World Of Warcraft Classic Gates Of Ahn'Qiraj Coming Next Month

Another classic WoW world event from 2006 is coming back to the remastered MMO in July.


World of Warcraft Classic is bringing back another old-school event next month. The Gates of Ahn’Qiraj will unlock on July 28 when the weekly raid reset occurs, opening a new quest chain.

The date comes from a community mangaer on the Blizzard forums. The note said that version 1.13.5 will go live in July, which will unlock a quest to craft the Scepter of Shifting Sands. Players will also be able to contribute resources to the Ahn'Qiraj war, and once both activities have been completed on a realm, it will open the gates.

The original event took place in 2006, and opened raids in the Ruins of Ahn'Qiraj and the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj. It also consisted of elite quest chains and a lengthy war sequence. The gates were permanently opened in a subsequent update in 2009, but then the quests were closed in the Cataclysm expansion.

World of Warcraft Classic is kept separate from the main ongoing World of Warcraft game, letting players experience (or re-experience) the MMO as it used to be. That means a lot of the streamlining and quality-of-life changes that took root in later updates are missing, but it's also not as complex in other ways. We found it an engaging throwback that's more than mere nostalgia.

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