TL;DR Complete all 4 Zone's Storyline Quests Hit 60 Finish 1/9 of your chosen Covenants' Storyline Quests on that 60 Log into a 49 and choose 'Threads of Fate' which forces you to type FATE in the dialog box* *To clarify this part, crediting @zazzyfraz here, You can accept the Quest but DO NOT TURN IT IN until you've already completed all the Bastion Quests up to the point you defeat the Traitor chick and get your Weapon. All/most of those Quests are Storyline and are "disabled" once you're on Threads of Fate Campaign. The first step in getting a 49 Twink access to the other 4 Zones is getting 1 Character to Level 60. You must complete all 4 Zone's complete Storyline (side Quests mean nothing) in order to unlock Covenants for that 60. If all you do is the Storyline, you WILL get Level gated at some point. It's fucking stupid but it's what we have to deal with. Also, 7/7 in Revendreth requires Level 60 itself. You can only make it up to 6/7 at 59. Granted that's irrelevant for a 59 Twink if you already have a 60. You will NOT have to chose the same Covenant as your 1st 60, so pick whatever suits your specific 49 Twink. Keep in mind you may change later but I haven't gotten far enough into it to know what all is involved in switching. When you choose Threads of Fate the Storyline Quests are already considered complete. You're 49 starts right at World Quests, Bonus Objectives, etc. BASTION [Kyrian - The Ascended]: Bolstering Bastion MALDRAXXUS [Necrolord - The Undying Army]: Rallying Madraxxus ARDENWEALD [Night Fae - The Wild Hunt]: Support the Court REVENDRETH [Venthyr - Court of Harvesters]: Reinforcing Revendreth The 1st Quest you get on your 49 once you've chosen your Covenant requires you to get 100% progress with side Quests, World Quests, killing Rares, Bonus Objectives, clearing Dungeons (not possible at 49, even though Blizz allows us to Que), etc. You get 2% per normal Quest, 4% per Rare, 5% per World Quest, 8% per Bonus Objective, etc. The reward for that Quest is a Blue quality iLvL 80 Weapon and 374G. Also World Quests ARE doable at 49, they just don't show on the Map. After finishing all (4) Covenant Campaign Quests, you will be at 4/5 in the Threads of Fate Campaign. I've also not figured out any way to get back to The Maw as of yet. Available Gear iLvLs Quest rewards: iLvL(s) 84/90 [Green], 84/92/98 [Blue], 100/110* [Purple] Wanted Quests: iLvL(s) 80/88/92 [Green], ? [Blue], ? [Purple] World Quests: iLvL(s) 84 [Blue], ? [Purple] Rares drops: iLvL(s) 92/98 [Blue], 104/110* [Purple] *110 Epics only available within the Aspirant's area of Bastion & potentially Wanted Quests' upgrades. Once you finish that 100% progress Quest it sends you to Oribos to pick another Realm to do the same thing. This does not change your Covenant, just the Zone you're Questing in (and getting progress towards). Gear is READILY available, for every slot and with Epic upgrades I'd wager iLvL ~92 at 49 is quite doable. That is to say, if we get enough done BEFORE Blizz forcibly enables XP while in Shadowlands Zones (no idea when this is happening at this point). Once that switch is flipped, it's essentially over for gearing as you won't be able to spare much for XP, certainly not to complete Quests. An Armory for comparison: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/character/us/nesingwary/orbatol *Pretty much every drop from SL is reporting to Armory as -10 iLvL from actual. Renown Levels as you complete each Zone, capping at 5 for now. I haven't figured out how to progress the Covenant Campaign beyond 4/5 even though Renown 5 is supposed to unlock the next Chapter. The "Table" if you will (like older XPac's Class Hall/Garrison/etc) appears to require Level 60. You CAN deposit Anima but cannot as of right now select upgrades. I have not figured out how to start Soulbinds. The WQ that reward Conduits for 60's just give 49's and XP bonus. If anyone finds deeper information reply here and I'll add it to this. I'm curious if we'll be able to utilize the Soulbind system and whether that works outside of SL Zones (probably not the latter bit). Enhancements GLOVE ENCHANTS BfA Profession like Crafting, Herbalism, Mining, etc WRIST ENCHANTS [BfA] (Enchanters only, might be able to Enchant then switch Prof) Cooled Hearthing Safe Hearthing Swift Hearthing WEAPON ENCHANTS [BfA] Siphoning [2.43% at 49] Stalwart Navigation Torrent of Elements Force Multiplier Gale-Force Striking Naga Hide Machinist's Brilliance Oceanic Restoration Deadly Navigation Masterful Navigation Quick Navigation Versatile Navigation Coastal Surge RING ENCHANTS [BfA] Accord of Haste Accord of Mastery Accord of Versatility Accord of Critical Strike POTIONS Best I've found so far is Abyssal Healing Potion & Coastal Mana Potion BANDAGE Deep Sea Bandage for 3520. NON-CONSUMABLE (these stack for 14 Main Stat + 12 Stamina) Repurposed Fel Focuser Lightning-Forged Augment Rune Kyrian Bell (Heals you periodically) COVENANT ABILITIES They work outside SL Zones including Instanced PvP!! STATE OF 49's (so far, PvE - 49's DPS scales poorly in Dungeons): HUNTER (BM): As stupidly OP as you would expect DEMON HUNTER (Veng): Nearly unkillable but boring, great for AOE Farming DRUID (Boomkin): Good at high iLvL, but a little slow to kill PALADIN (Retadin): Even with a 104 Weapon & high iLvL, DPS is poor. EDIT: Forgot to mention, the Quests in all 4 Zones scale to you at 49 while on the Threads of Fate Campaign. That means 49's have access to pretty much every Rare in SL and probably 90% of the Quests. However, there are sections in each Zone with Level 60 NPC's that do not scale down. EDIT2: Just found out you can fly to the 3 other Zones (that you didn't pick for your Covenant) and still get the 100% progress Quest that awards an iLvL 80 Weapon, so 4 tries at an Epic upgrade. You can also do World Quests in all 4 Zones!