Patch 5.3 will be live on Tuesday, May 21 if no incidents cause delays. It’s the official release date, and the third major content patch of Mists of Pandaria since the expansion hit stores in September 25, 2012. That’s three major content patches in a span of 8 months.

The World of Warcraft team has successfully delivered this content faster than any previous expansion, and shows the dedication and efficiency expected in future patches and expansions.

Read the entire article Preparing for Patch 5.3

Currently, we expect to release World of Warcraft Patch 5.3: Escalation next week on Tuesday, May 21!

Now that the patch is on the horizon, we’ve narrowed down some of the key things you might want to know before the big day. If you want to find out more about everything that’s coming, you can check out the latest Public Test Realm patch notes, or even download and play on the PTR itself.