Got some unfinished business in Kul Tiras or Zandalar? Always wondered what these zones would look like from above? If you’ve found yourself asking “Why can’t I fly in BFA, Kul Tiras or Zandalar?” then you’ve come to the right place! This guide will cover how you can unlock flying in BFA AND SHOW YOU HOW!
So what do you need to do to get BFA Flying?
To give you the short and sweet version, your main goal for unlocking flying is completing 2 achievements, upon completion you will be able to fly in Battle for Azeroth. If you would prefer you can open the criteria for them in your achievements window in game (Defaultly bound to the Y key) or you can read on and we’ll go a bit more in depth with each achievement. Before getting started with BFA flying we suggest being level 50+ on your World of Warcraft character.
Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder – Part 2 (Alliance)
Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder – Part 1 (Horde)
Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder – Part 2
There is a slight variation between the Horde and the Alliance version of the part one achievement but they’re ultimately the same. The only achievement that changes between the two is “Zandalar Forever!” and “Loremaster of Kul Tiras”. For both of these achievements you just have to follow the BFA main quest storyline for your faction and you’ll complete it.
Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder, Part One breakdown
Loremaster of Kul Tiras / Zandalar Forever!
For the Alliance you have to complete the storylines:
- A Sound Plan (Tiragarde Sound)
- Drust Do It. (Drustvar)
- Stormsong and Dance (Stormsong Valley)
You can start each of these quest lines at the Harbormaster’s Office in Boralus
For the Horde you have to complete the storylines:
- The Throne of Zuldazar (Zuldazar)
- The Dark Heart of Nazmir (Nazmir)
- Secrets in the Sands (Vol’Dun
- A Bargain of Blood (Zuldazar)
- The Final Seal (Zuldazar Forever scenario)
You can start the first three in The Great Seal. A Bargain of Blood can be accepted in Dazar’alor after completing the three zones storylines. The Final Seal is the final step for the achievement that can be accepted after you have completed A Bargain of Blood.
Battle for Azeroth Explorer
This one is nice and simple, all we need to do here is explore each of the areas within Kul Tiras and Zandalar. Open up that map and go run to each of the zones on your map that are brown (undiscovered) fill that map up and you’re done with this one!
Tip: work on this achievement while you’re doing the other achievements for pathfinder. You’ll find after doing all the quests for Loremaster of Kul’Tiras / Zandalar Forever! And Ready for War that you will have filled out most of your map already!
This may be your most time consuming achievement. It’s best done while there is an increased reputation event to make it faster. To complete this achievement you must be revered with 6 specific reputations in Battle for Azeroth. These do change slightly depending on your faction.
Respectively you will need to raise your reputation with:
- Proudmoore Admiralty (Alliance) or Zandalari Empire (Horde)
- Storm’s Wake (Alliance) or Talanji’s Expedition (Horde)
- Order of Embers (Alliance) or Voldunai (Horde)
- 7th Legion (Alliance) or The Honorbound (Horde)
- Champions of Azeroth
- Tortollan Seekers
Completing the storylines in each zone alone will get you very close to revered with most of these factions.
Once you have each of these to revered you will earn the achievement!
Tip: Completing your emissary quests and world quests will increase your reputation with minimal effort as you will have 3 emissary quests available at one time with a new one popping up every 3 days. You can also complete island expeditions to farm rep as island expeditions have a chance to drop items that grant 200 reputation for each one you turn in.
Wide World of Quests
This achievement is very cut and dry, you must complete 100 world quests in Kul Tiras and Zandalar. Open your map, see which world quests are up and go get them done!
Ready for War
To complete this achievement you need to complete your factions quest chain of invading the enemy factions zones.
For the Alliance you start your quest line with Genn Greymane by accepting “The War Campaign” and following it through.
For the Horde you start your quest line with Nathanos Blightcaller by accepting “Shiver Me Timbers”
Go gain footholds in the opposing factions zones and complete those questlines!
Congratulations! If you’ve completed the above steps you will now have completed Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder, Part One. You’re one step closer to flying!
Now just to complete part two and you’re done!
Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder, Part Two breakdown
For Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder, Part two we’ve already completed the first achievement so we can tick off Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder, Part One straight away! Go us!
To get to Nazjatar as an Alliance player, we just go to Boralus and we’ll have a quest pop up on our screen called “The Wolf’s Offensive”.
To get to Nazjatar as a Horde player head to the docks in Dazar’Alor and you’ll get the quest “The Warchief’s Order”.
Accept your quest and get cracking through it to get to Nazjatar.
Once you’re in Nazjatar, work your way around the zone filling in those undiscovered areas just as before.
(You could cheat here and have a couple of friends; including a warlock, summon you to Nazjatar and make your way around the zone that way)
While you’re in Nazjatar it’s worth following the quest chain through to unlocking world quests and the Heart of Azeroth as you’ll need it for the next step!
To get to Mechagon you have to have unlocked Nazjatar and the world quests for that area. You also have to have unlocked the Heart of Azeroth and its essence system.
The Mechagon questline starts with Fame Wait for Gnome One (Alliance) or Rumours of Mechagon (Horde) in Mezzamere / Newhome respectively. If these quests aren’t showing for you then head to Boralus Harbor/Dazar’Alor and go to the quest giver next to the flight mater to pick up “The Legend of Mechagon”.
Once we’re in Mechagon, you guessed it, go fill in those brown undiscovered zones!
Reputation Grind! (YAY)
The last requirement for the achievement is all about reputation.
You can work on both of these at the same time, logging in each day and doing your dailies in the zones. In Nazjatar you will be getting revered with the Waveblade Ankoan (Alliance) or The Unshackled (Horde) and in Mechagon you will need to get Rustbolt Resistance up to revered.
If you’ve made it this far and completed all the steps, congratulations you’ve achieved Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder, Part Two! You can now fly in Zandalar, Kul Tiras, Nazjatar and Mechagon. On top of this you’ll get the sweet mechanical parrot mount “Wonderwing 2.0”!
Now there’s no more asking:
- “Why can’t I fly in Battle For Azeroth?”
- “Why can’t I fly in Nazjatar?”
- “Why can’t I fly in Mechagon?”
You’re done! YOU CAN FLY!
The grind is a bit of a long one for this achievement but it is account-wide! So you’ll only ever have to do it once!
Question: Why can’t I fly in Battle for Azeroth?
Answer: You haven’t completed Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder, Part Two!
Question: Why Can’t I fly in Mechagon?
Answer: You still haven’t completed Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder, Part Two!
Question: “Why can’t I fly in Nazjatar?”
Answer: You’ve got to complete Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder, Part Two!