The Burning Crusade Raids & Dungeons

Are there new dungeons and battlegrounds included in the expansion

Yes, there are many new dungeons, both raid and small group, included with The Burning Crusade. A new battleground, "Eye of the Storm," is also included. One new dungeon that we're excited about is Karazhan, also known as Medivh's tower, which is located in Deadwind Pass. Because Medivh has played such a central role in Warcraft lore, we think that a lot of longtime players will be especially interested in seeing what Karazhan contains. As an example of other new locations that may be introduced, we plan on making some of the battles from the past accessible through the Caverns of Time. Also, Illidan's ominous Black Temple will be a fixture in the game as well.

Are there any new instance dungeons in Azeroth

In addition to the many instanced dungeons included in Outland, the expansion currently has two new dungeons, Karazhan and Caverns of Time, that are located in Azeroth.

Can you tell us more about dungeon difficulty and how it works

New dungeons introduced with The Burning Crusade have two difficulty options; normal and heroic difficulty. In order to unlock the heroic level of a dungeon, players will need to be level 70 and achieve other objectives. While the challenge at heroic difficulty is much greater, the rewards also scale up accordingly.

Do 25-player-capped raid dungeons also have the heroic difficulty option

No. The heroic difficulty option is only available in the new non-raid dungeons introduced with The Burning Crusade.

Are older raid encounters such as Molten Core and Blackwing Lair going to be switched to use a token loot system similar to Naxxramas

We have no plans to adjust the loot system of our previous raid dungeons.

Will the current 40-player-capped raid dungeons remain capped at 40 players

At this time, we have no plans to change the player caps of our existing raid dungeons.

Will there be any more 40-player-capped raid dungeons

At this time we have no plans to create additional raid dungeons that accommodate more than 25 players.

Are there any plans to introduce new outdoor raid encounters, such as Lord Kazzak and Azuregos

One new outdoor raid encounter, Doom Lord Kazzak, can be found in Outland. We definitely have plans to implement additional outdoor raid encounters.

Will we see changes to the reset times of the pre-Burning Crusade end-game instances

It's possible, but there are no plans to do so at this time.

Will it be possible to kill Illidan in the Burning Crusade

Illidan doesn't think so. As a matter of fact, he's probably thinking about destroying your character for simply entertaining the thought.