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Next World of Warcraft Update Adds Two New Races to the Game

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As the Battle for Azeroth dies down, many World of Warcraft players have a ton of questions, including who will become the next Warchief after Sylvanas. There are a ton of unanswered questions about what comes next in the Visions of N’Zoth update, but one things players have recently receive a glimpse of are the two Allied races: the Vulpera and the Mechagnomes.

World of Warcraft's next update will see Alliance and Horde players taking on the threat of an elder god, exploring the dark realm of N'Zoth, fighting the madness of the said deity, and checking out the invasions of Uldum and the restored Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Many will also be working on unlocking these new Allied races, as WoW players will need to first max out the associated faction reputation and complete a specific request before using these races as characters.

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The Vulpera - short, bipedal foxes - are inhabitants of the Vol'dun zone of Zandalar and will be joining the Horde. To unlock them as playable World of Warcraft characters, players will need to reach exalted with the Voldunai faction and complete the Vol'dun questline. The Mechagnomes - gnomes who have replaced body parts with machinery - live in the hidden city of Mechagon and are joining the Alliance. In a similar vein to the Vulpera, players will need to reach exalted with Mechagon and complete a specific questline.

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In addition to a few other changes coming with World of Warcraft's Visions of N'Zoth, game director Ion Hazzikostas of Blizzard discussed these new allied races in the video below. He doesn't address them until the 13-minute mark, though, but it provides a lot of detail for those excited about the forthcoming update.

Between this upcoming expansion and the beloved World of Warcraft Classicit seems safe to say that now is a good time to be a WoW player. Publisher Blizzard expects Visions of N'Zoth to be on the public test realm later today for fans to get their hands on first.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is available now on PC.

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