WoW Patch 4.2 Hits Public Test Realms

The latest patch from World of Warcraft, update 4.2, is now available on public test realms.  WoW update 4.2 brings some major changes to the World of Warcraft such as a new raid, legendary questline, daily quest hub update, major story developments, interface enhancements and much more.

New Raid – The Firelands

Players will have the opportunity to turn the tide in the Firelands, a huge outdoor raid of the highest difficulty, with 10-person and 25-person normal and Heroic modes.  Those who dare accept the challenge will face six unique bosses that stand between you and the reinvigorated Ragnaros.

New Legendary Questline

A new epic quest that will challenge those daring enough to complete the legendary staff Dragonwrath, Tarecgosa’s Rest.  The great staff duplicates destructive magics, and also bestows upon its wielder the ability to transform into a member of the Blue Dragonflight.  However those who complete the staff won’t be the only ones to receive a reward. Upon completion of the staff all guild members will receive a unique non-combat pet to call their own.

New Daily Quests Areas – The Regrowth and Molten Front

Players will have the opportunity to test their mettle at two new daily quest areas known as the Regrowth and Molten Front.  They are located in the fertile hillsides of Mount Hyjal and the burning depths of the Firelands.  These areas will offer an unprecedented amount of daily solo content for level-85 players to enjoy — including over 60 new quests, four “unlockable” iLevel 365 gear vendors, and a world that evolves right before your eyes.

Major Story Developments

It is rumored that Thrall, former warchief and shaman, has been struck down by a powerful Twilight’s Hammer agent and cast into the four domains of Elemental Plane.  Patch 4.2 will reveal the fate of one of Azeroth’s greatest champions.

Full 4.2 update details can be found on the official Blizzard site.