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.
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.
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.
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.