This Month in WoW – October 2015

October is the month of festivals! This year, we’re spending the month celebrating brew, tricky treats, and PvP as we zero in on BlizzCon 2015. Make your October plans now. It’ll be over before you know it!

In-Game Events

Brewfest [September 20-October 6]

Brewfest is a time to enjoy the fermented fruits of the harvest: pretzels, cheese, and brew! The competing breweries Thunderbrew, Barleybrew, and the Ogres, all come together outside of all the major cities in a bid to outdo each other with their special ales, meads, and beers. Brave adventurers are invited to sit back, take a pull, and sample the finest wares these brewers have to offer!

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Brewfest is your only chance to acquire the Swift Brewfest Ram and Great Brewfest Kodo mounts, as well as the Wolpertinger and Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm pets. It’s also your chance to get your brew-covered mitts on a few new items: the Stout Alemental pet, the Steamworks Sausage Grill, and Brewfest Banner toys!

Darkmoon Faire Returns [October 4-11]

The wondrous and mystical Darkmoon Faire returns to Azeroth on October 4, and if you haven’t completed all of Silas Darkmoon’s new Darkmoon Races, now’s the time! Test your speed and agility on a variety of racing mounts as you dodge electrifying obstacles and zip all over Darkmoon Island for rewards and achievements. You may also want to take a few moments to be a kid again by going for a ride on the new Darkmoon Seesaw.

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The faire continues to be one of the best ways to acquire heirloom gear, and don’t forget all of the toys, mounts, and pets that can only be gotten here. Bash some gnolls!

Hallow’s End [October 18 – November 1]

Hallow's End is a celebration of the break between the Forsaken and the Scourge. Many tricks and treats await adventurers seeking holiday fun, including defeating the Headless Horseman, visiting inns and cities for fun items such as masks and costumes, and eating way too much candy in one sitting.

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You’ll find a special Hallow’s End Wickerman set up and ready to burn in Stormwind and near the Undercity in the Ruins of Lordaeron. Every four hours, Genn Greymane and Lady Sylvanas will arrive to light each faction’s respective Wickerman in celebration of Hallow’s End. Of course, it wouldn’t be Hallow’s End without a little mischief.

Don't forget to visit your Garrison's Events Coordinator during Hallow's End to outfit your Garrison with spooky supplies, goulish guises, creepy crawlers, and more! For more information on Hallow's End event updates, visit Wowhead's comprehensive guide.

Upcoming World of Warcraft Tournaments

Road to BlizzCon: WoW European Championship

BlizzCon is only a few weeks away and teams are vying for a chance to make it to the finals. Don’t miss the WoW European Championship, taking place at the 2015 European Road to BlizzCon in Prague’s O2 Arena on October 3-4. Don’t worry if you can’t be there in person—we’ll be bringing the adrenaline-charged action to you via live stream throughout the weekend.

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For event and stream details, including the schedule, be sure to check out the official 2015 European Road to BlizzCon website at www.euRTB2015.com.

ESL WoW (EU)

The Electronic Sports League continues to bring the weekend WoW action on:

  • Saturday, October 17 at 18:00 CEST (9:00 a.m. PDT)

For more information, head over to the ESL news site, and don’t forget to follow ESL on Twitch and Twitter.

Bonus Events

September 30 – October 5: Burning Crusade Timewalking Dungeon Bonus Event
October 7 – October 12: Apexis Bonus Event
October 14 – October 19: Arena Skirmish Bonus Event
October 21 – October 26: Northrend Timewalking Dungeons Bonus Event
October 28 – November 2: Battlegrounds Bonus Event

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  • In-Game Shop Expands
    The in-game Shop has expanded to provide access to select paid character services, including Appearance, Faction, Name, and Race Changes*—all right from the comfort of the character-selection screen. Now you can change your allegiance, alter your identity, or make your character over to transform them into a better . . . them.
  • Burning Crusade Timewalking Event Sept. 30 – Oct. 5
    If your character has reached level 71 or higher, you can queue for Burning Crusade Timewalking Dungeons now through Monday, October 5.

In-Game Shop Expands

The in-game Shop has expanded to provide access to select paid character services, including Appearance, Faction, Name, and Race Changes*—all right from the comfort of the character-selection screen. Now you can change your allegiance, alter your identity, or make your character over to transform them into a better . . . them.

  • Appearance Change—Change your character’s appearance, including their gender, face, skin color, hair color, hair style, and name as desired. Learn more about eligibility and restrictions for this service here.
  • Faction Change—Switch your allegiance from Horde to Alliance or Alliance to Horde. Learn more about eligibility and restrictions for this service here.
  • Name Change—Change your character’s name to something a bit more them (or you). Learn more about eligibility and restrictions for this service here.
  • Race Change—Change your race to one within your same faction. Learn more about eligibility and restrictions for this service here.

*Please note that these services are not available for purchase within the Shop while logged in to a character in the game. To access them, you’ll need to log out to the character-selection screen.

Burning Crusade Timewalking Event Sept. 30 – Oct. 5

If your character has reached level 71 or higher, you can queue for Burning Crusade Timewalking Dungeons now through Monday, October 5. You’ll be rewarded with loot that has been scaled to your level, and you’ll face the challenges of:

The Arcatraz
Black Morass
Mana-Tombs
The Shattered Halls
The Slave Pens

Before you venture back into Outland, make sure you pick up the quest “A Burning Path Through Time”, which rewards both a Seal of Inevitable Fate and an Iron Fleet Treasure Chest*.

*Chest will almost certainly contain a Hellfire Citadel item in the ilvl 690-705 range.

Which boss in the five dungeons above is the hardest, in your opinion?

Going Out Inn Style – A Poll

Brewfest is underway! It’s a grand old time of eating foods and racing rams and, of course, brew! Every day is another chance to earn the tokens you’ll need to exchange for your Stout Alemental.

Once you’ve had your fill on the Brewfest grounds, there’s no reason to stop celebrating amongst friends with another round. You’ll just need to pick a place to go for the afterparty, and Azeroth has some truly remarkable inns to choose among.

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