Zul'Gurub Opens April 16

We’re pleased to announce that our next WoW Classic content unlock will occur at the same time on all realms: 12:01 a.m. CEST on Thursday, April 16.

Hidden in the jungles of Stranglethorn, an ancient Troll city full of peril has been uncovered. Do you have what it takes to delve into its mysteries with a band of hardy explorers? There’s only one way to find out! Zul’Gurub is a high-level, 20-person raid instance with 120 new rare and epic items to uncover. Adventure awaits!

Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza
The Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza is a grand new event set along the coasts of Stranglethorn Vale. Early on the appointed day, friendly neighborhood goblins will visit Ironforge and Orgrimmar to inform aspiring anglers of the grand tournament and give instructions. At the appropriate time, the shout will ring out across Stranglethorn to bait your hooks and cast your lines!

The Dragons of Nightmare
Something is amiss in the Emerald Dream. Immense dragons with the shimmering emerald scales of the Green Dragonflight have been sighted guarding the portals at the Great Trees. These once-noble creatures crawl with a new, strange menace, not the peace for which Ysera is known. Bring many allies should you dare to confront them; their powers are formidable and they will not hesitate to crush any who draw near.

The Stirring of the Silithid
The arid sands of Silithus are shifting. Something is awakening beyond the wall to the south. Aid the Druids of the Cenarion Circle as they delve into the mysteries of the desert. Seek answers behind the Twilight Hammer’s presence. Discover more about the alien creatures known as the Silithid as you explore their hives. Many new endeavors await the high-level adventurer!

Prepare yourselves!


Good news!

poggers thanks

Awesome cannot wait!

What about the silithus part of Patch 1.8 (which was the one with the green Dragons)? Summoning the Abyssal Templars, Dukes and Lords? Encrypted Twilight Texts? Is all that in phase 5?


very nice :smile:

Here come all the twinks fishing along the coast!

1.8 was the Silithus rework (along with the Green Dragons), AQ was 1.9. Silithus rework should come now to prepare for the AQ things.

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Thanks, I meant 1.8 :slight_smile:

Will the PTR realms stay down, or do our guild have to find other means to practice?

Practise… ZG? :rofl:


I didn’t say ZG. But yes, ZG as well, ever heard of progress-ranking?

Ya I happen to know a thing or two about that, but hotdamn practising ZG. They won’t reopen the PTR unless they find an internal bug, they never have in the past with one week to go if it got shutdown already.

Suprised they kept it open instead of scheduled testing sessions to begin with honestly.

solo a 5 man normal dungeon on retail, thats the difficulty level of zg

And how will that help us practice ZG speedclears?

Great to hear, but being honest am a bit disappointed you’re not releasing it in time for the long easter weekend, especially with so many people stuck at home

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u will get a feel for the difficulty

I’d think it’ll be phase 4.5.