WoW Classic WotLK Pre Patch Release Date REVEALED

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It's finally official, Blizzard has revealed the WoW Classic WotLK pre patch release date! This alongside a full-length launch schedule for the raid of phase 1, Naxxramas.

With that, let's jump right into all the details for the next new addition to WoW Classic.

WoW Classic WotLK Pre Patch Release Date

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The official WoW Classic WotLK pre patch release date is Tuesday, September 30th.

This will just barely match the launch window given by Blizzard in early August which stated a 4-6 week pre patch would be its ideal length.

This date means players will have four weeks to prepare their characters for the trip to Northrend, including leveling up Death Knights which will only be creatable on the pre patch start date.

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WoW Classic WotLK Phase 1 Launch Schedule

Beyond just the start of the pre patch, Blizzard also confirmed the WoW Classic WotLK Naxxramas release date (or more aptly, its return date), and more details about the first phase.

WoW Classic WotLK Naxxramas four horsemen
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THEY'RE BACK: WoW Classic WotLK will be the return of the scourge stronghold Naxxramas

Read over the full WoW Classic WotLK launch schedule below!

  • August 30
    • Pre-patch Begins: Wrath of the Lich King Pre-patch Launches and Fresh Start Realms go live during regional maintenance.
  • September 6–13
    • Zombie Plague Event: A mysterious affliction begins to make its way through the capital cities. Players must be vigilant to avoid falling victim to its deadly effects.
  • September 13 – Launch
    • Scourge Invasion Event: In several locations throughout Azeroth, players must coordinate a defensive stand against the attacking Necropolis and defeat Scourge forces to gain powerful rewards.
  • September 20–October 6
    • Brewfest Begins: Do you love eating delicious fair food, drinking bountiful beverages, and riding rams around barrels of apples? Partake in activities and timed events to earn Brewfest souvenirs and achievements during this brewtiful holiday event.
  • September 26
    • Wrath of the Lich King Classic Launches: At 3:00 p.m. PDT, Wrath of the Lich King Classic will launch, and players are welcome to log in.
  • October 4 and 5
    • Arena Season 5 Begins: Season 5 will begin with the weekly reset.
  • October 6
    • Naxxramas, The Eye of Eternity, and The Obsidian Sanctum are Available at 3:00 p.m. PDT
      • Naxxramas, the giant Necropolis and the seat of the dreaded lich Kel’Thuzad, floats over Wintergarde Keep in Dragonblight, eager to aid the Lich King and his deadly machinations.
      • Located in the center of Coldarra, the Eye of Eternity will challenge players to defeat the blue dragon aspect, Malygos.
      • Dragonblight is home to the Obsidian Sanctum where players must venture below Wyrmrest Temple to bring an end to Sartharion and his lieutenants, Shadron, Tenebron, and Vesperon.
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