World of Warcraft's Patch 6.2 has arrived. Patch 6.2, the second major update to the game since Warlords of Draenor's launch, adds a range of group and solo activities to the MMORPG.
Here's Blizzard's description of the patch's story:
Having lured Grommash Hellscream’s former lieutenants with promises of untold power, Gul’dan has delivered the Iron Horde to the Burning Legion. Now, he floods the jungles of Tanaan with energies from the fallen pit lord Mannoroth, creating an army of fel orcs brimming with demonic strength and insatiable bloodlust. Even the Iron Horde’s mighty war machines have been infused with fel energy, while the Shadow Council recruits fanatical arakkoa to help crush all who oppose the Legion.
This new patch opens up the Tanaan Jungle for exploration. Players will journey into the jungle to complete quests, fight rare monsters and find hidden treasure.
Some of Tanaan Jungle's challenges will require a raid group, though. Kazzak returns from previous expansion packs as a world boss for the zone. Hellfire Citadel is a new raid with plenty of old and new foes. During your journeys through Hellfire Citadel, you'll collect items necessary to complete the Legendary ring questline.
As part of the Legendary ring questline, you'll also need to complete Naval Missions. These missions will be performed by ships you can construct at your garrison's new shipyard. Like garrison followers, each ship has unique abilities that make them suited toward particular kinds of challenges. The quest to create the shipyard will be available once you're a level 100 character with a level 3 garrison.
If you prefer 5-man dungeons, you'll be pleased to hear that they've been made relevant again by a couple changes. Weekend Timewalker events will let you delve back into dungeons from previous expansions with enemies and rewards scaled up to your level. Warlords of Draenor dungeons, meanwhile, will have a new Mythic difficulty that drops item level 685 gear.
The patch notes don't seem to mention Draenor Pathfinder, a new meta-Achievement that asks players to do a lot of exploration and questing throughout the expansion's zones. Completing that Achievement will grant you a new mount and unlock flight in Draenor in a smaller, post-6.2 update. Even if Draenor Pathfinder isn't part of Patch 6.2, though, you can start working on the requirements right now anyway.