The Floodgates Open
Weekend One Releases are Here!
Your first week of trials has come to a close--the tutorial is over. As Heroes across Azeroth climb the last few steps to 60, procuring new equipment and forming alliances, calm settles over the rush of the first week. But the trials are just beginning: this weekend, the floodgates open, marking the beginning of massive Saturday content releases! The storm whirls again!
The first wave of Season 5 Releases rolls out this Weekend!
Bloody Crow’s Cache
+25 Hand of Fate Quests
PvP Progression 1
Arena Season 1 Start
Launch yourself into the frey, conquer new challenges, empower your Hero, overcome others, and forge your legacy as a Season 5 Champion.
Here are the upcoming releases:
Tackle the Trolls of Gurubashi and slay the Blood God on his altar, Heroes--Zul’Gurub opens this Saturday on Bleeding Hollow. With its release, you’ll be able to engage in the first Raid of Season 5, collecting new gear to prepare for the coming challenges with friends.
Zul’Gurub will be the first chance you have to experience Season 5’s brand new polished classic Raids. A bit of re-tuning and TLC will have Zul’Gurub--and each raid release after it--offering you and your allies a sharper, cleaner challenge. Prepare to experience a new, fine-tuned battle against Hakkar and his minions.
Additionally, with its coming, Bloody Zul’Gurub gear now drops in the High Risk Open World, and has a chance to drop from Scavenging Crates (new ones--saving ones you have now won’t help you!). Want to grab your Bloody Zin’rok? Head out into the Open World and start taking down monsters--your time to rise to power is nearly here.
Note: With the release of Season 5, Ascension has seen the inclusion of two new stats available on gear: PvP and PvE power. Each of these stats has unique properties that deserve a highlight for Heroes who might have missed them the first time around:
PvE Power: Increases the damage that you cause and reduces the damage that you take from monsters. 10 PvE Power increases the damage you deal, and decreases the damage you take, to and from monsters by 1%.
PvP Power: Increases the damage that you cause to other Heroes. 10 PvP Power increases the damage that you cause to other Heroes by 1%.
Bloody Crow’s Cache
Get ready to strap on those parachutes, Heroes--this Saturday, Crow’s Cache comes to Season 5. Prepare to fight for Bloody Gear and glory as you search for the Cache out in the world and battle over the treasure within. Note that you can now use teleporters to get the drop on your enemies in active Cache zones. Once you land, keep your eyes peeled: enemies could lurk anywhere--even above you.
PvP Progression 1, Start!
Jump into battle and test your might, Heroes--PvP Progression 1 starts this Sunday. With its arrival, PvP gear will be available for purchase, and you’ll have everything you need to start showing other Heroes what you’re made of in both Battlegrounds and Arenas. As we jump into the first stage of Season 5’s new PvP Progression System, Heroes will have access to Rare PvP Gear--some of which will require both personal and team Arena Rating! This gear can be purchased for Arena Points, so if you haven’t begun to start gathering those, you probably should.
Arena Season 1 Begins
Starting with the PvP Progression 1, Ascension’s first official Arena Season begins! Get ready to fight against new faces in 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 combat. Compete for Arena Points as well as Rating, power up your Hero, and take down your enemies.
Arena Points work as follows:
Weekly point Cap: 5000
25% of your weekly cap can come from non-arena activities
2v2 and 3v3 Arenas give more points than 1v1
50% of your cap carries over to the next week if you don’t reach it
Your weekly cap increases slightly as you get more than 1500 rating
The Legion Comes
The Burning Legion begins its reign over Azeroth--unless you stop them, Heroes. Use this final weekend to prepare yourselves for Legion Invasions.
Starting next Wednesday, Legion Invasions will assault the world, spawning massive baddies that you’ll need to contend with for supremacy. Snag ancient treasures and send the Legion back to their homeworld as you free the world from their fiery grip.
Legion Invasions offer you a chance to snag toys and treasures, as well as contend with powerful Bosses that will take every ounce of your strength to bring down. Like other invasion points, Legion Invasions will offer you treasure when stopped, as well as a chance to test your mettle against some of the Legion’s toughest enemies. Two bosses will be available at the start of the season, with more on the way. Additionally, a brand new Legion World will be yours to explore in the coming weeks.
Look forward to invasion points landing anywhere in level 30-60 zones. And Heroes, be careful who you trust--the Legion has more than a few of their pawns already on Azeroth.
The first wave of S5 Releases is nearly here, Heroes! Get ready to start really powering up as you soar to new heights and overcome terrible challenges. The Blood God, the Legion, and even other Heroes await you in the coming days.