By Andrew Dodson on April 18, 2015 at 2:45am
With the latest 6.2 patch to the popular MMO "World of Warcraft," Blizzard is taking an interesting step forward with the development of the game.
By going backwards.
They're calling it "Timewalking," and with it, Blizzard hopes to revitalize the MMO's endgame by making it possible for players to go back and redo the old dungeons that they conquered years ago - with some added difficulty, of course.
In Patch 6.2, we’re introducing seven different weekend events that will run from noon Friday through noon Monday every week. Two of those events will be Timewalking weekends, in which you’ll be able to queue up for a randomly selected old-school dungeon with a new sort of “heroic” difficulty: When you Timewalk these dungeons, you’ll find that your character’s power and gear has been scaled down to a fraction of what they normally are. For the first time in years, some dungeons you outgrew long ago will once more put your skills to the test.
Players won't just go back to old dungeons for nostalgia sake, though. With these Timewalking events, loot in the dungeon will be scaled up to match your current character's level - so that sword that you picked up and was good at level 40 will suddenly have use again for a character in the 70s.
The Timewalking events that you'll be eligible for will depend on your current character's level. Characters 71 and up will have access to content from the "Burning Crusade" and characters 81 and up will have access to dungeons from "The Wrath of the Lich King."
6.2 Patch Notes