In case you’re wondering why a World of Warcraft patch is noteworthy, this is the big Cataclysmy one. The Shattering of Azeroth has occurred, completely changing the landscape and quest content of the old world realms.
That’s not it, either. New race / class combinations are now possible, the experience required to go from level 71 to 80 has been reduced by 20%, the intro movie and login screen have been changed, and hundreds of other changes to games and classes have been tweaked.
Check below for the full patch notes, and dive right in to check out all the new content. Cataclysm, which contains two new races and starting zones, will ship on December 7.