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Patch 8.2 Survival Guide (Official)

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Blizzard just released the official patch notes for Patch 8.2 and to complement that here is the survival guide and a compilation of all official previews.

You can find the latest Patch 8.2 information in our Rise of Azshara Content Hub.

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Prepare for the Queen of Tides’ grand reemergence June 25 with the Rise of Azshara content update!

The Rise of Azshara content update is packed with new features, including the addition of Essences to the Heart of Azeroth system; two entirely new zones—Nazjatar and Mechagon; Heritage Armor for tauren and gnomes; new Benthic gear to help you face the trials ahead; a raid that takes you into the depths of Azshara’s Eternal Palace; and much more.

Heart of Azeroth

HEART OF AZEROTH UPDATES

The Heart of Azeroth will get a boost with the help of MOTHER, and players can seek out new ways to customize their powers through Essences. [LEARN MORE]

Mechagon Island

PREVIEW: MECHAGON ISLAND VISITOR’S GUIDE

Prepare to explore the ultimate tinker’s paradise and discover the mechanical marvels of Mechagon! Then get ready to face King Mechagon in Operation Mechagon, the new Mythic-difficulty (for now) dungeon. [LEARN MORE]

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PREVIEW: NAZJATAR VISITOR’S GUIDE

Delve into the depths of Nazjatar, capital city of the naga, in an all-new full zone deep beneath the sea.  [LEARN MORE]

Azshara's Eternal Palace

AZSHARA’S ETERNAL PALACE RAID PREVIEW AND SCHEDULE

Face Queen Azshara’s most devoted champions in an epic new raid. [LEARN MORE]

Benthic Gear

NAVIGATE THE PERILS OF NAZJATAR IN NEW BENTHIC GEAR

We’re introducing a new type of gear that can be collected in Nazjatar—and can help you stand against the rising threat of Queen Azshara. [LEARN MORE]

Tauren and Gnome Heritage Armor

GNOME AND TAUREN HERITAGE ARMOR

Rise up and stand tall with two new Heritage Armor sets—one for gnomes and one for tauren. [LEARN MORE]

Pet Battle Dungeon: Stratholme

NEW PET BATTLE DUNGEON: STRATHOLME

Ready your best battle pets for a new challenge. We’re introducing a new pet battle dungeon in Rise of Azshara. [LEARN MORE]

New Treasures Await

MANY NEW TREASURES AWAIT IN AZSHARA

A treasure trove of new mounts, pets, toys, and gear await in Rise of Azshara. [LEARN MORE]

New Mount Equipment System

PREVIEW: NEW MOUNT EQUIPMENT SYSTEM

To help you make your way around Azeroth just a little more convenient, we’re introducing a new mount equipment system, which lets you customize your ride in a variety of ways.[LEARN MORE]

Content Update Notes

RISE OF AZSHARA CONTENT UPDATE NOTES

Read the complete list of updates and changes in our update notes here. [LEARN MORE]

THE WAR CAMPAIGN CONTINUES: STAY OF EXECUTION

Upon learning of Sylvanas’s plans to execute Baine Bloodhoof for treason, the Alliance and the Horde send strike teams to infiltrate the Kor’kron Barracks and rescue the noble tauren chieftain—meeting up with an old orcish ally along the way.
The latest episode of the War Campaign is available to level 120 players who have completed the previous chapters and finished the quest “Clearing the Cache.” Speak to Lady Jaina Proudmoore or Lor’themar in Nazjatar to begin this perilous mission. 

NEW ISLAND EXPEDITIONS

Set sail and discover two new Islands: Crestfall and Snowblossom Village. New loot including armor, weapons, and pets awaits players, but beware: you’re not alone. Faction rivals will want to hoard the spoils for themselves. Take them down! 

MYTHIC KEYSTONE SEASON 3

The new Mythic Keystone Dungeon season opens July 9th with opportunities for new rewards and an all-new challenge with a new seasonal affix: Beguiling. Queen Azshara’s agents have infiltrated dungeons to strike down Azeroth’s champions when they least expect it. Three different emissaries will bolster enemy ranks, and they’ll prove to be deadly adversaries, so make them treat them as priority targets! Visiting emissaries can change every week and can even disrupt patrolling units, who will stop to pay them tribute. Learn more in the Rise of Azshara content update notes.

PVP SEASON 3

Season 3 brings a wave of new player-versus-player content on July 9th. Get ready to raze the enemy faction in the Ashran Epic Battleground, take on all comers in the new Mechagon-themed Arena, and fight alongside your allies to conquer a new War Mode event in Nazjatar. Participants can earn two new Vicious Basilisk mounts, and the highest-rated players will unlock new Notorious Gladiator mounts. Learn more in the Rise of Azshara content update notes.

PATHFINDER PART 2

Take to the skies in Battle for Azeroth by undertaking Pathfinder Part 2 to earn your wings and a brand new mechanical parrot flying mount.

ADDITIONAL MEDIA

Rise of Azshara Developer Insights With Ion Hazzikostas
Learn more about this epic content update in our new Developer Insights video with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas.

RISE OF AZSHARA CONTENT PREVIEW VOD

Senior Game Designer Jeremy Feasel shares his insights on the Rise of Azshara content update.

RISE OF AZSHARA CINEMATIC: “SAFE HAVEN”

Where do you find safe haven in a world torn apart by war and strife? Varok Saurfang may just have the answer.

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