Blizzard Entertainment has released a preview of patch 6.2 for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft. The patch will introduce a new raid called Hellfire Citadel and even includes details of the bosses that players will encounter.
WoW fans will have their hands full battling through the Iron Forge fortress that is Hellfire Citadel. The World of Warcraft patch 6.2 preview released by Blizzard describes the mighty tower as a massive stronghold at the heart of Tanaan Jungle. The citadel was created by Grommash at Garrosh’s request, to serve as a staging ground for the assault of Azeroth.
For players, it means a new challenge and a new area to raid which enables them to earn items ranging in power from level 675-685 in Raid Finder and up to level 735 in Mythic difficulty. There’s also a chance for players to add a new Rare quality companion, the Corrupted Nest Guardian, to their pet collection.
All gamers will start the raid at the Iron Bulwark, where waves of Iron Horde forces are waiting to begin their Hellfire Assault. Similar to the Spoils of Pandaria in Siege of Orgrimmar, this is a raid “boss” that players must withstand in order to breach the gates of the Citadel. Once in, players will have several challenges and Hellfire Citadel bosses to defeat such as the Iron Reaver, Kormrok, Gorefiend and many others.
There’s also a Hellfire High Council that needs defeating which features mighty warrior Gurtogg who previously fought in the Burning Crusade, Dia Darkwhisper who is a mage cast out of the Shadowmoon clan and several champions of the various orc clans in the Iron Horde.
Some of the WoW villains are also making a comeback such as Mannoroth whose blood, after being cut down by Grommash, was used by Gul’dan to corrupt the orcs and their allies. Players will challenge Mannoroth while the character is in the process of being reanimated by Gul’dan’s minions.
The other villain and final boss is Archimonde the Defiler, who commands the military might of the Burning Legion. Hellfire Citadel raid designers have revealed that this villain has learned a “number of nasty new tricks” since Mount Hyjal. But their description of this character ominously states that: “Although you have the greatest heroes of Azeroth and Draenor standing beside you in this battle, even they cannot aid you within the Twisting Nether itself.”
Exciting things are going to happen with the upcoming Hellfire Citadel raid. Gamers are definitely watching out for the World of Warcraft patch 6.2 release.