Hello everyone, forum MVP WyomingMyst here. World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, Battle for Azeroth launches this afternoon at 3 PM PDT. While this isn’t a big deal for those who don’t play World of Warcraft, be prepared for potential issues that may impact our ability to play Overwatch.
Expect possible disconnections and/or login queues around 3 PM PDT I hope this won’t happen, but I rather assume for the worst. I recommend setting some sort alarm if you are playing this afternoon as a reminder to avoid Competitive Play around the launch window. As always, disconnections do result in leaver penalties which cannot be reserved!
Expect long customer support wait times! It is highly expected that there will be extremely long wait times for Blizzard’s Customer Support. This includes web tickets, live chat, and their callback service. I do encourage posting on the technical support forum first for any issues outside of account access or purchase issues. Players like myself will be around to lend a hand.
Battle for Azeroth Digital Deluxe collectibles still available
Those who purchase the Battle for Azeroth Digital Deluxe package for World of Warcraft will get access to a variety of Warcraft themed emotes, sprays, and voice lines for Overwatch. I believe this will still be available when the game goes live.
That is just about it. I am hoping the launch will go smoothly for both World of Warcraft players and Overwatch players alike. However, I feel sharing this now will hopefully help anyone who sees this and be ready for the crazy afternoon ahead. Cheers!