The Lead Content Designer, Daelo, announced beta testers will be ready to test Cataclysm raid encounters on Sunday, October 17th. Coincidentally, a few hours ago a new patch was deployed on beta servers (62MB): the beta client build 184.108.40.20695.
Two raid encounters will be open for testing partially: Blackwing Descent and The Bastion of Twilight (high in the sky at Twilight Highlands).
Players with a flying mount can reach the throne of Nefarian high in the Blackrock Mountain to reach the portal.
We’re going to start testing a few raid encounters on all Beta servers this Sunday, October 17 at 13:00 PDT. Two encounters will be tested:
Omnitron Defense System in Blackwing Descent
Blackwing Descent is a raid zone with an entrance located along the side of Blackrock Mountain.
Since these are the beta realms, this schedule is subject to change at a moment’s notice due to bugs and server issues. More raid tests will be occurring over the next few weeks.