World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor – The Iron Tide patch coming very soon

Blizzard announced on their official blog that the pre-expansion 6.0.2 Iron Tide patch for World Of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor will be landing in Azeroth on Wednesday, this October 15th. This pre-launch patch is quite huge, featuring extensive skills and abilities updates for every class, multiple game adjustments, and fixes for many quests and raids. On top of these, developers have added some major goodies which fans will surely be very grateful for – new character models, an optimized Group finder with pre-established groups, a quest log and an inventory overhaul. The standout addition to the patch is The Iron Horde incursion world event. The Iron Tide introduction goes like this:

“The Dark Portal in the Blasted Lands has turned blood red. Hundreds of strange-looking orcs are violently pouring into Azeroth, killing everything that stands in their path. Nethergarde and Okril’lon have already fallen, and while the Horde and the Alliance moved as quickly as they could to get reinforcements to their people, they are too late. The Iron Horde invasion has begun. In this desperate hour, King Wrynn and Warchief Vol’jin have called upon their greatest champions to join the front lines in the Blasted Lands and do whatever they can to stop the Iron Horde … before the rest of Azeroth falls before them.” Warlords of Draenor will have more surprises in store – the Infiltration of the Blackrock Spire is one of them, and it’s described like this: “An advance party of Iron Horde forces has barged right out of the Blasted Lands and pushed all the way to Blackrock Mountain, where they found refuge and supplies in Upper Blackrock Spire. There can be only one response: the Alliance and the Horde of Azeroth must face this iron incursion head on.”

This is a revamped five-player version of the Upper Blackrock Spire that will be made available to level 90 characters for a limited period of time. The Blackrock Spire will set the stage for the coming counterstrike against the Iron Horde. Here, players will be battling Orebender Gor’ashan, Kyrak, and Commander Tharbek as they will be taking the fight to the enemy’s backyard; perfecting their combat skills and honing their blades to emerge victorious from the foreign land of the beasts. As stated above, The Iron Tide patch is set to launch this October 15, while Warlords of Draenor (the fifth WoW expansion pack) will land on November 13. Visit for more info on the 6.0.2 patch.