With the leaves turning and the weather cooling down, even the citizens of Azeroth are ready to celebrate the autumn season. Several returning events that celebrate the fall are back, as well as other recurring favorites during the month of October. World of Warcraft players can continue reveling in the Brewfest activities through the first week of October with Hallow's End later in the month.
Right now, Brewfest continues through the first week of October. Players can visit Orgimmar or Ironforge to participate in events, complete quests, or even race rams during the event. Toy kegs, banners, and backpacks can be purchased with the event's Brewfest Prize Tokens. Three battle pets are also available for purchase with the tokens. With enough tokens, players can pick up the Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm, the Wolpertinger, and the Stout Alemental. Not to mention, Brewfest is the only way to obtain the Swift Brewfest Ram and the Great Brewfest Kodo mounts as referenced on the official site.
Later in the month, starting on October 18, World of Warcraft players can celebrate the Halloween holiday with Hallow's End. This event gives players a chance to trick or treat around Azeroth while they horde the event's currency; Tricky Treats. These treats can purchase a number of Hallow's End battle pets like the Feline Familiar, or they can be used to purchase Hallowed wands, pug disguises, and more. The event is also the only way to obtain The Horseman's Reins, which unlocks a ghastly mount as loot from the Headless Horseman in Scarlet Monastery.
Holiday events are just part of the excitement in World of Warcraft, though. The return of the Timewalking event started September 30 and will run until October 5. This time around players will visit select Burning Crusade dungeons while being scaled down to the content. Completing five Timewalking dungeons during the week will reward the character with a Seal of Inevitable Fate and an Iron Fleet Treasure Chest (containing a Hellfire Citadel piece of gear) so long as they pick up the quest beforehand. Players can earn Timewalking Badges for completing Timewalking dungeons to purchase special mounts, unique gear, and even heirloom casings and scabbards.
Seasonal events and weekly events are not the only features World of Warcraft has to offer. The in-game store will now offer a selection of services normally available only through the official World of Warcraft website, according to this Battle.net post. While playing the game, players can now use the in-game store to purchase Appearance Changes, Factions Changes, Name Changes, and Race Changes. Players will need to be at the character selection screen and not actively logged in to a character to purchase one of these services. However, the need to go outside the game to purchase these services is no longer the only way to purchase them.
As the names suggests, the Appearance Change option lets players alter a character's appearance. This includes the gender, skin color, hair, hair color, face, and name of the selected character. The total cost of an Appearance Change is $15. World of Warcraft players can also purchase a Faction Change while playing the game now, too. The Faction Change lets the player select a character to move from one faction to another. For example, a Tauren Horde character can be changed to a Worgen Alliance member with this service. This service has many limitations and rules attached to it. Players interested in a Faction Change should check out the FAQ from Blizzard on their official website. This service costs $30.
The final two services now offered while playing World of Warcraft are the Name Change and Race Change services. Obviously, the Name Change purchase gives players a chance to change a character's name for $10. The Race Change service is $25 and lets players change the race of a character to one from the same faction. For instance, an Undead character can be changed to an Orc, Tauren, Troll, Blood Elf, Goblin or Pandarian. A Race Change also includes an Appearance Change and optional Name Change at the time of purchase.
Surely, though, the month of October will be lively for World of Warcraft players. Several of the more popular events are back while new functionality has been added to the in-game store. New pets, mounts, toys, and accessibility will definitely make the month an exciting one for both Horde and Alliance. What are your plans for World of Warcraft in the month of October?
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