When does WotLK Classic pre patch release?

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After more than a year of World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic, Blizzard Entertainment revealed what's next to come—Wrath of the Lich King Classic.

With the Lich King at the forefront, Azeroth's heroes will come back from crossing the Dark Portal after thwarting Illidan Stormrage and Kil'jaeden's plans and venture into Azeroth's frozen foreign land of Northrend in Wrath of the Lich King Classic.


The new expansion will contain tons of new features such as the first new class, the Death Knight, new Raids, tons of new content, and more.

That begs the question: When does WotLK Classic pre-patch release? Here's what we know so far.

When does WotLK Classic pre-patch release?

As of right now, the WoW Classic WotLK pre patch release date has finally been confirmed for Tuesday, August 30th.

This will give players the lower end of Blizzard's 4-6 week estimate for pre patch, giving players four weeks to level up their Death Knights and prep for the trek to Northrend.

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What is coming in the WotLK Classic pre-patch?

Like other pre-patches in World of Warcraft's past, players can expect to experience some of the smaller details and features of the new expansion.

These include the new talent trees, new abilities, the Death Knight hero class, and things of the like.

Players won't be able to head to Northrend quite just yet or begin leveling to level 80 during the pre-patch, but they will be able to test out several of the aforementioned changes.


Additionally, players can possibly look out for a Wrath of the Lich King exclusive event during the pre-patch where the Scourge begins invading the capitals of Stormwind and Orgrimmar. In the zombie-like invasion, players have to defend their cities in preparation for the new expansion.

This event will break down into two phases, the Zombie Plague event beginning on September 6th, and the Scourge Invasion event which arrives on September 13th.

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LATEST: Faction Changes Confirmed for WotLK Classic

After much deliberation from Blizzard's side, both Faction changes and Race changes will be available for WoW Classic WotLK.


This comes after the devs initially planned to not offer Faction changing as their eyes "it removed some of that fantasy feeling of having dramatically different physical attributes that affect" player gameplay.

It's worth noting that Faction changing, and Race changing as well, will not be available as soon as the expansion releases in September.

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