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Patch 8.1.5 Allied Races & Faction Change Clarifications

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While this may only affect a very small portion of players, we have some blue posts dealing with faction changing and unlocking the new 8.1.5 Allied Races.

If you're planning to switch factions and wonder how that's going to affect unlocking Kul Tiran Humans and Zandalari Trolls, keep in mind that:

  • Reputations will switch over, meaning if you're Exalted  with Proudmoore Admiralty, your reputation standing with The Zandalari Empire should be Exalted after the transfer as well (needs confirmation). The same goes for 7th Legion/Honorbound. You will be automatically Exalted, although you will have to complete the whole War Campaign on the new faction again.
  • A Nation United A Nation United an Zandalar Forever! Zandalar Forever! achievements do not transfer and you must complete your faction's entire story to get the achievement.

Find out more about the upcoming Allied Races in our Patch 8.1.5 content hub.

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I’ve completed all the above on my only 120 character. If I was to faction change to alliance now, would I still be able to unlock Zandalari, or do I need to wait till the unlock quest chain is live before faction changing?

Sorry for the delay, but I got some details related to characters that swap factions and these requirements! If you do a faction change your reputations will switch over but quest completion does not, so if you want to qualify to unlock the kul tiran/zandalari you will need to do the main storyline for that continent and faction.

Note that for the War Campaign aspect, if you got to exalted with 7th Legion/Honorbound then you can just do all the chapters without any delays to gain more reputation.

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