World of Warcraft: Legion, Holiday and BlizzCon 2015 Goodies Inbound
Blizzard is preparing a variety of new mounts, pets, toys, trinkets and other fun goodies for World of Warcraft over the next few months. Courtesy of MMO-Champion, we got a special look at these new features. This info comes from Patch 6.2.2 on the Public Test Realms. Over the years, the holiday-themed celebrations of Hallow's End and Winter's Veil have gotten kind of stagnant, as the same quests and treats would be given out on an annual basis with a few exceptions. This time around, Blizzard is adding some noteworthy changes to Azeroth's versions of Halloween and Christmas. Instead of those flimsy masks used to unlock achievements, Hallow's End will add new VanCleef and Deathwing costumes (probably his human form). Your Garrison's bird companion, Pepe, will be having a new scarecrow outfit to keep up with the festivities.
In terms of Winter's Veil, you will be able find and fight Grumpus, and there's a new Minion of Grumpus mount model, so all you mount hoarders out there might want to keep an eye out for him. This year's big Winter's Veil gift appears to be a sled that you can have a party member OR a battle pet pull you with, which is awesome.
As you may have guessed, Murkidan is the 2015 BlizzCon pet you get for attending the event or ordering it on PPV. There will likely be bonuses for Blizzard's other major games from BlizzCon as well. World of Warcraft: Legion is likely going to offer the Illidari Felstalker as a Collector's Edition mount. It kind of looks like an elite version of the Felstalker (which kind of similar to the Felhunter for all you Warlocks). A younger/smaller Felstalker cub is going to accompany it as a pet for the Collector's Edition. That Protoss pet above is probably the bonus you get in WoW from buying StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, which is going to launch in late 2015 or early 2016.
Here's a moose mount that is supposedly heading to WoW's in-game store. A Heavenly Azure Cloud Serpent is going to be added as an bonus for the 300 mount achievement (they're an expansion late with that one and should've just included a Warlords-themed mount by this point). Of course, not everything that heads to the PTR ends up in the actual game, so don't try to duel me if you don't see some of these things in Azeroth on the main servers.
Blizzard hasn't unveiled a launch window for World of Warcraft: Legion yet (we're probably going to have to wait until BlizzCon 2015 to find out), but I wouldn't expect it out until the fall of 2016 at the earliest, considering that Warlords of Draenor hasn't even been out for a year yet. Lastly, there appears to be a free level 100 character boost that will be included with the Legion expansion, similar to the one offered with Warlords.
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