This month will be one of the biggest in the history of World of Warcraft! There’s much to see and do, and we have our eye on what the community's up to, too. Here are some of the key things you won’t want to miss.
World of Warcraft: Legion
Pre-expansion Patch—New Content Arrives August 9
Starting on August 9 with maintenance in each region, the Burning Legion’s incursion on Azeroth will get underway, and players who have pre-purchased the expansion will be able to create their first Demon Hunters.
Learn more in our Demon Invasions preview and Demon Hunter guide, then dig into the stories behind the expansion in our Legion digital comic series.
Legion Launches August 30
The Tomb of Sargeras has been reopened, and the demons of the Burning Legion pour into our world. Their full, terrifying might is fixed on summoning the Dark Titan to Azeroth—and they’ve already located the key to his return.
With the Alliance and Horde devastated, only you can take up Warcraft’s most legendary Artifacts, scour the ancient Broken Isles for relics of the titans, and challenge the Legion before Azeroth’s last hope dies.
Kingdoms will burn!
Harbingers Animated Shorts
The month of August will bring more in our Harbingers series of animated shorts. Find out more about some of the key players in Legion with the two shorts that have already been released.
The Story of Gul'dan:
The Story of Khadgar:
Keep an eye on the World of Warcraft blog for the next installment.
Did You Know?
Ten years ago, on August 22, 2006, Patch 1.12—The Drums of War brought cross-realm Battlegrounds and World PvP objectives to World of Warcraft.
For the first time, players squared off in Eastern Plaguelands and Silithus for control of strategic positions and resources. The fighting in Alterac Valley, Arathi Basin, and Warsong Gulch intensified as players found themselves squaring off against opponents from other realms. It was all-out war!
Stay up-to-date on all of the latest World of Warcraft news and goings-on with some of our favorite podcasts:
The Instance – A podcast for lovers of Blizzard games.
Live every Friday at 9:00 a.m. PT
Pwncast – A World of Warcraft podcast for the players, by the players.
Live every Monday at 8:00 p.m. PT.
The Starting Zone - Focused on both new and experienced players’ experiences in World of Warcraft.
In Game Events
Stay up-to-date on all of the upcoming in-game events. Check the in-game calendar for exact event start times for your realm.
Darkmoon Faire: August 7 – 14
Come one, come all—step up for a fun-filled week of activities that will keep you coming back for more! Participate in games to earn special prizes! Everybody's a winner at the Darkmoon Faire!
During the first week of each month, convenient Darkmoon Faire outposts with Darkmoon Portals will appear in Elwynn Forest and Mulgore, offering free rides to Darkmoon Island and the Faire.
Timewalking Dungeon Event: Cataclysm — August 2-9
While this event is active, players level 86 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from the Cataclysm expansion. While Timewalking, bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player's natural level.
Apexis Crystal Bonus Event — August 9-16
While this event is active, Apexis Crystal gains are multiplied. Get yourself to Tanaan Jungle and cash in on the Apexis Windfall.
Draenor Dungeons Event – August 16-23
While this event is active, defeating enemies in any level 100 Heroic or Mythic dungeon will award reputation with an appropriate Draenor faction.
Legion Beta Test
For the latest on our Legion Beta, check out the Legion Beta General Discussion forum.
Prepare for the defense of Azeroth starting on August 9, and we’ll see you when Legion launches on August 30!