Wowhead Weekly Episode 1: Beta Zones & More

Join Olivia and Perculia in the first episode of Wowhead's new video series: Wowhead Weekly! The ladies discuss Garrisons, the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Beta zones, Legendary buffs and a Warlords Beta Key Giveaway.

Warlords of Draenor: Beta Begins!

Warlords of Draenor, the highly-anticipated World of Warcraft expansion, has just hit beta! Invites are first going to "WoW veterans," ruffling the feathers of the uninvited decade-plus players.

Want better odds of getting into the beta? Our sister site, Wowhead, is running a giveaway! Completing in-game achievements enters you to win one of our 2,000 keys. Check out the post for more details.

So why might you want a beta key? Let's check out what's coming up in Warlords of Draenor!

Introducing Wowhead's Design Revamp!

Today the Wowhead team is proud to present our front-page design revamp! We've all wanted this for a while and we're thrilled to finally share it with you.

Each expansion, we evaluate how we present our site's content and if we can do anything better. For Mists of Pandaria, we refined the layout of Wowhead News to better serve our community—we streamlined the design, added some features to the sidebar and changed the domain.

The Thunder Isle Teaser Trailer

Blizzard's got a full-court press going on behalf of the upcoming 5.2 content patch for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. Today, they unleashed a brand new teaser trailer showcasing what's to come in the realm of The Thunder King!

Brawler's Guild Guide

If you haven't heard, Blizzard's new Brawler's Guild in World of Warcraft is a lot like Fight Club -- an exclusive invite-only club that operates very secretively that members are not supposed to talk about.

Battle Pet, I Choose You!

With the December edition of the Darkmoon Faire kicking off this past weekend, Wowhead has unleashed a complete guide to Battle Pets found in Patch 5.1 Landfall. Yes, that includes the brand-new ones located on Darkmoon Island.

Upgrade Your Items in Patch 5.1

Blizzard is right around the corner from releasing World of Warcraft content patch 5.1 and, as usual, Wowhead has the goods. This time, Perculia gives a rundown on the all-new item upgrade system coming with 5.1.

Have a Brew With the Pandaren Brewmaster

Secretive and elusive the Pandaren race is one of the most revered in all of Azeroth … at least to the fans of the ever-evolving Warcraft universe. Although they were once a proud ally to the night elves in Kalimdor, they have since moved on and separated themselves from the rest of the world. So now that the Pandarens are once again showing themselves in Warcraft (in the form of a player pet), World of Warcraft players are as eager to pick up a piece of Pandaren merchandise as they are to nab the latest murloc plush toy.

Thus, when Blizzard partnered with the DC Unlimited toy company to produce a Pandaren action figure, the editors at ZAM were more than a little interested. We finally got our hands on one of these toys, and we’re ready to give it our detailed run-down (and don’t forget that you have your own chance to win one of these figurines over at Wowhead).

So is it worth the $49.99 price tag from the Blizzard store? Keep reading to find out!

World of Warcraft Begins Lunar Festival

The time of year has come again.Lunar Festival No, not tax season: Chinese New Year. And while we go from the Year of the Rat to the Year of the Ox, it also marks the time when World of Warcraft players celebrate the Lunar Festival.

The Lunar Festival consists of festivities that are based off of the Burning Legion being defeated all those centuries ago. Omen, a demigod red-eyed wolf with two heads, spawns around this time of year in Moonglade. Along with the constant-partying comes questing, and there are quite a few of those. Regardless, it is now time to whip out the fireworks and enjoy the shows in Stormwind, Thunder Bluff and Booty Bay when Chinese New Year hits, as they Blizzard makes them correlate as much as possible.

For those of you in the questing sort of mood, check out the festival guide over at our sister site, Wowhead. It can be a difficult series for even the most seasoned of veterans, so the advice for them is welcome and necessary. This year is going to be quite the shindig, to say the least!

Win 'Phat Lewtz' at Wowhead

That's right! Thanks to Upper Deck, Wowhead is hosting an exclusive WoW TCG giveaway! Over the next couple of weeks you can expect to see our friends over at Wowhead run a number of contests giving away in-game loot. I won't spoil what all their giving away, but let's just say, this isn't a contest you want to miss.

How to Win

Just post your contest entry as a comment in the daily contest blog post. This time, the question is:

“What was the most epic loot drop you've ever gotten?”

It doesn't have to be an epic item – it could be an epic battle, it could be an item that comes after hours and hours of farming – as long as for you, it was epic.

At the end of each day, we will randomly select two entrants from the blog comments, and award them a loot card!

For more information about the contest, head on over to Wowhead !