BlizzCon 2018 Liveblog - Blizzard Gear Panel
Join our liveblog of the Blizzard Gear panel, as the Blizzard Gear team and creators show us how Blizzard products are made in this insightful look at the past, present, and future of Blizzard gear.
Give a Little Joy this Winter Veil – Gift a Pet or Mount and Save 50%
Blizzard has announced select World of Warcraft mounts and pets are now 50% off on sale through January 3rd, 2017!
This does not include the new shop pet
but most other items are included. For a full list of items obtainable through the Blizzard in-game shop or promotions, check out our
Blizzard Shop Items Guide
Speaking of pets, the
Pet Battle Bonus Event
starts today and
Squirt is up on US realms
for powerleveling! Today is a great day to buy some pets and level them up.
7.1 PTR: Build 22996 Adds Mischief the Fel Kitty
, revealed as the Make-A-Wish pet at BlizzCon 2016, has had its model added to the 7.1 PTR.
More Blizzard Merch: Grinning Reaver 50% Off, Illidan Figurine, Wowhead Discount Code
mount is 50% off until
The mount costs
and can also be gifted to friends.
Not sure if you'll buy it? You can preview what your character looks like riding it with Wowhead's
Tool. Load a character via "Import", then hit "Choose Mount" at the bottom-left corner of the display. You can zoom in on the image or try out different mount animations as well.
There's also new NECA Action Figurines up on the
Blizzard Gear Shop
, including Illidan, and you can get 10% off with discount code
. Check out the full post for more information and pictures.
5.4.7 PTR: Purchasing Level 90 Character Boosts
5.4.7 PTR started last week
, and while the in-game shop didn't support Level 90 Character Upgrades on Friday, it now lets players test part of the process. The other notable addition to the PTR Blizzard Shop is the return of
, originally from the Diablo III Annual Pass--although it has a quite silly description, so it may be a joke.
Players can now test out most of the steps to obtaining a Level 90 Character Upgrade on the PTR.
The in-game shop has a new section: Test. From there, players have the option to select a Level 90 Character Upgrade and pay in test currency.
After making the transaction, you have the option to boost an existing character or to create a new character for Step 1.
For Step 2, you must select a specialization. Then, hit the Level Up! button.
Level 1 characters do not receive a "Veteran" bonus--but level 60+ characters receive a profession boost to their existing professions.
If you choose to upgrade a character in-game, you must log out to upgrade your character.
Currently, the Level up! button does not work on the PTR an