World of Warcraft’s pre-patch for Shadowlands is going live today, so expect some long maintenance.
Maintenance is expected to run from 7a PDT through 3p PDT according to Blizzard (via Wowhead),
“We will be performing scheduled maintenance beginning on Tuesday, October 13th, 7:00 AM (PDT) and we expect the service to be available again at approximately 3:00PM (PDT). During this time the game will be unavailable to play.”
While you wait, check out our unboxing of the Shadowlands Collector’s Edition. As a reminder, Shadowlands was actually delayed out of October for release some time later this year. No date has been provided yet.
Finally, the extensive patch notes were published earlier covering off affixes, auction house, dungeons, raids, items, rewards, and much more. You can learn about those pre-patch notes here. For example, some general changes include:
- Most non-periodic damage or healing abilities on all classes will have a 5% variance on each individual use.
- Power Word: Fortitude, Arcane Intellect, and Battle Shout give 5% of their respective stats (was 10%).
- Area target spells can now be cast at the player's position using self-cast modifier keys.