#1 - Aug. 25, 2022, 9 p.m.
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Welcome to the latest World of Warcraft news and update roundup. Read on to learn what’s happening in the Shadowlands, Dragonflight, and WoW Classic.

Shadowlands News and Development

Shadowlands 9.2.7 Update Notes—Now Live!

The Shadowlands 9.2.7 update is now available. Additional details on the changes, like updates to the Auction House, and the addition of the Auction House to the WoW Companion App, can be found here.

The Auction House Joins the WoW Companion App

It’s been some time since the Auction House was available to mobile users, but the time has come for its return. It’s now part of the WoW Companion App; you can learn more about the details here.

Dragonflight News and Development

Dragonflight Development Update Posts on the Forums (English Only)

WoW Classic News and Development

The Wrath of the Lich King Classic™ Pre-Patch Goes Live August 30

Ominous portents gust in on icy winds blowing into Azeroth from the cold lands of Northrend. The Lich King’s undead forces are on the move, and heroes are needed once more to stem the tide of the Scourge before it’s too late. Learn more.

Returning To Wrath of the Lich King Classic

Gather your allies and heed the call to arms as Azeroth prepares to face the imminent threat blowing in from Northrend. But if you’ve been on a hiatus, you may just need an assist getting back in fighting shape. To help you, we’ve put together a support guide to make sure your account is ready for your journeys ahead. More details are found here.

Wrath Classic: Surviving the Zombie Infestation and Scourge Invasion

The Lich King is poised to strike! Learn how to (maybe) survive the upcoming plague and Scourge invasion in the Wrath of the Lich King Classic™ pre-expansion event with tips from our article.

Wrath Classic Zone Guide: Dragonblight and Grizzly Hills

Adventure through the chilly zones of Dragonblight and Grizzly Hills on your continuing journey through Northrend to end the Lich King’s evil plans. Read through the ice-covered details here.

Wrath Classic Zone Guide: Zul’Drak and Sholazar Basin

Zul’Drak and Sholazar Basin are two challenging Northrend zones beckoning Azeroth’s bravest heroes. Learn more about what adventures to expect in the zone guide.

Classic Development Update Posts on the Forums (English Only):
  • Transfers coming at the end of Season of Mastery [Learn More]
  • Wrath Classic Raid adjustments and a list of current abilities excluded from resetting when an encounter ends [Learn More]

WoW Esports

The Great Push, Shadowlands Season 4: August 19–September 4 


Return to WoW and Get Shadowlands Free!


Don’t own Shadowlands yet? For a limited time, claim you FREE copy of the Shadowlands Base Edition and a Level 50 Character Boost. Read the details on how you can secure these gifts and step into the afterlife today, here.

WoW Loot for Prime Gaming Members: Get the Crown of Eternal Winter


Until September 20, 2022, Prime Gaming members can embrace the cold when they claim the icy Crown of Eternal Winter. To claim this offer, read all the details in our article.


Here are the latest hotfixes that address various issues related to the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, Burning Crusade Classic, and WoW Classic. This list is updated as additional hotfixes are applied, so check back often.

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  • Fated Raids: Castle Nathria
    • This week bosses in Castle Nathria are empowered with increased difficulty and a special affix.
  • Pet Battle Bonus Event
    • While this event is active, your pets will earn experience at triple the usual rate. Get out there and battle!
  • PvP Brawl: Southshore vs. Tarren Mill
    • This Brawl harkens back to the early days of WoW PvP, with an epic battle between the two towns of Tarren Mill and Southshore.


Beginning Next Week:
  • Fated Raids: Sanctum of Domination
    • The week, bosses in Sanctum of Domination are empowered with increased difficulty and a special affix. Loot drops are upgraded to a higher item level.
  • Arena Skirmishes Bonus Event
    • While this event is active, Arena Skirmishes will award Honor at an increased rate. Will you answer the call to battle?
  • PvP Brawl: Classic Ashran
    • Classic Ashran is an open-ended tug-of-war battleground with special events around the zone, including quests and events.
  • Pet Battle Bonus Event
    • While this event is active, your pets will earn experience at triple the usual rate. Get out there and battle!
  • Trial of Style
    • Dust off those pauldrons and compete in a fashion competition of Azerothian proportions! Speak to a transmogrifier in any major city to participate in the Trial of Style.
Beginning the week of September 5:
  • Darkmoon Faire
    • The Darkmoon Faire is open for business! Meet Silas Darkmoon and his troupe, play games that test mind and nerve, and behold exotic sights from the four corners of Azeroth… and beyond!
  • Harvest Festival
    • The Harvest Festival is a time to commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives to help friends and allies. Feasts are held outside Orgrimmar and Ironforge in honor of these fallen heroes.
  • Fated Raids: Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • The week, bosses in Sepulcher of the First Ones are empowered with increased difficulty and a special affix. Loot drops are upgraded to a higher item level.
  • Torghast: Unbridled Darkness
    • Unbridled Darkness has been unleashed upon Torghast, Tower of the Damned!
  • PvP Brawl: Packed House
    • We’ve put more PvP in your PvP! There’s nowhere to hide in Packed House as you face not 2, not 3, not 5, but 15 adversaries in this 15 vs. 15 Arena battle.
  • The Burning Crusade Timewalking Dungeon Event
    • While this event is active, players level 50 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue which scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from The Burning Crusade expansions.

Check your in-game calendar for a list of the current and upcoming in-game event start times!

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