blizzard adds skip & reset phase functions to battle for undercity wotlk classic featured image
  • Author: Pride
  • Date: September 30, 2022
  • Expansion: WotLK Classic

The Battle for the Undercity quest chain has been plagued with bugs, which prompted Blizzard to address the situation, promising to add a feature that will allow players to temporarily skip the Battle for the Undercity event and get the quest’s rewards, while they work on proper fixes for the quest.

They have done just so; a new NPC called “Zidormi” has been added for both factions, who allows players to skip phases of the event, by manually choosing which phase of the event they’d like to be on. This includes the ability to reset the phase to the “default” state, which restores the Undercity, Orgrimmar, and the throne rooms of Orgrimmar & Stormwind to a state as if you had never begun this quest chain at all.

As a reminder, this is only a temporary fix, and Blizzard intends to fix the event so it works as it normally should. If you don’t want to have the event ruined for you by these bugs and the phase skipping, essentially bypassing large parts of the event altogether, you should avoid doing these quests for the time being. If you want the reward ASAP however, feel free to use Zidormi’s services!

You may read more about how Zidormi works below.

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Just wanted to follow up on this with an update. As of 4:48 p.m. PDT we’ve deployed a hotfix that will add a member of the Bronze Dragonflight “Zidormi” to Tirisfal Glades near the entrance of the Ruins of Loardaeron (for Horde players) or the entrance to the Undercity Sewers (for the Alliance players) that will allow you to manually enable or disable the quest phase that you are placed in for the “The Battle for the Undercity” quest and event.

Horde – Near the entrance to the Ruins of Lordaeron:


Alliance – Near the entrance to Undercity Sewers:


Additionally, when this hotfix was pushed, it will have reset the phase state for all players that are currently on The Battle for the Undercity quest phase. What this means is if you had completed either “Darkness Stirs” (horde) or “Return to Angrathar” (Alliance) or were on any of the ensuing quests up to and including the “The Battle for the Undercity”, you will be restored to the default phase to see the Undercity, Orgrimmar, and the Throne rooms of both Orgrimmar and Stormwind as if you had never started either of those quest chains.

Here’s a full list of the affected quests:

• Darkness Stirs
• Herald of War
• A Life without Regret
• The Battle for the Undercity

• Return to Angrathar
• Reborn from the Ashes
• Fate, Up Against Your Will
• A Royal Coup
• Killing Time
• The Battle for the Undercity

Again, if you were actively in-progress for any of these quests, you may need to travel to the Tirisfal Glades and speak with Zidormi to return to the correct phase and resume progress on them either now or at a later time when we are able to implement a full fix for the issues that cause the battle to become stuck. Abandoning and re-accepting these quests will not put you back into the correct phase to see the battle-related events.

This should heal situations where players were “stuck” in the Battle for the Undercity phase and could not interact with vendors or trainers in Orgrimmar or Undercity. The goal with this hotfix was to get players stuck in this phase out of it and skip past this event. We will be doing additional work over the coming days and weeks to further harden the Battle for the Undercity event to make it able to be more consistently completed so that players can get the powerful rewards from this quest more reliably.

We again offer our sincere apologies for these issues, and hope to continue working towards a more complete solution to these issues.

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Classic WoW is my jam, with a passion for PvP. Most know me as Baranor, the ret paladin guy, but I'm secretly a druid main, don't tell anyone. In my free time I play Switch games, particularly JRPGs. Some day I'll be making my own games and I humbly hope you play those too!

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