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Ulduar, a fan-favorite raid, returns to World of Warcraft

Play it this weekend before it goes away

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Ulduar, one of the most beloved raids from World of Warcraft’s second expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, has been updated this week. Players can group up with between 10 to 30 other players and run through the entirety of the old raid, complete with a modern difficulty and relevant loot drops.

However, there’s a catch. Once the weekly reset happens on Tuesday, Feb. 20, Ulduar will go back to being a legacy raid. Much like when Blizzard revived the Black Temple raid to be available during Burning Crusade Timewalking weeks, Ulduar will only be available for one week at a time.

The raid itself is as you may remember it back when it released in 2009. The only difference is the difficulty of the raid has been adjusted to be similar to a modern raid’s normal setting. Unfortunately, players can’t adjust the raid to be any harder or easier.

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Getting into the Ulduar is fairly simple. Players can find a group using the in-game group finder, head to the version of Dalaran in Northrend (located in the Crystalsong zone), and talk to an NPC named Vormu. You can find Vormu, the Dragonkin who looks like a female dwarf in a yellow dress, in the town square.

Any player who is level 80 or above can play the Timewalking version of Ulduar and receive gear appropriate for their current level. For example, players who are currently level 110 will receive 930 gear. If you’ve never played Ulduar before, there are some helpful guides out there to get you ready to go.

There are 14 boss fights in Ulduar, including the terrifying Old God, Yogg-Saron. This raid is not for the faint of heart, but cool, nostalgic WoW gear awaits you if you succeed.

If you miss out on Ulduar this week, it’ll be back for the week of May 22.