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World of Warcraft's best upcoming feature is a big roller coaster

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Forget about new allied races like the Kul Tirans and the Zandalari trolls, the most important new feature coming to World of Warcraft (opens in new tab) with the 8.1.5 update—now available for testing in the PTR, if you can get in—is undoubtedly the Darkmoon Faire’s new roller coaster. 

I was hoping to film the ride today, but I’ve not been able to get into the PTR all afternoon, so watch some PoV footage courtesy of OgreJoe on YouTube. Check it out above.

The spooky Darkmoon Faire is a World of Warcraft mainstay that takes place during the first week of every month, letting you muck around and win tickets that can be spent on special rewards, including heirlooms and fancy transmog gear.  

Once 8.1.5 is on the live servers, or if you can get into the PTR, you’ll notice a huge, rickety roller coaster in middle of the area. It’s hard to miss, thanks to the massive, ominous eyeball sitting at its peak. It certainly won’t miss you. 

Stan Lee also appeared in the PTR (opens in new tab) recently, patrolling Stormwind Keep.

The update doesn’t have a release date yet. 

Fraser Brown
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Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long or talking about his dog.