This Month in WoW: January 2018 – News


The release date of Patch 7.3.5 draws close and our content hub contains all necessary information to guide you through it.

The latest information about Legion’s final content patch.

Patch 7.3.5 is Legion’s last content patch. The most prominent features are zone scaling, Ulduar Timewalking and the Seething Shore battleground.

Patch 7.3.5 Release Date Speculation

Ruby Qiraji Resonating Crystal and Sapphire Qiraji Resonating Crystal are new Qiraji mounts that have been added to the game in Patch 7.3.5. They will be available only during Call of the Scarab micro-holiday. Call of the Scarab is scheduled for January 21, 2018, so Patch 7.3.5 should go live before the event.

Possible Release Dates

January 2

January 9

January 16

New Qiraji Mounts (Call of the Scarab Micro-Holiday)

Allied Races

Patch 7.3.5 contains files for Allied Races, giving Blizzard the opportunity to enable them at any time after the patch goes live. During PTR testing, we looked at unlock requirements, special Heritage Armor, racials, tabards, and unlock scenarios. Four Allied Races will be available before Battle for Azeroth launches. Dark Iron Dwarves and Zandalari Trolls are gated behind the new expansion’s campaign. We still have no information about their class options, but in a Q/A, Blizzard mentioned they are exploring the option to allow Dark Iron Dwarves to be Death Knights and Zandalari Trolls will be able to roll Druids.

Unlock Requirements

You must have an existing character of at least level 110 on a realm to create an Allied Race character. Allied Races are also gated behind reputation.

Heritage Armor

Level up an Allied Race character from 20 to 110 and unlock special account-wide armor that’s not restricted by type.

Highmountain Tauren Druid Forms

Highmountain Tauren have unique Druid forms. In our preview, we looked at their travel, cat, bear and flight forms!

Mounts

Four new racial mounts have been added for Allied Races. Check them out!

Racials

Explore new Racial abilities and passives available to Allied Races!

Tabards

We datamined four tabards for Allied Races and a new tabard from Pet Battles (Master Trainer’s Tabard).

Alleria & Turalyon Reunion

After a bittersweet victory on Argus, Alleria & Turalyon return back to Azeroth.

New Companion Pets

A new Pet Battle meta-achievement and two new companions can be earned in 7.3.5.

New Hunter Pet Tames

Hunters can tame new pets in Patch 7.3.5. Find out more by visiting the link below!

New Zones

Blizzard added new Allied Races Scenarios, faction embassies and there’s even a scenario for Uuna! Please note that these Scenarios haven’t been tested on PTR.

Allied Races & Uuna Scenarios

A preview of Fate’s Veil, Forge of Aeons and other zones added in Patch 7.3.5.

Faction Embassies

Faction embassies have been added to Orgrimmar and Stormwind. They serve for recruiting Allied Races; almost all faction leaders can be found there. Additionally, Baine Bloodhoof, Saurfang, Trade Prince Gallywix and Nathanos all received new models.

Faction Embassies Preview #2

Our second preview focuses on changes to embassies throughout 7.3.5 testing.

Nightborne Hub (Uninstanced Nighthold)

The uninstanced version of the Nighthold has been updated with new NPCs and portals. Pandaren are teaching the Nightborne the way of the Monk and more!

 

Ogmot the Mad Foreshadowing Riddles

Ogmot the Mad is a new rare mob that can be found in Silithus. He drops Journal of Ogmot the Mad, where we learn how eager he is to become the vessel of the Old Gods. The journal has ten pages and covers interesting events.

Seething Shore Battleground

The new battleground is located off the coast of Silithus. It’s a resource battle and both factions need to collect Azerite nodes to claim victory.

Trial of Style Season 2 Rewards

A couple of new items and rewards have been added to the Trial of Style micro-holiday. New sets cost Trial of Style Tokens.

Ulduar Timewalking

Ulduar is the second Timewalking raid, available during Wrath Timewalking. Defeating Algalon now rewards both titles (Observed) and completing the Ulduar raid achievements both mounts (Glory of the Ulduar Raider). There are probably no plans to introduce a transmoggable Val’anyr, Hammer of Ancient Kings and the raid now has a single difficulty.

Vicious War Fox Mount

The PvP mount datamined back in Patch 7.3 is finally available for 1 Vicious Saddle.

Zone Scaling

A highly anticipated feature of 7.3.5 is the introduction of zone scaling. Zones have level caps, difficulty and quest rewards scale with your level. At level 58, you can choose between Outland or Northrend, at level 80 it becomes a choice between Cataclysm zones & Pandaria. Find out more about zone scaling below!



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