It seems we’ll have to wait a bit more for the next patch, as Visions of N’zoth has been pushed into early 2020! The main reason mentioned below is that Blizzard don’t want players to have to choose between running new content (raid especially) and spending time with their families, which actually has been an issue in the past – especially for hardcore progress and World First raiders! It also gives players more time with the Anniversary event that starts this week (and already started in the Americas).
Check out our 8.3 content hub for all the news related to the next patch.
Raiding in the Holiday Season (source)
With the reveal at BlizzCon of the upcoming Shadowlands expansion, we’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding the schedule for the previously announced Visions of N’Zoth content update. To that end, we want to share that Visions of N’Zoth and the raid—Ny’alotha, The Waking City—will go live early next year.
Visions of N’Zoth is making good progress on the PTR, and currently with your help, we have been comprehensively testing the new content along with iterating on new systems like Corruption.
During the holiday season, we want to be considerate of all our players with the release timing of new content. Many guilds are still progressing through The Eternal Palace, and we want to give them enough time to finish the raid and earn their Cutting Edge: Queen Azshara and Ahead of the Curve achievements before opening the new raid. We try to avoid releasing new content tiers during the holiday season so that players are not encouraged to choose between progression and spending time with their families and friends. This also helps ensure us that we’re fully staffed to support any required hotfixes or turning issues that may emerge.
This will also give everyone extra time to enjoy the WoW 15th Anniversary event starting today, so you can play through the limited-time Memories of Azeroth raids and Korrak’s Revenge without having to rush through the festivities.
We’ll have more info on the new raid and content update in the next few weeks, so stay tuned to the forums and worldofwarcraft.com for the latest news as we head into the holiday season.
Patch 8.3 and the raid will be coming early next year!