WoW: Talks With NetEase – Patch 9.1 will be available on June 30th (Rumor).
Yan Liang (Yan Liang), a streamer for Douyu, talks about finding out the release date of WoW Shadowlands patch 9.1 during a dinner with NetEase, a Chinese WoW operator. According to his information patch 9.1 will be released in China July 1 and in Europe June 30. This statement should be considered a rumor as Blizzard has not yet made an official statement. Below are the clips.
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According to icyveins.com translations the three stream extracts say the following:
"A Douyu employee and me learned of the release date for 9.1 the same day."
"Some NetEase employees had been in WuHan so I went to dinner with them and that's how they told me about the release date of 9.1 on July 1."
"Who told you about the release date?" [Employee nickname]. Are you even familiar with [employee name]? You don't even know this person."
If the leak about BC Classic on June 1, 2020 is true, a late June patch 9.1 release would be in line with Blizzard’s concept. In an interview, Game Director Ion Hazzikostas stated that they are trying not to overlap Classic content with retail patches.
This scenario would allow BC Classic players to relax for a month and then take the time to check out patch 9.1 at June's end. At this point, a 9.1 release on June 30 seems realistic. The PTR has not yet brought to life the new Korthia zone, and at least two bosses from the Sanctum of Domination raid are yet to be tested. This assumes that the raid tests will go smoothly. The megadungeon Tazavesh is still not played.