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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 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 191 Comments
  1. Pavez's Avatar
    Finally ! my life is complete
  1. Soukosa's Avatar
    The blue post regarding PTR access is rather badly worded. What its stating is that you can't use the WoW account that was created for you to access the beta and you'll have to use another one for the normal PTR. Those that have been on the normal PTR realms before will already have one. Those who haven't can easily make one. When you both types, both accounts will show up in the PTR and beta clients but the PTR account will always go to the PTR realms and the beta one will always go to the beta realms irregardless of which client you use.

    They should have just stated that those with beta access will need to make sure they have a normal PTR account set up as the beta one won't work for it.
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gingercrab View Post
    The PTR is testing the 5.0.1 patch. Which means they'll be testing the pre-expansion event. You can't do that on beta.
    Who says they can't enable that event on Beta, too? As it takes place in Kal/EK - the only significant changes to those continents were the Pandaren NPCs in the capitals (and maybe some out in the wild, though I only heard of that in pre-beta previews) though I even believe that unlike Cata, but like WotLK and BC, the world will already be in "Mists mode" with 5.0, we're just without access to expansion content until it is released.
  1. Faylinn's Avatar
    Getting closer!
  1. mmoc09a309d1ff's Avatar
    i estimate first days of oct (tuesday 9th) any longer will be too much...
    they will probably announce it in gamescon on 19th aug 2012 with the release of the trailer.
  1. mmocd76284f6fb's Avatar
    People who are in BETA are testing Panderia Zones and Panderian Race
    The PTR is for the EVENT PATCH that happens BEFORE Panderia goes live

    2 Seperate testing options - dont get all excited too much as you wont be rolling level 1 Pandas in the PTR - you will get to see all the new spells and changes but not what they are seeing on the BETA servers.
  1. Leniox's Avatar
    When is the patch going to come up on PTR???? When is PTR going to finally be back up?
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Leniox View Post
    When is the patch going to come up on PTR???? When is PTR going to finally be back up?
  1. mmoc9c479a9763's Avatar
    PTR's down atm?
  1. Fatowl's Avatar
    I hope SOON is like tuesday or something
  1. vladamh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pavez View Post
    Finally ! my life is complete
    hahahah good one

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