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8.1: Tides of Vengeance Is Now Live in the Americas

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8.1 has arrived (in the Americas anyway) and Blizzard have a post with everything that's arrived and is yet to arrive in the latest Battle for Azeroth patch. We've seem a lot of this before, but there's a new trailer in there as well! If you want to know even more about the patch you can check out our own coverage:

Blizzard LogoTides of Vengeance (source)

The release of Tides of Vengeance opens the way for a new Warfront, Battle for Darkshore; new dwarf and blood elf Heritage Armor; Faction Assaults; and more. Learn more in our Survival Guide and feature previews.

New Warfront: Battle for Darkshore

New Warfront: Battle for Darkshore

In the ashen shadow of Teldrassil, the night elves strike back against the Forsaken to reclaim their ancestral homeland in an all-new co-op Warfront. In between battles, discover what awaits in a new version of the Darkshore zone reshaped by the fires of war. This new Warfront will be available to Alliance players as of December 11 and we’ve shortened the cycle for the first two weeks of the Warfront so that players from both factions will have access to it and all its rewards prior to the holidays. Learn More...

Faction Assaults

Faction Assaults

Grab your friends and take part in the new Faction Assaults in Zandalar and Kul Tiras. Defend against invaders or push deep into enemy territory for fun and great rewards. Learn More...

Pet Battle Dungeon: Gnomeregan

Pet Battle Dungeon: Gnomeregan

Marshal your menagerie and head into the halls of Gnomeregan to face the challenges within in this new Pet Battle Dungeon. Learn More...

Blood Elf and Dwarf Heritage Armor

New Blood Elf and Dwarf Heritage Armor

Celebrate your legacy with two new Heritage Armor sets. Learn More...

Two New Islands in Island Expeditions

Explore Two New Islands in Island Expeditions

Set sail for two new islands—Havenswood and Jorundall— and see what new adventures await in Island Expeditions. Learn More...

Update NOtes

Update Notes

Learn more about the changes and new additions for Tides of Vengeance in our update notes. Learn More...


New War Campaign Chapters Open

Continue your adventures through Kul Tiras and Zandalar with new War Campaign chapters. Delve into new questlines and new missions as you push forward with your faction’s cause.


Azerite Armor Updates

With the release of Tides of Vengeance, we’ve added a new way for players who participate in Mythic Keystone Dungeons to gain specific Azerite Armor. These players will be able to earn a new currency —Titan Residuum—which can be used to purchase specific items from Thaumaturge Vashreen. You can read more in our forum post.

Once Mythic Keystone Dungeon Season 2 begins, we’ll be introducing new Azerite traits and adding a new fifth ring to items that currently have four rings.The re-spec cost will be reset on Azerite traits and will be reduced from 72 hours to 24 hours.

Reaching Friendly, Honored, or Revered reputation with the Champions of Azeroth faction now unlocks the appropriate quests to upgrade your Heart of Azeroth for all characters on your account.  


New Mount: Meat Wagon

Prepare to relive the adventure that laid the foundation for Azeroth’s most epic stories. Pre-purchase Warcraft III: Reforged Spoils of War Edition and you’ll receive the new Meat Wagon mount —live in-game with Tides of Vengeance!  Learn more at PlayWarcraft3.com.


Battle of Dazar’alor Opens January 22

For ages untold, Dazar’alor has stood at the center of the great and powerful Zandalari empire. Its guards have thwarted numerous attempts on King Rastakhan’s life, and it has endured trials both ancient and new. But as war reaches the shores of Zuldazar, the Alliance embarks on a daring gambit to besiege the golden pyramid and sever the Zandalari’s bond to the Horde.

Raid Unlock Schedule

January 22 — Normal and Heroic Difficulties
January 29 — Mythic and Raid Finder Wing 1              
February 12 — Raid Finder Wing 2
February 26 — Raid Finder Wing 3 


PvP Season 1 Ending and Season 2 Coming January 22

Battle for Azeroth PvP Season 1 will end and Season 2 will begin at the same time as Battle of Dazar’alor opens on January 22.


Mythic Keystone Dungeon Season 2 Begins January 22

To align with the opening of the new raid dungeon, Mythic Keystone Dungeon Season 2 will begin on January 22 with a new Affix to put you and your group to the test.


There's more to explore in Tides of Vengeance and we look forward to seeing you in game!

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Undocumented change, they nerfed the warfront contributions that just cycled on NA/OCE. You no longer get to do them all, just 3/4. I almost did them yesterday but figured I wouldn't waste the rep from them... sucks.

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I would love to see Blizzard not taking 2 month to release content for the high level community, thanks to *filtered* the player who will always be there.

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11 hours ago, tkioz said:

Undocumented change, they nerfed the warfront contributions that just cycled on NA/OCE. You no longer get to do them all, just 3/4. I almost did them yesterday but figured I wouldn't waste the rep from them... sucks.

If you mean the new contribution system, instead of having 11 or so turn-in quests that you can only do once per cycle, now you have 2-3 quests, out of which one is always gold or war resources that you can do daily.

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