Patch 8.1 Tides of Vengeance

Patch 8.1 Tides of Vengeance

With Battle for Azeroth in full swing, we sat down with Game Director Ion Hazzikostas to get a peek at the next upcoming content patch.

Tides of Vengeance Content Hub

Tides of Vengeance is Battle for Azeroth’s first major content patch, scheduled to enter the test cycle later this week. Tides of Vengeance expands on the story started on Battle for Azeroth launch, with the addition of Incursions, a new Warfront, two new Raids, Heritage Armor for non-allied races, and much more! – WoWhead

Story-driven Content

While Battle for Azeroth expanded mostly the stories from Jaina and Talanji, Tides of Vengeance will focus on different characters, along with an expanded War Campaign, new World Quests and Incursions.

War Campaign

Tides of Vengeance will continue the storylines from Battle for Azeroth’s launch, including an expanded War Campaign, now affecting the enemy faction more, as we press our war efforts.
In order to participate in this, players will likely need to complete the current War Campaign, to learn more check our Alliance War Campaign and Horde War Campaign guides.


With the increased attacks, we will now have Incursions, which will work similar to Legion’s Invasions, but now done by the opposite faction’s forces. Leveling characters are able to participate as well, as long as one character from the account has unlocked World Quests.

This is a good alternative to level up for alts on the 110-120 range. Currently, max level characters receive 600 Azerite upon completion of an Incursion. Incursions are currently available for testing in Tiragarde Sound, for Alliance characters. They currently last for 18 hours, but this is likely an extended duration for testing purposes.

If you haven’t played in Legion or need a refresher about how those invasions worked, check out our Legion Invasions Guide.

New World Quests

Tides of Vengeance will add new World Quests to Zandalar and Kul Tiras!

Storylines Expanded: Xal’atath

Our favorite artifact weapon may be making a return! Learn more through our analysis of new Xal’atath spells and new broadcast text about Xal’atath.

Darkshore Warfront Preview 

New Raids

Public Test Realm Information