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8.2: Rise of Azshara PTR Dev Notes: May 29th

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Another week is upon the PTR and we have a lot of big content coming, with Season 3 being tested. The bigger news, however, is that flying is coming to Kul Tiras and Zandalar in this update! We're also getting M+ updates, the Heroic Stromgarde Warfront and the already announced Ashran BG!

The mount above is a reward for finishing Pathfinder Part 2, which is also how you get flying! Check out our guide right here.

Blizzard LogoPTR May 29 (source)

A new build with new testable content has been published to the Public Test Realms (PTR) for our upcoming content update, Rise of Azshara. This build retains progress made since test characters were deleted on May 14.

Now Available

Over the next few days, we’ll initiate testing of:

  • Season 3 content, including:
    • Mythic Keystone Dungeon updates
    • The new Heroic Battle for Stromgarde Warfront
  • Ashran
  • Flying

We’ll let you know in new, separate threads here in this forum as each test gets underway.

Continuing Testing

  • Heart of Azeroth system update—Essences
    • Test characters are now granted access to all Rank 3 Essences within the class Proving Grounds. Players can access the Proving Grounds by speaking to their respective class trainer in a capital city.
    • Please submit your feedback on Essences in the appropriate thread here.
  • New Zone-- Mechagon
  • New Zone-- Nazjatar
  • New Raid-- Azshara’s Eternal Palace
  • New Dungeon-- Operation: Mechagon
  • New Arena-- The Robodrome
  • Mount Equipment
  • Crestfall and Snowblossom Island Expeditions
  • Ashran Epic Battleground
  • New Missions
  • Gnome and Tauren Heritage Armors
  • New Profession Recipes
  • Pet Battle Dungeon-- Stratholme

Please keep an eye on this forum for dedicated feedback threads on these testable features, such as Feedback—Operation: Mechagon and Feedback—Nazjatar.

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.

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