World of Warcraft patched as ‘the Cataclysm’ approaches

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World of Warcraft players will no doubt be aware that something big is heading their way very soon in the form of a world-shattering event, as the Dragon Aspect Deathwing readies himself to wreak absolute chaos and change the land of Azeroth forever.

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The Cataclysm expansion pack for World of Warcraft will bring all of this about, and more, on December 7th, but before then players will need to grab the latest patch for the game to bring it to version 4.03, and prepare yourself for Cataclysm.

The patch not only includes heaps and tons of a updates, fixes, balance changes and graphical improvements, but also features ‘The Shattering of Azeroth’ event, which you can read about below.

Blizzard Entertainment sure knows ‘epic’!

Look out for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm on December 7th, and if you’re in the right areas of the world, perhaps you might care to visit one of the many launch events happening around the globe:

The Shattering of Azeroth

“In the frigid wastes of Northrend, the final battle against the merciless Lich King ended in victory for Azeroth’s defenders. Upon returning home, veterans of the unforgiving conflict against the Scourge were showered with praise for their valiant sacrifices, while the honorable dead were mourned. Yet as hope flared anew in the wake of the Lich King’s fall, Azeroth’s native elemental spirits grew confused and erratic, setting off a series of deadly natural disasters. Horde and Alliance leaders scrambled for clues about the troubling state of the world, but nothing could have prepared them for what was to come.

“Without warning, the corrupted Dragon Aspect, Deathwing, erupted from the stone heart of Deepholm, the domain of earth within the Elemental Plane. Jagged fissures were torn across the earth, and monstrous waves pummeled coastal regions. From Thousand Needles to the Blasted Lands, the surface of Azeroth was reforged through violent upheavals. Now, the Horde and the Alliance must defend their homes against Deathwing and his minions, burdened by the unsettling fact that the world as they know it has changed… forever.”

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