Regional FlagRise of Azshara PTR Development Notes – April 16Source
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#1 - 2019/04/16 07:53:12 PM

We’re deploying our first build for the upcoming content update—Rise of Azshara—to our Public Test Realms. It is now testable. Here’s an outline of what’s coming in this PTR.

  • Now Available for Testing
  • Heart of Azeroth system update: introducing Essences
  • New Zone: Mechagon
  • New Arena: The Robodrome
  • Mount Equipment
  • Crestfall and Snowblossom Island Expeditions
  • Ashran Epic Battleground

Our initial testing will be primarily technical, so some Rise of Azshara features will be locked/unavailable for the first few days while we work on initial concerns with the above content. Please note that Ashran may not easily complete a queue in the PTR.

  • Coming Soon

  • Heroic Battle for Stromgarde

  • New Missions

  • New Zone: Nazjatar

    • Explore the new zone including quest lines, World Quests, and World PvP Events focused on strengthening alliances with the new aquatic races
  • Heritage Armors

  • New Profession Recipes

  • New Raid-- Azshara’s Eternal Palace

    • As always, we’ll coordinate the testing of this new raid’s encounters via scheduled announcements.
  • New Dungeon-- Operation: Mechagon

  • Pet Battle Dungeon: Stratholme

  • Direhorn Training quests

  • Updates to Brewfest

We plan to do a wipe of all characters in a few weeks after getting focused feedback on the Heart of Azeroth Essences. This will allow us to test the feel and pacing of obtaining them all naturally. We’ll give you a heads up on that character wipe here in this forum.

Get into the PTR!

The PTR is now available. To log in to the PTR, simply create a PTR account and copy the character you wish to test from your account. Step-by-step directions can be found here.

Note : World of Warcraft PTR realms are only available to players who have a full World of Warcraft account.


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#4 - 2019/04/16 08:32:51 PM

I see you found the answer but yes, you can learn the essences and start testing right away.


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#7 - 2019/04/16 09:20:52 PM

I believe most of these are active on the PTR and if they aren’t yet they will be soon. Cheers!