World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth will release in only a few weeks, on Aug. 14. But as usual, the new expansion’s first raid won’t drop until Sept. 4, giving players ample time to prepare their characters once the expansion is released.
Uldir will open with Normal and Heroic difficulty on Sept. 4. A week later, on Sept. 11, the Mythic race to kill G’huun the blood god will begin. The first wing of Uldir in the Looking For Raid matchmaking difficulty will also be released on Sept. 11. On Sept. 25, wing two of Looking For Raid will open, with the final wing opening on Oct. 9.
Uldir is an ancient, Titan facility filled with all sorts of weird science. It’s filled with experiments gone wrong and Titan constructs. There are eight bosses to take down in Uldir: Taloc, Zek’voz, MOTHER, Vectis, Zul, Fetid Devourer, Mythrax, and G’huun. You can check out all of the bosses and their abilities on WoWHead.
Update: A Blizzard representative confirmed to Polygon that the Sept. 4 date is indeed correct. The article has been changed to remove any previous speculation. Game director Ion Hazzikostas also responded to a fan on Twitter, citing the team’s reasons for the three week time-frame.
The raid (and PvP season, etc.) opening three weeks after the expansion launches has been the standard for the past couple of expansions now. That number was chosen based on player gameplay patterns in terms of getting to max level and starting to gear up.— Ion Hazzikostas (@WatcherDev) July 25, 2018