With the events on Draenor coming to end within Hellfire Citadel, World of Warcraft players have known for some time now how the events within lead up to the next expansion Legion. However, players that solely stick to using the Looking For Raid tool versus playing in Normal, Heroic, or Mythic modes were not yet able to defeat the final boss of Warlords of Draenor. Today, they can use the LFR tool to queue for The Black Gate where they will battle with the last raid boss of the current expansion.
The release of the final wing of Hellfire Citadel was scheduled by Blizzard developers before the raid was even introduced to the game. The addition of the final wing to LFR opened up today according to the official World of Warcraft website, and The Black Gate opened up on schedule. There were a few issues with its launch, though. The one and only boss in the wing was not spawning properly, and developers quickly rectified the issues. The assistant test lead for World of Warcraft told players via Twitter that if they were in an instance where the boss does not appear they need to leave and re-queue.
Although it is widely known who the last boss of the expansion is, consider this a spoiler warning if you want to enter this World of Warcraft LFR for the first time unaware of the events that take place at The Black Gate. In this wing, players find Gul’dan opening up a portal that Archimonde walks through. The Archimonde fight has three phases and offers notable armor for all armor types, several trinkets, a staff, and a greatsword. Items looted in LFR are item level 685. After his defeat, a rather telling cinematic shows the fate of Gul’dan building up what will take place in Legion.
Of course, there is more to World of Warcraft than raiding. Although the final raid of the expansion is out, another patch is planned to finally let players fly in Draenor. A meta-achievement unlocks the ability account wide, and that achievement has been available for some time now. The achievement, called “Draenor Pathfinder,” awards players with a red and yellow Soaring Skyterror rylak mount. It tasks players with exploring the continent, completing all the storylines of the expansion, finding a number of treasures, finishing a number of bonus objectives, and raising three Tanann Jungle reputations to revered. Although completing the achievement awards the mount now, players cannot fly until another patch is released. Currently, as the Inquisitr reported, that patch is due to release on September 1.
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