Pre-Warlords of Draenor Patch Arrives October 14th

If you're a World of Warcraft player, or a player of any MMORPG really, then you'll know it's very commonplace to have a pre-expansion event to both build hype and bridge gaps for upcoming content. After weeks of speculation, the new pre-patch for World of Warcraft's fifth expansion, Warlords of Draenor, has been confirmed to be ready to go live next Tuesday. The story side of it has everything to do with the dreaded Dark Portal once more, the gateway to Outland now showing peculiar changes in it.

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.

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.

The new pre-patch is designed to give players a new story driven questline leading up to the actual launch of Warlords of Draenor, a limited-time level 90 version of the classic dungeon Upper Blackrock Spire, and those who complete the event will earn a new title, new pet, and of course the included bragging rights of being around for another pre-patch event.