Heart Of Azeroth
We got our first overview of the new Forge of Azeroth system coming to World of Warcraft in patch 8.2 during the livestream yesterday.
Patch 8.2 includes big changes to Azerite, with armor slots automatically unlocked and a talent system for the Heart of Azeroth
The Azerite armor system has been a hotly contested since day one of Battle for Azeroth.
We will likely be getting the patch 8.2 PTR soon (patent pending) according to a new interview PC Gamer just published with Ion Hazzikostas, the game director of World of Warcraft. That's big enough on its own, but the interview covers a lot of ground: also Ion talks about lessons learned from Battle for Azeroth, how the Heart of Azeroth will change in patch 8.2, how Blizzard designs big open world content zones in the wake of the Timeless Isle and Argus, and a lot more.
The latest World of Warcraft patch arrives tomorrow, and brings with it a host of new features (and a couple removed ones).
Maybe you already knew that in patch 8.1.5 the Titan construct MOTHER meets up with Magni Bronzebeard in an attempt to save Azeroth.
In a recent hotfix, Blizzard has changed the rewards from emissary caches in Battle for Azeroth to allow their Azerite Armor to scale up as high as ilevel 370.
Blizzard has just given us a solid set of details about the Heart of Azeroth, Battle for Azeroth's equivalent of Legion's Artifact weapons. Most importantly, we'll be getting the Heart before Battle for Azeroth launches -- in fact, Magni Bronzebeard will give it to us after the Battle for Lordaeron.
Blizzard pushed an update to the Battle for Azeroth beta servers that's increased the amount of XP required for leveling, and the amount of AP needed for the Heart of Azeroth at later levels.
Yesterday, CM Lore posted to the forums that Blizzard is beginning testing on Azerite armor, part of the Heart of Azeroth system replacing Artifacts and Legion Legendaries in Battle for Azeroth.
Blizzard Watch had a chance to sit down with Steve Burke, Senior Game Designer on World of Warcraft at BlizzCon 2017.