- Author: Taladril
- Date: September 3, 2021
- Expansion: WoW Classic
Reddit reporting has come through again. We reported a couple weeks ago that people saw a Classic PTR accessible. Today we got an official announcement from Kaivax that you can now access the PTR.
I’m still unclear what Blizzard’s plan is with this. They are acting like Classic needs PTR testing yet Classic Era is as live as TBC (although probably forgotten by most of the playerbase). A large enough chunk of the playerbase has been asking for F R E S H for a while but this PTR offers no insight into the future of that or Classic+, specifically stating that the server offers now new testable content. It seems like the PTR is simply a version of Classic that will be implemented for Classic Era in a few weeks.
We’ve just opened the WoW Classic Era Public Test Realm (PTR) for version 1.14.0, which is now available for testing. While 1.14 does not include any new testable content, it’s important for us to establish this version, since it accompanies recent server-side and infrastructure updates that have been made to the World of Warcraft service.
Thanks in advance to anyone who logs into the PTR and submits bug reports using the in-game bug report tool (default hotkey: F6). We expect to apply this patch to WoW Classic Era during a standard weekly maintenance period in a few weeks.