Are you ready to take to the skies of Azeroth once again? The highly anticipated Dragonriding Kalimdor Cup event is here, and it’s not staying for long! This long-awaited event is gonna bring the exhilarate the world of Dragonriding beyond the Dragon Isles straight into the heart of Kalimdor. Get ready to feel the rush as you race through the skies, competing against fellow adventurers for achievements and fantastic rewards! In this in-depth guide, we’ll explore everything you need to know about the Kalimdor Cup, from the races and locations to the rewards and achievements that await you. So saddle up, grab your reins, and let’s dive into the world of Dragonriding in the old world!
Note: The Kalimdor Cup is a recurring holiday event, so if you miss out on this year’s races, fear not! It will return in the future, allowing you to once again experience the excitement and rewards of Dragonriding in Kalimdor!
Since the release of the Dragonflight expansion, players have been eagerly anticipating the opportunity to experience Dragonriding outside of the Dragon Isles. While this feature is slated to come to WoW later in the expansion, but the Kalimdor Cup provides a thrilling taste of what’s to come. This racing event in Kalimdor will take place from August 15-28 2023. This allows players to soar through the skies of Kalimdor on their trusty Dragonriding drakes. With a total of 16 unique races spread across the continent, there’s no shortage of thrilling challenges and breathtaking sceneries to explore.
Well, except when you don’t like getting stuck in trees…
Since the release of the Dragonflight expansion, players have been eagerly anticipating the opportunity to experience Dragonriding outside of the Dragon Isles. While this feature is slated to come to WoW later in the expansion, the Kalimdor Cup provides a thrilling taste of what’s to come. This racing event, which runs from August 15 to 28, allows players to soar through the skies of Kalimdor on their trusty Dragonriding drakes. With a total of 16 races spread across the continent, there’s no shortage of thrilling challenges and breathtaking vistas to explore.
1. Ahn ‘Qiraj Circuit – Silithus
2. Ashenvale Ambit – Ashenvale
3. Barrens Divide Dive – Southern Barrens
4. Desolace Drift – Desolace
5. Durotar Tour – Durotar
6. Fel Flyover – Felwood
7. Feralas Ruins Ramble – Feralas
8. Hyjal Hotfoot – Mount Hyjal
9. Nordrassil Spiral – Mount Hyjal
10. Razorfen Roundabout – Southern Barrens
11. Rocketway Ride – Azshara
12. Thousand Needles Thread – Thousand Needles
13. Uldum Tour – Uldum
14. Un’Goro Crater Circuit – Un’Goro Crater
15. Webwinder Weave – Stonetalon Mountains
16. Winter Wander – Winterspring
/way #81 38.5 82.74 Ahn’Qiraj Circuit
/way #63 36.38 28.71 Ashenvale Ambit
/way #199 41.50 12.93 Barrens Divide Dive
/way #66 28.06 63.48 Desolace Drift
/way #1 56.92 62.91 Durotar Tour
/way #77 58.04 11.4 Fel Flyover
/way #69 63.69 53.78 Feralas Ruins Ramble
/way #198 22.49 52.9 Hyjal Hotfoot
/way #198 56.60 27.67 Nordrassil Spiral
/way #199 42.77 93.04 Razorfen Roundabout
/way #76 67.17 26.22 Rocketway Ride
/way #64 10.84 19.88 Thousand Needles Thread
/way #249 54.77 41.09 Uldum Tour
/way #78 53.31 93.12 Un’Goro Crater Circuit
/way #65 66.64 87.33 Webwinder Weave
/way #83 68.99 68.44 Winter Wander
Completing races in the Kalimdor Cup isn’t just about the thrill of the race itself. In addition to the adrenaline rush, you’ll have the opportunity to earn achievements and collect Riders of Azeroth Badges, a new currency unique to the event. These badges can be exchanged for various rewards from Maztha, located in Valdrakken right next to the Rostrum of Transformation. Let’s take a closer look at the achievements and rewards that await you:
Kalimdor Racing Completionist – Gold
To prove your mastery of Dragonriding in Kalimdor, you need to complete all 16 races with a gold medal on all three difficulty levels. This prestigious achievement not only showcases your supreme racing skills but also grants you the coveted Kalimdor Racer title, allowing you to wear it with pride.
Riders of Azeroth Badges
As you complete races, you’ll earn Riders of Azeroth Badges based on your performance. Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals will reward you with varying numbers of badges. In total, you can earn up to 144 badges, with an additional quest for the Kalimdor Cup offering 10 badges. These badges can be exchanged for a range of cosmetic items and rewards from Maztha in Valdrakken.
New Dragon Customizations
For those who crave unique and eye-catching appearances for their Dragonriding mounts, the Kalimdor Cup offers brand new dragon customizations. These cosmetic enhancements will allow you to personalize your mount and stand out from the crowd as you race through the skies of Kalimdor:
- Windborne Velocidrake: Teal Scales – 50 badges,
- Winding Slitherdrake: Curved Nose Horn – 25 badges,
- Winding Slitherdrake: Blonde Hair – 25 badges.
Drake Racer’s Transmog Set from the Kalimdor Cup
If you’re looking to elevate your racing style, the Drake Racer’s transmog set is the perfect choice. This stylish and aerodynamic outfit is sold by the same NPC for ~25 Badges a piece. It will not only enhance your appearance but also provide a sense of unity among fellow Dragonriders.
While the Kalimdor Cup is an exciting event in its own right, it also serves as a glimpse into the future of Dragonriding in World of Warcraft. The development team at Blizzard has expressed their intention to expand Dragonriding beyond the Dragon Isles, allowing players to soar through the skies anywhere in Azeroth, as well as allowing Dragonriding on other flying mounts. While the full implementation of the dynamic flying system is still to come, the Kalimdor Cup provides a taste of what’s to come and builds anticipation for the future.
The Dragonriding Kalimdor Cup is a thrilling event that allows players to experience the exhilaration of Dragonriding in the old continent of Azeroth. With 16 races spread across the diverse landscapes of Kalimdor, there’s no shortage of excitement and challenges to overcome. Earn achievements, collect Riders of Azeroth Badges, and customize your favourite Dragonriding mounts to create a unique and fascinating racing experience. Soar through the skies, compete against fellow adventurers, and embrace the thrill of the race as you participate in the Kalimdor Cup. The future of Dragonriding in World of Warcraft is bright, and the Kalimdor Cup is just the beginning. Are you ready to take flight?