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6.2.3 PTR Patch Notes
2015/10/14 at 12:29 PM
The first batch of 6.2.3 PTR Patch Notes has been posted. It covers most of the information revealed in the earlier
, with an emphasis on dungeons--Timewalking, Mythic dungeon improvements, item upgrades.
Here's some new information in the notes:
Players will be able to earn and spend Valor to upgrade items from Hellfire Citadel, items created from Baleful tokens in Tanaan Jungle, and all Draenor dungeon drops.
Increased the drop rates of Felblight from Skinning, Mining, Herbalism, and Fishing by about 20%.
Patch 6.2.3 Preview: Item Upgrades, Timewalking Mount, More Timewalking Dungeons
2015/10/14 at 9:03 AM
Patch 6.2.3 is coming soon to the PTR, and Blizzard has made a preview of what to expect. It focuses around enhancing the existing dungeon system:
Six Cataclysm Timewalking Dungeons
Lost City of the Tol'vir
The Vortex Pinnacle
Throne of the Tides
added to Burning Crusade Timewalking;
Pit of Saron
added to Wrath of the Lich King Timewalking.
New Timewalking Dungeon mount
Reins of the Grove Warden
is a mount reward
from a limited-time questline related to defeating Heroic or Mythic
. In past patches, it was listed as an in-game shop mount.
Valor Points have returned
. They'll be from Heroic and Mythic Dungeons, Bonus Events, the first run through Raid Finder each week.
Item Upgrades have returned
- you can upgrade gear by 10 item levels.
New Arena Season: Warlords Season 3.
gear at PvP item level 715,
gear at 730, and
gear at 740
New Mythic Dungeon reward
: lvl 110 Heirloom Trinket
Mythic Dungeon loot can go up to
, in increments of 5 item levels.
Also check out the
official 6.2.3 PTR Patch Notes
for more details.
I Found Pepe! New Pepe Plush Available and In-Game Costumes/Achievement
2015/10/13 at 10:36 AM
We have some exciting Pepe news--starting October 13th, you can buy a Pepe plush from the Blizzard Gear Store, and dress Pepe up in game with four new costumes, obtaining the
I Found Pepe!
Read the full post for details on how to complete
I Found Pepe!
, get the plush, and enter for the chance to win one of your own from Wowhead!
News Roundup: Gear Shop Fashion Section, Windows 10 Sponsor of BlizzCon, New WarcraftLogs Features
2015/10/11 at 6:29 PM
Today's news covers Windows 10 Sponsoring BlizzCon, a new apparel section on the Blizzard Gear Shop, and a new feature from WarcraftLogs.
Major Nelson Blog
announced that Windows 10 is a sponsor for BlizzCon 2015, which means that players can watch the Opening Ceremony on their Xbox One via the Xbox Live Events interactive (XLEi) app.
The Blizzard Gear Shop has
added a "Fashion" section
to their Women's Apparel section, featuring the
leggings we've been highlighting in recent episodes of Wowhead Weekly.
The combat log and analysis site
has added weighted DPS rankings, rewarding players who focus on the correct targets.
Check out the full post for more details!
Transmog Spotlight: The Most Popular Weapons and Chests
2015/10/10 at 10:53 AM
No Wowhead Weekly today due to NYCC, so we've got a transmog spotlight instead. We've recently been parsing player profiles to show what’s popular, so today we're looking at the top items players transmog to.
Learn more about transmog and Wowhead's tools at
, including alternate color variations for popular armor sets and our transmog set database.
Check out the full article to see what are the top 10 weapons and cloth, leather, mail, and plate chests! See where popular items like
Robe of the Malefic
Golden Bow of Quel'Thalas
BlizzCon 2015 Schedule and Floor Plan
2015/10/09 at 9:55 AM
The BlizzCon 2015 Schedule and Floor Plan has officially been posted! There are several Warcraft Panels and the Gear Shop opens a day early to cut down on merchandise lines.
BlizzCon 2015 Map (click to enlarge):
Warcraft panels include:
World of Warcraft: Legion - World and Content Overview: 12:30-2 pm Friday
The World of Warcraft team takes you on an epic tour of the new content you'll explore in the expansion, including the zones of the Broken Isles, new dungeons and raids, and how the story unfolds. You'll also get a sneak peek at upcoming features.
World of Warcraft Cinematics - The Road to Legion: 2:15 - 3:15 pm Friday
Blizzard's cinematic artists share a behind-the-scenes look at how they bring some of Azeroth's most iconic figures to life.
World of Warcraft: Legion - Game Systems: 1 - 2 pm Saturday
Take a closer look at the major features coming in Legion. Dig deeper into classes, Artifacts, itemization, professions, the Demon Hunter, and other evolving gameplay elements.
World of Warcraft: Q&A - 2:30 - 3:30 Saturday
Members of the World of Warcraft development team tank your questions about the game's lore, zones, dungeons, raids, and more.
All times are in PST and you can watch the panels from home with the
for $39.99. If you're in the area, make sure you stop by
Wowhead's 10th Anniversary Party
on Thursday, November 5th from 6-11pm at the Hilton Anaheim!
Burning Crusade Apexis Crystals Spotlight: Ogri'la, Apexis Shards, Shartuul, Depleted Items
2015/10/08 at 12:07 PM
Apexis Crystals in Warlords of Draenor are a currency used for pretty much everything--gear, mounts, pets, toys, followers.
was first seen in Burning Crusade as an item specifically part of the flying-only Ogri'la area.
were mostly used to buy Ogri'la items, summon elites, and infuse "depleted Apexis" items to make them usable epics.
As it's the
Apexis Bonus Event
in-game, we thought we'd highlight the origins of this currency. Continue reading for details!
Community Manager Crithto Leaving Blizzard; BlizzCon Goody Bags Sold Out, Mythic Mannoroth Guide
2015/10/07 at 2:16 PM
Community Manager Crithto announced that October 8th is his last day at Blizzard. Crithto was involved in many community projects, including the
Major Payne pet series
from Mists of Pandaria and the Art of Warcraft panel from BlizzCon 2013. However, he's probably most recognizable as a friendly
Here are all the references to Crithto and Pugs in game, if you'll miss Crithto, take a picture by one of these and
Tweet it to him
is a friendly pug that runs around Stormwind, often wearing a festive hat. However if you engage him, he'll turn hostile with 10 million HP. Killing him only drops the
Empty Puppy Collar
is a battle pet that's a reward from
Looking For Multitudes
Over the years, costumes were added:
"Dapper Gentleman" Costume
"Dread Pirate" Costume
"Little Princess" Costume
Big Pink Bow
"Mad Alchemist" Costume
"Lil' Starlet" Costume
, and the upcoming
"Merry Munchkin" Costume
The pug can also hold a firework in its mouth with
You can rescue a bunch of Crithtos in
Crate of Kidnapped Puppies
Apexis Bonus Event Guide (October 7 - 12); Charts for Most/Least Popular Apexis Mounts and Pets
2015/10/07 at 10:02 AM
Apexis Bonus Event
October 7th and October 12th
. During this time, you will get the
Sign of Apexis
buff which can significantly increase the amount of crystals dropped by mobs in Draenor. In addition, you can complete
The Time to Strike
(5 Apexis objectives) to earn 0
, and 0
We have a recap of everything you can buy in our full post, as well as charts showing what are the most and least popular mounts and pets that cost Apexis!
Downtime Tuesday #34, J!NX Code WOWHEAD For Free Shipping Over $50, October 6th Hotfixes
2015/10/06 at 11:20 AM
Downtime Tuesday Episode 34 with
recaps two weeks of news: BlizzCon 2015 In-Game Rewards, Hellfire Citadel Nerfs...and even some Overwatch hype.
We also have another promotion code with
--see the full post for details!
gets you free US shipping with a purchase of $50 or more in October.
Darkmoon Faire In Town (October 4 - 11); Charts for Popular Pets, Toys, Achievements
2015/10/04 at 6:24 PM
is back in town and runs from
October 4th - 11th
. The Darkmoon Faire is a great place for collectors with
19 Battle Pets
Click here to read the Darkmoon Faire Guide
There is one new toy sold at the Faire in 6.2.2:
Darkmoon Prize Ticket
. This seesaw summons the pacifist ogre
who throws you off the seesaw. You can also ride the seesaw with another friend, and when you dismount, you'll get the
which shrinks you.
Check out the full post for even more Darkmoon Faire details, including reputation buffs and charts showing most-collected toys and pets.
Wowhead Weekly #54, Wild Bangerang Alliance and Horde Leggings, BlizzCon Badge Art, October in WoW
2015/10/03 at 11:02 AM
Wowhead Weekly #54 covers Burning Crusade Timewalking, Alliance and Horde leggings, and more!
We also have Alliance and Horde leggings by
, BlizzCon Badge Art by
, and Blizzard's
October 2015 in WoW Preview
in the full post.
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