Pilgrim’s Bounty begins today! Even as war rages between the Horde and the Alliance, there’s still an abundance of good fortune to celebrate during Pilgrim’s Bounty.
Outside the capital cities for Horde and Alliance there is an area where the festivities take place. Players can interact with the food, and will gain the The Spirit of Sharing buff by eating each food 5 times.
WoW's 14th Anniversary has started! New to this year are the Overtuned Corgi Goggles which you can purchase for 200 Timewarped Badges. This toy will make all friendly NPCs appear as corgis, which can lead to some pretty funny moments.
Celebrate 14 years of World of Warcraft with us! Log in between now and November 30 to earn the WoW’s 14th Anniversary achievement, then check your mail for a special Anniversary Gift Package.
Inside the package you’ll find 200 Timewarped Badges, a Celebration Package item to increase experience and reputation gains by 14% for 1 hour, and a “Letter from the Timewalkers,” which will start a new quest leading you to either Orgrimmar or Stormwind.
In addition, questgivers Historian Llore and Historian Ju’pa will have two daily quests that give players a chance to earn additional Timewarped Badges either by answering World of Warcraft trivia or by defeating some familiar foes. Collectors will also have a chance to pick up a few pieces of classic loot from defeating them.
Players level 1–59 who didn’t get to complete last year’s letter from the Timewalker’s quest will still be able to receive and complete it.
Classic Bosses to Celebrate
It’s been 14 years since gates opened into Azeroth and the heroes of the Horde and Alliance began their journey of discovery and adventure. To celebrate this momentous occasion, some familiar foes have returned to Azeroth—with some slightly updated abilities. Players level 60 and above can take on Lord Kazzak, Azuregos, and one of the four Dragons of Nightmare each day for some loot and 50 Timewarped Badges.
New Vendor Item
In addition to all the many great items available for purchase, you’ll be able to use your badges to acquire a new item this year.
New Toy! Overtuned Corgi Goggles: Change how you see the world around you when you use this new toy. While active, friendly NPCs will appear to be such good boys and girls all year round.
Thank you to everyone who’s been a part of this adventure so far. You represent the best aspects of the Horde and the Alliance, and you inspire and motivate us every day. We’re looking forward to sharing many, many more adventures with you in the years to come.
At the end of the Immersive Sounds of Azeroth panel at Blizzcon, Blizzard's Sound Team revealed that there is a secret in Waycrest Manor.
If you're into secrets I think it's worth noting here today that Lady Waycrest has offered tribute and is waiting for you to find a little musical surprise.
Members from the Secret Finding Discord were quick to react to this and found the secret within a day! Thanks to Deity, Not a dreadlord, Padwarle, Aerinis and everyone else for figuring out how to trigger the secret.
How to Trigger the Secret
Throughout Waycrest Manor there are multiple pipe organs afflicted by drust magic. You will have to dissipate the magic by killing the witch that spawns when you approach the organs. Upon doing so Lady Waycrest becomes angry and slams her hands on the keyboard, playing a discord chord.
After you have killed all 5 witches, clear the rest of the instance then return to "The Grand Foyer" at the entrance.
Wait a few minutes and music similar to music from other Blizzard games will start playing!
Easter Egg Music
The music will play and loop in the order of the 6 tracks that you can preview here. The organ sounds are references to music from other Blizzard games.
The Darkmoon Faire is back in town once again, running from November 4 until November 10! During this time you can get a 10% experience and reputation buff, which is great for unlocking the Allied Races.
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!
Patch 8.1.5 New Content: Roller Coaster
In the "World of Warcraft: What's Next" panel at Blizzcon Blizzard has revealed that Patch 8.1.5 will bring updates to the Brawler's Guild, Micro-Holidays, but also to Darkmoon Faire!
In an interview by Wowhead with Blizzard we learned more about the new Roller Coaster:
It’s a motion sickness simulator. First-person POV. Enjoy. Or don’t.
The rollercoaster was a labor of love from an artist on the team, when he first started at Blizzard as a passion project. It sat to the side for a while, until some lull time during the “Hackathon” week when he had more time to work on it. Then it was so far along, they decided to finish it off!
Rewards will be added to the faire as always—can’t name them off the top of their head, but there are always new things to chase from evergreen content, so they try to add rewards where it makes sense. For example, the Brawler’s Guild will get a new cool mount, transmog, and questline.
Introducing an adventurous new pet with an especially curious nature—Whomper the baby yeti! When you adopt him in-game or in his plushie form, you’ll be helping Code.org® boost its mission to expand computer science education around the world.
As a part of Blizzard Entertainment’s ongoing quest to empower youth through STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) education, we’re teaming up with Code.org for this year’s charity pet campaign.
When you purchase the in-game pet by December 31, 2018 either in the Blizzard Shop or from the in-game shop, we’ll donate 100% of the purchase price* to Code.org.
When Whomper wants to play, he'll let you know with a playful headbutt. You can also purchase Whomper in a loveable plushie form on the Blizzard Gear Store, and every purchase made by December 31, 2018 will also help support Code.org.*
About Code.org – In Their Own Words
Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry, or algebra. Code.org provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States and is now expanding internationally. Code.org organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign every December, which has engaged 10% of all students in the world.
*Donation amount for in-game pet excludes chargebacks, refunds, and value added taxes (VAT) or other similar taxes paid. Donation amount for plushie excludes manufacturing and freight to warehouse costs, chargebacks, refunds, and any VAT or other similar taxes paid. Purchaser is responsible for applicable shipping costs.