Wednesday, September 22, 2021

WoW 9.1: In season 2 you need twice as long for your M+ achievements

August 2, 2021

With the introduction of the official Mythic Plus scoring system, Mythic Plus achievements will also change in WoW Shadowlands patch 9.1. So instead of completing all dungeons to +5, +10, or +15 in time in Season 2, you'll need to earn a specific rating.

  • Shadowlands Keystone Explorer: Season Two - Requires 750 Mythic Plus Score
  • Shadowlands Keystone Conqueror: Season Two - Requires 1,500 Mythic Plus Rating
  • Shadowlands Keystone Master: Season Two - Requires 2,000 Mythic Plus Rating

Basically, this doesn't change too much for now, as the Keystone Master also requires all dungeons to be completed to about +15 when converted to the new score system. Completion time also plays a role, but with, say, 187 points for completing a +15 dungeon in time, a faster time only makes up around 10 points.

But if the data collected so far by dataminers is correct, the score for a dungeon from completing it on WoW 9.1: Season 2 will take you twice as long to get your M+ achievements (2) Source: wowhead
Tyrannical and Reinforced Together. For example, completing a +15 dungeon in time with Tyrannical will grant you 187 points, mastering the same dungeon the next week on +15 with Reinforced will grant you a total of 249 points for that dungeon.

So if you want to earn the Key Master achievement in Season 2 of WoW (buy now €14,99 ) Shadowlands and with it the new mount (Recolor of the Season 1 mount), you have to complete all 8 dungeons twice on +15. 8x249 is 1,992 points, you need 2,000. However, with a slightly faster run, you'll get the missing 8 points out of it, as I said.

In the community this change is not very well received. Even after the nerf, the Tyrannical affix, which makes bosses live longer and minions hit harder, is still the least popular affix. Keystones are often only "pushed" during buff weeks. So on the face of it, Blizzard is forcing the Tyrannical affix on us and making the Keystone Master achievement more difficult.

Even though you'll have to spend more time on the Mythic Plus achievement, the new system does give you more leeway. To get the score you want, you can complete the one unpopular dungeon at +14 and an easy key at +16. If the datamining finds hold up, the highest key in the Tyrannical and Boosted combination will count 100% towards the score and the slower key will count 33%. So even if you do a little worse in the Tyrannical week, it won't have that much of an impact on the overall score.