World of Warcraft News and Development Updates

December 9th by Blizzard Entertainment

The end of the year is fast approaching, and the sound of distant sleigh (or is that slay?) bells are on approach as the fine folk at Smokywood Pastures prepare for the Feast of Winter Veil. Don’t forget to write your letters to Greatfather Winter before it’s too late!

It’s been a busy few weeks, and the heroes of Azeroth are challenging themselves in the newly released WoW Classic Season of Mastery, revisiting old foes in Legion Timewalking, and diving into the upcoming content for Eternity’s End now available on the public test realm (PTR).

Shadowlands News and Development

In Development—Shadowlands: Eternity’s End

The next World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Content Update is just around the corner. Watch an exclusive developer preview of the latest chapter in the WoW saga and learn more about the content in development here.

Dive into the heart of the new Solo Shuffle feature in development in our preview from the World of Warcraft team.

Eternity’s End PTR Now Live

Put the latest content in development through its paces by joining the PTR learn how to join in our post then check out the latest development notes.

Class armor sets are making their return in Eternity’s End, and this time, you’ll obtain them from three sources: bosses in the new Sepulcher of the First Ones raid, the Great Vault (via all activities – raiding, Mythic+, and PvP), and from the forthcoming Creation Catalyst. In Eternity’s End, you’ll also discover a new Runecarving power that lets you harness the effects of your covenant Runecarving power in conjunction with an existing Shadowlands legendary to slay your foes or heal your allies. Learn more about gearing up in the next content update in our post then share your feedback and discuss the developments on the forums here.

Learn how to get on the PTR Check out with all the latest information on the content update development and learn more about gearing up in Eternity’s End in our preview.

Join in the discussion of all things Eternity’s End on the forums.

The Legion Timewalking Bonus Event Has Arrived!

Players will be able to adventure into six of Legion’s dungeons to reap new rewards all week during this week’s Bonus Event. Your character and items will be scaled down to a power level fitting for the challenge at hand, but bosses will yield loot appropriate for your regular level. Timewalking dungeons also have a chance to drop items that usually drop when you run them on Heroic difficulty, and you’ll earn reputation with a faction that is interested in the dungeon.

In addition, you can also complete Timeworn Keystone dungeons to earn powerful loot, as well as take on the challenges of the Mage Tower, available only while the event is active.

Learn more here.

WoW Classic News and Development

WoW Classic: Season of Mastery is Now Live!

Get a fresh start on the new WoW Classic realms for Season of Mastery. Learn more about what makes Season of Mastery different and about the content rollout plans here.

Burning Crusade Classic: Free Character Transfers Now Open

Transfers are now available for players who wish to move to a new home within Burning Crusade Classic. Learn more about which realms are eligible for these moves and whether you qualify in our forum post.


Learn more about the latest hotfixes which address various issues related to World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, Burning Crusade Classic, and WoW Classic. Some of these hotfixes take effect the moment they are implemented, while others may require scheduled realm restarts to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch update. This list is updated as additional hotfixes are applied. Check back often for updates.

Get the Baby Murloc Satch-Shells Transmog

Introducing the eggcelent Baby Murloc Satch-Shells transmog*— now available to add to your collection! You’ll be able to carry this adorable back-slot transmog item everywhere you go when you purchase in-game or from the Blizzard Shop; you can also get it at no additional charge with your purchase of a 6-Month subscription to World of Warcraft. Learn more about this special promotion here.

World of Warcraft Esports

The Great Push Season 2 is Here!

The Great Push returns this weekend for another glorious weekend. Learn more about what you need to know before the action kicks off Friday, December 10 at 10:00 am PST on YouTube and Twitch!

Currently in Shadowlands

  • Legion Timewalking
  • PvP Brawl: Temple of Hotmogu

Next Week in Shadowlands

  • Feast of Winter Veil: Greatfather Winter is visiting the cities of Ironforge and Orgrimmar, courtesy of Smokywood Pastures. And throughout Azeroth, it is the season to be jolly!
    • Mainline World of Warcraft: 12/16-1/02
    • WoW Classic and BCC: 12/15-1/02
  • Arena Skirmish Bonus Event
  • PvP Brawl: Southshore vs. Tarren Mill

Wherever your adventure takes you, we'll see you in Azeroth!

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