WoW Classic 2024 Roadmap Update: Self-Found Mode Coming Soon
During Blizzcon, the highly anticipated WoW Classic’s 2024 Roadmap was unveiled, revealing an exciting addition to the game. The roadmap now includes an official, toggleable Self-Found mode, set to be released in February 2024. This mode has just made its debut on the PTR, offering players a new and challenging gameplay experience.
What is Self-Found Mode in World of Warcraft?
Self-Found mode takes WoW’s Hardcore concept to the next level. In this mode, players are restricted from engaging in trading, using the auction house, or sending and receiving mail. To activate Self-Found mode, players must toggle it on in the character creation screen. Once enabled, a special buff icon will mark the player, indicating their dedication to this challenging playstyle and discouraging others from attempting to trade or communicate with them.
If the strict limitations of Self-Found mode become too overwhelming, players have the option to have it removed by speaking to an NPC. However, it’s important to note that once disabled, players cannot reactivate this mode, so careful consideration is advised before abandoning the self-sufficient lifestyle.
It is crucial to clarify what Self-Found mode is not. Contrary to some misconceptions, it is not the same as “Solo Self-Found.” While players cannot receive items or money from others, they can still group with fellow players to conquer challenging content. Dungeons and raids are still accessible, ensuring a comprehensive gaming experience. The only restriction imposed by this mode pertains to external assistance in the form of items or currency. Players must rely solely on their own efforts and resourcefulness to obtain rare drops or craft necessary items.
The exact release date for Self-Found mode has not yet been confirmed. However, based on previous PTR releases, it is expected to become available within the next two to three weeks, possibly by the end of February. This provides players ample time to conclude their current Hardcore runs and prepare for the launch of this even more demanding gameplay option!