World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic’s final content patch, the Fury of the Sunwell update, will arrive on May 10, with the expansion’s final raid unlocking on May 12.
On Tuesday, Burning Crusade Classic players will be able to travel to the Isle of Quel’Danas and battle against the forces of Kael’thas and the Burning Legion who have taken control of the Blood Elves’ prized Sunwell. As detailed by Blizzard, this new zone introduces a new faction with which to gain repudiation, the Shattered Sun Offensive, as well as new daily missions.
The last raid of the expansion, Sunwell Plateau, will be available a few days later. Widely regarded as one of the most challenging raids in the early days of WoW, Sunwell Plateau will see players once again face off against the fallen Blood Elf prince Kael’thas, who seeks to summon one of the Burning Legion’s most powerful commanders, Kil ‘jaeden. Unlike many other Burning Crusade raids, there is no lengthy tuning process to enter the Sunwell Plateau, and unlike the original release of the game, all six raid bosses will be available on launch day.
The release of Fury of the Sunwell will also mark the start of a new PvP Arena season. Dedicated players who rank up will be able to earn the unique Brutal Gladiator title, as well as the Brutal Nether Drake mount. Some new pieces of PvP gear will require a certain Arena rating to purchase, while gear from previous Arena seasons will no longer have rating requirements and can be purchased normally.
Once Kil’jaeden is defeated, that will be all he will write for Burning Crusade Classic in terms of content updates. Blizzard recently announced that later this year, all Burning Crusade Classic servers will automatically convert to Wrath of the Lich King Classic servers, introducing the Northrend continent and raising the game’s level cap to 80. The fact that servers to automatically convert to the next expansion is a bit different from how Burning Crusade Classic launched in 2021. At the time, Blizzard gave players a per-character option to advance to the new expansion or keep their character in WoW Classic .
Despite operating on the final patch of the original Wrath of the Lich King expansion, Wrath of the Lich King Classic will not include additional features such as the automated dungeon finder or quest tracker. Wrath of the Lich King Classic doesn’t have a specific release date yet, other than sometime in 2022. The next new expansion for the modern version of WoW, Dragonflight, is also in development, with no release window announced.
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