While World of Warcraft players will have to wait until the very end of August to dive into the new expansion, a major event and update is coming before that to keep the summer interesting. We speak, of course, of the Legion pre-expansion patch.
This is the patch that gets everything in motion for the expansion, and it is now up on World of Warcraft’s public test realm. As with past pre-expansion patches, this update will contain an event along with many changes and features that are part of the Legion package.
Here’s a quick and dirty list of what players will see with this patch: the improved transmog collection system, the revamped PvP progression system, the ability to swap class specializations and talents on the fly outside of combat, the removal of the glyph panel, a massive increase to a player’s gold cap, improved graphics (hooray for long draw distances!), the removal of Draenor perks, and the anticipated overhaul of classes and their specializations.
Currently there is no public date for the patch’s release. When the update arrives on the server, it will trigger a demonic invasion event for players to fight. The full patch notes for the PTR patch are up for anyone curious what will happen before the legion invades.