World of Warcraft : Battle for Azeroth patch 8.2, Tides of Vengeance, is over a month old. With a packed developer update, Blizzard revealed the key features coming in 8.2.5 later this year.
The The Firelands raid from the Cataclysm expansion is coming back for this patch, and it's the third returning Burning Crusade [19459004 Wrath of the Lich King are already in the game.)
Starting in 8.2.5, Firelands wants to be available every few months for a week. Like the other raids, players want to get scaled down before entering, to simulate an old-timey World of Warcraft experience.
With 8.2.5, the Goblin and Worgen races are finally getting their talk about model updates. Characters of those two races wants to look and feel better than they currently do.
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One of the more exciting, system-level features coming in 8.2.5 is a new Party Sync feature. Blizzard is it like this:
When players activate Party Sync, everyone in the party becomes aligned to the same quest state, including phases.
While they are having some fun now, Party Sync seems to finesse some of its rough, if we're reading this right. Blizzard is also offering players the chance to repeat old quests when playing with friends for level-appropriate rewards. The Recruit A Friend feature is coming back after a short hiatus.
There's no doubt about this, but Blizzard has yet to update the beta environment. Patch 8.2.5 will likely come out later this year, before World of Warcraft 's anniversary in November.