On the Length of Time Between Arena Seasons

If Season 10 ends November 15th, does that mean that patch 4.3 is necessarily a week behind?

Possibly. The length of time between seasons has varied. Using the Arena season dates from WoWWiki, we get:

  • S1-S2: 1 day.
  • S2-S3: 2 days.
  • S3-S4: 1 day.
  • S4-S5: 63 days. This period was between BC and Wrath.
  • S5-S6: 7 days.
  • S6-S7: 7 days.
  • S7-S8: 14 days. Opening of Crimson Hall wing in ICC.
  • S8-S9: 63 days. This period was between Wrath and Cataclsym.
  • S9-S10: 7 days.

The BC data doesn’t really count; it’s obviously a different kind of season transition now. The inter-expansion periods don’t count, either, because there’s such a huge gap (9 weeks!) and we’re not between expansions. So that leaves us with 4 Arena Season transitions of the modern era.

It’s correct to say that there is normally a week between Arena Seasons. Three out of four have done so, and I think it’s Blizzard’s intention to continue to only have a week between seasons.

But it’s not correct to say that there is always a week between Arena Seasons.

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3 responses to “On the Length of Time Between Arena Seasons

  1. Poneria

    My bad for phrasing it as always. :) Was trying to guess how many weeks of full 25m Firelands (vs. 10m off-night) I had left assuming earliest patch drop date, as size affects the Essences count I get for the legendary.

  2. Cynwise of Stormwind

    @pon: I was honestly curious about it when you asked. I was surprised at how long the pauses between expansions were, and I’d forgotten the whole Crimson Wing delay. Just thought I’d pass it along! :)

  3. Poneria

    @Cyn Oh, it’s appreciated! I should have looked it up myself, but I’m a lazy bum. =P