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World of Warcraft to make old dungeons relevant again

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Lich King

They say you can never go home again. They don't really mention whether you can return to old dungeons. Blizzard hopes you can, and will try to tempt you back with the upcoming 6.2 patch. It's set to add a new event type: Timewalking.

"In Patch 6.2, we’re introducing seven different weekend events that will run from noon Friday through noon Monday every week," writes Blizzard (opens in new tab). "Two of those events will be Timewalking weekends, in which you’ll be able to queue up for a randomly selected old-school dungeon with a new sort of “heroic” difficulty."

When you're doing the Timewalk, your character's power and gear will be scaled down. "For the first time in years," writes Blizzard, "some dungeons you outgrew long ago will once more put your skills to the test."

Naturally, there'd be no point in any of this is the loot wasn't scaled up in response. Blizzard uses the example of King Ymiron's Red Sword of Courage—obtained by completing Utgarde Pinnacle—and say it will "scale up to an item level appropriate for use at your level".

Timewalk events will be available from level 71 for Burning Crusade dungeons, and level 81 for Wrath of the Lich King dungeons.

Phil Savage
Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.