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World of Warcraft: Patch 8.1 is ready for download

The next big patch for World of Warcraft will be released soon. We’ll show you how to download it now.

Patch 8.1 Tides of Vengeance has been in development for many months. The new update of World of Warcraft is almost done, because in a few days the patch will be published officially. The fact that the work is almost complete is also reflected in the fact that the patch can already be downloaded. This eliminates a long wait on the patch day.

How big is the 8.1 patch? The upcoming update for Battle for Azeroth is pretty big, even for WoW ratios. With 16.5 GB of new data, the patch neatly consumes memory from the hard drive and takes several hours to download in the case of poor Internet connections. If you want to start directly on the patch day, the 12th of December, you should download the patch now.

How to start the WoW background download?

To download the patch early, you need to do the following steps.



  • Launch the Battle.net software.
  • Select the menu item “World of Warcraft” and click on the gear for “Options” and select “Game Settings”.
  • Now select the submenu “Installation & Updates” and scroll down to the entry “Game Updates”.
  • Scroll down and enter “Network bandwidth” in both fields “0 KB/s” to set the download speed to “unlimited”.
  • Confirm with “Done”.

Written by: J.P.

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