World of Warcraft Classic: Season of Discovery

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World of Warcraft Classic: Season of Discovery
Developer(s) Blizzard Entertainment
  Portion of Team 2
Publisher(s) Blizzard Entertainment
Platforms Microsoft Windows, macOS
Release
  • WW: November 30, 2023
Latest release 1.15.0
Genre(s) Season
Classic chronology

Season of Mastery
(2021)
Classic
(2023)

World of Warcraft Classic: Season of Discovery (abbreviated as SOD) is the second seasonal launch of World of Warcraft: Classic, focused on giving seasoned players the opportunity to find new secrets and shake up the meta by adding additional class options such as warlock and shaman tanks.

Release

The season launched on 30 November 2023. In order to preserve the sense of discovery, there was no PTR for Season of Discovery.[1]

Here is an unofficial list of content plans:

  • Phase 1 (Launch): Level cap at 25, Blackfathom Deeps raid, and Battle for Ashenvale (World PvP).
  • Phase 2 (Feb 8, 2024): Level cap at 40, Gnomeregan raid, new runes, Blood Moon PvP event.[2]
  • Phase 3 (Spring 2024): Level cap at 50, new runes, and a new raid.[3]
  • Phase 4 (Summer 2024): Level cap at 60, new runes, and end game activities.[3]
  • Phase 5 (Autumn 2024): End game content updates.[3]

Changes

Narrative changes

After its announcement there was speculation whether or not Season of Discovery existed as a retcon or alternate timeline to the original World of Warcraft: Classic. At a Community Council Q&A there was confirmation that it would be neither: SoD exists with a "found photograph" narrative, that further contextualizes the characters and places from Classic without altering or reframing things in any dramatic fashion.[5]

References