Additionally, a new pair of Allied Races is being introduced into the game: the Horde welcomes Vulpera while the Alliance recruits mechagnomes.
The Vulpera is a race of adorable fox people, first appearing past year as a non-playable race in the Battle for Azeroth expansion.
The new races were the first surprise in the 18-minute developer update, the second the director unveiled the next chapter after the events of update 8.2. As the name suggests, players will take on the giant tentacled creature and its minions, not in a distant land like it's usually the case with new locations, but rather all around Azeroth, wherever the veil between the two dimensions get torn. One of the main features of this update will be Assaults in Uldum and the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.
When an Assault occurs in one of the two zones that zone will physically change and "overflow with powerful lieutenants of N'zoth".
There will also be new single-player content called Horrific Visions which players can run by themselves, without other players. This story will center around potential futures where N'Zoth wins and alters Stormwind and Ogrimmar.
Check out IGN's World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth wiki for even more coverage on Blizzard's latest MMO expansion.
WoW Classic's phases are still in play: The honor system and world bosses will be "just around the corner" following the Dire Maul rollout, and a solid date will be announced "as soon as we have it", Hazzikostas says.
While there's no official update for World of Warcraft's Visions of N'Zoth 8.3 update, Blizzard expects it'll be live on the public test server for players to have a fiddle with later today.
Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN.