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WoW 8.2: Mechagon Zone, Megadungeon Revealed at BlizzCon 2018

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World of Warcraft patch 8.2, titled “Rise of Azshara,” has more to offer than just an entire raid and continent for Naga –it also includes a huge new zone devoted to the ancient Gnome city of Mechagon, as well as a 8-boss megadungeon.

In addition to the below, a new Mechagon arena is coming, although we don’t have anymore information on it yet.

In this Post

  • Story of Mechagon
  • A New Megadungeon
  • Early Mechagon Zone Screenshots

Story of Mechagon

Alliance players will recall that a certain Gnome has been pondering what’s behind a giant gear in Tiragarde Sound since Battle for Azeroth launched. The surrounding area has a bunch of great new “junk” themed assets, and it was all a precursor to the discovery of Mechagon.

When 8.2 hits, the door will open, revealing a radio transponder originating from the ancient Gnome city. Gnomes and Goblins will race to discover the location of the radio signal, and then Horde and Alliance will work together with the lower caste Mechagnomes from the Mechagon wastes to unseat King Mechagon and the snobby upper caste.

Mechagnomes are separated by caste. Those with more robust mechanical replacements (limbs, eyes, etc.) belong to the upper caste that resides in the great, gleaming vault with their king. The lower caste generally has fewer mechanical enhancements, or their enhancements are corroded and in disrepair. The lower caste resides in the wastes.

We will encounter many new types of robot units, which we will fight throughout the zone, while questing, and in the new megadungeon.

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment (Blue Tracker / Official Post)
A mystery awaits that is of particular interest to the gnomes and goblins. A previously closed vault in Kul Tiras has opened and within it a radio transmitter sends a signal for help and points to a new land to explore, Mechagon. This is an ancient lost city of the gnomes. The beginning of the adventure is within the Junker Wastes where heroes will be beset by death robots, but there are potential allies nearby. Hunted by robots themselves, the mechagnomes introduce you to a whole new society and take you to where higher cast gnomes live who have dedicated themselves to their king and have embraced robotics.

King Mechangon has a vision to return anyone of flesh into more pure robotic parts and it’s up to you to put a stop to him.

A New Megadungeon

Megadungeons seem to be a new term for an old concept. Much like the Kharazan rework in Legion or many early vanilla dungeons, this dungeon will be huge. It’s a double-length 5-man instance, including a whopping 8 bosses. It will launch as Mythic-only at first.

Like Kharazan, it is likely (although this was not stated) that it will be split in half in the future into two separate dungeons, and that it will receive a Normal and/or Heroic version to queue for, as well.

Early Mechagon Zone Screenshots

 

We’ll look more at future patches 8.1, 8.1.5, 8.2, and 8.2.5 as we continue to dive into the Day 1 World of Warcraft: What’s Next panel. Click here for more from the panel (it’s a lot), and don’t miss everything Warcraft from BlizzCon 2018!


Seth Harkins

PC gamer and lover of (most) things Blizzard. In his off time, he writes bad fan fiction, tends to his growing number of house plants, and enjoys a love-hate relationship with two cats.