'World Of Warcraft' Players Can Celebrate Summer With This Month's In-Game Events

Nearly every month, there is an annual event for World of Warcraft players to celebrate. The revelry this month takes form in the Midsummer Fire Festival; a celebration of the hottest time of year. The monthly return of the Darkmoon Faire is also coming up so Blizzard Entertainment developers put together a nice preview of what's to come in the month of June.

The Darkmoon Faire is the first in-game event to note in June. Starting on June 7, and ending on June 14, players can head to Thunder Bluff if they are Horde or Elwynn Forest if they are Alliance to travel through the portal found at the Darkmoon Faire Staging Area.

Once World of Warcraft players set foot on the Darkmoon Island, they will be greeted with carnival-like games, races, and an opportunity to receive Darkmoon Prize Tickets. Completing games, races, and other quests reward the player with these tickets. Darkmoon Prize Tickets are used to purchase items like heirloom gear and other, exclusive items that only come from the faire. Players will need to save up a number of tickets, most likely over several appearances of the faire, in order to get some of more expensive rewards. A plethora of mounts, battle pets, and toys can all be collected from World of Warcraft's Darkmoon Faire.

Midsummer Fire Festival screenshot from World of Warcraft
Ahune in World of Warcraft

Later in the month, and extending into July, players can enjoy the annual Midsummer Fire Festival. By participating in this event, players can earn two special battle pets; the Frigid Frostling and the Spirit of Summer. The Frigid Frostling has a chance of being contained in a special loot satchel that is only distributed during the event. World of Warcraft players must use the Dungeon Finder tool to queue for and defeat Ahune. This satchel could also contain a nice staff, high-level cloak, or many other items.

The Spirit of Summer battle pet, on the other hand, can be purchased with the event's Burning Blossoms currency. Players will need to complete Midsummer Fire Festival daily quests and travel to bonfires, some in enemy territory, to earn enough Burning Blossoms to buy the battle pet. Not to mention, Burning Blossoms can also be used to purchase a few toys, costumes, and consumables during the event.

With both the Darkmoon Faire and the Midsummer Fire Festival coming up, World of Warcraft players have plenty to anticipate in the month of June. The next major patch, although it currently does not have a release date, is still on the way as well. As the Inquisitr reported, patch 6.2 will change the way loot is granted to players using personal loot, and the patch will increase the item level of gear dropped from bosses found later in raids.

What's the first thing you want to collect from the faire or the event this month in World of Warcraft?

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