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Shadowlands Pre-patch PTR Dev Notes + Servers Are Now Live!

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The PTR servers are up and testing has started, and you can now test some of the class changes, the new player experience, new character customization and the pre-patch event itself! The pace of the PTR is faster as usual, so week 2 of the pre-patch event will occur in a few days, so get on in there quick if you want to get to see the whole picture!

Blizzard LogoPre-patch PTR (source)

Welcome to the Shadowlands Pre-Patch PTR. In this public test realm, we’re testing the version of World of Warcraft which will be released several weeks before Shadowlands. Content specific to this test environment includes:

  • Core Class Updates
  • In-Game Navigation Improvements
  • The New Player Experience
  • Character Creation and Character Customization
  • The limited-time Scourge Invasion

We’ve launched the PTR today (August 11) with “Week 1” of the events already underway. We’ll move forward to “Week 2” in a couple of days, on August 13.

To test Week 1 with us:

  1. Log in to the PTR.
  2. Accept the quest “An Urgent Request”.
  3. Play through until the completion of Week 1 events, ending with “Advancing the Effort”.

 

If you’re still not testing the PTR (Public Test Realm) with us, and you want to, we’ve made it easy to get started. Just follow these steps:

CREATE A PTR ACCOUNT:

  • Log in to Blizzard Account Management.
  • Select Games and Subscriptions.
  • In the Starter Editions & Public Test Regions section, select Create PTR Account.
  • Click the Create Account button.

JOIN THE PTR:

  • Open the Blizzard Battle.net App and select World of Warcraft from your Games list.
  • In the selector above the Play button, change your Region / Account to Public Test Realm.
  • Click Install to install the PTR client. This becomes a Play button when ready.
  • Click Play to log in to the PTR, and select any of the available Test Servers.
  • Create a new test character, or copy over a character from your live account using the Copy Character button.
  • Enter the game and test the new content!

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