Whether it’s Earth or Azeroth, there’s no better way to travel than to do so way up high. And although there’s the option to teleport, nothing competes with being on your own WoW mount riding through the clouds while looking down at the utterly fantastical world below. In true World of Warcraft fashion, you’ll have to unlock this ability. If you’ve been playing for quite some time now, you’ll know right off the bat that this is a tedious task. The same goes here in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth.
Explorer and Diplomat
Just as it was in Legion, there are two achievements that you need to accomplish in order to gain access to the skies. But for now, only one of the two is currently available, which is Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder: Part One, so you’ll just have to go with that.
Like in Legion, to unlock the achievement in question, you need to unlock a handful of other achievements first.
First on the list is the Battle for Azeroth Explorer, which requires players to explore the following areas:
- Tiragarde Sound
- Stormsong Valley
Next would be the achievement Azerothian Diplomat, which requires to earn Revered status with certain factions. For Alliance, that would be the Proudmoore Admiralty, Order of Embers, Storm’s Wake, or7th Legion. For the Horde, that would be the Zandalari Empire, Talanji’s Expedition, Voldunai, and The Honorbound.
Note: Both factions must earn Revered status with Champions of Azeroth and Tortolian Seekers.
Another necessary achievement is the Wide World of Quests. This requires you to finish 100 World Quests in KulTiras and Zandalar. It’s pretty tedious, but hey, it’s the lofty price you have to pay for you to soar up high. Besides, once you’re done with this achievement, you’re pretty much set for life, as this is an account-wide achievement. The same goes for battle for Azeroth Explorer and Azerothian Diplomat.
Tour of Duty, Forever
After that would be Kul Tourist for Alliance and Zandalar Forever! for the Horde.
For Kul Tourist, you’ll need to achieve the following achievements:
- A Sound Plan – finish the Tiragarde Sound storylines
- Stormsong and Dance – finish the Stormsong Valley storylines
- Drust Do It – finish theDrustvar
For Zandalar Forever!, you’ll need to finish more achievements compared to Kul Tourist. But hey, you’re part of the Horde, so you’re tougher than those puny Alliance do-gooders anyway.
These achievements are as follows:
- The Throne of Zuldazar – complete the Zuldazarstorylines
- Secrets in the Sands – complete theVol’dun storylines
- The Dark Heart of Nazmir – complete theNazmir storylines
- A Bargain of Blood – complete the Blood Gate quest line in Zuldazar
- The Final Seal – Complete the Zandalar Forever scenario in Zuldazar
Fight Before Flight
Once you’re done with all those achievements, it’s time for the last one: Ready for War.
For the Alliance, you need to accomplish the following campaigns:
- Nazmir Foothold
- Zuldazar Foothold
- Chasing Darkness
- Blood in the Water
- Vol’dun Foothold
- Blood on the Sand
- A Golden Opportunity
- The Strike on Zuldazar
As for the Horde, it’d be as follows:
- Drustvar Foothold
- Stormsong Valley Foothold
- The Marshal’s Grave
- At the Bottom of the Sea
- Tiragarde Sound Foothold
- The First Assault
- Death of a Tidesage
- The Strike on Boralus
These achievements are, unfortunately, not account-wide. Which means you’ll have to do them all over again for another character. But with Azeroth Pathfinder, Part One, the only reason to get them for your alternate characters would be for completionist purposes.
After accomplishing all those achievements, congratulations! You now have Battle for Azeroth Pathfinder, Part One. Aside from being halfway to having a flying mount, you’ll be rewarded with 20% Increased Mount Speed in KulTiras and Zandalar.