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Today's 8.2 and Classic hotfixes bring a whole lot of Brewfest fixes, some Queen Azshara and Death Knight bugs resolved, as well as a fishing fix in Classic.
Septemeber 20 (source)
“Direbrew's Dire Brew ” and “Brewfest! ” can again be turned in for rewards. Horde players can again bark for breweries in Orgrimmar. Brewfest Chowdown no longer ends prematurely if replayed quickly. The charges for each Brewfest Chowdown contestants Refreshing Brew will be reset to 3 when the next contest begins. The Brewfest Chowdown Trophy will no longer spam players’ chat logs with garbled messages. Classes
Death Knight Unholy Resolved an issue that could cause the Risen Skulker summoned by All Will Serve (Talent) to not attack enemy players in Arenas and Battlegrounds. Dungeons and Raids
Azshara’s Eternal Palace Queen Azshara Successfully defeating Queen Azshara should no longer kill players under the effects of Essence of Azeroth. WoW Classic
Players can again receive loot when fishing in ocean waters.
Patch 8.2.5 now has an official release date! We only have to wait 4/5 more days until the Bee mount, new Worgen and Goblin models and so much more! You can check out all the content that's coming in the official content notes or go more in-depth in our own patch 8.2.5 coverage hub!
8.2.5 Release Date (source)
The Next Battle for Azeroth Content Update Goes Live September 25!
The next World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth content update provides new character models for the worgen and goblins, the introduction of Party Sync, the epic conclusion to the War Campaign, and more.
New Worgen and Goblin Character Models
First introduced in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, worgen and goblins are getting some long-anticipated improvements to their character models. These updates touch on every aspect of how the worgen and goblins look—from their faces to their animations. [Learn More]
New Mount: Honeyback Harvester
Stormsong’s Beekeepers have discovered a new hive in town. Alliance players can work with Barry to locate the hive and court the favor of the Hivemother in order to earn the Honeyback Harvester mount—and both factions can earn several other bee-themed toys and items. [Learn More]
The War Campaign Concludes
Tensions continue to rise between Saurfang, Anduin, and the Banshee Queen Sylvanas. Discover what awaits the Horde and Alliance in the final chapter of the War Campaign.
Join Your Friends in Their Adventures with Party Sync
Party Sync is a new feature that makes it easier than ever for friends to party up and quest together. When players activate Party Sync, everyone in the party becomes aligned to the same quest state and phase. [Learn More]
Content Update Notes
Learn more in our content update notes.
Brewfest has arrived and there are quite a few updates this year.
Brewfest 2019 Updates
Coren Direbrew's loot is up to item level 395. A new activity called Brewfest Chowdown has been added, allowing you to complete with three other players in front of a panel of spectators and the first to finish ten plates of sausages gets a prize (1 Chowdown Champion Token). New invasions happen every half hour and the Brewfest grounds will be attacked by alementals, hozen, or Dark Iron Dwarves. You can help stop them to receive a reward once per day. Battle-Hardened Heirloom Armor Casing can be purchased for 500 Brewfest Prize Tokens. The following new items have been added: Garland of Grain costs 150 Brewfest Prize Token Tabard of Brew costs 200 Brewfest Prize Token Brewfest Chowdown Trophy costs 5 Chowdown Champion Token Bottomless Brewfest Stein costs 10 Brewfest Prize Token Brewfest Reveler's Hearthstone costs 200 Brewfest Prize Token Check out our Brewfest guide for more details!
“First celebrated by the dwarves, Brewfest now holds appeal among all the races of Azeroth!”
Get ready to crack open a cold one with friends new and old during our revamped Brewfest! Sample brews from Azeroth and beyond with representatives from many prominent playable races during the booziest time of year.
September 20–October 6
Ironforge Entrance (Alliance), Orgrimmar Entrance (Horde)
CURRENCY: BREWFEST PRIZE TOKENS
Completing quests and activities on the Brewfest grounds will generally reward you with Brewfest Prize Tokens. These are used to purchase most of the items you will find on sale at Brewfest.
NEW! Brewfest Chowdown
Slurp and burp your way through this eating contest to be crowned the Chowdown Champion. Compete with three other players in front of a panel of spectators to prove your prowess but try not to choke (literally)! The first to finish 10 plates of sausages takes home the prize. Manners optional. Speak with Etga (Horde) or Britta Steinhart (Alliance) to participate. Prize: 1 Chowdown Champion Token.
NEW! Timed Events
Every half hour a group of alementals, hozen, or Dark Iron dwarves will show up to destroy the Brewfest grounds. Put a stop to their shenanigans for a reward once a day.
Chug ‘n Chuck Alementals
Throw nearby taster mugs at these destructive alementals to put a cork in their plans.
Shoo Pesky Hozen
Unruly hozen want to monkey around—restore order by driving away these pests.
Tip: Some of these buggers are winged, so saddle up on a flying mount to reach them!
Brawl with Dark Iron Dwarves!
Get your fists swingin’ when the Dark Iron dwarves invade the Brewfest grounds!
Ceremonial Keg Tapping
Join the Draenor-famous Frostwolf brewery Warband Ales for a special toast during Brewfest at 6 a.m. or 6 p.m. server time. Alliance players can do the same with the Thunderbrew and Barleybrew breweries.
Complete special daily quests to obtain experience, gold, and Brewfest Prize Tokens to purchase holiday items.
Sample Fine Food and Brew
Stumble your way through the grounds while trying specialty food and brew from all over Azeroth and Draenor.
NEW BREWFEST SOUVENIRS
NEW! Garland of Grain: A festive crown adorned with a golden pretzel that you can wear during Brewfest. NEW! Tabard of Brew: Show off your love for Brewfest year-round with this tabard! NEW! Brewfest Chowdown Trophy: Proudly display your Brewfest Chowdown Trophy! NEW! Bottomless Brewfest Stein: Fill your Brewfest Stein at a Brewfest Festive Keg. NEW! Brewfest Reveler's Hearthstone: Return home in the most jubilant way possible! ACHIEVEMENTS
BREWMASTER: Completing the achievements The Brewfest Diet, Brew of the Month, Direbrewfest, Does Your Wolpertinger Linger?, and Have Keg, Will Travel will reward the meta-achievement Brewmaster. Awards the title Brewmaster.
THE BREWFEST DIET: Eat 8 of the following Brewfest foods—Dried Sausage, Pickled Sausage, Savory Sausage, Spiced Onion Cheese, Spicy Smoked Sausage, Succulent Sausage, The Essential Brewfest Pretzel, and The Golden Link.
BREW OF THE MONTH: Join the Brew of the Month club.
DIREBREWFEST: Kill Coren Direbrew.
DOES YOUR WOLPERTINGER LINGER?: Obtain a Wolpertinger pet from the Brewfest quest line.
HAVE KEG, WILL TRAVEL: Obtain a Brewfest mount, or transform yours into one using Brewfest Hops.
DOWN WITH THE DARK IRON: Defend the Brewfest camp from the Dark Iron attack and complete the quest. “This One Time, When I Was Drunk…”
BREW OF THE YEAR: Sample 12 beers featured in the Brew of the Month club. Requires a “Brew of the Month” Club Membership Form.
ALMOST BLIND LUCK: Fall 65 yards without dying while wearing Synthebrew Goggles during the Brewfest Holiday.
STRANGE BREW: Acquire the Brewfest beers listed below. Don’t drink them all at once!
DISTURBING THE PEACE: While wearing 3 pieces of Brewfest clothing, get completely smashed and dance in Dalaran.
A BREW-FAST MOUNT: Obtain an epic Brewfest mount.
Be sure to hop on over to the Brewfest staging areas at the gates of Orgrimmar and Ironforge September 20–October 6 to join the festivities.
It seems that Patch 8.2.5 will arrive next week to live servers, as Blizzard made the patch available for download from within the Battle.net app.
Starting today, Patch 8.2.5 is available in the Background Downloader. We should see the patch go live next week or the week after that. In the meantime, check out the official patch notes and our hub for more details about what to expect in the latest content update.
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It's time to find out what awaits us in Patch 8.2.5 which is now available for playtesting on Public Test Realms.
Welcome to our Patch 8.2.5 content hub. We will be frequently updating it with links to our latest news coverage.
Patch 8.2.5 Release Date Speculuation
You can now pre-download Patch 8.2.5 ahead of release through the Battle.net app.
Official Patch Notes
To learn more about what's coming in Patch 8.2.5, check out the official patch notes.
While no Allied Races have been confirmed for Patch 8.2.5, we're speculating that Blizzard is adding Mechagnomes and the Vulpera of Vol'dun this time around.
The Future of Allied Races Vulpera Coming in Patch 8.2.5 New Goblin and Worgen Models
Blizzard is adding new models for both races introduced back in Cataclysm. Blizzard confirmed that there will be no Heritage Armor in 8.2.5.
Goblin and Worgen Models Preview Celebrate 15 Years of Warcraft
November 2019 marks the 15th anniversary of World of Warcraft, and players who log in during the event period will receive a celebration package in the mail with a Lil' Nefarian pet and other in-game goodies. Throughout the duration of the event, you’ll be able to participate in three unique raids with iconic encounters from past expansions along with an old-school-inspired Alterac Valley battleground. Players who defeat all nine bosses in the raid wings will receive the Obsidian Worldbreaker, a Black Dragonflight mount inspired by Deathwing. Players who participate in Alterac Valley will receive a new anniversary event currency which can be exchanged for two new mounts: the Stormpike Battle Charger (Alliance) and the Frostwolf Snarler (Horde).
Obsidian Worldbreaker Mount Preview Frostwolf Snarler & Stormpike Battle Charger Mount Preview 15th Anniversary Alabaster Mounts Honeyback Harvester (Bee Mount)
Alliance players will finally be able to get their hands on the long-awaited Bee mount (Honeyback Harvester)
Where Is My Bee Mount? New Timewalking Raid: Firelands
When Cataclysm Timewalking is active, max-level players will be able to form raid groups and enter the Sulfuron Spire once more. As with previous Timewalking raids (Black Temple, Ulduar), your gear and power are scaled to the challenge, and all the bosses and rewards you expect lie in wait.
Blizzard is experimenting with a new mode in the forthcoming patch that makes it easier for players in a party to do quests and play together: Party Sync. When players activate Party Sync, everyone in the party becomes aligned to the same quest state, including phases. By mousing over a quest in your tracker, you can see who is on the quest, what their progress is, and who’s ready to turn in the quest. There’s something else we’re going to try out on the PTR, a “replay” quest feature. This will allow players who have already completed certain quests to replay those quests with their friends for rewards that are appropriate to their current level, regardless of the original level of the quest.
They're also relaxing level restrictions on queueing for instanced content with your friends. This allows lower-level players to queue for content in their level range, and higher-level players can choose to join them by having their level scaled down while they’re in the instance. This feature will be available for dungeon instances for PTR Week 1, with PvP instances being flagged in the following weeks. Please note that unlike Timewalking, when your level is scaled down via Party Sync you will temporarily lose access to abilities and powers (such as Azerite traits) with requirements that exceed your reduced level.
Party Sync Detailed Recruit A Friend Returns
Coming in 8.2.5 is a revamped Recruit A Friend system. If you have active game time you’ll be able to recruit your friends—both brand-new to the game and returning champions—to share in your adventures. To do so, you’ll be able to use a new URL generation tool to create a custom link to give to your friends. By following the link, you’ll be connected to each other and will be able to see if they have purchased game time, resulting in rewards for you! For each month your recruits have active game time, you’ll earn a new reward such as unique pets, mounts, game time and more. These rewards unlock per month and scale with how many months your recruits have subscribed for. And, of course, with Party Sync you’ll be able to journey with your friends on any of your characters. We’ll have more information about Recruit A Friend rewards before 8.2.5 release.
Recruit-a-Friend Mount Preview: Explorer's Dunetrekker The Story Continues...
We datamined new models for Wrathion, Valeera, Zekhan, and Calia Menethil in 8.2.5 Build 31337. Wrathion is part of the story in the new patch and he's involved in a Karazhan Scenario and we also found a new Hearthstone Tavern in the game.
In Patch 8.2.5, you can use your phone to log into the game.
Log In to World of Warcraft with Your Phone Battle Pets
New butterfly pets and the anniversary battle pet Lil' Nefarian await in 8.2.5!
All Patch 8.2.5 Battle Pets Build Highlights
In the following section, you'll find a summary of what's been added in the latest 8.2.5 PTR builds.
Patch 8.2.5 Build 31521: Highlights Patch 8.2.5 Build 31401: Highlights Patch 8.2.5 Build 31337: Highlights Patch 8.2.5 Build 31337: New Creature Models Patch 8.2.5: Initial Development Notes Important 8.2.5 information, all in one place!