New WoW Character Models: Here’s How My 5 Characters Look Before and After the Update


The updated World of Warcraft character models went live yesterday with the release of Patch 6.0.2. Frankly, they’re fantastic, and have made taking screenshots and earning gear so much better. It’s not just the character models that have reinvigorated the visual experience of World of Warcraft, though. There are new animations, including movement and facial expressions. The game has a different look and feel as a result, while still retaining its colorful personality.

One of the first things I did upon going back to the game to enjoy the new content in 6.0.2 was look at each of my characters’ new looks. Using an option in the settings that allows myself and others to seamlessly disable or enable the new models, I took a few screenshots of before and after the update. The results are quite dramatic.

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Check out the gallery below to see each of my characters with and without the new character models enabled.

Note: View the gallery in full screen by pressing the button toward the top of the interface to see the images with higher clarity.