World of Warcraft Pre-Expansion Patch Releasing This Week

Battle for Azeroth is the next expansion for World of Warcraft and it is set to launch in August.

Before its release, Blizzard will rollout a pre-expansion patch on July 17 that sets the platform for its upcoming update and introduces quite a few new features for the MMORPG. Players can look forward to the brand new War Mode system which enables players to activate or disable PvP encounters. In addition to War Mode, the pre-expansion patch reworks the PvP talent system. Previously, players could unlock talents as they participate in PvP and increase their Honor level. After the update, players will earn talents as they level up, placing everyone on more equal footing.

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Blizzard will kick off new events for both Alliance and Horde in Teldrassil and Lordaeron once the patch is out. These events will start on July 24 and will last for three weeks until the launch of the Battle for Azeroth expansion. The patch also introduces new continents of Kul Tiras and Zandalar, as well as many other islands for players to explore. The expansion also increases the game’s level cap to 120, new dungeons in the city of Atal’Dazar, the outlaw town of Freehold, along with new raids for players to explore.

Battle for Azeroth will officially launch on August 14.