World of Warcraft’s 5th expansion, Warlords of Draenor, makes some pretty significant changes to the decade old game. The expansion redesigns the character models, strips classes of classic abilities and takes out a lot of complex game systems. One of those systems, item upgrading, is being completely removed from the game during patch 6.0. Item upgrading allows high level characters to essentially level up their items, making them more powerful in the process. Blizzard’s Technical Game Designer, Chad Nervig, clarified via twitter.


Once patch 6.0 is released item upgrades will no loner exist. However, if you manage to upgrade your items before the patch is released, you’ll be able to keep those upgrades. Warlords of Draenor is currently in alpha testing and is set to be released sometime in 2014.

Source(s): WoW Insider, Twitter (1)(2)

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