WoW WotLK Classic: ICC Release Date Revealed – Prepare For Phase 4!

WoW WotLK Classic players are eagerly waiting for the Ice Crown Citadel (ICC) patch. Finally, the release date for WotLK Phase 4 has now officially been revealed by Blizzard. Here's what you need to know about WoW WotLK Patch 3.4.3.
WoW WotLK Classic: The release date of phase 4 has been confirmed – prepare for the fight against the Lich King in Ice Crown Citadel! | © Blizzard

World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King is considered one of the best WoW expansions ever, and now its Classic version is about to enter one of its most iconic phases in WoW history: The battle against the evil Lich King in Ice Crown Citadel.

Players have been grinding the latest raid, Trial of the Crusader, for many months, so they will be happy to hear that Blizzard finally announced the release date of the next big patch. Here's what you need to know.

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WoW WotLK Classic Phase 4 Release Date: Prepare To Enter ICC In Mid-October

Blizzard will release WotLK Classic patch 3.4.3. on October 10, 2023, according to an official announcement on The Icecrown Citadel patch is loaded with lore, challenges, and rewards. Here are some of the highlights that you can expect from the upcoming update:

  • Ice Crown Citadel Raid: The centerpiece of this patch is, of course, the Icecrown Citadel itself. This massive fortress stands as the last big raid dungeon of the expansion, packed with 12 boss encounters. It's where we finally get to confront the Lich King, Arthas Menethil, and bring an end to his reign of terror.
    • Be aware that ICC will not release directly on patch day, but two days later, on October 12!
  • New 5-man Dungeons: Alongside the raid, the patch introduced three new 5-man dungeons located within the Citadel. They are: The Forge of Souls, Pit of Saron, and the Halls of Reflection. Each has its own unique challenges and lore, making them a must-visit not only for loot, but also for the story.

  • Random Dungeon Finder: Not everyone will like this feature since it has proved its potential to lower social interactions, but it will definitely speed up the group finding process.
  • New Titan Rune Dungeons: As expected, WotLK's 5 man dungeons will get another level of difficulty with better loot.

Be aware that playing on patch day can often result in experiencing technical problems and even server downtimes. If you're experiencing slow download speed when preloading the patch, this guide may help you: Slow Download Speed - 8 Options To Fix It.

So gear up, gather your friends, and embark on one of WoW's most epic adventures. Happy raid!