WoW Patch 4.3 roars in tomorrow, plus patch DL reminders

The conclusion to the Deathwing saga begins tomorrow with the official launch of World of Warcraft Patch 4.3.

The regular Tuesday maintenance on November 29 will signal the release of the content-heavy update, said Blizzard community manager Bashiok in a confirmation blog post. He also has a few reminders when downloading the patch tomorrow:

  • Realms will be unavailable from 3:00 a.m. PST until approximately 11:00 a.m. PST.
  • If your launcher states “World of Warcraft is up to date. Downloading data for the next update” please allow the Background Downloader to continue downloading the 4.3 data.
  • If your launcher only states “World of Warcraft is up to date” then you’ve already obtained the 4.3 pre-download data and will only need a small update before logging in.

Rumored to be the final major content update for the Cataclysm expansion, Patch 4.3 ushers in:

These bucket list features should prove popular despite their WoW Gold cost.

Some fans predicted Blizzard to use Patch 4.3 as a buffer against Star Wars: the Old Republic, but it seems Blizzard blinked first and decided to steer clear of what is setting up to be the biggest MMO launch in recent memory. Our SWTOR Credits is on the success of the mega beta test over the weekend, which confirmed the immense popularity of the sci-fi game.

How about it, Tooners – will you be playing Patch 4.3 or are you holding out for SWTOR coming in a few weeks?