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Patch 6.2.1 PTR Patch Notes

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The first set of patch notes from the Patch 6.2.1 Public Test Realm is available, and testing has begun! You can jump on to the PTR to test out the changes from these patch notes right away. The two core features of this patch are Flying being reintroduced to Draenor, and the new PvP Mercenary Mode.

 

Here are the first round of patch notes:

 

Blizzard Icon Patch 6.2.1 PTR Patch Notes

 

Patch 6.2.1 is now available for testing on the Public Test Realms (PTR)! Participating on the Public Test Realms lets you test a patch before it has been released on live realms. If you'd like to help test and provide feedback, you can start by copying your character and downloading the PTR client. Once you've had a chance to try things out, visit the PTR Discussion 6.2.1 forum to discuss the patch.

 

To report issues or errors, use the in-game Submit Bug feature (found under Game Menu -> Help -> Submit Bug) or by visiting the PTR Bug Report 6.2.1 forum.

  • Text in red means it's newly added or has changed since the last update.
  • Crossed out means the change has been reverted since the last update.

PTR Disclaimer

  • Please keep in mind that the notes below are not final, and details may be subject to change before the release of Patch 6.2.1.
  • New information for features that are still in-development will be added as it becomes available.
  • Not all content listed in the PTR Patch Notes may be available for testing or may have a limited test window.
 

 

World of Warcraft Patch 6.2.1 PTR

Updated: July 15, 2015

 

In Development: Flying on Draenor

Flying has been enabled on Draenor for level-90+ characters that have attained the account-wide achievement, Draenor Pathfinder.  To help facilitate testing of this feature, accounts that have not yet obtained the achievement will be able to purchase a Manual of Rapid Pathfinding from Flaskataur in their Garrisons on the PTR.

  • Please note there may still be areas or pockets on Draenor where flying has not yet been fully implemented. These areas will be tracked and listed in a forum thread on the Patch 6.2.1 PTR forum.

 

In Development: PvP Mercenary Mode

Players will be able to act as a mercenary for the opposite faction in PvP whenever your faction is experiencing a long wait time to get into Ashran or unrated Battlegrounds. Agents of the enemy faction will appear in your base in Ashran (Stormshield for the Alliance, Warspear for the Horde) and allow you to enter Ashran or Battlegrounds disguised as an enemy player, and actually fight as the opposite faction.

 

While competing as a mercenary, players will automatically have their race changed into one appropriate for the opposite faction. Players will still be able to earn all the same rewards as winning or losing as their original faction (with the exception of faction-specific achievements).

  • This feature is still in development and is not available initially on the PTR. Mercenary Mode will be enabled later in the PTR process.
  • See the blog “In Development: PvP Mercenary Mode” for more information.

 

Have you completed the necessary objectives to unlock flying in Draenor?

 

We'll provide further updates as more information about the upcoming PTR becomes available!

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