The Midsummer Fire Festival Is Fine. Everything Is Fine.

The Midsummer Fire Festival is back, bringing new bonfires and achievements, a downright irresponsible toy, and an elemental pet that will keep you warm on those long, dark nights of your campaign against the Burning Legion.

What’s New?

Wrath of the Frost Lord—If you’re over level 60 and have battled Frost Lord Ahune in recent years, you may have noticed he’s been feeling a little weak and sorry for himself. To make things interesting, this year we prescribed bed rest until the festival and helped him out with a power boost. He’s feeling much, much better. Unfortunately for you.

Feel the Burn—This year, there’s a new toy for you to misbehave with: a Set of Matches. The toy is available from your familiar, fair-of-face, friendly, flirty, Fire Festival vendors for 500 Burning Blossoms. (Try saying that after too much Fiery Festival Brew.) When you purchase the toy, we highly recommend you find a Kevlar jacket and an isolated spot for your first go. For reasons.

An Elemental Friend—You can also get your (hopefully gloved) hands on a new pet: the Igneous Flameling. This cute elemental has a set of skills that will light up your pet battles. It boasts Burn, Conflagrate, Flame Breath, and…actually, we couldn’t get close enough to complete our research. All we know is you’re gonna need a bigger pet cage. And we need new eyebrows.

Praise the Fire!—Last but not least, the Flame Wardens have constructed additional bonfires! New bonfires have been lit across Draenor and the Broken Isles. Search them out to honor or desecrate, and get the new achievement attached to both. The PvP in you will need to be strong, as capital city bonfires become battlefields for faction pride. Who said you can’t fight fire with fire?

Man your bonfires, champions! The heat is on!

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