GUIDE: Patch 8.2.5

Patch 8.2.5 goes live 24th (US) and 25th (EU) of September

This comes out in patch 8.2.5

  • New character models for the worgen and goblins.
  • Party Sync
  • Recruit a Friend Returns
  • Final Conclusion of the War Campaign
  • New Questline with Magni
  • New content (mainly for Alliance) with a Bumble Bee Mount
  • "New" Raid - Wow 15th Anniversary Event
  • New Timewalking Raid - Firelands
  • Holiday Updates

New character models

worgen and goblins are getting some improvements to their character models. These updates touch on every aspect of how the worgen and goblins look—from their faces to their animations.

Party Sync

  • When players activate Party Sync, everyone in the party becomes aligned to the same quest state and phase. 
  • By mousing over a quest in your tracker, you can see who’s on a given quest, what their progress is, and who’s ready to turn it in. 
  • You’ll also have access to a “replay quest” feature. This allows players who have already completed certain quests to replay those quests with their friends for rewards that are appropriate to their current level, regardless of the original level of the quest.
  • Quests can be replayed for rewards once a day.
  • Lower-level players can queue for instanced content (such as Battlegrounds and dungeons) in their level range, and higher-level players can choose to join them by having their level scaled down.

  • Unlike Timewalking, when your level is scaled for dungeons, you will temporarily lose access to abilities and powers (such as Azerite Traits and over-level spell, abilities, talents, and trinkets’ effects) with requirements that exceed your reduced level.

Recruit A Friend Returns

If you have active game time, you’ll be able to recruit up to 10 friends.

This includes players who haven’t been subscribed for over two years and newcomers.

Playing together in a party rewards 50% bonus experience for faster leveling and you can summon each other once every 30 minutes.

Recruiting a friend leads to rewards: Each month your recruits have active game time, you’ll earn a new reward, such as unique pets, mounts, game time, and more. These rewards unlock each month and scale with the amount of time your recruits have subscribed for.

Final Conclusion of the War Campaign

Tensions continue to rise between Saurfang, Anduin, and the Banshee Queen Sylvanas. Discover the fate of the Horde and Alliance in the final chapter of the War Campaign.

New Questline with Magni

Level 120 players should seek out Magni in the Chamber of Heart to continue the story and discover the Black Dragonflight’s whereabouts.

New content (mosty for Alliance) with a Bumble Bee Mount

There is a new Hive in the mountains of Stormsong Valley. 

For Alliance players, there will be an NPC (Barry the Beekeeper) with quests to gain reputation that unlocks the Bumble Bee Mount, for a price. 

Honeyback Harvester mount

New Battle Pets

Three new battle pets are available as well that BOTH Horde and Alliance can achieve.

Papi: Legend has it that these purple butterflies came from a place called Devil’s Island.
Drop: Fresh Jelly Deposit in Stormsong Valley.

Sunsoaked Flitter: The wings of this butterfly start off with no distinct color, but slowly change to yellow as they spend time in the sunlight.
Drop: Fresh Jelly Deposit in Stormsong Valley.

Crimson Skipper: This butterfly is stained red from the blood of its enemies.
Drop: Honey Smasher.

Recruit A Friend Rewards


In this area you will find nice loot as well, and both Alliance and Horde can do it.

 Pest Patrol

New creatures have swarmed the area. Squash them for a chance to collect unique loot.

2) Praise the Sun

If you see a ray of light, follow it—at the other end you may encounter some beeing that could use your assistance. Helpful heroes will be granted sweet rewards including the Glyph of Dire Bees which can be looted by Hunters from both factions.

"New" Raid - Wow 15th Anniversary Event

On the 15th of November, there are some special events taking place. 


Players who log in during the event period will receive an Anniversary Gift in the mail, which includes:

  • a Lil’ Nefarian battle pet
  • a Celebration Package that increases experience and reputation gains throughout the event
  • a reusable firework that can be used for the duration of the event
  • an item that teleports you to the Caverns of Time (usable only during the event)
  • other in-game goodies

New Raids: Memories of Azeroth

Chromie allows you to go back in time and relive raid encounters from  Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, and Cataclysm.

Each of these limited-time raids will feature three iconic bosses, and they’ll be available as their own wings through the Raid Finder.

Return to Alterac Valley of Olde

Alterac Valley old school style will be available.

Kill enemies and loot tokens from their corpses to summon reinforcements in Korrak’s Revenge

Players who participate in Korrak’s Revenge and complete the Alterac Valley of Olde achievement can earn two new mounts:

  • the Stormpike Battle Ram (Alliance)
  • the Frostwolf Snarler (Horde).

New Timewalking Raid - Firelands

While Cataclysm Timewalking is active, max-level players will be able to form a raid group and enter the Sulfuron Spire raid. 

Your character will be scaled as usual when doing timewalking raids. 

The rewards are the same but with an ilvl that fits your character level. 

Holiday Updates

Lunar Festival

Embark on an adventure around Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms to complete the Rite of the Moon and help an old druid bless her Staff of Moonflowers.

In return, she will enchant your flower crowns so they never die, and you can transmogrify them year-round!

Other stuff added and changed


  • Goblins
    • Goblins now wave at Gobber after casting Pack Hobgoblin (Racial).
    • Gobber now waves back at the player and makes a sound when summoned.
    • Rocket Barrage (Racial) now makes sound and the rockets launch from the belt instead of the caster’s feet.


  • Increased the size of the visual indicating where a player will resurrect after accepting a resurrection during combat.
  • Hunter
    • Beast Master
      • Animal Companion (Talent) now reduces extra pet damage by 35% (was 40%).
    • Paladin
      • Holy
        • Glimmer of Light (Azerite Trait) can now be dispelled by abilities that remove Magic effects.
    • Rogue
      • Blind’s debuff is now displayed on enemy nameplates.
    • Shaman
      • A player that can Reincarnate from Ancestral Protection Totem (Talent) now sees a glowing screen edge and visual effect.
        • Restoration
          • Deluge (Talent) now increases the healing of Healing Wave and Healing Surge, in addition to Chain Heal.

Black Market Auction House

  • New enchantment, transmogrifiable gear, and mount listings have been added.
  • Unclaimed Black Market Auction House Containers will now fully create the item when open or viewed in any way. No peeking!
  • Removed Grimoire of the Four Winds

Items and Rewards

  • Added Glyph of Lavish Servings which allows Mages to change the appearance of their Mage Table.
  • Players who collected Upgraded Dungeon Set pieces can now replace sold or destroyed pieces for 75 Darkmoon Prize Tickets from Barum while Darkmoon Faire is active.
  • Raddon’s Cascading Eyes can now only reduce the cooldown of Eye Beam by up to a maximum of 20 seconds per cast of Eye Beam.
  • Timewalking vendors now restrict their wares to those who can participate in their respective Timewalking events.

Player versus Player

  • Battlegrounds
    • Epic Ashran
      • New Ancient Artifact: Solar Sphere
        • A new artifact of power has been discovered in Ashran’s underground mines—the Solar Sphere. The faction who captures its power will gain 20% haste while controlled.
      • Many of the NPCs within the Road of Glory have been removed to improve performance.
      • Fangraal and Kronus now cost 3,000 Artifact Fragments (was 300).
      • Fangraal and Kronus now deal increased damage and have a new a melee cleave ability.
      • The Reinforcement count has been reduced to 150 (was 300).
      • Front Line Fortitude now increases health to all melee players and NPCs within the Road of Glory by 100% (was 30%).
      • The Ancient Artifact now spawns after a player kills the Ancient Inferno rather than randomly spawning on the map.
    • Epic Wintergrasp
      • Vehicles are no longer affected by movement slowing effects or roots.
      • Damage done by Catapults has been slightly increased.
      • The Siege Engine now has increased health.
    • Mercenaries no longer benefit from the effects of Enlistment Bonus.


  • Several items created with Kul Tiran Engineering now have a minimum level requirement.
    • Electroshock Mount Motivator, F.R.I.E.D, Organic Discombobulation Grenade, Thermo-Accelerated Plague Spreader, Unstable Temporal Time Shifter, can now only be used by level 110 or higher characters.

Quests and World Quests

  • World Quests and Missions now offer gold or war resources instead of Artifact Power to players who can no longer progress their Heart of Azeroth (level 70).
    • War Campaign Updates
      • All reputation requirements have been removed from the following War Campaign quests:
        • Horde:“A Stroll Through a Cemetery,” “Tracking Tidesages,” “Journey to the Middle of Nowhere,” “When a Plan Comes Together,” “A Mech for a Goblin,” “Breaking Out Ashvane,” and “War Is Here.”
        • Alliance:“Crippling the Horde,” “Our Next Target,” “Intercepted Orders” “Bringing Down the Fleet,” “Sensitive Intel,” “The Abyssal Scepter,” and “The Fall of Zuldazar.”
      • Players are no longer required to level a Nazjatar companion to level 3 to access the War Campaign quest “Stay of Execution.”

User Interface

  • Auction House purchases over 50,000 gold now require players to confirm the purchase in a dialogue box.
  • Player characters can now be displayed in the Mount Journal preview. This can be toggled on or off with the “Show Character” option in the viewport window.
  • Class color and faction icon now displays in the Character Select screen.
  • The System Menu button now always appears in the Character Select screen.
  • Players can now toggle between the map of a quest’s final destination and its initial start point by clicking on the arrow icon next to it in the Map & Quest log

Companion App

  • Community chat improvements.
  • Fixed a bug that required users to log in twice before accessing the app.
21 Sep 2019