Now don’t panic, folks; if you haven’t gotten everything you wanted to do in Phase 1 of World of Warcraft: Classic accomplished just yet, you’ve got some time left. But not all the time, as director Ion Hazzikostas has stated that Blizzard plans to release Phase 2 before the end of the year. This will also coincide with having every realm brought down to a single layer and layering getting removed outright, something that has already taken place on certain realms based on population.
The Phase 2 content rollout will include Dire Maul, the PvP honor system, and the ever-helpful keyring to hold all of your vital keys in one place (and free up bag space). So you won’t be pressured to catch up with an entirely new raid if you’re intent on clearing Molten Core before the next tier arrives. Depending on when the patch does roll out, however, you may have a new sense of the ticking clock ultimately placed on the content schedule.