It's on! Time for Hardcore Heritage to return and for you to feel the heat. These challenges once again won't be easy, but you'll surely be handsomely rewarded for your efforts. Everything begins today and ends on July 5, 2022 at 11:00 p.m. PDT.
For anyone new to Hardcore Heritage, popular zones from the early days of EverQuest get ramped for higher level characters to earn some sweet, sweet loot. If you can make it to the end, that is. [Insert echo-y, evil laugh here.]
Here's the zone schedule for this year.
Phase 1: June 1 to June 21, characters at a suggested level of 80 and up can cross over to the dark side in Blackburrow, Cazic Thule, and characters at a suggested level of 85 and up can take on The Ruins of Old Guk, and the Estate of Unrest.
Phase 2: June 15 to July 5, put on the new, fancy loot and head to Crushbone and Permafrost if you're at a suggested level of 90 and above, and then head over to The Castle of Mistmoore and Nagafen's Lair if you're at a suggested level of 100 and above.
We're also turning things up to 11 in raids in those zones again. Engage the more challenging Emperor Crush, Lady Vox, Lord Nagafen, and Trakanon.
Here's the raid schedule for this year.
Old Sebilis: June 1 to July 5, if you're at a suggested level of 105 and above, Ruins of Sebilis beckons and wants to see if you have what it takes to survive. Once that's done, the denizens of Trakanon will call your name to see if you dare to earn the finest, even greater-er loot.
What challenges will you overcome and what awesome loot will you equip? We'll know soon enough. Good luck!