For the buffs that allow world quests to be seen on the map, see [World Quests] and [World Quests].

World quests were introduced in Legion as an expansion of the traditional daily quest system of previous expansions. World quests rotate on different times across the areas they are active, and they involve greatly varying objectives.

In order to unlock world quests, the quest N [45] Uniting the Isles must be completed on your main character. This involves reaching at least Friendly status with all of the Broken Isles reputation factions: Court of Farondis, Dreamweavers, Highmountain Tribe, Valarjar, and The Nightfallen. All other characters on the same account will be able to turn in an alternate version (N [45] Uniting the Isles) when they reach level 110, regardless of reputation standing.

All players in the same region will have the same set of world quests at any particular time, though some are only visible with certain professions or by progressing through specific quests in an area.


Emissary quests

Main article: Emissary system

Each day a new emissary quest will appear on the main map. A maximum of three emissary quests will be available. Emissary quests rotate on a randomized, three day cycle; three days after appearing, an emissary quest will disappear regardless of completion status. The zone specific faction emissary quests require four world quests to be completed in the applicable Broken Isles or Argus zone. The Wardens emissary quests can be completed in any Broken Isle zone, and mostly involve elite targets. Kirin Tor emissary quests only require three world quests for completion, and mostly involve mini-game or puzzle quests. The Kirin Tor emissary quest rewards the character with a choice of reputation earned for one of the factions listed below or the Wardens.


Rewards for world quests vary greatly and are related to the type of world quest. Many of the rewards can scale based on character progression, such as Artifact Knowledge and Item level. Legendary items have a chance to be obtained from world quests, such as World boss drops and emissary quest rewards. World quest rewards include:

Patch changes

  • Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1.0 (2018-12-11): Most world quests are no longer completable in a raid group, and Premade Group Finder groups for them will automatically delist upon reaching 5 players. Epic world boss quests are still raid-eligible.
  • Legion Patch 7.0.3 (2016-07-19): Added.