World of Warcraft patch 8.0 will release tomorrow, 3.30 am IST, ahead of Battle of Azeroth.
WoW’s next expansion, Battle of Azeroth, is still a few days away. But World of Warcraft patch 8 will be receiving a new update tomorrow. The update will go live at 3pm PDT or 3:30 am IST. This update will help phase out Legion specific features and lay the ground work for Battle of Azeroth. Battle of Azeroth will arrive in North America on August 13th.
Blizzard created a blog post with a lot of details regarding World of Warcraft patch 8, but we will cover the major changes in this article. If you want to read in detail, head over to the blog post.
Starting from July 24th, and going on for three weeks, Teldrassil and Lordaeron will have new quests. This story heavy quest line will end with the destruction of both the cities, thus making way for Battle of Azeroth.
The gameplay in this patch will be receiving a major overhaul. The values for player and enemy statistics have been reduced. Instead of displaying damage in tens of millions, it will be in hundreds and thousands. This is being done “in an effort to make displayed numbers more perceptible”. This means that you won’t be dealing less damage or more damage, but the numbers will be condensed throughout the game in order to make it more manageable.
All of the classes and specialisations have been updated for Battle of Azeroth. It is quite a long list, so you might want to visit the blog post for more details.
One of the most important changes will be changes in PvP in the patch.
How you gain talents has been reworked. In Legion, you had to gain Honor Points by playing PvP to gain PvP talents. But after this patch, you will get new PvP talents simply by levelling up.
War mode is a big change. With this change, they will Blizzard eliminate PvP specidic servers entirely. “With War Mode, we wanted to solve the problem of some players feeling “locked” into one play style or another by their realm choice,” Blizzard said.
Players will be able to toggle War Mode on or off by Orgrimmar or Stormwind at level 20. With War Mode, you will be able to jump into PvP from any realm, and you will be able to only play with players who have the War Mode toggled on. Every realm can now be a PvP or a PvE realm, depending on your choice.
For more details on the War Mode, visit here.