BlizzCon 2019: Blizzard Arcade Hall Photos

Danny Perschonok took a batch of photos of the Blizzard Arcade room that shows products released by Blizzard partners over the past 25 years.

BlizzCon 2019: Launcher Beta Overhaul

Starting today, players can choose to download the Launcher Beta for a completely different launcher experience. The main feature is that players are able to customize which games they want seen at all times in the Blizzard Launcher. You want to remove Activision’s Call of Duty? Now you can with a click by removing it from your favorites. You don’t have StarCraft and StarCraft II? You can remove them from favorites and they won’t ever be shown in the Blizzard Launcher.

The second overhaul to the Blizzard Launcher is the news is not limited to one rectangle frame anymore. You can view several news pieces at once, as if the Blizzard Launcher was a news aggregator, and you can scroll down. If you wish to read older news, you can click the Load More button.

Here is how to switch from Standard version to Beta version.

BlizzCon 2019: World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Announced

Blizzard Entertainment blew up our minds with the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands cinematic. Sylvanas has destroyed the Lich King’s helmet which secretly held the key to shatter the veil between the living and the shadowlands. The game is coming in 2020, and you can pre-purchase now.

More details coming today. Follow @blizzplanetcom for updates.

Warcraft III: Reforged Beta Starts This Week

Blizzard Entertainment announced the Warcraft III: Reforged Beta test will begin this week. We have been surprised by something else in the Spoils of War in-game rewards that had not been previously disclosed at BlizzCon 2018, nor throughout 2019 to date.

The Spoils of War will introduce four new Warcraft III: Reforged skins: Champion of the Horde Thrall (his World of Warcraft: Cataclysm skin), Emerald Nightmare Cenarius, Fallen King Arthas, and Daughter of the Seas Jaina.

Why is this big? Because, though Blizzard didn’t specify in this announcement, it is obvious that plans might be in development to create custom skins for Warcraft III: Reforged players. Don’t know what I am talking about? Think StarCraft II War Chests.

Read the complete scoop below:

The multiplayer beta for Warcraft III: Reforged begins this week* with limited access to the orc and human races within 1v1 and 2v2 matchmaking. The undead and night elf races, and more game modes will be added in the weeks ahead.

Invitations to the multiplayer beta will be sent out over the coming weeks. Initial invitations will go out in waves to those who have pre-purchased the Spoils of War edition of the game and subsequent waves of invitations will go to additional players, such as those who have pre-purchased the standard edition of Warcraft III: Reforged.


BlizzCon 2019 Speculation – Nozdormu, The Elephant in the Room

Early in World of Warcraft vanilla, players could read books found throughout Azeroth. One of them, the Charge of the Dragonflights, which says:

“Aman’Thul, the Highfather of the Pantheon, bestowed a portion of his cosmic power upon the massive Bronze dragon, Nozdormu. The Highfather empowered Nozdormu to guard time itself and police the ever-spinning pathways of fate and destiny.”

In the World of Warcraft: War of the Ancients trilogy (by New York Times Best Selling Author, Richard A. Knaak), we learned that Aman’Thul showed Nozdormu the exact moment of his own demise.

“As the essence of Time, he had been granted by his creators with the knowledge of his own demise. That had been given as a lesson, so that he would never think his power so great and terrible that he had to answer to no other. Nozdormu knew exactly how he would perish and when.”

8.3 Questline: The Rajani, Wrathion’s Legendary Cloak, and Unlocking Horrific Visions

The latest PTR 8.3 Patch build 32272 introduced the questline that sends you into Pandaria to search for the Rajani clan, the mogu who follow Ra-Den as their master. You enter the Mogu’shan Terrace dungeon to align its Engine of Nalak’sha with the Chamber of Heart.

Ra-Den then comes with you to the Chamber of Heart. MOTHER attempts to align the Engine of Nalak’sha and the Forge of Origination to the Chamber of Heart, but an anomaly impedes the procedeure. From there, you go to the Halls of Origination to fix the problem.

Wrathion intercedes and tricks you into entering an Horrific Vision. Something Magni disapproved after the fact. From there, you enter the Blackwing Descent with Wrathion to recover an item that will create the Legendary Cloak in order to protect you while inside a Horrific Vision.

The questline ends with the unlocking of Horrific Vision of Stormwind and Orgrimmar — accessed through gateways inside the Chamber of Heart.

For the Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms Daily Quests, World Quests, and Rare Elite Maps visit this archive page.

8.3 Horrific Vision of Stormwind and Orgrimmar

In order to survive the Horrific Vision of Stormwind and Orgrimmar, players need to acquire Wrathion’s Legendary Cloak: “Ashjra’kamas, Shroud of Resolve.” The cloak can be upgraded up to Rank 15 with Horrific Core. At Rank 15, the cloak reduces Sanity loss from all sources by 75% — which helps at the most difficult areas of the Horrific Vision of Stormwind and Orgrimmar.

Below is a map of both cities, and the amount of Sanity lost per second in the most difficult areas.

8.2 Alexstrasza vs Vexiona and the Void-Twisted Dragonflight

After reaching Heart of Azeroth Level 65, I was greeted at the Chamber of Heart with two new quests. One of them starts with Kalecgos who sends you to the Twilight Highlands. There, a Vermillion Holdout scenario requires you to reduce the enemy threat from the Void-Twisted invaders.

After defeating Vexiona, Alexstrasza visits the Chamber of Heart to empower the Heart Forge with Tempered Scale of the Scarlet Broodmother. This adds the Crucible of Flame power.

World of Warcraft 8.3 – Visions of N’Zoth

After the conclusion of the Eternal Palace raid, N’zoth escaped his prison. Now the Black Empire has invaded Uldum and the Vale of Eternal Blossoms – two key Titan facilities.

Players must embark into the Visions of the Black Empire to stop the dark future from unraveling. These are the quest videos.


1. Thrall


1. Alleria
1. Muminah the Incandescent (GROUP)
2. Nebet the Ascended (GROUP)
3. Acolyte Taspu
4. Tat the Bonechewer
5. Rotfeaster
6. Scoutmaster Moswen
7. Atekhramun (GROUP)
8. Anaua
9. Champion Sen-mat
10. Hik-ten the Taskmaster
11. Watcher Rehu (GROUP)
12. Zealot Tekem
13. Sun Priestess Nubitt
14. Senbu the Pridefather
15. Fangtaker Orsa
16. Sun Prophet Epaphos (GROUP)
A. Hungering Miasma (GROUP)
B. Sun King Nahkotep (RAID)
C. Korzaran the Slaughterer (GROUP)
D. Ishak of the Four Winds (122)
E. Obsidian Annihilator (GROUP)
F. Vuk'laz the Earthbreaker (RAID)

1. Congealed Corruption
2. Corrupted Protoplasm
3. Corrupted Sanity Despoiler
4. Shadowmaw
5. Doomsayer Vathiris
6. High Executor Yothrim
7. Thoughtstealer Vos
8. R'khuzj the Unfathomable (GROUP) -- wanders from Akhenet Fields down to the western side of Lost City of Tol'Vir. (From 51 50 to 58 80)
9. Gaze of N'Zoth
10. Shoth the Darkened (GROUP)
11. Shol'thoss the Doomspeaker (GROUP)
12. Corrupted Bonestripper
13. Actiss the Deceiver
14. Falconer Amenophis
15. Corrupted Neferset Guard
16. The Grand Executor
17. High Guard Reshef
A. Hungering Miasma (GROUP)
B. Sun King Nahkotep (RAID)
C. Korzaran the Slaughterer (GROUP)
D. Ishak of the Four Winds (122)
E. Harbinger Raloam (GROUP)
F. Vuk'laz the Earthbreaker (RAID)
These mini-events reward 100 Reputation with the Uldum Accord faction.
8.3 Uldum Amathet Advance World Quests Map
1. Beacon of the Sun King (Khartut's Tomb)
2. Lightblade Training Grounds
3. Engine of Ascension (Obelisk of the Stars)
4. Unearthed Keeper (Obelisk of the Stars)
5. The Vir'nall Front
6. Solar Collector (Halls of Origination)
7. Beacon of the Sun King (Tombs of the Precursors)
8. Amathet Slave Camp
9. Unearthed Keeper (The Cursed Landing)
10. Amathet Raiding Fleet (The Cursed Landing)
11. Beacon of the Sun King (The Cursed Landing)
12. Unearthed Keeper (The Trail of Devastation)
13. Solar Collector (Tomb of the Sun King)
14. Unearthed Keeper (Surveyor's Outpost)
15. The Unsealed Tomb (Sunstone Terrace)

1. Spirit Drinker (Vir'naal Oasis - north)
2. Executor of N'Zoth (Tahret Grounds)
3. Mar'at in Flames
4. Spirit Drinker (Vir'naal River Delta)
5. Voidflame Ritual
6. Executor of N'Zoth (Vir'naal Oasis)
7. Spirit Drinker (Vir'naal Oasis - south)
8. Executor of N'Zoth (Vir'naal River)
9. Executor of N'Zoth (Ramkahen Legion Outpost)
10. Executor of N'Zoth (Vir'naal River Delta)
11. Spirit Drinker (Vir'naal River Delta)
12. Consuming Maw (Vir'naal River Delta)
13. Consuming Maw (Ramkahen Legion Outpost)
14. Pyre of the Amalgamated One
15. Consuming Maw (Vir'naal Oasis)
(These reward you the Cache of the Black Empire, which contain Echoes of Oblivion x 150; Coalescing Visions x 50; and iLevel 415 gear)
1. A Hand in the Dark
2. Assault: The Black Empire
3. Corruption Manifest
4. Preventative Measures
5. Spawns of Madness
6. Torment from Beyond
7. Vanquishing the Darkness
8. Visions of a Dark Destiny
9. Windows to the Soul
10. The Strongest Among Them
(These reward you the Cache of the Black Empire, which contain Echoes of Oblivion x 150; Coalescing Visions x 50; and iLevel 415 gear)2. Assault: The Warring Clans
1. Assault: The Warring Clans
2. Bound in Stone
3. Bringing the Thunder
4. Champions of the Mogu
5. Spoils of War
6. Through Blood and Dirt and Bone
7. The Strongest Among Them


8.3 Vale of Eternal Blossoms Rare Elites Map | Assault: The Black Empire
1. Voidtender Malketh
2. Zror'um the Infinite (GROUP)
3. Veskan the Fallen
4. Quid
5. Chief Mek-mek
6. Kilxl the Gaping Maw
7. Deeplord Zrihj (GROUP)
8. Deeplord Zrihj
9. Rijz'x the Devourer
10. Brother Meller
11. The Forgotten
12. Will of N'Zoth (GROUP)
13. Teng the Awakened
A. Ha-Li (GROUP)
16. Jade Watcher (GROUP)
17. Rei Lun (GROUP) -- enter the Guo-Lai Halls, then go straight through the traps. At the end, go to the third floor, and clear the area around him.
18. Jade Colossus (GROUP) -- enter the Guo-Lai Halls, then go left into the Hall of Statues.
19. Xiln the Mountain
20. Dokani Obliterator (GROUP)
21. Stormhowl (GROUP)
22. Tisiphon There is a rock at 10.42 69.03 -- hovering the mouse on it says "Danielle's Lucky Fishing Rod." Click it to summon him.
23. Houndlord Ren
24. Spymaster Hul'ach
25. Anh-De the Loyal (GROUP)
26. Coagulated Anima
27. Heixi the Stonelord
28. Sanguifang (GROUP)

This questline introduces the player to the Rajani and Uldum Accord factions. Wrathion teams up to seek ingredients to craft a powerful Legendary cloak to protect you inside the Horrific Visions of N'Zoth.

"Return to the Black Prince" is obtained onscreen when you enter Dazar'alor
1. Return of the Black Prince
2. Where the Heart is
3. Network Diagnostics
4. A Titanic Problem
5. The Halls of Origination
6. To Ramkahen
7. The Uldum Accord


"Forging Onward" is obtained onscreen when you enter the main building of Ramkahen in Uldum.
1. Forging Onward
2. It's Never Easy
3. The Mysterious Sigil
4. Clans of the Mogu
5. Finding the Rajani
6. Time-Lost Warriors
7. Proof of Tenacity
8. The Engine of Nalak'sha
9. Restored Hope
10. Power Protocol Initiation
11. Re-Origination
12. Investigating the Halls
13. Beginning the Descent
14. Deeper into the Darkness
15. Opening the Gateway
16. Descending into Madness
17. Into the Darkest Depths
18. Accessing the Archives

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