World of Warcraft fans can now prime themselves in advance for the 6.1 update which releases next week.

Following all the recent 6.1 feature posts, Blizzard is almost ready to release the WoW 6.1 patch. This evening Blizzard pushed the patch live on their BattleNet app and it’s now available as a background download so you’ll be able to start playing as soon as the 6.1 update goes live. Make sure your BattleNet desktop app is all set correctly to take the download by checking the “Settings” in the menu. If the update doesn’t kick in then restart the BattleNet desktop app and it should be good to go.

The 6.1 update is quite a tasty patch with the anti-aliasing and lighting updates which look great, optional Twitter integration to annoy your Twitter followers, selfies, the Heirloom system, the Blood Elf character model update, and enhanced colourblind support.

There’s quite a number of new features included in this patch although the addition of selfies just makes the game even more immersion breaking than it’s already become. I mean selfies? In the fantasy World of Warcraft universe? Whatever next? I don’t think anything is off limits any more in WoW.

The patch will go live on 25 February.

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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