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Antorus Raid Preview & Unlock Schedule

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The time is almost at hand to take care of the Burning Legion once and for all in World of Warcraft. The Antorus raid will be opening beginning on November 28th starting with Normal and Heroic versions. Mythic Antorus will kick off on December 6th as well as Raid Finder Wing 1: Light's Breach. Raid Finder Wing 2 (Forbidden Descent) will open on December 20th; Wing 3: Hope's End (January 3rd) and Wing 4: Seat of the Pantheon (January 17th).

Blizzard has also provided some of the lore behind Antorus as a whole, and each of the eleven raid bosses too. 

Antorus represents the center and source of the Legion’s power, and the team approached the design of the zone with several principles in mind.

First off, Antorus is staggering in scale; this is not a mere terrestrial fortress or keep, but rather a sprawling complex carved into the depths of a shattered world, and while sections of the raid are traversable on foot, players will use the Vindicaar and other means of conveyance to span the great distances involved.

Second, this is the culmination of a military campaign by the Army of the Light and our other major allies in this fight, and player champions represent the tip of the spear with an army at their back. As you carve a path through Antorus, a pitched battle rages all around you, and your actions help advance the cause of the Light in this battle for the fate of all worlds.

And finally, we get a rare chance to delve into the Legion’s true origins—before the Fel, and before black and green corruption, there was a single mighty titan who embarked upon a crusade that would shape the fate of the universe.

A glimpse of those ancient secrets awaits the bold and daring souls who venture into the innermost depths of Antorus.


The Antorus raid is the final raid in the Legion expansion and begins the process of transition from it to Battle for Azeroth that is anticipated to be released in late 2018 (though no official confirmation of this date has been provided by Blizzard).

You can check out the full preview on the World of Warcraft community site.


Suzie Ford

Suzie is the former Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom