First Batch of Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1 Tides of Vengeance Data is Being Rolled Out by Blizzard


Blizzard has rolled out the first batch of Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1 Tides of Vengeance data to the World of Warcraft Client background downloader.

Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.1 is currently live on the Public Test Realm (PTR) and will be released on the live servers next week. Ahead of this release, Blizzard has now pushed out the first batch of data for Battle for Azeroth’s first major content update.

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The current download size of the data is approximately 16.4GB. WoW players who have the 8.1 PTR patch installed on their system will only have to download 300MB of additional data.

Patch 8.1 Tides of Vengeance is being released on December 11/12, and will offer a new Warfront, Incursions, new raids, Dwarf and Blood Elf heritage armor, system improvements and more.

Battle for Azeroth, World of Warcraft’s seventh expansion, was released back in August of this year. Following its release, Blizzard announced that Battle for Azeroth has become the fastest-selling expansion in WoW history with more than more than 3.4 million sales globally on launch day.

Battle for Azeroth is a definitive chapter in the Horde and Alliance conflict at the heart of Warcraft, and it’s been thrilling to see players representing their factions in record numbers and embarking on their war campaigns—not to mention joining in ourselves,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “But the launch is just the beginning of this conflict. More epic content is coming to World of Warcraft in the weeks ahead, and we can’t wait for players to experience the full story as it unfolds over the course of the expansion.”