WoW: New beta build for WotLK Classic has some surprises in store

This is what the new features menu looks like in the WotLK Classic beta.

from Karsten Scholz
A few hours ago, a new build landed on the WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Classic beta servers. In addition to important hotfixes, there were also a few surprises.

The Blizzard developers put a new build live last night on August 4, 2022 for the WoW: Wrath of the Lich King Classic beta. On the one hand, this provided important fine-tuning and eradicated numerous bugs. On the other hand, there were also some innovations that we had not expected:

  • Under “Interface” you will find the new “Features” tab, where you can not only activate the equipment manager from WotLK Classic, but also the talent change preview, which was freshly implemented for the beta. This allows you to double-check (and correct) your chosen talents in the talent window before finally confirming your entries.

This is what the new features menu looks like in the WotLK Classic beta.

Source: buffed

  • Quests that complete Northrend stories now reward Emblems of Heroism or additional items. You can find out more details about this in this article.
  • From the Archmages in Dalaran, beta testers can now accept the daily and weekly quests for Battlegrounds, Raids, Dungeons, and PvP. Note: Aside from the dungeon daily, we have not yet been able to accept a raid week from Archmage Lan’dalock. At that time, the weekly tasks for raid instances were only introduced with patch 3.3.
  • A new feature has been introduced that promises you random battlefield rewards for daily victories. The current rewards should not correspond to the final ones.
  • Raid boss Onyxia has been reset to level 60.

But more raid tests

Surprise: There will be more raid tests after all, to test the implemented bug fixes (via official WoW forum). It starts today, August 4th, 2022. It is unclear how long Naxxramas and Co. will be available.

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Blizzard also announced (via official WoW forum) that the current arena test season will only run until August 9th, 2022. Until then, all matchmaking restrictions have been relaxed so that testers don’t have to wait so long for the next game.

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WoW: Beta Build for WotLK Classic as of August 04, 2022

testing updates

  • Talent Preview Mode is now active. It can be turned on in the Game Menu → Interface → Features menu.
  • The Eye of Acherus, Mind Control, and similar possession interactions now use the proper action bar.
  • Northrend story capper quests now have items/Emblems of Heroism to reward players for completing storylines in each zone.
  • This build includes functionality for Battleground, PvP, Raid, and Dungeon weekly/daily quests, available from Archmage NPCs in Dalaran.
  • This build includes functionality for random Battleground rewards with daily wins. Please note: these are not final reward values.
  • Level 60 Onyxia should be available once again.