In this episode of Building Azeroth, Wrath of the Lich King® Game Director Tom Chilton and Principal Game Designer Kris Zierhut take us beyond the grave for a peek at how World of Warcraft’s first iconic hero class—the Death Knight—came to be. Source: Blizzard
The Lich King is poised to strike! Learn how to (maybe) survive the upcoming plague and Scourge invasion in the Wrath of the Lich King Classic™ pre-expansion event.
Ominous portents gust in on icy winds blowing into Azeroth from the cold lands of Northrend. The Lich King’s undead forces are on the move, and heroes are needed once more to stem the tide of the Scourge before it’s too late.
The Lich King’s armies present an ever-present threat to all life on Azeroth. Some of his most terrifying servants are known as Death Knights—unliving instruments of the Lich King’s will.
Unlike mindless Scourge puppets such as ghouls and skeletons, a Death Knight is a former hero of Azeroth that’s been risen into undeath to serve the Lich King for all eternity. As World of Warcraft’s first Hero Class, they start at a higher level than other classes, and start their journey in a class-exclusive introductory experience.
With the release of the Wrath of the Lich King pre-patch, players can create their first Death Knight Hero class, take up the way of the scribe with the new
Wrath of the Lich King Classic brings back the first iteration of a beloved profession—Inscription. Learn how to become a master scribe and get the most ink for your book right here.
BEGIN EARNING ACHIEVEMENTS
Players will be able to begin earning Achievements in Wrath of the Lich King Classic. To view Achievements you’ve already retroactively earned or see a list of available new Achievements, you can open the interface (default-Y key.) With the launch of the pre-patch, players will be able to view and begin earning Achievements that apply to WoW Classic and Burning Crusade Classic right away. With the launch of Wrath of the Lich King Classic on September 26, all additional Achievements will become available.
There are multiple categories of Achievements that can be earned: General, Quests, Exploration, Player vs. Player, Dungeons & Raids, Professions, Reputation, World Events, and Feats of Strength. By viewing the Summary, you’ll also be able to view the latest Achievements earned and any progress made toward earning any additional category Achievements.
NEW FRESH START REALM AVAILABLE WITH PRE-EXPANSION PATCH
On Tuesday, August 30, there will be a new Fresh Start realm available for character creation and play immediately after the patch maintenance is complete. That realm will be:
THE ROAD AHEAD
To set you on the path to success, we’ve laid out the roadmap of the events ahead.
Stay tuned to the official World of Warcraft site to stay on top of all the latest news.