Patch 4.3: Leveling 71-80 will be shorter

Blizzard community manager Zarhym is having a grand old time on Twitter this afternoon answering players’ various questions about the game. One user asked if Blizzard will make any improvements to the time it takes to reach the level cap in preparation for the next expansion. The answer is … yes!

We’ll be decreasing the experience needed for levels 71-80 in patch 4.3. That’s all I have for now. 😉

Whether you love Northrend or hate it, it’s becoming more and more common to hear that Northrend is where alts go to die, even from some of us on staff here at WoW Insider. Leveling from 1 to 70 moves so quickly nowadays that the enormous leap in experience required to go from 71 to 80 is rather jarring. 71-80 may not have been a slog when we all first worked through it in Wrath of the Lich King, but that leap in XP required can certainly make it feel that way nowadays, especially when all you want to do is try a new class at the level cap.

Reducng the XP required to get through Northrend and smoothing out that leveling process will be appreciated by many, we’re sure.

Brace yourselves for what could be some of most exciting updates to the game recently with patch 4.3. Look at what’s ahead: new item storage options, cross-realm raiding, cosmetic armor skinning and your chance to battle the mighty Deathwing — from astride his back!

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