Blizzard pays tribute to late streamer Reckful with NPC in World of Warcraft

The iconic rogue has found a new home in the game.

Screengrab via Reckful

Blizzard is honoring one of World of Warcraft’s most iconic players, Byron “Reckful” Bernstein, by adding the late streamer as a Rogue trainer in the upcoming Shadowlands expansion.

Players with access to the new expansion’s beta can find the NPC located in the Cathedral of Light, according to WoW website Wowhead.

Reckful’s character is a Rogue trainer, but she won’t train Assassination Rogues, paying homage to Reckful’s ability to gain rank one in season five without playing the spec that was wildly popular at that time.

The NPC has unique dialogue options, including “I don’t train Assassination Rogues.” Players can respond to this by choosing one of two options: “I am in need of training, Reckful” or “It was good seeing you again.”

This isn’t the first NPC that Reckful has inspired in the game. Byron Burnside was a human vendor that could be found in Bridgeport.

Reckful died on July 2 at the age of 31. Following his passing, thousands of players from both factions came together and met in multiple locations across several WoW regions and servers to mourn the loss of one of the community’s most loved and prominent players.

One popular location was the Cathedral in Stormwind, which has become the place where fans can find his iconic Rogue character.

Reckful’s addition to WoW will give players a way to visit the streaming personality in the virtual world of Azeroth and continue his legacy from within the game.


Ryan Galloway
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