Patch 6.2: Hellfire Citadel raid testing begins April 17
Raid testing for Hellfire Citadel is off to an immediate start — testing for Heroic Iron Reaver begins tomorrow, April 17. With PTR raid testing, bosses are only available for a limited window of time, so be sure to clear your schedule if you’d like to try this one out. Please note that Heroic difficulty scales for anywhere between 10 to 30 players, so you can bring a group of any size within that range. Plans are currently set to test Heroic difficulty bosses first, with the other difficulty levels to follow soon after. Keep in mind that this is the PTR — just because a test is scheduled doesn’t mean it’s set in stone. Tests have been known to be rescheduled or changed due to technical circumstances or other issues.
14:00 PDT (17:00 EDT, 23:00 CEST)
As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a beta environment. We might have to change the time of a testing session, change the boss being tested, or cancel a test entirely, due to bugs, server hardware issues, etc. Keep an eye on this forum for the latest information, and thank you in advance for testing and providing feedback.
Important Testing Notes
Q: How do I get into the raid zone?
A: In Stormwind, Orgrimmar, and your garrison, you may speak to Nexus-Lord Donjon Rade in order to teleport into the raid zone while it is open for testing. (The option to teleport into a zone will not be available when the zone is not open for testing.) You can also teleport to Tanaan and just walk in the standard entrance.
Q: How long does testing last?
A: The primary purpose of testing is to give us the information we need to balance the encounters, evaluate how mechanics are playing out in practice, and identify bugs. Once we’re satisfied that we’ve received that information for a given boss, we’ll be shutting down testing. Usually this takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, but there are no guarantees.
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