World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Classic: Phase 3 New Raids, PvP Season, Release Date, And More

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With World of Warcraft: Classic Burning Crusade Phase 3 around the corner, we can start looking at all the new content coming to the game, which may possibly be the biggest patch of the expansion.

Phase 3 brings with the highly anticipated Black Temple raid where players can venture throughout the old Draenei worshiping grounds, now filled with enemies controlled by Lord Illidan.

There is a lot of content that will be in the game once phase 3 launches, although phase 4 will take a step back and only release a more casual Zul'aman, TBC's only 10 man raid.

Read more: WoW Classic TBC: The Five Content Phases Explained.

World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Classic: Phase 3 New Raids, PvP Season, Release Date, And More

Release Date

Blizzard has yet to release a date for Phase 3, but we can start to speculate on a potential release date.

Considering Phase 2 did not release until September, Phase 3 will be expected to release in 2022, which a late January early February launch a high contender for this patch.

Update - Phase 3 is now live on the Burning Crusade Classic PTR! Players can dive in and test out the two new raids coming with patch 2.5.3.

It is expected to see an extensive testing phase as the Phase 2 launch was filed with bugs in both new raids and daily quests.

New Raids

The Black Temple is finally here and players can begin Tier 6 progression where they will face the iconic Illidan Stormrage for a chance at all new loot and the Legendary Warglaives of Azzinoth.

Not only is the Black Temple coming, but the Hyjal Summit raid also opens at the same time, which has tier 6 Helm and Glove Tokens players will want to collect and is the first time in WoW players face off against Archimonde.

There will be a lot of raid content to complete come phase 3, and guilds will need to start deciding what they want to complete each week for the most optimal rewards.

Read more: Serpentshrine Cavern and Tempest Keep Reverted To Post-Nerf Values To Help More Guilds Clear Tier 5 In The Burning Crusade Classic.

New PvP Season

The next PvP season will also be coming with phase 3, resetting all current ratings and introducing the next set of PvP gear.

Phase 4 won't have a PvP season so this new season is expected to last slightly longer than previous seasons.

What else is coming in Phase 3?

While phase 2 saw the introduction of two daily quest hubs, nothing like that will be coming in phase 3, but players may expect to see some small changes to the game such as quality of life improvements and bug fixes.

Blizzard also recently announced nerfs to Tier 5 content to help struggling guilds clear the raids as we approach the next phase.

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