Time flies when you’re fighting the Burning Legion! May is already looming over us, much like the Sentinax looms over the Broken Shore. Despite the long shadow cast by this Legion ship, Azeroth’s champions fight on—and there are still bright moments ahead. Keep an eye on your in-game calendar for exact start and end times of the many events this month so you don’t miss a thing!
In Game Events:
[May 1–May 8]
Show an orphan what the hero’s life is like! Visit Orphan Matron Nightingale in Orgrimmar, Orphan Matron Mercy in Shattrath, or Orphan Matron Aria in Dalaran and make a child’s dream come true.
Battleground Bonus Event
[May 2–May 8]
While this event is active, random Battlegrounds will award Honor at an increased rate. Glory awaits in the fields of battle!
PvP Brawl Warsong Scramble
[May 2–May 8]
Do you have a flag? Warsong Gulch has always been the scene of an epic capture-the-flag battle, but what happens when you can capture your enemy’s flag without having your own at your base? Find out when you step into this PvP Brawl! We’ve also added a few more power-ups to the field of battle to stir things up a bit. To win, your team will need to be the first to capture five flags.
[May 7–May 13]
Meet Silas Darkmoon and his troupe, play games that test mind and nerve, and behold exotic sights from the four corners of Azeroth and beyond!
Legion Dungeon Event
[May 9–May 15]
While this event is active, the final boss of each Legion dungeon awards an extra item when defeated.
Spring Balloon Festival
[May 10–May 12]
The skies are clear; the wind is calm—it’s a great day for hot air ballooning. Hop into a hot air balloon, enjoy the scenery, and make some new friends!
Pet Battle Bonus Event
[ May 16–May 22]
While this event is active, your pets will earn experience at triple the usual rate! Get out there and battle!
PvP Brawl: Deepwind Dunk
[ May 16–22]
Can you even dunk? If you want to win this Brawl, you’re going to need to work on your skills because Dunkball has come to Pandaria. You’ll race to claim balls from the map’s center, or northern, or southern mines, take them to your enemy’s base, and then go for a magnificent long range shot or go all in for the dunk.
Cataclysm Timewalking Dungeon Event
[ May 23–May 29]
While this event is active, players level 86 or higher may access a special Timewalking Dungeon Finder queue, which scales players and their items down to revisit past dungeons from the Cataclysm expansion. While Timewalking bosses will yield loot appropriate for a player’s regular level.
[ May 27]
Today, the sporelings of Sporeggar in Zangarmarsh hold their annual mushroom festival. Help them keep the great Fshoo alive as long as possible!
Arena Skirmish Event
[ May 30–June 5]
While this event is active, Arena Skirmishes will award Honor at an increased rate. Will you answer the call to battle?
Community Spotlight: Riddle Me This
Our proverbial hats are off to the thousands of community members that pulled together in the Secret Finding Discord Community to gain the Gift of the Mind-Seekers and earn the Riddler’s Mind-Worm mount. Stay tuned right here on the official World of Warcraft site to read more about the inner workings of creating mind-bending puzzles like this one.
Straight out of the Toy Box
Children’s Week can bring out the kid in all of us! To celebrate, we thought we’d highlight a few toys from the Toy Box:
Bubble Wand (Rare Elite)
Who doesn’t like bubbles? Head to Gorgrond and—if you’re lucky—Sulfurious is holding on to a Bubble Wand for you. He’s probably not going to want to let this one go without a fight, though. Use: Shoot a stream of bubbles for 5 sec. (5 Sec Cooldown)
Darkmoon Ring Flinger (Achievement)
Darkmoon Faire begins May 7 and runs through May 13. This is the perfect time to perfect your ring tossing skills and earn the Achievement Triumphant Turtle Tossing and the reward that goes with it, the Darkmoon Ring Flinger. Use: Unleash an explosion of rings. (1 Min Cooldown)
Stacking Stags (Vendor)
It’s a bit like those stacking cups that are all the rage, but better—Stacking Stags are where it’s at in Azeroth and you can purchase yours from Sally Fizzlefury in Valley of the Four Winds. Bring some friends who have their own Stackable Stags and you can have a Stacking Stag party!Use: Summon a Stackable Stag at the target location. If there is another Stackable Stag nearby, your Stackable Stag will stack on top of it. (1 Min Cooldown)
Green Balloon & Yellow Balloon
Since it’s Children’s Week, we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out two additional toys that can only be bought and learned during the holiday event – the Green Balloon and Yellow Balloon. These can be purchased either from vendors Blax Bottlerocket in Orgrimmar or Craggle Wobbletop in Stormwind City. Once added to your collection, you can use these balloons throughout the year.
Kids love balloons, you should definitely buy these and make your new orphan friend happy! Don’t forget to add these toys to your collection before the holiday ends or you’ll have to wait for next year.
Promotions and Events
Traveler Pepe Lands in the Gear Store!
Just when you thought that Pepe couldn’t get any cuter . . . the Traveler Pepe plush comes along! This little orange feathery ball of fluff will fly right into your heart and is ready tag along wherever you may go. New adventures await, so don't delay! Head to the Blizzard Gear Store to add the Traveler Pepe Plush to your collection today.
WoW® Arena Championships: Sign-Up For Cup #2 Now!
Cup #2 Signups are open until May 8. Then, join us for the North America Qualifier Cup #2 broadcast live on Twitch on Sunday, May 14th at 11:00am PDT. Whether you’re competing or an esports fan, you can read up on entry requirements, prizes, and community events here.