New Mechagnome Customization Options in the Shadowlands Alpha!

One of the most exciting features in Shadowlands is the new character customization options. Previously, Blizzard’s said we were only getting updates to the “core” races. Allied races are out of luck for new stuff. Or are they? Probably, but on the alpha there’s been a surprising exception.

Mechagnomes received four new customization options in the latest (as of this writing) build. These are a new set of goggle type eye enhancements with variants for each mechagnome ear type.

What’s odd about these additions is that they sort of already exist on live servers. That’s probably why they’re being made fully available in Shadowlands.

Currently mechagnome characters will use this goggle eye appearance if they’re wearing helms that cover hair or facial features on other races.

You can’t select these options in the barbershop or have your character display them outside of equipping/transmogrifying certain helms… until now! (Technically until the Shadowlands pre-patch releases, but until now sounded cooler.)

Mag’har Orcs & Dark Iron Dwarves Join Alpha

Blizzard Entertainment surprised Battle for Azeroth Alpha Testers with tonight’s patch, introducing the Mag’har Orcs and Dark Iron Dwarves as playable Allied Races.

Character Copy from Live realms is not available, so players can’t really go through the starting location quests for both races. The following video shows the different options available at the Character Creation screen.

 

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