World of Warcraft PTR Update Increases Backpack Size With Authenticators

Blizzard has for long been unwilling to increase the size of basic backpacks in World of Warcraft. Considering that larger backpacks will eventually be obtained by players during their regular progressions, the request to increase the number of slots in the basic variant has more or less trickled down to a mere quality-of-life improvement. However, it is still one that many players hope to see in the game one day.

The Public Test Realm (PTR) has already received multiple updates in preparation for the upcoming new content. The latest one to arrive on the weekend finally increases the number of slots in the basic backpack by four. These, though, can only be obtained by players who have an Authenticator attached to their respective accounts.

“One of the things we want to do is we want to incentivise you using the authenticator and so at some future patch if you have an authenticator attached to your account, your backpack size will increase,” production director Allen Brack hinted last month at BlizzCon 2017.

For those unaware, the Authenticator is a security service from Blizzard that adds a two-factor authentication system to safeguard accounts from malicious hackers. You can either purchase a physical Authenticator device or install the iOS/Android Authenticator application for free.

There is no word on when the feature will go live for World of Warcraft but it seems likely that we will not have to wait long.

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