It's patch day! 1.9 is finally here, bringing with it a host of extras, from the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj to a paladin overhaul and the linked auction house system. While it's downloading, why not read the patch notes to whet your appetite?

European players will have to wait until tomorrow, of course, but at least we know it's on its way.

[Update: Filefront mirror for patch]

Gamestop gives Burning Crusade a release date