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Warcraft's Anniversary
WoW 15th Anniversary logo.png
World of Warcraft's 15th Anniversary logo
Duration November 15 - December 6 (2021)
Highlights Anniversary
Other events
Preceded by Day of the Dead
Followed by Pilgrim's Bounty (concurrent), Feast of Winter Veil

Warcraft's Anniversary (or WoW's Anniversary) is an event celebrated around the 23rd of November that marks the creation of the franchise in 1994. Warcraft's 20th anniversary was in 2014 and the 25th anniversary was in 2019. Logging in during an anniversary rewards a special achievement and gives a unique buff to experience and reputation earned for the duration of the event.

Events

Since the 13th anniversary, the event includes daily quests and the return of the Classic world bosses.

New with 2021

In 2021, new additions include:

Activities

The following activities are available during the event:

Items

Players are mailed an  [Anniversary Gift], which contains:

The following mounts are available during the event:

The [Alabaster Stormtalon] and [Alabaster Thunderwing] are 15th Anniversary mounts that are available all year from the In-Game Store or Battle.net Shop.

The following toys are available during the event:

The following gear are exclusive to the event:

Sold by Persnip Goodup:

Additionally, two vendors in the Caverns of Time trade in Timewarped Badges:

Historian Ma'di
Temp.png [Celebration Package]
15c
Achievement boss edwinvancleef.png [Exquisite Costume Set: "Edwin VanCleef"]
200 Timewarped Badge
Inv 8xp encrypted07.png [Crafted Cloak of War]
200 Timewarped Badge
Inv helmet 176.png [Bronze-Tinted Sunglasses]
200 Timewarped Badge
Inv sword 39.png [Inflatable Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker]
50 Timewarped Badge
Inv corgi2.png [Overtuned Corgi Goggles]
200 Timewarped Badge
Inv corgi2.png [Corgi Pup]
200 Timewarped Badge
Ability hunter pet gorilla.png [Tranquil Mechanical Yeti Costume]
50 Timewarped Badge
Inv wand 02.png [Celebration Wand - Quilboar]
25 Timewarped Badge
Inv wand 02.png [Celebration Wand - Trogg]
25 Timewarped Badge
Inv wand 02.png [Celebration Wand - Gnoll]
25 Timewarped Badge
Inv wand 02.png [Celebration Wand - Murloc]
25 Timewarped Badge
Inv encrypted17.png [Timeless Mechanical Dragonling]
200 Timewarped Badge
Otela
Inv enchant dustspirit.png [Sunwarmed Sand]
10 Timewarped Badge
Inv alchemy 80 potion02yellow.png [Jar of Sunwarmed Sand]
1000 Timewarped Badge

Notable visitors

New things in the Caverns of Time

Achievements

  1.  [WoW's 4th Anniversary]
  2.  [WoW's 5th Anniversary]
  3.  [WoW's 6th Anniversary]
  4.  [WoW's 7th Anniversary]
  5.  [WoW's 8th Anniversary]
  6.  [WoW's 9th Anniversary]
  7.  [WoW's 10th Anniversary]
  8.  [WoW's 11th Anniversary]
  9.  [WoW's 12th Anniversary]
  10.  [WoW's 13th Anniversary]
  11.  [WoW's 14th Anniversary]
  12.  [WoW's 15th Anniversary]
  13.  [WoW's 16th Anniversary]
  14.  [WoW's 17th Anniversary]

Previous additions

The  [Obsidian Worldbreaker] mount is inspired by Deathwing.

The following are no longer obtainable and has run its course with its specific anniversary.

Notes and trivia

  • The first Warcraft game, Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, released on 15 November 1994,[1] despite the 23rd being celebrated as the anniversary for the Warcraft franchise.
  • 2005: The first WoW anniversary didn't feature any in-game event, instead it was celebrated in the community website with a Community Timeline.[2] This timeline featured game updates, subscribers milestones, and remarkable fan-made content (such as the infamous Leeroy Jenkins video). It is possible to visit an archived version of this website.
  • There are no achievements for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd anniversaries because the Achievement system only came out in 2008 with Wrath of the Lich King.
  • For the 3rd anniversary, Blizzard organized a sweepstake lottery.[3]
  • For the 5th anniversary, Blizzard made an immense, digital photomosaic composed of thousands of fan pictures.[4]
  • For the 10th anniversary, veteran World of Warcraft players received a miniature statue of the iconic Orc Statue.
  • For the 15th anniversary, a video A Toast to 15 Years was released to celebrate the 15th anniversary and the launch of World of Warcraft: Classic. A pin was also available at SDCC 2019 and BlizzCon 2019 and a limited-edition Collector's Edition was released on October 8, 2019.
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands was released on November 23/24, 2020, which was WoW's 16th and Warcraft's 26th anniversaries.

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