World Of Warcraft: Warlords Of Draenor expansion is right around the corner, so that means the pre-patch is gearing up for release. Blizzard has announced the date for the patch which is set to bring an array of content to fans.
The patch itself is going to add a slew of major additions, namely the new character models which are highly anticipated, a new group finder and a brand new limited time world event, the Iron Horde Incursion. On top of these features, it will also bring a new inventory and quest log layout, class changes and much more which is detailed in the patch notes which is already available for those participating in the PTR (Public Test Realm).
Of course this pre-patch also fits in to the grand scheme of the story in Warlords Of Draenor with Blizzard providing an official explanation via the release date announcement post.
The Dark Portal in the Blasted Lands has turned blood red. Hundreds of strange-looking orcs are violently pouring into Azeroth, killing everything that stands in their path. Nethergarde and Okril’lon have already fallen, and while the Horde and the Alliance moved as quickly as they could to get reinforcements to their people, they are too late. The Iron Horde invasion has begun.
In this desperate hour, King Wrynn and Warchief Vol’jin have called upon their greatest champions to join the front lines in the Blasted Lands and do whatever they can to stop the Iron Horde . . . before the rest of Azeroth falls before them.
This sends players towards the Blasted Lands and once players report what they have witnessed to King Wrynn or Warchief Vol’jin respectively, it is time to go inside the portal to Draenor. This is where the real pre-release event begins taking players to an updated level 90 Dungeon. Time to infiltrate Blackrock Spire.
An advance party of Iron Horde forces has barged right out of the Blasted Lands and pushed all the way to Blackrock Mountain, where they found refuge and supplies in Upper Blackrock Spire. There can be only one response: the Alliance and the Horde of Azeroth must face this iron incursion head on.
In this revamped five-player version of Upper Blackrock Spire players will face off against bosses, Orebender Gor’ashan, Kyrak, and Commander Tharbek. The event is expected to end when Warlords Of Draenor releases. So get your licks in as it won’t last forever. The pre-patch is set to release on October 14th and has already pre-loaded for many players.
World Of Warcraft: Warlords Of Draenor expansion is set to release on November 13th. Prepare for battle.