A complete guide for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth.
The latest expansion in Blizzard’s more than a decade old, all conquering MMORPG World of Warcraft is now out. Battle for Azeroth adds a lot to the game, bringing a significant amount of content to the table. There’s a lot to see and do here, and even for veterans, unpacking everything on offer can be a bit of a tall ask. That’s where we come in with our guide, which walks you through what Battle for Azeroth brings to the table. So without further ado, then…
GETTING STARTED WITH BATTLE FOR AZEROTH
Let’s start with the basics: you need to be at least Level 110 to be able to access the new content in the game, and you have to have completed the War of Thorns. Once this is done, go to Silithus to speak to Magni and collect your first quest.
If you are a new player to the game, you don’t actually have to level all the way up to 110- that’s stupidly daunting, and would make anyone quit long before they got there. No, you get one boost with the World of Warcraft bundle that you can use to level up one character to 110- use that to catch up (unless you actually want to play through the lower levels…)
But what if you do want to play through those lower levels? Well, there are still ways to speed up the leveling process. Here are some handy tips you can use:
Getting to Level 120
Battle for Azeroth increases the level cap in the game to a dizzying 120- which, you may think, is a struggle to get there, but it’s really not that bad. You can basically knock out a healthy chunk by just completing the campaign, and engaging in quests after that will be able to get you to 120 reasonably quickly. Make sure you do get to Level 120, though, because you need to be that to access the end game activities.
UNLOCKING WORLD QUESTS
World Quests, originally introduced in Legion, are basically rotating quests that are scattered all across the map; you want to do these because doing so gets you better gold, resources, loot, and artifact power, which means it’s a way to kit your character out in the strongest possible available gear.
Unlocking them can be a bit of a pain, however:
UNLOCK THE ALLIED RACES
Unlike in the past, where you got entirely new races, Battle for Azeroth introduces Allied Races, which are like existing races, but off-shoots. It’s easier for Blizzard to handle too, and I guess saves them from having to come up with entirely new quests and areas for entirely new races like they otherwise would have to.
To unlock an Allied Race, you need to keep an eye on three things:
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Okay, so apart from unlocking the Allied Races, and the World Quests, what else is there to do? As it turns out, quite a bit…
Arathi Highlands Warfront
The Arathi Highlands alternate between being under the Alliance or the Horde’s control. If your faction happens to have control of them, completing the 20-man Battle for Stromgarde and the other faction’s Azerite drop gives you Item Level 370 gear drops. Meanwhile, the World Quest to kill 20 of the opposing faction’s NPCs grants an Item Level 340 drop, as do (sometimes) random NPC spawns of the opposing factions.
Other Things To Do