The upcoming World of Warcraft patch 6.2 ‘Fury of Hellfire’ is coming tomorrow, June 23rd. There are a few key things being added to the game as well as points that move the story along.
A new addition to a newer mechanic is the ability to add shipyards to your privately owned Garrisons. Of course rewards are given when you complete quests and these include materials for the actual shipyard. The biggest reason to build a shipyard is to get to the Tanaan Jungle, a zone for level 100 characters that features all new challenges.
Tanaan features all new quests as well as pushes the story along. The Garrison campaign chapter-based quest will be a new series of random quests that pull players deeper into the Tanaan jungle and features key locations such as the cave where Kilrogg sacrificed his eye. As the story unfolds you’ll learn of new threats and eventually combat them. There is plenty going on with Tanaan so I’ll let the link to the official patch notes take over from here (below).
The Timewalking feature will be added in the 6.2 patch and will bring seven different weekend events to the game. These events will run from noon Friday to noon Monday every week. Timewalking events will allow players to queue up for a random classic dungeon that will feature a new “heroic” difficulty. While participating in a Timewalking event your character’s stats as well as gear will be scaled down heavily. This dungeons that were once a challenge in early levels will be difficult once again.
Of course loot is a plenty for those that participate in Timewalking events but the trick is they gear will scale up to your current level once you’re done with an event. Old school weapons will be viable to a level 100.
Timewalking will be available to anyone level 71 and higher for Burning Crusade content, and level 81 and up for Wrath of the Lich King content. As a side note, while you will be less powerful you will retain all of your skills and talents. Should make these classic dungeons a bit more interesting to play though.
Once major addition is the ability to fly in Draenor and this alone should get people really excited for 6.2. Blizzard still wants a fair amount of exploring to be done by players however so you’ll have to work for the right to lift off. A new meta-achievement titled Draenor Pathfinder can be earned by exploring all that Draenor has to offer. You’ll also be tasked to collect 100 treasures, completing the Draenor Loremaster and Securing Draenor achievements, and raising the three new Tanaar Jungle reputations to Revered. After all of this you will be awarded a rylak mount, one of the creature’s native to Draenor. You still won’t be able to fly however until a follow-up patch (6.2.x) when all players who have Draenor Pathfinder on at least one character will unlock the ability to fly in Draenor on all their level 90+ characters.
There is much more to explore in this patch including new pets to collect, a few raids to conquer, and armor sets to horde. Follow the link below for the full patch notes from Blizzard.