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WoW Classic's first big update adds Dire Maul instance and epic mount quests

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WoW Classic (opens in new tab) just got its first big update, and it's bringing back the Dire Maul dungeon and epic mount quests for the Paladin and Warlock classes. Dire Maul (opens in new tab) is an expansive, complex dungeon for level 54-60 players separated into three wings containing numerous quests and a ton of good loot.

Just like the old days, Dire Maul's East wing is available right off the bat to both Horde and Alliance players level 54 and above, while the North and West wings become accessible once you manage to hunt down and defeat Pusillin in the East Wing and obtain Crescent Keys. Additionally, a rogue with the right lockpicking skill, a Large Seaforium Charge explosive, and a Truesilver Skeleton Key can all be used to gain access to the full Dire Maul dungeon. Reaching King Gordok’s room to fight the big baddie will require the Gordok Inner Door Key, which you can loot off of Guard Mol’dar in the Gor’dok Commons.

The new update also adds epic mounts for warlocks and paladins starting at level 60. Warlocks will have the chance to complete quests for the Dreadsteed of Xoroth epic mount, while paladins can earn the Charger epic mount. Whatever your class, Dire Maul has a lot going on to keep you occupied and solid-enough loot and other rewards to make your time worthwhile.

The first major update to Wow Classic is available for download today, adding one of the more intricate dungeons from World of Warcraft's distant past. Find out how Blizzard plans to launch the "next phase" (opens in new tab) of WoW Classic in 2020.

WoW Classic brings us back to the foundation that made World of Warcraft one of the best MMORPGs (opens in new tab) to play in 2019.

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