- Author: Luxrah
- Date: March 21, 2023
- Updated: April 2, 2023
- Expansion: World of Warcraft
There is plenty of content you might want to play from the Mists of Pandaria expansion, and almost all of it will require finding your way to the continent of Pandaria. How you go about getting there depends on whether you have played through the expansion before. If you have, you should be able to skip ahead and access the continent via portal. But if you’ve never done any of it, or if you want to quest through The Jade Forest, you will have to go through the introductory quests. So we’ll start with those.
Starting the Mists of Pandaria story
Before you can access Pandaria, you will need to complete the Mists of Pandaria introductory quests on at least one character. If you haven’t reached level 50 on any character yet, you may need to complete the Battle for Azeroth introduction before these options become available. We have a separate guide for that here: BFA Intro Guide. Once you have completed the Battle for Azeroth introduction and earned the Welcome to Zandalar (Horde) / Come Sail Away (Alliance) achievement, you should be able to start the Pandaria expansion. Your character must be at least level 10 to start these quests.
This introductory quest chain will begin in your capital city before sending you off to The Jade Forest, which is the first zone in Pandaria.
Portals to Pandaria
The only portals to Pandaria can be found in Valdrakken and the capital city for each faction. These portals are unlocked for all of your characters as soon as you complete the Mists of Pandaria introductory quests for the first time.
Getting to Your Faction’s Central Hub