WoW: Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.2 Rise of Azshara Available Now on the PTR; Blizzard Shares Development Notes


World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.2 Rise of Azshara has been released on the PTR and Blizzard has shared additional details of what’s coming in this PTR.

Battle for Azeroth’s next major content update became available on Blizzard’s Vendor CDN last week and details about its contents surfaced somewhat later. The patch has now been made available for testing on World of Warcraft’s PTR and Blizzard has posted some development notes. As covered earlier, the 8.2 patch on the PTR will offer various class changes, including changes for Hunters, Demon Hunters, Rogues, Warriors and Druids.

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“We’re deploying our first build for the upcoming content update—Rise of Azshara—to our Public Test Realms”, community manager Kaivax wrote. “It is now testable.”

Battle for Azeroth Patch 8.2 Rise of Azshara PTR Development notes

Now Available for Testing

  • Heart of Azeroth system update: introducing Essences 88
  • 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.

Coming Soon

  • Heroic Battle for Stromgarde
  • New Missions
  • 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

  • Heritage Armors
  • 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.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is available globally now.