World of Warcraft sees Visions of N'Zoth update clearly today

The Old Gods are not so easily beaten, as World of Warcraft launches the Visions of N'Zoth update today.


World of Warcraft players might have thought they were finished dealing with the Old Gods. Oh, those poor pitiful fools. The Old Gods cannot be dispatched so easily. That's not how they became Old Gods. So naturally, they're still ready to cause some mayhem around Azeroth. Specifically, N'Zoth is bringing nightmares to World of Warcraft players as part of Battle for Azeroth's final chapter, Visions of N'Zoth.

As the smoke is starting to settle from this latest conflict between the Alliance and the Horde, N'Zoth has escaped from his captivity and spread an ancient corruption across all the land. Everyone is now seeing nightmares before them, including Anduin Wrynn, as indicated by the trailer above. The Visions of N'Zoth storyline will officially bring Battle for Azeroth to a close and prepare World of Warcraft for the release of the Shadowlands expansion, which is expected to release later this year.

In terms of content, players can expect to find two new Allied Races: the vulpera and the mechagnomes. New Death Knights, a revamped Auction House, and new gear will also be a part of this update. But the big item of interest for a lot of WoW players looks to be the new Ny'alotha, The Waking City raid. This raid will see brave teams of players attempt to survive the harrowing 12 bosses contained within Ny'alotha, culminating with a climactic clash with N'Zoth himself. This is a Level 120 raid and not for the faint of heart, with the raid set to officially open up next week.

There is much more contained within the Visions of N'Zoth update, including information on Battle for Azeroth: Season 4, which is set to begin on January 21, alongside the new raid. For more information on everything hitting World of Warcraft today, be sure to check out the World of Warcraft website.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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    January 14, 2020 5:45 PM

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    • Zek legacy 10 years legacy 20 years
      January 15, 2020 7:08 AM

      I've been getting into FF14 lately and having fun, which makes me want to play WoW again as well. WoW definitely has better combat but much worse story. It might be too late for BFA for me, but I'm intrigued by Shadowlands, I hope they can right the ship. I don't even care that much about the endgame stuff people always complain about, I treat MMOs more like open world games. I just like clearing all the quests once and moving on.

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        January 15, 2020 10:49 AM

        Everything I saw during the Blizzcon presentation made Shadowlands look like a completely by-the-numbers expansion. There's only so many times I could play the same expansion with a different skin before getting bored of it.

        • Zek legacy 10 years legacy 20 years
          January 15, 2020 11:08 AM

          Yeah that's why I've historically played only every other WoW expansion. Sometimes I'm in the mood for it, sometimes I'm not. There are some more radical things I really want them to try, for example same-character multi classing like FF14 had would be awesome.

          I am glad they're doing the level squish at least, though I use level boosts anyway. Letting the player choose any one expansion to use as their 1-50 level ramp is pretty smart. Though I want to see another old world remake at some point, Cata was my favorite expansion because of that.

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            January 15, 2020 11:28 AM

            I don't see myself going back to WoW. I raided heavily through WotLK and Cata and just burned out. Ever since then, I come back to check out new expansions and enjoy each one less and less.

            The Secret World (and SWTOR too) kinda spoiled me as far as storytelling in MMOs. WoW's story is beyond ludicrous at this point. FF14 has a decent story too, but it's very anime/japanese.

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          January 15, 2020 11:14 AM

          Don’t know what you’re expecting but the presentation was pretty bare bones.
          At its core it’s still WoW and an expansion alone won’t be changing that very much other than introducing some new gameplay systems.
          The best things they announced we’re the reversal on time sink power grinds.
          The new areas all look pretty distinct and interesting and the story has some real promise.

          I’m excited.

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            January 15, 2020 11:18 AM

            If it works for you, that's fine. My wife and I watched the presentation and thought it looked like the same old shit.

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      January 15, 2020 11:05 AM

      Thankfully the last patch of BFA but it seems to be decent so far. Love the old gods stuff.
      Pretty hyped for Shadowlands.

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