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Cross-Faction Instance Groups in WoW Launches May 31st

World of Warcraft Patch 9.2.5 launches May 31st. With it comes cross-faction instance grouping, allowing players of the Alliance and Horde to play together.

Cross-Faction Instance Groups in WoW Launches May 31st
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While the Shadowlands expansion has gotten some flack, the cross-faction gameplay is a very welcome addition to the game.

There are some exceptions with cross-faction gameplay. The following dungeons will not be available due to various circumstances:

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  • Trial of the Champion
  • Trial of the Crusader
  • Vault of Archavon
  • Icecrown Citadel
  • Baradin Hold
  • Siege of Boralus
  • Battle of Dazar’alor
  • Darkmaul Citadel (Exile’s Reach dungeon)

Guilds are also not cross-faction for the time being, but Blizzard has indicated they would like to address this in the future.

A news post from the World of Warcraft site details how to set up cross-faction parties:

To invite members of the opposite faction to a party, players must have a BattleTag or Real ID friendship or be members of a cross-faction WoW Community.

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Players will have the ability to find Premade Groups in the Group Finder for dungeons (Normal, Heroic, Mythic, and Mythic+), raids, rated arena/RBGs, and also Torghast. However, the group leader may restrict the listing to same-faction applicants if they choose.

Once in a party, members of the opposite faction will remain unfriendly while outside of instances, though they will be able to communicate through party and raid chat, as well as use /say and /yell within proximity of one another.

Source: World of Warcraft

Cross-faction gameplay is one of many features of World of Warcraft Patch 9.2.5. Class balancing, an all-new raid season, and Torghast tweaks highlight the patch changes. For the full list of patch notes, check out Blizzard’s website.

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Be sure to group up with your friends as you attempt to acquire some of the rarest WoW mounts the game offers. Now you can do this with the opposing faction!

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Written by Jake Valentine

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