A blue post today announced the release date for WoW Classic’s patch 1.13.5, which adds the highly anticipated Gates of Ahn’Qiraj event. Players will be able to start the quests that allow them to craft the Scepter of the Shifting Sands and begin turning in gathered resources on July 28th. The gates will be opened once the requirements above are met.
Devs have been stress testing server load on the PTR for a couple weeks, preparing for what is expected to be a huge influx of players. The original opening is easily one of the most memorable experiences for players who participated back in the day. People are eager to experience it for the first time themselves or bathe in the nostalgia.
We’re putting the finishing touches on the next patch for WoW Classic. Version 1.13.5 will go live in July. With that patch, we’ll be ready to unlock the content we’ve been testing on the PTR.
The Ahn’Qiraj content will unlock with the weekly raid reset on July 28 for all realms in this region.
At that time, players can begin the quest chain to craft a Scepter of the Shifting Sands, and players can turn in gathered resources to advance the Ahn’Qiraj war effort.
Once both of those activities are completed on a given realm, the gates of Ahn’Qiraj will be available to be opened.
We’ll see you there!