The testing is finally over; Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft’s patch 3.1 is going live today, and to kick off this latest content patch, another cinematic has been released.
Theshows off a lot of the inside of Ulduar, some of the bosses in action and progresses the story. Blizzard has said that it intends to release a short movie with each ‘chapter’ of the Lich King expansion.
Patch 3.1, earlierfor release today, introduces many new features to WoW; Dual talent specs, which allow players to swap between two different roles. Many new UI improvements are being introduced, including a re-vamped ‘Looking For Group’ system. Players can also take part in the Argent Tournament, a new jousting contest with rich rewards, a new system which Blizzard promises will bring more to the game at a later date.
Another massive improvement to the WoW, one which fans have been crying out for almost since the game launched, is dungeon maps. It’s only for Wrath of the Lich King maps so far, but it will be a great help to traversing some of the more complicated dungeons.
US players will be waking up to Patch 3.1 during the day, Europeans will have to wait until tomorrow, the download starts at around 2am tomorrow morning.