WoW Classic will begin its open beta test for the planned Season of Mastery tomorrow, October 5th. For WoW Classic players who are out of the loop, Season of Mastery will introduce brand new realms that will wipe the slate clean and offer fresh starts to both new players and veterans, with slightly more added features such as better quality of life improvements and more.
Some of the new features players can expect on these new realms include:
- Faster Phase Unlocking: All six planned content phases will be condensed to a one-year timespan, with new phases unlocking every couple of months.
- Faster Leveling: To accommodate the quicker cadence of content releases, experience gains—specifically those awarded for quest completion—will be increased.
- Raid Boss Tuning: Bosses will be tuned slightly harder to match the increases in player power from the 1.12 patch tuning.
- Quality of Life Changes: Players can look forward to additional changes to raid encounters (such as disabling world buffs in raids), raid boss debuff changes, increased profession gathering nodes, and more.
To be eligible for the open beta, be sure to have the option to opt into WoW betas turned on, which can be found in your Battle.Net/Blizzard App profile.
For the full rundown of everything new with Season of Mastery, Blizzard has released a lengthy blog post which you can check out here.
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