15 Sep 2021 3:25 PM +00:00

WoW Classic TBC Phase 2: Overlords of Outland expansion releasing soon

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World of Warcraft Classic's The Burning Crusade is entering Phase 2 and we can't wait to dive into all the new content on offer - WoW Classic TBC Phase 2 is introducing new 25-man raids, and a new Arena season, amongst other bits of content! There's a lot going on and we have everything you need to know counting down to release.

UPDATE - Overlords of Outland is coming!

Blizzard has confirmed that World of Warcraft's next update to Classic's The Burning Crusade - known as the Overlords of Outlands - is coming at the following times:

  • 15:00 September 15th - PST
  • 18:00 September 15th - EST
  • 23:00 September 15th - BST
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This will be live simultaneously worldwide and we can't wait to check out the Serpentshtine Cavern raid! You can check out a little look at what this is all about below:

What's Coming in Phase 2?

WoW Classic TBC Phase 2 offers a ton of new content!

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WoW Classic TBC Phase 2 nether ray flying mount
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NEW MOUNT: Take to the skies on the new Nether Ray flying mount in Phase 2

This includes:

  • New 25-man Raid Tempest Keep
  • New 25-man Raid Serpenshrine Cavern
  • New Arena Season 2 (Rank Reset, Rewards, New Gear)
  • New Reputations (Ogri'la, Sha'tari Skyguard)
  • New Mount (Nether Ray)
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READ MORE: WoW Classic TBC Class Rankings: Best DPS, Tanks, Healers, PVP classes & more

Are Blizzard pre-loading the update?

The Shadowlands Weekly Reset is due to take place at the following times over the next couple of days - could we see Blizzard pre-load the Phase 2 update for WoW Classic TBC during this?

There might be a chance they could avoid Server Downtime altogether... Although, that's only if we're lucky. We wouldn't count on it. The Shadowlands Weekly Reset is due to take place as follows:

  • US, Latin, Oceanic
    • Tuesday 14th September
      • 08:00 PST
      • 11:00 EST
      • 16:00 BST
  • European
    • Wednesday 15th September
      • 00:00 PST
      • 03:00 EST
      • 08:00 BST
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Keep an eye on Warcraft and WarcraftDevs on Twitter for the latest information.

Server Downtime

While we know WoW Classic TBC Phase 2 will bring some significant server downtime, Blizzard still haven't released an official schedule for this.

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THE WAITING GAME: Servers will inevitably go down for Phase 2 content

Since we do know the update is scheduled to go live Wednesday, this could either mean Blizzard will load in all of the new content during Tuesday maintenance and wait to push it live at release time, or take servers down again on Wednesday for an unspecified amount of time.

We've seen some server delays in the past for updates like this - and we wouldn't expect anything less with WoW Classic TBC Phase 2. Whether that server downtime lands on Tuesday or Wednesday remains to be seen, but expect servers to be down for 3 to 4 hours before content is live.

As it stands, we predict that downtime to land from 7am EST to 11am EST on Wednesday.