Battle For Azeroth screenshot of a Vulpera facing off against a Mechagnome

[Update]: Patch 8.3 has now made its way to the live servers, and yes, it does appear it'll be the last major patch until Shadowlands!

Battle for Azeroth's Patch 8.3 (also known as Visions of N'Zoth) will be going live on January 14 or 15 depending on when your server maintenance happens. As you might expect from a major update, it'll bring with it an assortment of new content and storylines to explore, both solo and in a group.

There will be a brand new raid to rampage across, Vulpera and Mechagnomes as two new Allied Races, Horrific Visions as a challenging and highly replayable mini-dungeon that can be entered solo or in a party, a revamped auction house, a new legendary cloak to forge, and the list goes on for a while. Rather than continue to fill your head with a list of features, allow me to share with you the recently posted "survival guide" that briefly highlights each one and showcases just what the patch as a whole has to offer. Have a gander:

On the other hand, if you're really interested in all of the details behind the new content and accompanying balance changes, you'll find the full patch notes over at the WoW Forums. Needless to say, it's quite a long list!

The final thing worth mentioning is that the massive Ny’alotha raid will not be going live with the patch itself, but rather a week later on January 21. This initial launch will only feature normal and heroic difficulties, while the mythic version and the first raid finder wing will come on January 28, with each subsequent raid finder wing arriving a week later.

You can read a little bit more about Ny'alotha and its bosses by checking out the recent developer preview. There are quite a few boss and story spoilers present there, however, so only dive in if you don't particularly care about discovering all of this on your own. Enjoy!