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Indications of Patch 9.2.5 Release Date Being as Early as Next Week

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We have another sign of just how close we are to 9.2.5 launching, as Martin Benjamins, a well known dataminer and Community Council member, has spotted that the patch has moved to the production hardware and software side of the PTR! With yesterday's build being labeled as a release candidate and the fact that the move to this side of the PTR usually marks 1 week before the actual launch, could we be seeing the patch as soon as next week?

 

The big argument against this is we still haven't heard any official announcements from Blizzard on the release date, but usually with patches they do so with the Season ending soon posts, and considering Season 3 is NOT ending when patch 9.2.5 launches, this might be less of an issue. Official patch date announcements tend to come right around the first release candidate appearing so let's see if we hear anything official soon, but until then, there's a solid likelihood of 9.2.5 arriving a lot sooner than expected!

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Nice! So they must announce the release today or tomorrow should we see the patch release next week.

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But 9.2 is only 3 months old! (released Feb 22) It'll break the patch cadence we've come to speculate with. 

More importantly, how will such an early release affect the Alliance Hall of Fame (only 18 guilds)?

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This seems way too soon.   If nothing else, the patch we're on and 9.25 need to last us till Dragonflight, which looks to be anywhere from 8 months to a year away.

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3 hours ago, Mascaron said:

But 9.2 is only 3 months old! (released Feb 22) It'll break the patch cadence we've come to speculate with. 

More importantly, how will such an early release affect the Alliance Hall of Fame (only 18 guilds)?

Not at all? You can't make a crossrealm group for current mythic raid. You still need people from your own server (and guild for it to count).

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5 hours ago, Arcling said:

Not at all? You can't make a crossrealm group for current mythic raid. You still need people from your own server (and guild for it to count).

I was confused. I thought Season 4 started with 9.2.5. It does not. Also, it's been confirmed to launch next week.

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