World of Warcraft Plunderstorm

Blizzard releases official “Battle Royal” event for World of Warcraft

Blizzard has released an official preview of the Plunderstorm event, a “battle royale” pirate-themed event set to debut later today in Patch 10.2.6!

With the release of World of Warcraft patch 10.2.6 Plunderstorm introduces a limited-time pirate-themed “battle royale” event that will run for a few weeks. Participants aim to outlast their fellow pirates as they traverse the Arathi Highlands in search of abilities, upgrades, and loot to survive. Players can earn cosmetics, pets, titles, and mounts as they progress through the reward track.

Make sure to read the entire Blue Post below:

Shiver Me Timbers! Make Ready for the Incoming Plunderstorm! - (source)

With the release of the 10.2.6 content update, players can get swept away in the Plunderstorm1— a fun, new, limited-time, pirate-themed event of prodigious proportions lasting the next several weeks. Scour the map and try to be the last pirate standing while dashing across the Arathi Highlands to find abilities, upgrades, and loot to plunder just to survive!


Plunge into a challenging battle that earns excellent rewards forWorld of Warcraft®Modern and Classic progression realms. All you have to do is survive…and plunder. Can’t seem to stay in the realm of the living? No problem. Plunderers still gain progression that helps unlock new rewards.

Each match is 10-15 minutes long and has 60 players per match, with the winner being the last one standing. Level up and acquire new abilities and spells by killing creatures and enemies, looting chests, and avoiding the encroaching storm.


The Arathi Highlands is the backdrop for this pirating adventure, and you’ll have plenty of challenges to keep you busy.


Plunderstorm is perfect for pick-up and play! No expansion purchase is required, but aWorld of WarcraftSubscription or Game Time is needed to participate in a high-stakes, play-by-the-seat-your-pants match. This means that Classic players can also participate in a plethora of plundering fun by simply installing the modern (Live) World of Warcraft client:

  1. Launch the desktop app.
  2. Click theWorld of Warcrafticon at the top. If the icon is missing, click onAll Gamesand select the game from the list.
  3. On top of the Install button is a drop-down menu. Confirm that you wish to installWorld of Warcraft.
  4. ClickInstall.

Once you’re in modern WoW:

  1. Select Plunderstorm2from theWorld of Warcraftgame menu to get into the action.
  2. Create a new, ready-to-play character—player characters are unique to this event. You don’t need previous knowledge of races and classes to chart your course for mayhem.
  3. Choose betweenSoloor—to play with your friends—make a group from the Plunderstorm character screen and selectDuo. If queued for a Duo without a partner, you’ll be automatically matched with one. You can also access chat, customize characters, and see the queue from the Character Select Screen.

Discover lootable spells, abilities, and upgrades as you plunder treasure chests and defeat enemies. Upon picking up, spells and abilities are automatically added to your Action Bar, with two slots dedicated to offensive skills and two for utilities such as leaps, speed boosts, and crowd-control.

Some abilities are more action-based and require good positioning and player targeting. Have fun discovering and experimenting with different combinations to find what works for you.


Your spells and abilities can be upgraded by discovering higher-quality versions from treasure chests or finding the same ability elsewhere and stacking it to Rank 3 (epic). There are also plenty of plundering opportunities—various treasure chests with different rarities that harbor all types of abilities are stashed around the map. Always stay on the lookout for better loot and upgrades.


Upon death, keep watching the match from the perspective of your teammates (if they’re still alive) or other players, including their loadout.


Players can earn cosmetics, pets, titles, and mounts as they progress through the reward track, including a majesticPlunderlord parrot mount,Bubbles the crab pet,swashbuckling cosmetics, and more.3A victory is not required to claim the spoils of a well-fought fight.

Perch on the shoulders of this parrot instead of him perching on yours!
Proper pirate fashion is a must for plundering!
There isn’t a better first mate on the high seas than Pirate Pepe!


Learn more details about Plunderstorm and the rest of the 10.2.6 Content Update in ourupdate notes.

We look forward to seeing you drop from the skies to engage in pirate-themed mayhem. Also, stay tuned more information about a new Esports tournament to celebrate Plunderstorm’s launch!

We’ll see you in Azeroth and wherever the adventure takes you!