As announced in yesterday’s Developer Livestream with World of Warcraft Game Director Ion Hazzikostas, plenty of changes will be hitting the live servers with Patch 8.1, Tides of Vengeance. However, while two new raids and a plethora of class updates should be enough to sate the thirst of the masses, one significant cosmetic surprise will be coming to the playerbase quite soon.

      Late in Legion’s lifespan, we saw Allied Races make their debut into the game, bringing with them unique quest lines and sets of heritage armor; armor that is blocked off by a reputation gate, in addition to the aforementioned racial quest line.

      And while initially, these perks were only available to the Allied Races introduced alongside the Battle for Azeroth pre-purchase back in January, in addition to the two races brought into the game upon the expansion’s launch last month.

      And now, with Allied Races opening the door for countless possibilities in the race department, it makes sense that Blizzard saw Patch 8.1 as the perfect opportunity to capitalize and expand upon the “original” 13 races that had existed in World of Warcraft prior to BFA. With Tides of Vengeance, two races will immediately see unique quest lines and corresponding heritage armor. The Alliance will be able to do so for Dwarves, while the Horde gets the experience unlocked for the Blood Elves.

      Although it’s still unclear when the other existing races will be able to experience personalized quest lines and receive heritage armor of their own, the idea is absolutely in the pipeline and should be available to players sometime during Battle for Azeroth.


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