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WoW Classic: How to access Phase Four on the PTR

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WoW Classic: How to access Phase Four on the PTR

Blizzard are allowing WoW Classic players to access the test realms (PTRs) for Phase 4 of the game, just prior to its deployment. New features include the Zul'Gurub raid and the Arathi Battlefield.

WoW Classic: How to access Phase Four on the PTR

With the upcoming deployment of Phase Four of the WoW Classic Progressive Content Deployment, Blizzard has chosen to offer players the ability to access test realms (PTRs). This means that you now have the ability to install these directly from the launcher and try out the content for the next content update.

Ideally, the PTR is designed to allow players to let Blizzard know if they have any issues with the new content in a given patch before it is deployed.

Installing the PTR

To be able to play on the PTR you need to:

  • Open the launcher
  • In the World of Warcraft tab, get in the version menu
  • Select PTR: World of Warcraft: Classic

The setup is about 500 MB if WoW Classic is already installed on your computer.

Create or copy a character on the PTR

Once the installation is complete, simply launch the game. You will then be offered two servers:

  • Classic PTR Realm 1: PvP
  • Classic PTR Realm 2: PVE

Choosing one or the other has no real impact unless you want to play with friends on either one, in which case you will have to choose it carefully. However, it is important to note that the first server is PvP, while the second is PVE!

Creating a character

Creating a character here is as easy as on the live server:

  • Press create a character
  • Choose the race you want to play
  • Choose the sex of your character
  • Select a class
  • Customize your character as you see fit
  • Insert a name for your new avatar
  • Press accept
World of Warcraft: Classic
World of Warcraft: Classic

How to copy a character

To copy a character from the WoW Classic live servers to the PTR, follow these steps:

Important: This is only a character copy, your character will remain as it is on the live servers of WoW Classic, there is no risk!

  • Press copy character
  • Choose the region your character is currently located in
  • Select the character you want to copy
  • Press Copy
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World of Warcraft: Classic
World of Warcraft: Classic

Note: If your character does not appear in the list of copyable characters, there are two possibilities:

  • Your character is not level 10 or higher. Only characters that are at least level 10 can be copied.
  • Your WoW Classic account has been incorrectly copied by the game. Simply click on Copy Data to retrieve a copy of all the characters in your account.
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