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Patch 8.2 Release Candidate Live on PTR

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Patch 8.2 is coming and while Blizzard still haven't confirmed an official release date for the latest content update, test servers have been updated with the second build this week and the first Rise of Azshara Release Candidate.

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Build 30827 is the first Release Candidate of Patch 8.2.

Release Date Speculation

Now that we have our first Release Candidate, chances are the patch will become available for pre-download next week, hitting live servers during the week of June 25th. Blizzard clarified that there's going to be a two-week off-season on live servers after Rise of Azshara goes live, before Mythic Season 3, Azshara's Eternal Palace, and Operation: Mechagon dungeon become accessible.

Check out our Patch 8.2 hub for the latest Rise of Azshara news!

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the 25th or the 2nd was always going to be the release date as i have said blizz does this *filtered* all the time (going to play FF14 though 8.2 is still lackluster)

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