We’re deploying our first build for the upcoming content update—Rise of Azshara—to our Public Test Realms. It is now testable. Here’s an outline of what’s coming in this PTR.
- Now Available for Testing
- Heart of Azeroth system update: introducing Essences
- New Zone: Mechagon
- New Arena: The Robodrome
- Mount Equipment
- Crestfall and Snowblossom Island Expeditions
- Ashran Epic Battleground
Our initial testing will be primarily technical, so some Rise of Azshara features will be locked/unavailable for the first few days while we work on initial concerns with the above content. Please note that Ashran may not easily complete a queue in the PTR.
Heroic Battle for Stromgarde
New Zone: Nazjatar
- Explore the new zone including quest lines, World Quests, and World PvP Events focused on strengthening alliances with the new aquatic races
New Profession Recipes
New Raid-- Azshara’s Eternal Palace
- As always, we’ll coordinate the testing of this new raid’s encounters via scheduled announcements.
New Dungeon-- Operation: Mechagon
Pet Battle Dungeon: Stratholme
Direhorn Training quests
Updates to Brewfest
We plan to do a wipe of all characters in a few weeks after getting focused feedback on the Heart of Azeroth Essences. This will allow us to test the feel and pacing of obtaining them all naturally. We’ll give you a heads up on that character wipe here in this forum.
Get into the PTR!
The PTR is now available. To log in to the PTR, simply create a PTR account and copy the character you wish to test from your account. Step-by-step directions can be found here.
Note : World of Warcraft PTR realms are only available to players who have a full World of Warcraft account.