AQ WoW Classic Release Date

Looking for the AQ WoW Classic release date? Players patiently awaiting Phase 5 content in Classic World of Warcraft finally have a release date. The new content includes the questline for Scepter of Shifting Sands and the Ahn’Qiraj War Effort. Completing the War Effort leads to the opening of two raids in southern Silithus for Phase 5: 20-man Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj and 40-man Ahn’Qiraj.

Here’s everything you need to know about the AQ WoW Classic release date and the Ahn’Qiraj War Effort.

AQ WoW Classic Release Date

According to Blizzard, the Ahn’Qiraj content will unlock with the weekly raid reset on July 28. During this time, players can begin the quest chain to create the Scepter of Shifting Sands and start turning in supplies to advance the Ahn’Qiraj war effort.

After both the Scepter of Shifting Sands and War Efforts are complete, the gates of Ahn’Qiraj will be available to open. During this time, a ten-hour long one-time event to obtain the rare Black Qiraji Resonating Crystal is also active. 

Becoming a Scarab Lord is no easy task, though. The questline includes 32 quests, with many of them requiring full geared out raids to complete and a minimum of seven days of your time.

What is the Ahn’Qiraj War Effort? 

The Ahn’Qiraj War Effort is a server-wide event that takes place before the opening of Ahn’Qiraj. There are three phases to the event, including The Scepter of the Shifting Sands questline, collection of War Effort Supplies, and the Ten Hour War in Silithus. Here are all the required War Effort Supplies for both Alliance and Horde.

Ahn’Qiraj was the toughest raid in vanilla WoW, and one of the most important pieces of original content. We are excited to see if players get the authentic classic experience with rubberbanding and endless disconnects. On the other hand, perhaps fifteen years of optimization will allow for a smooth launch. Either way, the biggest event in World of Warcraft Classic is only a month away. Who will be the first guild to down C’Thun?