Blizzard incentivises revisiting old dungeons with Timewalking

World of Warcraft 6.2 Timewalking

World of Warcraft patch 6.2 is now live in the Public Test Realm. Blizzard revealed the 6.2 PTR patch notes yesterday, but kept one new feature under their hats until now: Timewalking. 6.2 introduces seven weekend events, and two of those events will be Timewalking weekends, where you’ll be able to venture into old-school dungeons with a new difficulty. 

During Timewalking weekends, a random assortment of old dungeons will get a new heroic mode, scaling down your characters’ powers and gear so that they pose a challenge even if you’ve hit the level cap. Your characters will still retain all of their abilities, however.

If the ability to revisit old dungeons and still experience a challenge isn’t enough to inspire you to queue up for them, then the rewards might. Blizzard’s fiddling with almost every piece of loot in these dungeons and scaling them up. It doesn’t matter if the dungeon is normally for level 60s, the loot you get will be appropriate for your level.

Burning Crusade dungeons will be available to Timewalkers who are level 71 or higher, while Wrath of the Lich King Dungeons will open up to level 81 Timewalkers, and they’ll only be available for three day days on specific weekends.

In the PTR, 10 dungeons are going to be tested, including Gundrak, Utgarde Pinnacle and The Slave Pens. The PTR is live now, so you can check the new content out by copying your character and downloading the test client.