WoW Classic: Burning Crusade update and World of Warcraft TBC beta news

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Having launched the official WoW Classic TBC beta earlier this month, Blizzard has started making a few changes around the edges.

The Burning Crusade remains an invite-only event for now but there are plenty of people who have managed to smash through what’s already available.

Players selected to participate in the beta test will receive an email invitation directing them to download the beta client directly from the desktop app.

The good news is that more invites will be released during the beta, meaning that there will still be plenty of time to join before things wrap up.

And today has seen Blizzard start to tweak with the World of Warcraft Burning Crusade options, including a new level cap.

After today’s update, WoW Classic will notice that there is a new level cap in place, bringing it up to level 68.

There have also been plenty of new bug fixes pushed to help improve the overall gaming experience.

So when more players do get to join the Burning Crusade beta, it should be a more pleasant experience.

Full patch notes for today’s changes can be found below, courtesy of Blizzard:


Art and Visuals

  • Fixed a variety of issues to lighting and fog effects.

  • Outlands zones are currently missing some ground foliage and detail objects.

  • Fixed an issue where male Trolls had an invalid skin color option.

  • Fixed an issue with Crust Burster’s spell visuals.

  • Fixed an issue with FelReaver’s movement animation.


  • Fixed an issue where area-of-effect damage caps were not functioning properly.

  • Teleport: Moonglade is no longer missing from the level 58 Druid character templates.

  • The Hunter ability The Beast Within now functions properly.

  • The Paladin ability Seal of Blood now properly performs its primary damage effect.

  • The Paladin ability Pure of Heart now properly increases resistance to curses and diseases.

  • The Priest ability Pain Suppression now properly increases resistance to Dispel mechanics.

  • Shaman totem buffs are now displayed in the buff list.

  • The Warrior talent Second Wind now triggers on Immobilize effects.

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  • Jewelcrafting – Cut gems now list their stat bonuses.

  • Tailoring – Spellcloth now correctly requires the player to be in Netherstorm to craft.

  • The tooltip for Filtered Draenic Water now displays the correct level 60 requirement to consume.

  • Fixed an issue where thrown weapons were not losing durability when used.

  • Fixed an issue where the cost of a few items sold by Haris Pilton were incorrect.


  • The Preparation buff is now removed at the start of a Warsong Gulch match.

  • Fixed an issue where players would be transported out immediately after accepting “Journey to Honor Hold.”

  • Fixed an issue where Eye of the Citadel would spawn under the world during “Warlord of the Bleeding Hollow.”

User Interface

  • Guild charter signature requests are now delivered to the targeted player.

  • Fixed an issue where the Bank UI is misaligned and there is an extra, unused column of bank slots present.

  • Fixed an issue where items that have a class restriction will also incorrectly show a race restriction in the tooltip.

  • Fixed an issue where the point-of-interest indicator flag would not appear on the World Map after asking a city guard for directions.

  • Fixed an issue where quest objective updates and exploration messages were being displayed in red text.


  • Some keys are being removed from the Key Ring and placed into available bag slots upon relogging.

So far, Blizzard has not provided a full release schedule for the Classic Burning Crusade experience.

However, based on previous Classic betas, fans are hoping that the TBC beta will end in late April and will be quickly followed by a big realms launch.

The latest message on the rollout from Blizzard reads: “The Burning Crusade Classic beta test has begun! Over the course of the test, we’ll be inviting opt-in beta testers and more to check out the upcoming Classic expansion and give us feedback. 

Players selected to participate in the beta test will receive an email invitation directing them to download the beta client directly from the desktop app.

“As always, please be aware of phishing attempts—if you’re unsure whether your invitation is legitimate, please log in to your account to verify that there is a Burning Crusade Classic beta license attached (under Your Game Accounts).”

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