Hey all! Lets catch you up with some updates from Blizzard with another Blizzard Corner. This week’s focus is on World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth patch 8.3 Visions of N’zoth. This will be a very short look at what this major patch has. I’ll link both mmo-champion and wowhead below that can get into the details. I’ll also add WoW’s official video that acts as a survival guide for those entering the fray.
Story: Basically we defeated Queen Azshara and in the process N’zoth was freed. N’zoth is a big old god badass and is now bringing his forces upon us. This means the style of this patch will be very Lovecraft tentacle based.
Allied Races: Horde are getting the Vulpera, a fox like race of nomads. Alliance are getting Mechagnomes, gnomes that have embraced mechanical enhancements.
Assaults: Old gods will be attacking Uldum and Veil of Eternal Blossems’ titan structures. We will be returning to these locations to keep the old gods at bay.
Horrific Visions: These are ‘instanced’ versions of both Stormwind and Orgrimar of the future. You fight an already corrupted capital city with increasingly difficult odds. You can undergo this challenge with 1 to 5 players. This system will be similar to features we will get next expansion in Shadowlands.
Wrathion: He’s back and tossing out Legendary loot again. We will receive a cloak that needs to be leveled up.
Corruption: This is a new stat that gives bonuses with some adverse effects. This will be all about balancing risks and rewards
New Raid: The new raid will be Ny’alotha, the Waking City. This will unlock on the 21st. This location is huge in WoW lore and makes for a beautiful backdrop to the boss fights.