Today's news is a mix of dungeon and Legion beta--Method Challenge Mode Strategy guides, the Draenor Dungeon Event, and the Demon Bounty event for beta keys! Background Download A 20GB background download has popped up on Battle.net. Historically, these appear several weeks before a patch goes live and with less than two months before Legion, it's likely this is related to the pre-patch. To learn more about what's coming in the pre-expansion patch, check out our overview. Testing Legion Launch Kaivax Tomorrow, July 7, we’re going to test launching Legion with the Legion Beta, and we’d appreciate your help. At about 11:00 a.m. PDT on July 7, we’ll take the Beta down for a few hours to prepare. Then, at 3:00 p.m. PDT, we’ll bring the Beta up for testers to log in. During this time, you will only have access to Warlords of Draenor content, and any of your characters above level 100 will temporarily be unable to login. Once enough players have logged in, we will begin broadcasting server messages to indicate that Legion is about to go “live”. As the expansion “launches”, you will be automatically prompted with new quests to start your adventures in Legion. Please follow them through to conclusion, and play through your class Order Hall opening quests. This will give us a useful look at our live launch. We need your help identifying issues, and we’ll be looking for your feedback on the test launch in this thread and via in-game bug reports. Thank you very much! Method Strategy Guides Legion's launch date was announced for August 30th, and we wrote a massive guide to how to prepare for the pre-patch. Some content is going away, including Warlords Challenge Modes and unique rewards. To that end, we've teamed up with <Method> to create a series of Challenge Mode guides! The full series of Challenge Mode guides is now complete. You can find the videos embedded on our dungeon guides or on our Method Video Guide Playlist: Here's one of the guides below for a taste: Blizzard
World of Warcraft: Legion is on the horizon, but before you move on from Draenor, here’s a reminder that you may have some unfinished business to attend to – before it’s too late. Challenge Mode dungeons will no longer be available with the Legion pre-expansion patch, which like previous expansions, will arrive a few weeks before Legion’s release. Draenor Challenge Modes Ending
If you’re looking to make one last push for your Challenge Mode rewards–
now is the time. You’ll have until the release of the pre-expansion patch to earn some very desirable rewards, including:
If you haven’t yet crossed the finish line with Challenge Modes, don’t hold back! For a nudge in the right direction if you’re having problems with any particular Draenor dungeon, check out
Wowhead’s zone overviews and strategy guides.
Fight to the finish!
Demon Bounty Beta Event Legion beta key giveaways continue today with a fun interactive event! Different streamers are giving away keys, and for your chance to enter, you'll need to screenshot certain types of demons in game. Here are some famous demons: Lady Sacrolash (Eredar), Felbore (Infernal), Mother Shahraz (Shivarra), Burning Felguard (Felguard), Wrath-Scryer Soccothrates (Wrathguard), Mal'Ganis (Dreadlord). Use the comments and maps on Wowhead pages to track down a particular demon for the screenshot! Wowhead's own beta key giveaways continue as well: for week 8 we're looking at achievements themed around Sylvanas and the Vrykul. Blizzard
The Burning Legion is heading our way and to help thin the number of demons already in the lands of Azeroth, we’ve teamed up with various community members to set a bounty on their heads.
We’ve gathered some of our finest generals from the community to lead the onslaught. You’ll want to follow them closely and be ready to jump into the fray to take on the demon they issue a bounty on. Once the demon is targeted, you’ll be asked to head into Azeroth, Outland, or Draenor, to screenshot any demon of that specific type (dead or alive), and tweet it using the associated hashtag.
Your efforts could result in netting you a key to the Legion beta test and joining the thousands who have already been testing the upcoming expansion.
Follow these community members at the times listed below to take your shot:
8:00 a.m. PT
10:00 a.m. PT
12:00 p.m. PT
2:00 p.m. PT
4:00 p.m. PT
6:00 P.M. PT
You can also follow
Warcraft on Twitter to keep tabs on all of the demon bounties.
Snap to it! What are you waiting for?
Draenor Dungeon Event
For this week's
Draenor Dungeon Event
bonus event, defeating enemies in Heroic or Mythic Draenor dungeons will award you with various Draenor reputations. You will have the buff
Sign of the Emissary
which will grant you the reputation. In addition, you can pick up the quest
Emissary of War
(Complete 4 Mythic Draenor dungeons) which awards an
Iron Fleet Treasure Chest
and 500 Valor. This cache contains a Heroic-level Hellfire Citadel item.
There are eight dungeons total:
Bloodmaul Slag Mines
Shadowmoon Burial Grounds
Upper Blackrock Spire
. Click on the links to view strategy guides for each dungeon.
To gain even more reputation in dungeons, build a
Level 3 Trading Post
for a 20% gain.
There are lots of rewards from Draenor Reputations, including mounts, toys, pets, titles, and gear.
Check out all of our detailed
Draenor Reputation Guides
Heroics Mythic Dungeons
Valor: With the new Valor system in 6.2.3, you can use these Draenor Dungeon weekends to earn valor: Completing your first Heroic of the day awards Valor, as well as any Mythic dungeons completed. Mythic Dungeon Loot: Mythic Dungeons now have a chance to award items ranging from item level 685 to 725 in 5-item-level increments. Mythic Dungeon bosses now also have a chance to drop a new Heirloom Trinket that will scale up to level 110.