WoW Classic Gets Summer Bowl and Future Hints on the Test Server

Another look at what is up in WoW Classic, with this past week seeing Blizzard bringing something new to the mix in the for of the WoW Classic Summer Bowl.

Sign ups start soon

This is a 10 v 10 Warsong Gulch double elimination tournament that will take place on the WoW Classic live servers using the “war game” feature that was recently added.  There will be North American and European versions of the tournament.

Warsong Gulch is the capture the flag battleground loved and loathed by many, scene of many an epic run or heinous stalemate.

You can sign up your NA team here, or your EU team here.  EU signs ups close on June 18th, while NA sign ups close on June 25th.  In addition, there is a full set of rules for both NA and EU players.

Meanwhile, the Public Test Realm patch notes from last week give us a hint as to what is coming up for WoW Classic.  That includes:

  • The 20-player raid zone, Ruins of Ahn’Qiraj, will be available, but the the 40-player raid zone, Temple of Ahn’Qiraj will only be available on live realms when unlocked
  • Tier 0.5 dungeon questline, items, and vendor are now available
  • WoW patch 1.10 Dungeon loot table adjustments, increasing the drop chance of epic items, and many new caster DPS items
  • Alterac Valley fixes
  • Authenticator Bag Slots

That last one, with Blizzard giving players four extra slots on their default bag if they have the authenticator hooked up to their account, is clearly something that came in well past classic, having shown up in January of 2018 with the 7.3.5 patch for the Legion expansion.

Four more slots

My guess is that Blizzard is trying to incentivize people who came back for just WoW Classic to secure their accounts.  My hunter won’t complain about getting four more bag slots, that is for sure.

Since these updates are just landing on the WoW Classic PTR, it isn’t clear when they will be coming to the live servers, but I would guess that some time after the Summer Bowl would be likely.

5 thoughts on “WoW Classic Gets Summer Bowl and Future Hints on the Test Server

  1. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @Ula – Why do you hate account security?

    @Shintar – The second comment on the patch notes post was “Who even asked for that?” and all I could think was that back in vanilla we would have cheered ourselves hoarse for four more bag slots. Literally everybody was asking for that at some point.

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  2. Archey

    I would note that the Blizzard Authenticator is nicer and easier than most. Instead of typing in a number, it sends a phone notification to ask you you (occasionally) if that is you signing in.

    After setup, that’s all there is to it.

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  3. Redbeard

    Shush, Shintar. ;-)

    In Classic, four extra bag spaces is the difference between a compact and a full size car.

    Or in my case, the ability to stuff more junk in before I cave and add more bag space to my bank alt.

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