World of Warcraft’s Classic global stress test delayed as Operation: Mechagon gets a difficulty nerf


If you were looking forward to jumping into the World of Warcraft Classic stress test next week, then I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you: Blizzard has announced that the game’s Global Stress Test has been postponed until an unspecified date. According to the announcement post from Community Manager Kaivax, Blizzard has “reached the conclusion that [it’s] not quite yet ready” to open the gates for the Global Stress Test, though the studio assures players that it’s still on schedule for the game’s official launch in August. As for when the Global Stress Test will actually be held, Kaivax provides only Blizzard’s signature Soon™, promising that the date will be announced on the forums as soon as it’s decided.

Meanwhile, in the live game, the devs have implemented yet another wave of hotfixes, this time focusing on making some adjustments to the Operation: Mechagon dungeon and fixing some bugged quests. Following the hotfix, players should find Operation: Mechagon slightly less challenging than before, as many of the mobs have had their ability damage reduced. In addition, Fury Warriors have received a small PvP fix that will allow Raging Blows buffed by Whirlwind to correctly trigger Battle Trance. For all the details on the recent hotfixes, you can check out the full list over on the official site.

Source: Official Site (1, 2)
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