Within less than five hours of release, a player has reached the level cap in the latest World of Warcraft expansion Battle For Azeroth. A Danish streamer and member of eSports organization Method going by the name Gingi reached level 120 late last night. 120 being the maximum level possible in Battle For Azeroth, an increase of 10 levels from the 110 max available in WoW’s previous Legion expansion.
For many this may seem an inconsequential feat, but in reality the achievement required careful planning and execution, highlighting Gingi’s high skill level. Most players have yet to even scratch the surface of what Battle For Azeroth has to offer, let alone think about maxing out their characters.
Team Method isn’t a stranger to such records. Fragnance managed to max out the Legion level cap in under 5h30mins back in August 2016. In a clear effort to outshine his teammate Gingi was eager to snatch the record for himself this time around.
Having played the beta, Gingi and a team of two other Method players sought out optimized questing routes with the intent to reach the level cap as fast as possible to establish a world first. Through a combination of this knowledge and fast-paced execution, Gingi was able to reach level 120 in an incredibly fast 4h17mins. His Method teammates, Meeres and Deepshades, leveled up soon afterwards as well.
This doesn’t signal an end to Gingi’s Battle For Azeroth antics though. The level cap opens up a whole boatload of end-game content and even more quests to complete. Unfortunately, Battle For Azeroth is touted as the MMORPG’s last expansion. For many players slow paced progression is the name of the game so as to enjoy the last morsel of content Blizzard is set to produce for what has been a genre defining title for the better part of fifteen years.