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World of Warcraft Classic’s Ahn’Qiraj raid will be unlocked on July 28

This update has the good kind of MMO bugs

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World of Warcraft Classic is slowly bringing the full version of of the original MMO experience to life, and one of the biggest raids and events in the game will go live on July 28. Version 1.13.5 will unlock the Ahn’Qiraj content, which brings players to the sandy zone of Silithus.

When the July 28 patch hits, players will begin a quest chain to craft a Scepter of the Shifting Sands. Every server will also run a “war event,” where heroes turn in gathered resources like cloth and leather to leaders in their faction’s capital cities. Once the war effort has been completed, the gates of Ahn’Qiraj will open. This includes a special, one-time event where players can attempt to swarm the zone and ring a gong in order to earn an incredibly rare and exclusive bug mount.

Even once the gates are open, there will still be some new content: two new raids, the larger of which will pit players against the Old God C’Thun. Ahn’Qiraj is the penultimate raid tear of original World of Warcraft, and was followed by the undead citadel of Naxxramas. While Naxxramas was re-rolled out for the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, Ahn’Qiraj has remained an important piece of legacy content, and players will be able to re-experience it with the benefit of modern-day infrastructure, guides, and preparation.

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