In the last few months, most players have had their focus on World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, with the upcoming expansion having already radically changed the face of retail World of Warcraft before having been released.
But Blizzard hasn’t only been focusing on the new and swiftly-approaching expansion. Instead, they’ve had just as much attention turned back sixteen years to 2004, looking closely at World of Warcraft: Classic.
They’ve been hard at work making sure that everything is as prepared as they can get it for the upcoming release of Naxxramas, the final raid tier of the Classic title, as well as implementing catch-up gear for those that haven’t quite been able to conquer Ahn’qiraj yet.
Turning their attention to battlegrounds and Player-vs-Player content, though, Blizzard has had plenty to tweak. Recently, they announced that they would be doing a bit of maintenance on the battlegrounds of the title.
Two battlegrounds in particular are under their microscope, focusing on Warsong Gulch and Arathi Basin. Alterac Valley, it seems, is free from their watchful gaze at the moment – or at least, their hotfix patch notes.
Blizzard has announced that they've been experimenting with some changes to Warsong Gulch and Arathi Basin on the #ClassicWoW PTR to fix some terrain exploits. https://t.co/zrJio8xVE4 pic.twitter.com/9iIi4805e5
— Wowhead (@Wowhead) November 5, 2020
The alterations in question are set to deal with some terrain exploits that players have been taking advantage of, locking in on some unfair advantages and working to remove them from the competition.
“I wanted to take a second to acknowledge that in the last few builds that made it to the WoW Classic PTR we were experimenting with a few tweaks and bug fixes to help try and resolve some terrain exploits present in Warsong Gulch and Arathi Basin,” the official announcement reads.
Blizzard continues in the announcement to discuss the “unintended consequences” that these changes had, in Warsong Gulch in particular, and have undone most of their changes. While not all of their fixes have been reversed, most of them have been removed by now.
Still, they’re still interested in doing what they can to fix the issues that need fixing, even if this latest attempt didn’t quite pan out. Blizzard states that the most recent PTR build for Classic has all of the reversions and tweaks, so players are free to go and help them test the changes once more.
With so much going into the battlegrounds, every bit counts – especially now that World of Warcraft: Classic has begun to see a bit of movement on the esports scene. It’s unknown what else Blizzard may have in store, but either way, there’s plenty of work that’ll need to be done as the client continues to evolve.