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Shadowlands Pre-patch on the Background Downloader, Coming Soon?

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The Shadowlands pre-expansion patch has just arrived on the background downloader, as many users are reporting being able to get the next update already! The most likely date for the actual release is still September 29th, and while it is somewhat strange we haven't yet received a 2 week notice for the end of the season/the end of BfA, these announcements have been known to come as late as Thursday. As far as the download itself goes, if you already got the PTR or beta, you won't have to download as much, as it'll use the same files.

There's a whole lot of stuff coming with the pre-patch, from the Scourge invasion event, to class changes, the level squish and more, all of which you can check out here. There's also a lot of things going away when it hits, like the Cutting Edge and Ahead of the Curve achievements, the Brutosaur Mount, and a whole lot more so check out our list of what to do that's going away when the pre-patch hits!

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    Man WoW has finally reached a size where I'm gonna have to take it off my SSD and onto my HDD.

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    Wouldn't the most likely date for the pre-patch release be September 29th? October 29th would be after Shadowlands launch.

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    3 hours ago, Wildwitch said:

    Um..."The most likely date for the actual release is still October 29th, 2020..."

     

    Hah, good catch. It was meant to be September. I fixed it. Thanks.

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    3 hours ago, TyZone said:

    Man WoW has finally reached a size where I'm gonna have to take it off my SSD and onto my HDD.

    That hurts 😄

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    5 hours ago, TyZone said:

    Man WoW has finally reached a size where I'm gonna have to take it off my SSD and onto my HDD.

    How small is your SSD? I have WoW retail, classic and beta installed and my drive has 191GB used.

    My WoW folder is 84GB...which isn't a whole lot these days.

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    7 hours ago, Vlad said:

    Hah, good catch. It was meant to be September. I fixed it. Thanks.

    One of the perks of being a secretary...watching for the typos 🙂 You're welcome.

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    13 hours ago, Calysia said:

    How small is your SSD? I have WoW retail, classic and beta installed and my drive has 191GB used.

    My WoW folder is 84GB...which isn't a whole lot these days.

    I built my PC back in January 2016, so it's getting pretty old - at the time I put in a 225gb ssd and a 3TB hdd.

    Over this time I've basically put Blizz games on the ssd and all my steam games on the hdd.

     

    Next PC I will definitely spring for a larger ssd - I could add a new one to this old PC as I think there's still 3 slots for drives 🤔

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