8.1.5 PTR Developers’ Notes

(Kaivax) #1

We’re underway with the deployment of our first build of WoW 8.1.5 to our Public Test Realms. We expect it to be playable soon, and we want to start discussions about the features of the update that we’ll be testing:

• The Kul Tiran Allied Race unlock
• The Zandalari Allied Race unlock
• Naga invasion World Quests
• New portal rooms in faction capitals
• The next chapter of pet battle Raiding with Leashes
• Warsong Gulch and Arathi Basin visual improvements

Our testing in this first build will be primarily technical, so some 8.1.5 features will be locked/unavailable for the first few days while we work on initial concerns:

• New War Campaign quests
• New quests and questlines focused on Magni, Hati, and the eight non-gathering primary Professions
• Warlords of Draenor Timewalking dungeons
• New Brawl in Arathi Basin vs. AI
• Wintergrasp coming to the Epic Battleground list
• New Brawler’s Guild update
• New Darkmoon Faire roller coaster
• New Micro-holidays and updates to Children’s Week

Additionally, you may see some features referenced in this PTR (such as Ashran as an Epic Battleground) that are not part of 8.1.5, but may be introduced in a later update. We’ll keep an eye out for such things and make sure to let you know what we aren’t testing in this PTR.

As always, thank you for your testing and feedback.

Hati's Coming back
8.1.5 PTR PvP Updates
The Unofficial High Elf Discussion Megathread
8.1.5 PTR Developers' Notes
WoD Timewalking?!
Wintergrasp... is coming
PTR install size?
Classic Ashran?
(Kaivax) #2

(Varrow) #3

Uhhhhh…class changes?


Our testing in this first build will be primarily technical


This may have been discussed somewhere else but , for the unlocking of Kul Tiran and Zandalarian races, do the pre-requisites for unlocking them all have to be achieved on the same toon?

So if i had the war campaign completed on Toon ‘A’ but have Kul Tiran / Zandalar rep exaulted on Toon ‘B’ will that still count towards the unlock or will we have to have all pre-req’s on the same toon in order to unlock it?

again sorry if this has already been answered. <3


I am pretty sure they just said this will primarily be technical. Also class changes have historically been on in major patches. Usually the .5 patches are not major changes.


This Patch is on live Jan 22

(Loltaven) #8

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(Loltaven) #9

Devs said we will get the new allied races after the new raid so it would be safe to assume after the final LFR wing of the new raid goes live. So not Jan 22th.

(Varrow) #10

Every single .5 patch in Legion had pretty extensive class changes in it /shrug

I also read the technical statement as that is their most immediate priority, not that it’s the main focus of the patch.

(Reldey) #11

Pathfinder pt 2 when?

Interested in the profession quests, besides HotP/LotP behind put on the GCD, that was my biggest disappointment so far.


Vulpera playable race please.


Any update on flying in bfa zones?


According to blizzcon, scheduled for 8.2, not 8.1.5, Viosa.


Come on blizz we know you can milk us juuuuust a bit more! We know you can do! Milk it blizz milk it!!!


Underwhelming, unless there’s some huge class changes are happening.


Will we be able to play Battle For Dazar’Alor on the PTR before Jan 22nd?

(Beefköw) #19

That’s what I was thinking.

But I wouldn’t count on blizzard to keep their words.

(Lekneve) #21

So, to summarize:
Not reverting GCD changes
Not Reverting guild permissions changes
Not fixing casino-style gearing system
Not fixing flying issues

This gonna be an awesome patch! :upside_down_face:

(Vadimier) #22

Pathfinder part 2 was announced to be in 8.2 if I remember correctly.