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Latest World of Warcraft News and Development Updates: March 10th

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Catch up on the latest World of Warcraft release dates, news, hotfixes, and more! 

Highlights

  • Shadowlands Season 3 has begun in World of Warcraft this week.
  • Race to the World First has begun as well with multiple guilds competing against each other.
  • General Manager of World of Warcraft John Hight announced that WoW's new expansion will be revealed on April 19.
  • Blizzard collaborated with Dratnos to bring you some cool video guides for Tazavesh and the new Encrypted affix.

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Shadowlands Season 3 has just begun, and Azeroth's heroes are facing Zovaal and his forces at the gates of Zereth Mortis in the latest content update, Eternity's End.

Save the date—John Hight, General Manager of Warcraft, outlines important dates for heroes of Azeroth and patrons of the Hearthstone Tavern—including a Warcraft expansion reveal on April 19, news on upcoming mobile games, and more! Detailed information can be found here.


Shadowlands News and Development

MYTHIC AND RAID FINDER WING 1

Sepulcher of the First Ones Mythic and Raid Finder Wing 1 is live, and the Jailer has breached the Sepulcher, the mysterious heart of the Shadowlands. Should he control its primordial power, he will reshape the cosmos with Death at the fore. Pursue Zovaal's forces into the Sepulcher of the First Ones and prepare for the most epic Shadowlands raid yet. Prepare yourself for the fight ahead by reading our article.

RACE TO THE WORLD FIRST IS UNDERWAY

The race to see who can end the Jailer's plans to reshape reality within the Sepulcher of the First Ones began this week. The best of the best will ultimately face a series of challenges within this mysterious heart of the Shadowlands to see who will cross the finish line to claim World First Mythic Sepulcher of the First Ones!

Check out the list of where you can go for up-to-the-minute coverage.

MYTHIC TAZAVESH TIPS & TRICKS

Eternity's End is here! Follow these guides as Dratnos breaks down Tazavesh: Streets of Wonder and Tazavesh: So'leah's Gambit available in Mythic+ with Shadowlands Season 3, and Encrypted Affix.


Development Update Posts on the Forums

  • Season of Mastery: Zul'Gurub went live and includes a new twist—Hakkar offers bonus loot. More details are outlined in the forum post (English only).
  • WoW Developer Responses:
    • Devs respond to feedback received from the WoW Community Council on Zereth Mortis here and here (English only).
    • Combat Designer, Nimox talks about additional efforts to adjust Hunters (English only).
  • Affix Changes: An outline of affix changes in M+ in Season 3 included some details about how and when we adjust such things (English only).

WoW Classic News and Development

WoW CLASSIC SEASON OF MASTERY: ZUL'GURUB IS NOW LIVE!

Deep within the jungles of Stranglethorn Vale, drums beat in an ancient ritual, calling forth the Blood God, Hakkar, to the ancient troll city of Zul'Gurub. Once noble emerald dragons are imbued with an ominous new presence, they will not hesitate to crush any who draws near. Read more to learn how to confront these Dragons of Nightmare.

DEVELOPMENT UPDATE POSTS ON THE FORUMS

  • BCC 2.5.4 (Phase 4) PTR: Currently open for Zul'Aman testing. Keep up with the latest information on the forums (English only).

WoW Esports

ARENA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

AWC is starting 2022 off with its first season cups beginning on March 18, with signs up for Europe and North America open now! Like last year, teams across North America and Europe will compete in four separate open Cups for $10,000 in weekly prizing per region and points to advance to the AWC Circuit. Learn more here.

MYTHIC DUNGEON INTERNATIONAL

The Groups format from Season 2 is returning for MDI Season 3, and dungeon-running teams can register until March 28 for the season Time Trials that begin on March 30. Read on for the specifics.  

Stay connected by following WoW Esports on Twitter and subscribing to the Warcraft YouTube channel.


Hotfixes

Learn more about the latest hotfixes that address various issues related to the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, Burning Crusade Classic, and WoW Classic. Some of these hotfixes take effect the moment they are implemented, while others may require scheduled realm restarts to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. This list is updated as additional hotfixes are applied. Check back often for updates.


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CURRENTLY IN SHADOWLANDS

  • Southshore vs. Tarren Mill Warfare: March 8–15
    • This Brawl harkens back to the early days of WoW PvP, with an epic battle between the two towns of Tarren Mill and Southshore. In this game of war, you'll need to work as a team and deplete your foes' resources to claim victory.
  • Weekly Bonus Event
    • The Shadowlands Dungeons Bonus Event is Underway! Open Group Finder (default hotkey: I) to join a party for any Shadowlands dungeon on Normal or Heroic difficulty or create your own group of intrepid adventurers.

NEXT WEEK IN SHADOWLANDS

  • Classic Ashran Warfare: March 15–22
    • This open-ended tug-of-war battleground has special events and quests around the zone.
  • Un'Goro Madness Begins March 17
    • Head over to Un'Goro Crater and defeat massive bosses to get their Dino Mojo. Use the Mojo to gain a stacking Adaptation buff that makes you feel like the boss-killing powerhouse that you are!

Wherever your adventure takes you, we'll see you in Azeroth.

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The council reply on the desire to make elites and rares more engaging is extremely appreciated. 

 

I think the last time an outdoor zone had engaging combat with unnamed elites was back in wod. 

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Did they stop making Lava Lash refresh Flame Shock for Enhance?

 

Like 9 times out of 10 Lava Lash doesn't refresh Flame Shock now. It did over last weekend though.

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