Blizzard has announced that they will be launching the Zul’Gurub raid as part of its WoW Classic Phase 4 plans in April. World of Warcraft gamers have been waiting some time for the update and it likes it will be another week before everything is ready. Blizzard has elected to launch WoW Classic content in waves since the mode went live back in 2019. The issues with overloaded servers have now passed, meaning that the rollout of the latest content should run smoother than in the past.
WHEN DOES WOW CLASSIC PHASE 4 RELEASE?
According to Blizzard, WoW Classic Phase 4 content will be released on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
This will include the Zul’Gurub raid, as well as the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza, and Dragons of Nightmare event.
From what has been shared so far, Blizzard plans to release this new WoW Classic Phase 4 content at 3pm PT.
This should mean that the big WoW Classic update will be available to download by 11pm, BST, in the UK.
Details on the new content coming to World of Warcraft can be found below, courtesy of Blizzard.
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-man 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.
It follows news that Blizzard is weighing up the release of the Burning Crusade expansion in WoW Classic. A survey was released by Blizzard earlier in 2020 gauging the interest in seeing that content launch in-game.
Two questions were asked, with the main one asking the level of interest the person had in playing a Classic version of The Burning Crusade. It’s unclear what the results were and if we will see such a content package released by Blizzard in the future.