For WoW Classic fans

For WoW Classic fans, the big news is that the Dire Maul dungeon will be added to the game on October 15. Previously, Dire Maul was supposed to be added to WoW Classic during the game's "Phase 2" content period (which is still set to be released later this year), but it seems that Blizzard has decided to move its release up in order to inject some new


content into the game for those who are power grinding through the retro experience.

For those who don't know, Dire Maul is an elaborate World of Warcraft dungeon that is split into multiple wings (similar to how WoW Classic's Scarlett Monastery instance is structured). It's best remembered for its world buffs, elaborate run techniques which allowed players to cleverly skip large areas by exploiting certain mechanics, and an amazing PvP area which allowed members of the same faction to battle and maybe score some rare gear. It's also home to some of the better loot for its level range. 

World of Warcraft Classic has brought us all back to the glory days of Blizzard’s MMO, but an online game is never static – not even an old one. Blizzard previously detailed a phased release schedule for additional content, but the studio’s already


breaking with those plans to bring you the Dire Maul dungeon more quickly.

World of Warcraft Classic has seen an impressive amount of players get stuck into the questing and raiding action the vanilla edition has to offer. But more is set to come to the world of, well, Warcraft in future. The good folks over at PCGamer recently interviewed Ion Hazzikostas, who revealed that players can expect a "second phase" introducing new raids and dungeons to Blizzard's MMORPG "later this year."