The second half of June has been pretty hopping in the World of Warcraft. Not only is Arena Season 4 finally going live today, but patch 2.4.3 is on the PTRs, and the Midsummer Fire Festival is on the live servers. On top of that, we're scant days away from Blizzard's Worldwide Invitational, and we have a mysterious splash screen that may herald a rather large announcement.

The downtime for today's Maintenance is going to be pretty extensive as well, from 3am PDT to 11am PDT, which means you'll need some reading material while you wait for those servers to come back. Once again, I am here for you, with a round-up of all the best news from the past week here on WoW Insider, organized by category.

Let's start with finding out what's going on with patch 2.4.3:

Season 4 starts today, as mentioned, and we already have quite a few articles that will help you get the most of out of the season, as well as more coming out in the next few days:

If you haven't had a chance to look into the midsummer festivities yet, we have a whole slough of guides for you to peruse:

If you're sick of hearing about Season 4 and the Midsummer Fire Festival, here's some more articles for your approval:

That's all for now, but be sure to keep it here at WoW Insider for the rest of the day and the coming weeks for even more news. We're hard at work on a guide for the new Season 4 gear. Also, we're sending people out to the Worldwide Invitational in Paris, France, so we'll have all the news that's sure to come from the developer panels and the playable WoTLK sessions.

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.

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