Blizzard is launching new WoW Classic fresh-start servers for its ‘Season of Mastery’. The servers will be available on September 27th and will allow players to begin a new journey in Azeroth with the same level as they left off, but with all the content that was added since then.
Blizzard is launching new WoW Classic fresh-start servers for its ‘Season of Mastery’. The game will be available in North America, Europe, South Korea, and Taiwan.
We joked about WoW Classic needing its own Classic version in a recent MassivelyOP Podcast. That seems to be the case, since Blizzard stated today that when the Season of Mastery begins, it will create new Classic servers for players to start again.
“For Season of Mastery, we’ll be launching new WoW Classic worlds. These worlds will allow new and existing Classic players to start at level 1 for a full reset of WoW Classic content, starting from the beginning of the World of Warcraft saga,” according to the company. “Six content release stages are planned, similar to the initial release of WoW Classic. However, phase unlocks will be quicker in WoW Classic Season of Mastery. We’re looking at a 12-month cycle, with stages releasing every couple of months.”
Molten Core, Onyxia, Maraudon, the PvP honor system, and battlegrounds are all available in the first phase, which leads to Naxx and the Scourge invasion in the sixth phase. Other improvements planned by the studio include increased experience gains, the renaming of Meeting Stones to Summoning Stones, the addition of additional collecting nodes, and the toughening of early raid monsters.
The season’s beta will begin next week, on October 5th.
In #WoWClassic, you’ll get the chance to start again.
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30 September 2021 — World of Warcraft (@Warcraft)
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