Winds of Wisdom Extension: Blizzard Extends Experience Buff

Players hoping for an extension of the Winds of Wisdom double xp buff will get their wish.
Players hoping for an extension of the Winds of Wisdom double xp buff will get their wish. /

A Winds of Wisdom extension was introduced by Blizzard for World of Warcraft players. Blizzard wanted to give fans more time to level characters, "There are many journeys to be taken in Azeroth, and if you’re in the middle of one, or just looking forward to starting a new one, we’ve heard your plea for a little more time. Due to the popularity of the Winds of Wisdom 100% experience buff in Battle for Azeroth, we’re extending its benefit through to the release of the Shadowlands pre-patch!"

The best part is the ability to stack it with your characters heirlooms making it even easier to level an alt.

The Winds of Wisdom buff grants all players an extra 100% experience for defeating enemies and completing quests. Originally launched on March 20, right before the COVID-19 pandemic essentially shuttered everyone inside and rendered in-person gaming events impossible, Blizzard seemingly took advantage of the increased online and server traffic by incentivizing their players to stay happy and logged-in for as long as possible.

Winds of Wisdom Extension: Blizzard Extends Experience Buff

With the double experience buff initially scheduled to end on April 20, players from around the world took to forums, Twitter, and Reddit to voice their disbelief and discontentment - pushing Blizzard to hear their collective will to extend the buff.

As it stands now, the double XP buff will now carry over to the recently announced Impressive Influence event, which will see players able to reap double experience (100% increase) in reputation rewards as well.

The extension of the Winds of Wisdom buff will now also carry over into the planned pre-patch update for the upcoming Shadowlands expansion, reportedly rumored to be announced sometime during the summer of 2020.