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WoW Classic Naxxramas raid and Phase 6 patch start dates revealed

Published: 3/Dec/2020 16:40 Updated: 3/Dec/2020 16:41

by Bill Cooney


Blizzard has officially announced when WoW Classic Phase 6 will launch, bringing with it the Scourge Invasion and the highly-anticipated Naxxramas raid.

The news that Naxx is coming is not new to anyone who plays WoW Classic. But, a start date before the new year is big news indeed for players still running their way through Ahn-Qiraj.

Dexerto actually reported on a leak that claimed Phase 6 was coming our way in “early December,” and when Blizzard confirmed the Phase 6 prepatch dropping on December 1, this was spot on.

The citadel of Naxxramas won’t be open for raiding until Dec. 3 at 5pm EST following the “Scourge Invasion” world event. This sees various undead mobs invading high-level zones like Searing Gorge and Eastern Plaguelands.

Naxxramus is back!

Arguably the hardest raid ever released, Naxx marks the end of an incredibly fantastic journey in WoW Classic’s planned current content. Also reintroducing the first legendary weapon for caster classes, we’ll see Atiesh, Greatstaff of The Guardian back once more.

An extremely powerful item in WoW, Classic is set to be buzzing with excitement as players work towards this insane legendary.

WoW Classic Naxxramas start date

“The Naxxramaas raid and Scourge Invasion content will unlock at the same time for all realms in the world on December 3,” devs wrote on the official Blizzard forums. “With the content unlock, players can become attuned to Naxxramas by fulfilling Archmage Angela Dosantos’s requirements in Light’s Hope Chapel.”

That’s right, in order to get into the Naxxramas raid you’ll have to get attuned, again! The quest Angela gives you is pretty simple, and you can get all the Argent Dawn rep you need during the Scourge Invasion by clearing out mobs with your friends.

If you haven’t had much of a chance to run Stratholme or Scholomance to grind out rep, don’t worry. There will be plenty of people grouping up for runs to get attuned as quickly as possible to get into the raid.

WoW Classic Naxxramas Patch Notes
Kel’Thuzad was the final boss in the original Naxxramas.

The raid itself is absolutely huge, featuring 15 bosses that are spread out over four zones.

  • Anub’Rekhan
  • Heigan the Unclean
  • Gluth
  • Gothik the Harvester
  • Grand Widow Faerlina
  • Grobbulus
  • Instructor Razuvious
  • Kel’Thuzad
  • Loatheb
  • Maexxna
  • Noth the Plaguebringer
  • Patchwerk
  • The Four Horseman
  • Thaddius
  • Sapphiron

Additional content

Alongside the fantastic raid and the insane amount of fighting to be done inside, there’s also a vast array of content arriving to keep players busy in other aspects of the update. We’ve detailed the important ones here

  • Players who become exalted with Warsong Gulch can now receive an epic-quality leg-piece.
  • Cenarion Circle reputation can be used to craft equipment with nature resist.
  • Zul’Gurub can now drop nature resits enchants for leg and headgear.
  • Players can obtain new skill books for new skill ranks. This includes Frost Ward, Shadow Ward, Flame Shock, Conjure Food, Eviscerate, and Ferocious Bite.
  • Silithus and Eastern Plaguelands will now have PvP objectives.
  • Players can acquire an epic ring with nature resistance from a quest to kill an Elemental Lord in Cenarion Hold.
  • Players can use trade-in components and earn gear using Argent Dawn Tokens at Light’s Hope Chapel.

The return of Naxxramas marks the beginning of the end of the WoW Classic run, with the Burning Crusade next up on the list. It’s been an absolute blast up until now. With even more bosses and loot than AQ, players will be plenty busy for a long time getting everything they want out of Phase 6.

Call of Duty

Black Ops Cold War player hits first prestige without a single kill

Published: 19/Jan/2021 2:20

by Brad Norton


An extremely patient Call of Duty player has just reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War, without ever dealing damage to their opponents.

The name of the game with Call of Duty has always been simple. Kill your opponents before they kill you. It’s the core principle for which every other system in the franchise has been built around.

While a majority of players stick to fundamentals and play the game as intended, there’s always some that veer from the path. As gamers are sinking their teeth into Black Ops Cold War, many have reached new heights with the innovative prestige system. Though one player has taken their time in reaching the very first prestige.

They’re not worrying about their KD. They don’t care for weapon camos or powerful attachments. They’re never trying to top the leaderboards. All this player cares about is ending each match with zero kills to their name.

Black Ops Cold War combat record
Reddit: Pilgore1
This player reached first prestige in Black Ops Cold War without a single kill to their name.

It took a full 37 hours of game time for Reddit user ‘Pilgore1’ to accomplish their goal. Without ever killing another player, they reached the first prestige over the course of 200 games.

Their highest killstreak throughout this effort was a whopping zero. This player literally never acquired a single-elimination, not even accidentally. Instead, they spent their time focusing on other aspects of the game.

Playing the objective and “clearing the sky,” were the key factors that gained this player XP over time. It clearly took longer than the typical prestige, but they still managed to make it happen.

Surprisingly, their overall record was positive despite the lack of slaying power. 102 wins to 83 losses was the final tally. They even had a career-best winning streak of seven games in a row, according to the player.

They used “all three LMGs” with a heavy focus on “vehicle damage” attachments. Moreover, the Engineer perk came in handy as did Cold Blooded. When the skies were clear of enemy streaks and it came time to focus on the objective, however, they simply “[threw their] body on there.”

There’s no telling what drove them to play Call of Duty in such a unique way. Though they still managed to enjoy the process. “I just find doing it fun,” they explained. “I also have a lot, maybe too much, patience, so that helps.”