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Hellfire Citadel raid testing schedule for April 22-24

Raid testing for Hellfire Citadel continues this week with six new encounters available for testing over the next three days. Tomorrow, players will be able to test the Kilrogg Deadeye and Gorefiend encounters, Thursday will open Kormrok and Shadow-Lord Iskar, and Friday’s encounters will be Tyrant Velhari and Fel Lord Zakuun. Please note that all raid encounters will only be available for a limited window of time, and these times and encounters are subject to change at a moment’s notice. All encounters will be tested on Heroic difficulty, so you can bring anywhere from 10-30 players to raid — the encounters should scale accordingly.

Originally Posted by Watcher (Official Post)
From this Wednesday through Friday, we will continue our Hellfire Citadel raid testing. As is always the case with PTR raid testing, it is quite possible that there will be technical or gameplay issues that disrupt our plans. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Remember that Heroic difficulty scales for any group size between 10 and 30 players, so feel free to assemble and bring a group of any size within that range. Our general plan is to test every encounter on Heroic difficulty first, and then test sections of the raid on Normal and Raid Finder, alongside targeted Mythic tests.

Each encounter should be available at approximately the listed times below on all PTR servers.

Wednesday, April 22

Kilrogg Deadeye – Heroic Hellfire Citadel
13:30 PDT (16:30 EDT, 22:30 CEST)

Gorefiend – Heroic Hellfire Citadel
15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT, 24:00 CEST)

Thursday, April 23

Kormrok – Heroic Hellfire Citadel
13:30 PDT (16:30 EDT, 22:30 CEST)

Shadow-Lord Iskar – Heroic Hellfire Citadel
15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT, 24:00 CEST)

Friday, April 24

Tyrant Velhari – Heroic Hellfire Citadel
13:30 PDT (16:30 EDT, 22:30 CEST)

Fel Lord Zakuun – Heroic Hellfire Citadel
15:00 PDT (18:00 EDT, 24:00 CEST)

As always, this testing schedule is very fluid and subject to the realities of a PTR 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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