World of Warcraft Update Features Stan Lee Tribute

Stan Lee makes one more cameo in this World of Warcraft update.

Stan Lee World of Warcraft Update

The latest World of Warcraft update includes a tribute to Stan Lee. 

The latest PTR patch for World of Warcraft included a note regarding a new NPC that pays tribute to the legendary comic creator. However, it didn’t mention where fans could find this tribute or what form it comes in. 

Fortunately, it didn’t take long for World of Warcraft players to find a new knight wandering the streets of Stormwind Keep who looks an awful lot like Stan Lee. Sure enough, it turns out that this new knight is named Stanley. We’re going to go ahead and guess that is our guy unless this happens to just be an incredible coincidence. 

It seems like Stanley follows a set wandering path that isn’t clear at this time, so it’s not easy to point at a specific place you can find him. It also doesn’t seem like it’s possible to interact with him in any real way. While we would have loved it if Stanley was a quest giver, it is nice to hear that some players have noticed him saying “Excelsior!” to nearby passing NPCs. 

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Of course, it is somewhat appropriate that the in-game tribute to Stan Lee come in the form of a cameo. After all, Lee is known by a younger generation of Marvel fans for his various cameos in the MCEU films. 

To our knowledge, this is the first video game to pay a direct tribute to Stan Lee since the Marvel icon passed away last year. However, at the time of his passing, various video game industry figures took to Twitter and elsewhere to share their memories of Stan Lee and pay their respects to the fallen icon. Spider-Man PS4 also included a rather brilliant Stan Lee cameo that could be seen as one of his last and, in the minds of some, his very best. 

Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014