Posted June 17, 2018 by David Latham in Feature

World of Warcraft Classic Will Function on Patch 1.12

Blizzard has today confirmed that World of Warcraft Classic will function on patch 1.12 “Drums of War“, the final large patch released before the first expansion The Burning Crusade. Patch 1.12 added world PVP to Silithus and Eastern Plaguelands, as well as cross-realm battlegrounds. For those new to the game, the battlegrounds in World of Warcraft Classic are/were Alterac Valley, Arathi Basin and Warsong Gulch.

World of Warcraft Classic is a feature that fans of WoW have been begging for since expansions became a thing and the game changed forever. Many “vanilla WoW” players wished they could return to the days of a simpler game with less complicated combat systems and more challenging end-game content. Time will tell if fans actually spend time on World of Warcraft Classic or if all the work Blizzard has been putting in to bringing players back to vanilla WoW has been in vain.

Rocket Chainsaw managed to source a trailer for the World of Warcraft Drums of War patch from 2010, but unlike your showdown with Illidan, you’re now prepared for the low quality you’re about to be confronted with:


World of Warcraft’s 7th expansion Battle for Azeroth will launch on August 14,¬†giving players the ability to level to 120, while offering 10 new instances, and the first raid will be available shortly after launch. Players of the new expansion will receive a necklace artefact called the Heart of Azeroth which will get stronger the more you play. Allied races will also add a new way to play the game, while Warfronts will introduce a new style of 20 player PvE content.

While no release date has been revealed by Blizzard for World of Warcraft Classic, we’re thinking it’s almost ready and therefore we have our eyes firmly on the 23rd of November this year, as that marks 14 years to the day World of Warcraft launched, back in 2004.

World of Warcraft is available on Windows PC and Mac platforms.

David Latham

David has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from a Go8 university but only uses his unique set of skills writing for passion. By day he's a stay-at-home father of two, by night he responds to the Bat-Signal. Where does he find the time?