Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 Background Download Begins!
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
To help you get prepared for the upcoming Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 release, we’ve uploaded the patch data to the background downloader. By downloading the patch in advance, you’ll be ready to get in-game and start playing as soon as the expansion goes live!

If you have issues during this process, you can find help to resolve them on the support site here.

You can adjust your download settings within the Battle.net desktop app by clicking on the Battle.net symbol and selecting “Settings” from the menu. Under Game Install/Update you’ll be able to adjust your download options for each of your games and enable or disable the background download, adjust the rate for your download, or pause it if you have a restriction on daily downloads

System Requirements for Warlords of Draenor
New system requirements have been posted and we took a look at how they compare to the old ones. If you are ready to upgrade, you can take a look at our latest Setup of the Month or ask for assistance on the Computer Forums.

Minimum
  • Intel CPU: Pentium D increased to Intel Core2 Duo E6600
  • AMD CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 increased to AMD Phenom X3 8750
  • Drive Space: 25 GB increased to 35 GB.
  • Nvidia GPU: GeForce 6800 increased to GeForce 8800 GT
  • AMD GPU: Radeon X1600 Pro increased to Radeon HD 4850

Recommended
  • Intel CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz increased to Intel Core i5 2400
  • AMD CPU: Athlon™ 64 X2 2.6GHz increased to AMD FX-4100
  • Nvidia GPU: GeForce 8800 GT increased to GTX 470
  • AMD GPU: Radeon HD 4830 increased to Radeon HD 5870

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
To make sure you’re prepared for Warlords of Draenor, we wanted to share with you the minimum and recommended system requirements for playing the expansion.

Minimum System Requirements:

PC:
Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows7/Windows8 (latest Service Pack)
Intel Core2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 3000

Mac:
OS X 10.8
Intel Core 2 Duo
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT or ATI Radeon HD 4850

PC/Mac:
35 GB available HD space
2 GB RAM
Broadband Internet connection
Keyboard/mouse
DVD-ROM drive
1024×768 minimum display resolution

Recommended Specifications

PC/Mac:
4 GB RAM
Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel

PC:
Windows 7/Windows 8 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
Intel Core i5 2400 or AMD FX-4100 or better
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470, ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better

Mac:
OS X 10.9 (or latest version)
Intel Core i5 or better
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M or ATI Radeon HD 6750M or better

Blue Tweets
It looks like we might see some of the unused armor color variants in the future with the transmog revamp!
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Classes
Death Knight (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Clarification: http://t.co/xTKddHt4dr Does the 5% strength for Fallen Crusader apply to Frost only? Or both Unholy and Frost?
That's a Frost perk. (Celestalon)

Shaman (Forums / Skills / WoD Talent Calculator)
Storm Elemental abilities now do 15% & 30% rather than 215% & 428%. Possible change to inherited SP for elemental pets?
Yes, they inherit 100% SP now. (Celestalon)

Art
Honestly I am getting sick of this topic never being answered so I'll ask once more. Will the wep size on fem humans be reduced?
No (holinka)

....Sorry for the novel -cough-
You'll likely see many more variants of things used when the transmog revamp happens (Muffinus)
As in it'll be part of the system to acquire alternative skins, or a whole bunch of pieces are being put in? TY 4 response btw
Not decided yet, we'll have more info eventually (Muffinus)

Character / Items
With the removal of the legendary chain. Will the vender that sells cloaks for os be going too?
The cloak/metagem/etc. vendor will remain accessible to those who have unlocked those items via quests (WatcherDev)

Achievements
Any news on this?
The Sinestra FoS has been unattainable since Mists. Same deal for the Ra-den one once Draenor unlocks. (WatcherDev)

PvP
any idea of what the rating requirements for WoD elite gear is gonna be?
2200 (holinka)

chants appear to be 2.4 tabard 2.6 on beta. Maybe nothing for 2k?
Gear: 2200, Enchant 2400 Tabard/Cloak: 2600 (holinka)

Is blacklisting going away in WoD? Just heard this on the forums, but you know rumors..
Blacklisting is staying. Call to Arms is going away. (holinka)

Garrisons
if you build the "Enchanting" building in your garrision do you get the ability to disenchant or do you still need an alt?
You get a disenchanting font for disenchanting all of the things! (Muffinus)

So I'm exalted wit the Exodar, and I have a Level 3 Barracks for Draenei guards. What happens if I change out the Barracks?
You keep your guards, but need to make your 'rax again if you want to change them again. (Muffinus)
This article was originally published in forum thread: Patch 6.0.2 on the Background Downloader, New System Requirements, Blue Tweets started by chaud View original post
Comments 36 Comments
  1. Fairgeltung's Avatar
    Finally
  1. Somebody's Avatar
    You'll likely see many more variants of things used when the transmog revamp happens (Muffinus)
    I like the sound of this.


    *crosses fingers for color variants working retroactively*
  1. Zeerus's Avatar
    Not seeing anything on my downloader.
  1. Kinkiey's Avatar
    soo when will the patch actually be live then ?
  1. Vishudhara's Avatar
    normally approx a month before exp release, so looking like around second week in Oct for Pre patch.
  1. tacosarecool's Avatar
    no later than mid oct i think
  1. Schwert's Avatar
    It's like they're trying to encourage people to exploit in PvP.
  1. addlemanc's Avatar
    I have an AMD Phenom 9550, will that be just over the min req?
  1. ejpaints's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vishudhara View Post
    normally approx a month before exp release, so looking like around second week in Oct for Pre patch.
    I hope you're wrong, just b/c I want it next week so I can stop running the torture through boredom that is SoO.
  1. mikkis2k's Avatar
    So glad i just installed a GTX970
  1. Kr3m3's Avatar
    That's a pretty dramatic jump in recommended specs! But expected!
  1. McFrotton's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mikkis2k View Post
    So glad i just installed a GTX970
    JUST ONE SACRILEGE! This baby is made to be SLI'ed!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by Kr3m3 View Post
    That's a pretty dramatic jump in recommended specs! But expected!
    They are transitionning to a new engine I think.
  1. MMKing's Avatar
    Hopefully more work will be pushed to the GPU, freeing the CPU to push 60+ FPS on max settings in 25 man raids.

    I find it extremely weird Blizzard points to 8 year old GPUs as the minimum spec to play WOW.

    Rough translation to more modern hardware.

    Required:
    Nvidia GPU: 740GT, shoud be even more powerful than the 8800GT. Also look out for Nvidias 900 lineup to produce some budget cards.
    Intel CPU: Any i3 dual core from current generation should be outperforming the old Core 2 duos.
    AMD GPU: AMD R7 240 should outperform the HD 4850 easily.
    AMD CPU: Any AM3+ quad core should outperform Blizzards minimum recommended.

    Recommended:
    Nvidia GPU: GTX750 or GTX750 Ti should be adequate. Look out for Nvidias GTX950 / GTX950 Ti once they are released.
    Intel CPU: Any I5/7 quad core from current generation should perform beyond the one Blizzard recommends.
    AMD GPU: Somewhere between 260x and 270x i believe.
    AMD CPU: Blizzard actually listed a modern CPU.

    An additional comment on storage requirement. People who took some advice 1-3 years ago may have heard some muttering about fitting Windows + WOW on a 60GB SSD. Sadly this is no longer the case with Blizzards 10GB addition to the game. On the positive side, 120GB today is cheaper than 60GB was 3 years ago. 120GB can be bought for the low price of 60-80 USD, while a 240GB goes for 100-120USD. Plenty of room for low pay, to the point where i run a 500GB ssd and nothing else.

    Blizzards recent approach to using more of the graphics card in the game is a welcome one. Earlier you would spend all your money on a powerful CPU and throw what was left on a graphics card. This approach meant you could play MMOs, RTS and other CPU intensive games well. But not much else, first person and third person games were pretty much thrown out the window as they focus much more on graphical fidelity than MMOs. Hopefully you can now get away with around 50% CPU, 50% GPU and still play WOW and every other game without selling your kidney.

    These changes will go unnoticed for the though. My chair and table cost more than PS4/XBONE and my screen cost more than most spend on their computer.
  1. Radoleg's Avatar
    So game that use 1 CPU core recommends 4 core CPU? How ironic! In some specific situations WOW cpu usage can climb up to 2 cores, but still, i highly doubt that WOD will use 4 cores fully.
  1. Hugh Wattmate's Avatar
    it can use more than 1 core :P It just uses the CPU very poorly.
  1. Evermoon's Avatar
    so...if i have nvidia GT 530 does that mean i'm screwed for WoD ? :/ (complete noob at this sort of ...stuff)
  1. Paula Deen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Evermoon View Post
    so...if i have nvidia GT 530 does that mean i'm screwed for WoD ? :/ (complete noob at this sort of ...stuff)
    If you can play WoW now at any framerate above 10, you can play WoW in WoD, more than likely at a higher frame rate than you could now.
  1. Evermoon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Paula Deen View Post
    If you can play WoW now at any framerate above 10, you can play WoW in WoD, more than likely at a higher frame rate than you could now.
    i'm at constant 60fps (have it set to 60being the max frame rate. with a mixture of medium+high graphics settings. the only thing i have on fair is the particle density - mostly because it hurts my eyes if it's too intense)

    thank you tho. got a bit scared >_<
  1. Hugh Wattmate's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Evermoon View Post
    i'm at constant 60fps (have it set to 60being the max frame rate. with a mixture of medium+high graphics settings. the only thing i have on fair is the particle density - mostly because it hurts my eyes if it's too intense)

    thank you tho. got a bit scared >_<
    Put it this way when i built my current PC i did not have a GPU right away just onboard one 4600HD and i could play WoD beta in raids above 18fps on "Good/High" just fine.
  1. Meestercat's Avatar
    Perhaps I can use this information to persuade my wife to let me upgrade my (rather long in the tooth) gaming PC... *Steeples fingers, raises an eyebrow*

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