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.