Old game clients are becoming incredibly rare. We archive all WoW patches with you. Join us in this effort now!

Cheaper by the Dozen

With 38 (in words: thirty-eight) updates we made it through vanilla WoW in 2004, 2005 and 2006. And those were just incremental updates released for the Windows game client. If we add full patches and versions for macOS we end up having roundabout 110 patch archives. That’s quite a lot of them!

The problem

Where we had numerous patch mirrors back then (e.g. on ui.worldofwar.net) we now have dead links and deleted downloads.

ui.WorldOfWar.net on patch 1.2.3 announcement and download

ui.WorldOfWar.net on patch 1.2.3 announcement and download

The fix

The OpenWoW team has spent the past months tirelessly and silently digging through archives, old CD-ROM disc and backups from over a decade ago and many more things which are unspeakable.

By now we (at least) managed to secure most of the patch files from the initial WoW release up to the end of WotLK. With your help we want complete this archive and provide it to the community on a CDN.

What you can do now:

  • check the following lists. Do you have one of those patches somewhere? Send it!
  • do you know how to set up CDNs? Then you can help us!

In both cases: Send an email to us. With a few minutes of your time you could help the Legacy WoW community and be their hero!

Vanilla WoW Patches

Let’s see which patches we already gathered and which ones we are missing. Please help us to fill in the gaps!

  • ✔: we have it.
  • ?: missing. Help!

Patch 1.1: World of Warcraft

Type Version (From) Version (To) Build macOS Windows
Full 1.1.2 4125

Patch 1.2: Mysteries of Maraudon

Type Version (From) Version (To) Build macOS Windows
Full 1.x 1.2.0 4149 ?
Inc. 1.2.0 1.2.1 4150 ? ?
Inc. 1.2.1 1.2.2 4196 ? ?
Full 1.x 1.2.2 4196 ?
Inc. 1.2.2 1.2.3 4211 ? ?
Full 1.x 1.2.3 4211 ?
Inc. 1.2.3 1.2.4 4211 ? ?

Patch 1.3: Ruins of the Dire Maul

Type Version (From) Version (To) Build macOS Windows
Inc. 1.2.4 1.3.0 4284 ?
Full 1.x 1.3.0 4284 ?
Inc. 1.3.0 1.3.1 4297 ?

Patch 1.4: The Call To War

Type Version (From) Version (To) Build macOS Windows
Inc. 1.3.1 1.4.0 4341 ?
Full 1.x 1.4.0 4341 ?
Inc. 1.4.0 1.4.1 4364 ?
Inc. 1.4.1 1.4.2 4375 ?

Patch 1.5: Battlegrounds

Type Version (From) Version (To) Build macOS Windows
Inc. 1.4.2 1.5.0 4442 ?
Full 1.x 1.5.0 4442 ?
Inc. 1.5.0 1.5.1 4449 ?

Patch 1.6: Assault on Blackwing Lair

Type Version (From) Version (To) Build macOS Windows
Inc. 1.5.1 1.6.0 4500 ?
Full 1.x 1.6.0 4500 ?
Inc. 1.6.0 1.6.1 4544 ?

Patch 1.7: Rise of the Blood God

Type Version (From) Version (To) Build macOS Windows
Inc. 1.6.1 1.7.0 4671 ?
Full 1.x 1.7.0 4671 ?
Inc. 1.7.0 1.7.1 4695 ?

Patch 1.8: Dragons of Nightmare

Type Version (From) Version (To) Build macOS Windows
Inc. 1.7.1 1.8.0 4735 ?
Full 1.x 1.8.0 4735 ?
Inc. 1.8.0 1.8.1 4769 ?
Inc. 1.8.1 1.8.2 4784 ?
Inc. 1.8.2 1.8.3 4807 ?
Inc. 1.8.3 1.8.4 4878 ?

Patch 1.9: The Gates of Ahn’Qiraj

Type Version (From) Version (To) Build macOS Windows
Inc. 1.8.4 1.9.0 4937 ?
Full 1.x 1.9.0 4937 ?
Inc. 1.9.0 1.9.1 4983 ?
Inc. 1.9.1 1.9.2 4996 ?
Inc. 1.9.2 1.9.3 5059 ?
Inc. 1.9.3 1.9.4 5086 ?

Patch 1.10: Storms of Azeroth

Type Version (From) Version (To) Build macOS Windows
Inc. 1.9.4 1.10.0 5195 ?
Full 1.x 1.10.0 5195 ?
Inc. 1.10.0 1.10.1 5230 ?
Inc. 1.10.1 1.10.2 5302 ?

Patch 1.11: Shadow of the Necropolis

Type Version (From) Version (To) Build macOS Windows
Inc. 1.10.2 1.11.0 5428 ?
Full 1.x 1.11.0 5428 ?
Inc. 1.11.0 1.11.1 5462 ?
Inc. 1.11.1 1.11.2 5464 ?

Patch 1.12: Drums of War

Type Version (From) Version (To) Build macOS Windows
Inc. 1.11.2 1.12.0 5595 ?
Full 1.x 1.12.0 5595
Inc. 1.12.0 1.12.1 5875
Inc. 1.12.1 1.12.2 6005 ?