World of Warcraft patch 4.2 live: full list of changes for Firelands

By Jamie Pert - Jun 29, 2011

Today Blizzard has launched a new update for World of Warcraft, we spoke about patch 4.2 aka Rage of the Firelands back in April, now that the patch is available for download we have a full list of changes to tell you about and believe me there is a lot to get through.

If you are a harcore WoW gamer you may want to check out the 7000 word patch notes which can be found here, alternatively this page allows you to find out everything you need to know about raids, armor, quests, user interface tweaks, icons and 3D models in a much more user-friendly manner, you can also find out detailed information regarding Cataclysm’s first legendary item which is called the staff Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa’s Rest. We don’t really see the points in repeating information which WoWHead has published in such an easy-to-read way, however we will highlight some of the point which we think will interest our readers the most.

Let’s start with Raids, patch 4.2 brings new raid bosses and a new raid, once you have the patch you will experience seven unique boss encounters and the Firelands raid ends when you battle it out with Ragnoros, before this epic battle you will also face Ragnaros’ new Majorodomo Staghelm. If you succeed in the raid you will pick up some loot and a brand new Tier 12 armor set. You can find out a little more about the raids here. While we are on the subject of raids we have to inform you that the Baradin Hold raid will change a little once you have the patch, this is because a new boss will be waiting for you which is called Occu’thar.

We briefly mentioned armor in the last paragraph, however you can find out further information regarding the new Tier 12 sets which Rage of the Firelands brings here, all of which are said to have been designed with Firelands in mind. The link also provides you with videos which give you a preview of how the armor looks on different classes.

In terms of user interface changes there is nothing hugely amazing to talk about, that said some of the changes will be welcomed. One very simple thing which has been implemented applies to the character selection screen, the patch allows you to change the order of your characters. Something else which excites us is the new Dungeon Journal, this brings an encyclopaedia of knowledge to your fingertips as it can be called upon at any point to find out information regarding raids, dungeons and bosses.

As you would expect Firelands brings plenty of daily quests to WoW, the main quest lines that patch 4.2 brings are called The Firelands Invasion and Elemental Bonds, you can find out detailed information about these here, also this video previews the Elemental Bonds quest.

Have you installed patch 4.02? If so, are you happy with the changes it brings?

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