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Wowhead's Legion Beta Key Giveaway: Week 5
2016/06/10 at 8:54 PM
The Legion returns on August 30th: are you prepared? The fine folks at Blizzard Entertainment have graciously given Wowhead tons of Legion beta keys to give away and we want you to join in on the fun.
We have thousands of Legion beta keys to give away, spread out over many weeks! This week we have 750!
Each week, enter to win a Legion beta key by completing in-game achievements, which we'll track here on Wowhead. We'll keep things interesting by picking new achievements each week.
For Week 5, we're looking at achievements related to places or characters in the
. Complete TWO of the following achievements:
You'll Get Caught Up In The... Frostfire!
Blasted Lands Quests
Westfall and Duskwood Quests
Swamp of Sorrows Quests
Heroic: Opening of the Dark Portal
To Hellfire and Back
To Hellfire and Back
Chapter I: Call of the Archmage
. Achievements for either faction will count. If you aren't sure how to complete a quest, there are lots of helpful comments on Wowhead pages!
Wowhead Launches World of Warcraft New Player Guides
2016/06/10 at 12:02 PM
movie bringing in many new players, the Wowhead staff has created a series of guides for brand-new players. With these guides, you'll learn about the basics of the game and how to use Wowhead's database and tools for more advanced knowledge! You may have noticed some of Blizzard's recent articles for new players as well, they include
Basic Movement and Combat
Human Starting Zone 1-5
Human Starting Zone 5-10
Over the next few weeks, we'll be unveiling even more articles on topics to help new players. If there is a particular topic you'd really like to see, let us know in the comments.
If you're reading this and you're very familiar with WoW, consider leaving a helpful database comment or guide to help newer players out, and most importantly, be helpful to new players you meet in game!
Important Milestones in WoW
: New to WoW and not sure what to look forward to? This guide will break down important perks and milestones you can look forward to as you level up!
: Many of the activities in WoW are enhanced by doing them with friends! From completing a quest together to finding four other players to complete a challenging dungeon for better loot, World of Warcraft is a social experience. This guide explains how to make the most of your social experience in WoW.
Overviews: Learn about each race in the warring factions and pick one to join. We're covering everything from each race's appearance to their favorite food and pets!
What is a Zone
: This guide will explain the basics of a zone—what are the various areas and how each is important. Learn how to use the map, navigate around questing zones, and find an Inn to rest.
: Learn about unique things you can do in a city and the different cultures behind each city you'll encounter while leveling.
: The concept of a class, different roles, types of abilities, using the spellbook, and Wowhead's calculators
New Players and Leveling Guide section
has even more guides written by staff and Wowhead users, including
Dungeon and Item Level Requirements
New Level 100 Player Basics
Boosted Level 100 Player Essentials
Leveling from 1-60: Questing and Dungeons
These guides cover the basics of 1-20 for each class, with additional information on how your abilities change for each specialization at Level 10.
Legion Summit Recap: Interviews on Combat Visuals, World Quests, Professions, Content Pacing and More!
2016/06/10 at 2:00 AM
Following the Hollywood red carpet premiere, Perc and Panser attended the Legion Summit on Tuesday, June 7th. We conducted several interviews, watched a new animated short, and caught up with other influencers.
The NDA is now lifted as of midnight Friday! Interview transcripts in the full article.
Demon Invasion Preview: Stand Against the Legion
2016/06/09 at 6:52 PM
Legion Invasion Testing is now in progress for beta testers, running until 2pm PDT on Friday, June 10th. This article takes a closer look at the demonic invasions taking place in low-level zones. The Legion pre patch has several other events; for more information check out our
Legion Pre Patch Preview
Warcraft Movie Exclusive: Weapons Featurette and Merchandise Giveaway!
2016/06/09 at 9:59 AM
movie reveals continue with a featurette highlighting Alliance and Horde weapons. Check out our
Warcraft Movie Hub
for past coverage and a link to buy tickets! Giveaway details and more movie news in the full post.
In this featurette, you'll see Doomhammer up close,
Precisely Calibrated Boomstick
and some of the 260+ swords used in filming, including King Llane's sword and Lothar's. Replicas of some movie weapons
can be purchased from the Blizzard Gear Shop
Demon Invasion Legion Event Testing June 9th, Pre-Legion Event Preview
2016/06/08 at 5:18 PM
For 24 hours, Blizzard is stress testing Demon Invasions as part of the Pre-Legion Event. Here's a look at what we know about the Pre-Legion Event and information on the testing.
Sorry for the late notice, we ran into some last minute technical difficulties that delayed this test.
We're going to re-schedule this testing to occur this afternoon at 2pm PDT; we'll provide updates as we get closer to that time if anything looks to prevent this test from occurring.
Thanks for being patient while we work to set this up.
Legion Beta Build 21874: Spell Changes and Highmountain and Sanctum of Karazhan Music
2016/06/08 at 12:26 AM
A small new Legion build has been deployed. Our
database is fully updated with new items
, as well as the
PvP Talent Calculator
New music added this build includes Highmountain and Sanctum of Karazhan! For a list of all known Legion music, visit our
YouTube Music Playlist
Durotan's Battle Axe Image, Movie Premiere Pictures, Behind the Dark Portal Art Book and Bonds of Brotherhood Prequel On Sale
2016/06/07 at 10:51 AM
We are continuing our series of movie image reveals with Durotan's battle axe today--which looks quite similar to and
Betrayer of Humanity
. Check out our
Warcraft Movie Hub
for more film coverage and a link to buy tickets.
Warcraft Movie Premiere, China Pre-Sales Records, Warcraft Cast on WIRED, Coming Soon Interview, New Merch
2016/06/06 at 1:09 PM
The Warcraft Movie Hollywood premiere is tonight and Wowhead will be attending! Movie news continues with an interview from Coming Soon, a fun cast feature on WIRED, and good news about China pre-sales. More coverage can be found on our
Warcraft Movie Hub
Watch live video from warcraft on www.twitch.tv
Blizzard Entertainment and Facebook Team up to Connect Friends and Empower Streamers
2016/06/06 at 9:55 AM
Blizzard has issued a press statement
that Blizzard and Facebook are teaming up. This partnership will include
Facebook login for all Blizzard games
, as well as incorporating
Facebook's Live API for streaming functionality
. While these changes will affect WoW, the article strongly emphasizes Overwatch, Blizzard's newest game with over
7 million players
. These features will be completely optional as well for players.
This partnership shouldn't be surprising, as
Blizzard added in-game Twitter functionality
in Patch 6.1. Will you be using Facebook to log in or stream?
Check out the full article for the press statement.
Warcraft Twitch Chat Badges, Submit your Movie Premiere and Legion Questions, Darkmoon Faire in Town
2016/06/05 at 2:44 PM
Perc and Panser will be attending the
movie premiere tomorrow, June 6th, at the historic
. We'll be attending a reception with other Blizzard influencers, and have also secured special press access for the red carpet thanks to Legendary!
This means we'll have the opportunity to ask the stars a few questions as they proceed into the theater. We are excited about this opportunity as many of the other press outlets at movie premieres are devoted to general entertainment.
So let us know your questions in the comments; you can either leave a general question, or specify which cast or crew member your question is directed to.
The next day, June 7th, we will be attending a special Legion Summit, which will include a presentation from the development team and discussion groups on different topics. While we do not know the developers or topics in advance, if there's anything you'd like us to address, let us know in the comments. If there's time for a Q&A, we'll try to bring these topics up.
Legion Ulduar and Karazhan Questline, Movie Premiere Livestream, Movie Weapon Update, Legion Talent Changes
2016/06/03 at 11:56 AM
Legion Build with tons of new music
, we have footage of a new quest added that fills in some lore gaps about Dalaran and the Pillars of Creation. Warcraft movie news also continues with information on the premiere livestream and an update on the in game movie weapons. Check out our
Warcraft Movie Hub
for past coverage and a link to buy tickets!
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