Public testing has started for the next major World of Warcraft update. Patch 6.2 is now available on the public test realm, and Blizzard Entertainment posted early patch notes on the official World of Warcraft website. The patch includes major additions to the game including a new zone, a new garrison building, a new raid, and much more.
The Tanaan Jungle will finally open up to World of Warcraft players when patch 6.2 launches. Players will need to utilize a new garrison building to access the zone. They will start work on the new shipyard by heading to their garrisons and starting the “War Council” quest. A garrison must be level three in order to build a shipyard, and players will need to construct boats via blueprints for the new garrison naval missions.
Within Tanaan Jungle lies the Hellfire Citadel, where players will take on 13 bosses for new loot. Testing times for the new raid are still to be determined, but players will battle Gorefiend, Kilrogg Deadeye, and many more within the Citadel’s walls.
Of course, a number of class changes and other tentative features are being datamined from the patch. Although it is not mentioned in the official World of Warcraft notes by Blizzard, players and dataminers at MMO-Champion.com have noticed a Timewalker random dungeon option in the dungeon finder. A Timewalker dungeon lets max-level players queue into old dungeons by scaling them down to an appropriate level for the content.
As with any patch, especially one as early in development as this, any changes are subject to change before official release. As the official World of Warcraft developer Twitter points out, new designs are likely to be implemented during testing replacing the current patch notes. That applies to the legendary ring “procs,” a special process that occurs occasionally, which will change in a future build of the public test realm’s 6.2 patch.
Patch 6.1 released in February with updated Blood Elf models, the heirloom tab, Twitter integration, and more. Even more recently, patch 6.1.2 launched with the groundwork for the World of Warcraft Token. The WoW Token, as reported by the Inquisitr, launched a week ago, letting players pick up 30 days’ worth of game time for gold. Conversely, players can buy a Token from the in-game store for $20 and sell it on the auction house for some extra gold.
Does upcoming content make you want to play the game more, or will you take a break until it releases?
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