are escalating between the Horde and the Alliance, and soon the Battle for Azeroth will begin in earnest. Learn more about some of the biggest changes in our pre-patch Survival Guide.

Read more about some of the new features that are arriving with the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch.

War Mode and PvP Updates

War Mode, PvP Talents, and More

War Mode tears down boundaries and server rule-set distinctions, allowing players on any realm to decide when they want to jump into a world PvP experience full of like-minded players in the ongoing battle between Horde and Alliance.

Legion PvP Post-Season

Legion PvP Post-Season

Join in the PvP action and earn some new gear just in time for the launch of Battle for Azeroth.

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World of Warcraft Communities

Bring your friends and family of the same faction together cross-realm through our new World of Warcraft Communities feature.

War Mode and PvP Updates

Patch Notes

Coming Soon


Don’t Forget: Update Your Drivers!

To make the most of Battle for Azeroth and avoid potential issues, it’s important to update to the latest DirectX 12 drivers. Please note that AMD and Intel GPUs will default to DX12, while NVIDIA drivers will remain at DX11 with the option to update at a later time.


There’s more to come in the days ahead, and it won’t be long until the Battle for Azeroth expansion launches in the Americas, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, and Australia/New Zealand simultaneously on August 14*. For more information on when the expansion goes live in your region visit our announcement post.

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So did I get that right? Up until this point there are no noticable changes to the Druid Tank? 

A little bit dissapointing, but I guess in this case no news are good news. ^-^

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1 hour ago, rush said:

whats with the classic servers?

They have nothing to do with Battle for Azeroth or any other current content. They are an entirely separate entity with it's own team.

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War Mode question: 

Will this need to be enabled to do like faction capital raids for leader kills?

I cant imagine you could do a freebie run where nobody can attack you except the NPCs.

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1 minute ago, PatrickHenry said:

War Mode question: 

Will this need to be enabled to do like faction capital raids for leader kills?

I cant imagine you could do a freebie run where nobody can attack you except the NPCs.

I imagine it will "flag" or automatically turn on "Warmode" if you were to be attacked by a faction NPC in a village or major city.

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56 minutes ago, Nxc said:

are the new orcs and darkiron dwarfs going to be playable with the prepatch ?

No. They need you to complete the lvl 120 war story line and then get Exalted rep with the related faction to unlock them.

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Did i miss something or is the pre patch actually not going to bring anything relevant to pve players on the 17th ? I mean, my professions are all maxed, i don't do pvp, I have to say, I expected something a bit in the lines of legion's pre patch.

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On 7/14/2018 at 8:45 AM, Baguettson said:

Did i miss something or is the pre patch actually not going to bring anything relevant to pve players on the 17th ? I mean, my professions are all maxed, i don't do pvp, I have to say, I expected something a bit in the lines of legion's pre patch.

Questlines, Dailies ( I believe ), and potentially rewards like apperances from gear and maybe pets etc.  I havent looked at a loot table from quests yet.  

If you are overgeared and wont see any gear improvements, that wont be different than the legion launch, I idnt use any of that gear, but the XMOG and character leveling/pet was nice.  

ETA: It apperas a faction mount is all that you will get when the questline is over, one Horde one Alli.  Underwhelming.... but still something.

https://bfa.wowhead.com/news=285639/burning-of-teldrassil-war-of-the-thorns-8-0-pre-patch-event-guide-spoilers

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