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WoW Classic Naxxramas raid and Phase 6 patch start dates revealed

Published: 30/Oct/2020 20:18 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 21:01

by Bill Cooney

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Blizzard has officially announced when WoW Classic Phase six 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 now that Blizzard has confirmed the patch will drop on Dec. 1, it seems like that was spot on.

While the Phase 6 patch will drop on Dec. 1, the citadel of Naxxramas won’t be open for raiding until Dec. 3 following the “Scourge Invasion” world event, which will see various undead mobs invading high-level zones like Searing Gorge and Eastern Plaguelands.

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 run Stratholme or Scholomance a million times to grind out rep, don’t worry, because there will be a ton available during the World Event, and since you have a month before release at the time of writing, there will be plenty of people grouping up for runs until release in order to get attuned early as well.

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

Interestingly enough, we already have a good idea of what’s coming in this patch content-wise, as Blizzard released the official patch notes on Oct. 28, just a few days before announcing the official start date.

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, and with even more bosses and loot than AQ, which most of us are still working through, players will be plenty busy for a long time getting everything they want out of Phase 6.

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Where to find WoW Shadowlands Enchanted Chest: Oaken Assembly

Published: 26/Nov/2020 10:49 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 10:50

by David Purcell

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Blizzard have hidden Enchanted Chests in World of Warcraft Shadowlands that can be difficult to find, but not if you know exactly where to look. 

These chests contain items of differing rarities, which will be super valuable in your quest to power through the expansion’s latest tale. These crafting items are a rare commodity in the game as well, meaning there’s real value in finding these boxes across the world.

There’s one called the Enchanted Chest of Oaken Assembly, and that’s not the only one on the map to find. There’s actually four across the Ardenweald area, so the discovery doesn’t end here. Far from it.

How to get Enchanted Chests in WoW Shadowlands

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Here’s how the Enchanted Chests appear in-game.

To make things as easy as possible, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get the Oaken Assembly Enchanted Chest in Shadowlands.

  1. Progress through the story until you’re able to visit Ardenweald.
  2. Visit Ardenweald, using Oribos’ portal if you’re traveling from a different location.
  3. Look between the Heart of the Forest and Dreamson Fenn, to the west, and that’s the area to search.
  4. Search near the waterfall, at the bottom, and you should find the chest around there.

Location

If you’re wondering where to find it specifically on the map, this should help you out.

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Here’s where this Enchanted Chest can be found in Ardenweald. As you can see, it’s between both POIs.

There are a large number of elite enemies nearby, though. If you’re not a Rogue and able to sneak around easily, make sure to have your wits about you.

As noted, these chests have a bunch of different items inside of epic rarity, meaning it’s quite useful to collect as many as you can. With the world being so vast and wide, it’s sometimes difficult to predict where rare items will be waiting to be collected, especially with the vast majority of chests’ contents being RNG-based.

Instead, many players will decide to just see what they find in the routes they take. If you specifically want to hunt these Shadowlands Enchanted Chests down, this guide should help get you on the way to doing just that.