over 4 years ago - Kaivax - Direct link

We’re deploying our first build for the upcoming content update—Rise of Azshara—to our Public Test Realms. It is now testable. Here’s an outline of what’s coming in this PTR.

  • Now Available for Testing
  • Heart of Azeroth system update: introducing Essences
  • New Zone: Mechagon
  • New Arena: The Robodrome
  • Mount Equipment
  • Crestfall and Snowblossom Island Expeditions
  • Ashran Epic Battleground

Our initial testing will be primarily technical, so some Rise of Azshara features will be locked/unavailable for the first few days while we work on initial concerns with the above content. Please note that Ashran may not easily complete a queue in the PTR.

  • Coming Soon

  • Heroic Battle for Stromgarde

  • New Missions

  • New Zone: Nazjatar

    • Explore the new zone including quest lines, World Quests, and World PvP Events focused on strengthening alliances with the new aquatic races
  • Heritage Armors

  • New Profession Recipes

  • New Raid-- Azshara’s Eternal Palace

    • As always, we’ll coordinate the testing of this new raid’s encounters via scheduled announcements.
  • New Dungeon-- Operation: Mechagon

  • Pet Battle Dungeon: Stratholme

  • Direhorn Training quests

  • Updates to Brewfest

We plan to do a wipe of all characters in a few weeks after getting focused feedback on the Heart of Azeroth Essences. This will allow us to test the feel and pacing of obtaining them all naturally. We’ll give you a heads up on that character wipe here in this forum.

Get into the PTR!

The PTR is now available. To log in to the PTR, simply create a PTR account and copy the character you wish to test from your account. Step-by-step directions can be found here.

Note : World of Warcraft PTR realms are only available to players who have a full World of Warcraft account.

over 4 years ago - Bornakk - Direct link

I see you found the answer but yes, you can learn the essences and start testing right away.

over 4 years ago - Bornakk - Direct link

I believe most of these are active on the PTR and if they aren’t yet they will be soon. Cheers!

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