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Let the Datamining Begin: Rise of Azshara 8.2 Arrives on World of Warcraft PTR

By Suzie Ford on April 16, 2019 | News | 0

The World of Warcraft PTR has been updated to bring v8.2 Rise of Azshara online for testing purposes. Of course, this means that datamining has already commenced, with both WoWhead and MMO-Champion in the race to get out story and gameplay elements. If you don't mind heavy spoilers, you'll definitely want to head over to both sites to learn more about the fate of Baine Bloodhoof and much more.

Some of the things you can find out are:

  • who helps Baine escape prison
  • datamined mounts
  • achievements and map names 
  • clubs, factions, titles

From the WoW forums:

  • Now Available for Testing
  • Heart of Azeroth system update: introducing Essences
  • New Zone: Mechagon
  • New Arena: The Robodrome
  • Mount Equipment
  • Crestfall and Snowblossom Island Expeditions
  • Ashran Epic Battleground

Our initial testing will be primarily technical, so some Rise of Azshara features will be locked/unavailable for the first few days while we work on initial concerns with the above content. Please note that Ashran may not easily complete a queue in the PTR.

  • Coming Soon

  • Heroic Battle for Stromgarde

  • New Missions

  • New Zone: Nazjatar

    • Explore the new zone including quest lines, World Quests, and World PvP Events focused on strengthening alliances with the new aquatic races
  • Heritage Armors

  • New Profession Recipes

  • New Raid-- Azshara’s Eternal Palace

    • As always, we’ll coordinate the testing of this new raid’s encounters via scheduled announcements.
  • New Dungeon-- Operation: Mechagon

  • Pet Battle Dungeon: Stratholme

  • Direhorn Training quests

  • Updates to Brewfest

We plan to do a wipe of all characters in a few weeks after getting focused feedback on the Heart of Azeroth Essences. This will allow us to test the feel and pacing of obtaining them all naturally. We’ll give you a heads up on that character wipe here in this forum.

Head to the links above if you're ready for spoilerific fun.


Suzie Ford

Suzie is the former Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom