World of Warcraft’s current expansion, Battle For Azeroth, will come to a close with the release of its next massive patch. Blizzard recently spilled the beans in an extensive content preview, showcasing some of the highlights of what the BfA finale will offer.
Entitled Visions of N’Zoth, the patch will pick up where 8.2.5 left off. The final encounter of Rise of Azshara’s raid, The Eternal Palace, ended with the Old God N’Zoth being freed from his prison. We also saw the escalating war between the Alliance and the Horde come to a close with the noble sacrifice of High Overlord Saurfang.
The upcoming patch will include a new 12-boss raid. Details are sparse but we know that it will end with players facing-off against N’Zoth himself. This is the first time in Warcraft history that our heroes have fought directly against an Old God, and the stakes have never been higher.
Visions of N’Zoth will also introduce two new allied races: The Vulpera and the Mechagnomes.
The Vulpera are an adorable race of fox-like creatures native to the Vol’Dun region. They are set to join the Horde when Visions of N’Zoth goes live. The Alliance on the other hand, will be welcoming the Mechagnomes of Mechagon into their ranks. As the name implies they are basically steampunk cyborg gnomes.
Both new races will come with their own unique mounts at launch, with the opportunity to acquire Heritage Armour later down the line. And speaking of Heritage Armour, the new patch will also bring sets for Goblins and Worgens.
The icing on the cake is a new Corrupted feature for Mythic Dungeons. This new feature opens portals that skip players around the dungeon and gives the environment a suitably Old God-esque aesthetic. The Mage Tower will also see a similar update in the form of Horrific Visions. In it, Wrathion will guide players through scenarios featuring alternate corrupted versions of Orgrimmar and Stormwind. Completing these visions challenges will level up a legendary cloak that players will use in the fight against N’Zoth.
There’s no release date yet but the patch changes will be heading to the Public Test Realm soon, so we’ll have more on Visions of N’Zoth as details become available.