Battle for Azeroth PvP Season 2 goes live Tuesday, January 22 in NA and Wednesday, January 23 in EU. With this new season we have a few system changes and updated Conquest rewards.

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Conquest Reward Updates

With PvP Season 2, we’ve fine-tuned the Conquest reward schedule to provide players with more variety and flexibility to get the kind of gear they’re looking for.

Players who earn 500 Conquest points in a given week will receive one Quartermaster’s Coin and a piece of gear from that week’s selection. Players might also earn an additional piece of gear or Quartermaster’s Coin each week by using a weekly bonus roll token in PvP. 10 Quartermaster’s Coins can be exchanged for a Warlord’s Trophy, which players can use to upgrade a piece of Sinister Gladiator’s gear to a higher item level (based on their current Rated PvP bracket).

During weeks when the Conquest reward is a head, shoulder, or chest item, players can choose from one of four different pieces of Azerite gear. For the weeks when the Conquest reward is not an Azerite piece, trinket, or weapon, players will be able to choose gear from one of two different slots such as legs and wrists, hands and back, or finger and feet.

WeekItem LevelItem 1Item 2
1375Weapon
2385Head
3385LegsWrist
4385Trinket
5385Chest
6385HandBack
7385Shoulder
8385Trinket
9385FingerFeet
10400Weapon
11400Head
12400LegsWaist
13400Trinket
14400Chest
15400HandWrist
16400Shoulder
17400Trinket
18400FingerFeet
19400Weapon
20400Head
21400WaistBack
22400Trinket
23400Chest
24400LegsFinger
25400Shoulder

The PvP reward UI will now show the criteria needed to receive your weekly chest. Elite sets (available to earn for a limited time only) can also be viewed in the Appearances interface under the Set tab.


Ranked PvP Rewards

We’ve also updated the naming conventions for the brackets. Now when players reach a 2400 rating in any bracket (2v2, 3v3, or 10v10 Rated Battlegrounds), they will be moved into the Elite bracket. Like other brackets, players will immediately be granted an achievement and title when reaching the bracket. Elite titles are class-specific, and players will receive a unique tabard for their collection.

PvP TierRating
Unranked0-1399
Combatant1400-1599
Challenger1600-1799
Rival1800-2099
Duelist2100-2399
Elite2400+

Sinister Gladiator Title

The Gladiator title and achievement will now be earnable by winning 50 games above a 2400 rating in 3v3 Arena. Players in the top 0.1% at the end of the season in this bracket will earn the title Sinister Gladiator for Season 2.

Season 2 Mounts

During Battle for Azeroth Season 2, players can work toward claiming the Vicious Black Warsaber or Vicious Black Bonesteed. Once earned, players can fill the bar again to receive a Vicious Saddle, allowing them to purchase a mount from previous seasons.


Keep an eye on the Player vs. Player Leaderboards during the season to follow who’s making waves at the top.

Blizzard has announced four new books coming to stores this fall. Whether you're into Hearthstone, Diablo, or World of Warcraft (or all the above), there's something special waiting for you within the pages of these collectible volumes.

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The Art of Hearthstone: Year of the Kraken

Something stirs in the dark ...

The second volume of The Art of Hearthstone dives deep into the Year of the Kraken, the first year of Hearthstone’s standard format. Enjoy 144 pages consisting of hundreds of illustrations from the corruptive cults of Whispers of the Old Gods, the glamourous disco of One Night in Karazhan, and the turf wars of Means Streets of Gadgetzan. Year of the Kraken goes into detail on the Hearthstone team’s artistic process for card art, game boards, and other visual designs, while also exploring the challenges and triumphs of creating a game enjoyed by millions of players around the globe.

Purchase the first volume today on the Blizzard Gear Store or at your favorite local bookstore.

The Art of Diablo

For more than 20 years, the artists behind Diablo have conjured new visions of the High Heavens and the Burning Hells, built nightmarish corridors filled with monsters and demons, and unleashed swarms of malevolent creatures upon players worldwide. The Art of Diablo plunges into the concept, design, and environmental art that has defined the world of Sanctuary and the Eternal Conflict at the core of the Diablo series.

The Cinematic Art of World of Warcraft

The drums of war thunder once again ...

Over the course of World of Warcraft’s 15-year history, each new chapter in the game’s story has been bolstered through an array of epic cinematics; The Cinematic Art of World of Warcraft goes behind the scenes with the team who built these movies. With never-before-seen concept art and accounts of the creative and technical process, this is the definitive visual gallery of how countless artists helped bring the world of Azeroth to life in incredible detail and motion.

World of Warcraft Pop-Up Book

Choose your faction, pick your weapon, and prepare for an astonishing vision of the world of Azeroth like you’ve never seen before!

Built by best-selling paper engineer Matthew Reinhart, the World of Warcraft Pop-Up Book brings the beloved locations of Warcraft to life, from the classic faction hubs of Orgrimmar and Stormwind, to the battle-scarred lands of Lordaeron and Teldrassil, and even the new capital cities of Kul Tiras and Zandalar!

Each page unfolds into an eye-popping treat, depicting iconic sites with brand-new art and interactive pieces.

 

Keep an eye on your local booksellers or online shops for when pre-sales go live.

The Darkmoon Faire returns for a week! During this time you can get a 10% experience and reputation buff, which is great for unlocking the Allied Races, grinding paragon reputations, and leveling characters!

Starting with Patch 8.1, the Profession Quests now also award 5 skill points in the latest rank of a profession which can help you unlock achievements such as Working in Zandalar or Working in Kul Tiras.

Check out our Darkmoon Faire World Event Guide for a full list of rewards you can get during this event, including mounts, pets, toys, transmog and achievements!

In about 2 weeks a number of Feats of Strength Achievements from Raids, Dungeons and PvP will become unavailable. We have made a list of these time-limited achievements, as well as created a guide for all the Obtainable Feats of Strength in the game!

Uldir Raid Achievements

BFA Dungeons Season 1 Achievements

To track these achievements you can check your profile on Raider.IO or use the following macros.

/run for crit=1,10 do local a,_,c = GetAchievementCriteriaInfo(13079, crit); print(string.format("[%s] %10s", c and "\124cFF00FF00True\124r" or "\124cFF888888False\124r", a)) end

/run for crit=1,10 do local a,_,c = GetAchievementCriteriaInfo(13080, crit~=10 and crit or 11); print(string.format("[%s] %10s", c and "\124cFF00FF00True\124r" or "\124cFF888888False\124r",a)) end

BFA PvP Season 1 Achievements

Christmas is here and the Winter Veil Presents can now be opened in US and EU regions! Whether you've been naughty or nice, Greatfather Winter has a nice surprise waiting for you to collect in Orgrimmar or Ironforge. The Winter Veil presents will be available until January 2, and opening one will also reward you with the He Knows If You've Been Naughty achievement.

Want to learn more about this Holiday and what collectibles you can earn? Then check our Feast of Winter Veil World Event Guide.

Winter Veil Presents

PresentRequired LevelHoliday Items
Ticking Present40Schematic: Snowmaster 9000, Formula: Enchant Weapon - Winter's Might, Pattern: Gloves of the Greatfather, Plans: Edge of Winter, Pattern: Green Holiday Shirt, Recipe: Elixir of Frost Power, Preserved Holly, Mechanical Greench
Gaily Wrapped Present20Green Helper Box, Jingling Bell, Red Helper Box, Snowman Kit
Winter Veil Gift10Toy Armor Set / Toy Armor Set
Festive Gift10Wand of Holiday Cheer
Gently Shaken Gift1Greatfather Winter's Hearthstone
Carefully Wrapped Present1Warm Red Woolen Socks, Warm Green Woolen Socks, Warm Blue Woolen Socks, Winter Veil Cookie, "Merry Munchkin" Costume