When does WoW 19th Anniversary buff start?

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When does WoW 19 anniversary buff begin?

Every year World of Warcraft celebrates its existence, which is coming up on its 19th anniversary. That’s right, WoW originally released all the way back in 2004. As part of the celebrations, the last few years have featured a buff that all players receive during the celebration. The buff grants additional reputation, often a percentage based on how many years the MMO is celebrating. So when does WoW 19th Anniversary buff start this year? You’re in luck, it’s very soon!

What date does the WoW 19th Anniversary start and end?
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Update: The event and buff are no live! If you don’t see it in your mailbox, logout and back in!

What date does the WoW 19th Anniversary start and end?

The WoW 19th Anniversary Event and buff begins on November 16 at 10 a.m. PDT. This event lasts for three weeks, meaning it will end on December 7. Starting on the first day, players will be able to login to WoW and check their mail to obtain an achievement and Anniversary Gift. The achievement is a Feat of Strength that simply indicates they logged in during WoW’s 19th Anniversary.

Here are the rest of the rewards for the event:

  • Celebration Package This is the primary reward of the event, a consumable item that grants your character the Anniversary buff. More details on it are below.
  • Invitation from the Timewalkers — The Invitation from the Timewalkers starts an event-based quest that leads you to the Caverns of Times.
  • Celebration Firework A consumable that launches a festive rocket into the sky.
  • 200 Timewarped Badge Currency used to obtain Timewalking rewards.
  • Lil’ Frostwing A Wrath of the Lich King-themed battle pet reward, which shares the same skin as Lil’ Deathwing from the Cataclysm Collector’s Edition.

How does the WoW 19th Anniversary buff work?

The gift itself is a Celebration Package that when used grants your character a 19% Experience and Reputation gain buff for all three weeks of the event. Thankfully the package is mailed to all characters, so you don’t have to worry about choosing which character to use it on. All characters can get the buff, even new characters!

For all three weeks of the event, your characters will automatically get an increase of 19% more Experience and Reputation simply by having tghe

Curious about the benefits of knowing when does WoW 19th Anniversary buff start? Perhaps the most advantageous thing you can do this year is make use of the buff to maximize your Dream Wardens Renown.

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