World of Warcraft 7.1.5 Update Adds Raid, Micro Holidays

This story from 2017 is all about the then-current World of Warcraft 7.1.5 update and what it brought to the MMORPG.

Published: January 7, 2017 11:02 AM /


Illidan Stormrage in official artwork for World of Warcraft: Legion

Blizzard has released a new video on its YouTube channel detailing the new content coming to World of Warcraft on January 10.


Once patch 7.1.5 gets released you will be able to participate in a Timewalking event that sends you back to the dungeon content Mists of Pandaria!

This time around, you'll be heading back to Temple of the Jade Serpent, Stormstout Brewery, Shado-Pan Monastery, Mogu'shan Palace, Siege of Niuzao Temple and the Gate of the Setting Sun. Timewalking will be available for players at level 91 or above.

Participating in this event will get you unique rewards themed after the continent of Pandaria, which you can buy at a vendor on the Timeless Isle in exchange for Timewarped Badges.

The available rewards don't include items belonging to a specific Pandarian faction. I'd advise you to focus on filling up the rep bars of Pandarian factions while you're doing the Timewalker stuff for even more rewards.

Here's what you'll be able to get by running Timewalker dungeons with this patch:

  • Reins of the Heavenly Jade Cloud Serpent (Yu’lei, Daughter of Jade mount)
  • 2 new pets—Infinite Hatchling (dragonkin) and Paradox Spirit (aquatic)
  • Reputation Tokens for all major Pandaria factions and friendship items
  • 2 new Toys—Adopted Puppy Crate and Portable Yak Wash
  • Chilled Satchel of Vegetables, to help chefs who've missed out on Pandaren cuisine
  • Updated equipment selections from Pandaria factions

This Timewalker event marks the first time that you'll be able to get new pets using this feature. The pets you can get in exchange for Timewarped Badges are all equipped with the 'Temporal Anomoly' ability, which significantly slows down pets on the opposing team.

More info on Timewalking in Patch 7.5.1 can be found here.

Raid: The Nighthold

The Trilliax boss in the World of Warcraft Nighthold raid

Finally coming with this patch is the next big raid tier for endgame players, with a minimum level requirement of level 110. This raid is located in the Nightborne city of Suramar, which is the area where most endgame progression takes place on the Broken Isles.

The largest structure in the Broken Isles and among the grandest in all of Azeroth, the Nighthold stands as a testament to the achievements of the nightborne civilization. Centered around the Nightwell, the fount of arcane power that has sustained Suramar for centuries, these grounds were built as a haven from the worries of the world. But as a felstorm churns above the former temple of Elune across the bay, and Gul’dan himself now resides within the palace’s walls, those worries now begin—not end—here.

This raid has 10 bosses, including some familiar faces like Tichondrius and, of course, the Orc warlock Gul'Dan.

Just like with older tiers,  specific parts of the raid will unlock on specific days. Here's the schedule:

  • Tuesday, January 17: Nighthold Normal and Heroic difficulties open.
  • Tuesday, January 24: Nighthold Mythic difficulty and Raid Finder Wing 1 (Arcing Aqueducts) open.
  • Tuesday, February 7: Nighthold Raid Finder Wing 2 (Royal Athenaeum) opens.
  • Tuesday, February 21: Nighthold Raid Finder Wing 3 (Nightspire) opens.
  • Tuesday, March 7: Nighthold Raid Finder Wing 4 (Betrayer’s Rise) opens.

For lore on the bosses and the raid itself you can go here to get more info.

Brawler's Guild

World of Warcraft's Brawler's Guild is a singleplayer focused bit of content where you take on a variety of bosses in challenges, not unlike the Brawl feature in other Blizzard games like Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm. To join up with this elusive troupe of warriors, you'll need to get your hands on a Blood-Soaked Invitation.

Once you get in you'll be able to earn a new kind of currency (Brawler's Gold) exclusive to the Brawler's Guild. The things you can buy with this currency range from very useful (a graveyard inside the guild is mentioned) to lucrative (betting on matches to get extra gold). One of the things you can buy allows you to team up with another playing queueing for the Brawler's Guild. In addition to this, you'll be able to get the following items by playing the Brawler's Guild:

  • The Brawler’s Burly Basilisk mount
  • Pugilist’s Powerful Punching Ring (transports you to Brawl’gar or Bizmo’s)
  • New shirts and Achievements
  • Tylarr Gronnden (new battle pet)


Patch 7.1.5 brings with it a variety of updates and new content. One of these new additions is what we’re calling micro-holidays. Each one is meant to make the world feel more alive without making players feel like they need to participate for big rewards—while still providing some more variety and fun.

While not essential in any way, shape, or form, these micro-holidays are just here to add a bit of flavor to your adventures while giving you a reason to head out back into the (exceedingly vast) world of Azeroth. During these holidays you'll be able to watch the yearly hatching of the hippogryphs in Feralas, volunteer as a guard in a major city or go on a hot balloon ride with familiar and unfamiliar characters. Here's a full list of all the micro-holidays planned, with more expected to be added at a later date.

World of Warcraft: Legion Patch 7.5.1 will be released to live servers on January 10.

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Chris Anderson
| Staff Writer

I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk so I might as well write about them.

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