World of Warcraft: Shadowlands - Major Features Coming in Content Update 9.2.5

Content Update 9.2.5
Content Update 9.2.5 Blizzard

Blizzard is set to release Content Update 9.2.5 for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands next week. What are the things coming in this patch?

Well, there are a few noteworthy ones. The first is a new feature called cross-faction instances, where players can send party invites directly to the members of the opposing faction. This means that a Horde player can send an invite to a member of the Alliance and vice versa.

The second is some new quests for Blood Elves and Dark Iron Dwarves. These quests grant players with a new mount and skins that can change weapon appearances when completed.

And lastly, there will be a new arena in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands called the Enigma Crucible. Located within the ancient wonder of Zereth Mortis, this PvP battlefield offers players unique challenges to test their skills.

Update Highlights

  • All Covenant Sanctum feature achievements are now visible and count towards your character's total achievement points, regardless of which covenant your character currently belongs to. Nonetheless, all characters must belong to a Covenant to earn that Covenant’s specific achievements
  • Tower Ranger criteria now require The Jailer's Gauntlet: Layer 4 (was Layer 8)
  • Removed the experience point reduction that is applied to level 51 to 60 characters while in Party Sync
  • Premade Groups in the Group Finder listings for Mythic dungeons, raids, or rated arena/RBGs are now open to applicants of both factions, though the group leader may choose to restrict the listing to same-faction applicants if they so choose
  • WoW Communities now have the option to be cross-faction, while Guilds will remain single-faction
  • The following instances are not cross-faction:
    • Trial of the Champion
    • Trial of the Crusader
    • Vault of Archavon
    • Icecrown Citadel
    • Baradin Hold
    • Siege of Boralus
    • Battle of Dazar'alor
    • Darkmaul Citadel (Exile's Reach dungeon)
  • Sepulcher of the First Ones
    • Cross-Realm raiding is now available on Mythic difficulty
  • Broker Mark of Distinction now increases the Renown of your currently active Covenant to 60 (was 40)
  • Renown catch-up is accelerated through Renown 60 (was 48)
  • Increased the experience points earned when crafting Specialized Armor and Jewelry for creating Runecarving items by 400%
  • All search filter dropdowns now have a button that lets you easily remove all active filters
  • The default hand cursor now has new, higher-resolution art for its larger sizes under Interface Options > Accessibility
  • The Report Player pane has been redesigned, with new categories added

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Content Update 9.2.5 goes live on May 31.

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