WoW Classic WotLK is fast approaching the start of phase 2, which will mark the release of the next major raid, Ulduar.
Ulduar will introduce 14 new bosses and a number of difficult tests for raiders, but along with it comes some fantastic rewards as well.
Blizzard has announced it will be making some changes to Ulduar for WoW Classic WotLK, and these involve upgrading the gear the raid drops while making boss fights more difficult.
With that, here's everything you need to know about Ulduar in WoW Classic WotLK and how it might differ from the original version.
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UPDATED - Blizzard announced Ulduar's release date
The developers over at Blizzard Entertainment have announced the official release date of WoW Classic WotLK Phase 2 and subsequently, Ulduar.
For more information regarding the new raid's release, scroll down below.
WoW Classic WotLK Ulduar Release Date
World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King Classic Phase 2 goes live on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, Ulduar releases two days after that on Thursday, January 19, 2023.
Up to this point, WoW Classic players have gotten nearly four months with the latest Wrath of the Lich King expansion, getting a chance to play the new Death Knight class, traverse the vast lands of Northrend, and most importantly, take the fight to three raids—Naxxramas, the Obsidian Sanctum, and the Eye of Eternity.
Now it's time for new raid content with Ulduar.
New Ulduar Raid in WoW Classic WotLK
Ulduar brings a whopping 14 bosses to fight with some restricted to Hard mode.
The unique aspect of Ulduar is its Hard Modes feature in place of a Heroic mode, allowing players to increase the difficulty of encounters by taking on new challenges for more rewards specific to each boss. These shake up how players approach boss encounters, and in the end, also offer some important achievements.
Here are all of the Ulduar bosses in WoW Classic WotLK:
- Flame Leviathon
- Ignis the Furnace Master
- XT-002 Deconstructor
- Assembly of Iron
- General Vezax
- Algalon the Observer
Ten of these 14 bosses will be doable in hard mode, These are: Flame Leviathan, XT-002 Deconstructor, Assembly of Iron, Freya, Hodir, Thorim, Mimiron, General Vezax, Yogg-Saron, and Algalon the Observer. Algalon is WoW's first hard mode only encounter.
Players can also earn over 140 Ulduar achievements across 10 and 25-man modes, all capping off with the following:
- Glory of the Ulduar Raider (10 and 25 Man)
- The 10 man version of this achievement rewards the Rusted Proto Drake
- The 25 man version of this achievement rewards the Ironbound Proto Drake
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