World of Warcraft starts testing Argus and Patch 7.3
While the World of Warcraft raiding community soldiers on through the new Tomb of Sargeras and everyone else curses their luck at legendary item drops, Blizzard has activated Patch 7.3 on the test server.
This is a capital-B Big Deal for the game, as 7.3 is destined to take players to the world of Argus for the very first time. The studio said that players will use a ship called the Vindicaar as their new headquarters to stage a counter-invasion into Legion-held territory. Argus will eventually offer three zones to players, although only the first one is on the test server. The planet will be a no-fly zone and will apparently feature a lot of story.
“Most (but not all) of the new stuff in 7.3 takes place on Argus,” Blizzard posted, “and as you might expect, this is hostile territory. Demons patrol every crag of Argus’s shattered surface, and sometimes it seems as if the planet itself is out to get you. This will be a very story-driven update, but we’re also designing areas with sandbox elements intended to be enjoyed even after you complete the main quest, with gameplay and challenges on the planet’s surface reminiscent of past endgame areas such as the Molten Front, the Isle of Thunder, and the Timeless Isle.”
Patch 7.3 is also going to include more world quests, an additional dungeon (Seat of the Triumvirate), a new raid (Antorus, the Burning Throne), replayable invasion points, more world quests, profession updates, a new way to customize artifact relics, and new casting animations for Priests, Druids, Shamans, and Mages.