In the first major content update for World of Warcraft since the release of Legion, a new dungeon, the continuation of the Suramar campaign, and more are now available. A group of five players can now enter a mythic version of Karazhan to battle eight bosses in the classic but updated dungeon. New quests and a new raid are also part of the update as they roll out in the coming weeks.
The main attraction of the 7.1 update also gives the patch its Return to Karazhan name. Karazhan, the iconic and popular raid from the The Burning Crusade expansion, is reimagined as a five-player mythic dungeon in the 7.1 update. Although existing versions of Karazhan are still accessible, the new dungeon is ready to challenge level 110 groups of coordinated players. Of course, the patch also includes a number of other changes, fixes, and additions all of which can be reviewed in the 7.1 patch notes on the official website.
Patch 7.1: Return to Karazhan is now live! pic.twitter.com/yFxI8BdEAV— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) October 25, 2016
For players looking to adventure without the confines of a dungeon, new World Quests and new Suramar campaign quests are also included in the update. Players exploring Suramar will continue that storyline with new quests opening up over the next nine weeks. The culmination of which will open up the Nighthold raid. Completing the quests will eventually reward the player with the Arcanist’s Manasaber mount, too.
Those looking for a more grandiose experience will be happy to know that a new raid is coming thanks to the update. The Trial of Valor raid unlocks two weeks after the release of 7.1. This raid includes three bosses and is located in Stormheim. The Trial of Valor raid continues the story in the zone featuring NPCs like Helya and Odyn according to the preview. The mythic and raid finder versions of Trial of Valor will open on November 15.
“Helheim was just the beginning of Helya’s bid for the souls of the valarjar champions and her machinations for Odyn. In the new raid dungeon, Trial of Valor, Azeroth’s heroes will be able to journey further into this tale of betrayal when the doors open on November 8.”
The 7.1 update to World of Warcraft also introduces the next new tier of the Raiding with Leashes achievement giving pet battle enthusiasts a chance to track down new battle pets in three Wrath of the Lich King raids. Collect 16 new pets to be invited to battle Algalon and his legendary team as noted in 7.1 preview.
“Pet Battlers rejoice! The time has finally come to delve into Ulduar, Trial of the Crusader, and Icecrown Citadel in search of new rare pets and the chance to do battle with a new Celestial foe!”
Players waiting patiently for flying to return will have no luck with 7.1. Although part one of the Broken Isles Pathfinder achievement is still currently available, the subsequent achievement tied to it that will actually unlock the ability to fly again is still not in the game. As Blizzard Watch pointed out, the earliest flight might return to the game is 7.2, but it is definitely not back with the latest update. As before, players can continue working on the first part of the achievement to prepare for flight’s return if and when it finally gets added.
With 7.1 out now, just two months after the release of Legion, World of Warcraft players are anticipating the return of removed features like flying, new content updates, and the upcoming BlizzCon event. The nearly annual convention will take place on November 4 and November 5 celebrating all of Blizzard Entertainment’s games. As the Inquisitr reported, the Virtual Ticket is now available for fans that want to be part of the festivities without traveling to California. Buying a Virtual Ticket entitles the buyer to World of Warcraft goodies like faction-themed murloc pets among other Blizzard Entertainment game items.
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