WoW 6.2: Fury of Hellfire Launches

World of Warcraft 6.2: Fury of Hellfire has finally launched, featuring a new zone, a new Garrison feature, and a new raid.

WoW 6.2 Fury of Hellfire

At first glance, WoW 6.2: Fury of Hellfire feels less like a patch and more like a minor expansion. The patch notes page on battle.net is so long, it needs a Table of Contents. Sifting through the page is daunting. Here are the highlights:

New Zone: The Invasion of the Tanaan Jungle

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Heroes can now return to the Tanaan Jungle and reopen the portal to Azeroth. The new series of chapter-based quests will pit players against an ultimate test of skill and mettle.

From battle.net:

  • Heroes of the Horde and the Alliance, return to Tanaan Jungle and stop Gul’dan’s plan to drag the whole of Draenor into chaos while plotting to reopen the portal for a massive invasion of Azeroth. Embark on a new series of chapter-based quests putting everything you’ve learned on Draenor to the test.
  • One does not merely stroll into Tanaan Jungle. You’ll progress through a series of quests in which you’ll be asked to build a Shipyard and begin an assault on Tanaan by sea, culminating in the creation of a new forward base of operations. From this new outpost, you’ll go on the offense and launch assaults to undermine Gul’dan’s plan to drag all of Draenor into chaos.
  • Tanaan Jungle has open-world questing with rare creatures and hidden treasures scattered throughout the zone.

New Garrison Feature: Shipyard and Naval Missions

Patch 6.2 introduces a completely new theater of war: naval missions. Players fight to control the red seas of Draenor and defeat the Iron Horde. Starting at level 3, players can create Shipyards and command armadas to topple enemies.

From battle.net:

  • Take command of your forces in a whole new theater of war, fighting to control the red seas of Draenor and push back the twisted remnants of the Iron Horde.
  • Shipyard

    • Characters with a level 3 garrison can now construct a Shipyard to take the fight to the seas. Report to your Garrison and accept the “War Council” quest.
    • Command an armada and dispatch your ships on new Naval Missions.
    • Build destroyers, submarines, carriers, battleships, and transports at your Shipyard.
    • Upgrade the Shipyard to increase your maximum fleet size.
  • Naval Missions

    • Naval Missions require Oil, a new resource. Oil can be found from various sources but scouts report that the Iron Horde has stockpiles of it around Tanaan.
    • The seas around Draenor are treacherous. Ships that fail a Naval Mission have a chance to be sunk, lost forever at sea.

Hellfire Citadel Raid

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On top of that, Blizzard has introduced a new raid: the Hellfire Citadel. Players must fight and defeat Gul’dan to end his onslaught on Azeroth.

From battle.net:

  • Assault the Hellfire Citadel, mighty fortress of the Iron Horde, torn asunder by fel energies unleashed by Gul’dan, and put a stop on his plans to launch a new invasion on Azeroth!
  • Hellfire Citadel stands at the heart of Tanaan Jungle, where 13 deadly bosses await you, including Kilrogg Deadeye, the monstrous Gorefiend, a reanimated Mannoroth, and Archimonde himself.
  • Players can earn items ranging in power from item level 675-685 in Raid Finder up to item level 735 in Mythic difficulty.

For more news, visit the official dev blog page here.

Source: battle.net

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