World of Warcraft 27 May 2021 3:12 PM +00:00

WoW Classic TBC Pre Patch is Nearly Done

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Burning Crusade Classic is just around the corner, following up on the WoW Classic TBC Pre Patch.

Here's all the latest on the WoW Classic TBC Pre Patch, including its newest updates, and what to expect once the Dark Portal finally opens up!

Latest News - Patch Notes

Throughout the WoW Classic TBC Pre Patch, we've gotten plenty of updates bringing changes and bug fixes.

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BATTLE IT OUT: WoW Classic TBC Pre Patch updates have made plenty of PVP honor changes

For starters, Honor has been changed several times, first reduced tenfold, then doubled with a new event (and Arathi Basin weekend) to help players along.

But that's not all that's come in WoW Classic TBC Pre Patch updates. Read over the latest patch notes below:

May 25

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Classes
    • Fixed an issue where boosted character skills weren’t leveled up.
    • [NA realms only] Cloned characters with unclaimed mail in their mailbox can now be deleted.
    • Warrior
      • Bloodthirst once again is affected by modifiers to Attack Power such as Improved Berserker Stance or Unleashed Rage.
  • Dungeons and Raids
    • Fixed an issue where Zul’Gurub and Onyxia raid reset times were not displaying correctly.
  • Quests
    • Hammertoe Grez once again respawns after players turn in “Amulet of Secrets” and accept “Prospect of Faith.”
    • Fixed an issue where Tzerak would sometimes not spawn for the Alliance quest, “Signs of the Legion.”
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WoW Classic

  • [NA realms only] Cloned characters with unclaimed mail in their mailbox can now be deleted.

READ MORE: WoW Classic TBC Class Rankings: Best DPS, Tanks, Healers, PVPers & more

May 24

Burning Crusade Classic

  • Classes
    • Shaman
      • Threat generated by Earth Shield is once again attributed to the target of the aura.
  • Dungeons and Raids
    • 6 to 10-member parties can enter Blackrock Spire once again.
    • Fixed an issue that caused Sayge's Fortune to be incorrectly removed when entering level 60 raids.
  • Quests
    • Players should now be able to loot the Strange Lockbox in the druid quest, "Trial of the Sea Lion."
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WoW Classic

  • Characters below level 60 are no longer teleported out of Silithus.

Schedule

The WoW Classic TBC Pre Patch has begun, but we are still a week out from the Dark Portal opening in the formal TBC release date.

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COMING SOON: The WoW Classic TBC global launch schedule has been revealed

In this time, it's important to try out as many classes as possible to find your right fit.

What's Arrived in the TBC Pre Patch?

The WoW Classic TBC Pre Patch is loaded to the brim with massive changes across new talent trees, new races, and plenty more.

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NEW FACES: Draenei and Blood Elf characters can be made during the pre patch

While the Dark Portal will remain closed for the time being, players can finally begin leveling their Draenei and Blood Elf characters to try to reach a high enough level for Outland come launch day.

Players can also try out their new class changes in WoW Classic raids, and gear up with the new PVP system.

This should make for a very exciting two weeks of Naxxramas!

READ MORE: WoW Classic TBC Professions Guide: Best Combinations, Breakdowns & more

Servers

Each new WoW launch follows a very similar pattern. The massive hype brings out more players than ever, and the rush to get in-game and start progressing will cause some massive technical problems.

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TERMINATED: WoW Classic servers aren't safe from the Fel Reaver either

While Blizzard have worked to combat WoW Classic server problems with layering, it's no perfect system, and the TBC pre patch showed that we aren't too far from server problems taking away entire days.

We expect WoW Classic TBC servers will go down several times on launch day trying to keep up with all of the action, and face some delays similar to the TBC pre patch launch.

READ MORE: Blizzard Lowers WoW Classic Character Clone Price Ahead of Launch

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Which Class Should You Play?

WoW Classic TBC will do some wonderful things for class balance in the game, bringing all specs closer together.

With this in mind, it'll be much harder to choose a main character in WoW Classic TBC.

Whether you want to be the best DPS in TBC, best Tank, best Healer, or somewhere in-between, our class picking guide ranks the effectiveness of each class.

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