World of Warcraft News and Development Updates

October 14th by Blizzard Entertainment

The spookiest time of year is drawing nigh, as the citizens of Azeroth prepare for Hallow’s End and look to the sky for the return of the Headless Horseman!

This week, learn about some of the latest updates made to the 9.1.5 PTR including an additional player customization, class balancing, and much more. In WoW Classic, groups can queue together to take on pre-made PvP in Burning Crusade Classic battlegrounds. Plus, get more insight into the design intentions and changes coming to WoW Classic Season of Mastery.

Don’t forget to unlock Sarge’s Tale, a free World of Warcraft* mount, through Hearthstone’s new Mercenaries game mode.

Play Hearthstone Mercenaries® and Ride into action on Sarge!

Earn the new mount Sarge free when you play Hearthstone® Mercenaries, an all-new single-player roguelike game mode! Learn more details in our news post.

Want to add more Mercenaries to your arsenal? You can receive Mercenaries Packs (and more) as part of your World of Warcraft 6-Month subscription. Don't delay. This limited-time offer is good until October 19, 2021.

WoW Classic Under Development

WoW Classic Season of Mastery Open Beta is Now available. Check out the development notes to learn more

WoW Classic Season of Mastery Design Intentions and Details

Go deeper into the design intentions and details for the upcoming WoW Classic Season of Mastery, what it is, how the PvP Honor System will work, and more in our forum post.

About WoW Classic Season of Mastery: Players will have a chance to start fresh on a level playing field allowing new and current Classic players to start anew at level 1 for a complete reset of WoW Classic's content. Learn more details in our news post.

The Return of Large Groups in Burning Crusade Classic Battlegrounds

All "pre-made" groups will again be allowed to queue for BCC Battlegrounds. Read our forum post and hotfix notes to learn more.

Shadowlands Under Development: 9.1.5 Content Update

The 9.1.5 content update continues to be available for testing on the PTR with more updates added, including:

  • Several Monk Spells have been adjusted
  • The new Nightborne customization "Luminous Hands" is now available on male and female characters.
  • An additional correction to the way male Nightborne mouths look has been made.

Read more details in the PTR Notes on the forums.

MDI's Regular Season Concludes!

The Mythic Dungeon International (MDI) concluded Season 2 over the weekend of October 1-3 with the Last Stand Tournament, where six teams faced off to see who could complete every dungeon in the fastest time and secure the last spot at the 2021 Global Finals. If you missed the action, don't worry. You can catch up on the MDI action on the official YouTube channel!

Now Available: World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King®- A Pandemic System Boardgame

Journey to the frozen continent of Azeroth to face the armies of the Lich King this fall when you purchase the World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King®-A Pandemic System Board Game. Visit our news article to learn more.

Currently in Shadowlands

  • Pet Battle Bonus Event
  • PvP Brawl: Deep Six

Next Week in Shadowlands

  • Hallow's End Begins: The Horseman Rides in Shadowlands, WoW Classic, and Burning Crusade Classic – October 18- November 1
  • PvP Brawl: Arathi Blizzard
  • Mists of Pandaria Timewalking

Stay tuned to our official channels to stay on top of what's happening next!

*Mount not available in World of Warcraft® Classic or Burning Crusade Classic™.