The pre-patch for World of Warcraft's upcoming expansion is almost here, removing a number of in-game achievements and activities upon arrival.

Today Blizzard detailed what will become unavailable in the lead-up to Battle for Azeroth's release in August.

Mage Tower Artifact Appearances will become unattainable, however players will now have access to the quests 24/7 from now until pre-patch, meaning realms will no longer have to construct the tower before gaining access to the challenges.

Prerequisites for those challenges are still in place however, so players will still need to be level 110, have unlocked all 35 Artifact levels, and completed the quest line leading up to the Mage Tower.

Two time-limited Feats of Strength will also be removed, both tied to the final raid from Legion's expansion; Antorus, the Burning Throne. Completion of the raid on Heroic or Mythic difficulty will no longer award the Ahead of the Curve or Cutting Edge achievements, nor reward players with the Violet Spellwing mount once BFA's pre-patch has gone live.

The secondary profession of First Aid is being retired as well, although Blizzard has indicated that those still after a stash of bandages can seek out Tailors.

First Aid has been in World of Warcraft since its release in 2004, but has become somewhat irrelevant in recent years. All achievements related to the profession will become Feats of Strength, giving more boasting privileges to veteran players.

The release of Battle for Azeroth's pre-patch will also bring Legion's PvP Season 7 to a close. Those wishing to earn the Demonic Elite achievement and the PvP-only Elite transmogrification will need to do so before the close of season.

Releasing August 14, players can pre-order WoW: Battle for Azeroth from Mighty Ape.

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