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WoW Classic Naxxramas and Burning Crusade start dates reportedly leaked

Published: 9/Sep/2020 0:59 Updated: 9/Sep/2020 13:10

by Bill Cooney

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Rumors about potential start dates for Phase 6, the Naxxramas raid, and the legendary Burning Crusade expansion in Classic WoW have started to appear – and we could be seeing this “new” content sooner than we thought.

Classic takes players back to the “good old days” of World of Warcraft, re-releasing all of the original content on servers separate to the main game, which is now known as “Retail” to players who mainly play the re-release.

We’ve already battled our way through the Molten Core, Blackwing Lair, and most guilds are now making their way through the recently released Ahn’Qiraj following the Ten Hour War.

Just a few weeks after the release of AQ though, rumors have started to sprout up that claim we could see Naxxramas and The Burning Crusade expansion arrive much sooner than expected.

According to Twitch streamer Nano, the latest rumors surrounding WoW Classic say the original Naxxramas raid will be released sometime in “early December” of 2020. This is different from the level 80 version that came to retail in Wrath of the Lich King and was known to be notoriously hard on its release back in June of 2006.

On top of that, the beta for Classic’s version of the fan-favorite Burning Crusade expansion is said to be arriving sometime in the spring (March/April) of 2021.

It’s important to note that there is no official confirmation from Blizzard on these rumored release dates so far, so be sure to take these rumors with a grain of salt, as they might not be 100% accurate.

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WoW Classic players have just entered AQ, but if these rumors are true Naxx is waiting just around the corner.

Not everyone in the WoW community is convinced these rumors are legit either, with many pointing to the fact that a holiday release window for Naxx would only leave a short 3-4 months of AQ raiding for most servers, making a release date sometime after new years much more likely.

Whatever happens, we know Naxx and TBC are coming to Classic eventually, and even with these release date rumors, we still have a ton of questions on how they’ll work. Like, whether Blizzard will start new TBC servers or release the expansion on Classic’s already existing servers.

Only time and an official word from Blizzard will tell, so stick with Dexerto for all the latest Classic WoW news and updates as they happen.

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How to find World of Warcraft’s new Reckful memorial in Shadowlands

Published: 16/Oct/2020 23:27

by Bill Cooney

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The NPC paying tribute to legendary World of Warcraft streamer Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein has been moved following the Shadowlands expansion to a new location in Azeroth.

Reckful was easily one of the biggest names in WoW streaming when he tragically and unexpectedly passed away in July of 2020. 

Along with the outpouring of support from the community that followed, Blizzard themselves paid tribute to him with a new Rogue Trainer NPC bearing his tag located in the Cathedral of Light.

After Shadowlands wasn sent live, the area has undergone a bit of a makeover – standard practice for WoW expansions, but Reckful is still there available to train leveling Rogues, just in a slightly different spot than before.

As shown by his fellow WoW streamer and good friend Asmongold, Reckful was moved by Blizzard in Shadowlands to stand right by the stairway to greet anyone who walks up.

“They moved him, wow, holy s**t,” Asmon said. “Does it still do the wings? Yeah it does. Holy s**t that is pretty cool, that is definitely pretty f***ing cool man.”

All of the features are still there, including the option to tell Reckful, “It’s good seeing you again,” as well as the ghostly wings that appear on the NPC’s back.

WoW players have also discovered a new feature apparently added along with Shadowlands – if you use the /hug command on Reckful, his character will /hug you right back. How’s that for wholesome?

So if you visit Reckful in the Citadel and hug him, he hugs you back from wow

The Rogue trainer is actually Blizzard’s second tribute to the streamer, with another NPC named ‘Byron Burnside’ first added in Tiragarde Sound – a play on his real name. The Reckful one is more of a direct connection to his in-game identity, with Rogue being his preferred class, and the one that helped him become a household name in the world of WoW.

Shadowlands is definitely bittersweet for all of us who were fans of tuning into Reckful’s streams, since it’s the first WoW expansion he won’t be around to experience along with us. It’s good to see Blizzard has kept a little piece of him around in-game though – one that we can visit anytime we want.