#1 - July 31, 2023, 6 p.m.
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Each week we’ll look ahead to what’s in store for World of Warcraft, share the latest news, and keep you in the know byte by byte. Mark your calendars, Classic Hardcore Realms open August 24!

WoW Classic Updates Ahead

Classic Era

Prepare for a new era of PvP when the 1.14.4 content update goes live on August 22.  With the arrival of this update, please be advised that your region's weekly maintenance period during the week of August 15 will be the final time that Honor updates will be performed before the old system is retired. Any ranking progress you make after that date will not be retained after 1.14.4 is released on August 22.

Classic Hardcore Realms Open August 24!

Face Azeroth’s dangers in WoW Classic’s Hardcore realms and see just how far you can go. You only have one life to live, and the Spirit Healers won’t be there to whisper sweet nothings and send you back out into the world of the living when you die. Death is permanent, and once you’ve been bested by the environment (or even other players), you’ll need to create a new character to try, try again. Learn more about the rules of engagement in our previously published article.

News and Events This Week

  • July 31
    • (Article) August Trading Post
    • (Article)  New Class Sets Coming to the Trading Post!
  • August 1
    • (Promotion) Enhance Your Style with Two New Transmog Packs!
    • (Event) Arena Skirmish Bonus Event
    • (Event) PvP Brawl: Classic Ashran
    • (Event) Trial of Style Begins: Get Out There and Strut Your Stuff
  • August 4
    • (Article) Blues News
    • (Event) Watch Group C in the Great Push 2023 (Beginning at 10:00 am PDT)

Stay tuned here to the official World of Warcraft news site as we journey through the week together.