One of the most popular innovations in the upcoming WoW expansion The War Within is clearly the war pack system. This is clearly aimed at all of you players who level more than one hero and have multiple “Alts” (alternative characters) on your account. We’ve summarized information from Blizzard, BlizzCon 2023, and interviews so you can find out: What are warbands in WoW?
More on the subject: The big overview of all information about WoW The War Within
WoW The War Within: Warbands
Old players know the problem in WoW (buy now ): Through many expansions, balance tweaks, and quirks, people have always wanted to lead other adventurers across Azeroth, but the main character has always been at the forefront. After all, for example, he has some Exalted reputations, additional progress on some resources (did someone say Torghast?) and access to most resources. While you could often send the latter to other characters on the account by mail, it was always unnecessarily annoying. Developers saw this too. Warpacks are supposed to solve this problem, which brings a cool visual innovation: you can put four heroes from your account together as a party of adventurers in character selection:
In WoW Patch 11.0, you will be connected to a warband on every character on your account – regardless of your faction. They share flight paths unlocked from flight mastersAdditionally, your heroes have access to a warband bank for entire accountwhich makes it easier to get all the gold if you want even shares reagent compartments. This means you can use all mats on your account when crafting. Special activities will also share progress – leveling up your NPC companion in the Depths, the new instance type in The War Within, is one of them.
You will also share Patch 11.0’s new fame and reputation levels with all characters – but this initially does not apply to previous expansions. The developers explained that it is an ongoing project and that they are working on it little by little. Consequently, Dragonflight fame levels should also become account-wide as soon as possible after The War Within launches. As will be the case with successes and many titles:
Coins will also be available to all characters in a warband, but you will have to donate them when transferring/using them to another character. Losses on currency transfers remain, but the complicated sending of currency packages from different retailers to specific alts is no longer necessary.
New equipment type: “Warbound”
Another bonus is the possibility of special equipment drops. This is “Warbound”, a new variant along with Account Bound and Soul Bound that you are not allowed to trade with other players. You can share this equipment with other characters on the account through your warband’s bank – if they use weapons, trinkets and armor pieces, they will become bonded as usual. These pieces of equipment will never be at the same item level as items obtained by a character, but they can still serve as powerful recovery equipment, allowing you to get an alternative into end-game content more quickly.
Change in War Pack also pleases transmog fans
Along with the other war perk pack, you will also be able to get different transmog models in WoW much more easily starting with patch 11.0. Because you collect skins of all types with all characters. So you can, for example, destroy ancient raids with a warrior and collect sophisticated transmog sets for hunters, sorcerers, magicians, villains, etc.. The armor class and weapons a hero can carry are no longer important.
Overall, the developers’ goal is to conveniently and flexibly link individual account characters to war packs – not to bring more player power to your main or even to convey the urgency of having multiple characters. So now you don’t have to worry about needing more heroes. There should be fewer downsides to being a fan of alts.