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New WoW Shadowlands details to be unveiled at reveal event: how to watch

Published: 29/May/2020 6:25 Updated: 29/May/2020 7:32

by Isaac McIntyre

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World of Warcraft fans are finally set to get a host of new details about the MMORPG title’s eighth expansion Shadowlands in a huge reveal event next month ⁠— here’s how to watch Blizzard’s June 9 livestream.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting any scrap of news about World of Warcraft’s long-awaited eighth expansion since it was first announced at BlizzCon last year. For the most part, new information has been few and far between since then.

There has been a few scraps of news. The Shadowlands release date has tentatively been penciled in for Q4 this year, chunks of the plot have been teased in a story trailer, and Ion Hazzikostas revealed a few dungeon details last month too.

It has, undeniably, been pretty slim pickings though ⁠— until now, that is. According to the latest update from Blizzard, the wait for Shadowlands news may soon be over, with the devs set to stream a host of new info on June 9.

Hazzikostas will be joined by Blizzard executive producer John Hight in an exclusive reveal event early next month, the devs confirmed this week. Team 2 is ready to start showing off all the goodies Shadowlands will have at launch.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will finally arrive later this year, according to Blizzard's last quarterly report.
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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will finally arrive later this year, according to Blizzard’s last quarterly report.

World of Warcraft Shadowlands reveal event date & time

The Shadowlands reveal event stream is set to be hosted on all World of Warcraft Twitch and YouTube channels on Tuesday, June 9. GameSpot is also expected to co-stream as part of their ongoing Play For All campaign.

Hight and Hazzikostas will be giving the tell-all presentation from their homes, because of the ongoing global situation. The Blizzard livestream is expected to begin around 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm BST / 2am AEST.

According to the WoW devs, they will be talking about news and information that would usually be unveiled at BlizzCon. Unfortunately, 2020’s show has been scrapped this year. A virtual BlizzCon will take its place in early 2021.

Details about Shadowlands has been few and far between since its announcement at BlizzCon last year.
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Details about Shadowlands has been few and far between since its announcement at BlizzCon last year.

What will the WoW expansion livestream reveal?

We know when the reveal event will be taking place. We also know Hight and Hazzikostas will be chatting all things Shadowlands. Beyond that, Blizzard has been stereotypical quiet regarding the nitty-gritty stream details.

There are a few things we already know about the new WoW expansion, including leveling changes, RNG dungeons like Torghast, new ‘Covenant’ alliances, and more, but expect Team 2 to drop lots more juicy details on June 9 too.

What we do know is Shadowlands may not be the only thing on the menu. It will still be the key focus for the Blizzard livestream though. We will update you on any further developments on the reveal event as the date comes closer.

Shadowlands is introducing a host of new features, including randomly-generated dungeon,
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Shadowlands is introducing a host of new features, including randomly-generated dungeon, “Torghast.”

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is expected to release on PC in November or December 2020. For everything we know about the upcoming eighth expansion, make sure you check out Dexerto’s coverage hub for the big release.

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World of Warcraft 22 October patch notes: Mage Nerfs & Demon Hunter fixes

Published: 23/Oct/2020 13:11

by Lauren Bergin

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The World of Warcraft 22 October Hotfixes sees some major changes to some of the game’s most popular classes alongside a host of other changes.

In the run-up to the highly anticipated release of the Shadowlands expansion, Blizzard have made several key updates to WoW Classic, as well as the Battle for Azaroth.

Between 14-22 October, there has been a range of different updates to the game, but some of the most important have been rolled out after 19 October. These changes include a whole host of alterations to some of the game’s most popular classes, items, quests, and bug fixes.

Blizzard EntertainmentNew adjustments have been made to several of the game’s most dominant classes.

Class Changes

Some of the main changes these Hotfixes will implement apply to the games major classes.

The healing classes of the the game have been given significant buffs, specifically the changes made to the Priest’s ‘Atonement’ to increase the healing lower level characters receive from the spell.Also, taking the Priest with you on “Blade of Twilight” lets the player return to Whispering Woods using the Tirisfal Camp Scroll.

Healers aren’t the only ones who have seen some positive changes. The Demon Hunter has also seen a revision of a bug which decreased armor when using Demon Spikes while buffed.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Mage class has seen significant nerfs, with “Arcane Pummelling” losing 40% of its damage per wave and Vision of Perfection no longer proccing Rune of Power.

Headgun Changes

Another significant change in this hotfix appears on the Tactical and Blink-Trigger Headguns, whose cooldown on-use effects have been increased significantly from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. This makes firing those bullets a lot harder, and you’ll have to use them much more sparingly.

Trick or Treat?

As Hallow’s End dominates the game, players will be pleased to hear that the Hallow’s End Candy Bucket in The Veiled Stair now appears in all phases, offering treats to any passers by whenever they need them!

All this and more has changed in the World of Warcraft universe, so take a look below for more details.


Other Notable Hotfixes:

Achievements

  • The Will of the Emperor encounter special ability, Opportunistic Strike, is obtainable once again for completing the achievement Show Me Your Moves!

Characters

  • The Character Transfer gold limit for characters level 40-49 has increased to 250,000 gold.

Class Changes

  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • The additional Shadow damage from Soul Reaper’s (Talent) explosion is now correctly affected by Mastery.
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Damage caused by Starfall will break the caster out of stealth.
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • Spiteful Apparitions (Azerite Trait) damage reduced by 34%.
      • Whispers of the Damned (Azerite Trait) Insanity generation reduced by 50%.
  • Warlock
    • General
        • Unstable Affliction’s damage dealt when it is dispelled has been reduced by 35%.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Ny’alotha, the Waking City
    • N’Zoth the Corruptor
      • Fixed an issue where Basher Tentacles would cast Void Lash more frequently on all difficulties.
    • Vexiona
      • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused Vexiona to not follow her target.
  • Utgarde Pinnacle
    • King Ymiron
      • Dark Slash now deals appropriate damage on Normal difficulty.

Items and Rewards

  • Many Burning Crusade gems have had their stats updated to the correct numbers.

Island Expeditions

  • Resolved an issue that prevented Azerite Extractors from functioning correctly.

Pet Battles

  • The Sun Darter Hatchling is obtainable once again. Happy hunting!

Player versus Player

  • Fixed an issue where some Gladiator mounts were not accessible across the account.
  • The Conquest limit has been increased and players can once again progress on their Weekly Conquest reward.

Quests

  • After completing “An End to Beginnings”, the instructions have been clarified on how to unlock the Timewalking Campaign for players that have already leveled a character before.
  • Players who are eligible to visit Nazjatar will no longer be prompted upon log in to start the quests, “The Warchief’s Order” or “The Wolf’s Offensive”. Instead, players can begin their journey to Nazjatar by starting the quest, “Send the Fleet”, by speaking to Nathanos or Genn Greymane.
  • Players who have started the Battle for Azeroth introduction are now able to complete “The Legion Returns” and any remaining Legion introduction content.
  • Nathanos is visible once again for Horde players to turn in “The Battle for Lordaeron”.
  • Fixed an issue where Alliance players were unable to pick up “Tides of War” from Hero’s Herald.
  • Reduced the difficulty of the enemies in the Alliance quest “Fairwind’s “Friends”’.
  • Sylvanas Windrunner should now be present in Grommash Hold if you have quests to turn in to her while you’re also in the middle of the Vulpera Allied Race questline. Shhh… Don’t tell Tyrande.
  • You’ll now be ported back onto the ship if you accidentally fall off during the Horde quest “Paint it Red” and Alliance quest “Unleash Hell”.