Blizzard at gamescom: Return to Karazhan Patch 7.1
Blizzard has launched the
for gamescom 2016, recreating the Fel Hammer for Demon Hunters.
on his Twitter
that today's livestream will conclude with a Q&A with
and a teaser.
Patch 7.1 was revealed to be Return to Karazhan, featuring Karazhan as a 5-player epic dungeon as well as a mini-raid to wrap up the Stormheim storyline. Learn about the original Karazhan
Liveblog summary (watch the
for a full transcript):
Q: Feedback and Blizzard with content gaps?
A: Yes, we know there were issues. Our priority #1 now is a steady stream of content - not worrying about rushing out next expac. We are never going to rush an expansion. We did want to do yearly expansions but we don't want to compromise. We are really happy with how Legion shaped up over the summer.
Q: Gaps between raid tiers?
A: I think there's a certain duration (4-5 months) is a good duration for a raid tier. We do want other content to break things up.
Q: What's next!
A: We are already working on patch content - our preview is our something next - patch 7.1! Teaser trailer for revamped Karazhan!
Karazhan is central to the story of the Legion and it's an important place. It's going to be a 5 player large, epic dungeon - almost a 5 player raid, with 9 bosses. Feedback that players missed dungeons like
The original Karazhan raid is not going anywhere.
In addition to Karazhan, there is a small raid between Nightmare and Nighthold, that wraps up the Stormheim storyline.
Patch 7.1 content also includes new Suramar quests and world content.
Will hit PTR right after Legion launches.
Don't worry that we are frontloading content - "Don't worry, we got you"
What is Karazhan?
Karazhan is an abandoned ancient tower located in Deadwind Pass. Karazhan is notable for its famous occupant, the last Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh. Karazhan recently was an important location in the Warcraft movie, and received an in-game spotlight in the
pre expansion quests
that unlocked yesterday. As players progress throughout Karazhan, the instance turns from a luxury castle to a sinister demon-infested building.
Karazhan, along with
, was the first tier of raiding in the Burning Crusade. Karazhan was a 10-player raid that had several elaborate attunement systems both to access the raid as well as to summon the boss
. Defeating Nightbane was required for
, which was needed to unlock
Notable Karazhan bosses include
The current Karazhan has some fun loot to farm such as Tier 4 gear,
several weapon illusions
Legion Cafe Photos
Warcraft on Facebook
has uploaded some pictures from the Legion Cafe where the Karazhan announcement took place. Check out the
full album on Facebook
for even more photos.
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