Explorers' League Journal: Burnin' For You

July 1st by Lylirra

Welcome to the Explorers' League Journal, our weekly recap of news and events from around Azeroth. Each week we'll cover a variety of topics including patch notes, hotfixes, contests, and helpful guides to keep you up-to-date on the latest game and community developments.

Find out what happened last week below. If you missed our previous entry, you can check it out here.


From the latest developer blogs to updated PTR patch notes, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods.

Rage of the Firelands Patch 4.2 Notes (Updated 6/28)

Patch 4.2: Rage of the Firelands Now Live

Patch 4.2 Hotfixes

Patch 4.2 Featured Items

Blizzard Insider #39 --Art of the Firelands

World of Warcraft and The Burning Crusade --Together at Last!

Memories of Blizzard Video Contest -- Winners Chosen

Core Hound Pup Screenshot Contest Winner


Check out the latest hilarity from The Daily Blink, Dark Legacy Comics, Lorgrokni's Travels, Away From Reality, Arena Inside, and our Blizzard Comic Contest honorable mentions!

Ripped Off

Thrall's Greatest Adversary

Dark Legacy Comics #294

An Extra Member

Cue the Crickets and Tumbleweeds

Arena Inside #810

Survival Guides

Looking to find out more about all the rare creatures in Azeroth or what new gear is available with patch 4.2? These guides, courtesy of our friends over at Wowhead, have got you covered.

Beyond Bloody Rare: A Guide to All Rares

New Options in Firelands: A Guide to Gear in 4.2

Music and Machinima

Pinfeathers and gullyfluff! This week, EmberIsolte and SilverLetomi sing high praise for Balance druids.



Fan Art

5 Years: Warsong -- by Raskolnikova

Thrall's Vision -- by Tobylewin

Venomspite's destroy -- by Azazel1944

Alexstraza, the Life-Binder -- by AshleyDae

El Rey Exanime -- by Siege-Lightforce

Moonkin hatchling -- by Catigma

The Spell-Weaver -- by Forlenza80

Fandral Staghelm -- by Yy6242

Stay classy, Azeroth. See you next week!

If you have any suggestions for community-created comics, guides, artwork, machinima, realm events, or forum posts that we should feature, please feel free to send us an email at WoWCommWatch@Blizzard.com. Include a link to the content and a brief description of why you think that item should be featured, and you may see it in the next Explorers' League Journal!