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Datamining suggests four new races may be part of the next WoW expansion Intrepid dataminers have discovered a potential new World of Warcraft feature: numerous new playable races, or possible variations on existing playable races.  As of patch 7.3, the community has uncovered four additions in the “chrraces” file which includes all of the game’s races that can equip armor, playable or otherwise. However, races that are not...

Upcoming Warcraft novel Before the Storm may link Legion to the next expansion Over the weekend, a tie-in novel for the next World of Warcraft expansion appeared on Amazon. World of Warcraft: Before the Storm is now available for pre-order. Written by Christie Golden and scheduled for release on May 15, 2018, details of the novel are currently vague. Cover art is not yet available, and right now,...




Webcomic Wrapup: Grunt work You’d think we’d be over the whole fetch quest thing by now. I mean, we’re heroes that have been fighting and doing good deeds for years and years at this point. Heck, right now I’m carrying around priceless artifact weapons. I mean, I’m good, right? I have to be good if they just handed those...

Patch 7.3.2 notes feature minor changes and class tuning Patch 7.3.2 notes were released today — and the background downloader started up earlier this week — which means the patch is coming very soon. However, this is probably not the patch you expect or are looking for. Patch 7.3.2 is a very minor update, with bug fixes and adjustments or tuning. Antorus, the Burning...

Know Your Lore TFH Edition: Helya’s betrayal and the Death God Last week we talked about Keeper Odyn and the dread being he had summoned from the Shadowlands. Odyn forced his stepdaughter Helya to call up this creature for him. The entity made a pact with Odyn, teaching him how to see into both the Shadowlands and the world of the living, by swallowing his eye...

Are you ready for the next WoW expansion? We haven’t officially been told what it will be yet, but we’re all fairly sure that there’s going to be a World of Warcraft expansion reveal at BlizzCon. This has gotten me thinking about whether or not I’m emotionally ready to move on from Legion. I haven’t even gotten into Antorus yet, but it’s coming — the...




Blizzard esports at BlizzCon 2017: What to expect This week there’s not much going on in Blizzard esports. This is the calm before the storm. Next week is Opening Week with BlizzCon coming the weekend after. Here’s what you need to know to get started. Heroes of the Storm The action starts with Heroes of the Storm and the Heroes Global Championship group stages...

Will you run the Headless Horseman this year? There’s a tradition of sorts with holidays in World of Warcraft. They all drop something you want, and they all never actually drop it. So I’ve always taken a kind of bittersweet approach to Hallow’s End, the WoW version of Halloween. But as of this year, I’ve got everything I want from ol’ Headless. I have the...



7th annual Warcraft Student Art contest expands to four categories The Blizzard University Relations department has been running various student contests for years, and the art contests in particular are pretty awesome. This year, Blizzard is running several, and if you’re a college student in the United States or Canada (with a few exceptions), you can enter. One of those is the Environmental Art contest,...

Hallow’s End returns to World of Warcraft with some new collectibles Today, the Hallow’s End holiday comes to World of Warcraft once again, and with it, the reckoning has come. In fact, it’s come to Azeroth for twelve years now! There are some great new things to collect this year, including a new battle pet and a great new costume. The new costume for this year...

Latest WoW hotfixes include Mythic Kil’jaeden nerfs and more The latest hotfixes for World of Warcraft seem to be less bug fixes and more raid nerfs for the Tomb of Sargeras. The Kil'jaeden encounter in particular has been hit with several adjustments.

How do you deal with gaming interruptions? This has been a really eventful month for me. For one thing, I’m moving. This means my cable is getting shut off this week, for example. There’s a ton of packing that needs doing. My wife’s aunt is coming up to help and still there’s just so, so much to do and pack up. And...

Gladiator’s Summit episode 3 highlights the people behind the characters Episode 3 of Blizzard’s esports series Gladiator’s Summit is now available for viewing. The latest episode does something I really enjoy when talking about competitive PVP in WoW. It humanizes the people playing. They’re players like ones you’ve known and played with in your time in the game. This time around, Jackson Bliton (known by most...

Antorus begins Raid Finder testing on the PTR this week Raid testing for Antorus on the PTR gets an earlier start this week, and a brand new mode. On Wednesday, October 18, PTR testing will begin for Forbidden Descent — one of the Raid Finder wings in Antorus, the Burning Throne. This wing includes Kin’garoth, Varimathras, and The Coven of Shivarra. Testing on the Raid...

Then and now with the WoW dev team Sometimes pictures only tell part of a story, but that part is worth exploring. World of Warcraft has been out since 2004, and was in various stages of development before that. And amazingly, it was developed with a team around fifty people and shipped with about sixty. Compare that to this tweet by James Ridgers (a...

Know Your Lore: The Vrykul — a new playable race? When looking at likely prospects for new playable races next expansion, it’s impossible to ignore the Vrykul. Originally making their first appearance in Wrath, these progenitors of humanity have made a comeback in Legion. With so much time invested in telling their story, it seems a logical conclusion the Vrykul could be made available for...