World of Warcraft v8.0 Battle for Azeroth Pre-Expansion Patch hits July 17

The Battle for Azeroth will soon be upon us in World of Warcraft and a pre-expansion patch on July 17 will help us prepare.

The Pre-Expansion Patch will feature the Burning of Teldrassil and Battle for Undercity storylines.

Class changes from Battle for Azeroth are also being brought onto the live servers which include changes to Artifact weapons.

In addition, there will be Gear and System changes, a brand new War Mode and Prestige system with newly distributed PvP talents.

The Guild User Interface is also receiving an upgrade with a new addition of Communities where friends can be invited to join.

There will also be model upgrades, collection updates and much more. Check out the full teaser trailer for a taste of what’s to come.


World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth launches on August 14th.

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