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Here’s the World of Warcraft content that’s going away for Battle for Azeroth

Players will be able to bring their Artifact up to full strength immediately to help

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With each new World of Warcraft expansion, some previous expansion features get left behind, and the transition from Legion to Battle for Azeroth is no exception. Blizzard announced today the official list of content that will be unachievable once the pre-patch for Battle for Azeroth hits sometime in the next month or so.

Thankfully, Blizzard has offered a new system to help power up players before this content is completely sunset.

Upon logging in, players will be prompted to meet up with Magni Bronzebeard, a Dwarf king made of diamonds who speaks for planet Azeroth. Magni will bring players to Silithus, where they can empower their Artifacts for one final time, bringing it up to full strength. This should give players — especially those who have fallen behind in Legion — a significant power boost.

Once the pre-Battle for Azeroth patch goes live, players will no longer be able to complete Ahead of the Curve: Argus the Unmaker and Cutting Edge: Argus the Unmaker, two achievements that ask players to defeat the final boss of the final Legion raid on the Heroic and Mythic difficulty, respectively. Ahead of the Curve comes with a mount, so if you want these achievements you’ll need to get a skilled group together in the next few weeks.

Any achievements related to the secondary profession First Aid will also be going away, as the old profession is taken out of the game. Mage Tower appearances for players’ Artifact weapon will also become unachievable after the pre-patch goes live. To help players who are trying to get those final appearances — which can be transmogged going forward — the Mage Tower will now be active all day, every day until the achievement is no longer able to be earned.

While we’re currently unsure of the exact date for the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch, it will likely release in just a few weeks, about a month or so out from the expansion’s release date.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth will be released for Mac and Windows PC on August 14.

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