Blizzard is inviting World of Warcraft: Shadowlands players to choose which free mount they get after the expansion releases on October 27.
Mounts, which are an essential means of transport in the massive world of Azeroth, have become a popular part of the MMO experience: some players collect as many as possible whilst others lust after super rare ones.
In Q1 2021, Blizzard will be adding a new mount to the game – and this time players get to choose which one of five concepts it’ll be. Blizzard’s art team has yet to finalise the next mount, and the design with the most votes internationally will be added to the game in a later patch.
The five concepts are:
Wandering Ancient – Not all ancients are interested in war or lore, some just want to travel the world! A large and leafy mount, the Wandering Ancient invites you to climb aboard and grab ahold of its branches as you embark on a lumbering expedition.
Soaring Spelltome – In the forgotten depths of the Dalaran library, this oversized tome was found flapping madly around the room. Open the pages of this arcane-infused book and hitch a ride to magical adventure.
Nerubian Swarmer – When the Helm of Domination shattered, the Nerubians under the control of the Lich King were unleashed. Some were captured by the Argent Crusade and turned by their allies in the Ebon Blade. Now their spidery claws are put to use as mounts, skittering through the frozen tundra of Icecrown in pursuit of the rampaging undead.
Curious Caterpillar – A curious caterpillar found its way to the Heartland in Valley of the Four Winds one night and gorged itself on the oversized vegetables. The Pandaren of Halfhill awoke the next morning to find the crops half-eaten and an enormous, slumbering caterpillar among them. Too large to become a butterfly, this friendly worm is just the right size to train as a mount.
Gooey Slimesaber – From the slime pools of Plaguefall emerged all manner of jellied creature, including this sticky kitty. A slimy saber cat that’s dripping with ooze, it’s the kind of mount that you’re going to want to wear gloves for.
The poll is live for two weeks, and voting will end on September 18 at 11pm BST / 6pm ET / 3pm PT. You can cast your vote over on the World of Warcraft site.