World of Warcraft News and Development Updates

News and Development
August 11th by Blizzard Entertainment

Welcome to the latest World of Warcraft news and update roundup. Read on to learn what’s happening in the Shadowlands, Dragonflight, and WoW Classic.

Shadowlands News and Development

Shadowlands Season 4—Now Live!

Shadowlands Season 4 includes eight returning dungeons from earlier expansions, new seasonal rewards, all-new affixes, and fabulous rewards. More details here.

Shadowlands 9.2.7 Update Arrives August 16

The Shadowlands update arrives on August 16, with it some changes to the Auction House and user interface and accessibility. Learn more in the update notes.

The Auction House Joins the WoW Companion App

After a long hiatus, the Auction House becomes a part of the WoW Companion App with the release of patch 9.2.7. Learn more about the details here.

Shadowlands Development Update Posts on the Forums (English Only):
  • Class and Dungeon tuning changes were made and can be found in our hotfix notes [Learn More]
  • Cosmic Flux rewards have been increased by 100% from PvP, Mythic+, and Raid sources [Learn More]

Dragonflight News and Development

Dragonflight Dungeon Preview: A Bounty of Adventure Ahead

Face new challenges and adventures in the Dragon Isles with four new level-up dungeons and four maximum level dungeons. Danger, malice, and perhaps a bit of loot are yours to discover. Read our article to learn more.

Dragonflight Zone Preview: Ohn’ahran Plains

Explore the Ohn'ahran Plains, a verdant region filled with sweeping plateaus, mesas, groves, and valleys abundant with life. Learn more in our preview article.

Dragonflight Zone Preview: Thaldraszus

Thaldraszus, a wonderous mountain region in the Dragon Isles, is the cradle of dragon civilization. Glimpse into the cradle of dragon civilization when you read our article.

Dragonflight City Preview: Valdrakken

A shining treasure within Thaldraszus, Valdrakken is a testament to the power of cooperation between all the dragonflights. Learn more about this city in our preview article.

Dragonflight Development Update Posts on the Forums (English Only):

WoW Classic News and Development

Wrath of the Lich King Zone Guide: Borean Tundra and Howling Fjord

Borean Tundra or Howling Fjord? Brave adventurers looking to start their journey in Northrend can read more about these zones from our zone guide.

Wrath of the Lich King Classic: Flying in Northrend

Once you arrive in the frost-covered lands of Northrend in Wrath of the Lich King Classic ™, your mounts will get you where you need to go, but only on the ground. Learn how to earn your cold weather wings in our article.

Joyous Journeys 50% Experience Buff Ahead in Burning Crusade Classic

Check out our article to help you prepare for your adventures in Wrath of the Lich King Classic.

Classic Development Update Posts on the Forums (English Only):

WoW Esports

Introducing the WoW Variety Show

The WoW Variety Show is a new live broadcast coming to a screen near you! Find out what’s contained in the first-ever episode when you read our article.


Here are the latest hotfixes that address various issues related to the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, Burning Crusade Classic, and WoW Classic. This list is updated as additional hotfixes are applied, so check back often.

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  • Torghast: Chorus of Dead Souls
    • Dead souls swarm within Torghast, Tower of the Damned!
  • PvP Brawl: Cooking Impossible
    • Nomi is hosting a Pandaren Chili Cookoff in the Valley of the Four Winds between the Alliance and the Horde! The first to bring Nomi all of the required ingredients wins.
  • Shadowlands Dungeon Event
    • While this event is active, the final boss of each Shadowlands dungeon awards an extra item when defeated.
  • Darkmoon Faire
    • Meet Silas Darkmoon and his troupe, play games that test mind and nerve, and behold exotic sights from the four corners of Azeroth…and beyond!


Beginning Next Week:
  • Free T-Shirt Day
    • Vendors have been spotted in several locations throughout Azeroth selling t-shirts for FREE! There are even rumors of entertainers launching free secondhand shirts in capital cities.
  • Fated Raids: Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • This week bosses in Sepulcher of the First Ones are empowered with increased difficulty and a special affix. Loot drops are upgraded to a higher item level.
  • PvP Brawl: Temple of Hotmogu
    • Enter the Temple of Kotmogu for this fast-paced match. For a whole new twist, players can throw the Orb of Power to friendly players in a game of hot potato.
  • Timewalking Dungeon Event
    • While this event is active, players level 50+ may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue that scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from the Legion expansion.
Beginning the week of August 21:
  • Fated Raids: Castle Nathria
    • This week bosses in Castle Nathria are empowered with increased difficulty and a special affix.
  • Pet Battle Bonus Event
    • While this event is active, your pets will earn experience at triple the usual rate. Get out there and battle!
  • PvP Brawl: Southshore vs. Tarren Mill
    • This Brawl harkens back to the early days of WoW PvP, with an epic battle between the two towns of Tarren Mill and Southshore.

Check your in-game calendar for a list of the current and upcoming in-game event start times!

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