World of Warcraft Celebrating Diablo With a Secret Bovine Movement

by Robert Workman


Yes, believe it or not, cows can actually be a good animal for celebration. Just ask Blizzard.

All of the games from the company are offering some sort of item to help ring in Diablo’s 20th anniversary, and that includes World of Warcraft. So what is that game doing? It’s bringing back the best long running joke in its business – the secret “cow level” from Diablo II.

Yep, as part of the anniversary update, the Secret Cow level can now be accessed in World of Warcraft. All you need to do to gain access to it is hunt down a treasure goblin, which you can find outdoors by the Broken Isles, as well as in the Legion dungeons and the Dalaran Sewers. If you manage to kill it before it makes its getaway, you’ll open up a portal that will take you to the secret cow level.

Once you’re there, you’re going to find a bunch of angry cows that will be ready for battle, as well as the king of all cows – the Cow King, obviously. If you manage to take down these bovine forces, you’ll earn a unique toy for your troubles – the Twelve-String Guitar. This not only activates a neat weapon with a cooldown of 66 minutes and 6 seconds, but also earns you the Diablo’s 20th Anniversary achievement for the game.

The event is happening now through January 11th, so you’ve only got a few days to act and see what these angry cows have to offer. In addition, you may also gain access to other item drops, like the Livestock Lochaber Axe and the Scroll of Town Portal. Just keep in mind that you can only loot the Cow King once a day, so make sure to space out your actions accordingly so you get the most rewards from it.

Check out the video below to see the cow movement in action, courtesy of Wowhead.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.