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Horde players Exalted with Rustbolt Resistance are eligible for the Mechagnome unlock quest, but the unlock quest line must be completed by a maximum-level Alliance character.

If you want to unlock Mechagnomes in Patch 8.3 you must first become Exalted with Rustbolt Resistance (Rustbolt Rebellion Rustbolt Rebellion) and complete the Mechagon storyline (The Mechagonian Threat The Mechagonian Threat).

Since both factions have access to the Rustbolt Resistance faction and Mechagon, Horde players, in particular, started wondering if it's possible to unlock Mechagnomes in Visions of N'Zoth after they've earned the Rustbolt Rebellion Rustbolt Rebellion achievement and the short answer is YES.

Here's what WoW Game Designer Josh Augustine had to say on the subject:

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So I main a Horde that is exalted on Mechagon, but my Ally toon has barely set foot in Mechagon, and definitely is not exalted. Does this mean I can’t make a Mechagnome allied race unless I grind my Ally to exalted? Because that’s how the patch notes make it sound.

If you're exalted on any character (even horde), you'll qualify for the unlock quest. But the unlock quest line must be completed by a max-level alliance character.

Check our in-depth preview of Mechagnomes for more details about the Allied Race including customization options!

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That works similarly for Alliance players wanting to unlock races such as Highmountain Tauren and Nightborne, right? Since in Legion you can become Exalted with them as Alliance.

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2 hours ago, Valhalen said:

That works similarly for Alliance players wanting to unlock races such as Highmountain Tauren and Nightborne, right? Since in Legion you can become Exalted with them as Alliance.

Correct, I unlocked both those races back in legion with a hordie I powered to max at the time. Leveling a DH for this was super easy, especially if you aren't in a rush can use some of the legion invasions for an easy level every day or so.

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Yes you just have to become exalted on faction specific reputations, such as  Proudmoore Admiralty, Voldunai, Zandalar, and 7th Legion/Honorbound.

Shared reps: Rustbolt Resistance, Highmountain, Nightfallen, Argussian Reach (void elves), Army of the Light (lightforged draenei)

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