Blizzard Entertainment have announced the new features coming to World of Warcraft in it’s version 6.2 patch, including seven different weekend events for players to get involved in.
The events will take place from Friday noon through to Monday noon every week. Two of those events will be Timewalking weekends, in which players will be able to queue up to play in a randomly selected old-school dungeon on a “heroic” difficulty –– players characters skills and gear will be scaled down to a fraction of their original strength to add an extra challenge. To compliment this increase in difficulty, dungeon loot will also be scaled up meaning bigger rewards will be up for grabs including King Ymiron’s Red Sword of Courage, found in the Utgarde Pinnacle timewalk.
Over the coming weeks, Timewalking will be tested in The Arcatraz, Black Morass, Mana-Tombs, The Shattered Halls, The Slave Pens, Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom, Gundrak, Halls of Lightning, The Nexus and Utgarde Pinnacle. Timewalking will be available to characters who are level 71 and higher for Burning Crusade content, and level 81 and up for Wrath of the Lich King dungeons. It will open up only during certain three-day-long weekend holidays.
Patch 6.2 is now in the public realm testing phase, and players can sign up to take part before it’s general release.