Kaivax
3 months ago
Shadowlands Development Update Notes -- August 6

UPDATED August 6

Welcome to the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands test environment. Please read on for an outline of what’s being tested and where to go to leave your feedback after you’ve experienced the Shadowlands Beta.

For an introduction, read the first developer update here.
For more recent revelations, watch the July 8 developer update here.

Current Content Testing

Work in Progress

  • On first logging in, testers will not be able to make a Death Knight, Demon Hunter, or Allied Races character.
    • Until this is fixed, you can make a level 50 template, log in to that character, and then log out. You should have full access to create any classes or race.
  • After doing a character copy, you should begin with the quest “A Chilling Summons” to avoid potential difficulties.
  • Some Demon Hunter player-characters may have missing facial features.
    • This may be fixable by going to a barber shop and changing your tattoos.
  • Forthcoming adjustments to heirloom bonuses are not yet implemented.
  • PvP medallion trinkets are being reworked.

Please note that the Shadowlands Beta may experience maintenance or service interruptions at any time, without warning.

Thank you very much!

Kaivax
3 months ago
Shadowlands Development Update Notes -- August 6

A User Interface note:

  • Added mapping support for keybinds, camera, and turning a character on controllers such as the Xbox Adaptive Controller.
Kaivax
3 months ago
Shadowlands Development Update Notes -- August 6

As a reminder, it is against our terms to access or modify the software of the Platform in any manner not expressly authorized by Blizzard. It is also against our terms to use any code and/or software, not expressly authorized by Blizzard, that can be used in connection with the Platform and/or any component or feature thereof which changes and/or facilitates the gameplay or other functionality.

Kaivax
3 months ago
Shadowlands Development Update Notes -- August 6
  • Testing with Worgen and Kul Tiran Human characters is currently disabled.
Kaivax
3 months ago
Shadowlands Development Update Notes -- August 6

With the major changes coming to leveling characters from 10-50 in Shadowlands, we want to make sure that there is a navigational parity among all of the different expansions you can choose while questing. In the next version of the Shadowlands Alpha that will appear this week, testers are going to see an intentional change coming to Shadowlands for a couple of older Pathfinder achievements.

Specifically, the flight training rewards from Draenor Pathfinder and Broken Isles Pathfinder, Part Two will no longer be required for flying in Draenor or Broken Isles content. These will now be granted at level 30 with expert flying.

The achievements will remain in place as before, and Draenor Pathfinder will still be the way to earn the Soaring Skyterror mount, while Broken Isles Pathfinder, Part One will continue to reward increased mount speed in the Broken Isles.

Kaivax
3 weeks ago
Shadowlands Development Update Notes -- August 6

The Shadowlands Alpha is now the Shadowlands Beta.

Kaivax
1 week ago
Shadowlands Development Update Notes -- August 6

Character copy is now available, however, there are issues copying Demon Hunters and Death Knights.

Bornakk
1 week ago
Shadowlands Development Update Notes -- August 6

For all available content to test, see the original post in this thread.

A few other recent call outs to be aware of:

Kaivax
2 days ago
Shadowlands Development Update Notes -- August 6

The character wipe is complete, the Beta has been updated to the latest build, and testers can now resume.

Known Issues

  • On first logging in, testers will not be able to make a Death Knight, Demon Hunter, or Allied Races character.
    • Until this is fixed, you can make a level 50 template, log in to that character, and then log out. You should then have full access to create any classes or race.
  • After doing a character copy, you should begin with the quest “A Chilling Summons” to avoid potential difficulties.
  • Some Demon Hunter player-characters may have missing facial features.
    • This may be fixable by going to a barber shop and changing your tattoos.
  • Forthcoming adjustments to heirloom bonuses are not yet implemented.
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