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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth's major 8.1 update is coming December 11

World of Warcraft's next major update, called Tides of Vengeance, will be arriving on December 11 for US players, and a day later for those in Europe. First announced back in September on a livestream, Tides of Vengeance promises to fix many of the bigger problems that players have been complaining about since launch. Oh, and it'll also add heaps of new activities too, which is just as exciting.

For starters, Tides of Vengeance will continue the War Campaign main story and bring more reasons to hate the opposing faction. The supplement that feeling of war, a new Warfront will be available in Dark Shore with fighting happening primarily between the night elves and Forsaken undead. Two new Island Expeditions, a new raid, and a lot more will also be coming as well. You can read a more complete breakdown of everything coming in 8.1 here.

Just as importantly, though, patch 8.1 will also introduce a suite of fixes to Azerite Armor to make the unlockable traits more exciting. Island Expeditions will have their rewards tuned to be more generous, and game director Ion Hazzikostas mentioned that Warfronts will be restructured to provide more activities on a daily basis.

While I'm not as upset about Battle for Azeroth as many players, I'm still real excited to jump into Tides of Vengeance, which will hopefully get me back to playing every night again.

Tides of Vengeance will be available on December 11/12 for US and EU players. Stay tuned, as we'll have lots more coverage of World of Warcraft this weekend.

Steven Messner
Steven enjoys nothing more than a long grind, which is precisely why his specialty is on investigative feature reporting on China's PC games scene, weird stories that upset his parents, and MMOs. He's Canadian but can't ice skate. Embarrassing.