Upcoming Holidays in Azeroth

Within the next week we have three upcoming holidays starting! Two of these holidays offer mounts, toys and achievements that can only be obtained during the event. Check your in game calendar to see the starting dates and times for these events!

Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival runs for a week, starting today. This holiday is fairly uneventful, and has no achievements or items of note attached to it. It is a time to commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives to help friends and allies.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)The yearly Harvest Festival is now underway in Azeroth. This is a solemn time when the Alliance honors Uther the Lightbringer by lighting a candle at his tomb in the Western Plaguelands, while members of the Horde show their respect to Grommash Hellscream by leaving a bottle of spirits at the base of the Hellscream Memorial in Demon Fall Canyon in Ashenvale.

When: September 18-25
Where: Outside Ironforge and Orgrimmar

Commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives to help friends and allies. Feasts are also held outside Ironforge and Orgrimmar in honor of these fallen heroes.

Pirate's Day

Pirate's Day is a 24 hour event to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day! During the event you can obtain an achievement and two toys among several temporary cosmetic items.

Brewfest

Brewfest is just over two weeks long and has many achievements, toys, mounts and pets tied to the event. The event is based on Oktoberfest, an annual event held in Germany. Wowhead has a great comprehensive guide on the holiday you can find here. The event includes:

New Article: Secret Battle Pets in Battle For Azeroth

We have published a short guide on some of the secret pets of Battle for Azeroth, including Bumbles, Taptaf and the Wicker Pup.

Click on the image above to check the guide!

Upcoming Developer Stream

There will be a developer stream on September 18th, 11:00am. This will address upcoming content and will likely have information on the next patch.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)With Battle for Azeroth in full swing, we're sitting down with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas to get a peek at the next content update.

Join us live on Twitch Tuesday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. PDT.

Update: Ion Hazzikostas has announced Tides of Vengeance as being the next content patch for Battle for Azeroth. This patch will include new raids (Siege of Zuldazar and Crucible of Storms), Island Expeditions, Dwarf and Blood Elf heritage armor sets, the Darkshore Warfront, class and system improvements and much more!

You can find the video here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/311722491

Hidden Toys in Battle for Azeroth

With Battle for Azeroth being live for over a month now, we are starting a new series of articles focusing on hidden mounts, pets and toys, as well as other secrets throughout Kul Tiras and Zandalar!

Gem of Acquiescence Hidden Toy

First in the list of Hidden Toys in Battle for Azeroth we have the https://www.wowhead.com/item=161342/gem-of-acquiescence, a hidden toy that does not appear in the Toy Box until learned, which also a part of the https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=12852/treasures-of-tiragarde-sound achievement, listed as "Secret of the Depths".

Alfakyn has written a guide for this toy, as well as pointed out that the damp scrolls related to it foreshadoww the coming of Queen Azshara of the Naga and the Old God N'zoth. There's been multiple signs of them throughout the expansion, but the scrolls and the altar specifically speak about "Her" embrace and "His" gaze, which could refer to both of them, "the drowned" which could refer to the Naga, and the "Sunken City" which could refer to the place they all live in the depths of the sea.

Click on the image above to check the guide!

Other Battle for Azeroth Hidden Toys

There are a few other Battle for Azeroth Hidden Toys that you can get:

The following toys are unavailable at the moment, or have been removed from the game:

Hidden Toys from Previous Expansions

If you are interested in collecting all the hidden toys in the game then you should check our Hidden Toys Guide, where we have sorted them by acquisition type (class, professions, vendors, drops) and how to get them.

Throughout the revamped Arathi Highlands zone in Battle for Azeroth there are many Rare Elite NPCs that drop mounts, pets, toys and transmog. The elites have a short respawn rate, however the loot resets every time a faction gains control of the zone so you'll only be able to farm them once every two weeks.

We have sorted all Rare Elite NPCs in a simple TomTom + Paste macro so that you can easily set waypoints to collectibles that you are interested in.

Arathi Highlands Mounts, Pets and Toys

/way 67.9 66.5 Beastrider Kama https://www.wowhead.com/item=163644/swift-albino-raptor
/way 56.6 44.5 Skullripper https://www.wowhead.com/item=163645/skullripper
/way 67.9 60.9 Nimar the Slayer https://www.wowhead.com/item=163706/witherbark-direwing
/way 33.5 37.0 Overseer Krix https://www.wowhead.com/item=163646/lil-donkey (Cave)
/way 53.9 56.9 Doomrider Helgrim https://www.wowhead.com/item=163579/highland-mustang (Alliance controls Warfront)
/way 49.0 40.0 Knight-Captain Aldrin https://www.wowhead.com/item=163578/broken-highland-mustang (Horde controls Warfront)
/way 14.0 36.9 Yogursa https://www.wowhead.com/item=163684/scabby
/way 22.9 22.2 Branchlord Aldrus https://www.wowhead.com/item=163650/aldrusian-sproutling
/way 36.9 66.0 Plaguefeather https://www.wowhead.com/item=163690/plagued-egg
/way 56.7 54.1 Venomarus https://www.wowhead.com/item=163648/fuzzy-creepling
/way 52.3 72.4 Man-Hunter Rog https://www.wowhead.com/item=163712/mana-warped-egg
/way 56.6 36.0 Echo of Myzrael https://www.wowhead.com/item=163677/teeny-titan-orb
/way 59.6 27.8 Fozruk https://www.wowhead.com/item=163711/shard-of-fozruk (Patrols the road, spawnpoint)
/way 38.0 57.5 Fozruk https://www.wowhead.com/item=163711/shard-of-fozruk (Patrols the road, endpoint)
/way 11.9 52.1 Ragebeak https://www.wowhead.com/item=163689/angry-egg (Alliance controls Warfront)
/way 18.4 27.9 Ragebeak https://www.wowhead.com/item=163689/angry-egg (Horde controls Warfront)
/way 50.8 36.5 Darbel Montrose https://www.wowhead.com/item=163652/tiny-grimoire (Alliance controls Warfront)
/way 50.4 61.2 Darbel Montrose https://www.wowhead.com/item=163652/tiny-grimoire (Horde controls Warfront)
/way 37.0 39.2 Doom's Howl https://www.wowhead.com/item=163828/toy-siege-tower (World Boss)
/way 37.0 39.2 The Lion's Roar https://www.wowhead.com/item=163829/toy-war-machine (World Boss)
/way 47.6 77.9 Molok the Crusher https://www.wowhead.com/item=163775/molok-morion
/way 28.7 45.5 Kovork https://www.wowhead.com/item=163750/kovork-kostume (Cave)
/way 48.0 79.5 Kor'gresh Coldrage https://www.wowhead.com/item=163744/coldrages-cooler (Cave)
/way 62.8 80.8 Zalas Witherbark https://www.wowhead.com/item=163745/witherbark-gong (Cave)
/way 43.0 57.0 Ruul Onestone https://www.wowhead.com/item=163741/magic-fun-rock
/way 29.8 45.5 Foulbelly https://www.wowhead.com/item=163735/foul-belly (Cave)
/way 78.0 37.0 Geomancer Flintdagger https://www.wowhead.com/item=163713/brazier-cap (Cave)
/way 50.7 57.5 Singer https://www.wowhead.com/item=163738/syndicate-mask (Alliance controls Warfront)
/way 50.8 40.8 Singer https://www.wowhead.com/item=163738/syndicate-mask (Horde controls Warfront)
/way 26.7 32.6 Horrific Apparition https://www.wowhead.com/item=163736/spectral-visage (Alliance controls Warfront)
/way 19.5 60.9 Horrific Apparition https://www.wowhead.com/item=163736/spectral-visage (Horde controls Warfront)

Arathi Highlands Rares Addon

If you already have HandyNotes, then you can get the HandyNotes - Arathi Highlands Rares addon that will display the elites and their loot on the map and minimap. Once you have killed the rares, they will disappear from the map until the opposite faction gains control of the zone.

Note that the addon will also add waypoints to 4 Goliaths that have a chance to drop Warfront Gear which is required for the https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=12993/dont-warfront-me achievement, so you might want to check them out!

Battle for Azeroth PvP Season 1 has started, and Blizzard has explained what item level gear is awarded for each PvP bracket. Game Designer Chris Kaleiki has also shared a cheat sheet on his twitter, mentioning that Weapon Enchantments will soon be available from a vendor.

Blizzard has also confirmed that the item level of the PvP gear rewards has now been confirmed to be just a visual bug, and the actual reward will be a level 340+ weapon choice for your class. The item level of this weapon will scale each week depending on your rating.

Once you get 500 Conquest, you will receive a quest to return to The Mugambala (Horde) or Hook Point (Alliance) to choose your weapon.

Hotfixes

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)

Island Expeditions

  • Seafarer's Dubloon items may no longer be used in PvP Island Expeditions. Developers' notes: We're looking for ways to use Dubloons in the future, but for the time being, we do not feel that Dubloon use makes for a good experience in a PvP setting.

Player vs Player

  • Relentless (PvP Talent) and Hardiness (Orc Racial) no longer stack their Stun duration reduction effects.
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing the weekly Conquest turn-in quests from being pushed to some players.
  • Bonus Rolls for Rated Arena and Rated Battleground matches will now be removed when leaving the instance.

Tweets

Uldir Raid Live!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)The following is our current planned release schedule for Uldir raid content:

  • September 4 - Normal and Heroic open
  • September 11 - Mythic, Raid Finder Wing 1: Halls of Containment (Taloc, MOTHER, Zek’voz, Herald of N’zoth)
  • September 25 - Raid Finder Wing 2: Crimson Descent (Fetid Devourer, Vectis, Zul, Reborn)
  • October 9 - Raid Finder Wing 3: Heart of Corruption (Mythrax the Unraveler, G’huun)

The Uldir raid is now live in US, along with Mythic+ and Warfronts! The PvP season however is temporarily disabled, as developers are working to fix some unexpected issues.

Sabertron Hunter Pet Tame

https://www.wowhead.com/quest=51976/sabertron World Quest was up on EU and US, allowing players to tame the NPC and get it as a pet. Sabertron is by default red, but it changes colors depending on if the world quest is up, spawning as a new color every quest.

The colors of the Sabertron are Red, Yellow, Green, Orange and Copper, and they are also tied to the https://www.wowhead.com/achievement=13054/sabertron-assemble achievement, making this tame really difficult.

Click on the image above to be redirected to the guide.

Miju - Grandmaster Blood Scribe

https://www.wowhead.com/npc=131397/miju is a tortollan located on a small island south-west of Xibala in Zuldazar. Nearby this mysterious NPC there is an empty area surrounded by 4 weird signs, which could be part of a secret that has yet to be uncovered.

Not much has been datamined about this NPC, therefore we are now documenting it in our Mysteries section on the website: https://warcraft-secrets.com/mysteries/miju/. Thanks to Huglover and all the others members in our discord server for making us aware of this mysterious NPC!

Warbringers Music

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)The Warbringers animated shorts present the tales of iconic leaders Jaina Proudmoore, Sylvanas Windrunner, and Queen Azshara during pivotal times in their lives. Now you can relive the moments from the recently released Azshara piece with the epic music from the short.

Darkmoon Faire Quests Clarification

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Source)

  • I completed the Darkmoon Faire Skinning quest and I was not given the +5 skill mentioned in the reward.
  • Only got skill up to 300 from Darkmoon Faire.

With the profession changes in patch 8.0.1, Darkmoon Faire profession quests will only increase the base level of a profession up to a skill of 300. While this is an intended change we are looking to improve this experience in a future patch. If you have feedback regarding this change please submit a suggestion.