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World of Warcraft 6.1 has a racing minigame in the trunk

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft players are hardly short on frivolous diversions as it is, but the next patch for one of the best MMORPGs on PC is set to be a hotbed of divergent frivolity. Level 100 players will gain access to the self-explanatory WoW S.E.L.F.I.E camera – and Darkmoon Faire island will add a race event to its list of attractions.

The race challenge is a timed, there-and-back-again checkpoint dash. It’s a simple affair that sees one player steer a special racing mount through a series of posts as quickly as they can.

Randomly dropped electrical wires can stun racers and halt their progress – but sprint boots, leaping gear and a ‘jump to banner’ key aid them in their efforts.

Watch YouTuber zetzek run through the course on the Public Test Realm:

Things are likely to get more complicated once the patch lands, and other players are ready to step in and interfere. Do you expect you’ll stick a +3 oar in?