Blizzard has announced that it the WoW Classic Season of Mastery Open Beta will kick off on October 5, 2021.
In case you missed its announcement, Season of Mastery will give players a fresh start as Blizzard will launch new WoW Classic realms for this season. In these realms, players will begin fresh at level 1 so that they can experience the game again, but with some big changes.
Here’s a list of some of the planned changes in Season of Mastery:
- Faster Phase Unlocking: All six planned content phases will be condensed to a one-year timespan, with new phases unlocking every couple of months.
- Faster Leveling: To accommodate the quicker cadence of content releases, experience gains—specifically those awarded for quest completion—will be increased.
- Raid Boss Tuning: Bosses will be tuned slightly harder to match the increases in player power from the 1.12 patch tuning.
- Quality of Life Changes: Players can look forward to additional changes to raid encounters (such as disabling world buffs in raids), raid boss debuff changes, increased profession gathering nodes, and more.
These changes for Season of Mastery aim to give players a better and more challenging experience as compared to WoW Classic’s original release back in 2019.
For more info on Season of Mastery, visit the official World of Warcraft blog.