World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth pre-patch event looks to be coming in mid-July


While World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is dated for August 14th, everyone knows that the real starting pistol fires for the expansion pre-patch, during which class changes and a story event will take place. Analyzing the event length on the test servers, players think that Patch 8.0 should be arriving either July 10th or the 17th.

The pre-expansion patch event is called War of the Thorns and according to Icy Veins, features “conflict in Darkshore for control of Teldrassil.”

Meanwhile, Blizzard put up a new article detailing some of the key changes to World of Warcraft’s PvP game. The expansion will be introducing new tiers, rating bands, skill rewards, and participation rewards. “In Battle for Azeroth, we want to increase clarity and offer a more structured progression that recognizes players’ accomplishments in real time as they climb through the ranks,” the studio said.

Don’t forget, Blizz is currently running a come-back-to-WoW promo, reactivating old accounts for the weekend.


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Yikes, I’ll have to try and take advantage of what time I’ve got left to gear up and see if I can mooch a Heroic Antorus/Mythic 15+ run. Yay for last minute rushing to get stuff done before it becomes unavailable again.

Sally Bowls

While World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is dated for August 14th,

Oh, you European hipsters. It releases worldwide at 3PM PDT on August 13th. The fact that some places think that is the 14th is on them. :-)

Kickstarter Donor

Launches for me about an hour after I normally get home from work. They really could not have timed it more perfectly for me if they’d tried. :-)

Vicarious Fan

i just said screw it and took the day off