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Access to 5.0.1 PTR and Mists of Pandaria Beta
Patch 5.0.1 is right around the corner on test realms! It also means that the release of MoP isn't too far either.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
We will soon begin public testing of patch 5.0.1 of World of Warcraft, a patch that will precede the Mists of Pandaria release, and includes many features and functions that are new to the game.

We encourage all players who wish to test patch 5.0.1 with us to take careful note of the following:

  • It will not be possible to access the 5.0.1 PTR realms with a game account that accesses the Mists of Pandaria Beta.
  • If a game account has been flagged with a Mists of Pandaria Beta license, it can only be used to enter Beta realms.
  • This limitation is on each World of Warcraft license, and is not Battle.net account-based.
  • While testing 5.0.1, players will not be able to access zones or content that is a part of the Mists of Pandaria expansion.

Thank you for your continued support of our testing and tuning process. We look forward to seeing you in-game.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Access to 5.0.1 PTR and Mists of Pandaria Beta started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 193 Comments
  1. Edlarel's Avatar
    So happy for this; how long can we expect between PTR and live?
  1. greenn's Avatar
    hells yeah
  1. Cebel's Avatar
    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
  1. Tomana's Avatar
    By all that is holy! (c)
  1. Xethorsiph's Avatar
    It begins...
  1. Gingercrab's Avatar
    So nobody with the annual pass can go on the PTR..? D:
  1. Furby's Avatar
    Exciting stuff. I wonder how balanced things will feel.
  1. Milkshake86's Avatar
    3 months til PTR is live @ 5.0.1 and 1 month following for MOP, so 4 months
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Why does this sound like the PTR and Beta logins will access the same game servers?
  1. Treelife's Avatar
    Good thing I didn't sign up to the AP then. Being able to use my brother's Beta and my own for this ftw.
  1. lagmoose's Avatar
    Well, I guess this means a release date is not far off!
  1. Laminir's Avatar
    I still dont get this....what kind of account do you need to acces 5.0.1?
  1. Grandta's Avatar
    Praise the Titans!
  1. Edlarel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gingercrab View Post
    So nobody with the annual pass can go on the PTR..? D:
    Technically, you are correct. If you don't have a second account in some capacity, you will not be able to playtest the 5.0.1 PTR. Keep in mind, though that you really can if you want, just go on the beta with an 85 toon and lock his/her experience. then get some groups with others like that and run Cata content. Bam, same diff.
  1. Gingercrab's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Edlarel View Post
    Technically, you are correct. If you don't have a second account in some capacity, you will not be able to playtest the 5.0.1 PTR. Keep in mind, though that you really can if you want, just go on the beta with an 85 toon and lock his/her experience. then get some groups with others like that and run Cata content. Bam, same diff.
    That isn't really true!

    They'll be testing the 5.0.1 pre-expansion event on the PTR.. you can't do that on the beta!
  1. Edlarel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gingercrab View Post
    That isn't really true!

    They'll be testing the 5.0.1 pre-expansion event on the PTR.. you can't do that on the beta!
    Good point, I hadn't considered that. /shrug oh well. I'm sure plenty of us will post about it here.
  1. Slowpoke is a Gamer's Avatar
    There you guys go. Those not in Beta can at least test the new talents.
  1. egrus's Avatar
    nice news I dont care if its 1-4 months to MoP, i just want a game with as few bugs as possible.
  1. Aoyi's Avatar
    I think this is a nice way to do it to give people who didn't get to play the beta something to test as well. I'm in the beta, so no PTR for me, but I already have plenty to do in here as it is.
  1. silver9172's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Milkshake86 View Post
    3 months til PTR is live @ 5.0.1 and 1 month following for MOP, so 4 months
    They already said the 5.0.1 pre MoP build will only be out for about 2 weeks prior to release, so 3 months and 2 weeks.

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