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WoW Aberrus Raid Release Date & Time: Countdown To Launch

Learn about the exact release dates and times for the Aberrus raid in WoW Dragonflight for both Europe and US.
WoW Aberrus Raid Release Date & Time: Countdown To Launch

With the next big World of Warcraft (WoW) Dragonflight update, Embers of Neltharion (10.1), comes a brand-new raid called Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible. If you want to know precisely when the Aberrus raid releases in WoW Dragonflight, then we've got you covered.

This article features the exact dates and times that the WoW Dragonflight Aberrus raid releases on both Europe and US servers, alongside a countdown clock to the launch of this exciting new WoW raid featuring nine bosses, so let's get started.

Update on 8 May 2023: We've updated this article with the latest info on the Aberrus raid release time and date as WoW Dragonflight update 10.1 approaches.

WoW Aberrus Raid Release Date & Time Per Region

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Venture into the darkness of the Aberrus raid when it releases in WoW Dragonflight's huge 10.1 update. (Picture: Blizzard/WoWHead)

First, to get the blood flowing, read a bit of lore about the Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible raid:

Millennia ago, Neltharion carved deep places in the earth where he conducted world altering experiments. After his death, these sites were lost to time, until now. Forces seeking to claim the Earth-Warder’s legacy raid his dominion in search for powerful artifacts. Now the champions of Azeroth must venture into darkness and ensure the crucible’s dangerous power doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

Excited? You should be! Normal, Heroic, and Mythic Abberus will open at the same time, and guilds will surely compete for the world-first or server-first kills. Even if you aren't in a highly-competitive WoW guild, you should probably know the exact Aberrus release date and time in your region to plan a raid.

WoW Dragonflight Aberrus Raid Times/Dates For US/EU"

  • Aberrus opens in the US on Tuesday, 9 May, at 08:00 PST.
  • Aberrus opens in Europe on Wednesday, 10 May, at 04:00 CEST.

Cross-faction Mythic Aberrus will be available from the start. Hall of Fame entries will require at least 16 out of 20 raiders to be from the same guild and faction to be eligible for rewards.

Countdown To Aberrus Raid Launch in WoW Dragonflight

You can mark your calendars and set those alarms for the Aberrus raid's launch in WoW Dragonflight with the countdown lock below. Please note that this countdown clock is for the European release.

Countdown to Aberrus raid in WoW Dragonflight
34 days, 17:51:53

Remember, the WoW Dragonflight Embers of Neltharion update (10.1) releases one week earlier, on 2 May 2023.

If you aren't geared enough for the Aberrus raid just yet, why not get some Heroic Vault of the Incarnates gear by completing dungeons in the Turbulent Timeways mega-event. Our guide below has you covered!

Check out a video by YouTuber Kalamazi below if you don't mind some spoilers showing one of the raid bosses in action from Aberrus, the Shadowed Crucible.

So there you have it, the exact dates and times per region of the Aberrus raid launching in WoW Dragonflight, alongside a countdown clock so you can get your friends together and plan ahead. We will endeavor to update this article if anything changes.


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