World of Warcraft’s “What’s Next” panel this evening more than made up for the game’s lackluster mention during the BlizzCon opening ceremonies earlier in the day. Newly minted Game Director Ion Hazzikostas took the stage to talk about not just the last patch and the next patch but 7.2 and even a tease for 7.3.
In patch 7.1.5, Blizzard has promised a return to older expansion content (specifically, Mists of Pandaria) via Timewalking, the return of the Brawer’s Guild, micro-holidays (most of them pretty funny, like Ahn’Qiraj Remembrance Day), and a ton of class updates — yeah, they’re adding back some of the stuff they took out.
7.2, dubbed The Tomb of Sargeras, sends players back to the Broken shore to work on their class order campaigns, fend off legion assaults via invasion world quests, dungeon through the Cathedral of Eternal Night and raid the Tomb itself, take part in PvP brawls (Southshore vs. Tarren Mill is back!), and upgrade their artifacts. Soloers, that last one is for you, no kidding. Flying is also finally on the way; expect account-wide unlocks there… and class mounts for everyone.
And 7.3? Hazzikostas was tight-lipped, but Argus is our destination.
“Players will get to see Patch 7.2: The Tomb of Sargeras on the PTR some time after the launch of Patch 7.1.5,” says the studio.
And this is happening: