Battle of Dazar’alor Cinematics, Hotfixes, Allied Races Clarifications

Tides of Vengeance Part 2 is live! The Battle of Dazar'alor raid is now available on Normal and Heroic difficulty, and with it comes 2 new cinematics!

Battle of Dazar'alor Cinematics

Alliance Attack Cinematic

Rastakhan Defeat Cinematic


In addition we also have a few hotfixes to the Stormwall Blockade encounter, Azerite Traits in PvP, and the Bursting affix.

The Stormwall Blockade encounter has been hotfixed, making the fight easier to defeat.

Azerite Traits have been stealth changed and now are 50% weaker in PvP.

The Bursting affix is now stronger.

Allied Races Clarifications

Blizzard has posted clarifications regarding the next two Allied Races. Zandalari Trolls and Kul Tiran Humans will be available in Patch 8.1.5, and to unlock them you will have to finish the storylines in Zandalar and Kul Tiras, and complete the Tides of Vengeance / Tides of Vengeance War Campaign.

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I’m curious if I can unlock it today or if I have to wait for the new raid to go to raid finder, anyone know for sure?
At BlizzCon we talked about these Allied Races coming in Patch 8.1.5. It might feel like a new patch day with the season update and raid opening up today, but this is still the continuation of the Tides of Vengeance story. We will have more information on the Zandalari and Kul Tiran soon!

The wait sucks, but I’m at a point of apathy about it now. I wish more clear info would come out about to what extent raiding is related to unlocking the two races. Can the quest be done in LFR if a quest is needed?
There will be no raiding required. Some people may have seen the requirements on the PTR and we do plan to talk about them more to help spread the word.

As it currently stands, if you do the Zandalar quest arc (through the Blood Gate quest and Zul’s death), the War Campaign through the Tides of Vengeance achievement, and get Exalted with the Zandalari Empire, you will be able to do the questline to get access to the Zandalari Allied Race as soon as 8.1.5 goes live.

What are the requirements for Kul’tirans? I’m assuming something equivalant to the Zandalari but specifics matter.
Tides of Vengeance War Campaign achievement is the same. The story arc should be “A Nation United” achievement. Exalted with Proudmoore Admiralty.

As it currently stands, if you do the Zandalar quest arc (through the Blood Gate quest and Zul’s death), does this just mean all the quests in zul or is there some hidden quests?
It should be the “Zandalar Forever!” achievement.