Aside introducing from exciting new pets, Battle for Azeroth also brings some substantial changes to pet families:
There are well over 100 new pet looks to tame! That's not including model updates for existing pets. And we suspect there are more on their way! See our Upcoming Models and Looks page for a comprehensive list
At least 13 older old pet models are receiving updates. See our Updated Pet Models page for a full list of appearance changes.
Pet families are now locked to a single specialization. You may no longer switch your pet to a different spec. But don't panic! All three pet specializations should be viable for solo play and should be competitive in most situations. In more serious raids you may need to choose a pet with abilities that suits your group. Tenacity is no longer synonymous with tanking, and you shouldn't be scared of using a Tenacity pet in non-tanking situations.
Our pet stable size has increased! 10 new slots were added, bringing the total pets we can own to 65.
As a Beast Master, you can choose to adventure with two pets out. Hati is being retired, but you may choose the level 15 talent Animal Companion; this summons a second pet from your stable which functions in a similar way to Hati. See also Wowhead's BfA talent calculators for Hunters: Beast Mastery, Marksmanship, Survival.
Growl is now automatically switched off when you enter a dungeon. No more accidentally stealing aggro from your tank!