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May Madness in WoW: A Glance at All the Exciting Events in May

This week in WoW focuses on Cataclysm Classic and patch 10.2.7 for WoW: Dragonflight. In Cataclysm Classic, Deathwing has already struck Azeroth, and players are gearing up for the Cataclysm pre-patch, where they can experience the excitement of the impending Cataclysm.

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While there isn’t a pre-patch for the upcoming expansion, The War Within, in Dragonflight, patch 10.2.7, also known as Dark Heart, offers a glimpse into what’s to come. It serves as a teaser for the content awaiting players in TWW. Let’s delve into the upcoming WoW content and explore what treasures the trading post has in stock for May 2024.

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The Week in WoW (May 3rd to May 16th) Δ

The Cataclysm Pre-Patch is Now Live Δ

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You’ve defeated the Lich King’s undead hordes and put an end to Arthas’ rule. But now, a new threat emerges as Deathwing, the Worldbreaker, emerges from the depths of the Maelstrom, wreaking havoc upon Azeroth. It’s time to rally your allies, ignite the flames of resistance, and forge a path toward a revitalized Azeroth. Join the fray and be a part of shaping the destiny of the world.

The Cataclysm Classic pre-patch marks the beginning of Azeroth’s fragmentation and the alteration of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms’ landscapes. This update brings various system changes, introduces new race and class combinations, and unveils the new Worgen and Goblin races. Additionally, players can dive into learning the new Archeology profession, enhance their equipment through Reforging, and explore other exciting features.

New Playable Races

Players can now choose to play as Goblins and Worgen, adding diversity to the game’s character options.

New Race and Class Combinations

With the pre-patch, there are now more options for players to combine races and classes, allowing for greater customization of characters.

Leveling Updates

Experience a revamped leveling journey from level 1 to level 60 in Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms, with landscapes altered by the cataclysmic events.

Class Updates

Discover fresh talents, talent trees, spells, and other enhancements for each class, providing players with new strategies and playstyles.

New Jobs

Archaeology: Engage in the new Archeology profession, delving into the mysteries of Azeroth’s past and uncovering ancient artifacts.

New Feature

Transmogrification Collection: Collect and apply transmogrification items to customize the appearance of your gear, allowing for greater visual customization of characters.

Updated Character and Equipment Stats

Experience rebalanced character and equipment statistics, offering a refreshed gameplay experience with adjusted mechanics.

Your new adventure kicks off on May 1st with the pre-patch, known as “The Shattering of Azeroth.” The excitement doesn’t stop there; the worldwide launch of Cataclysm Classic follows on May 20th, 2024, starting at 10:00pm GMT. Get ready to embark on an epic journey filled with challenges, triumphs, and unforgettable moments.

Discover more about what’s coming to Azeroth in official Cataclysm Classic overview.

Face Xal’atath in Dark Heart starting May 8th Δ

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Embark on the thrilling conclusion of Dragonflight, setting the stage for the upcoming expansion, The War Within™. Engage in new quest lines, where you’ll confront formidable foes like Xal’atath in the Dark Heart starting May 8th. Earn prestigious heritage armor sets for draenei and trolls, personalize your Kul Tiras human character with one of six new hair colors, and unlock access to all Dragonflight quests for characters at maximum level, regardless of fame level.

Classic Armor for Draenei and Trolls Δ

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Draenei and Troll characters have the opportunity to embark on new quest lines to obtain their heritage armor.


Players with characters level 50 and above can initiate the quest “An Artificer’s Request” by visiting the magically sealed package located in Stormwind. This quest kicks off the Heritage Armor questline, rewarding players with the “Embaari of the Lost Embaari” and “Endurance of the Temple of Telhamat” ensembles. These ensembles include shoulders, back, chest, wrist, hands, waist, legs, feet, and two helmet options.


Characters level 50 and above can undertake the quest “Return to the Echo Isles” by seeking out Zi’guma in Orgrimmar. Completing this quest allows players to finish the Heritage Armor questline and acquire the “Darkspear Pact” ensemble. This ensemble comprises the Rush’kah Mask, along with shoulder, back, chest, wrist, hands, waist, legs, and feet pieces.

WoW Remix: Mists of Pandaria Δ

The World of Warcraft Remix: Mists of Pandaria event commences globally on May 16th at 3:00 pm GMT!

In May the Trading Post Is in Full Bloom Δ

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The Trading Post* is buzzing with activity this month, offering a range of new goods. Engage in various activities to fill the bar at the top of the Travel Journal within the Adventure Guide (accessible via SHIFT + J)**, and you’ll earn this month’s bonus reward: the Wings of the Amber Monarch Butterfly (Transmogrification). Embrace the spirit of spring by adorning your back with these lovely wings.

To explore the latest offerings, visit T&W*** (Tawney and Wilder) located just outside the Mage’s Quarter in Stormwind, or head to the Zen’shiri Trading Post next to Grommash Keep in Orgrimmar. Explore all the items available at the Trading Post in May by visiting our news post on the official site.

*Trading Posts are unavailable in Classic versions of WoW.

**A subscription to World of Warcraft or active game time is required.

***The Adventure Guide is accessible only from level 10 onwards.

The Arena World Championship Returns on May 3rd Δ

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The arena action heats up once again as Season 4 of the Arena World Championship (AWC) kicks off on May 3rd in Dragonflight 2024! Prepare for an adrenaline-fueled spectacle as the gates swing open, welcoming competitors to showcase their skills.

Starting from May 3rd, viewers can catch the intense battles unfold on Twitch during the last two cups of the season, and also on YouTube to witness the thrilling journey of the gladiators as they strive for victory.

In Season 4, the competition intensifies, offering only two paths for the top gladiators to claim victory. Participants will engage in fierce clashes during Cups 3 and 4, each match crucial as they vie for a coveted spot in the Dragonflight Grand Finals. Brace yourself for a series of epic showdowns filled with hand-to-hand combat, narrow escapes, and heart-pounding action.


  • Venue: Online: and
  • Co-Streaming: Co-streaming makes its return! Join your favorite participants’ streams to witness the tournament from their perspective, or gather your friends for a watch party of your own. Sign up for a co-stream using the AWC watch party form.
  • Events
    • Cup 3: May 3rd to 5th
    • Cup 4: May 10th to 12th
    • Final: May 17th to 19th
  • Broadcast Start Time: 3:00 pm GMT
  • Format: Double KO system, best-of-five. Grand Finals, best of seven.


Register Today

Registration for AWC Cup 4 is still ongoing, offering another chance to earn the new Draconic Banner of Aspects! This in-game toy is awarded to each team that competes in a full AWC Cup.

Get in touch on Raider.IO for the next tournament!

Stay Up to Date

Subscribe to the Twitch and YouTube Warcraft channels to catch all the action coming to the Arena on May 3rd! Check out the broadcast schedule on our Esports website.

Get in the Saddle for the North End Cup! Δ

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Embark on a thrilling adventure through the icy skies of Northrend in a frosty dragon racing event.

“The Riders of Azeroth invite dragon riders to race across Northrend! Speak to Lord Andestrasz in Valdrakken to learn more.”

When: April 30 – May 13

Where: Starts in Valdrakken

In a series of twelve races scattered throughout Northrend, dragon riders can test their skills on challenging racecourses in normal, advanced, and reverse variations. Head to Valdrakken and meet Lord Andestrasz near the Podium of Transformation to kick off the event. Complete the starting quest to earn Riders of Azeroth Badges, which can be exchanged for unique rewards from Maztha, also located in Valdrakken.

There are no limits for you (unless you’re aiming to beat the timer). May the winds be at your back as you chase after victory and gold.

Get Up to 33% Off on Selected Classic Services Δ

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Discover life on the other side with discounts of up to 33% on select services until May 7th and embark on thrilling adventures in the World of Warcraft® Classic Progress Realm.

Enjoy a 33% discount on a character upgrade to level 80, allowing you to dive straight into the latest Classic content. With this upgrade, you’ll receive level 80-appropriate equipment, weapon proficiency, a mount, the Skilled Riding skill, and gold. If you prefer a fresh start, save 30% on Character Transfer*, Faction Change, Race Change, and Character Rename Packs.


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