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WoW Shadowlands PTR Stress Test Starts Today

Two test periods

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Blizzard needs your help as WoW Shadowlands is set to undergo a PTR Stress test today at 12p PDT.

The test will run again at 7p PDT, so if you missed the first time slot, don’t worry. The test will take place on Anasterian and Benedictus PTR realms. The test will stress some server updates made to Shadowlands on the back-end.

As Blizzard notes, you’ll have to log into Anasterian and Benedictus PTR realms and create a character. Once you’ve create a character, simply play the game. It’s pretty straightforward. The data gathering portion of the test will last roughly 20-30 minutes according to Blizzard.

Blizzard also recommends creating a character copy ahead of time due to the high load placed on the servers during the test period. Because it’s a stress test, expect crashes and disconnects. If this happens, simply try to re-enter the game.

You can check out the full post detailing the stress test over on Blizzard’s forums here. And in case you missed it, Shadowlands beta character wipes are incoming this week.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.