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WoW: Waiting for patch 9.2 - PTR build 42257 no "release candidate

Today, Wednesday, February 09, 2022, a new PTR build for the test server of WoW Shadowlands patch 9.2 was applied. In it, there are changes for some class specializations and tier sets. However, build 42257 is again not a "release candidate". This means that we have to be patient for at least two more weeks until the release of patch 9.2 for WoW: Shadowlands.

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Mike Ybarra writes on Twitter

that he already has the numbers 9 and 2 in mind. Either he looked at the calendar (because 09 February) or he wants to tease us with patch 9.2. In the comments to this tweet he can only put us off with a "soon" as date. Also interesting:10

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What does "release candidate" mean?

A "release candidate" in World of Warcraft (buy now ) is the status of the test server, which is one of the last builds and in its current form can soon be uploaded to the live server. The past has shown that it usually takes two weeks from the "release candidate" to the live patch.
WoW: Waiting for patch 9.2 continues - PTR build 42257 no release candidate (1) Source: buffed
You can tell if it's a normal build (like version 42257 is now) or the "release candidate" by going to the PTR login screen and looking at the build number at the bottom left of the screen. Only with the additional word "Release" behind the number string is it clear that this is the final PTR build.

However, it has also happened that the "release candidate" of a WoW patch has been running on the test realm for longer than two weeks. If serious errors have crept into the last build, the test period is sometimes extended by another week.

In the case of patch 9.2, this means that a February release is becoming increasingly unlikely. A patch date for Tuesday/Wednesday is no longer possible in February after these two weeks. What do you think, when will WoW Shadowlands patch 9.2 be released? We are curious about your opinion in the comments

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