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Battle for Azeroth is just two weeks away and the second chapter of War of Thorns is now live in worldwide. Obtain one Ultimate Battle-Training StoneUltimate Battle-Training Stone from the weekly quest and don't forget to visit Darkmoon Island this Sunday!

Highlights

  • We're two weeks away from Battle for Azeroth launch.
  • The second part of prelude to Battle for Azeroth is now live and players can earn faction-specific mounts until BfA launch.

War of Thorns: Part 2

The second chapter of the War of Thorns event is available now. Check out our detailed overview for more details. The Burning of Teldrassil cinematic is also up and you can watch it here.

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Despite all efforts to stop the Horde’s forward momentum, the wisp wall called forth by Malfurion Stormrage is failing. Ahead lies the route through Darkshore and the port at Lor’danel. And beyond? The home of the night elves—Teldrassil—stands vulnerable. Thousands of lives are in the balance as the battle presses on.

THE WAR OF THE THORNS: CHAPTER 2 NOW AVAILABLE

Who: Level 110 players
Where: Chapter 1 begins in Stormwind for Alliance and Undercity for Horde
Rewards: Gold, Reputation, Faction-specific Mounts

LIMITED TIME — COMPLETE THE WAR OF THE THORNS AND EARN A SPECIAL MOUNT!

At the completion of this chapter, players will receive a special mount to commemorate their participation in this prelude to the coming war. Alliance characters will receive the Smoldering Reins of the Teldrassil HippogryphSmoldering Reins of the Teldrassil Hippogryphand Horde characters will receive War-Torn Reins of the Undercity PlaguebatWar-Torn Reins of the Undercity Plaguebat. If you earned one of these faction-specific special mounts on a Horde or Alliance character, both mounts will be added to your collection upon completion of the event. Once the event ends with the launch of the expansion, so will the opportunity to collect these mounts, so don’t delay!

SUIT UP FOR BATTLE WITH WORLD QUESTS

New World Quests are available in Darkshore and reward great new items perfect for gearing up your newly leveled character or your alts.

This chapter is a part of a limited-time event leading up to the launch of Battle for Azeroth.  

There are two sides to every story. Get a taste for the tension and drama that unfolds in our preview of the Battle for Azeroth novellas: Elegy by Christie Golden and A Good War by Robert Brooks, available in the Collector’s Edition of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Mythic Keystone Affixes

World Events

Pet Battle Bonus Event (July 31 - August 7)

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An extra weekly quest and rewards are here— the Pet Battles bonus event is underway!

THIS WEEK

All week, get out there and fight with your mighty minions. When the time comes to take on other players, open your Pet Journal and hit the “Find Battle” button to be matched up with an opponent whose team is competitive with yours.

Look for the following all week long:

  • Archmage Timear near Violet Hold in Dalaran has a quest for you.
    • Quest requirement: Win 5 pet battles versus other players with a team of three level-25 pets.
    • Reward: One Ultimate Battle-Training Stone.
  • Passive bonus: All Pet Battle experience gains are increased by +200%.

EVERY WEEK

The Bonus Events system consists of a rotating schedule of different activities, currently scheduled to run each week beginning on Tuesdays. Each Bonus Event grants a passive bonus to a particular game activity and offers a once-per-event quest with a noteworthy reward for accomplishing a related goal. The in-game calendar can serve as your one-stop reference for the event schedule. The Adventure Guide also offers a direct link to active Bonus Events, allowing you to easily accept any associated quests.

Darkmoon Faire (August 5 - 12)

Darkmoon Faire is back in town, make use of the increased XP buff and check out our detailed event guide here.

Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl (August 31)

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

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