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Warcraft's Anniversary

Warcraft's Anniversary
WoW 15th Anniversary logo.png

World of Warcraft's 15th Anniversary logo
Duration November 1 - 22 (2020)
Highlights Anniversary
Other events
Preceded by Day of the Dead
Followed by Pilgrim's Bounty (concurrent), Feast of Winter Veil

Warcraft's Anniversary (or WoW's Anniversary) is an event celebrated around the 23rd of November that marks the creation of the franchise in 1994. Warcraft's 20th anniversary was in 2014 and the 25th anniversary was in 2019. Logging in during an anniversary rewards a special achievement and gives a unique, temporary buff to experience and reputation earned.

Events

Since the 13th anniversary, the event includes daily quests and the return of the Classic world bosses.

In 2020, available activities and new additions include:

Items

Players are mailed an Inv anniversary.png [Anniversary Gift], which contains:

Additionally, two vendors in the Caverns of Time trade in Timewarped Badges:

Historian Ma'di
Temp.png [Celebration Package]
15 Copper.png
Achievement boss edwinvancleef.png [Exquisite Costume Set: "Edwin VanCleef"]
200 Pvecurrency-justice.png
Inv 8xp encrypted07.png [Crafted Cloak of War]
200 Pvecurrency-justice.png
Inv helmet 176.png [Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses]
200 Pvecurrency-justice.png
Inv sword 39.png [Inflatable Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker]
50 Pvecurrency-justice.png
Inv corgi2.png [Overtuned Corgi Goggles]
200 Pvecurrency-justice.png
Inv corgi2.png [Corgi Pup]
200 Pvecurrency-justice.png
Ability hunter pet gorilla.png [Tranquil Mechanical Yeti Costume]
50 Pvecurrency-justice.png
Inv wand 02.png [Celebration Wand - Quilboar]
25 Pvecurrency-justice.png
Inv wand 02.png [Celebration Wand - Trogg]
25 Pvecurrency-justice.png
Inv wand 02.png [Celebration Wand - Gnoll]
25 Pvecurrency-justice.png
Inv wand 02.png [Celebration Wand - Murloc]
25 Pvecurrency-justice.png
Otela
Inv enchant dustspirit.png [Sunwarmed Sand]
10 Pvecurrency-justice.png
Inv alchemy 80 potion02yellow.png [Jar of Sunwarmed Sand]
1000 Pvecurrency-justice.png

Notable visitors

Caverns of Time - Anniversary.jpg
New things in the Caverns of Time

Achievements

  1. Inv misc celebrationcake 01.png [WoW's 4th Anniversary]
  2. Inv misc celebrationcake 01.png [WoW's 5th Anniversary]
  3. Inv misc celebrationcake 01.png [WoW's 6th Anniversary]
  4. Inv misc celebrationcake 01.png [WoW's 7th Anniversary]
  5. Inv misc celebrationcake 01.png [WoW's 8th Anniversary]
  6. Inv misc celebrationcake 01.png [WoW's 9th Anniversary]
  7. Inv misc celebrationcake 01.png [WoW's 10th Anniversary]
  8. Inv misc celebrationcake 01.png [WoW's 11th Anniversary]
  9. Inv misc celebrationcake 01.png [WoW's 12th Anniversary]
  10. Inv misc celebrationcake 01.png [WoW's 13th Anniversary]
  11. Inv misc celebrationcake 01.png [WoW's 14th Anniversary]
  12. Inv misc celebrationcake 01.png [WoW's 15th Anniversary]
  13. Inv misc celebrationcake 01.png [WoW's 16th Anniversary]

Previous additions

Obsidian Worldbreaker.jpg
The Inv encrypted13.png [Obsidian Worldbreaker] mount is inspired by Deathwing.

Notes and trivia

  • 2005: The first WoW anniversary didn't feature any in-game event, instead it was celebrated in the community website with a Community Timeline.[1] This timeline featured game updates, subscribers milestones, and remarkable fan-made content (such as the infamous Leeroy Jenkins video). It is possible to visit an archived version of this website.
  • There are no achievements for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd anniversaries because the Achievement system only came out in 2008 with Wrath of the Lich King.
  • For the 3rd anniversary, Blizzard organized a sweepstake lottery.[2]
  • For the 5th anniversary, Blizzard made an immense, digital photomosaic composed of thousands of fan pictures.[3]
  • For the 10th anniversary, veteran World of Warcraft players received a miniature statue of the iconic Orc Statue.
  • For the 15th anniversary, a pin was available at SDCC 2019 and BlizzCon 2019 and a limited-edition Collector's Edition was released on October 8, 2019.
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is releasing on November 23/24, 2020. November 23, 2020 is WoW's 16th Anniversary and Warcraft's 26th Anniversary.

References

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