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We finally have a confirmation for when the pre-patch will begin, with the schedule for the next month outlined in the recent news post.

On August 30th we will get the WotLK Classic pre-patch, followed by the Zombie Invasion Event, starting on the 6th of September and ending on the 13th of September.

On the 13th of September, we will get the Scourge Invasion event, giving us unique gear sets which include the Blessed Regalia and other interesting rewards.

Notably, Brewfest will be starting according to the usual schedule, beginning on the 20th of September and running until the 6th of October. This means that we will get 6 days of Brewfest during pre-patch and the rest after Wrath of the Lich King Classic releases.

The post does not clarify if we will be receiving the level 70 or 80 version of Brewfest and Coren Direbrew, but, if it is the level 80 version, that is a big incentive to rush to level 80 to not miss out on trinkets such as Corens Chromium Coaster.

As previously confirmed, WotLK Classic will be released on the 26th of September. Arena Season 5 will begin on October 4th/5th, depending on your region, and raids will unlock at 3:00 PM PDT on October 6th, giving everyone plenty of time to get to level 80 before the first raid reset.

Blizzard Entertainment – (Source)

The icy winds of Northrend have begun their mournful wail, warning the heroes of Azeroth of the imminent danger the Lich King and his undead Scourge present to all life. Gather your allies, stock up on supplies, and prepare to face the threat ahead.

With the release of the Wrath of the Lich King pre-patch, players can create their first Death Knight Hero class, take up the way of the scribe with the new Inscription Profession, and experience a host of new system updates.

Players in Burning Crusade Classic will get the Joyous Journeys buff to help prepare for Wrath of the Lich King Classic. This buff will increase your experience gains by 50%!

The Road Ahead

To set you on the path to success, we’ve laid out the roadmap of the events ahead.

  • August 30
    • Pre-patch Begins: Wrath of the Lich King Pre-patch Launches and Fresh Start Realms go live during regional maintenance.
  • September 6–13
    • Zombie Plague Event: A mysterious affliction begins to make its way through the capital cities. Players must be vigilant to avoid falling victim to its deadly effects.
  • September 13 – Launch
    • Scourge Invasion Event: In several locations throughout Azeroth, players must coordinate a defensive stand against the attacking Necropolis and defeat Scourge forces to gain powerful rewards.
  • September 20–October 6
    • Brewfest Begins: Do you love eating delicious fair food, drinking bountiful beverages, and riding rams around barrels of apples? Partake in activities and timed events to earn Brewfest souvenirs and achievements during this brewtiful holiday event.
  • September 26
    • Wrath of the Lich King Classic Launches: At 3:00 p.m. PDT, Wrath of the Lich King Classic will launch, and players are welcome to log in.
  • October 4 and 5
    • Arena Season 5 Begins: Season 5 will begin with the weekly reset.
  • October 6
    • Naxxramas, The Eye of Eternity, and The Obsidian Sanctum are Available at 3:00 p.m. PDT
      • Naxxramas, the giant Necropolis and the seat of the dreaded lich Kel’Thuzad, floats over Wintergarde Keep in Dragonblight, eager to aid the Lich King and his deadly machinations.
      • Located in the center of Coldarra, the Eye of Eternity will challenge players to defeat the blue dragon aspect, Malygos.
      • Dragonblight is home to the Obsidian Sanctum where players must venture below Wyrmrest Temple to bring an end to Sartharion and his lieutenants, Shadron, Tenebron, and Vesperon.

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fresh starter
fresh starter
1 month ago

hopefully there will be no zombie plague event on fresh servers as it prevents leveling for 1 week.

Fresh Serverman
Fresh Serverman
Reply to  fresh starter
1 month ago

Oh it will cause a lot of angry forum posts. So many they may even cut it short like they did the first time.

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